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  • Writer's pictureAngela Puorro

FLU SHOT BLUES? It’s not your imagination

After receiving the flu shot a few days ago my mind felt “different”

But why?


Here is the scoop on why your brain may not like the flu shot



“Mild Depressive Symptoms Are Associated With Amplified and Prolonged Inflammatory Responses After Influenza Virus Vaccination in Older Adults”

(JAMA Psychiatry)


So it’s INFLAMMATION that causes DEPRESSION?



Psychiatric Times


“Previous findings indicate that inflammation can lead to “sickness behavior” characterized by depressive symptoms such as anhedonia and fatigue. Inflammation has also been found to play a major role in glutamatergic neurotransmission involved in mood regulation in depression and bipolar disorder” (Psychiatry Advisor)


How to treat INFLAMMATION?

-Lose Weight

-Control Blood Sugar

-Exercise





I woke up this morning and had a cup of “Turmeric Golden Milk”could feel relief within minutes



Conclusion is that a Flu Shot tiggers inflammation and inflammation triggers depression


The good news is that inflammation and depression can be treated with diet and exercise.


-Disclaimer-

Always seek professional medical help for inflammation and depression before changing your diet and exercise routine


Hugs 🤗

-Angela




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