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Nov 22, 2009

With the H1N1 vaccine available in some areas, some of us are opting to be vaccinated.
This article invites participation in a Poll and Comments from readers. Unfortunately it doesn't provide the answers we're all seeking. However, the discussion might be helpful - go to, Fibromyalgia and Chronic fatigue syndrome 
The following has been adapted from the above-linked site.
The flu vaccine topic is always controversial among those of us with fibromyalgia -FMS- and chronic fatigue syndrome -CFS or
The big fear with the regular seasonal flu vaccine is that it triggers *flare-ups in some of us, so the debate is whether a possible flare is worse than the illness -- adding to the mix that the flu typically hits us harder and longer than it does healthy people.
.So, on top of all this comes H1N1 -- a flu that's especially hard on people with neurological illnesses and those with weakened immune systems.
Do we risk catching this one, or risk a vaccine-related flare?
Because we just don't have all the facts, each of us really has to answer these questions for ourselves and decide which risk to take.
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Weathering the Flu With Fm & CFS 
H1N1 Symptoms 
The H1N1 Vaccine 
...What is fibromyalgia?
 definition: flare-up is a time when symptoms are more intense. Many people with fibromyalgia and CFS experience periodic flare-ups separated by remissions, when symptoms recede.
With work, many people with fibromyalgia and CFS can identify what triggers or intensifies their flare-ups and can use that information to lessen their symptoms. Sometimes, flare-ups are linked to a woman’s menstrual cycle, especially in fibromyalgia. aka: flares; alternate sp: flare up

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