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I got a flu shot a week ago and continue to have muscle pain in that arm. How long will this last and what can I do to help it?

Few days

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It will go away soon,you can take anti-inflammatory such as advil or ibuprofen.
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Can left arm muscle pain be sign of heart attack? woke up feeling like when you get arm soreness from flu shot, but been two weeks since flu shot

Hard to say.

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Did you sleep on your arm?. Could be musculoskeletal pain, Can not exclude heart. does it get worse with activity. anything makes it better or worse?. What other risk factors you have. Depends on full history and exam. Please see an MD.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Had a flu shot 8 days ago. Leg muscles are twitching. Legs and knees are painful. ANA shows 1:80 speckled nuclear shape. No issues before shot. What could be happening?

Leg pain after flu s

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You may be developing Gillian-barre syndrome. See a neurologist immediately
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Dr. Robert Kent answered:

I have been vomiting and diarrhea a mild fever of 100.8 and body and muscle pains could I have the flu even though I had a flu shot this year?

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Flu shots are terrific, but they do not cover 100% of the flu strains. Also, when did you get the shot? It takes about two weeks for your body to build up full immunity to the strains it does cover. You could also have a really bad cold or a number of other viral or occasionally bacterial infections that should be self limited. If you do not start to get better after a cple days though, see a Dr.
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Muscle soreness after flu shot?

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It is common to have some muscle soreness after a flu vaccine. It is not serious and usually resolves in a day or so. You may take some ibuprofen for pain if you wish. Contrary to common belief, you can not get the flu from the flu shot- it's a killed vaccine.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Are muscle aches common after a flu shot?

Somewhat

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About 5% of individuals who receive the flu vaccine will experience 3 or 4 days of a mild flu-like illness after the injection.
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Are muscle aches common after flu shot? Why?

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The flu vaccine is designed to create an immune response to flu components. The pain felt is associated by the cytokines (proteins serving as a communications device) produced by local and immune cells that can cause white blood cell localization and inflammation . This is normal and part of the process that is meant to protect you form the flu itself .
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Please tell me, could a muscle become inflamed from a flu shot?

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Yes you can have a local reaction at the site of flu shot,and cause littlr redness,swelling and pain.But it is self limiting and goes away by itself in couple of days and does not happen to everybody.
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I got my flu shot this year, but I've gotten sick and my symptoms include muscle aches and fever. Is it possible I have the flu?

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Yes, it is possible. Ultimately the purpose for the flu shot IS NOT to prevent the flu, rather it is to prevent you from dying from the flu or flu related illnesses. That said, the flu shot does reduce risk of getting the flu and often makes the bout less severe if you do get it.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I got a flu shot. They were out of the one that goes into the muscle, they gave me the one under the skin. Is there a difference in efficacy?

Possibly

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Influenza vaccination, with bivalent split virus vaccine (A/New Jersey/76 and A/Victoria/75), compared the immunogenicity when vaccine was given by the subcutaneous and intradermal routes. For the A/Victoria vaccine, the immunogenicity given intradermally seemed superior. For A/Victoria/75 there was no difference. These differences, if real, are probably not clinically significant.
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