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    Has anyone heard any feed back on people with MS and the H1N1 Flu shot?

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    I am so glad you asked this because I was worrying about this today. I have TM. It's been over 24yrs though.

    A few years back, my friend and I at the time - we had lined up for an annual flu shot at the local market (they give them even at your workplace in Canada) but they refused me because I had a neurological condition. Yet, my doctor's office (who I find rather clueless when it comes to the CNS) asks every time you go, "Wanna flu shot?"

    So I've never had one. H1N1 has me worried though. Considering it.
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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      #3
      Lynnifer,
      The reason for the post is because my neuro said it was ok to take it but what I read online says no. I have taken the seasonal Flu shot now for many years with no problem.
      I have MS and do not want to catch any Flu strain period. I'm considering it also.

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        #4
        I think I'd be going for it this year.
        Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

        T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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          #5
          Lynnifer have you checked the Cody Unser fan page on FB about this? Amazing amount of opinions from TMers on shot or no shot. I'd wait for the shot versus FluMist. But that's me.
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            #6
            I'm not getting it. I don't get a flu shot either. I am one of them my neurologist told me not to.
            We all have to remember how many strands of M.S. there are also. Some may be able to and some may not. I think the best and safe thing is to not guess but ask your Doc.
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              #7
              so far my doc's office told me that no one in pennsylvania has gotten the swine flu vaccine. i got a pneumonia shot like 3 years ago and i've been getting the standard flu shot since i got hurt 5 years ago. i'm scheduled next week for my annual flu shot. i haven't gotten sick (besides the occasional stomach bug) since i got hurt, but since i'm out on campus this semester, things may change but i hope not.
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                #8
                Seasonal flu shots are highly recommended for those with MS. Remember that pneumonia and respiratory failure are the #! causes of death long-term in MS.

                The highests risks for H1N1 deaths are in young people and those with chronic diseases, including MS and spinal cord injury. The VA is recommending it for all Veterans with SCI and MS as well as other chronic neuromuscular conditions and diseases (such as ALS).

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                  #9
                  I am not going to take it but I have never taken the usual flu shot either. I had the usual flu two years ago. I ended up in hospital with 40C in fever, but it was not that bad. I slept most of the time and got IV for three days and then I was sent out.

                  I believe the shots are destroying the normal immunity, the H1N1 is on the top here now and most of the people is not getting very sick. A little fever, 38,5C, pain in the body and it takes three days. Some people are getting worse but very few and they have gotten the Tamiflu. 4 people have died, sad, but more people are dying from the normal flu.

                  But people are carefully. If they think they might have the flu they have to stay away from work a week and all the people are using antibac, I have never seen so much antibac in my life like now, they have it everywhere.

                  My daughter, who is a nurse, says that since I have been on antibiotics since July I am going to be real sick from the shot. But I think I have had it. Everybody has read how terrible it is in the paper and people are scared but everybody knows somebody who has had it and I haven't heard about anybody getting real sick.
                  TH 12, 43 years post

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                    #10
                    I am very inventive [oops, meant sensitive] and could be dead wrong, given my contradiction with the medical establishment. But I think vaccines are evil and I will avoid then at all costs.

                    They swine flu vaccine in the 70s totally screwed up my body, though I suspect it might have been from developing an overgrowth of yeast systemically from the ingredient in at (very comic thing a name I forget) that I don't think they use anymore. Maybe Mercury?)

                    I never could remember if I hadto get vaccines before going to Spain in college, but i had my first funky parasthesias upon my retrn.

                    The MMR boster I had to get in a 90 really I think affected my coordination and balance.

                    My first walking difficulties occurred very shortly after my getting a tetanus shotf.

                    It’s enough to convince me. Getting sick is very bad for me too, but I'd rather take my chances than ensure getting screwed up.
                    Last edited by Random; 9 Oct 2009, 6:38 PM.

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                      #11
                      Dunno, not getting it. I want my body to catch it and become immune itself. I don't mind getting sick for 3 days (time off).

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                        #12
                        For me any prescription straight medications like pain killers, numbing agents like for surgeries. All trigger mine to get worse.

                        Arm surgery -I got worse. few months later got better
                        Spinal tap- got worse few months later got better
                        Dentist for filling - got worse few months later got better
                        Thumb surgery - got worse few months later got better
                        pain killer for back injury at work - got worse and still slowly getting worse.

                        My thought for me is, M.S. is a nerve decease and what do pain killers do? Mess/numbs with your nerves.
                        I do as much as I can homeopathic.

                        I will let my body work on imunning it self. Even with supposable low immune system I have been the healthiest one in family (cold and flu wise) by not living in a sterile world make my body build up my immune system.
                        Last edited by Rich Knapp; 8 Oct 2009, 11:52 PM.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by woman from Europe View Post
                          I am not going to take it but I have never taken the usual flu shot either. I had the usual flu two years ago. I ended up in hospital with 40C in fever, but it was not that bad. I slept most of the time and got IV for three days and then I was sent out.

                          I believe the shots are destroying the normal immunity, the H1N1 is on the top here now and most of the people is not getting very sick. A little fever, 38,5C, pain in the body and it takes three days. Some people are getting worse but very few and they have gotten the Tamiflu. 4 people have died, sad, but more people are dying from the normal flu..
                          Usually I'm of the same opinion as you regarding the seasonal flu shot. But H1N1 is a whole different animal. I just spent the past week trying to keep from drowning in the bloody mucus that was filling my lungs. Very scary. That's the worst flu I've had in my entire life. Normal flu usually goes through me in 24 hours. This is day five and I'm still not recovered.

                          This seasonal flu shot skeptic recommends getting the H1N1 vaccination

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                            #14
                            I think if I was a quad, I would have taken it. But as a low para, and I have been eating antibiotics for months, I stand over

                            I believe I have had it too so why take the shot. I was sick for a few days with pain in my body, headache and fever and I had the UTI on the same time. Same symptoms like most of the people have here.
                            TH 12, 43 years post

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                              #15
                              My oldest nephew has the swine flu. He's on heavy antibiotics.

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