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September 17th, 2009, 07:54 AM
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I normally don't get flu vaccines, but was considering it this year b/c I am pregnant and a recent cold totally wiped me out. Well, I read on-line that you are not supposed to have any vaccines while you are on the medication I am taking (PTU, an anti-thyroid) as it suppresses your immune system (which may explain why that cold hit me so hard). I don't know if it is the same for those of you who are hypothyroid, but you may want to check to see whether vaccines are contraindicated with your meds.
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September 18th, 2009, 08:35 AM
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Thanks! I will add this to my questions to ask my DR when she calls me about my bloodwork results from last week.

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September 18th, 2009, 10:50 AM
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I've never been told that but we don't vax anyway. Esp the flu vax.
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September 18th, 2009, 01:58 PM
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TFS! I'll keep that in mind should I ever need a flu vax. I normally don't do that one but I am somewhat concerned about the whole swine flu/pg link so I thought I'd discuss it with my OB when I get pg again & just take his advice.

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September 18th, 2009, 10:56 PM
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my dr has never mentioned that to me but we don't get flu shots here....in fact my ds and i both have swine flu right now and i'd much rather have it than have gotten the vax for it!!
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