Flu Shot — to Take or Not to Take?

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    1. Mojo

      Mojo Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      In 1998 i had the flu very very bad which resulted in a week long a racing heart and after that there was something wrong with my heartrhythm.
      Since that year i had to take the flushot every year because of the risk when i would get the flu again.
      This year i had the earspasms and i searched the internet about the flushot and i came on this website :http://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/can-swine-flu-shots-cause-sudden-hearing-loss/

      Since 2005 i have mild tinnitus that comes and goes everytime in different tones but not very annoying, so i have to take or not take the flushot and to me it is like damned if i do and damned if i don't !

      pls your experiences!

      Greetings
      Ron
       
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    2. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I took it and didn't have a reaction with my T.
       
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    3. eric peterson
      Sporty

      eric peterson Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 10/2003 Increase: 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      who knows? who cares?
      i took mine a few weeks back and no problems.
       
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    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I had mine and went on fine too...lots of love glynis
       
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    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Got the shot. No prob.
       
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    6. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I'm 41, never even considered the flu shot, try eating right and getting enough sleep, it more effective than putting poison in your body. I can't remember the last time I had the flu.

      Not to mention...it's just the flu, it's not aids!
       
    7. Mojo

      Mojo Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      For me its a bit different because the heart is already a bit damaged by a previous flu so a new flu may do some more damage but under normal circumstances you are right!
       
    8. Klara

      Klara Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Hi There,


      Since september 2015 i have Tinnitus in my ears and i have ear spasms and a thumping sound that is very annoying.
      For a medical reason (heartfaillure) i must take the flushot every year ,because fever will worsen my condition
      and the cardiologist said that when i would get pheumonia because of the flu it will give a serious problem.
      I googled on the net about a flushot and its effects on tinnitus or ear spasms and i saw some (for me ) scary messages.
      Like this one:
      http://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/can-swine-flu-shots-cause-sudden-hearing-loss/
      And there was one about someone who's ear spasms went wild after a flushot, ok well here is my dilemma;
      I had to take the shot in november but didn't get it because the fear for my ears, the flu is now spreading rapidly
      where i live so i don't know what to do.

      With kind regards
      Klara
       
    9. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Have you looked into how effective the flu shot actually is? This might help you decide as well? I think you can do more effective things to prevent the flu than taking the shot.
       
    10. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      I got one a couple months back, no problems here.
       
    11. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Personally I don't take any drugs I don't need to.

      If I was going to get a flu shot, I'd make sure to get a single-dose capsule (which is typically more expensive). The multi-dose containers that they use many places still use mercury as a preservative. It's a small amount, but in general you never get rid of mercury, it's a cumulative risk over lifetime.
       

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