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Or almost constantly, I should say. I don't really understand this b/c I'm eating healthier now than I ever have before... we did recently stop eating meat, but that was a couple months ago and DS is 7.5 months old, and maybe a month or so after his birth is when I started getting sick every couple weeks or so, sometimes more sometimes less.<br><br>
Usually it's a head cold with fever or stomach-flu-type bug with fever. Always a fever. I usually let it pass, haven't seen a doc or anything, but I'm starting to get worried and my DH is missing too much work in order to come home and help with DS when I am sick. And of course I don't want to get DS sick.<br><br>
My diet is full of fruits and veggies, I get a decent amount of exercise. I get decent sleep lately, DS wakes up a couple times but I still sleep 8 or so hours. I also take a multivitamin and Emergen-C once or twice a day. We don't leave the house very often and we practice good hygiene, wash my hands all the time.<br><br>
Has anyone else gone through something like this..??
 

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I went through something kind of like you when I had my first. Seemed like it lasted about 6months. I think maybe my body was detoxing itself. Just thought I would let you know you are not alone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hmm.. I wonder about postpartum hypothyroid?<br>
Do you have any other low thyroid symptoms? Have you tried the thyroid home test by charting your temps?<br><a href="http://www.naturalfamilyinfo.com/Hypothyroid.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalfamilyinfo.com/Hypothyroid.html</a><br><br>
Other than that, you can read about natural ways to boost your immnue system here:<br><a href="http://www.naturalfamilyinfo.com/immune-system.html" target="_blank">http://www.naturalfamilyinfo.com/immune-system.html</a><br><br>
Good luck. I hope you figure it out soon. It's no fun getting sick all the time - especially w/ a wee one to care for.
 

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I would look into your zinc intake if you are frequently sick and have stopped eating meat. You can swish liquid zinc in your mouth and if it tastes bad then you are good...if it tastes like water you are deficient. Vitamin D is also important for the immune system so try and get some sun or supplement with D3/cod liver oil ect. Having a baby may have depleated your vitamin stores and therefore leaving you vulnerable to illness.<br><br>
Best wishes,<br>
Jen
 
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