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early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

 early rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. has me taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice a day no other drugs yet. Is it safe to get flu shot without making joints ache more!

Flu shot safe: The flu shot is safe and MUCH safer than not being protected against the flu. Hope you are seeing a Rheumatologist because if you really have Rheumatoid Arthritis, even if early you need more than Aleve (naproxen) twice a day. If you are not seeing a Rheumtologist, please see one. ...Read more

Flu Shot (Definition)

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


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Got a flu shot now my whole arm is numb and hurts so bad. No pain medication is working and I can't even move my arm. What's should I do?

Got a flu shot now my whole arm is numb and hurts so bad. No pain medication is working and I can't even move my arm. What's should I do?

Shot clinic: Please check in with the clinic where the injection was given. Adverse reactions are reportable. If you are not able to move your arm - it would be important to have this medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you have a flu shot while taking prednisone?

Can you have a flu shot while taking prednisone?

Yes you can: Yes you can there is no contraindication to it. ...Read more

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Can you get a flu shot while taking cimzia (certolizumab pegol)?

Can you get a flu shot while taking cimzia (certolizumab pegol)?

Rule: A good rule of thumb is to avoid live vaccinations such the nasal flu vaccine while taking a biologic response modifier (cimzia, enbrel, etc.). The flu shot is not a live vaccine. Another good rule would be to try to have all vaccines up to date before starting a biologic drug. ...Read more

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Stomach cramping/pain, diarrhea, nausea since yesterday morning. Today i also started getting body aches. I have flu shot. Is there anything i can do?

Stomach cramping/pain, diarrhea, nausea since yesterday morning. Today i also started getting body aches. I have flu shot. Is there anything i can do?

Stomach virus: It sounds like you've picked up a stomach virus a.K.A. Viral gastroenteritis and it's completely unrelated to the flu shot. You can take an otc diarrhea medicine like loperamide or pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) to help and make sure to drink plenty of fluids, gatorade, and eat very lightly - bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast - nothing heavy or spicy to let your stomach rest. ...Read more

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Is a u.S. Flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?

Is a u.S. Flu shot effective when planning to stay overseas during the winter?

It's about strains: The flu vaccine is likely to have protective benefits everywhere. Even if strains are different in different world regions, there should be enough crossover to be effective. ...Read more

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If u already feel sick. ..Can u still get s flu shot?

Wait until you are : No longer feeling acutely ill and then get your flu shot. Take care. ...Read more

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How is this flu shot safer in reguards to gbs compared to issues in the 70' s ?

How is this flu shot safer in reguards to gbs compared to issues in the 70' s ?

Flu vaccine and GBS: Gbs is rare. Medical events occur regardless of vaccination, and background rates are used to assess vaccine safety by comparing the expected rate of disease or death to the actual or observed rate in any given timeframe. The background rate for gbs in the U.S. Is about 80 to 160 cases of gbs each week, regardless of vaccination. ...Read more

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If my baby was really fussy after the last year’s flu shot, is it okay for him to have one this year?

If my baby was really fussy after the last year’s flu shot, is it okay for him to have one this year?

Yes: General fussiness certainly is not fun, but does not fall under the criteria of a dangerous reaction. And it is still "better" than a serious, potentially life threatening case of the flu. ...Read more

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When should I get my flu shot?

When should I get my flu shot?

Mid-Sep. to mid-Nov.: In the U.S., the best time to get a flu shot each fall is in October, which means September through November is fine. However, if one misses his shot at those times, it is still fine to get it anytime until the end of the flu season. The flu season ends at the end of winter (February-March). ...Read more

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When is best time for flu shot?

When is best time for flu shot?

As soon as it : Becomes available. I know FluMist is available already and the shots shoud be also available shortly. Call your doctor to see if he/ahe has it. ...Read more

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Any unusual reactions to flu shot 2013?

Any unusual reactions to flu shot 2013?

Influenza vaccine: Slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. Headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain resolved quickly. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Flu shot?

What are the complications of Flu shot?

Flu shot: The flu shot has inactivated virus- so it will not infect you with the flu. If you have reactions to the shot they usually resolve within one to two days. Side effects can include a low grade fever, aches & pain, and localized swelling, redness and pain at the shot site. Some people have had allergic reactions to the flu vaccine. ...Read more

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Can the intradermal flu shot be painless?

Quite Possibly.: Per the cdc, the intradermal shot uses less antigen ; a much smaller needle. So yes - it may be painless for some people. ...Read more

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What happens if a child gets an adult flu shot?

What happens if a child gets an adult flu shot?

Not much usually: If a child gets an adult flu shot then usually there is not much that happens although a higher dose may cause a skin reaction. Just monitor carefully and if something starts to happen then please contact your dr for treatment of symptoms or if needs to be seen. Did your child get an adult flu shot? ...Read more

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What are the ingrediants in this years flu shot?

What are the ingrediants in this years flu shot?

3 influenza strains.: If you're asking about which strains, it contains the following 3 influenza strains for the 2011/2012 season: •a/california/7/2009 (h1n1)-like (same strain as was used for 2009 h1n1 monovalent vaccines) •a/perth/16/2009 (h3n2)-like •b/brisbane/60/2008-like. ...Read more

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Are there any unusal reactions to flu shot 2013?

Are there any unusal reactions to flu shot 2013?

Unsure: Slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. Headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain resolved quickly. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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