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Today, I'm sick. I got the flu shot for the first time ever this year and for the first time in my life, I have the flu. FML

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On 01/23/2009 at 3:24am - health - by cyantist - United States (Massachusetts)

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This is so so so so so not FML worthy. So you're sick. You got the flu. Welcome to the club, most of us have had it.

#11 - On 03/05/2009 at 8:46pm by carriealana

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Essentially the INFLUENZA virus is very vicious and can cause intense problems. If you just got the "stomach flu" that actually has NOTHING to do with the flu shot, it's not even the flu. The flu shot itself is supposed to be the flu, except dead or empty shells, which tricks your immune system into seeing it and thinking it's the real thing, so it can figure out what to look for should you actually get Influenza and react quicker.

Essentially it IS possible to become infected by having dormant or only half dead virus cells, but the chances are slim. Commonly though, people just refer to the flu as stomach pains and throwing up, and thusly get that after getting a flu shot then think it didn't work. Well the "flu shot" did, you just got somethin else.

All in all, as #15 said, the flu shot did nothing to cause this, just coincidental timing.

#10 - On 03/02/2009 at 5:56pm by Frozyn

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