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whooping cough jab - day following

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rhia22 Tue 19-May-20 19:59:09

just wondering what people's symptoms were following the whooping cough jab. i feel absolutely dire and have a fever and woke up in the night numerous times due to pain in my arm!! - knew i'd feel bad but not this bad!

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StrawberryPeach Tue 19-May-20 20:01:06

I didn’t feel great the next day, I remember the aching arm for a good couple of days 😬

London91 Tue 19-May-20 20:02:22

I had mine yesterday and feel fine aside from it hurting a bit where it was injected. The nurse said to me you should have no side effects from it. I'd give 111 a call, just to be on the safe side.

Hope you feel better soon.

April1990 Tue 19-May-20 20:13:19

I agree with @London91

My midwife said you shouldn't have any symptoms other than an aching arm for a few hours. I'd call 111 to be on the safe side.

Yaty Tue 19-May-20 20:17:59

I felt horrible the next day. Threw up my breakfast and then spent the rest of the day in bed achey all over and with a banging headache. Was fine the following day though.

Ouchjuststoodonlego Tue 19-May-20 20:22:14

In think that I was fine last time.
Can I just ask how many weeks everyone has had there's at this time?

London91 Tue 19-May-20 20:25:46

@ouchjuststoodonlego I'm 25 weeks.

pottypotamus Tue 19-May-20 20:26:15

I had a sore arm for 2-3 days and that's all.

rhia22 Tue 19-May-20 20:38:36

i'm 21 weeks also. might sleep tonight and if i feel bad still in the morn call 111 thanks everyone xx

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Leah91 Tue 19-May-20 20:41:00

I had a very achy arm for about a day and a half and felt a bit rough, not exactly terrible but not at my best either, tired and miserable. But that wore off after 1 day.
I had it at 28 weeks.

Ouchjuststoodonlego Tue 19-May-20 20:41:29

Ghabj you @rhia22 and @London91.
I just realised when reading this that if not talked to my midwife about it as my 16 week appointment was changed to a phone consultation. I think I had it at about 18 weeks last time but don't have another appointment until 28 weeks now.
Will ring and check.

Ouchjuststoodonlego Tue 19-May-20 20:41:54

Thank you

PowerStruggle Tue 19-May-20 20:43:06

I had mine just after 30 weeks and had a sore spot from the jab but nothing else, I agree with the others, speak to the midwife, could of course just be some unrelated pregnancy stuff 🤦🏻‍♀️

Nelbert19 Tue 19-May-20 20:55:12

I just had an achey arm, but you can get fever and fluey symptoms afterwards if you had the jab that has the tetanus booster included.

Take some paracetamol, keep up your fluids and rest. It should be easing by tomorrow. Obviously if you get a new cough or lose your sense of smell then that’s a different matter!

Johnson10 Tue 19-May-20 20:59:13

My arm was throbbing for about a week after!

Mucklowe Tue 19-May-20 21:11:01

I had mine this morning at 25 weeks and I've been off my food and tired all day.

PippinStar Tue 19-May-20 21:15:54

I had none, I didn't even have the arm pain!

MaisieMolly Tue 19-May-20 21:17:43

I had nothing either not even a sore arm

cptartapp Tue 19-May-20 21:24:54

The whooping cough vaccine does have the tetanus booster, also diphtheria and polio (it's the one they give pre-schoolers) as there isn't a whooping cough vaccine alone.

Camia Tue 19-May-20 21:33:27

I got mine last week at exactly 28 weeks. My arm started getting sore a couple hours later and was up through the next day but that was it.

MoominKitty Tue 19-May-20 21:37:31

Had mine at 28 weeks last Oct, had not. Side affects not even a sore arm, dito for the flu jab.

I also didn't get a single cold last year or so far this year.

clo1992 Tue 19-May-20 21:53:58

My arm absolutely killed me after for days.
I also had really bad headaches and felt hungover. sad
Hope you feel better soon

UrsulaSings Tue 19-May-20 22:56:28

I felt absolutely fine. My arm didnt even ache that much.

Ethellsmum Tue 19-May-20 23:17:08

My arm was so sore the following day, other than that no other problems.

NotaFreeloader Wed 20-May-20 08:46:02

I’m not having mine this time after issues with my last one in pregnancy- when I had it done as soon as the nurse put the needle in I had what felt like an electric shock plus sharp pain all down my arm into my finger which did go for days it was agony - she must have hit a nerve ??i couldnt then use my crutches (pregnancy related mobility issues) and then also felt very unwell
I’ve discussed with my doctor and as it was within the last 5 years and it’s me at to last 5-10 years they said it’s up to me that it’s better to have it with each pregnancy but they understand why I don’t want to

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