I have had Crohn's for 10 years. I oversee two private schools and believe it or not, I have never had a flu shot. The last time I had the flu was about
15 years ago...way before Crohn's. In spite of severe Crohn's, I am otherwise extremly healthy! My co-workers are always so shocked that I never get sick.
I have been on Remicade, and have been on Humira for the past three years. With all of the the predictions of how bad this outbreak is supposed to be......I am scared to death!! I realize that the common sense thing to do would be to get a flu shot and when the Swine flu shots are available have them too, especially since I am on Humira.....
However, there is something wrong with my stubborn little brain! As afraid as I am of getting the Swine flu, I am equally afraid of having the flu shots (especially since I have never had them and will not know how I could react). Yes, all of my doctor's think that I am crazy for never having a flu shot!!! And I am sure that plenty of other's thinks so too.
Is there anyone else out there on Remicade or Humira who do not take the flu shots too?