- Dec 29, 2006
OK folks - here is an observation I found to be interesting - wondering if anyone else has had the same effect.
Back in about Oct. '05 I was having some ALS symptoms, but no diagnosis at that time. I got my usual Flu shot, and the following day I had a slightly red, swollen, warn-to-the-touch bump at the injection site. I also had a noticeable DECREASE in the early ALS symptoms. Over the next three days, as the injection site became less inflamed, the ALS symptoms returned to their pre-injectrion level.
I mentioned this to my neuro, who said "oh yes - other patients have told me that" and dropped the subject with no interesrt at all.
This past year - 2006 - I again got my flu shot, with the same result. As the ALS symptoms were more sever, the DECREASE in symptoms was much more dramatic - even noticed 2nd hand by my wife. Same thing - over 2 or 3 days the inflamation decreased and the ALS symptoms worsened.
Questions - - - - anyone else out there observe the same or related reaction to a flu shot, and did anyone report this to a neuro and get any kind of useful reaction?
I'm an engineer, not an MD, but this certainly looks like an interesting bit of information, if more than one person (me) is affected.
What say you all?