I'm supposed to get a flu shot for work. I've always attempted to avoid getting them. I was diagnosed in August and I'm on modafinil and Ritalin. I just read to talk to dr before getting the shot if you have any neurological disorder. Do y'all know possibilities? I'm sure the reward outweighs the risk, but I'd rather know if y'all know anything or have experiences before I fight it. (And I'm not talking about it having caused N)
I don't want to tell him that I've regularly taken the combination and that it works the best out of everything I've ever been on.
and I kept saying no because I've never had the flu.
I finally gave in and let her give it to me and 3 days later my Rheumatoid Arthritis came bursting out of remission after a year and hit me like a freight train! I've had flare up after flare up ever since. So my doctor put it on my drug allergies list.
I don't want to advise you one way or the other but that was my experience with it, and for someone who never even had the flu once in my entire life....to be vaccinated against a possible flu that year did way more harm than good. Now with these continuous flares of my RA and my fibromyalgia I am facing operations on both my feet that (who knows) may have been avoided or at least not necessary so soon, had I not gotten it and those two autoimmune disorders stayed in remission longer.
If you've had issues with the flu before, it can be very serious and the flu shot is a really great idea. But for me it was a terrible decision and I wish I'd never let her talk me into it!
It is really important when you are immune deficient to get the flu shot. I have never had any reaction to it (and I get reactions to everything).
I think that you should talk to your Dr about it and if it is right for you.
There is new info that serial flu shots weaken the body's ability to fight off the flu.
Taking vitamin D lowers you risk of flu too.
personally I traveled to 5 cities in China last year with out vaccinating toke lots of supplements to boost my immune system and I take am IV of supplements as well