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side effects of whooping cough vaccine

(19 Posts)
drinkyourmilk Thu 17-Nov-16 19:02:57

Had my whooping cough jab today and I feel really rubbish. Nauseous, headache, tired- now to be fair I've had all of those this pregnancy, but wondered if anyone else felt this way too?
I've taken cyclizine and it's done nothing.
Feeling a bit woe-is-me.

GreyBird84 Thu 17-Nov-16 19:29:21

I was going to start a thread about this! I have mine booked for 16+1 & I have the day off work afterwards thankfully.

I'm still on my anti sickness medication too. The headaches are the pits. The joys of pregnancy!

drinkyourmilk Thu 17-Nov-16 19:47:12

I don't think it's effective for baby until 20 weeks. Best check before you turn up.

drinkyourmilk Thu 17-Nov-16 19:49:05

NHS website says 20 weeks onwards, Scottish guidelines from 16 weeks. Weird.

crayfish Thu 17-Nov-16 19:56:31

I'm in Scotland and had it at 16 weeks. No side effects at all apart from a sore arm!

sycamore54321 Thu 17-Nov-16 20:00:28

Sounds unlucky. I was fortunate not to have a single side effect from the whooping cough one, not even a sore arm.

My flu shot this year hurt way worse than normal though, to the point I couldn't sleep on that arm for two nights.

FurbysMakeSexNoises Thu 17-Nov-16 20:55:42

Having had whooping cough for the last miserable 5 (yes FIVE) months I'd heartily recommend having it even if you feel shitty for a day or two after. It's nothing in comparison.

GreyBird84 Fri 18-Nov-16 13:11:16

Def 16 weeks in NI - have leaflet from midwife booking in & there was a feature in our local paper this week - think because its recently changed they are really highlighting the 16 weeks.

Kintan Fri 18-Nov-16 14:40:56

Sorry you are feeling rubbish OP. I had mine this morning and no side effects so far..

lovelycats Fri 18-Nov-16 21:05:44

I had it at 16 weeks here (Scotland). Midwife told me that they'd recently brought it forward so all of their new leaflets say from 16 weeks.

Scotmum83 Fri 18-Nov-16 21:18:29

I had it this week st 17 weeks very sore arm and felt a bit off in the afternoon but nothing too bad.

ConvincingLiar Sat 19-Nov-16 00:19:39

I had it in Wales at 16 weeks two days ago. No ill effects so far.

Sittingintheshade Sat 19-Nov-16 06:41:34

I had it at 25 weeks in Scotland at same time as flu jag, one in each arm. Wish I'd not had whooping cough in left arm - my arm was so sore I couldn't sleep on my left side for 2 days. No other side effects from either jag though

JosephineMaynard Sat 19-Nov-16 06:54:49

I've had the whooping cough vaccine twice in pregnancy now, and the only side effect I've had is a sore arm for a few days afterwards.

DoubleCarrick Sat 19-Nov-16 07:06:18

I was pretty ill after the whooping cough vaccine even though the nurse said there would be no side effects

I can't really remember what the symptoms were but I did end up going back to the doctors.

The flu jab two weeks after that didn't even give me a sore arm so I know it's not just me being over dramatic grin

FenellaMaxwell Sat 19-Nov-16 07:16:39

I had mine yesterday. Have woken up with an agonisingly sore arm and what could best be described as an awful hangover. sad

JC23 Sat 19-Nov-16 08:14:01

I just had a very sore arm. Over here in oz they give it in the third trimester.

GoofyTheHero Sat 19-Nov-16 08:18:27

No side effects in either pregnancy. My cousin nearly died of whooping cough though so I know which I'd prefer!

raviolidreaming Sat 19-Nov-16 09:56:35

Just a sore arm the next day for me, for both flu jag and whooping cough.

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