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Peppercorns

452d

does anyone else find it takes them longer to get over an illness than other people because your energy still has to go into managing your everyday symptoms? I've currently got a cold and my work colleagues don't seem to understand why it's hitting me so hard!

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    • Zebragirl

      346d

      Yes. Sicknesses never used to hit me very hard. Now it's really rough

    • Zebragirl

      346d

      Yes. Sicknesses never used to hit me very hard. Now it's really rough

    • Peppercorns

      360d

      It's 3 months later but update it wasn't a cold it was a chest infection! I was so used to my normal symptoms that I didn't realise how bad it was!

    • 100Percent_K

      452d

      Chronic illness can effect the immune system due to the strain it puts on the body, so that’s usually why it takes longer. I know I always take at least twice as long to recover from acute issues

    • Anura

      452d

      Yes, I feel the same way. I tend to also end up with a secondary infection after I have a cold, like bronchitis or sinusitis. I suspect it's because I have respiratory symptoms already but I'm not sure

    • goblin49

      452d

      I deal with this too. I always say it takes me double the time to feel better than a normal healthy person!

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