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bhm42004

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2011, 05:38:37 pm »
I got the flu shot last year because it was required for a job. Not sure if i will get it this year.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2011, 07:39:32 pm »
I hate shots! I would never will myself to get one without needing it... Though I probably do need it... very weak immune system..

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2011, 07:09:22 am »
I have never gotten one. I do not plan to either.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2011, 07:12:58 am »
I do not get them, I think they wear down your immune system and once you start getting the shot you will always have to get them or else it could be a nasty flu season, i havent had the flu in 15 years i bet

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2011, 07:44:09 am »
 I kept putting it off last year and then never got one. I didn't get the flu either though I have young grandsons who who are exposed to everything in school. They are old enough now to get the nasal spray flu vaccine and though they had some virus's last year they were mild and I didn't catch it from them. This years vaccine is supposed to be the latest greatest and protects against all the various forms of flu. I guess I should get one. Another thing I do is buy local honey and use it in tea and breads I make. The local honey is supposed to strengthen your immune system and my allergies don't kick in every year. Even pediatricians are prescribing local honey when kids have coughs etc instead of the over-the-counter meds that have come into question. If you decide to do the honey--make sure it comes from your area--check farmers markets, health food stores or small local stores to find it.
PS--I don't keep bees or have any interest in honey other than passing this along.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2011, 08:11:10 am »
flu shots make me sick...so why bother :crybaby2: :sad1:

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2011, 09:23:21 am »
no i don't, even though i probably should

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2011, 09:38:11 am »
My body doesn't react well to getting shots at all (or blood drawn for that matter), so I only get the ones I absolutely have to have.  Since I'm still young and have a very strong immune system, I skip the flu shot.  Last time I threw up was due to food poisoning, not influenza, and that was several years ago.  Save the shots for those who really need it.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2011, 09:44:39 am »
I've never gotten one and I'm okay so far.  It's hard to decide since you hear different things from different "professionals."

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2011, 05:39:42 am »
I got my flu shot but I regret it.  First i sat there for like an hour because the nurse past me over then she put the needle in at an angle so instead of feeling just the inital *bleep* I felt the whole thing until she pulled it out.  Then the spot not only swelled but my arm which she did on the right (and being a righty that sucked) hurt for three days after that.  I had to get a hot/cold ice pack to put on my arm to finally get it to stop hurting.  Everyone says its better than getting the flu.  Really?  I think I have to choose between to evils. 

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2011, 05:44:22 am »
I got my very first one last year and it was no big deal. I felt a bit yucky for a couple days but didn't even catch a cold all flu season. So I may get one this year, I'll wait and see what my doctor thinks.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2011, 05:45:37 am »
i never get mine and i usually don't like my kids to get theirs because i don't like h1n1 vaccine and they've included it in the bunch but last year my son got the whole household the flu so this year he is getting his.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2011, 04:09:31 pm »
IM NOT GETTN MINES.... :dontknow: I DNT LIKE THEM

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2011, 05:46:15 pm »
No i don't get flu shots.  You know that the flu shots actually have the flu in them.  That way your body can defend against it.  There are different types of flus, plus some will get the flu because they got the shot.

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Re: Flu Shots
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2011, 11:48:33 pm »
I have never taken flu shots or medication. They donít necessarily work. To me they are just an other bad excuse to add more garbage to my already toxic load. If I become sick, I just bear with it and allow nature to take over its healing.

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