My mother and brother both got flu shots. Both were hospitalized within 24 to 48 hours. My mother almost died and she claimed she was given the live virus. While the doctor assured her that she received the "dead" virus, my mother and I didn't believe him. While my brother was in the hospital, he was in isolation while my mother was in the Intensive Care Unit. This happened every time they received the flu shot.
I knew two people who received the flu shot and died two to four weeks later. They had gone to their doctor for a physical and all reports showed these people were in excellent health. Their hearts were in excellent health. They both told me they didn't feel right or good after receiving the flu shot. One of the men was in the hospital in I.C.U. for two weeks and the day after he was released to go to work, he died. The other one didn't feel good either after the flu shot and died a month later and the doctors never could find a cause of death.
One woman I know said she had gotten the flu shot once and had gotten so sick, she never got another shot.
The theory is that the vaccine will cause a mild form of the disease to allow your body to make antibodies to fight it.
Interesting theory the research is now showing. For years, medical research and doctors have said that the flu shot will NEVER give you the flu.
At least research is now spouting out the truth after years of the vaccine being out.
The severity of the flu can range from mild to very severe depending on several factors, including the viral strain, the patient’s age, and health. Certain groups are at higher risk for serious complications from the flu.
If you have the flu, stay home and rest, both to recover and to avoid infecting others.(Employers do frown on you coming to work sick and staying home if you're sick - talk about a no win situation).
In mild cases, treatment is limited to addressing the symptoms of the disease: over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin or Tylenol may be used to reduce fever (if you have one) relieve aches and pains, and cough medicine may be used for sore throats and to reduce coughing. Drinking extra fluids may be encouraged to prevent dehydration.
Also, use a humidifier with Eucalyptus oil to help clear out your bronchial tubes as pneumonia is the most commonly seen complication of influenza infection. You can have someone palpate your back where your lungs are to help bring up any mucous that may be lodged in your lungs.
Raw fresh garlic (either on top of your food or made into a soup broth) is a great natural antibiotic and if you have a tendency for a urinary tract infection, drink unsweetened cranberry juice once a day until you are better.
For severe cases, or for individuals at high risk for complications, physicians may prescribe antiviral medication. Many circulating influenza strains have developed resistance to available antivirals, however. Vaccination remains the primary avenue for the prevention of the flu.
Not everyone gets sick from the flu shot - it's a gamble. Will you be one who does get sick or doesn't? You will only know after getting a flu shot.
I, personally, have never gotten a flu shot nor will I after what I have seen.. I have had doctors and medical assistants argue with me about needing to get the shot. I stand my ground and it also helps to be allergic to eggs, to not getting the flu shot, as that is what the vaccine is cultured in.
So, do flu shots contribute or cause the flu season? I do believe they do. I have heard arguments that the type of flu changes every year. I don't know about this but I do see some people affected one way with the flu while others have completely different symptoms so we may have more than one type of flu going around in the air.
Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy meal plan to be at your optimal health all year long. Oh and don't forget to exercise and laugh to help build your immune system.