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    Default NFL Cheerleader Suffers Irreversible Dystonia after Flu Shot

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Desiree Jennings thought it would be a good idea to get the seasonal flu shot. Her job offered incentives for it, and she didn't want to get sick.

    Ten days after she got the shot at a Reston Safeway, she did get sick.

    "I got flu-like symptoms -- nausea, vomiting, body aches, fever -- then was lethargic for a week and started blacking out," said Jennings, an AOL employee and Washington Redskins ambassador hoping to one day be a cheerleader for the team, the Loudoun Times-Mirror reported.

    Doctors couldn't figure out why her ability to speak and walk were so adversely affected. She saw neurologists, physical therapists and psychologists.

    "I was hoping for Lyme, praying for lupus, even Graves' disease," she said. "Unfortunately they were all ruled out."

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    I've never gotten a flu shot. Now I know why.
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    Go get those shots, people!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    I've never gotten a flu shot. Now I know why.
    The reason stories like this get so much play, is that the media doesn't have the time, room or interest to tell the stories of the millions of people who get flu shots and don't get sick.


    Get the shot.
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    Um, she was not a cheerleader.

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    I've been advised against it b/c of MS that I have as it causes a flareup that is tough to recover from.
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    You do notice the "news" channel reporting this right?

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    This does not show a causal effect. Lot of misinformation being bandied about right now about vaccines.

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    I'm at work and not in front of a news channel at the moment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smithjc View Post
    I've been advised against it b/c of MS that I have as it causes a flareup that is tough to recover from.
    If you're Dr. has advised against it, then obviously he/she is familiar with you're situation and should be listened to.
    However, if you haven't had the conversation, i would encourage you to do so.
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    It's tragic whatever happened to the girl, but Fox and CNN have turned into fear mongering machines.

    Duke's last post is right on the money.

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    It is sad when but when you think of the millions worldwide who have this shot and they miniscule amount of people get a problem which is rarely directly from the shot.

    We had a media frenzy over one girl who died after getting the HPV... 2 days later it was revieled she had an unrelated embolism. The damage to public confidence in those 2 days was rediculous.
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    never had a flu shot, never had the flu.. not messin with those statistics.
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    I've been hospitalized by the flu...but never from getting a flu shot. I'll continue to get the flu shot.
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    This would be an extreme and very rare reaction. The flu shot should be quite safe. Having said that, after getting a flu shot last year, I felt very lethargic for quite a long time, just like that feeling you get just before you get sick, but I never did. I just felt crappy for a long time. I'm going to skip it this year. If I get the flu, I'll stay in bed for a couple of days until I get better.

 

 

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