No cold or flu for years

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I don't know if anyone has had this experience or not, but I have not had a cold reality the flu for, gosh, like 4 years now. While I feel blessed for this, it's highly unusual for me. I was always known to get some form of a cold or flu every fall and spring - whether r not I got the flu shot. I'm concerned because the last 3 years I've had other problems. I have something wrong with every system in my body and no doctor has come up with an answer. Does anyone have any idea what's wrong, why I dont get sick?

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    You are one of the lucky ones who has probably developed immunity to many of the viruses you have come into contact with, in the last 4 years.  Dont get complacent though. You may still meet the virus to which you are not immune. Its essential to have that yearly flu jab.


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    Hi PhantomO

    i am 70 now but when i was 25 i had what was called Asian Flu ! at that time it took me to bed for three days i lost three days of my life whoosha! but like you i don't seem to have had many colds i have never had flu since if i get a cold its always a head cold runny nose and cough.

    i not happy to take drugs of any kind and thus i would never have a flu vaccine but there is a programme for 70 year old to have the pneumonia and shingles vaccine which i think the pneumonia to be very worthwhile the shingle im not sure? because when i was small say 6/8 years old i remember my mom telling her friend one day that i had shingle mumps chicken pox one after another and she was taking me to have sun-ray treatment which was very strange i sat in front of red lamp with just a little piece of cloth like pants.

    i have never had anything other than those thing wrong with  me and i have survived grandchildren's pox measles etc so i do wander about the shingles vaccine ?    however my husband has had reactions from the chickenpox virus from the grandchildren, he had shingles and on another occasion a very itchy skin rash from his waist down which the specialist took a biopsy and was linked to shingles so he will definitely have it when the shingle vaccine when he reaches 70

    it may we just come from good genes 

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      They say that shingles can attack us in adulthood at anytime. I was recommended to get that vaccine a couple years ago but I've kept forgetting to get it. Yes, as a child and even into my 20’s I was always sick, then in my 30's I always got sick in the fall and spring. Now that I'm 46 I haven't been sick. A blessing to be sure but I can't help but wonder if it has anything to do with my current health dilemmas. I have something wrong with everything system in my body. Most notably pain, weakness, fatigue and unintentional weight gain which is getting worse. My skin lesions were healing but now they seem to be getting worse again.

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