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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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    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!
    1385 days ago
    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.
    1484 days ago
    1488 days ago
    whew, glad you are better!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team
    1488 days ago
    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.
    1489 days ago
  • 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

    1489 days ago
    After all that you'd better not get the flu or pneumonia...

    I hope things go well with you.

    1489 days ago
    Glad you're feeling better. Reactions are scary.
    1489 days ago
    Glad it went away quickly! emoticon
    1490 days ago
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