Reply To: Shingles

March 19, 2014 at 2:17 am

Barbara, I agree with you about the shots. A vaccination introduces a virus strain in order to trigger our autoimmune systems into producing antibodies that attack that invading virus.

Let’s face it; those of us with confirmed cases of GBS/CIDP have autoimmune systems that already know how to make antibodies that will attack “self”. I think there is way too much risk that the antibodies produced to fight off a new virus strain will again attack “self”.

No shots for me, I will take the painfulness of shingles over a possible return of GBS/CIDP any day!