Remember...the various flu (influenza) viruses are not bugs or bacteria. They're also not gastro...most incorrectly called the "flu".
The flu shot is to help protect you from the 3 most prevalent and deadly ones that are predicted for the season.
You don't get the flu from the shot, but will possibly have fever and joint aches and headache from the immuno stimulation.
Some can be allergic to the various vaccine ingredients themselves and have a more serious reaction.
I take Allegra and Tylenol before I leave to get the vaccine....it does lessen the arm ache I normally get. I am zonked that evening or the next day, however, after getting it.
Thanks for the reminder Sherry...I best call for my appointment.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!