What does your Lyme Doctor suggest? Get flu shot or not.

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   Posted 10/16/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
My Lyme doc said you can get it if you want. But does not suggest getting H1N1 Swine Flu Shot. What did your Lyme doctor suggest you do???

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 10/16/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
He said get it. I am not getting the swine shot. I am too nervous.

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   Posted 10/17/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
My Lyme doc (a Naturopath) does not recommend I get any vaccines given my lousy immune system, and my other doctors concur for the same reason.
I use homeopathy to prevent getting the flu - Oscillococcinum is the name of the remedy, and I take a capful once a week throughout flu season.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, homeopathy.

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   Posted 10/17/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ria and everyone else,
I'm 52 and never got a flu shot in my life and never got the flu (knock on wood).  I'm the type of person who doesn't listen to doctors (I lost faith in most of them years ago especially after 5 years after going to a myriad of doctors who couldn't diagnose me with lyme).  I listen to my gut instinct which most of the time has served me well.
Anyway, even though my mind was made up when I first heard of the H1N1 vaccine, I do subscribe to Dr. Jernigan's e-mails (anyone can subscribe to them) and this is one of the e-mails I received regarding the regular flu shot and the H1N1 vaccine:
Hope this helps,
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:

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