View Full Version : No colds, again, and may have found a reason

01-11-2010, 08:58 AM
I posted sometime last year regarding this but couldnt find it.

I NEVER get a cold, ever! My family can each one get a cold (5 people in the house) and I will not.

I thought this to be extra strange seeing that I would think a lupie would be the first to get one...

Well, I was at another site (that had a small group dedicated to Lupus, etc.)

This lady on there said she went through a period that she did not and could not get a cold, because - she explained that at the time her Lupus caused her immunity to go in overdrive, and she had a super-immunity.

Her immune system was killing what would be a cold,

But all the while it was attacking other organs in different ways.

Anyone experience this? I thought I was the only one until I read this ne info.

01-11-2010, 09:23 AM
Hi Luvin...

I haven't had a cold, flu or any bug for 20 years. I think you and I talked about this before..or perhaps with another. The only organ Lupus seems to want to take as his own is my stomach...

I mentioned to my new DR about the lack of the common cold or flu and she didn't seem amazed or shocked..just, oh, okay.

I also have never had any type of flu shots.

Be well,

01-11-2010, 05:03 PM
thanks Oluwa, I guess it isn't so uncommon for a Lupus patient then.

I am just glad to finally know why I never get them.

I had my gallbladder removed in October, so I guess the Lupus attacked it, I am learning something new all the time.

01-11-2010, 05:28 PM
I thought I was crazy...I tell people alll the time I never catch colds, to the point I know it can't be normal! I work in a pediatric office..I am exposed constantly and although you build immunity it still is extreme. My sister has a cold evey other month..me...never!

01-11-2010, 08:18 PM
Isn't it so strange? I mean I never thought about it then last yr suddenly it hit me! OMG I cannot get a cold!

01-17-2010, 12:47 AM
I am the opposite case. I have colds and viruses all the time. They cause flares and the vicious cycle never ends.
Doctors say that I have "severe immune deficiency" because of lupus.
My white blood cells and Lymphocytes are always low.
It looks like my Immune system is attacking my Immune system.
How ironic.

01-18-2010, 10:53 AM
I haven't gotten a cold since the suspicion of lupus arose, about a year ago, (knock on wood)

01-19-2010, 09:42 PM
Every time one of my children gets sick; I get it. I wish I could skip it. I have low lymphocytes as well. Not sure if that makes a difference. I had the H1N1 shot because I was not going to take a chance.