Fibromyalgia and flu shots

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Avatar f tn http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn There are several things that have helped me. For one thing I try really hard to get a good nights sleep w/o disturbance. I take some supplements that help...5HTP and Melatonin. Both are natural supstances found at the vitamin area at Wal-Mart. My rhematologist sent me to a physical therapist who showed me some exercises. They also did ultrasound and tens unit therapy. But the exercises have really helped. Another tip is, don't overdo. Know when to stop.
Avatar n tn Today I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and hip bursitis and tendonnitus in my elbow area. I've had pain in my forearm muscles and joint near my eblow for a few months. It started on the left elbow area and then after about month it suddenly quit hurting and being sure and started up in the right upper are and joint near my elbow. Yesterday when it suddenly started up in my thigh, I thought enough, get to the Dr.
209591 tn?1267418314 Hello, My most painful treatment was trigger point injections, I rec'vd 16 shots in the first and only setting. Physical Therapy, was painful due to having to move around.
Avatar f tn As for me i have to reschedule my apt with rhuematologist i ended up with the flu on my birthday had that for 4 days my husband slid on ice and hit a pine tree and then this week i ended up with a sore throat a migraine and a fever. So i have to get my xray of my soratic (sp) done and get an apt and still do the sleep study. So far the vitamin d isn't helping any.
594002 tn?1256307382 CFIDS / M.E. and fibromyalgia patients risk relapse if we get the flu shot. Anyhow... this is what I posted last year on the subject... it includes what the CFS / fibro experts were saying on the subject : http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn Were you ever on antidepressants or any medication that would effect dopamine, serotonin or norepinephrine levels, prior to being dx'd with Fibromyalgia? If so, what was your age and approximately how long did you stay on the medication. Thank you for your response to this poll. Have a nice day.
Avatar m tn What do I tell my doc to get him to understand that this really happened and get help? It was also one of those new kind of shots that they put up to your arm and then hit and it injects, so not a normal needle but it was at the joint not below in the muscle. I need them to understand this really happened to me and it's not just the usual chronic pain. Thanks for your help!
16615961 tn?1454423687 I take vitamin d3 to supplement and I take b12 occasionally when I remember. My last doc gave me b12 shots once a month but she up and left and I had to find a new one.
Avatar f tn Gullian Barré isn't the only major concern about vaccines, but it is something worth considering if you already have Fibromyalgia. So, yeah, the flu shots still have it. The best way to avoid getting the flu or colds, or at least reducing the symptoms is doing what you can to raise your vitamin D levels--if you can. It can be rather difficult for some people with vitamin D dysregulation or with intolerance to taking oral vitamin D.
Avatar n tn Plus, I NEED to have a flu shot - which they won't let me get as long as I am sick. If I got a flu shot and did indeed have Valley Fever, is that dangerous? I am leaving again for Tucson the end of October and plan to contact a doctor there for testing. I have been on 3 rounds of antibiotics (Leviquin) which make me a little better - but I get as bad or worse as soon as the antibiotics are done. Am I living dangerously to wait until the beginning of November to see a doctor in Arizona?
Avatar n tn Try doing some outdoor walking and jogging and compare if you have the same flu like symptoms in Gym and outside. If you only have them in the gym then you are allergic to something, you have to find that out and prevent it. Take care!
Avatar f tn I went to Wallgreens yesterday and got my flu shot. It was 24.99 which is kinda expensive but! No sick people like you get if you go to the doctors office! No wait time! And, no office visit or co pay! I also found out that sugar, yes sugar, depresses the immune system! Am I the only one that did not know that? The more I learn the more I feel defeated. I just quit smoking cold turkey 18 days ago and guess what I turned to? You got it! Jelly beans!
Avatar n tn I don't have a diet plan either I am just trying to make good choices and watch my portions. This way I know that when I stop the shots and medicine I won't gain it all back. Lets hope!!! Best of Luck to you have any tips for me?
Avatar f tn He claims that there are ME/CFS/FM patients who relapse after getting flu shots and many of them do not even develop antibodies to the vaccination. The article also says you have to weigh the risks. Do you travel a lot ? Do you work in the medical field or in a school ? If you do, obviously your chances of catching the flu would be higher. So it is quite risky and I think once again, I will choose not to get the flu shot.
Avatar f tn Tests and doctor visits had to stop until now, when I've turned 65. I've taken flu shots for many years and I don't get the flu. I don't get colds and I've always been very healthy except when I was a child. I get to resume doctor visits next week.
Avatar f tn We recently had a guest physician here in MedHelp, who knows about CFS, fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases. I asked him my question about the flu shot and here is the question and his response: PlateletGal asks “What are your thoughts on the flu shot in people who have immune dysfunction ? I know I’ve had one flu shot and I was quite ill from it. I also get very ill when I have allergy injections and will never get allergy shots again.
Avatar n tn Also, go see your medical doctor if you feel that you have worsened. I got the flu shots on Nov 5th and there have been days that I felt that I went "backwards" and then I would improve again. Look at our original forum (Tingling after Swine Flu Vaccine) where there are over 150 comments for more feedback and suggestions. Take care and keep in touch so we know how you're doing.
975514 tn?1325001538 In addition to the community here, MedHelp also offers tools to help you and your doctor in your road to wellness. Fibromyalgia and CFS can be so intricate and can have so many different symptoms. Due to this, it is very helpful that MedHelp offers health trackers for us to utilize. We can track our progress and especially our flare ups. Below are just a few trackers that I find useful. • CFS/FMS Tracker - • Pain Tracker - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn What do I tell my doc to get him to understand that this really happened and get help? It was also one of those new kind of shots that they put up to your arm and then hit and it injects, so not a normal needle but it was at the joint not below in the muscle. I need them to understand this really happened to me and it's not just the usual chronic pain. Thanks for your help!
217229 tn?1192766004 Here, take these pills --- call me in a week if you still feel uncomfortable. And he quotes that flu like symptoms and the other "MILD" symptoms should now be gone... LOLOLOL! Anyhow...
Avatar f tn remember not to do this in the future when other new illnesses emerge. If bird flu, SARS and West Nile Virus didn't kill their victims... then we probably would have questioned whether or not these people were ill as well. Stop the judging and do your research !
Avatar m tn Hi everyone - I am 35 and pregnant with my first child. I have fibromyalgia and asthma. I have worked with children for 10 years and I seem to have no resistance to the bugs the children have. I get everything they have and seem to have no let up from different bugs during the winter time especially. I have just got over a bad virus I caught from the kids (in June) and had a chest infection and had to take an antibiotic.
Avatar m tn The headache increases along with a feeling of fatigue and I have contant post nasal drip and some infrequent frontal sinus pain (and a history of sinusitis). Perhaps important...?
Avatar f tn I had both endometriosis and fibroids, had a hystertomy 15 years ago, before I was ever diagnosed with fibromyalgia and CFS and RLS. I never untill now, thought there was a relationship, I also have problems with fibroid tumors in my breasts. I mentioned your poll to my doctor and he rolled his eyes and said the two have nothing to due with each other. Truthfully I think he is an over educated idiot.
543791 tn?1216385377 Like I said earlier, I have since been diagnosed with Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, and IBS by other doctors who were NOT aware that I had been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I was embarrassed to tell them that I had Fibro because 12 years ago the awareness was much lower and I had some doctors tell me that Fibro wasn't real. So I continued to see specialist after specialist for the other related medical problems and treated each of my problems separately.
Avatar f tn This is year 5 for me. I have fibromyalgia and had a very bad set back after my intramuscular flu shot this year. Do the thyrogen injections also cause problems in people with fibromyagia? Don't know what to do and must make up mind in next two days. Thank you.
Avatar n tn personally i have decided to laugh my way through as much of this as is possible and save the complaints and keep them to a minimum til i REALLY need them....also, being prepared with other meds to manage your side effects is really important, but that can take a few weeks, til you see which ones affect you in particular....some may be...nausea, headaches from hell, itchyness, bitchiness, fatique...etc etc...but think you will be surprised at how tough you can be....
242516 tn?1368227505 - measles, mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine and thimerosal-containing vaccines can combine to cause autism; - thimerosal-containing vaccines alone can cause autism; and - MMR vaccine without thimerosal can cause autism. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Office of Special Masters ruled out the first and third theories since "the evidence was overwhelmingly contrary to the petitioners' contentions" on each issue, according to Special Master George Hastings.