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Swine Flu Shot Chronic Illness

Posted by Connie on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 at 12:48 am and is filed under Chronic Illness, Health Information.
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I was fortunate to get the Swine Flu shot last weekend since I have fit in the category of having a chronic illness. My husband and daughter had their shots too. My husband got his because of me and my daughter because of her age. I’m relieved to have this done as getting H1N1 is not on the top of my list along with havingĀ  Myasthenia Gravis and other autoimmune diseases.

I’m also on immunosuppressant drugs so I had no fear getting the injection. I’ve heard all the hype against it, but being put on a ventilator to breathe and my doctor being unsure if I can even handle Tamiflu, the drug to take for the Swine Flu, puts it all in perspective for me.

There were no side effects at all, just a slight discomfort where I got the shot. That only lasted a few hours. I was told not to take any medication like Tylenol as it might prevent the vaccine from working. My 1o year old daughter’s arm hurt her for more than a day, but she is getting allergy shots twice a week and her arm is sore from that.

Remember you cannot use the mist if you have a chronic illness or are taking immunosuppressant medications, so get your Swine Flu shot as soon as possible to avoid any serious health problems.

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4 comments

  1. Sore arm is usually the worst side-effect I get from a flu shot, but it lasts 2-3 days! Ouch. My mother once made the mistake of getting the flu shot in one arm and the pneumonia vaccine in the other. She could barely lift either arm for days. Still, small price to pay, when the risk of illness is as great as it is in your case!
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    comment by Holly Jahangiri — December 23, 2009 @ 10:51 am
  2. chronic disease is very dangerous if not treated in time, one must assess the possibility of having adequate vaccine and thus avoid future problems with the disease, this points findrxonline in his column on influenza.

    comment by Poursmouth — January 25, 2010 @ 11:09 am
  3. As a school nurse, I often have conversations with concerned parents regarding the controversy involving vaccines. Most of the parents with whom I speak about their vaccine concerns have not even researched the vaccines for themselves. Should that lead one to surmise that word of mouth is the best way to spread information? School Nurses not only administer vaccines, but also try to educate both adults and children regarding the benefits of vaccines, including the seasonal flu as well as the H1N1 flu vaccine. Mothers who have lost a child to the seasonal flu, attend our annual statewide school nurse conference. The mothers encourage school nurses to help get the word out about the importance of everyone receiving the annual seasonal flu vaccine. It is important for everyone to receive flu vaccines. It can mean the difference between life and death.

    comment by Marion Walsh — February 6, 2010 @ 9:53 pm
  4. Although flu season has came to an end but you never what might happen to anyone.So its better to take preventive measures well in advance.The only way to reduce your risk of developing this illness is by practicing good hygiene.

    comment by Rhinoplasty — May 12, 2010 @ 6:04 am

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