In the fall of every year I have this personal struggle as to whether I should get a flu shot or not. For many years I just went ahead and got one, sometimes there were worthwhile and other times I still got the flu. Since I have been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease I tend to shy away from them. My wife always gets the shot and inevitably she gets some form of virus (the flu shot only protects you against certain virus strains) She gets the shot anyway because she works with children all day and there always seems to be one child that is sick that may pass the illness around. I didn’t get the shot this year because I am at home and I didn’t think that I would catch any kind of bug if I was in the house all day. Of course I was wrong! Now I am dealing with cold and flu medications and hoping that it doesn’t make my Meniere’s worse.
In the past I have written about how medications can mess with your Meniere’s disease especially when you have a cold or virus. Right now I am taking some over the counter meds and some cough syrup hoping that will do the trick and I will avoid a doctor’s trip. It may take a little longer without the prescription stuff. My biggest concern is that my ears don’t start to ache. If I get an ear infection then I will be in trouble!
So how does the flu affect you? And what do you do for it?
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