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Side effects from Boostrix jab?

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Tallblue Thu 04-Aug-16 16:32:48

I'm 29 weeks pregnant and had my whooping cough vaccination yesterday (actually not just WC but also combined with diphtheria and tetanus). My arm was really sore afterwards, but I expected that, no worries. Problem is, today I woke feeling horrendous- heavy sore limbs and exhausted. During the course of the day I've also developed a non stop runny nose, headache and can't stop sneezing. Generally feeling rough all around.
Could just be coincidence that I've caught a cold but I just wondered if anyone else has had similar symptoms after this jab?
Just to note- I'm not bashing the vaccine and I'm still glad I had it- these irritating symptoms are fine compared to reducing the risk of WC in newborn.

TheresALight Thu 04-Aug-16 16:34:39

I didn't have any of those symptoms but did have a migrane with aura about an hour after the injection which lated a few hours

LillianFullStop Thu 04-Aug-16 18:13:51

No symptoms for me aside from the sore arm for the next 3 days!

Tallblue Fri 05-Aug-16 02:04:14

Hmmm interesting, maybe I just caught a cold and the timing is bad luck!

FellOutOfBed2wice Fri 05-Aug-16 02:25:41

I had all of the symptoms you describe and ended up with a chest infection. Doctor said coincidence but this is making me wonder.

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