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suze932

Autoimmune system, Prednisolone and 'flu jab

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Does anyone have any advice about whether to have a flu jab when taking steroids please? I have been put on a low dose by my local hospital, (not my normal Sclero consultant at the Royal Free ), along with iron tablets for anaemia.

 

However,I am getting conflicting reports on whether to have the jab whilst taking Prednisolone.

 

In previous winters I have always had a flu jab and have escaped contracting flu as a result

(I presume, anyway...). Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks :emoticons-group-hug: Sue

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Hi Sue,

 

I'm on 7.5 mgs of Prednisolone daily and I've had the 'flu jab for the last three winters and I've had no problems at all. I always point this out to the nurses before I have the jab, but most of them know me anyway! ;) Initially I had a problem getting the jab the first year but now I go for it every year and they've never suggested that I shouldn't have because of the steroids.

 

:emoticons-group-hug:

 

Best wishes,


Jo Frowde

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Hello Sue

 

I think that any medication should be run by your scleroderma specialist, just in case, and as steriods can cause a renal crisis in people with scleroderma I'd check with them for sure.

 

That said, like Jo, I have never heard of steroids being contraindicated in flu jabs.

 

Take care.


Amanda Thorpe

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Thanks ladies for the advice.

 

I will run it by the Royal Free rheumatologist team and, if ok, will request the jab as usual at my surgery.

 

My Raynauds is enjoying the sunny and warmer-than-normal weather but ready with the thermals for when Autumn hits in earnest. Keep warm!

Sue

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