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FLU JAB AND VENESECTIONS

Flu Jab. Probably a coincidence but had my first flu jab last week a couple of days before my venesection. Within another couple of days developed the worst sinus infection I have had for at least 3 or 4 years? I am diagnosed with secondary PV and take aspirin and my venesections are every 6 weeks. Been feeling really well so this has been a shock . I will try to find out if the timing makes any difference e.g. lowering my immune system and making it more likely to pick up a virus? If anyone knows please update me. Thanks :)

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Hi Michele. I have ET, so not the same as you, but just thought I would post.

After my flu jab, I felt really rough for a couple of weeks , nothing really specific, but unwell. I don't know if this was caused by the injection but rather too much of a coincidence . Anyhow its cleared up now thankfully. I hope you feel better soon.

Best wishes Sandy

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Hi, having a flu jab whilst still having traces of cold is very very dangerous and can lead you to the hospital. In fact I was told that before having one we should have a chest X-ray to check if there is any cold left.

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Hi Kelly. Have never been told anything of that nature, I just join the queue .... thanks for that I will bear that in mind in the future.

Regards Sandy

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I know they never tell or know about that I think. I know of several incidents that they had to go to the hospital but the worst experience was my own mother who had a flu jab at 90 years, developed flu like symptoms for 15 days, didn't want me to take her to the hospital (on top I had a broken wrist)! and when finally she told me she was feeling better that same night she died of pulmonary edema. I had the shock of my life. I still cannot get over it.

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Oh I am so very sad to hear that, my condolences to you. I can understand why you posted your original post.

Thank you Sandy

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Thank you. Of course I had no idea at the time. I was told later and the doctor who gave her the jab didn't even ask anything. I still hate him.

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I’m so sorry.

Sandy

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That is very sad. Condolences.

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Hi

I have ET and I have had a flu jab the last 10 years. This year I had a slight cold and after the flu jab I felt terrible. I think if you have some sort of infection or cold already the flu vacc. makes it worse.

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Thinking back it could be I already had a cold. Anyway, I think I’ll just be more careful with the timing next time.

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