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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2018, 04:04:37 PM »
When I got my flu vaccination, and asked my Dr. about vaccinations for Shingles and Pneumonia. He said he doesn't recommend them until people are in their 70s.

What's up with that? When I was younger I had a few bouts with pneumonia, and I know people my age and younger who have contracted shingles.

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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2018, 04:09:21 PM »
When I got my flu vaccination, and asked my Dr. about vaccinations for Shingles and Pneumonia. He said he doesn't recommend them until people are in their 70s.

What's up with that? When I was younger I had a few bouts with pneumonia, and I know people my age and younger who have contracted shingles.

Is your doctor an old-school guy?  CDC has been recommending Shingles vaccine for 50+ for at least 10 years when I got mine.  The new version which is so much better they're recommending to get another one but no one has stock.

I don't know about pneumonia, but DW gets the shot for weakened immune.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2018, 06:23:28 PM »
I'm 60 and I'm wondering if I should get one.(Shingles)
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2018, 08:21:55 PM »
Yes, I think you should.  The shingles suck.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2018, 02:43:29 PM »
I'm 60 and I'm wondering if I should get one.(Shingles)

I'm 70 and I get every vaccine they'll give me.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2018, 04:50:05 PM »
Yes, I think you should.  The shingles suck.

My Grandmother had it and it sucked.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2018, 05:55:10 PM »
Yes, I think you should.  The shingles suck.

My Grandmother had it and it sucked.
It sucks, big time.  I had it on the upper right quadrant of my head.  Just thinking about it makes my face hurt.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #37 on: December 05, 2018, 09:29:15 PM »
I've never had it, but my father, grandfather, and uncle all did, generally on their backs. I remember my father, who was one of the toughest people I even knew, whimpering in pain from it.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2018, 09:32:41 PM »
Yes, I think you should.  The shingles suck.

My Grandmother had it and it sucked.
It sucks, big time.  I had it on the upper right quadrant of my head.  Just thinking about it makes my face hurt.

I thought it was only in your legs
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2018, 09:17:57 AM »
I thought it was only in your legs

No, the shingles can occur anywhere on the body, most frequently on the back.  It follows nerves because varicella lies dormant in nerve cells, and it can be especially dangerous if it occurs on the face because it can spread to the ocular nerve and cause blindness.
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Re: Flu Shot 2018
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2018, 10:48:08 AM »
I thought it was only in your legs

No, the shingles can occur anywhere on the body, most frequently on the back.  It follows nerves because varicella lies dormant in nerve cells, and it can be especially dangerous if it occurs on the face because it can spread to the ocular nerve and cause blindness.

Yep, I had to go to an ophthalmologist and get checked out.  I started taking anti-virals & prednisone right away, so I ended up with a relatively minor case.  My father-in-law had it, so when it happened to me, I knew right away what it was.
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