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#31 Bubba's Mom

 
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:38 PM

I get one every year. I have asthma and if I get a cold or flu it turns into pneumonia on me.
This will be my first flu season gluten-free. So far my seasonal allergies and asthma haven't settled down, although I've heard that can be the case for many Celiacs once DXed and on a sctrict diet.
I'm not taking any chances!
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#32 sariesue

 
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 07:08 AM

I probably will because I have pretty bad asthma and once I get sick I end up sick for a very long time and eventually end up with bronchitis or pnemonia, plus my grandfather is currently going through chemo and I don't want to chance getting him sick.
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#33 Marilyn R

 
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

I appreciate this thread because I've been wondering about whether or not to get one. My shot would be free, but like other posters mentioned, I used to get bad colds or bronchitis, even pneumonia every 6-12 months. Once I went gluten-free, that went away. I don't wan't to stimulate my autoimmune system now, since it's just now simmering down. Maybe next year. :(
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:49 AM

After have a really bad case of the flu almost 20 years ago I always get the flu shot. Always. It makes a difference for me.

I have a history of severe bronchitis and other respiratory issues so once I was diagnosed with Celiac (that was only 2 months ago) the doctor strongly urged me get the pneumonia vaccine. I had it this week and wow was it painful for a couple of days. Here's hoping it works and combined with the gluten-free diet means I don't get nearly so sick this winter as I usually do!
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