Following a day of feeling a bit nuts and very nauseous yesterday I was so sick in the middle of the night (just the once but that was enough! and have had the runs all night and all morning. I'm feeling fine again today (upbeat and no tummy pains or nausea). So I'm wondering if this is a tummy bug or just the exhaustion of the past few rather intense days? My GP friend said it could well be the Noro virus and this lead me to wonder - if I seem to rarely get ill re colds, flu and tummy bugs, despite having school age teens and mixing with plenty of folk with various ailments - is this because my immune system is working too well?
I think Williby asked this question sometime back but can't remember the answer. Strangely it's as if throwing up etc has got rid of all the demons that were plaguing me since last MTX dose on Tuesday. My friend thought this was funny - like I was something out of the Exorcist! She did say something about neutrophiles and MTX but I was in too much of a rush to ask her more and not certain she would have known actually or been able to explain to a non-scientist like me.
Also wondered if we are trying to get our immune systems suppressed by the DMARDs then are foods like Manuka honey undermining the effectiveness of imunosuppressants such as MTX by boosting the immune system - or claiming to at any rate?