Anyone had this years flu shots?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Bambi, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    Hi,
    I'm sorry I haven't put in a background about myself. I didn't see when I signed on where to do it. Must have been more
    "foggy" than usual. Would appreciate advice on where to go do it now.

    My question is, has anyone taken the flu
    shots yet this year. My doctor advises them early for me since I have FM and severe Chronic Asthma. I just received a
    "WAIT..STOP" email from my cousin who has a huge email network. She said she is getting scores of emails from people with
    CFS,MS,FM,RA etc. saying they got the flu
    shots and spent an average of 10 days in
    bed with severe symptoms with their pain
    etc.. I have taken the shots for several
    years now as has my husband and daughter
    and husband, with NO side effects. If this years batch is different in some way
    or causing reactions like my cousin says
    I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting prewarning. Anyone who has had the shot and had good or bad results this year, pplease respond! Thank you and I will appreciate knowing how to add my background to my registration also. Love,
    Bambi
  2. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    Hi,
    I'm sorry I haven't put in a background about myself. I didn't see when I signed on where to do it. Must have been more
    "foggy" than usual. Would appreciate advice on where to go do it now.

    My question is, has anyone taken the flu
    shots yet this year. My doctor advises them early for me since I have FM and severe Chronic Asthma. I just received a
    "WAIT..STOP" email from my cousin who has a huge email network. She said she is getting scores of emails from people with
    CFS,MS,FM,RA etc. saying they got the flu
    shots and spent an average of 10 days in
    bed with severe symptoms with their pain
    etc.. I have taken the shots for several
    years now as has my husband and daughter
    and husband, with NO side effects. If this years batch is different in some way
    or causing reactions like my cousin says
    I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting prewarning. Anyone who has had the shot and had good or bad results this year, pplease respond! Thank you and I will appreciate knowing how to add my background to my registration also. Love,
    Bambi
  3. kadywill

    kadywill New Member

    I literally nearly died when I didn't take it one year. I feel a little yuckky when I take it, but it is NOTHING like the REAL flu!!!! I work in the healthcare profession and my doc won't consider letting me get by without this injection!!
    Love and health,
    Kady
  4. karen55

    karen55 New Member

    this year, but planning on getting it, hopefully this week. I've never suffered any ill effects from the flu shot and I've been taking it for about 6 years. I have asthma too, and my Drs recommend it.
  5. garlinbarb

    garlinbarb New Member

    My arm was a little sore is all. Should we take the pneumonia shot too?

    Barb
  6. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    Thanks for the responses! My husband
    and I have taken them every year and had no bad results but I wanted to
    see if this year something might be
    different. I know they are having
    infants take them for the first time
    also so I wouldn't think they'd be too bad. Thank you for how to do my
    bio too! I don't know about the
    Pneumonia shot but my doctor says to
    wait until I'm at least 60 since you
    supposedly can only take it once in
    your lifetime. I do appreciate all the help!
    Love and hugs, Bambi
  7. tedebear

    tedebear New Member

    Don't know if the vomiting for the past 18 hrs. is related to the shot or something else. Feel like there is nothing left in my stomach. I've gotten them before and each and every time I get sick. May not work for me, but it doesn't mean you'll get a reaction.
    Soft hugs.
  8. Kathryn

    Kathryn New Member

    I almost always get a mild reaction to flu shots. Did not get one last year, but my doctor recommended the pneumonia shot since I smoke. I got no reaction at all to that one. I don't plan to get a flu shot this year either. My husband is down right now with some gawdawful virus that I suspect is the flu. I seem to have some sort of natural immunity to most viruses, so (knock gently on wooden head) I am hoping that I won't get it.
    Kathryn
  9. kay

    kay New Member

    I DONT take the flu shots anymore. DONT trust what the government puts in them. If they can get us, with chemtrails, and all the other things that we DONT know about, just think what they can do to us with a shots!!!!!!
  10. lucky

    lucky New Member

    I have decided not to take the flue shot after reading quite a few messages of members on the board. The reason, I had one flu shot many years ago and was sick all winter long and have the feeling that the shot, although not being the onset for CFS/FMS, contributed to the illness substantially. My doctor is trying to convince me that the newer vaccines are a lot safer, but I am scared and will continue running when I hear somebody sneeze or cough. Good luck, and I wish you well, Lucky
  11. Annette2

    Annette2 New Member

    Yes, I got a flu shot a few weeks ago. To tell you the truth, after I got it I forgot about it. No pain, no side effects, it was great! I'll do anything to keep from getting the flu - it's bad enough to hav pain from FMS - don't need it from the flu. I never have side effects from the injection!

    Anentte2
  12. ohmyaching

    ohmyaching New Member

    I didn't want the flu shot, but had been considering getting the pneumonia shot. With my doctors urging I finally gave in this year and got one. I believe they are supposed to be good for ten years. My doctor wanted me to also have the flu shot, but I'm leery of the side effects.
    The only effects from the pneumonia shot were a slightly sore arm and tiredness.[This Message was Edited on 11/12/2002]
  13. clueless

    clueless New Member

    My husband and I had the flu shots and no reaction. I would`nt dare go without it as I get deathly sick when I get the flu and now with my health problems I honestly don`t think my body would stand a bout of flu. Much better "safe than sorry." Luck to you!
  14. toots2

    toots2 New Member

    Have had flu shots and never a problem for me. Thanks for mentioning this anyway. Toots
  15. grannycfs

    grannycfs Member

    Just had a flu shot last week and except for a sore spot on my arm for a few days, I didn't have a problem at all. My specialist, Dr. Lapp, says that those folks who are severely ill with CFIDS and have a compromised immune system are those folks who probably should have the flu shot.

    However, he goes on to say that, if you have moderate reaction such as a day or so of down time, that may be better than getting the flu and being sick for weeks and weeks, which may subsequently put one into a serious CFIDS relapse.
  16. Bambi

    Bambi New Member

    I really appreciate the feedback on
    my question. We have not had a
    reaction since they stopped using the live virus but hearing bad reports on
    this year I was concerned. I guess we
    will just cross our eyes (fingers
    hurt! lol!) and take them. I know what the flu itself does to me and
    I agree that the old bod probably could not take it again. Kay, I hear
    you! Just watched most alarming show
    on CSpan last week about live Polio
    vaccines, Anthrax etc. and it is very
    thought provoking..the unknown testing we have undergone in many cases. You don't know what to do but I guess sometimes we have to just have faith in our higher power and hope for the best.Love to all, Bambi
  17. pspatnode

    pspatnode New Member

    I have had this years flu shot with no side effects at all. My arm wasn't even sore! I have fibro and CFS and quite often I do get some sort of reaction.
  18. BethM

    BethM New Member

    my arm is sore, and I am a little fibro-y today and was a little yesterday, but I am also PMS-ing and that will trigger the fibro, too. So, I don't know which is the culprit. Nothing bad enough to need to stay home, I am at work, but my energy is not up to par at all. I am a school nurse on a busy high school campus, so I am one of those people with high exposure rates to illnesses. I don't seem to pick up much of what the students bring to me, though. I think I'm just too stubborn. Then again, it's hard to differentiate between being sick and fibro-ing sometimes, too.

    Best of luck with your decision!
    Peace,
    Beth.
  19. karen55

    karen55 New Member

    It reminded me I still need to get mine, so I made an appointment to get it next Monday. The worst thing I ever noticed in the past was a very sore arm for a few days, but I'd rather that than have the flu now. I was just dx with asthma 3 years ago and am terrified of catching the flu now. I also had the pneumonia vaccine last year too.