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EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I got my seasonal flu shot on Fri as I do every year and 2 hours lady I feal really fatigued with body aches , I had a very mild fever 99.9. Today is now Sunday and I still have the body aches, my arm is still sore, it actually feels like I had a flu shot in both, what is bother ing me the most is my neck and shoulders are aching and I haven't had this feeling since over a year ago before I had iv abx.

Anyhow I have no more fever at all no other symptoms just my arms, legs, neck and shoulder ache still. My arms and legs kind of feel like the day after I do a really hard , new or long workout at the Y. I know this is normal side affects from the shot but I don't remember having the body aches in previous years , I just know my arm is usually sore for a day or 2. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this I was thinking maybe it's just this years strain or something. I really hate to have to take tylenol or advil as I haven't needed to take it all the time since over a year also.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I got my seasonal flu shot on Fri as I do every year and 2 hours lady I feal really fatigued with body aches , I had a very mild fever 99.9. Today is now Sunday and I still have the body aches, my arm is still sore, it actually feels like I had a flu shot in both, what is bother ing me the most is my neck and shoulders are aching and I haven't had this feeling since over a year ago before I had iv abx.

Anyhow I have no more fever at all no other symptoms just my arms, legs, neck and shoulder ache still. My arms and legs kind of feel like the day after I do a really hard , new or long workout at the Y. I know this is normal side affects from the shot but I don't remember having the body aches in previous years , I just know my arm is usually sore for a day or 2. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this I was thinking maybe it's just this years strain or something. I really hate to have to take tylenol or advil as I haven't needed to take it all the time since over a year also.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I got my seasonal flu shot on Fri as I do every year and 2 hours lady I feal really fatigued with body aches , I had a very mild fever 99.9. Today is now Sunday and I still have the body aches, my arm is still sore, it actually feels like I had a flu shot in both, what is bother ing me the most is my neck and shoulders are aching and I haven't had this feeling since over a year ago before I had iv abx.

Anyhow I have no more fever at all no other symptoms just my arms, legs, neck and shoulder ache still. My arms and legs kind of feel like the day after I do a really hard , new or long workout at the Y. I know this is normal side affects from the shot but I don't remember having the body aches in previous years , I just know my arm is usually sore for a day or 2. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this I was thinking maybe it's just this years strain or something. I really hate to have to take tylenol or advil as I haven't needed to take it all the time since over a year also.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I got my seasonal flu shot on Fri as I do every year and 2 hours lady I feal really fatigued with body aches , I had a very mild fever 99.9. Today is now Sunday and I still have the body aches, my arm is still sore, it actually feels like I had a flu shot in both, what is bother ing me the most is my neck and shoulders are aching and I haven't had this feeling since over a year ago before I had iv abx.

Anyhow I have no more fever at all no other symptoms just my arms, legs, neck and shoulder ache still. My arms and legs kind of feel like the day after I do a really hard , new or long workout at the Y. I know this is normal side affects from the shot but I don't remember having the body aches in previous years , I just know my arm is usually sore for a day or 2. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this I was thinking maybe it's just this years strain or something. I really hate to have to take tylenol or advil as I haven't needed to take it all the time since over a year also.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I got my seasonal flu shot on Fri as I do every year and 2 hours lady I feal really fatigued with body aches , I had a very mild fever 99.9. Today is now Sunday and I still have the body aches, my arm is still sore, it actually feels like I had a flu shot in both, what is bother ing me the most is my neck and shoulders are aching and I haven't had this feeling since over a year ago before I had iv abx.
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<br /> Anyhow I have no more fever at all no other symptoms just my arms, legs, neck and shoulder ache still. My arms and legs kind of feel like the day after I do a really hard , new or long workout at the Y. I know this is normal side affects from the shot but I don't remember having the body aches in previous years , I just know my arm is usually sore for a day or 2. I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this I was thinking maybe it's just this years strain or something. I really hate to have to take tylenol or advil as I haven't needed to take it all the time since over a year also.

ladybug
11-08-2009, 05:17 PM
hey, Laura.

i had a very similar experience this year with the seasonal shot. i actually thought it was my infection cause it came on about a day after getting the shot and lasted about 3 days. my fever reached 101, even with tylenol. after those three days of terrible chills, aches and fever, it just went away and i felt fine.

when i mentioned this to my nurse, she said for some reason there have been a lot more complaints this year about fever (at least from her CF patients), so she wasn't surprised at all. said almost all of them have had side effects from it, even people like me who have never had any sort of reaction other than sore injection site.

so, keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away, of course, go in, but i wouldn't worry too much as long as your fever stays low grade for only a few days. it does seem weird that so many are "suffering" from the seasonal shot this year. i've NEVER had any problem so was shocked when it happened to me.

here's hoping you feel better soon!

ladybug
11-08-2009, 05:17 PM
hey, Laura.

i had a very similar experience this year with the seasonal shot. i actually thought it was my infection cause it came on about a day after getting the shot and lasted about 3 days. my fever reached 101, even with tylenol. after those three days of terrible chills, aches and fever, it just went away and i felt fine.

when i mentioned this to my nurse, she said for some reason there have been a lot more complaints this year about fever (at least from her CF patients), so she wasn't surprised at all. said almost all of them have had side effects from it, even people like me who have never had any sort of reaction other than sore injection site.

so, keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away, of course, go in, but i wouldn't worry too much as long as your fever stays low grade for only a few days. it does seem weird that so many are "suffering" from the seasonal shot this year. i've NEVER had any problem so was shocked when it happened to me.

here's hoping you feel better soon!

ladybug
11-08-2009, 05:17 PM
hey, Laura.

i had a very similar experience this year with the seasonal shot. i actually thought it was my infection cause it came on about a day after getting the shot and lasted about 3 days. my fever reached 101, even with tylenol. after those three days of terrible chills, aches and fever, it just went away and i felt fine.

when i mentioned this to my nurse, she said for some reason there have been a lot more complaints this year about fever (at least from her CF patients), so she wasn't surprised at all. said almost all of them have had side effects from it, even people like me who have never had any sort of reaction other than sore injection site.

so, keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away, of course, go in, but i wouldn't worry too much as long as your fever stays low grade for only a few days. it does seem weird that so many are "suffering" from the seasonal shot this year. i've NEVER had any problem so was shocked when it happened to me.

here's hoping you feel better soon!

ladybug
11-08-2009, 05:17 PM
hey, Laura.

i had a very similar experience this year with the seasonal shot. i actually thought it was my infection cause it came on about a day after getting the shot and lasted about 3 days. my fever reached 101, even with tylenol. after those three days of terrible chills, aches and fever, it just went away and i felt fine.

when i mentioned this to my nurse, she said for some reason there have been a lot more complaints this year about fever (at least from her CF patients), so she wasn't surprised at all. said almost all of them have had side effects from it, even people like me who have never had any sort of reaction other than sore injection site.

so, keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away, of course, go in, but i wouldn't worry too much as long as your fever stays low grade for only a few days. it does seem weird that so many are "suffering" from the seasonal shot this year. i've NEVER had any problem so was shocked when it happened to me.

here's hoping you feel better soon!

ladybug
11-08-2009, 05:17 PM
hey, Laura.
<br />
<br />i had a very similar experience this year with the seasonal shot. i actually thought it was my infection cause it came on about a day after getting the shot and lasted about 3 days. my fever reached 101, even with tylenol. after those three days of terrible chills, aches and fever, it just went away and i felt fine.
<br />
<br />when i mentioned this to my nurse, she said for some reason there have been a lot more complaints this year about fever (at least from her CF patients), so she wasn't surprised at all. said almost all of them have had side effects from it, even people like me who have never had any sort of reaction other than sore injection site.
<br />
<br />so, keep an eye on it and if it doesn't go away, of course, go in, but i wouldn't worry too much as long as your fever stays low grade for only a few days. it does seem weird that so many are "suffering" from the seasonal shot this year. i've NEVER had any problem so was shocked when it happened to me.
<br />
<br />here's hoping you feel better soon!

coltsfan715
11-08-2009, 05:36 PM
I may be off base on this but you may want to see if you were given a live vaccine or not. I used to get the live vaccines and I had similar symptoms in the few days after my shot and the day I got it was always a wash. Since my transplant I am not permitted to have live vaccines and I have not had this issue.

So it may just be the type of vaccine you are receiving that is causing the symptoms.

Lindsey

coltsfan715
11-08-2009, 05:36 PM
I may be off base on this but you may want to see if you were given a live vaccine or not. I used to get the live vaccines and I had similar symptoms in the few days after my shot and the day I got it was always a wash. Since my transplant I am not permitted to have live vaccines and I have not had this issue.

So it may just be the type of vaccine you are receiving that is causing the symptoms.

Lindsey

coltsfan715
11-08-2009, 05:36 PM
I may be off base on this but you may want to see if you were given a live vaccine or not. I used to get the live vaccines and I had similar symptoms in the few days after my shot and the day I got it was always a wash. Since my transplant I am not permitted to have live vaccines and I have not had this issue.

So it may just be the type of vaccine you are receiving that is causing the symptoms.

Lindsey

coltsfan715
11-08-2009, 05:36 PM
I may be off base on this but you may want to see if you were given a live vaccine or not. I used to get the live vaccines and I had similar symptoms in the few days after my shot and the day I got it was always a wash. Since my transplant I am not permitted to have live vaccines and I have not had this issue.

So it may just be the type of vaccine you are receiving that is causing the symptoms.

Lindsey

coltsfan715
11-08-2009, 05:36 PM
I may be off base on this but you may want to see if you were given a live vaccine or not. I used to get the live vaccines and I had similar symptoms in the few days after my shot and the day I got it was always a wash. Since my transplant I am not permitted to have live vaccines and I have not had this issue.
<br />
<br />So it may just be the type of vaccine you are receiving that is causing the symptoms.
<br />
<br />Lindsey

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Ladybug- Thanks for sharing I'm glad to hear it's not just me . I was thinking it might be just this years mutation or strain because like I was saying I don't remember ever having anything but a little arm soreness.

Coltsfan715 - I got the shot so I know it wasn't live vaccine, from what I understand the live virus is only in the flumist nasal spray which I don't think anyone at risk is supposed to get or even be around those that did receive it recently.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Ladybug- Thanks for sharing I'm glad to hear it's not just me . I was thinking it might be just this years mutation or strain because like I was saying I don't remember ever having anything but a little arm soreness.

Coltsfan715 - I got the shot so I know it wasn't live vaccine, from what I understand the live virus is only in the flumist nasal spray which I don't think anyone at risk is supposed to get or even be around those that did receive it recently.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Ladybug- Thanks for sharing I'm glad to hear it's not just me . I was thinking it might be just this years mutation or strain because like I was saying I don't remember ever having anything but a little arm soreness.

Coltsfan715 - I got the shot so I know it wasn't live vaccine, from what I understand the live virus is only in the flumist nasal spray which I don't think anyone at risk is supposed to get or even be around those that did receive it recently.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Ladybug- Thanks for sharing I'm glad to hear it's not just me . I was thinking it might be just this years mutation or strain because like I was saying I don't remember ever having anything but a little arm soreness.

Coltsfan715 - I got the shot so I know it wasn't live vaccine, from what I understand the live virus is only in the flumist nasal spray which I don't think anyone at risk is supposed to get or even be around those that did receive it recently.

EmilysMomma
11-08-2009, 09:03 PM
Ladybug- Thanks for sharing I'm glad to hear it's not just me . I was thinking it might be just this years mutation or strain because like I was saying I don't remember ever having anything but a little arm soreness.
<br />
<br />Coltsfan715 - I got the shot so I know it wasn't live vaccine, from what I understand the live virus is only in the flumist nasal spray which I don't think anyone at risk is supposed to get or even be around those that did receive it recently.

nu65
11-09-2009, 12:01 AM
I got the seasonal flu shot and the next day had all the flu symptoms, fever, bodyaches, headache. It was awful! Bc of this my dr told me not to get the swine flu shot. So I still think its possible to get the flu from the shot even though the dr thought it highly unlikely!

nu65
11-09-2009, 12:01 AM
I got the seasonal flu shot and the next day had all the flu symptoms, fever, bodyaches, headache. It was awful! Bc of this my dr told me not to get the swine flu shot. So I still think its possible to get the flu from the shot even though the dr thought it highly unlikely!

nu65
11-09-2009, 12:01 AM
I got the seasonal flu shot and the next day had all the flu symptoms, fever, bodyaches, headache. It was awful! Bc of this my dr told me not to get the swine flu shot. So I still think its possible to get the flu from the shot even though the dr thought it highly unlikely!

nu65
11-09-2009, 12:01 AM
I got the seasonal flu shot and the next day had all the flu symptoms, fever, bodyaches, headache. It was awful! Bc of this my dr told me not to get the swine flu shot. So I still think its possible to get the flu from the shot even though the dr thought it highly unlikely!

nu65
11-09-2009, 12:01 AM
I got the seasonal flu shot and the next day had all the flu symptoms, fever, bodyaches, headache. It was awful! Bc of this my dr told me not to get the swine flu shot. So I still think its possible to get the flu from the shot even though the dr thought it highly unlikely!

ladybug
11-09-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey, Jessica.

That is a myth that you actually get the flu FROM the flu shot. However, you can get side effects from the shot cause your immune system sorta "attacks" it like it would the actual virus. This is how its always been described to me anyway. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The fever and aches, etc. is your body recognizing a foreign agent and attacking it. Since its a dead virus, it really shouldn't go further than that (i.e. shouldn't turn into a full put-you-in-the-hosptial flu with respiratory issues, etc.)

As for not getting the swine flu shot cause of a reaction to the seasonal flu shot... I had the H1N1 shot almost 5 days ago and it was nothing. No fever, no aches, chills, etc. My arm barely even hurt. With the seasonal shot I felt awful and could barely keep my temp under 101 with tylenol. So, though I'd put some stock in what the doc said, I'd maybe question why since they're completely different strains.

Plus, if you get the side effects like fevers, aches, chills, etc. but get better in a few days, isn't it worth still getting the shot? I'd never let the few days I felt awful (as in could barely walk to the bathroom) keep me from getting the shot. It didn't move into my respiratory system like the regular flu does, so I'm ok with the achey if I can preserve my lungs. Just my opinion though. I'm sure its different with everyone and everyone will have their opinion on this as with all vaccines. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And, since you're listed, maybe it ISN'T safe to put your immune system through that.

Weird that a lot of us have had reactions for the first time to the seasonal shot this year. Maybe it <u>is</u> the particular strain or something....

ladybug
11-09-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey, Jessica.

That is a myth that you actually get the flu FROM the flu shot. However, you can get side effects from the shot cause your immune system sorta "attacks" it like it would the actual virus. This is how its always been described to me anyway. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The fever and aches, etc. is your body recognizing a foreign agent and attacking it. Since its a dead virus, it really shouldn't go further than that (i.e. shouldn't turn into a full put-you-in-the-hosptial flu with respiratory issues, etc.)

As for not getting the swine flu shot cause of a reaction to the seasonal flu shot... I had the H1N1 shot almost 5 days ago and it was nothing. No fever, no aches, chills, etc. My arm barely even hurt. With the seasonal shot I felt awful and could barely keep my temp under 101 with tylenol. So, though I'd put some stock in what the doc said, I'd maybe question why since they're completely different strains.

Plus, if you get the side effects like fevers, aches, chills, etc. but get better in a few days, isn't it worth still getting the shot? I'd never let the few days I felt awful (as in could barely walk to the bathroom) keep me from getting the shot. It didn't move into my respiratory system like the regular flu does, so I'm ok with the achey if I can preserve my lungs. Just my opinion though. I'm sure its different with everyone and everyone will have their opinion on this as with all vaccines. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And, since you're listed, maybe it ISN'T safe to put your immune system through that.

Weird that a lot of us have had reactions for the first time to the seasonal shot this year. Maybe it <u>is</u> the particular strain or something....

ladybug
11-09-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey, Jessica.

That is a myth that you actually get the flu FROM the flu shot. However, you can get side effects from the shot cause your immune system sorta "attacks" it like it would the actual virus. This is how its always been described to me anyway. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The fever and aches, etc. is your body recognizing a foreign agent and attacking it. Since its a dead virus, it really shouldn't go further than that (i.e. shouldn't turn into a full put-you-in-the-hosptial flu with respiratory issues, etc.)

As for not getting the swine flu shot cause of a reaction to the seasonal flu shot... I had the H1N1 shot almost 5 days ago and it was nothing. No fever, no aches, chills, etc. My arm barely even hurt. With the seasonal shot I felt awful and could barely keep my temp under 101 with tylenol. So, though I'd put some stock in what the doc said, I'd maybe question why since they're completely different strains.

Plus, if you get the side effects like fevers, aches, chills, etc. but get better in a few days, isn't it worth still getting the shot? I'd never let the few days I felt awful (as in could barely walk to the bathroom) keep me from getting the shot. It didn't move into my respiratory system like the regular flu does, so I'm ok with the achey if I can preserve my lungs. Just my opinion though. I'm sure its different with everyone and everyone will have their opinion on this as with all vaccines. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And, since you're listed, maybe it ISN'T safe to put your immune system through that.

Weird that a lot of us have had reactions for the first time to the seasonal shot this year. Maybe it <u>is</u> the particular strain or something....

ladybug
11-09-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey, Jessica.

That is a myth that you actually get the flu FROM the flu shot. However, you can get side effects from the shot cause your immune system sorta "attacks" it like it would the actual virus. This is how its always been described to me anyway. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The fever and aches, etc. is your body recognizing a foreign agent and attacking it. Since its a dead virus, it really shouldn't go further than that (i.e. shouldn't turn into a full put-you-in-the-hosptial flu with respiratory issues, etc.)

As for not getting the swine flu shot cause of a reaction to the seasonal flu shot... I had the H1N1 shot almost 5 days ago and it was nothing. No fever, no aches, chills, etc. My arm barely even hurt. With the seasonal shot I felt awful and could barely keep my temp under 101 with tylenol. So, though I'd put some stock in what the doc said, I'd maybe question why since they're completely different strains.

Plus, if you get the side effects like fevers, aches, chills, etc. but get better in a few days, isn't it worth still getting the shot? I'd never let the few days I felt awful (as in could barely walk to the bathroom) keep me from getting the shot. It didn't move into my respiratory system like the regular flu does, so I'm ok with the achey if I can preserve my lungs. Just my opinion though. I'm sure its different with everyone and everyone will have their opinion on this as with all vaccines. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And, since you're listed, maybe it ISN'T safe to put your immune system through that.

Weird that a lot of us have had reactions for the first time to the seasonal shot this year. Maybe it <u>is</u> the particular strain or something....

ladybug
11-09-2009, 01:57 AM
Hey, Jessica.
<br />
<br />That is a myth that you actually get the flu FROM the flu shot. However, you can get side effects from the shot cause your immune system sorta "attacks" it like it would the actual virus. This is how its always been described to me anyway. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> The fever and aches, etc. is your body recognizing a foreign agent and attacking it. Since its a dead virus, it really shouldn't go further than that (i.e. shouldn't turn into a full put-you-in-the-hosptial flu with respiratory issues, etc.)
<br />
<br />As for not getting the swine flu shot cause of a reaction to the seasonal flu shot... I had the H1N1 shot almost 5 days ago and it was nothing. No fever, no aches, chills, etc. My arm barely even hurt. With the seasonal shot I felt awful and could barely keep my temp under 101 with tylenol. So, though I'd put some stock in what the doc said, I'd maybe question why since they're completely different strains.
<br />
<br />Plus, if you get the side effects like fevers, aches, chills, etc. but get better in a few days, isn't it worth still getting the shot? I'd never let the few days I felt awful (as in could barely walk to the bathroom) keep me from getting the shot. It didn't move into my respiratory system like the regular flu does, so I'm ok with the achey if I can preserve my lungs. Just my opinion though. I'm sure its different with everyone and everyone will have their opinion on this as with all vaccines. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0"> And, since you're listed, maybe it ISN'T safe to put your immune system through that.
<br />
<br />Weird that a lot of us have had reactions for the first time to the seasonal shot this year. Maybe it <u>is</u> the particular strain or something....

Ratatosk
11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
My arm just usually is sore for a couple days and sometimes I feel a little off, headachey, but usually no fever.

DH's cousin had a similar experience to yours. But then ended up getting the H1N1. What she suspects happened was while she was waiting in the clinic for her seasonal flu shot, she must've picked up some 'cooties' from another patient.

Happened to me several years ago as well -- I'd gone in for a tentanus booster and got sick a few days later.

Ratatosk
11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
My arm just usually is sore for a couple days and sometimes I feel a little off, headachey, but usually no fever.

DH's cousin had a similar experience to yours. But then ended up getting the H1N1. What she suspects happened was while she was waiting in the clinic for her seasonal flu shot, she must've picked up some 'cooties' from another patient.

Happened to me several years ago as well -- I'd gone in for a tentanus booster and got sick a few days later.

Ratatosk
11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
My arm just usually is sore for a couple days and sometimes I feel a little off, headachey, but usually no fever.

DH's cousin had a similar experience to yours. But then ended up getting the H1N1. What she suspects happened was while she was waiting in the clinic for her seasonal flu shot, she must've picked up some 'cooties' from another patient.

Happened to me several years ago as well -- I'd gone in for a tentanus booster and got sick a few days later.

Ratatosk
11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
My arm just usually is sore for a couple days and sometimes I feel a little off, headachey, but usually no fever.

DH's cousin had a similar experience to yours. But then ended up getting the H1N1. What she suspects happened was while she was waiting in the clinic for her seasonal flu shot, she must've picked up some 'cooties' from another patient.

Happened to me several years ago as well -- I'd gone in for a tentanus booster and got sick a few days later.

Ratatosk
11-09-2009, 12:36 PM
My arm just usually is sore for a couple days and sometimes I feel a little off, headachey, but usually no fever.
<br />
<br />DH's cousin had a similar experience to yours. But then ended up getting the H1N1. What she suspects happened was while she was waiting in the clinic for her seasonal flu shot, she must've picked up some 'cooties' from another patient.
<br />
<br />Happened to me several years ago as well -- I'd gone in for a tentanus booster and got sick a few days later.

CFkitty
11-09-2009, 01:17 PM
This year's seasonal flu shot affected me more than any other has, as far as I can remember. I had aches, fever and chills for several days later. My arm hurt for more than a week from the injection. I know that you cannot "catch" the flu from the shot, and always thought that those symptoms are "mind over matter", but I felt awful after receiving the vaccine. So did my non-CF sister.

I received the H1N1 vaccine two days ago, and my arm only hurts if I poke around on the skin to look for the injection site. No side effects, either. Now I just have to get through the next two weeks without acquiring the oinky flu...hard to do considering I have 5 doctors appointments! Mask and gloves and full body armour!

CFkitty
11-09-2009, 01:17 PM
This year's seasonal flu shot affected me more than any other has, as far as I can remember. I had aches, fever and chills for several days later. My arm hurt for more than a week from the injection. I know that you cannot "catch" the flu from the shot, and always thought that those symptoms are "mind over matter", but I felt awful after receiving the vaccine. So did my non-CF sister.

I received the H1N1 vaccine two days ago, and my arm only hurts if I poke around on the skin to look for the injection site. No side effects, either. Now I just have to get through the next two weeks without acquiring the oinky flu...hard to do considering I have 5 doctors appointments! Mask and gloves and full body armour!

CFkitty
11-09-2009, 01:17 PM
This year's seasonal flu shot affected me more than any other has, as far as I can remember. I had aches, fever and chills for several days later. My arm hurt for more than a week from the injection. I know that you cannot "catch" the flu from the shot, and always thought that those symptoms are "mind over matter", but I felt awful after receiving the vaccine. So did my non-CF sister.

I received the H1N1 vaccine two days ago, and my arm only hurts if I poke around on the skin to look for the injection site. No side effects, either. Now I just have to get through the next two weeks without acquiring the oinky flu...hard to do considering I have 5 doctors appointments! Mask and gloves and full body armour!

CFkitty
11-09-2009, 01:17 PM
This year's seasonal flu shot affected me more than any other has, as far as I can remember. I had aches, fever and chills for several days later. My arm hurt for more than a week from the injection. I know that you cannot "catch" the flu from the shot, and always thought that those symptoms are "mind over matter", but I felt awful after receiving the vaccine. So did my non-CF sister.

I received the H1N1 vaccine two days ago, and my arm only hurts if I poke around on the skin to look for the injection site. No side effects, either. Now I just have to get through the next two weeks without acquiring the oinky flu...hard to do considering I have 5 doctors appointments! Mask and gloves and full body armour!

CFkitty
11-09-2009, 01:17 PM
This year's seasonal flu shot affected me more than any other has, as far as I can remember. I had aches, fever and chills for several days later. My arm hurt for more than a week from the injection. I know that you cannot "catch" the flu from the shot, and always thought that those symptoms are "mind over matter", but I felt awful after receiving the vaccine. So did my non-CF sister.
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<br />I received the H1N1 vaccine two days ago, and my arm only hurts if I poke around on the skin to look for the injection site. No side effects, either. Now I just have to get through the next two weeks without acquiring the oinky flu...hard to do considering I have 5 doctors appointments! Mask and gloves and full body armour!