Normal for the "flu" shot to have me feeling yucky?

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Hopegirl
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   Posted 10/7/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hi,
 
I'm at work, they gave the standard flu shot here at work so I got it, but by this afternoon, I feel horrible, aches, pains...all I want to do is go to bed, over and beyond my normal pain that I experience...is this just something that we fibro's go thru? I did not have a shot last year....
 
 
Monica
 
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 


Marlee2
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   Posted 10/7/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know Monica. I talked to the nurse Mon. about getting one and she recommended that DH and I both get one, I've never had one before. She said it is a dead, whatever it is, and you can't get the flu from the shot. The worse that can happen is your arm might get a little sore, with all the knots in my upper arms, I think it might be more painful for some of us than others. This is standard respiratory flu, not stomach flu.
 
We have had many rainy dreary days lately and that has me in a flare along with the changing temps. So depending on where you live it might be the weather.
 
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 10/7/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope,
    The flu shot is mandatory at my job but I have a drs not stating I should NOT get it again as
I am highly allergic to it. I was so sick that I could barely walk. NEVER again. It's supposed to be
a dead virus and not hurt you but so many of my co-workers get sick from it that it makes you
wonder.  I know the contaminents and mercury are not good for us fibro people and mine never
began until I had my second shot. My son found a link to early onset parkinsons. He's 35 and now
has tremors in his arms and it effects his speech. He had 3 shots over 3 years and was healthy
before them.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/7/2009 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the flu shot every year and have never had a problem.  As a matter of fact, I got my seasonal flu shot yesterday and feel fine.  You probably are reacting to something else.
 
The seasonal flu shots have a dead virus in them so you don't get the flu from the shot.  It  you were coming down with the flu but didn't have symptoms yet and got the shot, then you could think you got the flu from the shot.
 
As far as the Swine Flu vaccine goes, the shot also is a dead virus BUT the nasal mist (flumist) has a little of the live virus in it.  I'm considering getting the shot, since it should be like the seasonal flu shot.  I would never consider taking a vaccine with the live virus in it.  That's just my personal opinion and choice.
 
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AustenFan
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   Posted 10/8/2009 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto everything Sherrine said.  I've never had a problem with mine.  I got it about a month and a half ago and just had arm soreness.  I've been feeling horrible for the past week or so, though, due to the weather changes and yucky fall allergies.
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/8/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Dead virus, that's the word I couldn't remember yesterday. turn
 
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Nanners
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   Posted 10/8/2009 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto from another to Sherrine's post. I always get a really sore arm for a day or two and thats it. I have been getting them for about 10 years now, and never have a problem. Good luck!
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Hopegirl
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   Posted 10/8/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your responses.
I think it is the changing of the seasons that has my body feeling like this
my arm is still a little sore, but I don't feel as bad as yesterday. But I'm so
ready for the weekend. I took a half day today and rested up this morning
before coming into work. Friday at 5 can't get here soon enough for me. Sure
wish I didn't have to work. But then again, I am so very grateful that I still can
 
Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!
 
 
Monica
 
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 


Nana Monster
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   Posted 10/8/2009 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I know they say it's a dead virus and supposedly can't hurt you but I wasn't sick when I got it and the
next day I could barely walk. The nurse we had at the time said she had never seen such a severe reaction.
It IS possible that maybe the filler crap they put in it effect some of us. There are so many contaminents
in it other than the mercury. I know one lady personnaly that ended up in the hospital from it and she
wasn't sick either. For every one of you that doesn't get sick from it there is probably one of us that do.

Nana Monster
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   Posted 10/8/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
For grins and giggles I just googled "what's inside a flu shot" and got Dr. Ben Kim's web site and
it has a very informational video. The shot is made up of live virus with formadahyde to kill it, mercury,
detergent, chicken embryos, and ether 
  Chet Day has a link from there called "why I never get a flu shot" as some contain ethylene glycol
 (anti-freeze), phenol (carbolic acid- disinfectant, dye),
formaldehyde (cancer causing agent), aluminum (linked to alzheimers, seizures and cancer.....used as an
additive to promote antibody response), thirmersol (mercury...can result in brain injury and auto-immune
disease) Neomycin and streptomycin (antibiotics)    There's a lot of info on this site.
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