(Closed) How often do you get sick?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How often do you get sick with colds/flus/minor infections
    Every few weeks : (4 votes)
    5 %
    every few months : (15 votes)
    19 %
    About once or twice a year : (41 votes)
    53 %
    i rarely get sick, can barely remember the last time : (18 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 2
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    9581 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    shazzshazshz:  I barely get sick. Are you sure you eat healthy? Do you eat mostly veggies and fruits? Some whole grains, healthy fats, minimal meats, little added sugar? Are you taking vitamins and herbal immunity supplements and washing your hands a lot? I’d look into a diet for immunity building, it’s no good to be sick all the time! 

    Post # 3
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    15002 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Really rarely.  Maybe once a year.  Last time was Feb last year, which I remember cause it was the day before a 28 hr flight to Taiwan.  And before that was thanksgiving 2013.

    Post # 4
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    7897 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I get sick about twice a year. Usually one cold and one bout of stomach flu.

    Post # 5
    Member
    80 posts
    Worker bee

    I hardly even get ill now- one of the perks of working with kids.

    Post # 6
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    5153 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I work with kids so I feel like I have a pretty good immune system at this point. If I do get sick, I get REALLY sick. I’d say I get a cold maybe 1-3 times a year. I don’t get any of that other stuff. Flu, bronchitis, etc. Never had any of it. 

    Post # 7
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    1550 posts
    Bumble bee

    I get ill all the time (every month) but I have various other health problems that make it more common. Whats normal to some is different to another depending on your genetic history and your upbringing. Children that grow up with pets/ dirt/ other children etc have better immune systems as adults as they are exposed to alot while their immune systems are developing. My Fiance never gets ill even though we eat the same foods and are exposed to the same illnesses. He grew up in the countryside with brothers and dogs. I grew up in the city, an only child obsessed with being clean. 

    Post # 8
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    1497 posts
    Bumble bee

    A few years ago it felt like I caught every single thing going around. Then I went two years without a single cold. I had my first cold in years about a month ago. I think it has to do with the fact I’m no longer taking the bus to work, so I’m not exposed to as many germs. 

    Post # 9
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    330 posts
    Helper bee

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    shazzshazshz:  I get a cold about twice a year now. I don’t have the strongest immune system and I used to get sick all the time when I was in college. Once I became vigilant about washing my hands (I’m kind of a germophobe), it decreased a ton. 

    Post # 10
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    14492 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Missed work kind of sick? Haven’t been sick like that in twenty plus years, even then I can only name one time. Colds, maybe once every few years but they are usually light and over in a few days at worst. Darling Husband gets sick easily and he’s always pissed at me because I’ll kiss him like normal, sleep next to him, and baby him through it and I never catch what he’s caught. I have bad sleep habits and don’t have the best diet yet still don’t get sick. I bewildered him. They thought was contagiously ill over Thanksgiving a few years ago, turned out to be allergies. 

    Post # 11
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    1386 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I rarely get sick and I’m a teacher! I get laryngitis when I have an allergy attack, but that’s usually only in the fall. I haven’t had the flu in 10+ years. I actually had my first cold this past spring – previously it had been several years. I always joke that I have a “healthy constitution”. Not sure what it is – I’ll have kids and teachers wheezing and coughling and sneezing all over me, but I don’t catch a thing. 

     

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I used to get sick several times a year. That was when I lived in garbage like cookies, ice cream and pizza. I changed my eating to all real foods and haven’t been sick in years. 

    Post # 13
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    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I catch a cold about once a year and sometimes (rarely) twice. Has this been an unusual amount of times being sick for you?

    Post # 14
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    9398 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I get some variant of the common cold for a few days every year (ish). I say variant because sometimes I don’t go through the whole cycle and just seem to have a sore throat for a few days and then I’m back to normal.

    About 5 years ago I got a terrible flu where I felt like I was dying, but fortunately haven’t gotten one since (whether by coincidence or not, that was the one year I didn’t get a flu shot so I’ve been making sure to get one ever since — I know some people don’t believe in them, but for me, it’s been fine). 

    Post # 15
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    11423 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Since you say you eat well, it could be stress or just a less than stellar immune system. Everyone is different. hope you feel better soon. 

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