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Old 02-11-2019, 11:34 PM
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I’m healthy occasionally have gotten a cold in the past 20 years. Nothing that’s going to stop me, I don’t understand how people around me get the flu atleast once a year?
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:02 AM
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I know a few women that are sick ALL of the time.
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Flu shot for me every year, been lucky so far. I try and wait until late Oct or early Nov before receiving.
Live in the South so usually doesn’t peak until about now.
Occasional cold, but not often and short lived.
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Everyone is different.

my friend has a super immune system - never sick, but his body makes some rare type of cholesterol that will kill him dead fast. He would rather get colds... but he gets bypasses.
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Luckily, my answer is no.

I played outside as a kid, bit my fingernails, washed my hands twice a week, and changed my siblings diapers (I'm 9 yrs older than the next youngest).

I wonder if we are becoming sicker as a society because kids don't go outside anymore? They sit in front of a TV and don't share controllers. No exposure. I got the flu once, in 1976 and I'm sure I've had a cold or 2 during my 54 yrs but I don't remember when the last one was. I've never missed a day of work due to (my own) sickness.
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:06 AM
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Luckily, my answer is no.

I played outside as a kid, bit my fingernails, washed my hands twice a week, and changed my siblings diapers (I'm 9 yrs older than the next youngest).

I wonder if we are becoming sicker as a society because kids don't go outside anymore? They sit in front of a TV and don't share controllers. No exposure. I got the flu once, in 1976 and I'm sure I've had a cold or 2 during my 54 yrs but I don't remember when the last one was. I've never missed a day of work due to (my own) sickness.
There might actually be something to this, im not trying to say the good old days were better, but for sure we were less sick when we were kids, think the 1970s and 1980s, we had limited TV channels, no computers or mobile phones, we got dirty, we had iron clad immune systems, I knew only one person who had asthma, no drugs for disobedience, we fought, no one was sued, we broke bones and could always count on your mates to sign your cast, got stitches, a lot of stitches and scars were cool, we built forts, threw things at each other and make home made nunchucks and pretended we were Bruce Lee, we spent the least amount of time actually in the house, fixing something with dad was cool. Sure we all had the childhood things, measles, chickenpox etc. However knowing two people, one adult and one child who had meningitis, the child nearly died, I would never wish that on anyone or any parent. Apart from the lack of activity, times have changed, more obsessed with hygiene, there is a drug for everything so you become resistant to them, parents both have to work so less hours dedicated to children. I grew up with 6 brothers, I'm the oldest, if you weren't dying of fever, bleeding to death or had your spleen hanging out your body, you went to school. You were expected to do chores, mow lawns, wash cars. I am not sure the cause, but it seems a lot of people take time off work for the least things, apparently a lot of places, HR or health and safety stop you going to work if youīre even slightly ill.

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With a toddler in daycare, I'm now at about 80% perpetually.

Prior, I got a cold maybe once a year at most. As a kid I only missed maybe 5 days of school total due to a fever or whatever. My hobbies were riding dirt bikes, playing in the creek with my dog, and building model houses from scrap wood laying around my dad's jobsite.

I was always cut up and bruised, but never sick. I truly believe that's why so many folks today are allergic to everything...especially kids who sit in front of a screen all night.
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Originally Posted by Petemurph View Post
Iím healthy occasionally have gotten a cold in the past 20 years. Nothing thatís going to stop me, I donít understand how people around me get the flu atleast once a year?
Knock on wood! I couldn't remember the last time I was sick until last Friday when I caught my wife's cold. Today is the first day I feel somewhat normal again.
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We are not getting sick more, take a look at the facts over the past 100 years or so, the decrease in illnesses is dramatic with many once common major diseases virtually eliminated: smallpox, measles, chicken pox, polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis and so on... and huge decreases in death form influenza and pneumonia.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:17 AM
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I used to work with 2 vegetarians that seemed to get every illness known to mankind. We used to rag them about eating a eak every now and then so they would be so weak and puny.
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I got sick a few times a year in my early 20s. My mom was quick to rush me to the dr as a kid and throw me on antibiotics. Somewhere in my early 20s I began thinking I was pretty much immune to all of the common a/b's out there. I got sick quite a bit for a couple years after realizing this, but didn't go to the doctor for meds every time; then from about 24-30 never had a cold.

....then I had a kid.... all bets are off with a kid.
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Don't touch your face and always wash your hands before you eat. Two rules my parents taught me and I almost never get sick.
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I never get sick, plenty of people I know do every year or more often

Common theme: they don't work out, the smoke/drink more than they should, eat like shit.

Can't speak to this but hygiene is the other main factor.

High-Stress Jobs/Family (Working out helps with this)

If you don't take care of your body how do expect it to take care of you?

One Exception is when kids go to day care/school for the first time. We were all sick for 6 months, you can't help touching your kids and they are disgusting little vermin. Love em though.
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We have a 3 1/2yo in daycare. Iíve never been more sick in my life these past two years.

We had nanny for the first two years but didnít prevent me from getting hand foot mouth a few days after her one year check up. On my ass for 4 days praying for death. Drís offices have more germs than any other place.

I Just started feeling better from two weeks ago and now I feel im
coming down with something else.

I used to to get sick every once in a while when younger but always because I was burning the candle at both ends till exhaustion.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:11 AM
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Alcohol kills germs!
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Petemurph View Post
Iím healthy occasionally have gotten a cold in the past 20 years. Nothing thatís going to stop me, I donít understand how people around me get the flu atleast once a year?
This is me. I've been sick in Jan or Feb for the last 4-5 years.
No flu shots for me, I don't take any meds but am around groups of people all of the time.
This year the crud has been hanging around for a couple of weeks now. Hate it!
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Started taking 1000iu of Vitamin D every day a few years ago on advice of my doc and have noticed a significant reduction in colds and flu.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:58 AM
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I get sick once a year. Right around the holidays due to stress, traveling on planes, cold weather and dry air.
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Flu shot every year. Last year caught a stomach virus and thought I was literally going to die. Threw up so much that I became dehydrated. Started having chest pains, hand and feet were completely numb. All because I was severely dehydrated. Have migraines almost daily which I triggered by sinus’ ( have had 2 corrective surgeries so far), getting hot and by cold fronts. Other than that, extremely healthy.
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I get a flu shot every October

Any time I start feeling sick:
- tons of clear fluids (water) 8-16+ oz per hour, if feeling dehydrated then a pedialyte
- ZERO sugar NO OJ etc
- 5000 IU Vitamin D 1x\per day
- 30mg of ZINC 1-2x\day WITH food (some times makes me feel meh for 30 mins after taking, especially without food)
- Emergen-c Vitamin C packets (1-4x per day)

It seems to nip whatever it is in the bud. I prophylactically take before commercial airplane flights, being in tight spaces with others, etc, and continue at least one day after

I wash hands / use purell often. Do not touch door handles, other common things (i.e. ATM buttons), shaking hands I wash or purell immediately after. Anyone that looks sick or is coughing or sneezing I stay the fuck away from

I'll also take a Nyquil SEVERE or Benadryl for a good nights sleep if I am feeling run down or starting to get sick as well as go to the gym to do some good cardio/sweat it out

I used to get sick big time 1-2x per year (usually in Jan/July like clockwork) and I havent gotten really sick in a few years since I started following the above
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