Swine Flu Vaccine?? Whos gettin it?

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Doc2007
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   Posted 7/14/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
My dr. told me yesterday to make sure I get it and he will see to it that Im on the list for people that get it first...wow...I didnt think it was that serious...but okay dr. Im getting it.

Katzzz
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   Posted 7/14/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll be asking my Dr. because I'm going to mexico for vacation in Sept.

Nanners
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   Posted 7/14/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I will get it. I just feel its better safe than sorry with us having Crohns. JMHO
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

ivy6
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   Posted 7/14/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Erm... I thought it hadn't even been finished or tested yet, let alone released...
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Nanners
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
In the US they said it looks like it will be available in October 2009, about the same time as the regular flu shots, which I will also be getting.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

ivy6
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, they're saying October for Australia too, but it sounds as if they're (rightly) going to be giving doctors and nurses the first injections.

How's the pandemic going there? They're sounding pretty worried here, as the virus is starting to kill young people with no underlying medical conditions (unless you count being a tad overweight).
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
ps. I ask this because if the virus is starting to kill healthy young people there too, then maybe *they* will be a higher priority for vaccinations than we are.
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Nanners
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in the San Diego (California) area. We have had about 5 die in the past month or so, but all had underlying conditions I believe, except for one who was a young healthy young girl. What I am hearing in the news they are looking to give it to school children first (after medical caregivers) as they are usually the ones who are passing it around the most and coming in contact withother the most. Also, they said the people that are at high risk who usually get the regular flu shot early will be first in line too.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

aoccc
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   Posted 7/14/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Not I...a little too quick
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hana24
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish they would say what the underlying conditions were!
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Nanners
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
hana24, I think it has been various things. I know one person had asthma and another had heart problems.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

janicea
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
In my town 5-6 square miles, about a lot people have had it, no one got very ill at all, just light flu symptoms, fever, 5 days of feeling punky. In my area (say 20 square miles) 2 people died. but the majority of folks, including my god daughter and some of my neighbors just felt crappy and then were fine. I live in a university town about 90 kids at the university had it and about 100 kids at the local school system got it. Not all were tested for swine flu of course, but enough were to make it pretty definitive, though there was also mention of a second flu around as well.
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inflamed
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll discuss it with my doctors and see. I've already been exposed because my husband had it this spring. It was a miserable week for him and he thought he was dying, but really it was just a BAD, BAD flu for him. Doesn't mean it will be the same for me (I got a light sore throat but they gave me Tamiflu).

I am hoping to be pregnant this flu season. I know pregnant women are at higher risk for some reason, but I'd also be scared to try something so new while pregnant. We'll just have to see if that is even an issue at the time.
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.


jmiller056
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   Posted 7/14/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I do not plan on getting it. I really don't see it as much of a threat as the media makes it out to be.
23 y/o Male; Dx Crohn's Disease in 2001 at age 14.
Lost 3 inches of colon and 7 inches of ileum in 2004 bowel resection.
CD returns in October 2008, Starting the Maker's Diet June 17, 2009
Current meds: Pentasa: 3000 mg; Fibercon: 2 pills 3x; Imodium: 2 pills 3x
Been on: Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Imuran, Entocort, Remicade
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ISF13+
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   Posted 7/15/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I work in a medical clinic and as far as I know, there isn't a "Swine Flu" vaccine yet. I always get the regular "Flu" vaccine every year and would advise that to anyone. I wonder if that's what your doctor was talking about?
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


Jen77
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   Posted 7/15/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure. it's something I'll talk with my doctor about. Last year he finally had the flu vaccine at his office, around here you normally have to stand for hours in line to get it. To me that just increases your odds of getting sick! But if he gets it in his office I probably will get it.
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06, and Health Anxiety/OCD 12/08 Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL, and Celexa.


littlemissmuffet
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   Posted 7/15/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the flu vaccine last year and had the worst year for colds, flu and infections that Ive ever had. I dont think I will bother!

However my boss tells me that if anyone at work comes down with swine flu then I will be sent home as I am classed as vunerable. There is always a silver lining ha ha
Diagnosed 2005.
 
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, ferrous sulphate, Vitamin B12 injections, asacol


kim27
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   Posted 7/15/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It's available here in October also. I think I will get it as I have lung issues, however most people I know who get flu jabs seem to get the flu shortly afterwards! If the pros outweigh the cons, I will certainly get the vaccine. I too wish they would disclose the underlying health problems in which all the victims had.

However I am sure I read today that the vaccine is not actually ready yet and WHO are saying it is not ready until August maybe but then it needs to be tested and passed etc. I hope it doesn't take too long!

insagent
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Is it true that you can't get any live vaccines while you are taking Remicade?
 
Tannie 26 yrs Crossett,AR *Currently in Remission*
dx May 08 ,Just finished a 8 month round of pred in January 09. Remicade every 8 wks. 
Taken off 6-MP due to liver toxicity 09/08
Taken off of Asacol also 09/08


Nanners
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   Posted 7/16/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
FYI - The flu shot is NOT a live virus~
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

insagent
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh didn't realize that! Thanks!
 
Tannie 26 yrs Crossett,AR *Currently in Remission*
dx May 08 ,Just finished a 8 month round of pred in January 09. Remicade every 8 wks. 
Taken off 6-MP due to liver toxicity 09/08
Taken off of Asacol also 09/08


ISF13+
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Nanners for reminding everyone that the flu vaccine is not a live virus.  You DON'T get the flu from the flu vaccine.  What typically happens is you get the vaccine which temporarily compromises your immune system and then you catch a good old fashioned viral bug.  The doc's I work for can explain it alot better but that's it in a nutshell.  We, as in all of us with Crohns or Colitis or any other autoimmune disease, are in the group that should get the vaccine first and/or if the vaccine is rationed as it was a couple of years ago.  It's not a vaccine to fear.  Every year that you get it, you become that much more immune to getting the flu.  One other tid-bit of info - when you get the vaccine and you do happen to get the flu, your symptoms will be a lot less than a person who didn't get the vaccine and you will recover quicker.

Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have yet to get a regular flu shot...I never got the flu in the past, so I brushed it off. My GP has always tried to get me to get one. Since I had a bad cold/flu this spring, I may actually consider it. Not looking at the swine flu vaccine. i expect that it will be part of the flu shot mix...don't they usuallymake the vaccine to fit the latest versions of flu around? I am going on my 5 year anniversay cruise next January and I don't want to catch anything!
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


ISF13+
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes HabsHockeyFan, I do believe they will make the "Swine" flu part of the immunization for this years batch. I hope you have lots of fun on your cruise. My husband and I never got a honeymoon so last year we celebrated our 2-yr anniversay, my birthday and our honeymoon on a week long cruise with Royal Caribbean. It as a lot of fun. Have you cruised before?
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.  Currently have C-Diff.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
ISF...yup we went on a cruise on our honeymoon (which we took 1.5months after our wedding).. Accidentally, this cruise departs the exact same day in January that our honeymoon did...just going to a different part of the carib
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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