It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Vaccination & Immunization Message Board

  • Tetanus Shot Effects

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-29-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
    BeautiNightmare
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    BeautiNightmare's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: USA
    Posts: 1
    BeautiNightmare HB User
    Tetanus Shot Effects

    I got my tetanus shot today. I'm having pretty severe pain, a hard time moving my left arm without flinching. I have PE first thing tommorow- do I need to sit out? Will I be okay to excersice, or not?

    Last edited by moderator2; 01-29-2007 at 07:27 PM. Reason: do not post your age on the message boards

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 01-30-2007, 10:30 AM   #2
    livinTX
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    livinTX's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Location: TX
    Posts: 1,356
    livinTX HB User
    Re: Tetanus Shot Effects

    Probably it would be a good idea to sit out. I had a tetanus booster recently, and I swear, it was a week before my arm was back to normal. The first couple days after the shot, my arm was quite sore and I had to go walking the second day instead of doing aerobics like I usually do.

     
    Old 02-04-2007, 10:29 AM   #3
    NCGuy
    Senior Member
    (male)
     
    NCGuy's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2004
    Location: North Carolina
    Posts: 141
    NCGuy HB User
    Re: Tetanus Shot Effects

    Your arm probably feels fine now. Some people have more soreness than others after a Tetanus/Diptheria booster and it helps if your arm is completely relaxed when they give it. A stiff muscle will make your tetanus shot really hurt. You may have gotten the new adult Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis vaccination they reccomend as a booster for teens and adults now and it had a tendency to cause more soreness than the regular Tetanus (Td) shot. I remember them telling me to move my arm around alot after I got my shot.

     
    Old 02-09-2007, 06:20 PM   #4
    livinTX
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    livinTX's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jul 2006
    Location: TX
    Posts: 1,356
    livinTX HB User
    Re: Tetanus Shot Effects

    Yes, my arm is fine now. You're probably right about the tense muscles. The thing is I HATE shots and needles. I have actually completely fainted having 1 vial of blood drawn at the doctor's office (not a fun experience). Shots and needles make me feel like I'm fixing to pass out. I was nervous about the shot and very tense, I'm sure. I do think the adult booster caused more pain than the original shot, but at least now I don't have to worry about it for awhile again...

    Last edited by livinTX; 02-09-2007 at 06:20 PM.

     
    Old 02-10-2007, 06:49 AM   #5
    NCGuy
    Senior Member
    (male)
     
    NCGuy's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2004
    Location: North Carolina
    Posts: 141
    NCGuy HB User
    Re: Tetanus Shot Effects

    I guess if you're terrified of needles, its hard not to be tense when its coming at you, but a tense muscle will definately make the shot hurt more and longer. The adult booster they are giving now (and for the last year) has the Pertussis vaccine added to what is normally just the Tetanus/Diptheria shot. Because of the re-occurance of Pertussis, it was reccomended that teenagers and adults who are due for a booster get one with the Pertussis protection. You only get this Tdap once, then you go back to getting the regular Td (tetanus/dipteria) from then on. For some reason, the tetanus shot does leave your arm sore more so than other vaccinations such as Hep A,B,flu or polio. I understand the new HPV vaccine will also leave you with a sore arm and in some cases, a slight fever....and if you're tense, you'll hurt a whole lot more. When a friend of mine got her Tdap, the nurse gave it to her higher in her arm than was probably correct and she hurt for a month. The best place for most vaccinations is in the center of your deltoid muscle, and they should tell you to be completely relaxed. Chicken Pox(Varicella) and MMR vaccinations are given in the fatty tissue at the back side of your arm and sting a little more going in since that area is more sensitive. Fortunately we dont get vaccinated for smallpox anymore (unless you're in the military). Those vaccinations caused a surface reaction and a large sore on your arm where it was given for at least three weeks and then left a dime sized scar to show you got it and it took.

     
    Old 02-12-2007, 10:05 PM   #6
    Kszan
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Jun 2006
    Posts: 5,246
    Kszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB UserKszan HB User
    Re: Tetanus Shot Effects

    I'm completely allergic to tetanus shots so I haven't had one since... 1990? I think? 89? Anyway, my arm swelled up and I couldn't move it for a week after getting it, and I remember it was more than just sore. I literally couldn't move it for over a week. I literally lost the use of that arm for a week.

    Thankfully, my doctor said I don't need to get it because of how badly I reacted to it last time. Thankfully, she hasn't pushed the issue with me because I'd outright refuse to go through that hell again, that's for sure!

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Tetanus Shot Side Effects KDD 26 Vaccination & Immunization 9 07-12-2009 08:41 PM
    someone please! TETANUS SHOT PHOBIA! needlephobe Phobias 9 02-06-2009 07:13 PM
    Tetanus reaction (same old story).. anteus Vaccination & Immunization 6 11-17-2007 09:34 AM
    Tetanus Uh Oh Vaccination & Immunization 2 10-03-2007 03:51 PM
    Due for tetanus 1blueangelz Vaccination & Immunization 7 04-26-2005 05:39 PM
    could i have tetanus??? Peter0690 Open to All Other Health Topics 1 04-12-2005 03:54 AM
    Tetanus Shot question almondjoy General Health 2 08-31-2004 06:00 PM
    Nightmare from a tetanus shot bjones Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 5 06-24-2003 08:24 PM
    Help! Adult with reaction to tetanus shot AngelaA Vaccination & Immunization 1 06-19-2003 01:21 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:42 AM.





    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!