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flu jab yesterday now feel like crap :(

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OhWhatAPalaver Tue 08-Oct-13 08:32:13

Has anyone else had their flu jab yet? I just had mine yesterday and now I feel really achey, feel like all my glands are up, am bunged up and had a rather urgent trip to the loo sad also wierdly feel like some one has punched me in the left side of my face (had jab in left arm and that is also v sore!) Is this normal? I had them in previous years and been fine!

MaryAnnSingleton Tue 08-Oct-13 09:43:18

yes,pretty sure it's normal..I usually just get sore arm.

OhWhatAPalaver Tue 08-Oct-13 17:36:44

I hope its normal! Never had any problems before :/

Sparklingbrook Tue 08-Oct-13 17:42:16

Join the club. I have headache and feel a bit generally crapola. Had mine at Asda though. wink

NewBlueShoesToo Tue 08-Oct-13 18:02:49

I'm recovering from 2 weeks of flu,mi have never felt so awful and my nine year old was delirious for three days. Believe me, the flu jab is definitely worth it.hmm

Sparklingbrook Tue 08-Oct-13 18:03:40

Get down to Asda New. £7. Bargain.

WetAugust Tue 08-Oct-13 19:26:56

Had mine yesterday evening and felt fine until approx 5pm today - now I feel utter crap. Cold, shaking and with very achey painfull arms. I also have a slightly raised temp. I also had a pnuemonia jab - different arm sad

OhWhatAPalaver Tue 08-Oct-13 20:20:48

Yeah I had mine yesterday afternoon and woke up feeling like utter crap thus morning. I just started working for a gp clinic so thought I'd best have it, didn't expect side effects though! Had no energy all day and still achey. Blurgh.

OhWhatAPalaver Wed 09-Oct-13 11:13:20

Still rough today sad is anyone else the same? I'm wondering whether to ring gp as I have couple of those weird urticaria spots near where I had jab.

Sparklingbrook Wed 09-Oct-13 11:25:31

I woke up with backache. confused Actually I feel a bit achy generally.

NoComet Wed 09-Oct-13 11:51:03

DD1 refuses to have them (she has very mild asthma so is on the list).

They make her feel grotty and her arm hurt enough to make it hard to sleep for several days.

She firmly states that having had flu once in 15 years (aged 2), she'll take her chances.

OhWhatAPalaver Wed 09-Oct-13 12:01:31

This is the first time I have been ill after having it and it has put me off having it again! My dad is diabetic and he refuses them too.

WetAugust Wed 09-Oct-13 16:01:00

Woke up feeling sick and flu-y. Vommitted 4 times and went back to bed until 3pm. Arm is extremely painful. Have raised temperature.
Am taking 2 x paracetamol and 2 x ibuprofen every 4 hours.

WetAugust Thu 10-Oct-13 11:54:12

Temperature of 38.9 yesterday. Very shivery and shaky and spent most of the dayy in bed.

Temperature has subsided this morning but arm is very painful, right down to the elbow.

Never had such a strong recation to a vaccine before.

eatyourveg Thu 10-Oct-13 14:12:08

mine is saturday - hope I don't come down with anything, am already a bit stuffed up

OhWhatAPalaver Thu 10-Oct-13 21:59:05

WetAugust that sounds awful! Hope you're feeling better today. I have spoken to a few others who have had bad reactions to this year's vaccine. Get well soon!

2old2beamum Sat 12-Oct-13 12:28:41

Have just read this......All 7 in family had jab yesterday evening hope we are not going to have a crappy time !!

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Sat 12-Oct-13 17:52:55

I had mine yesterday lunchtime. Felt ok until lunch today then fell asleep on sofa for an hour. Feel headachey and generally crap.
Weather so abysmal I don't mind hot toddies, blankets and a book.....

noisytoys Sat 12-Oct-13 17:56:07

DD had the flu spray up her nose in school. Never again it knocked her out for a week she isn't a sicky child next year we will take our chances and she'll probably be fine

timidviper Sat 12-Oct-13 17:57:17

Oh crap. Mine is Monday, something to look forward to sad

eatyourveg Sat 12-Oct-13 18:15:17

I'm 7 hours post jab and so far so good - fingers crossed

Plus3 Sat 12-Oct-13 18:19:10

Had mine on Wednesday - arm felt a bit bruised if I touched it (so I didn't grin) all fine otherwise

Shellywelly1973 Sat 12-Oct-13 18:20:44

I've got an appointment for next Saturday to have the flu seriously considering cancelling it !

If I wasn't pregnant I definitely wouldn't even consider it. I had flu once, 19 years ago... is it worth the gamble?

wetaugust Sat 12-Oct-13 20:33:18

So, area around around injection site about 6" x 4" is swollen, red and throbbing. On constant paracetamol.

Hadto go to NHS walk-in centre as pain kept me awake. It's infected.
Now on antibiotics.

Still feeling quite shite sad

Next year I'll take my chances with the 'flu.

eatyourveg Sun 13-Oct-13 08:35:22

almost 24 hours post jab now and woke in night with temp of 38.2 feeling rather sick. Arm heavy this morning and feeling flushed but no aches and pains so hopefully will be fine

sorry you 've had a rough ride of it wetaugust I think I'd take my chances too if I had a reaction like yours

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