As I've stated in the past, I've had a huge problem with getting sick this winter. It seems like I'm a virus magnet. Cold after cold and they say it's an infection and on antibiotics I go. I actually had an uptick in how I was feeling and was optomistic that I was pulling out of a flare or whatever I've been in (the uptick lasted over a couple weeks). Then BAM got another cold. I actually hung in there until Sunday and I got a bad, bad headache (still have) and I woke up monday with my back killing me (upper, mid and lower) my knees and elbows ached bad and my muscles...oh the pain...Night sweats back, etc. Went to the doctor, said I have fluid build-up in my ears (again) and on antibiotics I go...

Is this common with Lupus (getting ill). Seemed like when I hit remission, I had no problems with the colds, etc. Feeling really down. People at work are like..."Oh, are you sick AGAIN??"

Larz