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Old 10-22-2021, 09:56 AM   #1
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Anyone have adverse reactions to a flu shot?

Wife got one yesterday and her arm is swollen where she took the shot and she is sick as a dog now. She was shaking and so cold last night that her teeth were chattering and she was making the bed shake! The cold and shaking have stopped, but she hurts all over and very lethargic.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:58 AM   #2
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Hope she gets better..
All I got was a sore arm, for a day or so..
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:00 AM   #3
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:10 AM   #4
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Could be she has the flu. Exposed maybe 2 weeks ago.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:11 AM   #5
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Yes I know of a few people this has happened to. Ive heard the flu shot is basically injecting you with the flu to help keep you from getting the flu. Not sure how true it is. Hope she gets better soon.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:11 AM   #6
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It happens.

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Old 10-22-2021, 10:21 AM   #7
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My wife got a flu shot a few weeks ago and had a site reaction. Her arm was red, swollen, and hot for a few days. She never ran a fever.

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Old 10-22-2021, 10:23 AM   #8
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Got mine last week no issues. Wife got hers this week and now is sick

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Old 10-22-2021, 10:24 AM   #9
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My buddies kid got one a few years back and his whole arm swole up really bad.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:31 AM   #10
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Got mine yesterday. My body ached all night and I could not get comfortable. My face was hot and I had a headache. Today my body is stiff and sore.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:59 AM   #11
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Yes I know of a few people this has happened to. Ive heard the flu shot is basically injecting you with the flu to help keep you from getting the flu. Not sure how true it is. Hope she gets better soon.
I think that was when they were still using the LIVE cells . They started using dead cells in 2007 I think! Maybe Iím wrong- itís happened a lot in my life.

Prayers for her comfort and prompt healing OP.
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:06 AM   #12
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Wouldn't know, don't get vaxxed for this reason.
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:45 AM   #13
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Flu shot kicks my but the same way. I quit taking it a few years ago. Figured if I have to feel that bad might as well just get the flu.

Funny thing is I have only had the flu 2 x’s and both times were years that I had the vaccine.

Hope she feels better soon
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:06 PM   #14
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They say bad reactions are possible but no one in my family has had one and we get flu shots every year. I hope she feels better soon. As stated above, it could be bad timing and she may be sick with the flu from a prior exposure to a sick person.

In any event, I'm sure more anti-vaxxers will be along soon. Anti-vax is the new black.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:09 PM   #15
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No reaction here. Got mine Monday, but I always chase the shot with 3 advil.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:13 PM   #16
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Got mine no reaction, got my pneumonia shot nothing either. Hope the shingles vaccine is the same.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:16 PM   #17
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Got mine no reaction, got my pneumonia shot nothing either. Hope the shingles vaccine is the same.
I keep telling myself to get that shingles vaccine..... I have heard a lot of people have reactions to it...
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:17 PM   #18
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I keep telling myself to get that shingles vaccine..... I have heard a lot of people have reactions to it...



Wife just got it and no issues....no issues with covid or flu shot either...
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:18 PM   #19
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Wife just got it and no issues....no issues with covid or flu shot either...
Good to hear I am getting the shingles next week.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:21 PM   #20
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I taught public school for 26 years and the only time that I ever got the flue was during my second year of teaching two days after I took the flue shot.

So from that day forward, I made up my mind that "I WOULD NEVER TAKE THE FLUE SHOT AGAIN".

For the rest of my career, I never had a problem with the flue, and still haven't had the flue 4 years after retirement. .
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:22 PM   #21
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I was in the hospital for 2 days trying to get my fever down from 103+. I became unconscious a couple hours after receiving it and woke up in the hospital. I will never take another one. Went thru the chills and shakes and sweats so bad I could not stand it.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:25 PM   #22
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I always felt bad the night after a flu shot- Since they made Tamaflu I stopped taking the flu shot. I have only had the flu twice since then and got Tamaflu quick. Both times I was 100% within a day. For me the Tamaflu option is what I have decided on. I hope today she is better
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:40 PM   #23
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Could be she has the flu. Exposed maybe 2 weeks ago.
Lol yea could be she does because she just got injected with the flu virus.


Op hope she gets to feeling better.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:42 PM   #24
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I've had my flu shot every year for as long as I can remember. Never had a reaction and didn't have one with this year's. Wife is the same way. Neither of us have ever had a diagnosed case of the flu
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:44 PM   #25
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Hope she gets better. My Son took the flu shot several years ago and got really sick from it and will not take it again. Same scenario. I take it every year and have had no side effects at all.

Based on my understanding, the CDC guesses which strains of flu will be dominant each year and manufacturers a vaccine to combat those particular strains. Even their predictions are often wrong.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:49 PM   #26
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Due to what my wife is going thur, I will not get a flu shot, but our family Doc is saying to get the pneumonia and Shingles shots.. He said the Shingles if you get them can be very nasty!
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:51 PM   #27
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Flu shot has always made me feel rough.
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:55 PM   #28
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If we talkin C19 shot wife and me had both Madera shot back back in march ...fst nada second sore arm and lazy next day...If we talkin reg FLU shot I got the super duper myself last week ...nada....Wife got regular flu shot 2 days ago nada They were out of super duper that day...I personal don't know anyone that had problem with any of above shots...I personally know about 12 people that had C19 2 died and rest recovered none had shots...
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Old 10-22-2021, 12:56 PM   #29
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Hope she gets better soon, I would imagine anti inflammatories are in order.

Thanks for posting, Iíll continue to use Tamaflu as my backup plan if I should ever catch a case of it.


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Old 10-22-2021, 01:28 PM   #30
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I get a flu shot each fall and rarely if ever have any sort if reaction. If I do, it's mild.

So got my flu shot yesterday along with a shingles shot.

Woke up this morning feeling like crap, almost just stayed in bed. Dragged my arse to work.
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:40 PM   #31
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Yeah, I get the Flu every time I took it for ten years so I dont anymore and now I get the flu every 3 years. Almost as if the human immune system > the shot.
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Old 10-22-2021, 01:50 PM   #32
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Sore arm for a day. Last year I took the flu, shingles and pneumonia at the same time . I don’t recommend that.
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Old 10-22-2021, 02:32 PM   #33
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i am 43 and have never heard of as many people getting the shingles vax as this year...is there something i should know? i dont watch live tv so maybe i missed something.

when i got hired at my current job in 2005, i was 26, in october they asked if i wanted a flu shot and i remember calling my mom and asking her if i got a flu shot haha. i had never had one up till then and never even been asked to get one i guess.

my boss at the time told me the last time he got one he got the flu and he never got one again. so i never did either and luckily have never had the flu.
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Old 10-22-2021, 02:43 PM   #34
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I taught public school for 26 years and the only time that I ever got the flue was during my second year of teaching two days after I took the flue shot.

So from that day forward, I made up my mind that "I WOULD NEVER TAKE THE FLUE SHOT AGAIN".

For the rest of my career, I never had a problem with the flue, and still haven't had the flue 4 years after retirement. .

This was very similar to my experience as well. No more for me and pray your wife gets better soon Sir. That is a miserable feeling and I feel for her.
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Old 10-22-2021, 02:43 PM   #35
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Got mine Monday. Felt a little rough that evening, but was fine by the next morning.
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Old 10-22-2021, 02:44 PM   #36
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I received 4 flu shots in the Marine Corps. 4 tines I was sick as a dog on my death bed

Haven't had 1 since 98, had the flu 1 time since then. Took Tamiflu and was back to normal in 4 hours.

Reactions do happen like hers.
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Old 10-22-2021, 02:46 PM   #37
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Only side effects I have seen is the person gets the Flu. I dont know many people that get the flu shot though. Hope she gets to feeling better!
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Old 10-22-2021, 03:28 PM   #38
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sore arm and I have symptoms for a couple days. Is why I don't get them any more.
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Old 10-22-2021, 03:31 PM   #39
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i am 43 and have never heard of as many people getting the shingles vax as this year...is there something i should know? i dont watch live tv so maybe i missed something.

when i got hired at my current job in 2005, i was 26, in october they asked if i wanted a flu shot and i remember calling my mom and asking her if i got a flu shot haha. i had never had one up till then and never even been asked to get one i guess.

my boss at the time told me the last time he got one he got the flu and he never got one again. so i never did either and luckily have never had the flu.
Our family Doc said 100% get the Shingles shot. He said shingles are very painful, rash, itching and such and if they get into your eye area, you are in for some major complications.
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Our family Doc said 100% get the Shingles shot. He said shingles are very painful, rash, itching and such and if they get into your eye area, you are in for some major complications.
I get it, I've heard they are horrible...but I've never heard of people getting a vaccine for it until this year. Several members if my family have gotten the vax recently and all these guys here...
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I get it, I've heard they are horrible...but I've never heard of people getting a vaccine for it until this year. Several members if my family have gotten the vax recently and all these guys here...
its a 2-shot series, a couple months apart. Shingles is something you do NOT want. Supposedly, if you had chicken pox at some point, then you're very susceptible to getting the Shingles. I've known a few people that had them and its a long, painful thing to have. I got the Shingles shot(s) last year actually.
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Old 10-22-2021, 09:59 PM   #42
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I got the flu shot about a month ago. Felt like crud the next day.
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My friend's wife got Guillain-Barre syndrome from a flu shot. Almost killed her and she couldn't walk for over a year.
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As long as Covid is around....nobody catches the regular flu anyway.
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Old 10-23-2021, 03:58 AM   #45
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I got mine at school and no effects. But have a bad sinus infection now. Don’t understand that!
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:40 AM   #46
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You can not catch the flu from the flu shot. It is not a live virus....
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:43 AM   #47
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You can not catch the flu from the flu shot. It is not a live virus....
Shhhh......
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Hope she gets to feeling better. I’ve had the flu vaccine every year since I can’t remember when. Never any reactions except occasionally sore arm. Never a reaction to the Covid vaccine either.
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Shhhh......

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Not a shush.............the keep a secret shhhh
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