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Old 11-28-2005, 06:33 PM
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flu shot?

my place of employment is offering free flu shots next week.

Ive had flu shots in years past and never experienced any adverse side-effects, just general ache at the site of injection, some fatigue the first day, but other than that, just fine.

So I mentioned this to a friend here, my intentions of signing up for the shot.

She kind of freaked out on me and told me it was dangerous, and caused Alzheimers?? So I was reading on the internet, but I only ran across a few articles, some supporting this claim and others refuting it.

I think I'm not going to get it though. I didn't like some of the other stuff I read about it. I guess I'll take my chances.

Anyone else here think its a bad deal? The Flu vaccine?


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Old 11-28-2005, 07:20 PM
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Re: flu shot?

I heard something about that... there's a mercury based preservative used in "bulk" flu shots. Single doses don't need it.




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Old 11-28-2005, 07:59 PM
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Re: flu shot?

Unless you have a weak immune system, dont get one.



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Old 11-28-2005, 10:14 PM
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Re: flu shot?

i won't get one...





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Old 11-28-2005, 10:37 PM
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Re: flu shot?

Haven't you ever watched the X-Files?

Flu shots = no no!


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Old 11-29-2005, 02:39 AM
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Re: flu shot?

I didnt get the shot last year, and I got the flu. bedridden for 3 days. Pretty miserable stuff. Spent most of the time alternating between shivering and being hot. On the 3rd morning, after a night of being near delirious, hot and cold, hot and cold, it was like this soft cool breeze on my forehead and slight sweaty cooling on my brow... I knew the fever broke.

It sucked though. I forgot what it was like to be all feverish like that. I'm generally not a sickly sort of person

I've decided against the vaccine though.


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Old 11-29-2005, 03:51 AM
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Re: flu shot?

Also remember the vacine is only a concotion of the strain that they feel is the most prevalent. It just seems goofy to me how much they push the flu shot when it only amounts to 1 - 3 days of being sick in a year.

Nowadays they push more for children and elderly.

But like Corwin said it builds immunities. And in my book a couple billion years of anti-body vs. virus evolution is far more effective than some epidemiologist shooting me up with dead virus from last year.


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Old 11-29-2005, 04:11 AM
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Re: flu shot?

Having the flu would give immunity to that particular incarnation of that flu virus.

But getting the vaccine should have a similar effect, evolution and immunity wise, as well. Except that you'd get immunity to a flu variant (or group) that you might not even catch that year.

Most adults probably don't need to get it, but I don't see how it can hurt. As for the preservative thing, dunno. Aren't they using the same preservative that is being used for most child disease shots (like Diptheria vaccine, etc.?)



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Old 11-29-2005, 04:30 AM
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Re: flu shot?

hey, does anyone know why the nicotine patch is giving me such crazy nightmares and vivid dreams?

I havent reallly had a good nights sleep since I started this quitting business 3 weeks ago.

Even if I take it off at night, I still have crazy dreams.

Its kinda groovy when the dreams aren't scary... but the shark in the swimming pool with me was too scary, and so was the one with the man at the door with a knife in his hand.


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Old 11-29-2005, 05:01 AM
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Re: flu shot?

I've never messed with the patch, I just go cold turkey. With lots of bong hits.

I always figured the patch would make quitting more difficult by extending the withdrawal period. Better off getting it over with quick IMO.

But those dreams sound pretty funky, maybe I should try the patch out as a recreational drug type thing?

I actually just quit the death sticks again myself, been a little over a week now and I'm feeling great!



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