Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Should I get a Shingles shot?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Should I get a Shingles shot?

    Before I was diagnosed with lupus I was planning on getting a shingles shot this month. I am on predisone
    Should I get the shot? Has anyone else got it?

  2. #2
    tgal's Avatar
    tgal is offline Super Moderator Super ModeratorEmperor of the Solar System
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    4,521
    Thanks
    1,547
    Thanked 1,740 Times in 1,211 Posts

    Default

    Good morning,

    That is really something that you need to take up with your doctor because each of us are different and we are different every day. It will depend on when the state your body is in at the moment what your doctor wants to do. Usually they want us to take vaccines but sometimes they say wait due to physical issues.

    Let us know what he says!
    Mari

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    ~Winston Churchill~







  3. The Following User Says Thank You to tgal For This Useful Post:

    steve.b (12-28-2011)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Sylvania,Ohio
    Posts
    1,409
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 70 Times in 58 Posts

    Default

    I agree with TGAL. We have to be SO CAREFUL when it comes to meds. UGH! Our bodies can have a BAD reaction to them. I know i've taken some that have made my flares WORSE and some even sent me to the hospital. One of my PAST Drs. (after this i dropped her!) gave me an antibiotic you ARE NOT supposed to give to Lupus patients ( i didnt know this until AFTER i took it)~UGH~ my body went completely NUMB and i dropped to the floor and started throwing up. My husband had to carry me to the bed because i couldnt move! It was awful! So check into it first!
    We Live in a MORTAL, FRAIL, IMPERFECT world in which the word "FAIR" doesn't always apply.Make EVERY MOMENT COUNT with the ones you LOVE because it can end in the blink of an eye. Love, Jeannette

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    pinjarra, western australia
    Posts
    2,896
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    1,386
    Thanked 1,610 Times in 1,102 Posts

    Default

    i agree check with your doctor.
    remember to advise them that you have lupus, and all of the meds you are on.

    i know that live vaccines are out for lupus patients.

    i had a few days in hospital, just before christmas.
    the doctors treated me totally different because of my lupus.
    the medications needed was very different to "normal" people.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to steve.b For This Useful Post:

    Desleywr (12-29-2011)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    My liver specialist called this morning. He said my DNA antigen tests confirmed I have an autoimmune diseas which he suspects is LUPUS. He is referring me to a dermatolgist to confirm it. This was disappointing. I have to be patient, but it is hard. Until then, he does not want to prescribe anymore predisone for me. I wonder how long it will be before I can see the dermatolgist. I am sure there is not one in my local area. It will in Kingsport or Bristol which is over an hour away.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Seaside, Ca.
    Posts
    3,871
    Thanks
    196
    Thanked 948 Times in 732 Posts

    Default

    You are so lucky that you have docs who are on top of this! Be patient - once all of the pieces of the puzzle are put together, you can start to figure out the right meds to keep it all under control.
    Hugs,
    Marla

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •