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Taking the vaccine

I have progressive serpositive RA, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis,
MTHR, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, leaky gut, chronic bronchitis and I have Doctors telling me I should take this vaccine. I would like to hear some opinions. Please don’t make it political I just need some honest help.
Thank you!
Oh and I’m 58 years old.

  1. Firstly, I believe no one should be forced to take a vaccine unless you personally want to.


    I've got almost 20 years on you, have RA, Hashimoto's, COPD, chronic bronchitis, Hypertension, OA, DDD, a minor form of MD, PsA, and AS.....and a few more I probably forgot.


    I got both Pfizer shots....plus the booster. No reaction to the first two. The booster caused me to sleep longer hours for the next few days.


    The mere fact that you have chronic bronchitis should make you lean towards getting the vaccine.



    1. thank you so much for your reply.


  2. I gladly took the vaccine and am thrilled I did. However, you can look in on the American College of Rheumatology guidelines and methods for consideration of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is a great resource guide for all people with Rheumatologic disease.


    https://www.rheumatology.org/Portals/0/Files/COVID-19-Vaccine-Clinical-Guidance-Rheumatic-Diseases-Summary.pdf

    1. When it first became available, I checked in with my rheumatologist because I know she keeps current on the latest science. Once I got her blessing, I happily got both shots in March. And just a few weeks ago, I got a booster, which gave me a one-day flare (less than the shingles shot). Now I feel just a bit safer being in public.

      1. Really appreciate you sharing your story. Glad to hear you were able to speak with your doctor and proceed feeling comfortable and confident. Best, Kelly, Rheumatoidarthritis.net Team Member

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