Mechanism / Explanation for absence of cold and flu in ME / CFS sufferers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jamesmee, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. jamesmee

    jamesmee New Member

    Has anyone encountered a mechanism / explanation for why some people with ME / CFS don't get colds or flu? Or can anyone suggest one?

    I haven't experienced a cold or flu since 2013, when my ME/CFS detoriorated and reached it's current state. Before 2013 I would get colds and flu a lot and heavily. I go to work and the shops etc so I'm not housebound.

    I'm not alone in this:

    https://www.healthrising.org/forums/threads/i-get-colds-and-flu.3785/

    Perhaps my expression of ME / CFS is an immune system that is overactive, always on, and therefore works too well?
     
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