Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
I know a lot of people who do not take medicines for colds and what not. They just let their body take over. Build up their immune systems. They think
that all these vaccines and medicines actually make us weak in a way because we don't build up natural immunities.... It does make sense to me in a
I guess I'm one of those people. I've only ever had one flu shot and it was the trial study flu shot when it was new, before mass marketed. So it was
around 1991. And for about a year was the only time I ever got sick...for a year after getting that first flu vaccine.
Obviously, I've never had one since. Seems pointless to get a shot that actually makes you sick for a year, when my normal immune system does 10 times
better without such a shot.
Going 20 years without flu shots my immune system does excellent. To "catch" a flu now means that my immune system fights off any flu within 8-12
hours. I get a fever for 20 minutes, then my immune system puts the fever in check--so no fever for 20 minutes. Then a fever for 20 minutes--then no
fever for 40 minutes. Then fever for 20 minutes--then no fever for 1 1/2 hours. I usually just take a nap and wake up and my immune system has fought
off the flu strain during the nap.
I also have no need for aspirin (never purchased), no need for Tylenol (haven't purchased since around 1992), no need for Advil, nor Alleve, nor the
little orange pill like the others. The last time I bought Ibuprofen was when my impacted wisdom teeth were coming in...so...2003. Cramps...a nice hot
cup of Chamomile tea works wonders. No need to pop a pill.
If you can build up your own immune system without shots..DO IT! You'll be glad you did later in life!
Oh and two people said on the previous page to only get the flu shot if you have asthma. Nonsense! I've had asthma since the age of 4 and I've refused
flu vaccines for 20 years.
Building up my own immune system without shots means that my immune system (with asthma) fights off a flu strain in 8-12 hours. Even that 2009 H1N1
strain was a mere 10-12 hour flu for me. I simply took a nap. Woke up and my immune system fought it off.
edit on 26-10-2011 by MapMistress
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