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Old 03-09-2017, 12:23 PM
 
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Drink more orange juice. Wash your hands more frequently.
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Old 03-12-2017, 05:55 PM
 
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So I've been sick multiple times, constituting 50% of the 4 months I've been here now. Having come from Florida, a completely different climate, is this normal? Or perhaps I lack the constitution for living in New England?
An old college friend with a daughter with asthma moved from Boston down to Florida 27 years ago. Soon after moving down his daughter went off off medication and the asthma was gone. Of course not gone, just the condition was not being exacerbated by conditions.
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Old 03-12-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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I've had 3-4 bouts of the flu this year.
I'm, assuming you mean a bad cold or other upper respiratory virus? It is extremely unlikely to get influenza even twice in a year. 3-4x would be virtually impossible, statistically speaking.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:45 PM
 
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There have been some mighty viruses going around this year, not to mention dramatically changing weather. I work with a bunch of Massachusetts natives and we have all taken way more sick days this year than ever before. From the end of December until about Valentine's Day, I was spending one week sick as a dog with a cold, then a week off before getting sick again - then repeat. It was true of many of my coworkers as well.

Here I am coughing up a storm today, too, and it looks like I'm starting in on yet another cold due to the weather changing so rapidly.

Also, you may be allergic to mold. I find that I get particularly sniffly right after the snow melts when all the organic material that has been iced over starts to rot.
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Old 03-14-2017, 01:13 PM
 
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There have been some mighty viruses going around this year, not to mention dramatically changing weather. I work with a bunch of Massachusetts natives and we have all taken way more sick days this year than ever before. From the end of December until about Valentine's Day, I was spending one week sick as a dog with a cold, then a week off before getting sick again - then repeat. It was true of many of my coworkers as well.

Here I am coughing up a storm today, too, and it looks like I'm starting in on yet another cold due to the weather changing so rapidly.

Also, you may be allergic to mold. I find that I get particularly sniffly right after the snow melts when all the organic material that has been iced over starts to rot.
I've been sick for shorter and shorter durations each time. Last week my throat was scratchy at 10:30 am Monday and I knew I was screwed for the week. By Friday I was able to sleep at night, but I'm still blowing plenty out of my nose even today.

The first time I got sick, the week before Thanksgiving and I was hosed for 3 and a half weeks. The week after Thanksgiving, I went to bed right after work every day, in my clothes, and slept until a coughing fit woke me, then went back to sleep again, repeating as necessary. I had a powerful cough that left me feeling like I'd surely vomit, probably for almost 3 weeks. Fun times.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:29 PM
 
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Vitamin D Deficiency.

I have it, so do the majority of people in the Northeast/New England.
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Old 03-15-2017, 06:59 AM
 
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Be sure to have a humidifier in the bedroom
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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Drink more orange juice. Wash your hands more frequently.
And zinc.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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It's been tough year, so I don't think it's just you. I've been sick three times (two colds, one norovirus) and my wife has been sick four (she got the flu as well) since Xmas. I rarely get sick, either. This is the most times I've ever been sick in a winter (I'm 36).

I'm a fan of rigorous exercise; even just a regular, very fast three-mile walk can help the immune system.
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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There have been some mighty viruses going around this year, not to mention dramatically changing weather. I work with a bunch of Massachusetts natives and we have all taken way more sick days this year than ever before. From the end of December until about Valentine's Day, I was spending one week sick as a dog with a cold, then a week off before getting sick again - then repeat. It was true of many of my coworkers as well.
Agreed. This year has been one of the worst in a while for nasty colds. I spent most of January sick with a nasty upper respiratory virus that just hung on forever. I coughed for a month afterwards. I tend to do better with regular exercise, which strengthens my immune system and allows me to fight the colds off better.
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