Vaccine side effects

Vaccine side effects

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Mariosbt

1,811 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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read5458 said:
I had the OAZ first jab in mid January at 3pm. By 10pm I was feeling odd, the pre cold feeling, sensitivity. Bed at 2330.

I fell asleep normally but then around 0130 was semi awake, tossing, turning and groaning like I'd got a very sore head hangover. Broken sleep and waking every so often with more vocal groaning and never finding restful sleep.

Got up at 6am extremely tired, headache and feeling extremely hot but no real temperature. Went straight downstairs, downed paracetamol and ibuprofen, then stood in only my shorts in the back garden for the coolong bliss of the -4'c air and stayed there for a solid 10 minutes.

Although tired, I felt normal again a couple of hours later.
laugh not looking forward to mine now laugh

Mariosbt

1,811 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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I am booked in to have my 1st jab on the 13th. Is it law that you have to have it. The Missus insists I do ... hoping I will die probably. She says I can’t travel abroad without it. Given the choice I would rather ‘give it a miss’. Had the virus last March, so rightly or wrongly, feel like I have a certain degree of immunity. (59 year old) smile

lowdrag

11,316 posts

177 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Glad you survived it, but it is a personal decision that only you can make. I personally had it done because not only was I convinced that with my asthma I was more susceptible but also a social conscience. The son-in-law caught it, took it home to the family, and he was taken to hospital and in a pretty bad way. You've had the virus, you know what it can do, so, wel, it is still your decision.

Mariosbt

1,811 posts

30 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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lowdrag said:
Glad you survived it, but it is a personal decision that only you can make. I personally had it done because not only was I convinced that with my asthma I was more susceptible but also a social conscience. The son-in-law caught it, took it home to the family, and he was taken to hospital and in a pretty bad way. You've had the virus, you know what it can do, so, wel, it is still your decision.
It’s a bit odd really, you don’t hear of anyone getting the virus where we live. Yes, my wife & i got it but we had spent the weekend in London (Wembley). In the stadium, round many bars, then a few more. Indian restaurant, then back at the hotel .. dozens round the bar. Following day went for a few beers for a change. 3 days later I was at another match at Hillsborough. The virus wasn’t really heard of then, in fact a week later Crufts at NEC was held. Hundreds of overseas visitors. But like I said where we are has not been a ‘hot spot’.

FreeLitres

5,805 posts

141 months

Thursday 4th March
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Lucky sods - I can't wait to get the jab.

wisbech

1,889 posts

85 months

Thursday 4th March
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Mother (mid 80's) no side effects

Sister (mid 50's) in bed for 3 days with exhaustion & joint pains... (but she is borderline case to be on the 'do not vaccine' list - as a kid a cholera jab put her into shock, and has had side effects from all jabs she has received) She went ahead anyway, as a teacher and relatively high risk due to other health issues

juice

6,367 posts

246 months

Thursday 4th March
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Mariosbt said:
read5458 said:
I had the OAZ first jab in mid January at 3pm. By 10pm I was feeling odd, the pre cold feeling, sensitivity. Bed at 2330.

I fell asleep normally but then around 0130 was semi awake, tossing, turning and groaning like I'd got a very sore head hangover. Broken sleep and waking every so often with more vocal groaning and never finding restful sleep.

Got up at 6am extremely tired, headache and feeling extremely hot but no real temperature. Went straight downstairs, downed paracetamol and ibuprofen, then stood in only my shorts in the back garden for the coolong bliss of the -4'c air and stayed there for a solid 10 minutes.

Although tired, I felt normal again a couple of hours later.
laugh not looking forward to mine now laugh
Had the Oxford one yesterday. That's exactly my sleep last night.
Just feel a bit secondhand generally.

Greendubber

10,626 posts

167 months

Thursday 4th March
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juice said:
Mariosbt said:
read5458 said:
I had the OAZ first jab in mid January at 3pm. By 10pm I was feeling odd, the pre cold feeling, sensitivity. Bed at 2330.

I fell asleep normally but then around 0130 was semi awake, tossing, turning and groaning like I'd got a very sore head hangover. Broken sleep and waking every so often with more vocal groaning and never finding restful sleep.

Got up at 6am extremely tired, headache and feeling extremely hot but no real temperature. Went straight downstairs, downed paracetamol and ibuprofen, then stood in only my shorts in the back garden for the coolong bliss of the -4'c air and stayed there for a solid 10 minutes.

Although tired, I felt normal again a couple of hours later.
laugh not looking forward to mine now laugh
Had the Oxford one yesterday. That's exactly my sleep last night.
Just feel a bit secondhand generally.
Had mine a couple of days ago, I was the same! My Mrs had hers at the same time and she's still running a fever and is totally bombed out.

My arms a bit sore where I was jabbed but thankfully I think I'm over it now. Heading back mid May for round 2!

_Rich_

915 posts

136 months

Thursday 4th March
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Had mine first thing Monday morning. By the evening started to ache, paracetamol took care of that. Arms turned into radiators for about half hour whilst in bed. Next morning again had the ache and what felt like a mild hangover, again paracetamol took care of that. By Mid morning i was fine.

Seemed to have got off the lightest given what my colleagues told me they had suffered, I'm 33

Greendubber

10,626 posts

167 months

Thursday 4th March
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_Rich_ said:
Had mine first thing Monday morning. By the evening started to ache, paracetamol took care of that. Arms turned into radiators for about half hour whilst in bed. Next morning again had the ache and what felt like a mild hangover, again paracetamol took care of that. By Mid morning i was fine.

Seemed to have got off the lightest given what my colleagues told me they had suffered, I'm 33
I'm 39, felt 99 the evening of the vacation hehe

Lots of people I know of similar age haven't had any side effects. Lucky bar stewards.

lowdrag

11,316 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th March
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Well, it is now 27 hours since I had the second Pfizer, and, as said, had been warned about the probability of headaches etc. The result is the slightest irritation at the injection point (like a small bruise feels) and nothing else. No aches pains, shivers - nothing. Onwards and upwards!

paulguitar

10,970 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th March
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lowdrag said:
Well, it is now 27 hours since I had the second Pfizer, and, as said, had been warned about the probability of headaches etc. The result is the slightest irritation at the injection point (like a small bruise feels) and nothing else. No aches pains, shivers - nothing. Onwards and upwards!
Mrs. Guitar (who is 28) had full-on flu-like symptoms after the second Pfizer jab, lasting around a day and a half.

She's fine now though and delighted to be hopefully 'covid bionic'.

Funk

22,718 posts

173 months

Thursday 4th March
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I wonder - in the same way some people can go from being asymptomatic through to completely wiped out (or even hospitalised) by covid, is it possible that we see the same sorts of variation in vaccine response? Would those who have little to no reaction to the vaccine also be likely to have little to no reaction to covid itself etc?

paulguitar

10,970 posts

77 months

Thursday 4th March
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Funk said:
I wonder - in the same way some people can go from being asymptomatic through to completely wiped out (or even hospitalised) by covid, is it possible that we see the same sorts of variation in vaccine response? Would those who have little to no reaction to the vaccine also be likely to have little to no reaction to covid itself etc?
I've wondered the very same thing. Anyone here have knowledge in this area?



Sophisticated Sarah

13,286 posts

133 months

Thursday 4th March
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Greendubber said:
I'm 39, felt 99 the evening of the vacation hehe

Lots of people I know of similar age haven't had any side effects. Lucky bar stewards.
My wife’s younger colleagues (25-28) who had the Pfizer had to be sent hone from A&E because they were looking worse than the patients hehe

Something they’ve found is that those who’ve had Covid seem to react worse to the vaccine.

lowdrag

11,316 posts

177 months

Thursday 4th March
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Funk said:
I wonder - in the same way some people can go from being asymptomatic through to completely wiped out (or even hospitalised) by covid, is it possible that we see the same sorts of variation in vaccine response? Would those who have little to no reaction to the vaccine also be likely to have little to no reaction to covid itself etc?
I'm afraid that at 75 I didn't want to try and find out! Someone, somewhere, will, I am sure, die as a result of the vaccine. But we must consider the situation as is, and even if someone dies, the rest of us have been saved, if not death, then a particularly nasty episode in our lives. Everything has a risk factor.

SlimJim16v

3,369 posts

107 months

Thursday 4th March
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There are reports that people who've had covid only needs one shot and that the second could be dangerous to the old and frail.

Isaac Hunt

12,472 posts

175 months

Thursday 4th March
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9324711/H...

Hope they are ok. Getting a bit worried now as I have my injection on Wednesday and I have a history of anaphylaxis from other drugs. However, I do believe that they have suggested the Pfizer jab should not be used on those with allergies.

SlimJim16v

3,369 posts

107 months

Thursday 4th March
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That may be why some doctors are recommending people with health issues take antihistamines, along with a few immunity boosting supplements.

Funk

22,718 posts

173 months

Thursday 4th March
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lowdrag said:
Funk said:
I wonder - in the same way some people can go from being asymptomatic through to completely wiped out (or even hospitalised) by covid, is it possible that we see the same sorts of variation in vaccine response? Would those who have little to no reaction to the vaccine also be likely to have little to no reaction to covid itself etc?
I'm afraid that at 75 I didn't want to try and find out! Someone, somewhere, will, I am sure, die as a result of the vaccine. But we must consider the situation as is, and even if someone dies, the rest of us have been saved, if not death, then a particularly nasty episode in our lives. Everything has a risk factor.
The positive seems to be that whilst one might be uncomfortable from the vaccine, the risk of anything serious seems to be vanishingly small. As others have mentioned, there's been advice about being cautious if you have allergies or a history of bad reactions etc which will be the case with pretty much any vaccine I should think.

So far there doesn't appear to have been any deaths as a result of the vaccine and 21m people so far have received it.

"The UK has so far received 143 reports of death following vaccination—none of which were caused by it. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says: “The majority of these reports were in elderly people or people with underlying illness. Review of individual reports and patterns of reporting does not suggest the vaccine played a role in the death.”"

https://fullfact.org/online/vaers-covid-vaccine-de...

Whilst it might make some feel crap for a few days, the pros seem to far outweigh the cons to my mind. If you have any concerns or a history of things like anaphylaxis then I'm sure you'd mention it beforehand (assuming they don't already have notes on your record about it)?

Edited by Funk on Thursday 4th March 17:46