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Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 12/17/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Im thinking about getting a flu shot tomorrow but Im worried I may get flu like symptoms right before christmas. Has anyone gotten a shot and had this?


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 (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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Sway_79
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   Posted 12/17/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I received my flu shot earlier this year, and I did not have any flu like symptoms from it at all. However, I get them every year, and I haven't had any sort of flu like symptoms with any of the shots.

My doctor highly recommended it for me since I'm on immunosuppressors, and colds/flu take forever for my body to fight off.

Best of luck!
~Sway

Lisa430
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 12/17/2007 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I have gotten a flu shot for years. This year, I have been on massive doses of prednisone, then Remicade and now Humira. Because your immune system gets suppresssed on these drugs, you are open to any bug that's around. I got a flu shot this year, as in the past, and had no problems at all.

Matthew
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   Posted 12/17/2007 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
At most, I've been achy for 24-36 hours after. Once or twice. Nothing else. YOU DO NOT GET THE FLU FROM DEAD VIRUS. It just doesn't happen.

If you need it, get it!

Sincerely,
Matthew

gachrons
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 12/17/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I had the flu shot once years ago and got very sick never had one sincs so don;t know if that was a fluke but was the sickest ever. Some people do good with it have you had one before?lol gail

curley
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   Posted 12/17/2007 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I get a Flu shot every year and I do fine no flu like symptoms at all.
Curley
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Mac_Gyver
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 12/18/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
never have had the flu and ive never gotten the shot but I work retail and started back at school and now have crohns so thought it might be smart to get one so ill be getting one in the next hour.
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 (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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malakai
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/21/2007 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a flu shot this year after a bout with a 20 day cold and I was fine. My arm was kind of achy but I made sure to rub it a lot and move it around to get the vaccine movin
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Asacol 3x day
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/22/2007 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I got my flu shot awhile ago. I took tylenol for a couple days it helps. You should not get flu like symptoms.while taking tylenol.
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
 

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