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Post Polio and the common cold

ellebelle Member Posts: 3 Listener
Postpolio people. Wondering if anyone else has trouble coping with the common cold.   I'm sure they weren't such a big deal before PPS struck. Feel such a wuss but muscles feel like rocks and although I know it's just a cold, feels more like flu.


  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ellebelle
    Welcome to the community! Sorry to hear you're not well :(  I am sure there are a few members with PPS who will get in contact with you soon. Hope you feel better soon! :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    Hi @ellebelle,

    How are you feeling? I hope you're feeling a bit better.

    Have you spoken to your GP about this and asked for some advice?
  • ellebelle
    ellebelle Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi.  I gave up years ago asking for advice from GPs re problems with PPS.   They have had no training in this field because there aren't too many of us left.  I do feel slightly better today, thanks for asking.
  • exdvr
    exdvr Member Posts: 331 Pioneering

    Hi @ellebelle,      I too have PPS but have never made a connection with the common cold or even with a severe bout of flu last year. Maybe we're just getting older!

     Good point that most [99.5% at least] of our GPs have no knowledge of polio. That was made clear to me about 5 years ago when hospitalized with a totally unconnected condition....a very young Asian trainee doctor picked up that I had had polio in 1950.  Our local specialists simply hadn't a clue.

    Hope you get well soon. 

    Best wishes.


  • ellebelle
    ellebelle Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you.  I saw a neurologist a few years back and he told me he had only had a half day training on pps. 


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