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broomhilda
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   Posted 9/3/2007 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Just a reminder that the flu shot season is fast approaching!  Have you scheduled yours?  October is generally the month most Drs. have their serum.  I think this year, due to the Humira, I'll be getting a pneumonia shot as well.  I really like you guys and I'd hate to see this immune suppressed bunch land in the hospital over something like the flu!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Remicade, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain.  Lactose Intolerant?
 
 
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/4/2007 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Thanks I always get the flu shot. I check with my DR. about the pneumonia shot.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 9/4/2007 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I have read that getting vaccinations like the flu shot, that if your on HUMIRA you should not get it. Or maybe i read wrong but I know your not suppose to get the tetnis shot
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone, Levsin
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 9/4/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine is already set up when he ( doc) gets them in as well as Pneumo Vox

Not sure if it is the same name in States as here in Ontario but it is the Pneumonia shot anyways
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MBJOH
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   Posted 9/4/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I also thought if you are on Humira you should not get a flu shot because it is a live vaccine in the shot. I could be wrong but you better check.

MBJOH
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   Posted 9/4/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I also thought if you are on Humira you should not get a flu shot because it is a live vaccine in the shot. I could be wrong but you better check.

Nanners
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   Posted 9/4/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
The Flu shot or Pneumonia shots are not a live vaccines.  So it is allowed with Methotrexate and Humira.  I get my flu shots every year.  While people are really sick all around me, I haven't gotten sick with the Flu in a few years now.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 9/4/2007 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I just called my primary care doctor to get a shot scheduled. They still have not recieved it and have no idea as to when they will.
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone, Levsin
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starrnr
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   Posted 9/4/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
For those of us on the biologics (Enbrel, Remicade & Humira) with or without the MTX, the flu mist (spray for the nose) is absolutely a no-no due to the live virus. The shot is fine. I'd also recommend a pneumonia shot - I had one 3 winters ago and have been cold and sinus infection free (so far). It's been wonderful. A flu shot is in order if you always get the flu - since I haven't had the flu in 20 years, I don't get one. Talk to your doctor!
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pb4
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   Posted 9/4/2007 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I never get them...my mom has UC and she used to get them but always felt sick for a while after, she stopped getting them and does pretty good without them...not saying no one should get them, just sharing.

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MMac
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   Posted 9/4/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi - I haven't had a flu shot for the past couple of years because I got so ill after my flu shot in 05. I may try again this year, but thanks for the heads up that those on the biologics should not use the flu mist.

MMAC, Wife & Mother of 3 (14, 13 & 7) - Diagnosed w/CD June05 (terminal ileum)

Asacol (9 daily), Imuran (150mg), Prenisone (15mg), Cipro (1000mg)Lunesta (3mg), Phenergan (when needed) - Remicade as of 7/24


princesa
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   Posted 9/4/2007 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
A case of the flu landed me in the ER after I was diagnosed with IBD. I don't take chances now... I get a shot every year.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 


Jen77
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   Posted 9/4/2007 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish they had a flu shot for the stomach bugs! That's what I have trouble with every year (usually get it 2-3 times a year, and they always get so sever that I end up in the ER).
 
 
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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