Wecome to the forum! Yes Please do the introduction threat, share with us what ever you are comfortable with sharing, especially about your pain, when, where how long, and how it started, at least some of the usual stuff! I am glad you finally decided to start posting and join our family here on the chronic pain forum! As for your Flu shot it is possible that the shot was the cause of your symptoms, but again, with your other on going syptoms, it might not have been the Flu Shot at all! I do know that "the shot" often gets a bum wrap, and gets blamed for allot of unwarranted things ! I am not saying that is your case, but untill you can find out whether you are allergic to it, or just can not tollerate the Flu Shot. I would strongly advise that you not quit getting them in the future years! This of couse is just my oppinion, but vaccinations do so much more good than harm, and they do save many more lives than what many people know, and far, far, far, more people would be sick and dying, than the small minority that have a bad experience with taking the shot! By getting the Vaccination you are not only preventing yourself from getting it, you are also not spreading it to others. But that applies to all Vaccinations! OK I will get off my Soap Box stand now!!!
I again Welcome you Luna's Grandma, and I really do hope that, now that you have broken the ice, so to speak and posted! I hope you will continue to post, and become an active member of our family!
I do wish YOU well!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!