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Autoimmune conditions (Hashi’s/Graves’s) and the COVID-19 vaccination

lynmynott
lynmynottAdministrator

We are receiving a lot of queries from people who have thyroid autoimmune disease and who have been offered the COVID-19 vaccination.

At present there is no research on people with autoimmune diseases and the COVID-19 vaccine. It is known that some people will have some minor side effects but not everyone.

The vaccine is NOT obligatory although, of course, it would be safer for you and everyone else around you to have it.

As soon as any research is published on this topic, we will be informing people via our membership and our social media. If you haven't already, you could take a look at our poll to see what people who have thyroid disease are saying - healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

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SeasideSusie
SeasideSusieAdministrator

lynmynott Can this be made a pinned post so that we can point people to it when the subject comes up again.

lynmynott
lynmynottAdministrator in reply to SeasideSusie

Oh, good idea! I've now done it. :-)

I have my appointment booked for covid19 vaccine on the 25th of February will post about any reactions as I have Hashimoto. :)

Suzi_
Suzi_ in reply to Starsw

I had my vivid-19 moderna part 1 vaccine on January 26, three weeks after I am having dizziness, nausea. Part 2 due on February 23. Don’t know if it’s a vaccine reaction. I am hashimoto thyroid.

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Suzi_

Please have a look at this post then go on to the poll:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

:-)

Also - consider a Yellow Card report:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Hi LynI had mine 3 weeks ago since yesterday I am full of rash looks between Scarlet fever or shingles.Yesterday paramedic came that was waste of time. Today it's worse. I am in conversation with my practice she is new Dr filling in now i wait and see. I wonder whether it's the vaccine!

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Afaghieh

Please have a look at this post then go on to the poll:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

:-)

Also - consider a Yellow Card report:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Afaghieh
Afaghieh in reply to helvella

Thanks i did the pole at the beginning but now can't access it i also reported this directly to AZ free phone 08000541028

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Afaghieh

First, thanks for reporting. I do believe all reports are pooled whether through MHRA or the companies.

Second, what happens when you go to the poll?

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

Afaghieh
Afaghieh in reply to helvella

Thanks helvellaI don't get to the poll at all only peoples comments!

Hi there... I have just come on health unlocked to see if anyone else was getting any reactions. I had mine 3 weeks ago too and my lips are really painful and seem to be shedding skin all the time. Don’t feel fabulous either. Very grateful that I have had the vaccine and want the second dose but just wondering what is going on. I also have lupus and wondering if the vaccine has kickstarted a flare....

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to Ieuann133

Please have a look at this post then go on to the poll:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

:-)

Also - consider a Yellow Card report:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

I’ve still got this problem about following a link and then it tells me to log in although I’m logged in.

I’m very worried about the vaccine having multiple auto immune health issues.

I have not been put on any clinically vulnerable list although on Hydroxy and Budesonide and not in great health but I dont want to push it as I’m so worried about having a vaccine so thank you for this post x

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to MichelleHarris

Can you try using a different browser?

Please report the issue to HealthUnlocked. If you go to your profile (top right on a computer screen), click, choose Help and follow through.

Thank you. Will do. I think its because I’m on an iphone only. My profile is bottom right x

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to MichelleHarris

Yes - I appreciate it is different! :-)

It is possible to install, for example, Firefox on an iPhone - but not a particularly good route to go most of the time.

I’ve sent a message to HU. What is the survey about please? x

helvella
helvellaAdministrator in reply to MichelleHarris

Experiences of having Covid-19 vaccinations.

In summary, which one did you have and did you have any unexpected side effects.

And have you tried just logging in again? :-)

Are you on latest release of IOS?

I really need to see that to be better informed. Hopefully HU can sort out my technical issues. Thank you x

Reply from HU :

We are sorry that you are having some issues with your iPhone and the HealthUnlocked app. The app is a condensed version of the site found via a web browser. As we are not currently developing the app, the newest iPhone software updates are no longer compatible with the HealthUnlocked app.

Going forward, in order to have access to the full set of features the site has to offer without the glitches that occur whilst using the app, we recommend that you login to your account via an internet browser to access instead.

I really don't think you should be stating that it is better "for you and everyone around you to have it"! On what are you basing this? It's not a vaccine either, it meets none of the requirements it's a gene therapy. (Definition here: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vac...) There is far too much promotion of it being some sort of cure or similar, it isn't. We are all still able to chose whether we have it, that decision should be made by looking at all the information about the content, the effectiveness or not, what it does and doesn't do and whether it has had enough testing.

lynmynott
lynmynottAdministrator in reply to Espeegee

I stated that it would be safer to have it as the research is showing that it is protecting people from serious illness, hospitalisations and death.

Of course, everyone has a choice and they much make that choice by looking at the evidence and their own personal circumstances.

I wish you was my friend, I feel I’m being pushed to take it by being put on a guilt trip. I’m making myself physically sick with fear about being blackmailed into having something put in me I don’t want. I don’t trust it and I told my Dr today who threw the guilt card at me like everyone eles is doing. My Dr also told me if I don’t take it then I will be be stopped from doing things in the future when the health card comes in to place.

It is entirely up to you if you want it or not so don't be bullied into anything. All I will say is I am just recovering from covid (4 weeks ago) and it was very unpleasant. I still have some lingering symptoms and it has affected my taste and last night I took one mouthful of my dinner and couldn't eat it because it tasted horrible! I was wary about the jab but now I wish I had been given it because I hate not being able to enjoy my food. My daughter also caught covid and she is pregnant and has only just got her taste back after 2 months. I am hoping this will happen for me but I have heard some people never regain their taste.

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