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2010-11 Flu Vaccine.

Posted on 10/07/2010 9:22:23 PM PDT by LukeL

I just got my flu shot on Tuesday and for the past couple of days I have been lightheaded and having mild nasuea. I checked and discovered that the swine flu strain was included in this years vaccine, even though I asked the nurse if this was for the seasonal flu only.

This is also the first time I have ever had a reaction to a vaccine.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: flu; flushot; h1n1; swine; vaccine

1 posted on 10/07/2010 9:22:28 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: LukeL

I’ll keep taking vitamin D 3 and green tea and will not get a flu shot.


2 posted on 10/07/2010 9:32:05 PM PDT by unkus
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To: LukeL

I decided not to get it this year too.

Get your vitamin D levels checked. I was supplementing and my level still was low. I have upped it accordingly.


3 posted on 10/07/2010 9:34:32 PM PDT by Yaelle ( I donated double. We need FR running smoothly this fall. Join me.)
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To: LukeL

Are you logged in?


4 posted on 10/07/2010 9:36:57 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: LukeL; potlatch

My grandson’s pediatrician gave him a combo seasonal flu/H1N1 shot in September that knocked the little guy for a loop for two days. H1N1 wasn’t a threat last year and is less of a threat for this year. I think they’re trying to use up their excess inventory.


5 posted on 10/07/2010 9:37:24 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

I only got the shot because I go to a college with 27,000 people and I have to ride a Milwaukee County Bus, so my risk of exposure goes way up and I cannot afford to miss any classes. I am very upset they didn’t tell me the swine flu was part of this years batch. If I had known that I would have refused the shot.


6 posted on 10/07/2010 9:45:10 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: ntnychik

I only got the shot because I go to a college with 27,000 people and I have to ride a Milwaukee County Bus, so my risk of exposure goes way up and I cannot afford to miss any classes. I am very upset they didn’t tell me the swine flu was part of this years batch. If I had known that I would have refused the shot.


7 posted on 10/07/2010 9:45:10 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: LukeL

I wonder if they made it with a live or dead virus cell?


8 posted on 10/07/2010 9:48:23 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: LukeL

I’m sorry you’re feeling sick. But don’t forget that having a reaction to a shot (a) doesn’t mean that you’re *getting* the illness you got the vaccine for — it just means you are having a reaction; and (b) also does not invalidate the vaccine. You should still be protected. Of course, it does mean you feel kind of crummy during the time you are having the reaction. So you have to decide if it was worth it.

I once got a tetanus shot in one arm and yellow fever in the other all in one day (I was getting ready to travel overseas), and that night I passed out cold on the bathroom floor. Very unpleasant. OTOH, at least I was protected against both of those things. It probably would have been best to space the shots out.


9 posted on 10/07/2010 9:49:13 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I know the flu would be 10X worse and I haven’t had it since 1996 and that was when I was on interferon.


10 posted on 10/07/2010 9:54:38 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: ntnychik

Ohh, I didn’t know that. I remember worrying about him getting one last year when there was so much bad talk about it.


11 posted on 10/07/2010 9:54:39 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: unkus
I have NEVER had a flu shot and I get it about once every three or four years.
(Miserable for a few days and pretty much over it in a week)

Now that I've said that, I'll probably get it twice this year.

12 posted on 10/07/2010 10:10:07 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: LukeL

Sorry, but I refuse to be injected with any flu vaccine. Many of them use mercury as a preservative.

The human body cannot break mercury down once it is injected directly into the bloodstream.


13 posted on 10/07/2010 10:24:32 PM PDT by kingpins10
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To: LukeL

I am in airports constantly, have traveled to 35 countries, every state, and average 30 states per year, and at least 4 3rd world countries per year. I have gotten the flu twice in my adult life, one of those times was the one and only year I got a flu shot.


14 posted on 10/07/2010 10:24:39 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: LukeL

I believe they combined the ‘regular’ flu vaccine with H1N1 this year because people were able to avoid the H1N1 vaccine last year since it was offered separately. So, by combining them they plan to ‘get’ more people to accept H1N1.


15 posted on 10/07/2010 10:24:51 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: knarf
(Miserable for a few days and pretty much over it in a week)

I'm glad you get over it in only a week, and evidently suffer no economic harm. I hope the people you spread it to are all as lucky.

16 posted on 10/07/2010 10:25:44 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: LukeL
I have been lightheaded and having mild nasuea

Sounds like something you ate, not the flu shot.

I got my combined flu shot this week, too. No reaction.

No reaction last year when I got the 2 separate flu shots.

17 posted on 10/07/2010 10:29:45 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Caesar Soze

I don’t think someone should get a shot of something they are not comfortable with just to prevent other people from possibly getting sick, seeing as they could have gotten the shot themselves so they would not inherit the flu bugs and if they didn’t get the shot then they too could have come down with the flu and gotten someone ELSE sick so just who are you feeling sorry for? Lol.


18 posted on 10/07/2010 10:34:51 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: Caesar Soze
I stay home, capitalize on my condition, do nothing, eat, drink a lot of fluid, sleep, unlimited FRerepublic, read my Bible unhurryed, and don't go back to work until I feel well enough to not keel over from light headedness.

I don't infect others

I lose money but gain from being in "a desert place" for a few days

19 posted on 10/07/2010 10:45:43 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: LukeL
I had my shot on Monday. I had a fever of 102 for two days. Today is the first day I feel "normal". Well the flu shot is named correctly, it gave me the flu! Never again.

I now know what malaria must feel like.

20 posted on 10/08/2010 1:00:13 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: knarf

Me too. Never had the shot. The flu is my ticket to a few days home from work..


21 posted on 10/08/2010 3:50:58 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: knarf

I’m 53 and have never had the flu shot. Can’t remember ever having the flu, maybe when I was a kid. I’m around people everyday in the gym and that place is the worse place for germs. Everybody I know who gets the flu shot always gets some form of the flu. Maybe it isn’t the actual flu, they just call it that to get a few days off from work. :)


22 posted on 10/08/2010 3:57:52 AM PDT by beandog
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To: central_va

“I had a fever of 102 for two days”.

We have a similar “bug” going around where you have a fever for a few days and just don’t feel well. If it turns into a cough, it may be the same bug since I live in Maryland. It is going through the schools like crazy. Just a thought


23 posted on 10/08/2010 5:15:35 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree
We have a similar “bug” going around where you have a fever for a few days and just don’t feel well. If it turns into a cough, it may be the same bug since I live in Maryland. It is going through the schools like crazy. Just a thought

Got my flu shot at 5:00 PM by midnight I had a fever of 102F. Nobody I know has the flu and I do not ride public transportation or around children. There was no other vector. It was the shot.

24 posted on 10/08/2010 5:20:54 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Excellent info. A small number of people do react to vaccine, but it does NOT mean they got the flu from the shot. It just doesn’t work that way.

And, while H1N1 was not as dangerous as first reported to be (Mexico), a large part of the reason it was not as prevalent as it could have been is BECAUSE of the effort to vaccinate against it.

This stuff drives me nuts because the same people who say the government overreacted are the same people who would scream “the government is incompetent” if they had not reacted and H1N1 had been allowed to sweep the planet.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 5:30:20 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: dsrtsage

And lab tests confirmed that it was actually the flu you had and also confirmed that the strain you had was the same as the strain you were vaccinated for?


26 posted on 10/08/2010 5:31:51 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: central_va

Vaccine Side Effects (What to Expect)

Different side effects can be associated with the flu shot and LAIV.
The flu shot: The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you cannot get the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are:

* Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
* Fever (low grade)
* Aches

Fortunately it has no effect upon your Southern heritage. ;-)


27 posted on 10/08/2010 5:34:46 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
Fortunately it has no effect upon your Southern heritage. ;-)

I think the nurse was a Yankee transplant....

28 posted on 10/08/2010 5:38:40 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: unkus

We are on 4,000 units of D-3 daily and no more flu shots for us.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 6:06:36 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2
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To: Georgia Girl 2

That’s good. I got a new supply the other day and your post prompted to make me look at what I got and I see it is 5000 IU. Is that too much or should I go back to 4000 IU?

It sounds like they didn’t tell people some Swine Flu vaccine was mixed in with this years batch. Proof not to trust them.


30 posted on 10/08/2010 6:11:56 AM PDT by unkus
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To: LukeL
I'm sorry to hear this....

My husband & I have taken the seasonal flu shot for the past 30 years....

..this year decided not to because of the added H1N1....

I'm taking a Vitamin D-3 capsule per day .....

31 posted on 10/08/2010 9:21:38 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: unkus

My doctor recommended the 5000 iu.


32 posted on 10/08/2010 9:26:17 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Guenevere

Thanks, Guenevere.


33 posted on 10/08/2010 10:16:43 AM PDT by unkus
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