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Flu jab

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by Alexi, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    @ladycatlover Glad the lady came through the tetanus, would have been a huge shock for her and all. I'm actually due again for a top up tetanus. The last one I had was 2007 after standing on a garden fork. The one before that was 1997 after standing on a nail at work.

    I don't think I have ever had a HepB vaccination. It's sounds like one of the riskier ones for spinning out into ME.
     
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  2. rosie26

    rosie26 Senior Member

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    It would be interesting to know how much we are covered, possibly having had one tetanus vaccination may help over a lifetime, I don't know.
     
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  3. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Just a thought for anyone who thinks Rituximab may be in their future:
    http://ard.bmj.com/content/early/2011/03/06/ard.2010.144998
     
  4. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

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  5. Alexi

    Alexi

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    Scary. Does anybody favour it ?
     
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  6. IreneF

    IreneF Senior Member

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    Having a reaction to a vaccine is an indication that it's working. You've just had a bunch of antigens injected, so your immune system is reacting. You are, in theory, trading a small amount of discomfort now for an enhanced response to a dangerous disease because you're building up your antibody-generating capacity.
     
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  7. Alexi

    Alexi

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    When I was retested I didn't have immunity against this, diphtheria and other childhood vaccinated illnesses. Having suffered pneumonia, pleurisy and other nasties, my immuno has recommended to have them all again plus adult Pneumovax and flu jab (not all at the same time). i know I currently don't have good immunological response and consistently get infections.
    I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't
     
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  8. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

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    Tricky, isn't it? The last time I had a tetanus jab I couldn't move my arm for about a week, it just froze from the shoulder to the elbow.
     
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