lyme and vaccine reactions?

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PDXtransplant
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   Posted 8/11/2017 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I got bite by my friend's dog tonight, and since the bite broke the skin, Kaiser is recommending I get a tetanus shot since it's been 9 years since my last one. I'm a little nervous about vaccines though because I got really sick after getting the flu vaccine in February, which I believe was shortly after I got lyme. Has anyone else had reactions to vaccines since getting lyme? And any thoughts/advice about this? Thanks!

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   Posted 8/11/2017 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had any vaccines for a long time.

I think the last one was a tetanus shot - it was prelyme.

Our tetanus shot (BC, Canada) comes with Diphtheria.


I think you need to weigh out the risks of not getting it...vs getting it and suppression of your immune system.
Because you were bit by a dog...it might be something I'd consider..

Sorry - I'm not much help - it's a difficult decision IMO.
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Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

mareish
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   Posted 8/12/2017 3:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I became seriously ill following the flu shot. Have not had any other vaccines but would not hesitate for a moment to have the tetanus shot if bitten by a dog.
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PDXtransplant
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   Posted 8/12/2017 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Went to the doc today. They gave me the Tdap plus 10 days of doxy and flagyl. I did ask about the vaccine before getting it, but they assured me it's much diff than the flu one. Both meds are also used for lyme, which is great because for once I didn't have to pay out of pocket for them!

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   Posted 8/12/2017 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to get a tetanus shot after cutting my finger badly on 'something in the trash' a few years back. No one in the area had "just" the tetanus, but I was able to get the T/D (tetanus/diptheria) vaccine. Boy, did I regret that! I had my symptoms really flare and when I called my doc, she said it was because I didn't "need" the diptheria part of the vaccine and I was instructed to take 3 charcoal caps 3 times a day to help. It really did help!!!

If you find your symptoms are increasing, you may want to consider doing this as well.
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PDXtransplant
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   Posted 8/12/2017 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, great! I better get some just in case! So, activated charcoal? Like this stuff from pharmaca? Do you space it out from the antibiotics?

http://www.pharmaca.com/solaray-activated-charcoal-90-caps

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   Posted 8/12/2017 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
PDXtransplant said...
Oh, great! I better get some just in case! So, activated charcoal? Like this stuff from pharmaca? Do you space it out from the antibiotics?

http://www.pharmaca.com/solaray-activated-charcoal-90-caps



Yes space it out - 2 hours on either side of anything you don't want flushed out with it.

EG. Take abx at 5:00 p.m.

So, you can take it prior to 3:00 and after 7:00
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

PDXtransplant
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   Posted 8/12/2017 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, everyone. Just got some. Going to start it today.
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