To innocualte or not.

By Jan8 Latest Reply 2011-09-22 05:47:59 -0500
Started 2011-09-21 12:57:32 -0500

I was told not to get innoculations because my body is fighting too hard as it is. Has anyone ever been told that from a doc?

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8 replies

Armourer 2011-09-22 05:47:59 -0500 Report

When in the military a few decades ago [gee that hurts to type] I avoided the shots even though it was mandatory, because those who got the shots got sick. For the last 6 yrs I've gotten my shots and have never been sick once, except the diabetes thing. Perhaps I'm weird but I wouldn't miss getting it.

Jan8 2011-09-21 17:14:20 -0500 Report

Gosh everybody ,thanks so much for your wonderful input. It was an immunologist who told me this but at the time I was taking an anti-rejection drug called cell-cept and very high doses of prednisone everyday. i have many autoimmune diseases and was told they would all flare up. I really do appreciate what you all so quickly responed to. i am also an RN and had never heard of not getting those innoculations.

jayabee52 2011-09-21 17:52:16 -0500 Report

Somehow I missed this discussion the 1st time round, so I'll come in late with this post.

My bride Jem had RA and Lupis(SLE) and fibro plus a whole host of other problems when she was alive. I remember she was for a time also on Cell-cept, but I don't remember for what exactly. She also had to take prednisone or a cortisone shot from time to time when her RA and SLE flared. She had to be very careful of what she was around, because the cell cept weakened her immune system. I think we had to take her off the cell cept because she got bronchitis and the risk to her was not worth the potential benefit. (she was also DM t2, and had COPD).

She always got her innoculations. I avoided taking the swine flu vaccine. Even though I have diabetes, my immune system seems to be very strong and fights off most everything without much trouble. But that was before I was with Jem. After I was with her, I got innoculations just to protect her. Now that she is no longer in this world, I have kinda gone back to where I had been before.

spitfirelady 2011-09-21 16:21:41 -0500 Report

Who told you not to get Innoculations? You didn't mention your doctor?! I am an RN and for diabetics it is very important. Would check with your doctor!

MEGriff1950 2011-09-21 15:43:20 -0500 Report

Jan my dr said not to worry about the pneumonia because for a smoking broad my lungs are very healthy. Yes I did get the flu shot a week ago, if I hadn't he would have made sure I had one today. Do you have other underlying health issues? My brother in law cannot get either because he is going through Chemo. My sister was not going to get hers because she thought if she did it would affect John. I reminded her that if she gets sick and shares it with him that would be worse. She is checking with John's specialist to see if she should.
I think too a lot depends on the environment you are in. Are you around some elderly people you could possible make sick if you become ill. Are you out in the public a lot. I read that one of the worst places to pick up germs is the handles of shopping carts.
Good luck,

ShellyLargent 2011-09-21 13:53:56 -0500 Report

Was it your doc that told you this? I've always heard that flu and pneumonia vaccines were especially reccomended for diabetics. My doc and endo both have always recommended that I get a flu and pneumonia shot every year. If I don't have at least my flu shot before Thanksgiving, I always get sick around the holidays. Not fun…

jimmyjames43 2011-09-21 13:32:52 -0500 Report

My doc wants me to get a flu shot,and made sure I had a pneumonia shot,these help your from not getting sick,and getting the flu or whatever is not good for a diabetic,appetite,hydration,etc,hard to eat when your sick or cant hold anything In or down,I would get a second opinion,or do some research,maybe another member may have some more insight for you…as for me Innoculation! any form of prevention works for me.

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