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Can A Flu Vaccine Cause A Seizure
Can the flu shot cause seizures in adults? I had a seizure when I was 13 around the time I had a flu shot and was wondering if it could be related.
Also known as influenza vaccines, flu shots are given out once a year to protect against the flu. The flu shot stimulates the immune system to build antibodies to three or four strains of flu viruses in the hopes that it will offer protection from the current strains present in the community. Each year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) monitors the strains of Influenza globally and incorporates the appropriate antigens in the new vaccine. For best protection the vaccine ...Read more
Is it safe for me get a flu shot if I'm taking lamactil for seizures? Could it make my seizures worse?
I have been treated for hashimotos for 10 years. I got vaccines and a flu shot recently. Can this cause a fluctuation in my thyroid test results?
Hashimoto thyroidi: Thyroid function tests can fluctuate by themselves. It should be transient. So glad you got the flu shot. It protects you against a subset of the flu strains out there. You are also protecting people around you, especially infants and the elderly from those same strains. ...Read more
After my flu vaccine, I have this terrible flu and i took a flu pills called chlorpheniramine. Does that cause any side effect? Or any bad effect?
Probably not flu: If you're in the U.S., it's probably not flu. Flu vaccine can't give the flu, and there's very little flu in the U.S. Right now. Flu shots are given during cold season, so it's common to get a cold after you get the flu shot, just by coincidence. Chlorpheniramine is a an antihistamine used to treat allergies. It won't do much for a cold or a flu, other than to make you sleepy. Try a decongestant. ...Read more
I received a flu shot. Four days later, i developed high fever, chills and dyspnea. I know this is a dead vaccine, but i alsohave als. Could it have been caused by als?
Yes: It has been found safe & effective as early as 6 months of age & less so earlier. This is possibly due to the interference of maternal antibodies passed through the placenta or just a weak response due to a young immune system the first time a kid has the flu vaccine in infancy a second dose is recommended a month later to help stimulate an adequate response. ...Read more
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more
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