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BARBARAWEBSTER
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Shot Reaction

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last Friday I got my pneumonia shot which I reacted to all weekend with heat, swelling, and big red welts. Monday I got my flue shot in the other arm, and reacted to it also! Within 6 hrs I was coughing, sneezing, stuffed up, and my eyes were red, swollen, burning, and itching. I had to go home from work at lunch. I had taken a Benedryl, but it did nothing. I took my son's Alkaseltzer cough and cold. When I went to bed, I couldn't breath at all through my nose. When I woke up, I felt almost normal. Am going back to work tonight. Weird, but am gad I only have sore arms today!!!
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  • v SIRIRADHA1
    Have to admit I admire your bravery! I'm a world-class wimp when it comes to shots. When I went away to college, I told them all my shots were up to date but my doctor's office had burned down and all the records were lost! (untrue)

    I'm considering a shingles shot, but I keep putting it off!
    1267 days ago
  • v LAHUDSONCHEF
    I no longer get the flu shot...every time I got the shot, I got the full-blown flu right after. My husband, too, and his disability is why the docs insisted we should both get it! Imagine being a caregiver, and both you and your disabled spouse go down with the real flu at the same time within a week of getting the flu shot!!!!! No thanks.
    1366 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
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    1371 days ago
  • v GOPINTOS
    whew, glad you are better!

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    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    1371 days ago
  • v KAYYVAUGHN
    Some people do have reactions to those shots. I had both shots the same day in different arms. My flu shot didn't bother me. The arm where I had the pneumonia shot was sore, but I didn't have the side effects that you experienced. I'm glad that you are better.
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    1371 days ago
  • v SANDYW1945
    Ew. Way awful. I've stayed away from those shots for years, but at this years physical, my MD talked me into it (both shots same day) .

    Reason I stayed away from them was because of reactions like yours. This time around no reaction. So sorry it happened to you. emoticon

    Sandy
    1371 days ago
  • v MT-MOONCHASER
    After all that you'd better not get the flu or pneumonia...

    I hope things go well with you.

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    1372 days ago
  • v SABLENESS
    Glad you're feeling better. Reactions are scary.
    1372 days ago
  • v VINGRAM
    Glad it went away quickly! emoticon
    1372 days ago
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