Ever get sick when you haven't even left the house?

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Ever get sick when you haven't even left the house?

Nazaress Nazaress
This just happened to me. I'm a hermit and I never leave the house. Like, literally. I'm lucky to see the outside once a week, if not longer than that. My boyfriend and I don't have a lot of money and I can't drive so we don't go anywhere often. He's the only one who leaves the house and that's when he has work and school. ANYWAY, so I haven't left the house but I still somehow got sick! I'm so mad. My head feels terrible, my throat is scratchy, I'm sneezing and coughing, etc. Blech.

So have you ever gotten sick, even though you never left the house? Or at the very least, were barely outside?
03/05/2012
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Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Nazaress
This just happened to me. I'm a hermit and I never leave the house. Like, literally. I'm lucky to see the outside once a week, if not longer than that. My boyfriend and I don't have a lot of money and I can't drive so we don't go ...
OH ya I have had problems with anxiety for many years and only now do I actually leave the house but I always caught whatever cold was going around town. My Dr. explained that because I don't go out and get small doses of the cold and flu germs we tend to get only the bad ones that are strong enough to last long enough to be brought home by Sigel. Now that I am out and about more often I do find that I am sick less often and the illnesses seem to be less severe.
03/05/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
OH ya I have had problems with anxiety for many years and only now do I actually leave the house but I always caught whatever cold was going around town. My Dr. explained that because I don't go out and get small doses of the cold and flu germs ...
Huh. Really? Maybe that's why I get sick so often and that when I am sick, it's always bad and lasts a long time. But the outside is so scary! Lol. But no, seriously. I'm not even too depressed about not going outside. It's really not my thing.
03/05/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I used to have pretty bad agoraphobia and didn't leave the house unless I needed to. I still got sick. Fairly often at that.
03/05/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
From what I've heard, it's being inside with "stale" air that seems to do it the most. It's not necessarily the cold weather that makes people sick in the winter, it's spending more time indoors.

That being said, yes, I've still managed to get sick even when not really leaving the house at all.
03/06/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I agree with what Sam says. Maybe you need a humidifier or air purifier or something that helps the air.
03/06/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by unfulfilled
I agree with what Sam says. Maybe you need a humidifier or air purifier or something that helps the air.
That's a good idea. Just be sure not to use a humidifier in the summer, if you live in an area that is humid in the summer. Mold and mildew can grow in your vents, carpets etc. But, in the middle of winter, most houses are so dry that a humidifier and an air purifier is really helpful.
03/06/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Jul!a
From what I've heard, it's being inside with "stale" air that seems to do it the most. It's not necessarily the cold weather that makes people sick in the winter, it's spending more time indoors.

That being said, ...
Agree

Also, I get sinusy when the pressure changes too. If a low pressure system comes through, my head starts leaking out my nose.
03/06/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
Thanks, guys, for the information. I think we have a humidifier. I'll take that into consideration.
03/07/2012
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