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Now, I am wondering how long is this flu shot going to make me feel like I have a mild case of the achy portion of the flu. The only other symptom I have is fatigue. Now, isn't that a big surprise? Sarcasm intended. This morning, I was so thankful my dog is good about not going to the bathroom in the house, because I couldn't drag myself out of the bed until noon. And then, I had to have a hot shower to feel human. Usually, getting her on the leash and out is my first priority, even if I have to wear pajamas, but not today.
Did you know that it takes two weeks for the flu shot to keep you from getting influenza? I read that last night, as I took two ibuprofen, which can dilute the vaccination. Guess what! I am going to take my chances on whether NSAIDS can dilute the shot. Even my fingers hurt. Call me a wimp when it comes to constant, unrelenting pain, and I won't be insulted.
It is very late in the season to get a flu shot; but if you are thinking of it, here is a good article from one of my favorite Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue writers: Flu Shots: Yes or No for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Adrienne Dellwo.