Flu Shots and other immunizations?

Here's a question for the members. What about flu shots and other immunizations during Cpn treatment? I haven't had a chance to ask my doctor about this but the flu season is approaching.

Raven

If you normally have a flu jab, for your work especially, then carry on: there is no reason not to just because ou are on antibiotics.  I choose not to, but only because I work largely by myself and can watch the world go coughing and spluttering by from my eerie.  Well, once the mulberry tree has lost its leaves, anyway. Also I really dislike going to the GP's surgery without good reason.  The waiting room is full of these self same people.

Sarah 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I agre with Sarah. Likewise I don't take myself flu vaccine. I give it, however, to anyone that is requesting it and to the high risk population.

Cured of multiple sclerosis, stopped the Wheldon's protocol in Nov,2008. Use only LDN.

No new diseases, please!  I don't do flu shots for the same reason I wouldn't do botox; I don't seek out the introduction of some NEW problem into my body (and that was BEFORE the MS diagnosis). 

 Just my personal opinion - I know you were asking for the medically-minded people here to give an opinion if the vaccine would interfere with abx treatment, so I'll step off the soapbox now.   ;-)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Hey, calm down!  Actually, I agree with you, but some people have them every year, especially teachers who are prey to every last little thing a child might sneeze at you.  If this is the norm for someone, I couldn't say "No, don't do it with the abx." As for botox, I wouldn't even consider it.  Vanity seems to be able to make a lot of people forget where it comes from!Sarah
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Sarah - I just realized, in the interest of brevity, I'd deleted a whole paragraph about the very real need for flu shots in some instances.  My mother, age 80, has one every year, and I would never say, "Don't do it".   It just isn't for me, personally.  Sorry if I sounded strident.  I'm kind of feeling my oats today; I think the abx is really making me feel much 'perkier'.  Image removed.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

D W

'Flu and acetyl cysteine 

Interestingly, one benefit of N-acetyl cysteine is that it significantly ameliorates the course of influenza. [de Flora et al., Attenuation of influenza-like symptomatology and improvement of cell-mediated immunity with long-term N-acetylcysteine treatment. Eur Respir J. 1997 Jul;10(7):1535-41.] 'NAC treatment was well tolerated and resulted in a significant decrease in the frequency of influenza-like episodes, severity, and length of time confined to bed. Both local and systemic symptoms were sharply and significantly reduced in the NAC group. Frequency of seroconversion towards A/H1N1 Singapore 6/86 influenza virus was similar in the two groups, but only 25% of virus-infected subjects under NAC treatment developed a symptomatic form, versus 79% in the placebo group.' The reason for this may be due to membrane changes which thiols bring about, which reduce the rate of virus budding.

David

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

Whoa, I didn't realize I would evoke such an emotional response about flu shots! Some good points raised by all. I usually don't get one. Haven't had the flu for years. But with all the bird flu press and the lack of vaccine in the US last year, I was wondering about the immunizations. I also had questions about the pneumonia shot. What type of pneumonia does it immunize against? Is it related to Cpn or a different organism?Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Goodness, I'd just decided to go to bed and leave replying until the morning when my conscience got the better of me, so, Mac, I think the abx are certainly making you much perkier, but I'm used to it, so wasn't at all surprised by your 'stridency'!  As an aside, the abx and adjuncts should eventually make you feel superior to anyone even contemplating botox.  You might be completely surprised.Raven, it certainly isn't CPn that the pneumonia jab immunizes against, unfortunately!  This is still in the pipeline.  As for bird flu, I was under the impression that most birds migrate north to south, like the swifts who come back year after year from South Africa to our eaves. I hold quite a few in my hands every ear when I rescue them from between our open sash windows.  I am pretty sure it is  bit overblown, but I might of course, be proved wrong.I have never had a flu jab because previously I never felt the need and now I just prefer to not have one.  There are so many different strains of flu anyway, and I have only had proper flu once in my life.'Night all,SarahImage removed.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.