I saw this thread - wanted to post about ivermectin.
My Lyme doc gave me a prescription for Ivermectin - he is an Infectious Disease doc.
I am to take it prophylactically if I am exposed to a known case of covid.
If I get covid - I am to take it.
I got it from a pharmacy - like I get all my prescriptions filled.
The reason my ID Doc is “wary” about the vax - is because of no longitudinal studies to show safety.
Only time will tell.
My reason for delaying is after many years of being very sick with Lyme disease - I am scared to take a vax that may upset my immune system.
I am finally able to have a “normal” life after over 6 years of illness… and not sure I have it in me to go through it all again.
I am getting ready to get vaxed today.
If I don’t I will be one of a few workers who will have to continue to wear a mask and face being stigmatized somewhat. I have gone back and forth with my decision and have decided to get ‘er done today.
Am I worried? Yes, somewhat.
Several people in the Lyme forum have had the vax and they are fine - no Lyme relapse - so that helps.
God bless you, Girlie, and may your vax cause you no problems as well as boosting your odds against Covid in addition to the Ivermectin which you are already taking. I'm curious: will you continue taking the Ivermectin after you get vaxed? But I can certainly understand why you would decide to get vaxed even though your doc is wary and already has you on a drug to boost your odds.
I had 2 doses of vax (which is sort of surprising that I did so considering the way I think about
these things, I ain't normal ;) ). But if my wife was doing so, and she was, I was going with her. Admittedly, I megadosed vitamin C, including an expensive liposomal form, a couple of days before and after(call me crazy, but I am what I am). I do not know if that actually helped, but I do know that I had zero side effects for 1st and 2nd shot, at least that I could tell. My wife did OK, except for a very sore arm and feeling kind of crappy for a couple of days. So I'm hoping you do just as well as I did, and then you won't have to worry about
being the only one with a mask and all of that sort of thing. Let us know how you do, I bet you do great!