Finally! A Cure for the Common Cold?!
December 1, 2012 § 16 Comments
So, here I am, drugged up to he eyeballs on immuno-supressant drugs (AKA prednisolone and methotrexate) and I get a cold.
Immediately I am panicked: Visions of it turning into pneumonia and me spending Christmas in hospital.
I slept for around 20 hours on day 1. Day 2 I slept for about 12 hours. Day 3 I’m better.
What on earth!
My partner, who kindly gave me the cold in the first place, is still, nearly two weeks later, coughing and spluttering with the thing. And yet, here I am, no cold, having fought it off, god knows how, because my blood tests (which I have to get regularly while on methotrexate) show, for example, my leucocytes (which fight off disease) are low.
So there you go, a cure for the common cold, immuno-suppresants..