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Flu jag. Feel crap 😔

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Twix42 Sat 31-Oct-20 07:25:35

I had the flu jag yesterday... Omg I still feel rubbish 20 hours later... My shoulder is super achy, but Im headachy and achy all over. Also got heavy period making g ne feel yucky 😩..
Jag was the most painless ever though...normally I dont have side effects,..
Anyone else bothered this time?

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MiraWard77 Sat 31-Oct-20 07:46:39

Sounds like you caught something else about a week ago. What a rubbish coincidence.

I had my flu jab over a week ago. Didn't feel it. No after effects at all. Nothing. Not even a sore arm.

MindyStClaire Sat 31-Oct-20 07:54:56

I had literally no side effects this year for I think the first time ever, but some years I have felt quite miserable for 24 hours or so.

PP is wrong, it doesn't mean you've caught something else, it's just your immune response. Like when babies are crabby for a day or two after their vaccinations.

Paracetamol will help. Hopefully you'll feel better soon.

Sammysquiz Sat 31-Oct-20 07:59:31

Like when babies are crabby for a day or two after their vaccinations

This is because those baby vaccinations are ‘live’ ones. The flu jab isn’t which is why side effects are very rare. With the exception of the sore shoulder, your other symptoms are more likely to be unrelated.

Twix42 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:09:20

Its weird because I felt absolutely fine yesterday morning, before i had the jag.

Normally I'd be the one saying I must have caught something before I had it.
Gah!!

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theamplifier Sat 31-Oct-20 08:11:00

Side note - is it common to call it a jag? I thought the usual term was jab.

Sorry you feel rubbish!

MindyStClaire Sat 31-Oct-20 08:13:57

Most of the baby vaccines aren't live, including the meningitis B vaccine which is most likely to give them a temp.

This is from the NHS website:

Flu vaccines are very safe. Most side effects are mild and only last for a day or so, such as:

- slightly raised temperature
- muscle aches
- sore arm where the needle went in – this is more likely to happen with the vaccine for people aged 65 and over

Try these tips to help reduce the discomfort:

- continue to move your arm regularly
- take a painkiller, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen – some people, including those who are pregnant, should not take ibuprofen unless a doctor recommends it

It's correct to say the flu vaccine can't give you flu, but it can still make you feel a bit miserable for a day or two. Still well worth it of course.

nomdeplume2019 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:14:02

Last years and year before flu jab left me with the sorest arm for a day after.
I had a grotty feeling.
This years nothing and I felt fine.
This is normal and you can get side affects
You are given a info sheet on these I hope?
take paracetmol as pp suggested

Twix42 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:18:18

theamplifier Jab - Jag I think it might be regional...? I'm waaay up North... 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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Twix42 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:20:58

nomdeplume2019

Last years and year before flu jab left me with the sorest arm for a day after.
I had a grotty feeling.
This years nothing and I felt fine.
This is normal and you can get side affects
You are given a info sheet on these I hope?
take paracetmol as pp suggested

I actually declined the info sheet as I was so complacent lol

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TroysMammy Sat 31-Oct-20 08:22:34

Is it the first time you've had it? It can take 2 weeks for your body to work up immunity. When people say the flu jab gave them flu, it doesn't, they have probably been brewing something up beforehand.

I usually get a sore arm which makes it uncomfortable to sleep on that side. This year I didn't have the soreness, my arms must have got fatter since last year grin

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