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Ibrutinib covid immune system

Mik_
Mik_

May be anybody already did research. I My pneumonia vaccination is out of time. I asked my Dr if I can do vaccination under acalabrutinib. The response I can do vaccination but it is very unlikely that antibodies will be developed. The actual question is it better to stop ibrutinib with flu/covid symptoms and if body may develop antibodies if you under ibrutinib and have covid.

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I don’t know the answer to your question. I was advised by Dr Keating to take both pneumonia vaccines. This was while I was on ibrutinib. I hope I get some benefit from the vaccines. I had my second Wednesday and it hurt. It was like a 5 hurt on a scale of 1 to 10 for me, which would be more like a 2 for someone who wasn’t such a weenie like me with shots.

I don’t understand why it wouldn’t make antibodies. I am sure your doctor knows his stuff. If you see him again soon, ask him if you don’t mind to point you to the literature that says pneumonia vaccines are ineffective while on btk drugs. I would like to read it and get my doctors take on it.

Mik_
Mik_ in reply to cajunjeff

Here it is: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2...

Mik_
Mik_ in reply to Mik_

It is easy to google; ibrutinib pneumonia vaccination

newyork8
newyork8 in reply to cajunjeff

The actual shot hurt or the after effects? From one weenie to another!

cajunjeff
cajunjeff in reply to newyork8

The shot itself stung a bit going in than flu shots I have had. No big deal really. It could have been the person jabbing me, I don’t know. It wasn’t sore the next day like I expected.

Hidden
Hidden

I requested a booster jab via my GP. He refused, so I contacted my consultant haematologist and was told it wasn't necessary.

newyork8
newyork8 in reply to Hidden

Get a second opinion.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to newyork8

I can't, unless I change medical practices.

The next nearest one is many miles away.

Judging by your user name, I guess that you're in the good 'ole US of A.

Things are a little different over here. We have something called the NHS, a wonderful institution.

You should try it.

Oh dear! I was forgetting.

Mr Trump, bless his cotton socks, doesn't like the idea.

newyork8
newyork8 in reply to Hidden

Beautiful dog! What breed? For all its faults under my system I could go anywhere and get a shot...no approvals needed no referrals. Of course, for that freedom our system is more expensive. Like everything in life you usually get what you pay for. Culturally the UK and US are of course different. I'm generalizing here and applying to people over 50...Americans are very individualistic and self reliant. We don't like being limited or controlled by authority/government. We don't trust authority as much. ..Thus King George and the tea party! We view things through individual rights more than communal good. There is a proper balance somewhere but it is a work in progress.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to newyork8

The dog is a Whippet.

With regard to the work in progress, and especially in respect of your gun laws, good luck with it all.

Our form of democracy has taken centuries to evolve. It has many faults, but when viewed in comparison to other forms of government across the world, it ain't that bad. Proportional representation would make it even better.

As a former Royal Marine (similar to your USMC, but better), I've seen a lot of the world in a lot of different situations; some good, some not so good. At the age of 78, with CLL, PTSD and one good leg, I'm fairly philosophical about my mortality and my chances of seeing any semblance of peace in this world.

I've found a form of peace at last in what I see every day here in Somerset, a beautiful part of the country that I love and that, all those years ago at the tender age of seventeen, I swore to defend.

I would have loved to have had the opportunity to see at least a small part of your vast country and meet some of your fellow Americans: a trip that would have included a visit to Fort Lauderdale was called off and we went to Kuwait instead!

Ah, the Boston Tea Party! We Brits have had more than our fair share of bloody noses resulting from our efforts to colonise countries that we sought to dominate and benefit from.

Stay safe and sane

Yours, aye

newyork8
newyork8 in reply to Hidden

Thanks for sharing your background and thanks for defending freedom! My son is a USMC veteran and saw time in Afghanistan. I live near Ft Lauderdale...Kuwait probably more interesting though there are very nice beaches and a few wannabe British Pubs. I lived in London a bit going to college and could never get used to those paper thin sandwiches. Best wishes.

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