Anyone had this years flu jab and did you have side effects

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justinbarrow
justinbarrow Member Posts: 338
edited 8. Jan 2011, 17:43 in Living with Arthritis archive
Just had my annual flu jab yesterday and got a sore arm today, Just wanted to ask if anyone here has had any bad side effects from it and if so what did you experience.

The reason I ask is that I was told that this years jab includes the swine flue (H1N1) vaccine.

Hope you are all keeping well in this cold weather, Thanks.

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  • buster152
    buster152 Member Posts: 28
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    hi
    yes i had a sore arm after the swine flu jab so maybe its that part mine were seperate tho also arm felt like a lead weight
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
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    Hello

    Just to say yes, every year I have a sore arm where the needle goes in and it lasts for about a week. Annoying when trying to lay on it when going to sleep.
    juliepf x
  • sharmaine
    sharmaine Member Posts: 1,638
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    Hi Justin

    My husband had the flu jab a couple of weeks ago and he had a sore arm. At the time I was down with a cold/cough etc and last week he got what I had. He's recovering a lot quicker than I did! I'm on my second week of this cold/cough. He gets the jab because he has eczema and is on some heavy duty meds. I'm going to have to wait until I'm in my 60s before they give me one!!

    I hope you're feeling ok now.

    Sharmaine

    Just had my annual flu jab yesterday and got a sore arm today, Just wanted to ask if anyone here has had any bad side effects from it and if so what did you experience.

    The reason I ask is that I was told that this years jab includes the swine flue (H1N1) vaccine.

    Hope you are all keeping well in this cold weather, Thanks.
  • justinbarrow
    justinbarrow Member Posts: 338
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    Just found out that Tesco and Asda are offering the flu vaccine for £8. I have the sore arm which I get every year.

    Least there doesn't seem to be any nasty side effects with this one.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    I've had a flu jab for years now and never had any reaction of any sort to it. I hope your arm feels better soon. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • wibberley
    wibberley Member Posts: 421
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    I was a bit achey and had a cold for around 5 days. My eldest daughter had a bad cold recently, and for the first time since starting Dmards, I didn't catch it! That alone makes the jab worthwhile for me!

    Lois x
  • Poppyg1rl
    Poppyg1rl Member Posts: 1,245
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    Hi
    Had my flu jab, bit sore at the injection site but not unbearable and was fine next day. Poppy x
    'grá agus solas'
    'Love and Light' translated from Irish. X
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
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    Yes, I had flu jab and pneumacoccle (sp?) and had side effects for the first time. Both injection sites swelled and were sore and I also had a mini flare that lasted a few weeks. x:roll:

    Will have the jab again next year though it hasn't put me off 8)
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • breane
    breane Member Posts: 392
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    Hi,I had the flu jab three weeks ago and although I had no probs with a sore arm,three days after the jab I went down with flu :( My GP said it was nothing to do with the jab but I'm not so sure.Even now I still havn't got rid of the flu symptoms.Has anyone else caught a cold or flu after having the jab? Breane. x:o
  • lindalegs
    lindalegs Member Posts: 5,393
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    breane wrote:
    Hi,I had the flu jab three weeks ago and although I had no probs with a sore arm,three days after the jab I went down with flu :( My GP said it was nothing to do with the jab but I'm not so sure.Even now I still havn't got rid of the flu symptoms.Has anyone else caught a cold or flu after having the jab? Breane. x:o

    My hubby got a cold Breane - but I just thought it was a coincidence :mrgreen:
    Love, Legs x
    'Make a life out of what you have, not what you're missing'
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
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    Hello Justin and all

    About 4 days after my flu vaccine this year I developed a sudden fever, severe nausea and felt extremely unwell. It lasted only a matter of hours but was most unpleasant at the time. It may not have been to do with the flu vaccine (to be fair I had just started new meds and had messed up my steroid dose big-time) but I'm not convinced the flu vaccine wasn't involved somewhere!

    Hope you don't get any side effects other than the sore arm Justin.

    Tilly x
  • lupin15
    lupin15 Member Posts: 2,182
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    Must admit i was fine this year just the usual sore arm for a few days and that was it.
  • wibberley
    wibberley Member Posts: 421
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    My GP said that developing a cold after the jab was good as it showed your body recognised the vaccine, and that you would definitely be resistent to certain strains of flu as a result.

    As I came down with a cold the day after my jab, I am very happy with that explanation.....whether it's true or not.....?

    Lois x
  • annie_mial
    annie_mial Member Posts: 5,614
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    Both myself and OH had no problems at all this year, not even a sore arm between us.

    Annie
  • justinbarrow
    justinbarrow Member Posts: 338
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    well its now 2 days since I had mine and so far nothing even the sore arm is going. I know there were some nasty rumours going around about this years jab. The media always seem to want to scare people for some reason.
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
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    Glad you are still feeling ok!

    In terms of the media scare stories - I guess they have to have something to write about don't they x:roll:

    Hope you continue to stay well in terms of flu-jab side effects.

    Love Tilly x
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
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    Hi Justin,

    I had my first ever Flu Jab about a month ago and I was lucky and had no problems whatsoever. Mind you I had my bloods taken at the same time so I hardly noticed.

    Glad you have no side effects either.

    Lv, Ix
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    I'e had it each year for a few yrs now as I have a liver disease and now the added bonus of sero-neg arthur, never had a problem with them, not even sore arm, which I think is quite normal,

    hope you're arm is feeling better now..

    Tony :))
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  • Wonkylegs
    Wonkylegs Member Posts: 3,504
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    we both had a sore arm but that was all

    would always have the jab - having had flu whilst on immunosuppresent meds, I can honestly say I don't EVER want it again so will do whatever if takes!

    WOnky
  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
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    Had my flu jab a few weeks ago and fortunately had no side effects (not even a sore arm),must be one of the lucky ones!!
    prefab :)) kid47
    ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy''. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
  • scampi
    scampi Member Posts: 1
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    I can't believe that when I went for my asthma check up having only been diagnosed in the last yr, i was given the flu jab.
    I had no side effects after the jab, but low and behold for the 1st time ever in my life, I've just had 4 wks off work with FLU!!!
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
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    The flu jab is no guarantee one won't catch it - you may have had a dose of one that wasn't catered for in the mix. I hope you are feeling better now, tho. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • lizzie7ne
    lizzie7ne Member Posts: 154
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    Hi, Have had flu jabs for years without any side effects,
    last year had seasonal flu jab, then couple weeks later pneumonia jab without side effects, then the swine flu jab which gave me a bit of a sore arm the next day but no other side effects. This year had the combined swine flu/seasonal flu without side effects.


    lizzie
  • Firemanphil_39
    Firemanphil_39 Member Posts: 66
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    Wow, many thanks to all of you responding...

    I'm planning on taking my meth a day early (tommorrow) and getting jab on Monday ...

    I'm on a new diet too... Called the paleo diet (caveman) no grains (so pasta, rice, oats, bread, etc etc,) potatoes or dairy...
    I'm sure it eased it somewhat. Been a week on it now...
    Phil
    X
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
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    Hope this new diet doesn't involve you boppig wimmin folk over the head with you ahem, club :eek: and dragging them back to your cave :shock: :???: :lol:

    Hope you're well mate :grin:
    e050.gifMe-Tony
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP