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Old 01-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Dogdragoness View Post
I wish they had a shot for Mtn cedar allergies :/ the count is like ... At 20,000 last time I checked & it's making me miserable ... But what sucks is all the meds that decongest me also make me too drowsy to work
HEB has an herbal formula for cedar allergies. I believe it is supposed to build your immunity against cedar pollen/spores.

The one time I had the flu shot I was sick for a week with the flu.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:03 PM
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Hyia got a flu shot yesterday, and today, she is coughing fresh, and has developed a fever. Coincidence? Exposed at the doctor office? Sighs. She JUST got over one of these.

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Old 01-12-2013, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Dekka View Post
I don't get the flu. But even if I did I likely wouldn't bother with the shot. I am all for vaccinations, but I would like to take ones that aren't like throwing a dart at a moving target from have a year away.
Best quote for describing the flu shot ever. So many people flipped out on me because I didn't get it - they buy into the media hype.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:35 PM
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I had flu shot last year and got one for this year. I am surrounded by children at work who are constantly getting sick and passing it on to others. Best decision I made. I havent been sick since last year. Fingers crossed that it'll have the same result this year
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:11 PM
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I did not get one, never have, and will not this year. From what I hear on the news, the shot is pretty much a bust this year anyway.

Also, I'm sick right now, but it is NOT the flu. It's just a cold. I can't remember the last time I actually has something I suspected was the flu.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:24 PM
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I did have the flu shot this year, working around lots of kiddos in daycare and all. *knock on wood* I've been good so far and been around a lot of sick kids. Including my sister who lives with me.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:39 PM
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I had it once and got horrendously sick. Coincidence? Maybe, but never again.

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:41 PM
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I've only gotten the flur shot one year and that was the year I got the flu. I was horribly sick and had to take days off of work and go to the ER at one point because my fever was ridiculous and I was delusional. Never Again! Since then I went back to no flu shot, got a bit of a cold a month ago, but nothing near as bad.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:33 AM
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Seems to confirm some suspicions I've had for a long time. Our immune systems are like everything else. They need stimulation, they need to work, they need to be challenged in natural ways, like everything else in this world.

It's been known for a while that flu vaccines only provide a temporary rise of very specific antibodies for usually less than one year.

Natural exposure provides not only lifetime immunity, but also prepares your immune system for similar viruses that you'll encounter later in life as well.

I guess it's good for business. Keep people in need
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:54 AM
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no flu shot here. My husband got one and seems to be OK so far, but I'd rather not.

Besides. I don't get sick. Ever. It's a fact.

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