I almost never get ill. Don't have time to get sick. There is too much to do, and so little time to complete it all.
Daily I workout, drink mostly water, gave up sweets last May, and work to get a good night's sleep. My mom taught me to wash my hands before I eat, I almost can't eat without washing my hands as an adult. During the cold months here in Texas, I avoid touching doorknobs, I use a lot of elbows and feet to open doors. I learned this technique carrying a lot of stuff as a musician.
So I rarely get sick. I do my best to not take medicine unless I'm really ill. In my mind, it would be more effective that way, and also any side effects would be minimized as well.
Having a cold this past week has been a challenge. I went home and rested and drank a lot of water and OJ and napped. Happily, I was able to get some good rest. By the end of the week, I am feeling better.
Didn't go to the doctor, it's a cold, you let it run its course, rest, drink fluids and you will get better. It has happened to all of us. I'm still glad I got a flu shot.