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Old 08-18-2019, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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I already mentioned that I had to stay in bed the day after the second shot.

However, I don't care! That's because of an aunt who got shingles. The pain is hard to imagine and until she finally died, all she could do was lie on a couch with no clothes and just a sheet rigged so that it covered her but never actually touched her. She had tried all kinds of pain killers but they didn't work. She even tried acupuncture and that didn't work either.
I don't understand this, are you saying your aunt died after getting shingles? What did she die from?
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Thanks. I'm concerned because I had lasting side effects from a medication pump; dealt with serious headaches for over a year. Various meds have also left me with bad side effects like feeling like acid is running thru my vein on my left leg. I'm also allergic to various meds and med fillers, even steroids.

I'm going to the pharmacy Wednesday. If he has the vaccine I'll get it. If he doesn't then I'm going to take it as a sign and think about it some more.
Went to my pharmacy today, they have the vaccine but the pharmacist who gives them is put for 2 days. I then went to my local Walmart to see if they had it in stock. They do but their computers were down, they weren't able to do anything. They couldn't even tell me how much it costs.

I guess my Angel's are trying to tell me not to get the vaccine. I don't know what I'm going to do. I do have to go back to that pharmacy because one of my scripts needs authorization. If the pharmacist that gives them is there I may get it; if he's not; I'm going to consider that 3 strikes and I'm out.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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There is no superior being telling you to get or not get the vaccine.

It is your responsibility to weigh the pros and cons and decide based on the facts.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:41 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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There is no superior being telling you to get or not get the vaccine.

It is your responsibility to weigh the pros and cons and decide based on the facts.
Agreed!
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:38 PM
 
Location: The South
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I believe in the theory that the first impulse is always correct. You need to get the shot.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I don't understand this, are you saying your aunt died after getting shingles? What did she die from?
I don't think she died from shingles. She never recovered though and didn't live much longer. I don't know exactly what she finally died from. She must have been very run down and she was elderly.
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Forest bathing
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I posted way back on the first page. My only reaction to the first vaccine was a mildly sore arm and some tiredness. 33 hours ago, I received my second vaccine. The pharmacist who injected me said I was likely to experience the same reaction to this one as my first.

I am more tired (lethargy), my arm is sore and I have just a small amount of body aches. So, not so bad. I was expecting th3 worst but was lucky and only experienced very mild discomfort both times.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:06 AM
 
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I got my first Shingrix shingles vaccination a couple hours ago. No problems so far.


I did have the old shingles vaccination about 6 years ago, but don't recall any unusual reaction to it. I'll keep you posted what happens with this shot.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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I got my first Shingrix shingles vaccination a couple hours ago. No problems so far.


I did have the old shingles vaccination about 6 years ago, but don't recall any unusual reaction to it. I'll keep you posted what happens with this shot.



Good news! I slept very well last night. No fever. No chills. No freezing. No pain. I was expecting the worst, but actually feel quite good this morning. There is a slight soreness in the shoulder muscle at the injection site, but it's hardly worth mentioning.


It has been almost 24 hours now and I suppose that I could start feeling worse later, but as of right now my reaction to the shot has been pretty much a zero.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Midwest transplant
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I had the old one in 2014 and then the double dose of Shingrix in 2018. 1st one was painful arm for a few days and a few hours of "eh" feeling, like I hadn't had enough sleep or was coming down with something, not much appetite. Sort of stayed in the house and read magazines, drank a lot of liquids. Second day I was fine, still had a sore arm, like a bee sting; hard, red, warm for about 3 more days, but felt fine.

Second dose 3 months later~no reaction except sore arm for about 24 hours. I had a whopper case of chicken pox as a kid, and am doing all I can to prevent Shingles.
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