Quiet....flu shot?

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Ljm2014
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   Posted 10/5/2017 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, our forum is quiet lately..

Is that good? : )

Kids came on the weekend for some celebrations..always fun..

Paying some, for overdoing last week, it happens..

Has anyone had the flu shot yet? My nieces who are healthy were saying it hurts more this year?

Running a little late getting it this year

Lj

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   Posted 10/5/2017 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Ljm, I personally think it is the person that is giving the shot. I have had them & my arm never hurt or got sore. Then I have had them & my arm got sore. Something I noticed, is if they will pinch the skin up somewhat & give the shot my arm never gets sore. Next week I plan to get mine.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/6/2017 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I get my flu shots at my doctor's office. I've never had my arm hurt either. I figure there might be a certain technique in giving a shot so they really know how to give shots correctly so they don't hurt. I'll be getting mine in two weeks.

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dmb124
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   Posted 10/6/2017 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I got mine a few weeks ago. It actually didn't bother me as much this year as it has in the past. I agree that the person giving the shot makes the difference in the pain level.

Ljm2014
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   Posted 10/6/2017 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Good to know,

They said same nurse gave it as last year..i was wondering because if someone is gonna react its me .. ha ha ..

I usually just make sure my schedule is not real busy a couple days after.. i usually just feel mildly off a couple days.

Lj

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   Posted 10/6/2017 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the flu shot every year. I have a reaction every time, no matter who gives it. I had the shot last week and had a red arm for 2 days. Plus feeling just plain yucky! I think I am just very sensitive to it. Not allergic to eggs but I have lots of drug allergies.

I will keep getting it though----better than having the flu. My dr wants me to get a tetanus/whooping cough shot now and I guess I will. She did say she has seen some problems with the flu vaccine for we older folks and recommended that I not get it.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/6/2017 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor gives a different flu vaccine for seniors. Actually I think it is more potent and I remember I was a little nervous to take it but I've been fine with it. We are all so different as to how certain medications affect us.

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straydog
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   Posted 10/6/2017 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
One thing I always do when I get my flu shot, I take Tylenol for 24 hours. My old boss was having chemo & the onc nurse told him to take the Tylenol for 24 hours. So, he told me & I have done it ever since.
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/6/2017 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
You might be on to something, Susie! I always have ibuprofen and tylenol in my system. My shots do not bother me at all.

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Ljm2014
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   Posted 10/6/2017 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Got it today, arm is not hurting, really..i felt a little light headed but i had not eaten since breakfast, so that was more likely low blood sugar..

We do all react differently..as i said , it is common for me to just feel slightly off a day or two.i take something low dose for pain anyway , so that would keep the soreness down..

I was feeling like the tree pollens had me feeling off to start with.

So tomorrow i will just choose a low key project..

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