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Old 10-24-2007, 06:33 AM   #1
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Flu Shot Reaction

This was posted on the Cold and Flu Board but we didn't get much response.

Has anyone had the 2007 Flu Vacination and had a reaction?

I did and still feel bad two weeks after the shot. My arm hurt for several days to the point that I could not lift it. In addition, I developed a lymph node behind my ear that really hurt.

I also feel achy and tired.

I was just wondering if others have experienced a reaction.
Thanks.

 
Old 10-25-2007, 07:28 AM   #2
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Re: Flu Shot Reaction

twanger,

usually after a flu jab people feel a little like they have a lower immune system. It's because what they put in you is a strain of flu to make your body recognise it and immediately fight it and form antibodies. So its not surprising you feel a little sick. Although its quite a long time for your symptoms, but then if you think flu can last over a week, so this is probably what you have. If it carries on i would go get checked out by your doctor. Good luck

 
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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Re: Flu Shot Reaction

Thank you. I am feeling a little better. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder and it has been rainy and cloudy here so maybe that is contributing to the feeling.

 
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Re: Flu Shot Reaction

twanger,

Have you got a SAD light, its the artificial light to have on for half hour a day.

Its for SAD sufferers my Hubby has one he suffers also, and it does work, but you must use it every day the sun isnt out. Well worth the £90.

 
Old 10-25-2007, 01:36 PM   #5
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Re: Flu Shot Reaction

Yes, I have the light. Last year we had a lot of sunny days and I did not use it much.

However, I think that I may have to pull it out because my lethargy is starting already. It ususally hits around January but I feel it now. Yuck!

Has your husband started to use his, yet?

Thanks.

 
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Re: Flu Shot Reaction

funnily enough he didnt use it this past winter either as it was quite a bright one. But im thinking he will be using it again this coming winter as its starting to affect him already. He has used it for one whole winter 2 yrears ago and it definetely worked.

 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:39 PM   #7
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Re: Flu Shot Reaction

It sounds as if we are on the same page.

 
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