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Flu Shot #2868162
10/30/18 07:48 PM
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should I or not? last year i got the shot AND the flu. conflicted.

Re: Flu Shot [Re: acnjusa] #2868173
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I got the flu and it kicked my ass for three weeks. Came in waves and I still feel like Im recovering a week later.

Never got a flu shot. So Im really no help.

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Re: Flu Shot [Re: acnjusa] #2868180
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IDK man my wife has been making me get it since we've had kids - 3 years now.

I think I usually get some knock me down illness each year shot or no shot.

I'm convinced the shot wears me down and I dont fell myself for a couple weeks after

I just read about a 39yo guy who had his life ruined by the flu.

no good answer.

Re: Flu Shot [Re: rts265] #2868185
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Im afraid to ask, but what happened with the guy whose life was ruined from the flu?

Re: Flu Shot [Re: acnjusa] #2868225
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I got the flu for the first time ever last winter. Sucked, woke up with fever and cold shakes. When I walked it felt like my knees were going to break. Was pretty much okay after two days.
My wife and youngest daughter both got shots. Myself and oldest daughter did not.
We all caught it.
The flu shot made my little one (1.5 yr at the time) sick.
I haven't had a shot since i got out of cg and I had no choice.
Never got them growing up.
I don't know if we're getting shots this year other then my wife who has to for her job.

Re: Flu Shot [Re: manbearpig] #2868294
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Im afraid to ask, but what happened with the guy whose life was ruined from the flu?


I don't remember exactly, triggered some other things that were dormant and he has to learn to walk again or something.

Re: Flu Shot [Re: acnjusa] #2868333
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I got the flu shot for the first time last year and went through the winter unscathed by what was a pretty bad flu year.

Just got the shot for this year last Thurs, and don't feel any different than I did before I got it. Downsides seem minimal. shrug

Re: Flu Shot [Re: rts265] #2868371
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Originally Posted By: rts265
Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Im afraid to ask, but what happened with the guy whose life was ruined from the flu?


I don't remember exactly, triggered some other things that were dormant and he has to learn to walk again or something.

Oh jesus

Re: Flu Shot [Re: manbearpig] #2868471
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Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Im afraid to ask, but what happened with the guy whose life was ruined from the flu?


I've seen two end up dead.


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Re: Flu Shot [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2870232
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shrug I was at Kaiser and the 'MRI' they put me threw almost felt like it was going to killing me....
foreheadslap They would not me leave until I got a Flu shot foreheadslap

I tried to make my case of why I wanted to bail on a shot
I said I read that the preserves where harmful.....

They said Kaisers Flu shots are fresh and have no preserves ...
So I got one. (to get out of there)


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Used to never get the shots.

4 years ago I got the flu so fooking bad that I tore the muscle in between my ribs from coughing (I also puked from over exertion). Because of the rib injury I was unable to take a deep breath so I developed pneumonia.

Hospital for 3 days.

I get the shot every year now. Got it last month and felt a little down for a couple days afterward. Probably psychosomatic.


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Re: Flu Shot [Re: casa_mugrienta] #2871285
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Originally Posted By: casa_mugrienta
Originally Posted By: manbearpig
Im afraid to ask, but what happened with the guy whose life was ruined from the flu?


I've seen two end up dead.


Ive seen one end up dead and I think 3 or 4 end up on ECMO (google it to see how fun it looks) and in the hospital for months.

Just to clarify: (not to you CM)
You can get a severe cold and its still not the flu, nor is it as bad as the flu would be.
Flu shots do not cause the flu.
Just get your flu shots people.

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I got the no-preservative one this year. Didn't feel much better than the preservative one. I think it just doesn't contain mercury, but still has all the other nasty stuff in it. I always feel run down for a few days after the shot.

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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Used to never get the shots.

4 years ago I got the flu so fooking bad that I tore the muscle in between my ribs from coughing (I also puked from over exertion). Because of the rib injury I was unable to take a deep breath so I developed pneumonia.

Hospital for 3 days.

I get the shot every year now. Got it last month and felt a little down for a couple days afterward. Probably psychosomatic.


I doubt is was psychosomatic.

Your body is reacting to the virus protein coat (and maybe some of the chicken [egg] protein). You have an immune response to that. You feeling a bit off or feverish or achy, etc, is part of your immune response...a healthy immune response may be a little overzealous in some people.

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