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Old 04-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Anyone with CVID get sick from Pneumovax shot?

I have been diagnosed with CVID. The doctor gave me the pneumovax shot, because the insurance won't pay for IVIG without it. It has been ten days. Last night I became extremely ill. Chills and sweats (no fever, because I never get fevers). I have a terribly cough and my chest hurts. I've had repeated bronchitis and sinusitis for two years, and it feels a lot like bronchitis... but.... I just had this shot. I also have not really been out in public recently, so I'm not sure where I could have picked it up. Just wondered if anybody else has a bad reaction to the shot.

 
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Re: Anyone with CVID get sick from Pneumovax shot?

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I have been diagnosed with CVID. The doctor gave me the pneumovax shot, because the insurance won't pay for IVIG without it. It has been ten days. Last night I became extremely ill. Chills and sweats (no fever, because I never get fevers). I have a terribly cough and my chest hurts. I've had repeated bronchitis and sinusitis for two years, and it feels a lot like bronchitis... but.... I just had this shot. I also have not really been out in public recently, so I'm not sure where I could have picked it up. Just wondered if anybody else has a bad reaction to the shot.
The vaccine is inactivated meaning it cannot give you pneumonia. It can however cause "side effects", flu like symptoms.

The pneumovax and/or TDAP are the last part of getting a CVID diagnosis. If after 3 weeks, your body does not respond or has a low response, then you get the CVID diagnosis and insurance will cover your ivig or subq infusions.

 
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Re: Anyone with CVID get sick from Pneumovax shot?

Fever, chills or aches after a vaccine is actually a good sign, sort of. It means the vaccine did its job and made your immune system react.

10 days after is pretty late for a reaction, though. Reactions usually show up within the first day or two. It might be unrelated, just a regular case of bronchitis.

 
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Re: Anyone with CVID get sick from Pneumovax shot?

Yes, this is true. It means you have some "active" immunity. Receiving IVIg is "passive" immunity. To justify getting IVIg, your doc has to show how much active immunity you still have...

 
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