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LMills
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   Posted 9/19/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, flu vaccines will be available really soon here, but it seems it's FluMist and not the shot. Meaning, I really don't want to risk it because it actually contains live virus albeit in a weakened state.
Not sure what to do :( Would anyone here on immunosuppressants be risking that?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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PV
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   Posted 9/19/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband's doc cautioned against any live or attenuated vaccine. So, we'll be waiting for the regular vaccine to get the seasonal flu and swine flu shots.
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, until Sep 2, 2009
Fighting c-diff, I guess for life


jujub
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   Posted 9/19/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Only killed virus vaccines if you're immunosuppressed, so no FluMist for us. I'd rather take a shot than have liquid shot up my nose anyway. :-)
Judy
 Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is  my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


LMills
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   Posted 9/19/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds right to me. I'd rather have a shot than mist up my nostril too, by the way. After everything I'm used to needles.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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