Anyone had the flu jab yet?

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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all
I had the jab yesterday and feel bad today.  My UC hasnt got any worse - touch wood, but I feel rough. I don't recall this happening in previous years.  Wondered if anyone else is in the same boat.
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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hubby is having his done at the end of the month after our vacation. I don't have UC and I felt lousy later that day and most of the next day. I had a headache, almost a flu like sympton and a very thick feeling when I swallowed for several days and then it passed.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I had mine 2 days ago. My arm is really sore, and yesterday and I had stomach issues. Uggh. Not U/C, but bad enough. I didnt connect that it might be related til I read your post.

Currently in remission since September 2004!!!  I am on Imuran 150 mg and am LOVING life!

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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I had mine last week and it didn't bother me at all. I had a sore arm though.
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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm having mine next Thursday.  My youngest daughter is having hers, so I figured it would be a good time for mine as well.  Just hope it doesn't cause me any problems, since I'm flaring a bit.  But we need it so I'll just hope for the best.

---Nathan---  31 yr old male
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20 mg Prednisone
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   Posted 10/11/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Got mine yesterday. Touch of a sore arm but so far so good.
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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope, never get them, don't intend to.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
mine is on order my gp doesnt think my body could cope if i got the flu at the moment, i did have it last year following which i had flu like symptoms but i feel its better to be safe than sorry.

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   Posted 10/11/2007 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont take it, afraid I might have an allergic reaction to it. sense I am allergic to alot of meds and other things and my mom had a terrible allergic reaction to the flu shot one year.

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   Posted 10/12/2007 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I didnt get it...and I have the flu right NOW.....doh!!!

Just diagnosed Aug. 14/07

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   Posted 10/12/2007 2:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't gotten mine yet. Thanks for the reminder!
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   Posted 10/12/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Had mine done yesterday, didnt have any problems with it last year, dont expect any this year.

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   Posted 10/12/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm actually going in today to see if I can get it when i get that gardasil shot. I guess I'd rather get the shot and feel icky the next day then not get the shot, get the flu and have it bump me out of remission. I guess I have a bias though...I'm a college student! The flu will be EVERYWHERE!!!!


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   Posted 10/12/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got mine yesterday. My arm is sore, but that's because I was so out of it I forgot to rub the spot firmly after the shot, which worked last year - no pain the day after at all!
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