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Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.
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I think I have the beginning of a common cold. Now I wonder, should I cure it while it is still very mild, or should I do nothing, let it be and see if my CFS will get better. Ludicrous decisions, sigh. I rarely get any cold.
I started noticing my ME/CFS symptoms fade around 24 hours after feeling the first symptoms of a cold, so at least in my case the response was pretty quick. Don't think it's worth waiting too much longer than that. Also the curative effect seems to depend a bit on the type and strength of the chronic infection. I once noticed a similar benefit from food poisoning, but other times in the past a minor cold haven't always triggered clear benefits. Hope you get "lucky" and get to enjoy normality for a while.