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#1 barefut

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:29 AM

How many get flu shots?

Any side effects?

Doc says get one, never had one.....I'm afraid it will GIVE me the flu, happens to my grandma every time.

#2 janey

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:38 AM

Barefut,
I never got a flu shot until I went on immunosuppresants. Now I get one every year. It does NOT give me the flu.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:42 AM

I get a flu shot every year and it has never made me sick. At first I got one because I worked with kids and now I get one because my immune system is so low. I get one in dialysis every year. I was told after my kidney transplant even my husband should get one. I know there is a lot of controversy about vaccines but I haven't been sick since I received the shots. I think they are worth it.
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Posted 26 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

I get one yearly

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#5 mojoy4life

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 12:38 PM

I get one every year as well rather be safe than sorry!! Terry

#6 Sherion

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 01:19 PM

It looks like I'm going to be the oddball in the group. I no longer get flu shots. I've had two in the past and both times I was sick the entire winter. It's going to take a lot of persuasion to get me to even consider it again. That's just me, I've always been a bit "different" lol lol Sherion

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:28 PM

I get one every year. Never had any problems.
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#8 Judy Devlin

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:47 PM

I get a flu shot every year. They don't make me sick. I also highly recommend the pneumonia shot which is good for about 5-7 years. That was recommended by my rheumatologist and gastroenterologist because of acid reflux going into the lungs now and then. That is brutal- very painful when it happens and can cause chronic bronchitis and lung infections.
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:30 AM

I'm with Sherion. I do not get a flu shot anymore. I used to but have stopped and have have the same results without the flu shot. I think this is an individual thing and all of our bodies are different.

Good Luck!!

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#10 Sarahp

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 12:52 AM

I get a flu shot every year. I feel fine afterwards and do not get the flu. I will be getting one tomorrow.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 03:15 AM

I have been getting the flu shot and pnemonia shot every year since I have been diagnosed, my rheumatologist insists on it. I have never had any side effects from them, nor have I had the flu or pnemonia since I have been getting them, I think we are react differently, I know of people that say they have gotten sick from them. What does your rheumatologist advise? Good luck, Sally

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 04:03 AM

I've gotten the flu shot for the past 3 years and a pnuemonia shot, haven't had any trouble yet!

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#13 Peggy3007

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:16 AM

I get a flu shot every year and have never had any reactions nor have I had the flu. I've had two pneumonia shots and had a reaction to the second one. My are swelled up like a balloon. :o

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 01:54 PM

I stopped getting flu shots 4 months after my diagnosis. After getting a flu shot one time, I got the flu two weeks later and it turned into pneumonia. Allergic reaction for me outweighed a flu shot. It depends on the immune system of each individual. Just take precautions is all that I can say. And talk it over with your doctor.

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#15 Dee

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 02:16 PM

At my doctor's insistance, I've had a flu shot every year for eight years and never had any negative reaction. Neither have I had the flu.

I've also had pneumonia shots with the same positive results.

Dee