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  •  At the risk of putting my medical history online, (3+ / 0-)
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    OllieGarkey, kurious, tb mare

    I should also say I have psoriasis - an autoimmue disease - which I developed in my 50s.  Although it's pretty well under control, I've wondered whether my response to the flu shot wasn't somehow the result of adding an acute immune response on top of a chronically activated immune system.  A perfect cytokine storm.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:09:51 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, people with autoimmune stuff have reactions (1+ / 0-)
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      to vaccines sometimes. I don't know about psoriasis, I'm not a doctor, but I know that with AIDS vaccines are a no no.

      It's a possibility and you should definitely talk to someone who knows the medicine way better than an amateur like me.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:18:13 AM PDT

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    •  A nurse I worked with couldn't get small pox... (2+ / 0-)
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      vaccine (at the time healthcare workers were being urged to get that vaccine) because she had psoriasis.

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