Flu shot side effects!

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Ali-Mar
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Re: Flu shot side effects!

Postby Ali-Mar » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:06 pm

I have been getting a flu shot every year for the last 10 years or so, but I didn't have C Diff. I contracted C Diff in Feb 2020.

The flu shots worked for me for most years. There was one year yearly 2000 that it was for the wrong virus, so I end up getting flu that year. Side effects are very minor, minor symptoms of a cold for a few days after the shot and the local pain in the arm

Now that I know there is abx in the flu shot, I might not take one this year. I will discuss that with my dr

Thanks for sharing the chart Elvish, I will share that with my dr
Male 54, contracted C-Diff on Feb 5, 2020, diagnosed on March 2nd, Took Flagyl for 8 days, Vanco for 10 days, relapsed 5 weeks post-Vanco. finished Dificid Taper on June 20 relapsed two weeks later, had the FMT on July 14th, 2020

Ril
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Re: Flu shot side effects!

Postby Ril » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:05 pm

I am an RN who had c diff almost 8 years ago and a moderator on this site. I have been getting flu shots every year with no problem. I have no worries that there is any concern about significant antibiotics or it would be in the consent questionnaire.
I am more concerned about getting a serious case of influenza, especially this year with Covid-19.

Rita


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