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Nerve symptoms after FLUZONE shot, DEMYELINATION in MRI.

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Over 2 months ago I went in for my annual flu shot, but unbeknownst to me they gave me the new Fluzone 4X shot instead of the regular one I had been getting for years. After more than 2 months I still have terrible symptoms that won't diminish. SEE ATTACHED PDF. Blood tests, blood cultures, urine test, brain MRI and C-spine MRI all normal. Doc gave me valacyclovir & methylprednisolone to no avail. Ativan was also useless. Now on clonazepam - hasn't had any affect yet but have been on it only a week. Have been taking levothyroxine for 30 years for thyroid but have never had any thyroid problems.

Any ideas what is causing these nerve symptoms and how to get rid of them?? One of your doctors suggested demyelination caused by the vaccine but there is no evidence of it on the MRI's and no muscle weakness. Guillain Barre syndrome has also been ruled out.

I am sick and tired of doctors telling me I have some slow developing disease like MS, Parkinson's, acoustic neuroma, etc., when I had absolutely NO SYMPTOMS of any of these diseases before this 4x shot. The symptoms have obviously been produced by the shot but the question is how and how do I get rid of them??

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
It looks from your details that at present there is swelling at insertion of supraspinatus muscle.It looks that your swelled up muscle is caught between two surface at special movement of shoulder. Such symptoms may also be there in case of recurrent dislocation of shoulder & tear of labrum.I will advice you to get MRI repeated after few days so that any other changes can be visualised after taking present treatment.
Hope this will help you.
With best wishes.
Feel free to discuss further,

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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