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Getting a flu shot with fibromyalgia

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Condoned, but ok: As you know, this is not recommended, but it will not hurt overall if you are generally healthy.
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No worries: Currently, our senior citizens have the option to get a High-Dose version of the seasonal flu shot. The High-Dose version has 4 times the amount of an ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Side effect is: possible. Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occu ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
OK to take: Garlic is promoted as beneficial for many things. The things for which the evidence is strongest is improving high blood pressure and preventing colon ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
What type of eye: Disorder are you referring to? Can you clarify and re-ask question. Thanks.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Goiter: or enlarged thyroid may be due to inflammation, infection and/or lack of iodine in your diet . Hashimotos is an autoimmune illness and requires aggre ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Many : Many people report "not feeling well" after recieving a flu shot, as well as after recieving a meningitis vaccine. The most common reaction is sorenes ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Flu vaccination: There is very rarely an allergic reaction associated with the influenza vaccination. Take Benadryl as directed for three days, and if the hives contin ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
6 mos old: Flu vaccine has past muster in research trials for children 6 mos and older. In the near future, trials are studying whether it can be given even you ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
Mostly local reactio: As long as you are otherwise healthy, you can't get the flu from the flu shot- since it is a dead virus. Only the nasal spray (live attenuated virus) ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Great question!: Many people have opinions about "how" to boost the immune system. Practically speaking, there is no correct answer to this. The immune system is ver ... Read More
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