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panther fern
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   Posted 3/16/2011 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have oral Candida which is simple in my mouth throat and having problems with bronchial stuff. my mouth and teeth hurt. and i really feel they are about my best feature. (i have nice teeth.

I know it is not a huge deal but up on prendisone. I feel like I have the flu, cold and hot and feel like puking, I have the mylar rash and on my chest , and this friggin cough ughh... fevery, having all of these symptoms and there is no simple solution it is just lupus, RA and all of the other stuff. I didn't take my blood sugar today.

just feeling extremely worn down. I really do understand my diseases, definitely educated as far as meds and illness. But i still some days just cant wrap my head around it.

Bad couple weeks ..and a few to come...

do you guys get your flu and pneumonia shots each year? just wondered.

Thanks for letting me vent. I can't even seem to gather energy to pick up dishes or well this is my big accomplishment for the day... i did drink a breakfast drink.
i am so unproductive.. ick on days like today.

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   Posted Yesterday 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the 5-yr pneumonia shots, but have never had a flu shot in my life (I'm 52). (I also haven't had the flu in over 20 years.)

BUT, I am not out in public a lot, I am never around children or their schools and seldom even their parents. My most dangerous trip is probably the grocery store! If I lived more dangerously I would have to think much more seriously about it.

A couple of our sicker members have had the shots and then were sick for 3 wks immediately after. Others have had no issues.

If you didn't check your sugar and didn't eat ---- that'll make you feel pretty down all by itself!
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   Posted 3/19/2011 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I get flu shots every year because I'm a nursing student and can guarantee coming into contact with lots of bugs!! I also got a pneumonia shot this year. I never got the flu in my entire life (and never got the flu shot either) until I started taking methotrexate and other immunosuppressants. Since then, I've gotten it every year despite the shot. Oh well!


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   Posted 3/20/2011 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
This past season I got both a flu shot and a pneumonia shot. I hadn't had the flu in 23 years, but had pneumonia three times in a year this past year.
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