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Sun Sep 6, 2020, 12:56 PM

Ouwie ouwie ouwie ouwie

Got my flu & 1st shingles shots. Shingles vaccination was painful as heck! Sorry im a wuss & needle averse

Anyhoo, while waiting @the drugstore i had on my sun visor w Biden 4 President button pinned smack in the middle, received several compliments about it from the people around me, including from the pharmacist. Made me think to myself if this is a sign of things to come - a change in the American psyche that this is our point of reckoning. I left the place in slightly more pain than when i entered it, but glad that the good folks i met all seemed they would be voting for Biden.

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Reply Ouwie ouwie ouwie ouwie (Original post)
onetexan Sep 2020 OP
dhol82 Sep 2020 #1
onetexan Sep 2020 #3
Leghorn21 Sep 2020 #7
onetexan Sep 2020 #16
Leghorn21 Sep 2020 #30
dhol82 Sep 2020 #34
moonscape Sep 2020 #11
onetexan Sep 2020 #19
monmouth4 Sep 2020 #33
elleng Sep 2020 #2
onetexan Sep 2020 #21
CottonBear Sep 2020 #4
onetexan Sep 2020 #32
CousinIT Sep 2020 #5
Retrograde Sep 2020 #6
onetexan Sep 2020 #29
agingdem Sep 2020 #8
onetexan Sep 2020 #12
agingdem Sep 2020 #28
luvs2sing Sep 2020 #9
onetexan Sep 2020 #14
luvs2sing Sep 2020 #15
dhol82 Sep 2020 #35
luvs2sing Sep 2020 #37
Cirque du So-What Sep 2020 #10
onetexan Sep 2020 #13
Alex4Martinez Sep 2020 #17
onetexan Sep 2020 #22
mucifer Sep 2020 #18
onetexan Sep 2020 #24
Hekate Sep 2020 #38
COLGATE4 Sep 2020 #20
onetexan Sep 2020 #26
chowder66 Sep 2020 #41
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2020 #23
onetexan Sep 2020 #25
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2020 #27
onetexan Sep 2020 #31
dhol82 Sep 2020 #36
mainer Sep 2020 #39
onetexan Sep 2020 #40
electric_blue68 Sep 2020 #42

Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. I had a major ouchie with my first shingles shot

Couldn’t raise my arm for three days. Major swelling and even a bit of numbness.
It’s ok now but I am not looking forward to the second round.
The flu shot I just got was odd. It felt like there was a larger amount of fluid than before. It was just icky.
However, I will be looking very closely at any covid vaccine they come up with. Seems like it is being rushed and that never comes out well.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:05 PM

3. I would advise against taking the covid vaccine yet

But its all good. We w be a nation of ouchies if we rush to get an untested one. I've recommended Biden challenge the Con to take the quack vaccine he's peddling, &i'd bet my first born he wouldn't dare

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:10 PM

7. Hey, d, my first shingles shot was also baaaaad - happy to report that the second one was

a day at the beach!! Hang tough!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:28 PM

16. My older sis texted last week & said to get it as both she & her 27-year-old daughter had come down

with shingles. The kiddo had lost her job due to covid, was stressed out & from what her mom told me shingles tends to get u when u're stressed. Doctor's been harping i gotta get it so had to bite the bullet.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:47 PM

30. Oh no, bad news, one - my combat vet Marine Corps father got shingles in his 70's, and this

was a guy who could deal with pain, but OWW, he was hurtin bad...hope your sis and niece have mild cases and recover soon!!

Yes, these shots might not be fun, but they beat hell out of those shingles TOTALLY!!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:34 PM

34. Good to hear.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:16 PM

11. My 1st shingles shot went

just like yours, and the pharmacist said my reaction to the 2nd would mimic whatever I experienced with the first, but it didn’t. It went much more smoothly, with very little reaction.

So there’s hope!

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Response to moonscape (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:33 PM

19. Yes, the pharmie said to take a couple ibuprofens to help w/ the pain & seems to be helping now

On the couch w/ my little pooch & hubby watching Jesse Stone episode while i chat w/ u all. Thank goodness for DU or i could not remain calm these trying days.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:27 PM

33. I got shingles last November, the nerve endings around my waist are just now starting to come

back. Sorry for your pain but I am here to tell you, the pain from shingles is far, far worse. Nerve endings go numb, lasted a long time and I am now feeling good thank goodness.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:04 PM

2. Good to hear of the compliments you received!

I did not have ouchies similar to yours, from shingles vaccine shot(s,) happily; only problem was sleeping on that arm, for 2 nights.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:34 PM

21. In deed, & hoping come Nov 5th for my 2nd dosage i w/ be celebrating Biden/Harris' win!!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:06 PM

4. I got a flu shot & my second shingles shot last fall. Owie indeed!

Last edited Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:59 PM - Edit history (1)

Both shingles shots made my arm ache and I had mild flu like symptoms for a few days.
However, it was totally worth the discomfort in order to avoid ever getting shingles!
I had a bad case of chicken pox as a child, and was told that I was at high risk for shingles.
💉 🦠

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #4)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:55 PM

32. Yes i figured as much - no pain no gain so best to just get it over & done with

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:07 PM

5. Shingles shots make your arm sore for a day or so. Then, gone. That's it. n/t

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:08 PM

6. The second shingles shot was worse

at least for me and my survey group of 2 additional people. Beats having shingles, though, from what I hear.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #6)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:46 PM

29. Thanks for the 411 re: 2nd shot. I'll remember to take the ibuprofen 30 mins before to buffer the

pain some

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:10 PM

8. wore my Ruth Bader Ginsberg mask to Target

not exaggerating ... at least 10 people stopped me ...from a distance...and wanted to know where I got it...I gave them the website and watched them order from their phones...a few actually reached out to friends and family ...I told every one to vote Biden...lots of thumbs up and you bets...I'm encouraged..last week I wore my Fauci mask to Whole Foods...two healthcare workers took a pic and ordered on the spot...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:21 PM

12. Whoa i'd like an RBG mask as swell? could u post the website?

I have Biden & "Science is not a liberal conspiracy" buttons attached to my purse as well, and they also attract alot of attention. Love it!

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Response to onetexan (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:45 PM

28. Judiaicashop.net

National Museum of American Jewish History...Museum Store...

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:13 PM

9. I had the first shingles and flu vaccines the same day.

I was down for ten days. Fever of 101, arm deep red and swollen shoulder to elbow, incredible muscle aches. I had the same reaction from the second shingles, but it only lasted two days, and I never have to go through that again.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #9)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:24 PM

14. OMGoodness that's awful! This is why i took them together - just so i can suffer thru both @same

time. Hoping the second one won't be bad either

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Response to onetexan (Reply #14)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:27 PM

15. I hope so, too!

Honestly, the only thing that got me in there for the second shot was a “get this shit over with as fast as possible” mindset. I knew the longer I waited, the more I would procrastinate and avoid it.

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:42 PM

35. I'm hoping I can tough it out and go for the second shot.

I have it set in my mind for around thanksgiving.
It’s really silly of me because I go for allergy shots (2 in each arm) once a month. But, those are really minor and don’t hurt after an hour.
Guess I will just grit the teeth and tell whoever is giving the shot to just ignore the moans and tears.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:13 PM

37. The second injection was actually easier for me.

But the after effects were crappy again, just not for nearly as long. And my window for getting it opened right around Christmas. But I waited, and marched myself to the clinic bright and early..January 2.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:15 PM

10. I had a similar experience with the first shot

Second one went much better.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:22 PM

13. Oh i hope so. Will take it in November, and i'll gladly take the pain if Biden wins!

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:30 PM

17. Trump:America :: Hitler:Germany We must never forget.

It was so easy for him to get into the Whitehouse that we must never forget, future generations must never forget, how this could happen.

That he still enjoys as much support as he does should be shocking to all and never be forgotten or dismissed as anything less that a symptom of a severely diseased culture.

American exceptionality?

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Response to Alex4Martinez (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:36 PM

22. Spot on. We cannot let it happen. I'm optimistic sensible Americans will prevail and we will win

come November

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:31 PM

18. I had a family member get the Shingles soooo bad it was in his vocal cords and he needed a feeding

tube to eat. He had facial paralysis he was hospitalized for 10 days. It was so bad. He had extreme neuropathic pain. I went out and got my Shingles vaccine and got the sore arm and the fever for a day or two and was very grateful to have the vaccine available.

My family member is doing very well now no residual pain no feeding tube and his facial paralysis resolved. It could have been worse.

Please everyone over 50 get the vaccine.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:39 PM

24. OMG that's horrible!! @my checkup last month doctor scared me silly w/ details of how painful &

debilitating her other patients went thru when they had it (all of them over 50 like me), and with my sister & her adult daughter having it recently i figured it was time just to get'er done. So far so good for me - a mild ache but no intense pain thank goodness.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:32 PM

38. My mother's cousin's wife had it go to her brain. They were in their 70s/early 80s...

He was a retired MD. I’ve lost touch, but yes, there was brain damage.

My husband got shingles in his 50s, fortunately just down his leg, but bad enough. Our insurance company said we were “too young” to get vaccinated, but to hell with them. I think it cost something like $600 for me — I really don’t remember having a particularly bad reaction 20+ years ago, but I would have willingly endured same regardless. I used to treat my children’s vaccination experiences with warm compresses and baby Tylenol, so it's not an alien concept.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:33 PM

20. I'm usually pretty calm about shots but

I have to tell you that my Shingrix I was a bastard. Thought my arm was going to drop off for about a day and a half. On the plus side, the second shot didn't make any impression at all.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:43 PM

26. the hubby whose a doctor said to move arm around soon after the shot for the drug to circulate

quicker and result in less pain. I did some arm exercises and that seems to have helped, along w/ the ibuprofen

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Response to onetexan (Reply #26)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 06:55 PM

41. This! I did this after my shingle shots and I do it every time I get any shot in the arm.

I might look crazy but I don't care. I just swing it around right after for a few minutes then do it periodically thereafter. Still hurts a bit when I sleep on it but not as bad as if I didn't do it.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:38 PM

23. Did you get the normal flu shot? Or the mega-dose for geezers?

I'll be getting the mega-dose next week. I'm done with the two shingles shots, thankfully. And done with the two pneumonia shots.



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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:41 PM

25. whoa there's a megadose flu shot? First time i've heard of it. I just got this season's only.

Was quick and painless, unlike the shingles one.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #25)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:45 PM

27. It's for people 65 and older.

If you're 65 or older, the pharmacy probably didn't bother asking, they just gave it to you. There can be temporary side effects.

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/qa_fluzone.htm

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 01:50 PM

31. Thank you for posting the link - i just learned something new today :)

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:45 PM

36. I got the mega dose last week

It seemed like a larger amount of fluid than last years. Maybe it was the way it was administered.
Whatever, it just felt icky. Only way I can describe it.
Virtually no reaction. Arm was a little warm.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:35 PM

39. Shingrex shot is really an ordeal

Both the first and the second shots put me in bed for 24 hours. Chills, aches, and exhaustion.

I hope it was worth it.

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Response to mainer (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:42 PM

40. Yes i've heard the same from a few people & had expected to feel a bit ill

but so far other than an achy arm, nada. But it's only been a few hours & hopefully will remain that way.

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Response to onetexan (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 01:50 AM

42. Ugh ... got to go for my first shingles shot (s)...

Yuck thanks for the advice onetexan on moving the arm around!
I know of enough people who've had shingles recently, and earlier. They were stunned by the pain. My dad had it too.

I will get the flu one early Oct, then the pneumonia one a bit later .

I sure hope I don't get chills & fever side effects - sorry, don't mean to sound whiny. I've never had a flu shot. I'm 67 and the last time I had the flu was when I was 16. So I've hadn't had chills or a fever since then. Maybe a bit of a fever here and there but not past about 19 yes old.

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