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whooping cough jab - day following

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rhia22 · 19/05/2020 19:59

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 · 19/05/2020 20:01

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

London91 · 19/05/2020 20:02

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 · 19/05/2020 20:13

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 · 19/05/2020 20:17

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 · 19/05/2020 20:22

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

London91 · 19/05/2020 20:25

@ouchjuststoodonlego I'm 25 weeks.

pottypotamus · 19/05/2020 20:26

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

rhia22 · 19/05/2020 20:38

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 · 19/05/2020 20:41

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 · 19/05/2020 20:41

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 · 19/05/2020 20:41

Thank you

PowerStruggle · 19/05/2020 20:43

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 · 19/05/2020 20:55

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 · 19/05/2020 20:59

My arm was throbbing for about a week after!

Mucklowe · 19/05/2020 21:11

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

PippinStar · 19/05/2020 21:15

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

MaisieMolly · 19/05/2020 21:17

I had nothing either not even a sore arm

cptartapp · 19/05/2020 21:24

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 · 19/05/2020 21:33

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 · 19/05/2020 21:37

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 · 19/05/2020 21:53

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

UrsulaSings · 19/05/2020 22:56

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

Ethellsmum · 19/05/2020 23:17

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

NotaFreeloader · 20/05/2020 08:46

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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