Flu Shot Question??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by KathiM, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. KathiM

    KathiM New Member

    Just wondering how many of you have gotten a flu shot and if you had any set back after getting it.
    My Dr talked me into one this year, my first flu shot, and it seems I have gotten worse since then with the muscle pain and overall "bad" feeling??

  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    This has recently been discussed a lot. Use the search feature here and type in flu shot and it should bring up all the posts, both pro and con, about getting flu shots.

    Personally, I will not get them. I've had bad reactions to them and I'm not allergic to eggs.

    Love, Mikie
  3. sybil

    sybil New Member

    with no problems.
    last year was my first flu jab since i was DX'd with cfs/fms.

    it made me really ill for over 2 weeks.
    but some people on here have had them with no problem.
    it is an individual thing i suppose,

  4. camelgirl

    camelgirl New Member

    i get one every year and haven't really ever noticed any adverse effects from it:)
    peace, camelgirl
  5. kerrymygirl

    kerrymygirl New Member

    I have had flu shots with no reaction, but have gotten them and becane ill. Specialist in fm told me Never to get a flu shot with your condition (comprimissed immune system).
  6. basket21

    basket21 New Member

    My doctor told my husband to get a flu shot so he won't get sick and pass it on to me. He's not FM or anything. He told me to get a flu shot as he said could I imagine feeling worse than I do now? If I get the flu on top of FM that's what will happen.
    We both get the shots for years now, and all is well. Actually prior to these shots my husband was sick with a cold/flu all winter.
    All is well here...............basket21
  7. finnigan1229

    finnigan1229 New Member

    My Dr. makes me get a flu shot every year - specifically because my immune system is shot from this DD. I wouldn't go without one!!