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Old 02-21-2015, 06:08 AM
 
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Has anyone experienced this? Spouse is fine, but I have large, painful knot at injection site, headache & general achiness.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:29 AM
 
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No, I havent. Neither has anyone else I know.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:32 AM
 
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Everyone's body chemistry is different from everyone else's. Check the written list of possible side effects you should have received when you got the injection. If you think your side effects are different from those listed, call your health care provider.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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The side effects for the shingles vaccine are few. Sounds like more of an injection site issue, which can happen with any injection and is particularly likely to happen when you tense the muscle when the injection is given(like little kids do).

If you want to see life altering side effects, end up with post herpatic neuralgia which is chronic nerve pain following shingles. I worked in clinical research and had a study with post herpatic neuralgia clients. I also had an neighbor who ended up in a nursing home because she could no longer care for herself due to PH. Not pretty stuff.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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No side effects in my case.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:23 AM
 
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Has anyone experienced this? Spouse is fine, but I have large, painful knot at injection site, headache & general achiness.
I'm including this link to the CDC's website. This section addresses possible side effects from the Shingle's vaccine. A very few people have a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine. However, if this were the case with your spouse that would have been apparent immediately.

Possible side effect do include a red arm at the point of injection and headaches. Headaches occur with about one person out of 70. One thing you didn't say is how long ago your spouse got the vaccination? Was it just within the last couple of days? If so, I would wait and the problems should resolve. If they don't, your spouse should see a doctor. In the meantime if the headaches and sore arm are a problem, I might suggest your spouse take a Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

Very few side effects generally result from this vaccination.




Vaccines: Vac-Gen/Side Effects
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Has anyone experienced this? Spouse is fine, but I have large, painful knot at injection site, headache & general achiness.
This sounds rather severe. I would get to your doctor or weekend clinic or ER asap.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:51 AM
 
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No side effects here, but I have had a sore arm with some shots (pneumonia most recently) and had to give it a few days to get better.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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No side effects for me. These injections are administered intradermal (between the layers of skin, like a TB test). There should not be much of a "knot." It would be worth a visit to your physician, just to be safe.
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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The side effects for the shingles vaccine are few. Sounds like more of an injection site issue, which can happen with any injection and is particularly likely to happen when you tense the muscle when the injection is given(like little kids do).

If you want to see life altering side effects, end up with post herpatic neuralgia which is chronic nerve pain following shingles. I worked in clinical research and had a study with post herpatic neuralgia clients. I also had an neighbor who ended up in a nursing home because she could no longer care for herself due to PH. Not pretty stuff.
My mom got this after contracting shingles at 79, it was misdiagnosed as she did not have the blisters or sores typically associated with shingles (the ER told her it was arthritis !!! despite the fact that it hurt so much up getting up that first morning that she fainted and threw up - personally I don't know any arthritis that comes on that strong). Anyhow by the time she figured out what she had herself, on the internet, it was too late to take the drug so she suffered incredibly!

I am mid 50's and wonder if I should get the vaccine, I am generally not in favor of getting them myself but this one is giving me pause.
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