Flu jab

Flu jab

Postby member_31784 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:58 am

Dutifully had my flu jab yesterday but last night was not at all well. Temperature soared, shakes and shivers, took paracetamol but continued to feel unwell and was then violently sick - that’s often my signal for adrenal crisis so managed to keep down 20 mg and things calmed down. In hindsight think I should have doubled my dose when had the injection, does anyone do this?
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Re: Flu jab

Postby Carl » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:40 am

I don't double dose for the flu jab because it doesn't seem to affect me. Some people, even those without AI, do seem to get a reaction. My wife works in a doctors surgery and she said even amongst the staff in the surgery who all got the jab, one or two out of the 15-20 people reported feeling a 'bit rough'. So if you are one of those affected, then next year I would go for the double dose to be on the safe side. Definitely worth it to avoid feeling unwell and avoiding a crisis.
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Re: Flu jab

Postby plum » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:04 pm

Hi
Is a flu jab recommended for all pituitary patients?
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Re: Flu jab

Postby Carl » Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:07 pm

I've always thought the answer was "yes", and the Pituitary Foundation have also recommended it, see https://www.pituitary.org.uk/news/2018/10/flu-vaccinations/
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Re: Flu jab

Postby member_31784 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:30 am

Since being cortisol deficient my surgery have given me to have one, I assume because any infection can be more complicated for Pituitary patients.
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Re: Flu jab

Postby plum » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:51 pm

Thank you!
I'm not on steroids (at the moment) so maybe that's why I haven't been offered one by the GP.
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Re: Flu jab

Postby DerryAcro » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:19 pm

just a thought nothing to do with hypopituitarism but could it of been an allergic reaction, given that the main allergen in flu jabs is egg, Something you might want to check before next year
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