...feeling insecure Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Treatment, healthcare system

I have a question My MD he's my General Practioner wants me to get a Shingles Vaccination I am actually reluctant to do it..he wrote an order for me to go and get the shot...anyone else had one How did the P react...??


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Jen @jen1984

What is the reason?

Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Jen because I am old. They recommend people my age get one to prevent Shingles with my Luck it will bring on a I am not exactly excited to give them my arm

Michelle @michelle1021

Is shingles a common thing for older people to get? And what age is considered old? I'm not saying you're old Lindakay and you still sound young and you have that zest for life! But if its a common thing to get when older is there something else you can take to treat shingles instead of an injection? I hope you get an answer and I will definitely follow this post :)

Sarah @sarahuk

I haven't had it Lindakay!

Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Yes it is, if you have had Chicken Pox you can get this I have I understand its really painful

Mavis @mavis

My rheumatoid nurse has recommended it to me as well. It's a very painful condition and this vaccine is a one off. I haven't seen my doctor yet about it. I have a friend who has had the injection with no effect but they don't have psoriasis. Perhaps you could do a bit of research and see which is the best option

Jill @jilliemac

I have had shingles twice...First time was very mild..2nd time in my eye, suffered horribly b4 getting diagnosed properly..3 days after put on correct medication it was gone...I have heard that even with the vaccine you can still get the my opinion why get the vaccine?? There is no guarantee you won't get the shingles and no guarantee you will get them without the vaccine...I am very suspect of vaccines...we have so many things in our bodies from vaccines, how do we know they have not contributed to some of the autoimmune problems many of us have !!! Hope I don't sound too suspect, but the older I get and the research I have done, the medical field leaves me suspect...

carol @carol1943

As a person with an auto immune disease I am pretty sure that we are not advised to have a live virus vaccination. Live virus is a bigger threat for anyone with an auto immune condition because the vaccine has the virus in it and our immune systems are already compromised. Please ask a medical professional or Google it up. I know my personal doc said no shingles shot for me.

Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Carol He is a Medical Professional however I am warey of taking the injection so I haven't completed the RX and probably will not~~~ I was wondering if anyone else on here with P had ever gotten the injection and how did it work for them what physical effects it had But I know enough at this stage of life and license not to do anything than to end up in some compromised situation and out of control skin I trust most opinions here as I have struggled many years with the Hoopla Promised by Medical Professionals had it not been for my Dermatologist not sure what outcome would have been my own MD or not I won't do the injection without asking her(Dermatologist) first ..just needed others opinions on this Thank you Carol

Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948

Thank you all for your comments I just turned 70 and I don't feel 70 I hope that doesn't sound odd..heck I adore,still,Amy Winehouse for Godsake..anyway its general practice at my age but nothing about my skin is in a word "General" and I have been to the Mountain so to speak as far as P goes,as we all have..what progress I have made I am in not so much of a rush to destruct so for now my GUT says "NO to this Injection" Your all so wonderful and again many Thanks and Blessing on you :>)

Jannie @jannie2469

If you don't feel it's right for you don't do it. Doctors are all for peddling chemicals.
I was once offered anti cancer drugs....seriously do I look like a lab rat? answer required

Rosey @sue2023

I want that injection,true,had lots of pain with p,shingles was a maybe as doc couldn't tell as was covered in p,the pain was bad and get bouts of it alot,give me anything to stop that pain,my opinion only

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Lindakay1948 @lindakay1948
Dayton, NV, USA

Psoriasis is horrible in old age..wondering what Pharmaceutical company will ever help me buy the meds that would help me attain some form of quality of life??

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