Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:55 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:05 AM
"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"
"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou
"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev
Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:12 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:16 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 12:40 PM
You can request a mercury-free shot--it will come in an individual-dose ampule without preservatives, and it will be more expensive. If you are getting the shot through your place of work, or at your pharmacy, the mercury-free shot is not likely to be available. I believe they are only available through your doctor, but it never hurts to ask.
If they tell you that the shot does not contain thimerosal, but it comes out of a multi-use vial, then they are either wrong or lying. Same thing if they tell you it's too small an amount to be harmful.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:34 PM
Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005
Posted 17 September 2007 - 02:19 PM
I don't think it's an easy call, at least for really devastating illnesses like polio. There are valid arguments on both sides. But flu--??? I know it can be deadly for the weak and elderly--but it seems that that same group is highly susceptible to very bad reactions to the vaccines, too (as are people with autoimmune disorders).
The best I can say is, do LOTS of research, on both sides of the issue.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 03:12 PM
I DID go ask about Gluten and it is gluten free and there were no FDA warnings for autoimmune disease people.
I felt fine the 3rd day and did not get the flu! So, if they make us do it again this year, I'd prefer the shot, but will do the FluMist without qualms.
Diagnosed DH by Allergist via gluten-free Diet Success
Gluten-free since Dec 2005
Gluten-free works so why keep getting tests?
Neg skin biopsy & Neg bloodwork after gluten-free for 3 months
No Endoscopy - need to eat gluten for good test & won't do it
No other Allergies or major ailments!
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