CIDP suffers, flu shot, yea or nay?

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    BryanF
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    I know some theories suggest that CIDP could have been triggered by immunizations or boosters.

    So, what is your personal approach or opinion on getting the flu shot?

    Thanks,

    Bryan

    #113378

    cer100
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    Good question.

    I got the flu shot a few weeks before my CIDP kicked in a couple of years ago. Last year and this year my neuro has said don’t get it.

    Yet at last years conference from what I heard and at a regional symposium last month, the medical panelists during Q&A said they had no reason not to get it.

    So, Im not quite sure what to do.

    #113379

    GH
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    Coincidentally, I just got my flu shot today. I get the Fluzone High Dosage version. I had never had a flu shot before getting CIDP but now I get it every year.

    #113381

    chirpybirdy
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    The flu shot gave me CIDP so I will never get it again nor my family. Something in the flu shot caused my immune system to go crazy and attack my nerves. So no, not for me.

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    GH
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    There is a great deal of discussion in the Vaccine Reactions forum of this website, by the way.

    #113384

    terri232
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    I would NEVER get another Flu shot or a Pneumonia shot. I have made inquiry -even with the Government and they cannot give me a definitive yes or no – I would not take the chance. It is better not to aggravate my CIDP and I feel the chances of getting the flu is low. A definite nay!

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