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Why do I feel like I've got flu when I've had a flu jab

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17leftfeet Wed 25-Dec-13 16:17:52

Started feeling ropey last night, dragged myself through lunch on a cocktail of paracetamol, ibuprofen and hot Ribena but I'm giving in and going back to bed sorry kids

My temp is 102, I feel really heavy and my joints ache so much I can't get comfortable whichever way I lie down and my head and face feels like its in a vice

Merry bloody Christmas

tribpot Wed 25-Dec-13 16:20:38

Have you just had the jab? I felt like death on a stick after I had mine a few weeks ago.

You do sound as if you have flu, and the jab can't protect you against all strains, alas. Get back to bed, and I hope you feel better soon.

17leftfeet Wed 25-Dec-13 16:28:20

I had it in October ��
Im off to bed now, told dd to wake me up for doctor who

JewelFairies Wed 25-Dec-13 16:40:05

Sounds like you have flu. Not all the strains are covered in the jab. Found that to my cost when I slept through Christmas Day last year. Apparently it was an 'old' strain that got me so the vaccination was useless.

JewelFairies Wed 25-Dec-13 16:41:33

Meant to add thanks

Theas18 Wed 25-Dec-13 16:47:21

Flu vaccine covers the 3 most likely strains . There are many other flu and flu like viruses I'm afraid.

Keep up the paracetamol fluids and rest.

Dollybird86 Wed 25-Dec-13 16:47:50

Flu jabs are the virus that the nhs/pharmaceutical companies think will be most common this year, you have probably caught something else! It happens hope you feel better soon & Merry Christmas thanks

17leftfeet Wed 25-Dec-13 22:35:47

Well I missed doctor who -only just woken up and feel like I've been sat on by an elephant

More paracetamol and back to bed sad

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