Sjogren's, Hydroxychloroquine and AstraZeneca
Just over a year ago I was diagnosed with Sjogren's and prescribed Hydroxychloroquine (400mg daily). Since then I have suffered no flare ups or pain of any kind and life has been good.
3 weeks ago I had the AstraZeneca jab and since that day have had the burning pain of arthritis in the shoulder of the arm that I had it in and now it's also in my big toe leaving me unable to sleep, bend it and making it difficult to wear shoes.
Is there any possibility that it's related? Could the jab have reduced the effectiveness of my medication? I'm waiting for a call back from my doctor but I was wondering if anyone else had had the same thing happen. Whilst I don't want covid, the horrible pain I'm now in is putting me off getting the second dose.
Anyway, sorry for that downer first thing on a Thursday morning. I promise I'm generally a very happy, positive person but blimey 3 weeks of the pain is getting me down
Greetings, @Chirpy1970 and welcome to the forum. We hope this is a safe space for those action for guidance about their condition and to learn from the experiences of others.
To start with here is a link to information on Sjorgens:
Peoples experience of vaccine reactions varies, from those like myself who have no reaction to those who may have two or three days of flue like symptoms. Here is a link to Vaccination information.
There is no need to apologise for pain getting you down. I am sure that your normal cheery disposition will soon return.0
Nice to meet you 🙂 and have you on board!
Take a look at this thread above in case it sounds relevant.0
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