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Can I get a flu shot while taking antibiotics for an ear infection? I don't have a fever, have been fever free the past 24 hours.

Absolutely! And please do. Although the flu vaccine is not 100% effective, it is the best way to prevent a potentially fatal disease, especially to those of highest risk. There are very few reasons not to get a flu vaccine, of which fever is one. For more info visit flu.gov. Read more...
Yes. There is no reason to avoid a flu shot while on antibiotics for regular outpatient problems. Read more...

The right back side of my neck and head hurts. When I pick anything up it feels like a painful string being pulled. I received a flu shot about 3 hour?

Timing. Which came first? Flu shot or neck pain? You describe very nicely neck muscle spasm which occurs in many different circumstances. Unless your flu shot was injected in your neck, a connection is unlikely. Neck sprain is by far the commonest source of those symptoms, but certainly not the only possibility. Flu symptoms are usually more diffuse, rather than on one side of the neck. Read more...

I received a flu shot 4 weeks ago and I can hardly lift my arm over my head?

Muscle tenderness... Mild problems with flu vaccine: *soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given. Hoarseness. Sore, red or itchy eyes; cough. Fever. Aches , headache, itching, fatigue. If these problems occur, they usually begin soon after the shot and last 1-2 days to a week. You have a rare muscle aches and pain with decrease arm movement-it will improve! Read more...

My head was hurting before I got a flu shot was it safe to take 2 Aleve (naproxen) for the pain? I think I slept wrong?

Yes it's OK. You are ok treating your headache. However, there have been some studies which indicated that use of anti-inflammatories, even tylenol (acetaminophen) within 24 hours of an immunization may decrease the effectiveness of the shot. You might consider using non-pharmacologic methods: massage, a heating pad or pack of ice (whichever temperature seems to work best for you.) or try taking a better nap today. Read more...