Vaccine side effects

Vaccine side effects

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Riley Blue

17,547 posts

190 months

Sunday 21st February
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t400ble said:
Oxford jab here, 39 year old male
Had it a few weeks back, Friday at 6.30pm. Had taken my Mom and asked, and they offered it to me.
Woke up at 2am Saturday, and have been ill ever since!
Hot/cold/hot/cold. Loads better that I was, small price to pay I guess.
My GP friend reckoned younger people might suffer more from side effects than older people because their immune systems hadn't had time to develop as fully.

BT Summers

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587 posts

25 months

Sunday 21st February
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I know nothing at all about healthcare and the complexities of how vaccines work but it is curious to me as to how some people have no side effects and others really notice it.

55palfers

5,059 posts

128 months

Sunday 21st February
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I'll bet if the BBC said the jab might turn your urine purple, someone would report that very issue.


Sophisticated Sarah

13,283 posts

133 months

Sunday 21st February
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My Nan had the AZ and her partner had the Pfizer. Both in their 80s, st health, but had no side effects at all.

Wife has seen a few post-jab patients suffering bad side effects at A&E, however these seem to have reduced now. Most were testing positive for Covid so hard to say if it was the jab screwing them up or the virus. Obviously an A&E department will see more of this as it’s where patients with issues naturally end up so it’s a concentrated view.

Teddy Lop

4,695 posts

31 months

Sunday 21st February
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BT Summers said:
I know nothing at all about healthcare and the complexities of how vaccines work but it is curious to me as to how some people have no side effects and others really notice it.
different peoples immune system responses, just as with the virus proper - some have it severe, others mild and some entirely symptomless

21TonyK

8,122 posts

173 months

Sunday 21st February
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Riley Blue said:
That's what a GP colleague told me. She said that if you have a supressed immune system you are more likely to experience side effects.

My O/H, whose immune system is weak, spent two days in bed after her vaccination as she felt so rough - that was the AstraZenica vaccine. A BiL felt bad for a week with the Pfizer vaccine. On the other hand, all I felt (AZ again) was a very slight overnight soreness in my arm.
Theres some talk of an alternative vaccine for people with suppressed or weakened immune systems, AZ began trials some time ago but I think its about a year away. In the meantime its really important people receive both doses, I know I wont be allowed back to work until I've had my second jab.

https://www.immunology.org/news/bsi-statement-covi...


dirky dirk

2,242 posts

134 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had the pfizer yesterday,
Top of my arm feels bruised but other than that i feel great.
Im 50

My mum is 86 and is very scathing about everything,
Including the nhs,
I think they are nothing short of fantastic,

Birdster

2,385 posts

107 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had mine yesterday afternoon, OAZ. Felt fine all evening, then shortly before going to bed felt very tired, then muscle and joint aches. Felt hot, then cold, repeat, with headaches and sweating. Feel a bit more human now, but tired.

croyde

17,863 posts

194 months

Sunday 21st February
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Pfizer last week, I'm 58.

Sore arm for a couple of days but I already had tennis elbow and rotator cuff problem in the same arm.

Thought I'd go for the hat trick.

21TonyK

8,122 posts

173 months

Sunday 21st February
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Mrs21 and I both had the Pfizer back in Jan, no side effects just a bit sore for a day.

A500leroy

2,408 posts

82 months

Sunday 21st February
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Yep. not having it then.

wazztie16

1,153 posts

95 months

Sunday 21st February
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BT Summers said:
I had the OAZ vaccine on Thuirsday and there has been some side effects, probably worse than I anticipated. I have to say that the side effects would not deter me from having the vaccine.

1. General feeling of being unwell, a bit like flu
2. Aching muscles, especially in my back
3. Feeling cold and shivery.
4. One side of my face was very warm.
5. Complete loss of appetite, others have described this as feeling sick.
6. Pain where the needle went in, this is minor but if you usually sleep just on one side have the other arm injected.
7. Moderate to severe headache

1,2 and 3 were fixed with paracetomol This is now day 3 and apart ftom minor pain on the injection site and loss of appetite all the side effects have gone.

I wasn't using my car but I would not have driven long distances on Days 1 and 2.

My neighbour had no side effects at all, others say that the side effects are worse if you have had Covid, I think I had it in May.

Have to say that the organisation of the site and the entire vaccination process was brilliant as was the ease of use of the website.
Gf (29) had OAZ Tuesday morning, was sofa bound the rest of the day but ok, just felt fatigued.

We went to bed at about 10/11, she woke me up at 0230 shivering, aching, hot and cold, the works. I didn't really bother trying to sleep after that as was up at 5 anyway but managed about 30 mins.

She was bed bound Wednesday, wasn't in great shape but she got through, and she's been fine since Friday.

I feel for anyone who's been through the side effects, I wouldn't like it. Though I likened it to a mild dose of flu imo, and I've had the flu. Bed for a week and half, it was horrible.

I've been offered my jab through work and gave my details Friday afternoon so looks like mine is on he horizon.

I believe it will be the Pfizer one, but that's not confirmed.

Louis Balfour

21,010 posts

186 months

Sunday 21st February
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dirky dirk said:
My mum is 86 and is very scathing about everything,
Including the nhs,
I think they are nothing short of fantastic,
Ah the vaccine is working. You are aware that every jab contains trace Matt Hancock?

BT Summers

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587 posts

25 months

Sunday 21st February
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That's quite bad Wazz, if anyone else goes through something similar than paracetomol worked well for me, it is worth having some in the house if you have a vacc date booked.

I understand why there is no advance warning in respect of how the vaccine might effect you, it would put some people off having the jab, but there are people in certain jobs who should be forewarned.

Glosphil

3,183 posts

198 months

Sunday 21st February
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Wife & I had Pfizer vaccine last Tuesday.
We both had a sore arm for a couple of days.
I also had muscle ache in arms & legs for a couple of days - severe enough to need pain killers so I could sleep at night.

wazztie16

1,153 posts

95 months

Sunday 21st February
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BT Summers said:
That's quite bad Wazz, if anyone else goes through something similar than paracetomol worked well for me, it is worth having some in the house if you have a vacc date booked.

I understand why there is no advance warning in respect of how the vaccine might effect you, it would put some people off having the jab, but there are people in certain jobs who should be forewarned.
Yeah she was advised to take paracetamol and that did help.

I'm hoping mine will be on a Friday night really so I have the weekend to recover as best I can if I need to, as I drive a van for work and wouldn't want anyone to be at risk because of my driving, and would prefer to take as little time off work as possible as we're already a van driver down until we bring a new one in.

As long as its on a Friday night before my football starts back too, I'm missing that way too much.

See what the future brings.

SlimJim16v

3,368 posts

107 months

Sunday 21st February
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Things you can take to reduce the severity of the side effects. High doses of vitamin C and D, plus what's in this screenshot. A few days before and after.


catweasle

2,866 posts

18 months

Sunday 21st February
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Had the AZ vaccine............about 12 hrs later (during the night) woke with severe cold sweats / chills which lasted about 4 hours...wringing sweat out of the sheets and pillow cases is no exaggeration.....Bit dehydrated and washed out but otherwise absolutely fine next day.....maybe slight arm ache at injection site for 2 /3 days.

Caught Covid about 10 days later and was not very well for a while (still not 100%)...I don't know if the vaccination helped or how much but as someone who is very high risk I am very glad I had the vaccination.

towser44

2,273 posts

79 months

Sunday 21st February
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fatboy b said:
My o/h had an anaphylactic reaction to the OAZ vaccine about a month ago. She does have strange reactions, and she attended a special clinic with full resuss on standby to have the jab. Took about 5 mins to react with a BP of 186/100. She spent the rest of the morning on anti-histamines & adrenaline, then then transferred to the emergency response unit for the rest of the day. Getting a phone call on her phone from the doctor looking after her wasn’t great, especially when he told me what had happened, but waited until the 6th thing he said to say she was ok.
My OH had a bad reaction to the Pfizer one. They ended up wheeling her out of the vaccine part (which was luckily at a hospital) on a bed past everyone else waiting. She was counting down the 15 minute wait and when it got near it, they asked if she was OK as she was as white as a sheet and clinging to the chair to keep herself sat in it. Kept her for over an hour after that with blood pressure checks etc, before letting her out and that was only because one of the assistants was going home and she lives opposite and said she'd give her a lift. They weren't happy to let her go on her own as she walking. She's been OK since, but her arm was very sore for days.

Skyedriver

11,613 posts

246 months

Sunday 21st February
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Funny how the different vaccines affect different folk.
Wife had the Pfizer one three weeks ago (57 NHS worker) had a sore arm for a day or so.
I had the AZ one yesterday at 13.00hrs (I'm 67) No problems yesterday. Today, achy, sore arm, everything is an effort and about 13.00hrs started with a really bad headache.