I get the flu at least once every winter and it puts me in bed for up to a week. I drink Lemsip or hot lemon juice with vitamin C and take Panadeine for the aches and pains. I am reluctant to have a flu shot because I have heard some people say the cure was as bad or worse than the disease for them. There is conflicting evidence about the benefits. I don't know how true this is but I have heard that in secluded communities like the Amish who avoid infant vaccination, there is a below average incidence of Asperger's syndrome, and some doctors believe that the condition of Asperger's in some people is triggered by infant vaccination. Most doctors are quick to promote the benefits of vaccination but do not seem to know much about the risks or are slow to admit what they suspect about the risks. If you are certain of the benefits then keep doing what works for you but I am in no hurry to start something at my age which may or may not do me any good.
Hi TheSquirrel. I agree with most of what you say about those diseases, but the 'flu is different. The 'flu mutates every season. No matter how many times you have had a shot before it is no protection against the latest strain. The first season that you miss you are as likely to get it as anyone else. That is why I don't bother with the shots. when I get it I take vitamin C and lemon juice and rest up for about a week. A lot of people who have a shot say it is just like having the 'flu. Actually it is a weakened dose of the bugs that teaches your body to acquire a 'natural' resistance FOR THIS SEASON ONLY. One day somebody will discover an anti- viral drug. When they do an even worse bug will probably come along, something like ebola or pneumonia. Until then I think we can live with the 'flu.
Gave me the flu every time I had one~ since I quit taking them ten years ago I've had the flu ONE time.
I rarely ever get sick, especially the "kill me" type sick. However, the one time I was talked into a flu shot, I became violently ill, I wanted to die. I've since heard that only happens the first time, when your body builds the anti-bodies. I don't care, I'm not doing it again.
It's an inactivated virus designed to stimulate your immune response by raising the amount of antibodies you have for the flu, So if you do feel something then at least you know it's working... but a few days of discomfort is a heck of a lot better than being in bed for two weeks.
I probably would.Never had one,and to my knowledge,have never had the flu.
That's what i worry about,but i have to have one next year as i'm around older people everyday.
sort of, turned out i was allergic to the serum more than once. don't get them anymore, haven't had flu or flu-like problems since
Never took one. I get a cold usually once a year ( this year I had 3 )
Well, mostly, the virus is dead, but a flu jab is essentially a dead flu virus that your antibodies fight off and hopefully keep in memory, so when they see that kind of virus appear in your system they know how to fight it.<br />
I've heard that some people get the flu from flu jabs, but I never have myself. Immunisation, although it sucks, can still have some good benefits.
I'd rather sit through the injection than die of a horrid disease.
I didn't get the shot. <br />
I defy the flu.
I haven't had one in a decade or so O.o
I have never had one so I really dont know. I have heard that they can but it is suppossed to be mild at best.
I did once.