Tetanus shot

September 28, 2009 at 11:40 am

I would not get one. When I was working for medical malpractice lawyers, we had a case where a gentleman got GBS from a tetanus shot and was suing the government (CDC).

tetanus shot

February 26, 2007 at 12:23 pm

When I had GBS the first time – 20 years ago – I was moving to Florida and asked my doctor about getting a tetanus shot. Even though my GBS was kinda mild the first time, he said that I should not get one as preventative. He added that IF I ever needed one, I should get a different kind – not the ordinary one. I cannot remember the difference. I think one had to do with horses. Either way – I looked into it and the one I needed was more expensive. I chose not to get one. Perhaps someone on this site might know – just in case we ever need one. We certainly have to stay ahead of our doctors. I have not gotten flu shots or had any of the illnesses that they think might trigger it. The stress made my adrenals shot. How do you know when this happens? My tan looked like a piece of dark wooden furniture. I was TOO brown. This second time with GBS I noticed that my skin was brown and I had not been to the beach. They say this is a sign of adrenal exhaustion. I think this might be tied in with GBS.

Tetanus Shot!!

May 21, 2006 at 3:21 pm

Hi and glad to see the old format has returned.

I got my GBS from a tetanus shot in 2000. I am one of the few people I know (and there are many) who filed a claim with the Childhood Vaccine Compensation Program and actually won. Most cases are dumped due to lack of evidence. Flu shots were added to the program, however, I am not sure if a retroactive date was designated or if any of the filing rules are different. In order to “apply” for the program, you must have a qualified vaccine attorney who is dedicated to this specific type of case. The Department of Health and Human Services has a huge number of attorneys specifically assigned to prove any individual wrong–and they usually do.

Let me know if anyone needs any further info about the program. Most of the details are still stuck with me after all this time.

Take care and stay healthy, 😎