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CFS and the pneumonia vaccination

Has anyone with CFS had the pneumonia vaccine Pneumo 23 and what was your experience of it?
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Hi,

It is generally not recommanded to Me-CFSers, as vaccine meant to kick start your immune defense by injecting the virus to you.....if I remember correctly, so your immune system will recognize this virus and produce antibody against flu, pneumonia, etc.  But, I do know for some ME-CFSers, they tolerate vaccine without any problem,  

In my case though, I'm allergic to anything and everything, and vaccine could kill me faster than ME-CFS.  Chuckles.

Have a great day.
Kit
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Since research has shown that over 50% of those with CFS have multiple infectons, the immune system is already compromised.  For most  with FMS/CSF, a vaccination of any kind causes illness.  

I have both and unless I was experiencing a problem with pneumonia on a routine basis, I would not risk taking the vaccination.  I'm sure there are others who would; this is my opinion only.  I don't do well with any type of vaccination.

Take care of YOU.
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I received the Pneumonia Vaccine 2 weeks ago, and it sent me into a very severe Fibro flare!  So much pain that I ended up in ER/CCU having a heart attack!  The pain stressed my heart that much!  (No heart damage done, but sure was a wake up call!)   I would recommend discussing and proceedures/shots with your doctor, and making sure he/she is very up to date on FMS/CFS and what causes flares.   In my case, my doc really isn't familiar with my conditions at all!    Oh, and to top off all the stress?   The morphine given to me bottomed out my blood pressure and I was within minutes of coding before they gave me Narcan to reverse the Morphine!  
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I had the pneumonia vaccination 10 days ago.  It set off my Chronic Fatigue, and I'm still feeling like crap.  I'll never get it again.
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Followup...It's been 8 weeks now and it's worse instead of better.  I would not recommend it to anyone with CFS.
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