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   My TSH is low and I did not see my endocrinologist yet so I don't know the cause of my TSH being low , can I get the flu vaccine  ?
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219241 tn?1413541365
You SHOULD get the flu vaccine! If you get the flu you will probably have a hard time dealing with it. Even 'normal' people should be vaccinated. Alot of thyroid patients are immuno-suppressed and catch alot of things going around, so it is very advisable to protect yourself.
I had the flu vaccine for the first time this year. I didn't get the flu when everyone here in Australia got it. I did get pneumonia though, which is totally not related to flu...had that 4 times this year! So for me that proved a point! Glad I got the flu vaccine!!!!!
Cheers!
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Flu shots are being dispensed in my apartment community center tomorrow! I am clueless about TSH levels and what it is even. Doctor just says levels high or low, high means she puts me on more methimazole then tests in 2-3 weeks but my concern was getting the flu shot also.
I hadn't even thought about the interference with GD or my eyes so have a note to call my doctor first thing in the morning.
I'm with redheadaussie about it though, I sure don't want to get the flu along with all the rest that's going on with me right now.
Good luck to us :-)
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I got my flu shot yesterday and I'm still here. Called all of my doctors first to make sure it was safe to get it and they all said yes.
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Your TSH is probably low because the pituatary shuts down when the thyroid is overactive.
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