Patient : I'm 62. I've gotten respiratory synctitial virus 7 times in the past 5 years, and each time the cough and fatigue have lasted for many weeks - up to 6. Before this, I think I had it once as an adult, in 1978. I used to get a common cold about every 1-2 years; I have not had one in more than 6 years. I'm a little anemic but have no major health problems, and I'm not under stress. I get plenty of sleep. Why would I suddenly develop a susceptibility to this particular virus?
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.