I am sorry you both reacted to the flu shot so badly. There is a lot of controversy with vaccines and MS. My neuro says there is always some risk that the flu shot is going to trigger an immune response but that the shot is typically more tolerated than the flu itself. That is one opinion. Many avoid the shot due to that sort of reaction. I get the shot every year and I have never had a problem. I make my boys get the flu shot which I am pretty sure is more important than me having the shot. A lot of people do it that way; they make sure that everyone in their immediate family gets the shot.
The cold and flu season is a pretty miserable time for us MSers. I am like you, Dennis, when I get a cold or am sick I am just a mess with MS symptoms. My vertigo gets worse as well as my areas of spasticity. It is not a lot of fun. It seems like the inflammation you have when you get sick just really tweaks the damaged areas of our CNS.
Good luck am I hope that you are both feeling better soon.
Gretchen co-moderator MS board diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.