Narcolepsy flu vaccine

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Avatar f tn I am 26 wks pregnant and one of the guidelines in Ireland is that all pregnant women get the flu vaccine. My fear is that now the flu vaccine has a strain for the so called swine flu(which i have always had doubts about!) Especially now with all the questions around the disorder narcolepsy that has now affected a precentage of kids in ireland that had the vaccine back in 2009. Anyhow could anyne give me some advice.
535822 tn?1443976780 s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has declared that seasonal flu vaccine is not linked to narcolepsy, the agency is concerned that Pandemrix is of a different breed, and that it is not necessarily safe for children (http://www.guardian.co.uk). Back in 2099, it was confirmed that narcolepsy is actually an autoimmune disorder characterized by missing brain cells that are responsible for producing hypocretin, a hormone that promotes wakefulness.
Avatar f tn I received a flu vaccination for the Australian flu season of 2009 through the company i worked for at the time and by the summer of 2010 just a few months later i began to develop the symptoms of cervical dystonia which gradually became full blown CD. I was 32 at the time with no previous neurological issues or diagnosed health conditions and never having previously had a flu vaccine at least not during my adulthood.
Avatar f tn Flu shots and viruses have been known to cause what looks like Bells Palsy, but is actually a manifestation of cataplexy (random muscle weakness or paralysis which can be widespread or isolated) which happens in narcolepsy, which flu shots and viruses have been known to cause. Most recently, the H1N1 vaccine caused a swath of narcolepsy cases. 75% of people with narcolepsy never, ever get diagnosed in their lifetime.
535822 tn?1443976780 s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has declared that seasonal flu vaccine is not linked to narcolepsy, the agency is concerned that Pandemrix is of a different breed, and that it is not necessarily safe for children (http://www.guardian.co.uk). Back in 2099, it was confirmed that narcolepsy is actually an autoimmune disorder characterized by missing brain cells that are responsible for producing hypocretin, a hormone that promotes wakefulness.
Avatar n tn I am B12 deficient and showing symptoms of neurological problems (tingling, numbness, dizziness) and have an appt. to see a neurologist in a couple weeks. I was supposed to get a flu vaccine today at work. I am wondering if it's still safe if I could possible have a neurological issue from the B12 deficiency. Does anyone know?
Avatar n tn Flu shots have been known to cause what looks like Bells Palsy, but is actually a manifestation of cataplexy (random muscle weakness or paralysis which can be widespread or isolated) which happens in narcolepsy, which flu shots have been known to cause. Most recently, the H1N1 vaccine caused a swath of narcolepsy cases. 75% of people with narcolepsy never ever get diagnosed in their lifetime.
Avatar n tn The first time Bell's presented itself for me was when I was pregnant and got the flu shot because I was in that "high risk" group. It was the first time I had ever received the flu vaccine in my life. I had full facial paralysis with hearing loss within 24 hours of the shot and it lasted 2 months. I had the full on flu for almost 2 weeks! Fast forward...its been 4 years without a Bell's episode or a flu shot. Got one yesterday and guess what...
Avatar n tn has anyone heard what vaccination is reportedly linked to narcolepsy? i saw a show yesterday about narcolepsy and they mentioned a vaccination was given to a 13 year old girl and 2 hours later she was experiencing cataplexly (a paralyzing catatonic state that is a symptom of narcolepsy) but they did not say which vaccination.
881165 tn?1265984588 Are you planning on getting the Swine Flu vaccine (when it finally gets here)? Better yet, why or why not?
Avatar f tn I am now 39 weeks pregnant and after much hesitation, on Friday last week I decided to have the flu jab, since my GP and midwife etc. had reiterated the importance of this in pregnant women. I regret this with all my heart!! - By Saturday I started noticing a numbness on my tongue and a pain on the back of my ear by Sunday this got worse and by Monday I was unable to shut my eye and the right hand side of my face was paralysed. How scary this was....
Avatar f tn Oz Just two days after it was reported that GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine has actually caused a whopping 800 cases of narcolepsy in children according to Reuters, a major publicity stunt for the efficacy of the flu shot as presented by CNN has crashed and burned. After receiving his very first flu shot live on air from vaccine advocate Dr.
Avatar f tn It can be caused by viruses or certain vaccines (for example, H1N1 vaccine was notorious for causing a swath of narcolepsy cases in children). I believe I am genetically predisposed and contracted narcolepsy after either my MMR or my T/D vaccine when I was a young teenager.
2085202 tn?1373199740 Oz Just two days after it was reported that GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine has actually caused a whopping 800 cases of narcolepsy in children according to Reuters, a major publicity stunt for the efficacy of the flu shot as presented by CNN has crashed and burned. After receiving his very first flu shot live on air from vaccine advocate Dr.
Avatar n tn I am currently 16 weeks pregnant and just found out I have the flu. My OB put me on Tamiflu but my primary said she wasn't sure about it. Has anyone been on this while pregnant? I'm worried it's going to hurt the baby. Also it did get the flu vaccine, I was only a couple weeks pregnant so I didn't know but I'm a little mad they push a vaccine that obviously doesn't work.
Avatar f tn Definitely call one of them and they can do a rapid flu test....yes you can still get the flu,even after getting the vaccine...keep hydrated and keep any fever down....but call ME!! Good luck!!
Avatar n tn I just wanted to post that seven years ago, at the age of 48, I got my first flu shot. 10days later I developed Bells Palsy. I am not asking, I KNOW that this came from the flu shot. Period. Why is it taking so long for you doctors to figure this out?
792540 tn?1285186997 I already got the Swine Flu Vaccine. My doctor told me that i needed to get it because the risk of getting Swine Flu was higher than the risk of the shot. So many pregnant women have died from the Swine FLu so i got scared and preferred being protected. Hope this helps you make your decision!
Avatar f tn He pressured me more into getting the flu vaccine now since its already flu season and then he told me to think about the Tdap vaccine.
Avatar f tn Just for those who may not know, the H1N1 vaccine is included in the seasonal flu vaccine this year. Last year, I got both shots and had no problems w/the H1N1 vax. I just wanted to let you know that in case you might be wondering about the H1N1 part. In fact, I really didn't hear of any ill effects in the news from anybody taking the H1N1 shot.
Avatar n tn Flu shots have never bothered me, but I had a terrible reaction to the pneumonia vaccine - high fever, chills, swollen/painful arm, no appetite....
650416 tn?1274711495 any thoughts on the swine flu??? what are your thoughts about the vaccine? any advice from drs?
599170 tn?1300973893 Funny thing is that last year, I was the only one in my family to get a flu vaccine and I was the ONLY ONE TO GET THE FLU!!! Very unpleasant nasal swab for the diagnosis, I might add. I would NOT have bothered to get my flu diagnosed/treated except that my husband was having surgery in another state in less than 2 weeks from when I came down with the flu and I didn't want him to get sick. That Tamiflu is unbelievable.
675718 tn?1530033033 i got my seasonal flu shot in october and the swine flu vaccine a week ago although i am sick now with a cold i will not get the flu
939489 tn?1260887943 Not the h1n1 vaccine as it is not available yet, but I asked and it will be the killed vaccination as the flu vaccine I received. I have not had any adverse reaction other than soreness at the injection site that lasted about a day, maybe less. Has anyone else gotten their flu shot already???
Avatar f tn I asked my OB office yesterday if I should have the multi dose vaccine or the preservative free vaccine. They said either was fine. I had the multi dose today at work. Now, that I have read some articles online. I'm worried I may have done something that can hurt my baby. Any advice or knowledge to offer.