So before I got pregnant I didnt have the perfect immune system but I was pretty healthy...Now here it is almost 3 years later and my immune system just seems like its shot. DD is just now 2 years old and before I got pregnant I had a total of 3 cold sores my entire life...Once I became pregnant things slowly started to decline, Ive just had weird health issues and have had like 7 cold sores since being pregnant..like everything triggers them now, my immune system just cant seem to supress them..im tired all the time and ive tried taking countless vitamins. I did lose alot of blood after having her so I was anemic but they gave me iron and after 2 months my levels were back up just fine and ive had blood work and stuff and everything is fine. The doctor just said that most of the time after having children your body never regains its full level of health that it had before pregnancy, and that your immune system just isnt as strong. He also told me breast feeding can take a toll and I breastfed for a full 12 months..which by the end of it I was doing really bad, I couldnt keep my weight up to supply the milk and I was just never hungry..in part because my DH was on his first deployment and that was super stressful so I wasnt at full capacity to begin with. I also had really bad food poisoning towards the end of breastfeeding so im sure that didnt help either
In any case I just wish there was something I could do to get my immune system back to where it was..any other moms have this issue??
This winter my immune system has been horrible. I have gotten sick over and over. I just posted a question about it, and got some great advice. Here's a link: http://www.cafemom.com/answers/696873/What_do_you_do_to_boost_your_immune_system
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:29 PM on Jan. 8, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 6:47 PM on Jan. 8, 2011
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Answer by angelachristine at 6:44 PM on Jan. 10, 2011