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Hi, new member here. Im 28 and was diagnosed with RA in 2011. Since then i've only had the flu 2 times which was in january/july 2012. I am on methotrexate and take 20mg once a week. Im wondering why i don't get sick anymore? Don't get me wrong i certainly don't need the flu in my life, have enough with the RA but I've read that getting the usual cold every now and then is good health as it shows that your body and immune system is working properly to fight off infections. I am not overly hygenic just do the normal usual hygiene/cleaning requirements a human being should do on daily basis. Reason why i mention hygiene is because i also read that OCD hygiene helps some people to not get sick. But in my case everybody around me and family gets sick and i could be around them coughing and sneezing and throwing germs around to compromise my immunity and i just don't get anything. I also had a 2nd degree burn last year on my arm and surgeons were concerned i would get an infection easily because of my RA and methotrxate so they did skin graft surgery in a matter of 2days. After that burn surgeons were impressed everything healed nicely and fast. Im not complaining and i do see it as a blessing, but my curiosity just won't leave me alone, why have I become "immune" to the flu? ??
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