Hi, Im 18, and im a hard working athlete (basketball). i have a good diet, i take multivitamins especially vitamin C, and get a good amount of sleep 6-8 hours on average. regardless of this i have been getting sick 5+ times a year on average. this has been happening for 3 years no ( always during the winter season), and most times i end up taking antibiotics. Also whenever i get sick it is always in the tonsils or the throat.