I remember this being discussed before, but couldn't find a thread on it. Two times I have caught a cold during the last four years, two years ago and yesterday. Both times I basically felt cured from my typical CFS symptoms (constant anxiety, brainfog, insomnia, peripheral neuropathy, cold hands and feet). My energy and thinking is back to where it used to be, I feel social and basically every symptom is reduced. It's a much more powerful "healing" than what any supplement can provide me. If I had to choose between having this mild CFS/ME and a constant mild cold, I would probably choose the latter. While this cold does have some annoying effects (sore muscles, slight fever, mucus build-up) and would also limit my exercise ability, it still allows me to think and feel normal. Maybe this is a mechanism that should be looked more into in general, because if my body has the ability to heal most symptoms within 24 hours, then it suggests to me not much permanent damage has been done by this disease yet. Maybe CFS could be treated by targeting some of these immune system mechanisms directly, it's something I'll try to read more about now while my brainfog is temporarily cured.