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Does the swine flu jab always make you feel rotten?

(12 Posts)
maltesers Thu 16-Dec-10 18:12:33

My DD has just had the jab. . she is 20 yrs old BTW. . .is she just imagining it (cos she knows she has just had the jab) or can it make you feel flu like??

ReshapeWhileDamp Fri 17-Dec-10 04:06:16

Dunno, but forcing myself to have it at the almost-too-late point of 39 weeks pregnant and would really like to know too! grin

AnyFuleSno Fri 17-Dec-10 07:39:42

I had it and felt terrible for a couple of days, mild fluey symptoms, and a very sore arm! Don't let itput you off though.

SwearyMary Fri 17-Dec-10 07:42:31

I just had a very sore arm and no physical symptoms. AFAIK you cannot get fluey symptoms from the vaccine because its not live.

reup Fri 17-Dec-10 07:58:00

I felt fine after mine and so did my sil. My brother was quite I'll and he's not usually a manflu type,

reup Fri 17-Dec-10 07:58:52

Ill not I'll. Irritating itouch

verytellytubby Fri 17-Dec-10 11:07:32

I was fine. Sore arm.

shefliesthrutheair Fri 17-Dec-10 13:38:09

I just had a sore arm for 3 days.

However it is possible to get flu-like symptoms afterwards, but only because your immune system is reacting to the virus and producing anitbodies, not because you have flu...

TinselinaBumSquash Fri 17-Dec-10 13:38:57

Me and DS1 had it and had no side effects.

bubbleymummy Fri 17-Dec-10 17:51:15

My aunt had terrible flu-like symptoms after hers last year. SHe was in bed for a week. she didn't bother this year.

ReshapeWhileDamp Fri 17-Dec-10 18:36:25

Just had it done and the nurse said I might feel like I have a bit of a cold for a couple of days, maybe not. Also sore arm. It's not bad yet though. Hope it won't get too sore as am very preganant and I only have two sides to sleep on! grin

orestyemerrywombat Fri 17-Dec-10 18:58:11

Had it this morning so I'll let you know! The nurse said the same thing to me as Reshape was told.

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