For those of us with auto immune conditions , such as Lupus, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and CFS/ME (to name a few), we know all too well how easy it is to catch everything that is making the rounds.
From colds and flu , to sore throats and norovirus…And if you have children in your life, many of us have ‘the never ending bug’ that circulates around the house for weeks…and months. It is imperative to be prepared! Obviously, being unwell sucks big time. But when you are in chronic pain and have auto immune conditions, where you are most likely exhausted already, things like coughing, sneezing, throwing up (you get the picture) just makes everything worse…not to mention the fact that the illnesses tend to last much longer, turn into nasty chest, ear and throat infections – and for many of us we go into a flare up. (I am typing this as the 3yr old that is in our life has a bad chest cold and has just patted (and sneezed) on the cat that is currently on my chest giving me lots of love (and probably the cold). That is, unless I fight it – which […]