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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2012, 04:09:48 PM »
So THAT's what it is!  The shots pretty much didn't hurt at all, but my right upper arm's been killing me since last night!  Still, pneumonia's gotta be a lot worse, right? (Though it sucks I won't be able to work out till the arm feels at least somewaht better  :()

I have actually found that working out helps make the soreness go away faster.

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Offline 0608

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #101 on: October 13, 2012, 08:49:01 AM »
Thanks for the tip! :)

Offline wolfter

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #102 on: October 13, 2012, 09:03:29 AM »
Well, I just got mu first flu shot since 1991. Being positive is the only reason I agreed to it. I am now waiting on my pneumonia vaccination, I hadn't even heard of that until my doc mentioned it. Now they are talking about a shingle vaccine..anyone else got one?

According to the CDC, anyone with a weakened immune system should not receive the vaccine.  It is also only recommended for those over 60.

I got my flu shot over a month ago.  Not sure why so many people wait.  The vaccine is produced early in the year based on guesstimates of which strain will hit.  Even if a different strain becomes prevalent, there's not enough time to produce a different vaccine.  I think this is why people are under the delusion that the vaccine caused them to get the flu.  On occasion, they get it wrong and people are not protected against the strain that actually hits.

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« Last Edit: October 13, 2012, 11:02:59 PM by wolfter »
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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #103 on: October 13, 2012, 03:08:59 PM »
i have had pneumonia shots every five years since the 90s. Of course that didn't stop PCP when I neglected taking meds for three years, but still.

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Offline noregrets

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #104 on: October 13, 2012, 03:19:46 PM »
Finally got around to getting mine yesterday.
Joey

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Diagnosed:  Dec. 15, 2011
Jan. 2012:  CD4 - 584, VL - 104,000
July 2012:  CD4 - 435, VL - 265,000
Sept. 2012:  CD4 - 252, VL - 307,000
Started Atripla:  Oct. 2, 2012
Nov. 2012: CD4 - 563, VL - 8,440
Jan. 2013: CD4 - 540, VL - 436
April 2013: CD4 - 369, VL - 109
July 2013: CD4 - 721, VL - Undetectable (finally!)
Nov. 2013: CD4 - 795, VL - 21
Mar. 2014: CD4 - 759, VL - Undetectable
July 2014: CD4 - 586, VL - Undetectable

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #105 on: October 13, 2012, 05:01:24 PM »
Finally got around to getting mine yesterday.

Great!

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #106 on: October 13, 2012, 07:47:22 PM »
According to the CDC, anyone with a weakened immune system should not receive the vaccine.  It is also only recommended for those over 60.

My doctor said that I was too young and that my CD4s were too low anyway..It was a nurse that mentioned it...
Started Meds On 5/1/2012 Norvair, Truvada, Prezista, and Bactrim

4/17/2012--CD4 83/ VL 353,000  7.0%
5/15/2012--CD4 218/ VL 4,970    14.1%
6/27/2012--CD4 146/ VL 420      6.1%
10/11/2012-CD4-223/ VL-62       9.5%
2/14/2013--CD4-215/ VL-119      13.6%
7/3/2013---CD4-256/ VL-UD       18.0%
10/18/2013 CD4-223/ VL-UD       22.2%
01/23/2014-CD4-381/VL-UD       25.3%--Dropped the Bactrim
05/01/20140CD$-370/VL-UD       23.5%

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Offline tash08

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2012, 04:13:45 PM »
I received my flu shot yesterday, my arm is a little sore. But other than that I have not had a flu since getting my vaccine for the past 7 years. I rather be safe than sorry, it kills me when people claim the flu vaccine made'em sick unless it's the FluMist which contains a live virus. Yes you can still catch a cold lol not the same as the flu.  ;)
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07/10/10 CD4-450, VL-UD
10/10/10 CD4-473, VL-UD
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05/02/11 CD4-638, VL-UD <20 copies Hell yeah!
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Offline gadawg1979

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #108 on: October 17, 2012, 01:30:28 AM »
Flu shot done, TB test done non-reactive Pnuemonia done and that one made me sore as hell.... I am now good until November when I get labs again.
Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #109 on: October 17, 2012, 01:57:17 AM »
Took my dogs for their Bordetella vaccination.  They got the mist, which I didn't even know existed for dogs.  I wondered how would they suck up the mist?  But, they did, for the most part.  This is the first time they've gotten this vaccination, because we've never boarded them.  Anyway, some of the vaccine sprayed on my face. 

Am I now vaccinated for kennel cough, or should I be worried I may have inhaled a live virus?  ;) 

Offline gadawg1979

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2012, 04:20:33 AM »
Took my dogs for their Bordetella vaccination.  They got the mist, which I didn't even know existed for dogs.  I wondered how would they suck up the mist?  But, they did, for the most part.  This is the first time they've gotten this vaccination, because we've never boarded them.  Anyway, some of the vaccine sprayed on my face. 

Am I now vaccinated for kennel cough, or should I be worried I may have inhaled a live virus?  ;)

Never thought of it that way....


Diagnosed March 2012
Initial CD4- 156 VL 200K (started Complera) Genotype test no resistance
First labs on meds CD4- 246 VL 2K Taken after 30 days on Complera
90 Day labs VL 306 No CD4 Drawn
8/21/2012 CD4 474 VL Undetectable (40) %20.6
11/27/2012 CD 4 522 VL Undetectable (40)
2/14/2013 CD 4 464 VL Undetecable (30) 19.6%
6/8/3013 CD 4 528 VL Undetectable (30)
9/24/2013 CD 4 546 VL Undetectable (40)
1/30/2014 CD4 560 VL Undetectable (40) 22 %
6/19/2014 CD4 584 Vl Undetecable (30)

Offline kev

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2012, 09:54:58 PM »
I got my flu shot when I went in to get the results of my labs on Thursday. The nurse was all to eager to poke me!  ;D

Offline Solo_LTSurvivor

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #112 on: October 26, 2012, 01:17:09 PM »
I got pricked today... flu shot and labs.  Joy.
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Seroconverted: Early 80s
Tested & confirmed what I already knew: early 90s

Current regimen: Atripla. 
Last regimen:  Epzicom, Sustiva (since its inception with NO adverse side effects: no vivid dreams and NONE of the problems people who can't tolerate this drug may experience: color me lucky ::))
Past regimens
Fun stuff (in the past):  HAV/HBV, crypto, shingles, AIDS, PCP

Jan 2012: 818/21%
Apr 2012: 964/22%
Jul. 2012: 890/21%
Oct. 2012: 920/23%

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #113 on: October 30, 2012, 10:35:56 AM »

Offline anniebc

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #114 on: October 30, 2012, 05:25:15 PM »
My Doc would haul me out of bed to make sure I had mine every year.

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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #115 on: October 30, 2012, 05:58:31 PM »

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #116 on: October 30, 2012, 06:00:10 PM »
My Doc would haul me out of bed to make sure I had mine every year.

Hugs
Jan :-*

That's a lovely twise on bedside manners!

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #117 on: October 07, 2013, 06:36:37 PM »
Bump. It's that time of year again.

I got mine two weeks ago and this is the gang I think about first when it comes to flu prevention.

Offline OneTampa

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #118 on: October 07, 2013, 11:18:16 PM »
Got me flu jab 3 weeks ago!   :)
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #119 on: October 08, 2013, 01:11:32 AM »
I got the pneumonia 13 vaccine and my doc said I'm suppose to wait 4 weeks to get the flu vaccine.  And, 8 weeks for my 5 year booster of the pneumonia 23.  I had read that issue with the pneumonia 13 and the flu shot was mainly in kids under 5, saying it may cause these usually harmless seizures.  But, the CDC site said it is best to give kids the flu vaccine while you have them there, because the benefits outweigh the risks.  So, from my brief reading, it didn't seem necessary for me to wait, but I may have overlooked something.  That is always a good chance. 

I often wait until the beginning of November anyway, thinking it may last longer into the key flu season.  So, I will get mine at the end of October.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #120 on: October 08, 2013, 11:52:59 AM »
Thanks for noting that booster. I think I'm due!!

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #121 on: October 08, 2013, 11:50:10 PM »
Good reminder for me.  I normally wait until late October or early November but I am going to Israel for eight days on November 13 and want to get the flu shot a good four weeks before boarding an international flight.

Thanks for the reminder!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #122 on: October 11, 2013, 07:13:00 PM »
Got the flu shot and the slightly sore left arm this afternoon.

Jerusalem and Israel in 30 days!

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #123 on: October 11, 2013, 07:23:09 PM »
Safe travels. So can we call yours the flew shot ?

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #124 on: October 12, 2013, 08:40:38 PM »
So can we call yours the flew shot ?

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11-6-14 CD4- 871, UD
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #125 on: October 13, 2013, 02:01:02 AM »
I asked the pharmacist at Walgreens whether they have the new Quadrivalent flu vaccine, which includes 4 strains over the usual three-- 2 A Strains and 2 B Strains.  Normally it is 2 A and 1 B. 

He said they have it, going on to say all nasal mist vaccinations will include it, but there are also the shot variety.  However, he said many insurance companies and Medicare aren't covering it.  He said out-of-pocket it would be $40.  I will have to check on that.  That seems odd, but wouldn't surprise me.  I was reading this new vaccine is mostly targeted to kids and teens, as they usually get that less severe strain more often.  But, they also infect others. 

I am wondering whether it makes sense to get the Quadrivalent, if you can get it.  And, even if I have to pay $40.  It would seem if you can get one that offers more protection, then why not if you're going to get jabbed. 

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Re: Flu Shot
« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2013, 09:57:43 AM »
Just had my first flu shot. Here in NL it's covered by my basic health insurance as I'm seen as being in "at risk". So here's hoping for a healthy winter!
Infected: +\-01/2010

Tested positive 08/2010
28/07/11 CD4 420 9% v.l. 20500
16/10/11 CD4 320 10% v.l. 185000
10/11/11 begin Truvada/Viramune
29/12/11 CD4 410 13% v.l. 115
14/4/12 v.l. undetectable
05/7/12 CD4 520 19% v.l. UD
21/08/13 CD4 470 20% v.l. UD
19/12/13 CD4 430 23% v.l. UD

 


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