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Title: flu shots
Post by: pegleg jack on September 30, 2008, 08:40:08 PM
Now is every one going to be good little boy and girls and run out and get thier flu shot, NOT ME,  i get one and i get sicker than a dead dog, was reading the local paper toniight and the CDC,  is starting to push flu shots agian, saying we cant go with them, i for one sure can and i am going bypass agian this year.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: Myffanwy on October 01, 2008, 03:26:39 AM
Well, I wouldn't tell anyone not to get one, but, me? I don't believe in them.  There are so many strains of flu and it's my understanding that the powers that be make up each season's flu shot, sort of gambling on which strain will be active this year...and they might not get the right one! 

Unless one is very weak, maybe elderly...maybe???  But in my opinion, we should do our very best to maintain a strong and healthy immune system: eat right, lots of veggies and fruits, grains...you know the drill...and get enough rest and strive for good health habits, like washing hands!   ;)
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: pyourke on October 01, 2008, 05:30:56 PM
I've gotten one each year and so far haven't gotten sick from the shot or had the flu. My wife generally has a sore arm after the shot but hasn't had flu since we started either. I will continue to get them, even if the shot may not cover all types of flu. To me, being proactive is better than the alternative.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: metdrs on October 01, 2008, 05:50:00 PM
I started getting my flu shot 3 years ago when I had my amputation. I feel an ounce of prevention is.......well you know the rest.
A sore arm is a small price to pay to have a chance at not getting the flu. We can only hope that they got the correct strain covered. Each person can make up their own mind.

Dave S
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: Joe A. on October 02, 2008, 03:45:28 PM
Fact is that flu shots just make weaker people and stronger flu's. Mo'Better to spend a few days with a box of Puffs and cartoons.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: snowbear on October 12, 2008, 10:39:00 AM
I get one because I work with young children who sneeze, cough, drool, you name it right in my face! I wish I had $1.oo for all the times I have said cover your mouth, wash your hands, use a tissue.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: Annie on October 12, 2008, 03:03:19 PM
Well, I wouldn't tell anyone not to get one, but, me? I don't believe in them.  There are so many strains of flu and it's my understanding that the powers that be make up each season's flu shot, sort of gambling on which strain will be active this year...and they might not get the right one! 

Unless one is very weak, maybe elderly...maybe???  But in my opinion, we should do our very best to maintain a strong and healthy immune system: eat right, lots of veggies and fruits, grains...you know the drill...and get enough rest and strive for good health habits, like washing hands!   ;)

Me neither.  When I first started work was working in a hospital and all the staff were given on, it made me really ill for a  few days, so never again.  I have had only had 'real' flu once in my life, in my early 20's, I am not sure being an amputee makes much difference.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: snowbear on October 12, 2008, 05:07:30 PM
It dose not effect me. I don't get sick at all form it. But I know many people do.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: Annie on November 15, 2011, 03:55:10 AM
I am not in your part of the world and over the injection it is just given to you if you are elderly or unwell, and as amp I don't fall into either category, but after one of someone I know's recent experiences ,I wouldn't be having the injection either.

I have had bad flu I think once in my life and I was ill but the symptoms I had were understandable and treatable, whereas the symptoms this person has had are quite weird and seemingly not treatable.

  Of course there is no proof that the injection is responsible which is part of the problem, and the doctor seemed to think it not connected, though I have researched on internet and saw similarities to others had had.  It has been more than a sore arm,  they were unwell a day or so after with a v sore throat and flu like symptoms and it went from there, its now been about four weeks and they seem to be improving, but like I say no answers.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: Dolphin on November 27, 2011, 10:43:07 PM
I spoke with many in the medical field regarding to get a flu shot or not.  A lot of people that say that got the flu after the shot, unless they were running a very high fever for days and could not get out of bed did not have "The Flu".  A lot of times if you have a slight cold (they ask before you get the shot and suggest you wait if you have a cold) you may get a little sicker but since I have been getting the shot I can say I have not gotten as sick as having rthe flu.  Of course it does not prevent colds which we can still get.  An ounce of prevention is worth it. But everyone has a choice and mine is to get it.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: ann on November 29, 2011, 10:20:34 PM
I have always been a flu person...most of the time if it was in the house, {yep} ol' ann would get it.  Started taking the shot around the time of my amputation also.  I will also say if I do get it, I don't have it nearly as bad...and it also doesn't stop my cold completely but it sure doesn't get me down for a week as it used to.    Yes it is up to everyone to decide what they want to do.   I, for one,  do not like hanging my head in the toilet bowl vomiting.   :)

PS:  also spray all over the house w/lysol.
Title: Re: flu shots
Post by: annieg on December 03, 2011, 11:40:33 AM
I usually get one.  The one year I didn't I got the flu!  Better safe than sorry.  annieg