I have gotten a flu shot only once in my life and it was the year I was the sickest with the flu. I know that the shot only covers certain strains, but I have avoided it since then. I know that my PCP wants me to get a flu shot this year...she really wanted me to do it last year too since I'm a school teacher (however, that was before I was diagnosed with Crohns) Anyways...I digress. My question is, is the flu shot a live virus? (I assume it is, but I guess there are no dumb questions right?) I only ask because I am now on entocort until December and I'm not sure if I can/should get the flu shot. I will ask my PCP when I see her in a couple weeks, just wanted to feel out some answers first.
Thanks! I appreciate it!
Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008!
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
Was on topamax for migraines...off now to try to get pregnant
No longer on Nexium...well now i"m back on it!
On Entocourt for the next 6 weeks to see if I can get out of my flare!
I am 27 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years. My husband and I are currently going to try to get pregnant. This is our first month trying, so wish us luck!! (No longer trying due to all the meds and my flare! :-( Hopefully we'll get to try again soon!!!)