So, I received a letter from my local surgery about the categories that are entitled to the annual free flu jab in the UK.
I was obviously being offered one as a member of a group that can be immuno suppressed or have neurological issues .
My first thought was great , I have often thought how useful the jab would be to stop the potential of catching an infection that could cause a flare up. It would certainly mean I could live a little less like John Travolta in , Boy in a Bubble, but then I wondered.
Will I cause myself more harm than good?
With my reactions to blood tests , and injections and having work done at the dentist. And the possibility that it could bring on a mild infection reaction itself.
Fine for the healthy , but could that cause a flare up itself?
So, I have come to ask the experts on here about wether the flu jab is the right thing to do with Behcets.
Can it or has it caused any of you a bad reaction?
Has it been a life saver ?
Are there any particular makes that are recommended for Behcets sufferers , and do any of you have advice about preventing reactions to injections or blood tests?
Looking forward to your answers before the season of coughs , colds and bobble hats sets in.