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H1N1 and autoimmune diseases, shoud you get the vaccine?

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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H1N1 and autoimmune diseases, shoud you get the vaccine?

If you have Autoimmune diseases should you get the H1N1? Could it cause any problems?

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:47 AM   #2
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Re: H1N1 and autoimmune diseases, shoud you get the vaccine?


I am a diagnosed diabetic and also I suffer a great deal from osteo arthritis. My doctors told me to get the H1N1 and also the regular flu shot. I did so about 6 weeks or so ago and have not had one bad effect from them. I am very very happy I listened to them and got them done.

I know everyone is different too and side effects could happen but the biggest side effect of not getting them was enough to convince me that I could handle any side effect.If you are unsure can you ask your Doctor about it?

Hope all goes well for you


Old 12-29-2009, 05:08 PM   #3
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Re: H1N1 and autoimmune diseases, shoud you get the vaccine?

I have Lupus, Fibromyalgia and Heart Valve issues and even though I was not told to get it, I did for my own peace of mind. I took the regular shot one week and the H1N1 the next and have not had any ill effects. I feel that my regular doctor's visits undoubtedly puts me in touch with sick folks, so I better protect myself.

Old 01-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: H1N1 and autoimmune diseases, shoud you get the vaccine?

It depends. The lupus clinic I go to has suggested that all patients receive the un-adjuvanted vaccine. If you are in Canada there are two types - ones with adjuvant and ones without for mainly pregnant women. My rheumatologist got some of the unadjuvanted ones for their patients. If you are in the US I think that all of them are unadjuvanted, and I am unsure about other countries.

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