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Old 04-29-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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avian flu vaccine studies

I'm currently taking part in an avian flu study. They are teating to see if the adjuvant, Aluminum hydroxide, will increase the titer and stimulate immunity faster. After the first shot I had some mild symptoms, but the second one gave me dry mouth, which I have never suffered from, and now I'm having aches in muscles and tendons and a headache, for days. The doc said the dry mouth could not be from the alum in the vaccine. I'm afraid he'll brush aside my other symptoms or drop me from the study, thinking that bad side effects would make the study look bad and slow down production of the vaccine. Is there anyone out there in this study in another area, and what are you experiencing?