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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:31 PM
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Media Scare of the Week

This week it's the flu, top story on the network evening newscasts tonight. U.S. News and World Report headline:

"Severe Season Feared" Yep, let's be sure and use scary words in headlines. Might as well make the letters red as well.

Flu kills a lot of people every year but since when have they started pushing flu shots for everyone?
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Got Flu Shot? I did... Dr. orders gave it to me last time I was in.
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Old Jan 04, 2013, 07:39 PM
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Three folks at work got the shot. Two of them got the flu. I'm still chillin but will advise if I get it
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:15 AM
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The flu, flu shots.... LOL

They forced a pregnant mother to take a vaccine. 4 days after the vaccine she was in the hospital giving birth to a 2 month premie. In an otherwise perfect healthy pregnancy.

This isn't medicine they do! Including the flu shot.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:17 AM
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They will have to shoot me or imprison me before I ever take the flu shot. And I will fully be self justified in my mind to treat anyone forcing me to take the flu shot as serious threats to my pursuit of happiness.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:19 AM
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I used to get flu shots every year but the last 6 or so I didn't. The media was talking about a severe flu this year so I decided to get a flu shot about a month ago and I regretted it. That night I went to sleep only to wake up about an hour later with severe body aches. I couldn't sleep the entire night and the hole next day the body aches continued. I have never had a reaction to the flu shot so I was surprised to say the least. While it only lasted about 36 hours it was worse than coming down with the flu so that will be the last time I get a flu shot.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:31 AM
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 10:58 AM
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Got Flu Shot? I did... Dr. orders gave it to me last time I was in.
Talk it over with your Dr, but consider the shingles immunization and if you are 60 or over the pneumonia immunization also.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:40 AM
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I used to get flu shots every year but the last 6 or so I didn't. The media was talking about a severe flu this year so I decided to get a flu shot about a month ago and I regretted it. That night I went to sleep only to wake up about an hour later with severe body aches. I couldn't sleep the entire night and the hole next day the body aches continued. I have never had a reaction to the flu shot so I was surprised to say the least. While it only lasted about 36 hours it was worse than coming down with the flu so that will be the last time I get a flu shot.
Did you let your Dr. know?
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:42 AM
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Talk it over with your Dr, but consider the shingles immunization and if you are 60 or over the pneumonia immunization also.
I get the pneumonia immunization and the flu shot since I have been down, I am 54 and shee seems not to be taking any chances.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 11:44 AM
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I get the pneumonia immunization and the flu shot since I have been down, I am 54 and shee seems not to be taking any chances.
Unfortunately we have considerably weakened ourselves over the past 100 years or so and what we once built natural immunities to, we now need help to fend stuff off. Do I like it, not particularly, but neither do I want to risk something worse.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Did you let your Dr. know?
Yes my Doc said it was a rare reaction but does happen.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 01:59 PM
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I haven't been to a doctor or dentist in 5 years and look how awesome I am
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 06:19 PM
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Sad part is, the folks that make the flu vacc has no clue what strain is out there. Pretty much throwing darts at a board. If you get the flu, the quickest, all time , fool proof course is to drink plenty of fluids, treat the symptoms and in a week or so you'll be fit as a fiddle.

Or go get some tamiflu. Still got to waIt a week or so to feel better.


And No, the flu shot can not give you the flu. It's usually a nice little coincidence that folk get the stomach bug while at the Clinic getting the flu shot.
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