Had my first flu shot last fall and..........

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  1. Vanhalen

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    I have had the absolute worst "health year" of my life. Got my first ever flu shot last September and in November got a bad sinus infection. Another sinus infection in January and yet another in March. Had several head colds later in the spring and summer. And right now......I have another sinus infection.

    I've never had a year like this with so many colds and sinus infections. The only common denominator I can think of is the darn flu shot. Just a fluke? Either way, not getting another one.
     
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  2. r2473

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    I got a flu shot last year and didn't get the flu. That proves they work 100%
     
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  3. Kevin T

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    I've gotten a flu shot yearly for the last 15 years and haven't had the flu in 15 years. In addition, my stock portfolio and 403B are at record highs. And my son's baseball team won the league championship. And Kevin Anderson made the US Open finals. Coincidence? I think not.
     
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  4. Ronaldo

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    But did you get the flu?
     
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    What difference does that make?
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    That is all you can expect
     
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    This poor woman got a sinus infection and all you can do is point out that she didn't get the flu? What a heartless beast you are.

    Oh well, might as well JUMP, JUMP!!!
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Heard this for 15 yrs. Sickest folks choose to forgo the flu shot. But I never had a sinus infection
     
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  9. Mr.Lob

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    Flu shots are mandatory at my work place. Refuse and you are beheaded.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    Cures those sinus infections
     
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    my wife had her flu shot and shortly thereafter inherited 1.4 million dollars from her father. Can't be a coincidence.
     
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  14. Chadillac

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    You dont get the flu, just everything else. Seems like a bad idea for someone who lives in a warm climate.
     
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  15. Sentinel

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    The flu shot killed her father !
     
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  16. Sentinel

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    Somehow I thought this thread was created by @dgold44.
     
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  17. r2473

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    Dylan wrote about that in "Idiot Wind"
     
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    When Ollinger learned that his father in law was leaving them millions, he told his wife to get a flu shot while he paid dad a "visit"
     
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  19. Sentinel

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    So what is ollinger doing with the 1.4 mill ?
     
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  20. Ronaldo

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    Visiting every member of their family?
     
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    bought 5500 Wilson RF97A, extra Countervail please
     
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  22. norcal

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    Yeah, but I hear they have a good severance package.
     
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  23. norcal

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    fwiw, I get a flu shot every year. Seems like every year a get 1-2 cold viruses. Clearly the flu shot does not work.
     
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    Try visiting your father in law. Might get lucky.
     
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    So basically, she got her shot and then money flu into her account.
     
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  26. Ramon

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    Flu Shots are a controversial subject. Generally, the medical community is for them and the naturalists are against them. I won't get into the arguments for and against them, but you can Google it, and suffice it to say there's enough information out there to write entire books on the subject.

    I happen to be against them. Personally I found that I've been sicker in years where I've had the shot but that's just anecdotal and not scientific. I also know my mom is religious about getting a flu shot every year and 3 years ago she nearly died from Guillain Barre syndrome a month after taking the shot. I tried to tell her that the flu shot probably caused it or contributed to it, but she's a retired MD, so she refuses to believe it and will continue to get flu shots every year until she dies.


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    your mom is a retired MD who obviously doesn't know as much as her son and she just won't listen to you?

    Great post :) Maybe you and the OP can get together and start a blog.
     
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    Flue shot 15 year ago got the flu two weeks later.
    No flue shot since then and no flu for 15 years.
     
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    My parents this week have been working hard to get a flu shot! Each time they show up, an excuse is given on why they can not have one now. It is always, you have to wait and hour. it has my parents puzzled. The folks believe in the flu shot, but I've noticed they nearly always develop the flu/ severe cold once or twice during winter. If it works, it isn't full proof. They would be better off if addition prevention methods were given.

    I pass on the flu shot. I do take precautions to avoid catching a cold/ the flu. I eat healthy, and make it a point to obtain some moderate UV exposure during winter months. I have a vitamin D light. So far so good, no flu/s colds to report is around 10 years since I began doing this.

    yeah, thinking about it, makes me chuckle a bit, we had a large family reunion a couple years ago. Before coming everyone decided to get the flu shot. I passed on doing that. And wouldn't you know it, right away most at the reunion developed a nasty cold/flu. It put a damper on the holiday gathering. Thankfully I didn't develop the came cold/flu even though I was around everyone sick for around 2 weeks.
     
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  30. norcal

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    The flu is not a 'severe cold', they are not even comparable. People say this all the time, "I got a flu shot and I got sick!" Because they equate a cold with the flu.

    I like the vitamin D light though, guys love tan lines!
     
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  31. r2473

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    Guy goes to the pharmacist:

    Guy: "Doc, I've got a horrible flu, can you get me something"
    Pharmacist: "You don't have the flu, you have a cold"
    Guy: "Oh ya, and how would you know that?"
    Pharmacist: "Because you're here, not in bed"
     
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  32. Soul

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    Thanks! The vitamin D light has done me good, with cold prevention and making me feel more upbeat.

    That is what my family said too. I looked it up and have seen mention that there can be little difference between the symptoms of a cold and having the flu. As an example, from the CDC:

    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm

    How can you tell the difference between a cold and the flu?
    Because colds and flu share many symptoms, it can be difficult (or even impossible) to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. Special tests that usually must be done within the first few days of illness can tell if a person has the flu.

    What are the symptoms of the flu versus the symptoms of a cold?
    The symptoms of flu can include fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue (tiredness). Cold symptoms are usually milder than the symptoms of flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems.
     
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