Flu Shots??

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  1. Milty

    Milty Well-Known Member

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    So when you all are TTC do you get Flu Shots?

    Any opinions welcome as I'm trying to decide if I want one or not...

    Do you think it effects TTC?
     
  2. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    I had one...have done so every year; my doctor recommends it.
     
  3. purplelou

    purplelou Mummy to Lana Erin

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    I have one too, for other health problems and beacuse I work as a nurse so get exposed to lots of coughing/sneezing people. If you are thinking about it, it is definetely recommended in pregnancy so if you are TTC it mightn't be a bad idea to have done first. It isn't a live vaccine so no reason to wait afterwards to carry on TTC
     
  4. inaru816

    inaru816 TTC My 1st Little Person

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    I had one too. It is recommended for pregnant women and since I am trying to think positive, I had one in the hopes that I would be. Crazy logic I know, but it made sense to me at the time. :haha:
     
  5. NorthStar

    NorthStar Well-Known Member

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    I have one anyway, I'm asthmatic and healthy people die of the flu every year.

    Was also told by a doctor that the fever associated with flu is very dangerous to a foetus, much more so than the fluvax.
     
  6. Sus09

    Sus09 mum

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    That is a good question Milty, as I was thinking of having the flu shot as well!
    well thanks ladies for the answers, I will get mine this week!
     
  7. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    IDK about the UK, but here in the States, I get the flu shot that's a nasal spray...no needled involved.
     
  8. Sus09

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    I want to be in the US!!!!!!!! I should travel to Texas where my mother lives for a nasal flu shot!

    They use needles here in the UK:cry::wacko:
     
  9. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    I had one but I'm a nurse so we kind of have to so we don't got off sick during flu season!
    It was fine, slight aching arm for a few hours
    xx
     
  11. NorthStar

    NorthStar Well-Known Member

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    It's not a big needle, and doesn't really hurt.

    I bruise easily so do end up with a big itchy rash and bruise but hey ho, that still craps on getting the actual flu -I missed my flu shot due to work commitments 3 years ago and caught the proper flu and it was dreadful, felt like death warmed up for 2 weeks.
     
  12. SuperAwesome

    SuperAwesome Corinne's pet cow

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    I'm in Oregon and mine was a needle. *Cries*

    Actually, I usually refuse to have a flu shot. Twice in my life I've had a flu shot, and twice I've had crippling flu. Guess which years I had the flu? Now medical professionals swear up and down that it's not possible, but I don't buy it. I've heard too many instances of it happening to others as well.

    But this year was different. I had mine when I was 4 weeks, 3 days.
     
  13. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    A2....I thought it was bc one would get a dfferent strain of flu than what is in the shot, but the hell do I know? :haha:

    My kid had swine flu 2 years ago, that was fun....:nope:
     
  14. SuperAwesome

    SuperAwesome Corinne's pet cow

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    That's probably the case, but it was just awfully coincidental, since those are the only times I've had the flu.

    Swine flu, ugh, poor kid! Now that was some nasty bug. :(
     
  15. NorthStar

    NorthStar Well-Known Member

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    What DM said :thumbup:

    The fluvax in any one year only carries the most predominant strains, there will always be a few more rare viruses that aren't included.

    If that's any consolation Super Awesome it was a "special" flu you got.
     
  16. SuperAwesome

    SuperAwesome Corinne's pet cow

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    :haha:

    That sounds bloody well right! It's a special batch for me! :D
     
  17. dachsundmom

    dachsundmom Mommy To A Needy Husband

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    Yep, we all ended up on meds for swine flu for some strange reason...:nope:
     
  18. Sus09

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    Oh dear, Swine flu, that is a nasty one, lasts forever!

    I will have mine this week, I just hope NorthStar is right and the needle is not big!
     
  19. NorthStar

    NorthStar Well-Known Member

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    It's not Sus now man up woman!!!! In Aus they used to give us a lollipop afterwards, no such luck here in the UK.
     
  20. Sus09

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    Lollipops LOL

    Oh I hate needles... Since the molar pregnancy when they took blood twice a day for three weeks I got phobic to needles.
    not good as on Thursday I have to do my 7DPO Blood tests and probably the flu jab... two needles on the same day!!

    Does that mean I get two lollipops?:haha:
     

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