Hep B vaccine???

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jenngrl81
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
So I'm on Imuran, Remicade, and Entocort. I'm obviously immunocompromised. I need the hep B vaccine to start my nursing classes. Since Hep B is a live vaccine, can I get it? I know we are supposed to stear clear of those, but I have no choice. No vaccine=no classes. I've worked so hard to get into the nursing program through this illness that it seems ridiculous that a vaccine will prevent me from doing this. mad Any suggestions? Anyone get the vaccine?
Pentasa- 1000mg/2x 1/08; Percocet
Remicade 1st infusion 7/24/08
Ultram ER 200mg; Prilosec 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Cymbalta 60mg
Entocort 9mg
Probiotic
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Azathioprine 150mg
Currently on a Low-residue diet as of 11/26

I'm so tired, when will this get better?


hsmom
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   Posted 2/17/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started on Humira last week and just had my second Hep B vaccination several days later. They said it wasn't considered a live vaccine so it was ok. Just check with your dr to be sure it is ok for you though since you are on different meds than me.

spookyh
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   Posted 2/17/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the Hep B shots when I was in college. I can't remember what meds I was on though. It was either 6MP or prednisone. Just give a call to your doctor, and I'm sure they'll know if it's okay. My guess would be that it's fine.

CROHNS_16
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   Posted 2/18/2009 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My daughter had the Hep B shot in December.  She didn't have any problems. 

inflamed
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   Posted 2/18/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told this was not a live vaccine. Maybe there are different forms like the flu vaccine (shot is dead, nasal is live).
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


annyb
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   Posted 2/20/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my hep B vaccines for the same reasons. I was fine.

jenngrl81
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 2/20/2009 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I stand corrected. Hep B is a dead virus vaccine, so I'm ok to get it. Thanks to all of you who replied!

Pentasa- 1000mg/2x 1/08; Percocet
Remicade 1st infusion 7/24/08
Ultram ER 200mg; Prilosec 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Cymbalta 60mg
Entocort 9mg
Probiotic
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Azathioprine 150mg
Currently on a Low-residue diet as of 11/26

I'm so tired, when will this get better?

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