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2nd round of vaccine—side effects but worth it

 
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My appointment is scheduled for the 28th. I could NOT be happier about it.
 
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Congratulations C and good luck!  Just out of curiosity, do you plan to add to our little experience poll here?

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Please, call me Mouse.

And yes, that was the idea, I would mention any side effects I got and how long they lasted. If it makes one person feel more secure in getting it, it's worth it to talk about IMO.
 
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Sounds good Mouse.
 
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My spouse gets his March 31st...on the off chance there are "left overs" I had him book the last appointment of the day...each vial has six doses, so i figured, rather than it go to waste, and with an immunocompromised spouse, by going at the end of the day, I just MIGHT find they have a need for an arm needing a poke, rather than waste the vaccine.  Fingers crossed.
 
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My sister who was in the trial posted that she's six months out from her second dose this week. No substantial side effects after the initial reaction.
 
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This is my fourth week since being vaccinated and again I can say that I have experienced no side effects since the initial ones that started this thread.  I meant to update this thread yesterday but I forgot—that’s how inconsequential the supposed long term side effects have become.

For anyone else still curious about longer term experience post-vaccination, I could still post updates but I think it would be pretty redundant by now.  I might continue to update this on a once per month basis if anyone is still interested.

As for others who have found interest in this thread and have posted your own experience, thanks and please feel free to do so if you feel comfortable.  I realize not everyone is comfortable discussing medical history, but from the sounds of things, most people who post here don’t have any history to post.

Thanks for all the information, contributions and all the supportive feedback.

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Got my 1st shot today. Typical injection site reaction for me - some VERY mild arm pain. It hurts less than any other injections I've ever had, including non-vaccine injections, and I've had quite a few. Had a slight headache, but that could be the rainstorm we've been having all day. It's been a couple hours at this point. I'll let you all know how I feel tomorrow. My next shot is the 18th - right during planting season. Boo.
 
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Got my second shot last week. Both shots were the same as a flu shot, mild soreness in the shoulder for a day. Same for my mom, unfortunately the shots got to her assisted living facility a week or two after a few got covid and one passed away as a result. I wonder if the vaccine reaction people have is just a milder version of what they would have seen if they got the virus? Best of luck on mild symptoms for the rest of you!
 
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My DH and I had our first vaccinations on Friday: Astra Zenica.  Vaccinated at 1.50pm. OK for the rest of that day.  Went to bed early for us at 10.30 or so feeling tired.  Both very shivery, and felt very cold overnight. I felt a bit washed out and tired but otherwise OK in the morning, DH much the same.  It was his turn in the shop Saturday pm, and he says he's going to be OK.  Still a bit tired I have a nap in the afternoon and feel much better afterwards.  Ring him later and he's now feeling like death warmed up having felt awful all afternoon.  Me now feeling guilty for feeling better and not going down to help earlier, and at the same time annoyed that he didn't call on me, or the two members of staff that had said they would stand in if neccessary!  Both of us slept better last night and I was fine this morning having woken up rather early, even allowing for the change to summertime.  Maybe a bit tired today, but nothing that I would have complained about. DH still feeling a bit rough and tired this evening having had a quiet day.
From conversations in the shop, there does not seem to be rhyme or reason to who gets a bad reaction.  There do seem to be quite a few feeling rough the following day.  Rumour has it that you're more likely to have a bad reaction if you have been exposed to the virus before.  We strongly suspect we may have had it before it was a thing, but a bad chesty 'flu caught from a friend who's colleague had 'flu from China does not covid make. Another rumour is that if you have 'long covid' symptoms these may clear up after a vaccination. Maybe we weren't wise to both get done on the same day, but logistically it made sense.
Take care, keep safe.
 
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I had the first shot (Moderna) 11 days ago. Had the usual sore arm for a couple days, then nothing until the 7th day when I had a mild bout of "covid arm" -- sudden itching and mild inflammation at the injection site, but (thankfully) didn't get the localized rash. The information I googled up on it amounted to "annoying but no big deal; it goes away by itself". Apparently, it's actually a good sign in that it means that your immune system is responding strongly.
 
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Hi Mouse,

Sounds like your initial symptoms were pretty mild—good to know.  Judging from other respondents on this very informal and unscientific poll, you might well have very little to no symptoms by your next injection.

I hope the best for you,

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Nancy,

The AstraZeneca vaccine is not available here (United States) so your experience will be a very interesting addition to this thread.  I agree that there is no apparent rhyme or reason as to who does and who does not get the bad side effects. It could be just dumb luck.

Hopefully you get to feeling better soon and please do keep us updated.

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It's now been 30+ hours, the pain in my arm is now just a localized soreness that's normal for any needle poke. (It hurts when I poke it or bend my shoulder up funny, it's otherwise fine.) No other symptoms.

My sister with RA also got the shot. She mentioned she felt some sinus swelling and joint pain but that was about it.
 
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My second Moderna shot was yesterday and I'm just gonna quote Eric Hanson here

I hurt!!  I feel like I have a bad cold/moderate flu, head hurts, chills (no fever), all my muscles, bones and joints ache and my head feels like it is in a cloud.



That says it all...shot was at 9am yesterday and I woke in the night about 1am feeling that way.  Was able to go back to sleep for awhile but not my usual uninterrupted 8 or 9 hours of sound lovely sleep.

My husband, on the other hand, had his second dose within a minute of mine in the same exam room and has no signs of a reaction.

Absolutely no regrets though as I feel this is important on a global level and for me personally it means I can plan a trip to see the grandkids in a couple weeks, sit inside with them and give them a big big hug!

Looking forward to finishing a PBS French thriller while recuperating
 
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Judith, hang in there.  It does get better.  I know how you feel, both in the temporary discomfort and the knowledge that you will be largely protected after about 2 weeks.  I, too look forward to seeing family that I have not seen in a year.

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My father, in his 70's, just got the second Moderna shot last week.  He got no symptoms, no sore arm, no anything.  My mother got an extremely sore arm after her second shot.  She could barely move her arm at all for three or four day.  She also got the big red splotch rash that covered most of her upper arm.  After 5 days or so she was fine.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:My second Moderna shot was yesterday and I'm just gonna quote Eric Hanson here

I hurt!!  I feel like I have a bad cold/moderate flu, head hurts, chills (no fever), all my muscles, bones and joints ache and my head feels like it is in a cloud.



That says it all...shot was at 9am yesterday and I woke in the night about 1am feeling that way.  Was able to go back to sleep for awhile but not my usual uninterrupted 8 or 9 hours of sound lovely sleep.

My husband, on the other hand, had his second dose within a minute of mine in the same exam room and has no signs of a reaction.

Absolutely no regrets though as I feel this is important on a global level and for me personally it means I can plan a trip to see the grandkids in a couple weeks, sit inside with them and give them a big big hug!

Looking forward to finishing a PBS French thriller while recuperating



quick update as all of my earlier symptoms are gone except for feeling tired and that is just as likely from lack of sleep...sore shoulder when I touch or move it and they encouraged us to use it....all together I had less than 12 hours of feeling pretty bad and my husband has had no reaction at all other than a bruised feeling shoulder.
 
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Judith that sounds about like mine.  I had one bad day and then it was over.  I am glad the pain is over but better that I am now vaccinated.

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The MS had two Pfizer completed a few months ago. I got lucky and got my first Pfizer with a leftover dose at the end of a day at a local drive through clinic. My booster is Saturday. No real issues with the first. I had mild arm pain later the same night but only when I pushed on it. I don't think it lasted 12-15 hours. Can't remember so it was fairly uneventful. I have a friend who said the second knocked him out. I'm stocking up on stuff today and tomorrow so I can be in bed if I need to Saturday. If not, well...more stuff gets checked off the never ending to do list. I know several who had little to no reactions with both in the series from Pfizer or Moderna. I don't know anyone personally who got the J&J.

I'm looking forward to hugging my folks!

BTW, since there has been some discussion about FX with other vaccinations and such I thought I'd add that I regularly get flu shots. In fact, I'm pretty up to date on most "normal" shots and due to a variety of circumstances have had some more exotic. That said, I rarely have any side FX with any of them. Every now and then I get a small amount of discomfort...not even enough to call pain and I have to press on it to find it and monitor. The most serious side FX I've ever had came from my first (of two) shingles shots. That one gave me flu-like symptoms for a couple of days...fever, body aches, weakness, chills, then too hot, etc. However, that was far more manageable than the disruptions actually getting shingles would have caused.

I'll let folks know how I fare after my Pfizer booster.
 
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Judith Browning wrote:

Judith Browning wrote:My second Moderna shot was yesterday and I'm just gonna quote Eric Hanson here

I hurt!!  I feel like I have a bad cold/moderate flu, head hurts, chills (no fever), all my muscles, bones and joints ache and my head feels like it is in a cloud.



That says it all...shot was at 9am yesterday and I woke in the night about 1am feeling that way.  Was able to go back to sleep for awhile but not my usual uninterrupted 8 or 9 hours of sound lovely sleep.

My husband, on the other hand, had his second dose within a minute of mine in the same exam room and has no signs of a reaction.

Absolutely no regrets though as I feel this is important on a global level and for me personally it means I can plan a trip to see the grandkids in a couple weeks, sit inside with them and give them a big big hug!

Looking forward to finishing a PBS French thriller while recuperating



quick update as all of my earlier symptoms are gone except for feeling tired and that is just as likely from lack of sleep...sore shoulder when I touch or move it and they encouraged us to use it....all together I had less than 12 hours of feeling pretty bad and my husband has had no reaction at all other than a bruised feeling shoulder.



one more update...slept just fine last night and this morning only the usual aches and pains remained.  

We both have sore injection sites, with some heat and it turns out a fairly large area of rash surrounding it.  Other than that nothing at more than thirty hours.

I'm wishing I had had it in my right shoulder that would have been more active...I try to use both but I'm right handed and it really gets more of a workout.  I think that would have lessened the residual soreness.
 
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Got my 2nd Pfizer about 7 hours ago. Not much yet. Still didn't feel the needle but watched it go in. If I press on the injection site it produces a temporary dull ache. Nothing more yet.
 
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Howdy,
I got a Johnson/johnson(Janssen CoVid 19 vaccine) today at 2:40pm. I drove 45 miles to get the one shot. It was sore on the injection site for 20 mins. I feel nothing else righr now at 5:45 pm. I will update tomorrow.peace,rc
 
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Forgot to add that I have never gotten any flu type shots, and haven't been laidup sick for 10 or more yrs, that I can remember. rc
 
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Echo,

It will be interesting to see how you feel today, but based on our very informal poll, my bet is that you have little to no symptoms.

Still, if you are willing, it would be interesting to know what you feel like the second day.  That was the day that really kicked my butt.

Eric
 
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Randal,

Thanks for your contribution.  I get a yearly flu shot with no symptoms at all, so it will be interesting to see how/what this vaccine produces as side effects.  Hopefully/probably nothing, but there are a few outliers like myself who gets profound side effects.

I wish you the best,

Eric
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