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Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« on: September 24, 2012, 02:34:43 PM »
Need help in making a decision to get the flu shot this year.  In years past I have gotten them but then again this was before my SS DX. 

Any recommendation would greatly be accepted.

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Jeremy

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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 02:36:56 PM »
Count me OUT!
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 02:50:44 PM »
 I say yes Jeremy, we Sjoggies are suseptical to many illnesses, such as Pneumonia,
    the jab helps to make it less dangerous. I have had mine every year for the past 15 years, and do great with it..
                  The only stipulation is that one is not allergic to eggs!   Go ahead, Dolly (UK)

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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 03:08:45 PM »
I had mine today.
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 03:11:35 PM »
My rheumy usually makes sure i get mine, although I don't see her until Dec.  I see my GP on Friday and maybe I'll get it then.

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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 03:17:03 PM »
Never did until last year. Yes, I will this year too.
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 03:44:29 PM »
Got mine last week, and with my lung issues, I will DEFINITELY be getting one every year!
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 05:46:58 PM »
My rheumy gave me mine today.


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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 05:52:57 PM »
Typically, the answer is "the benefits vastly outweigh the risks, even (or particularly) if you are immunocompromised."

But definitely ask your doctor.

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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 06:30:55 PM »
I'm scheduled to get mine next week. Just can't imagine trying to fight the flu with such a dry cough already.
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 07:03:59 PM »
I've never missed one. And I've had Sjogren's all my life, with no problems.
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 07:05:02 PM »
I got one 6 days ago. Then only noticeable side effect was some redness and swelling at the injection site (lasted for 3 dys). Rheumy recommended the shot.
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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 07:53:21 PM »
If you're having questions about the flu shot, please do talk to your doctor about it.  Like some of the others, I get them every year too.


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Re: Flu Shot? Can/Should we get them?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 07:33:14 AM »
I opt not.

Even more so now- don't need my immune system over responding to injected stimuli.

Unlike others here however I am not on immunosuppressants so not at as high a risk for flu complications.

 Very personal choice - READ and educate yourself; don't rely on just a doctor or people here to sway your feelings
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 11:00:44 AM »
I've gotten a flu shot every year. The bank where I used to work paid for us to get them, and I just think it's a good idea.

All three of my doctors (G.P., rheumy, GYN) are advocates of the flu shot. I've never had a reaction and I haven't had the flu for years.  As crummy as I feel from day to day, I can't imagine having the flu on top of that!   :o
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