is hashimoto's a "chronic illness"? (re: flu shot)
i was reading the flu shot guidelines from the CDC about who should get a flu shot, and they mention adults and children with a chronic illness. the examples they give are heart disease, diabetes, asthma, cancers, HIV/AIDS, etc. so, here's my question: is my hashimoto's thyroiditis a chronic illness?
i've had a flu shot the last two years, and i'm concerned about not having one this year. my fear is that my immune system is already wigged out, as evidence by the autoimmune disease, and will i be able to fight off the flu as sick as i am right now? i'm especially concerned when i remember what i read about hashi's patients reporting more infections.