Wednesday, 18 October 2017

fLU JAB PROBLEMS


Way back in the 70's I had a flu jab that resulted in me being very unwell and I vowed never to have another.



Recently I was forced to go to the Doctors with an UTI that just wasn't going away.  This is a first for me, I have never had one in my life before.
Did I pick it up from the Hospital when Tom was there for a week ? who knows.

Anyway, whilst sitting in the chair in the nurses room, (like a sitting duck) she persueded me that at my age I should have the vaccine and so like a good little 'sitting duck' I agreed.

She told me that I may feel a bit rough for a couple of days !!!!!

I was so unwell, I actually spent one whole day in bed unable to get up, wringing wet with sweat one minute and freezing cold the next.  This lasted for 3 days.

Yesterday I had to go back to the nurse as the Antibiotics (again I have not taken Antibiotics since the 70's ) did  not work completely and so I am now on a second lot.

I mentioned that I had been ill and she said that some of the Doctors in the surgery had also been ill after the flu jab, this made me feel a lot better as I thought maybe I was just paranoid about the thing.

I guess this tells me that it isn't for everyone.
Tom marches in, gets his jab and never has any ill effects.

Just hoping that this second lot of pills work and I can get back to normal.

29 comments:

  1. I often wonder what would happen if I didn't have the jab. Thankfully, I am one of the fortunate ones that can have jabs without any problem. Wish everything else was as easy.

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  2. I am one of the fortunate ones who suffers no side effects. Being a mild asthmatic and having pneumonia 6 years ago makes me an 'at risk' person. There is nothing worse than a UTI hope it goes soon.....drink plenty. By the way I love that knitted Yorkie Dog on your blog header. Did you make it and if so where did you get the pattern?

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  3. Plenty of water for that UTI and sorry about the jab...they bother me too...

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  4. Jim and I have never taken the flu shots--having heard horror tales from friend who suffered ill effects.
    I've suffered with a UTI several times over the decades--have never been more miserably ill--and its something that isn't easily dealt with. I learned that the standard course of sulfa drugs doesn't wipe out the infection and a more radical antibiotic is necessary.
    I hope that you are on the mend, both from the UTI and the 'flu'---the combination must have left you feeling rather fragile.

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    1. Luckily I have got to 71 years old without very much going wrong with me. I avoid the dr like the plague unless it is something that I cannot deal with like this UTI. Am on my second lot of antibiotics and may need another lot tapered to the particular virus when the test comes back. To say that I was feeling fragile is an understatement. I'll be sure to give the flu vaccine a miss next year and take my chance.
      Thanks for your good wishes.

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  5. Sorry you are feeling so rough. I used to take the flu shot. Years ago, I had one, got the flu, but the flu the shot was for wasn't the flu I got and I ended up in the hospital. Doc there couldn't help me so sent me to a larger hospital. Point is - getting a jab doesn't necessarily make a person safe. I quit getting them and avoid people. Hahahahaha!

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    1. Thanks Sharon, I never have it but I suppose I was in a vulnerable position and gave way, not like me at all, must be getting soft in my old age, lol

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  6. I was just talking about this with some coworkers. We can opt for flu shots here at work, and I've opted not to get one. I just think I'm better off taking my chances! But some of my coworkers got one and they talked about varying degrees of reaction on past shots, and what to expect from this one.

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  7. My husband had the same experience. He's resisted flu shots for a few years, but this year decided to have one and was promptly ill! I think too many things are recommended for everyone or everyone over a certain age.

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    1. I'm sorry your hysband was ill but it does make me feel a bit better to know that I'm not the only one who has been affected.

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  8. I quit getting them and avoid people. Hahahahaha!


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  9. Sorry to hear you have been feeling so unwell, these things make you wonder don't they!? We have cranberry juice with fizzy water which seems to help the UTI type things, low sugar though. Hope you are feeling better soon xcx

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  10. Oh, Briony, you have really been through it! I am so sorry. I wonder if you have an allergy to something in the shot? I am glad I didn't know this before we got our shot. We do every year. They have an extra strong shot for seniors that we call The Geezer Shot, and that is what we get. We have never gotten sick from it. Well, hopefully you at least won't get the flu this year.

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  11. You poor thing that is awful, take care🐇❤🐇

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  12. I never get one. I was at the doctors on Monday and they asked if I wanted one and I said no. I asked the doctor if they were absolutely necessary. He told me yes and no. It all depends on what you do and over all general health

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  13. My husband and I had ours a couple of days ago, I’m not surprised you vowed never to have another if it has that effect on you, it sounds awful. Hope these antibiotics work better for you xx

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  14. We do get the flu shot every year... and on occasion we have felt a little "off" for a day or so, but this year our arms didn't even get sore. We don't get the one for those over 65, but get the normal flu injection - it usually works, so why change. I had the real flu back in 1997 and believe me, you don't want that. I was sick for almost 2 months. But again, it's a personal call.

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  15. I haven't gotten the jab in years, preferring to take my chances. Hope that UTI goes away soon!

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  16. Of course flu jabs change each year and this year's winter concoction will be different from last winter's. Side effects are quite common but in the end probably a lot better than contracting influenza.

    By the way Briony - you are now a cartoon face in my football crowd! Remember?

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  17. we had to sign a paper when we got ours stating we had no infections in our body or did not have any symptoms of cold or fever. I am thinking the UTI could be the culprit causing the bad reaction. I do know some people have one but in 20 years we have not. I was scheduled for mine and got a sinus infection, I had to wait 4 weeks after it was gone to get it, so did bob, we caught the same thing. hope ou are better now

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  18. I am 57 yrs old and have been getting the flu shot since I was about 32, having asthma my doc suggested that I needed to be taking it. I have never had an issue being sick after getting it. Back in 2012 though I did end up with the flu a few months after the shot. Only happened this one time. Hoping you are feeling better and it keeps you from getting the flu.

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  19. I worked in a Care Home where the Residents all had Flu Jabs. Only two of them had bad reactions to it. One lovely lady died shortly after her jab. I will always remember her. She always said " if your face wants to smile let it. If it doesn't make it " My Husband has the Flu Jab without a reaction but I won't risk it ! I hope you feel better soon Briony. Marion x

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