Posted by Michele
on December 01, 2000 at 22:14:12:
In Reply to: Flu Vaccine and R.A. - for Sue posted by Dorothy Morris on October 23, 2000 at 17:53:43:
: Hi Sue, Thanks for the response. I needed that info'. Along with the recent (April -2000) attack
: of R.A. -I also suffer from Fibromyalgia( chest/ribs and shoulders)osteo arthritis and degenerative disks. I have NEVER had a flu shot--
: (big Chicken I guess -- now age 67!! A sufferer for over 10 yrs now!! Need a bit of "push" to get
: it done and over with! We expect a bad outbreak
: of flu this year hear in Canada (esp. South Ont. where I reside!) So -- I guess I have to get it done and over with. Thanks again!! Good Luck.
I would not recommend a flu shot if you are on
any immune-suppressant meds. Rheumatologits
generally do not recommend live vacinnes, because
your immune system may become compromised.