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Flu Vaccine And Joint Pain
Flu 4 times this year? fever up to 102.9. Body aches, bone and joint pain; chest tightness. rec'd flu vaccine? June ? WNV prior to these 4 events.
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
I've been getting very severe joint pain after getting the flu shot. I can't even move things sometimes. I get to the point of crying. Extremely painful.?
Can happen!: It is uncommon, but painful joints and arthritis sx can occur after a flu shot. Bear with it, because it is short lived. Low dose Prednisone (2.5-5mg) and nsaids should really improve your sx. Please do not less this "bad" experience keep you from getting vaccinated in the future. ...Read more
I had a pneumonia and flu vaccine today and my arm is in severe pain i can't even move it it hurts so bad. Is that normal I've never had one before?
Pain in top leg when walking, had flu shot last Thursday is it connected ? Could be beginning of guillian barre syndrome caused by vaccine ?
No: guillian barre doesn't cause pain, & what minor sensory symptoms it causes usually occur where weakness begins (almost always in the feet). You've posted before. You weren't joking when you put "hypochondria" in your profile. Reminds me of the old Michael Palin BBC series "Ripping Yarns." In the episode "The Curse of the Claw," the character Uncle Jack had "every known disease." ...Read more
I took the flu vaccine in october and seem to have just caught the flu. I have fever, headaches, dry cough, pain all over. What should I do to recover?
FLU: Many viruses can give rise to flu-like symptoms. Again, flu vaccination doesn't prevent influenza 100%, but makes it milder if one gets. Drink a lot of fluid, some juice, tea, warm drinks. Ibuprofen 600 mg 6-8 hourly for fever and aches, take enough rest, shower 1-2/day. Can take a cough suppressant, otc or prescribed. If symptoms are worse, see your primary care physician. ...Read more
I recieved the nasal flu vaccine on Fri. Today I feel sick: ear pain/nasal congestion. Am I sick or side effects? I was fine on Sat. What do I do?
Rare but it can: Reported moderate reactions to influenza vaccine include fever, local reactions (pain, redness, swelling at the site of the injection), headache, fatigue, sore throat, nasal congestion, cough, joint and muscle pain, and nausea. Reported serious complications include brain inflammation, convulsions, bell’s palsy, limb paralysis, neuropathy, shock, wheezing/asthma and other breathing problems. Guil. ...Read more
I'm 100% up to date with all vaccines other than flu shot. Are their any vaccines I must have repeated or do most last a lifetime?
Depends: Some vaccines provide time limited benefit (whooping cough, tetanus,diphtheria, meningitis,flu) while others may last a lifetime (hepatitis B series, measles,HPV series). Some of the newer vaccines have not been used long enough to know if their benefit is lifetime or a booster is needed. All adults should review their vaccine status with their doc at their regular checkups. ...Read more
I'm not sure what: vaccines you are referring to. One vaccine that patients often say hurts more than the others is Gardasil. The Flu vaccine actually does often cause pain, as does a tetanus vaccine. The soreness is from the body's immune response to the vaccine, which means it is starting to work. Some of the pain is also from the needlestick, itself, especially those vaccines which go into the muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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