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Has Anyone Had A Covid Vaccine? How Did Your Immune System React To It?

Has Anyone Had A Covid Vaccine? How Did Your Immune System React To It?

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I received the first COVID vaccine a couple of weeks ago; The Moderna; My arm was VERY sore for the entire length of the arm for about 12 hours making sleeping difficult and then it quickly got better; I also had mild itching all over although no other signs of allergy. 3 days in , felt like a truck hit with severe fatigue and nausea for another 12 hours - then that left and then headache ( mild-mod) for 5 days with random little body "stabs/aches".
The manufacturer tells you side effects over "in a few days"; I have heard of side effects unfurling over a week. My son who is a doctor said that he got flushes of heat and nausea ( called it vaso-vagal) responses for about a week as did some of his colleagues.
I still said to myself, "Well my immune system is putting together a good response; Day 8 < I was fine again.
Just wonder given my baseline auto immune disease if the vaccine might accelerate our baseline sx a bit more; With the stories I've seen directly and heard about COVID for those many unlucky with bad cases, I'll take my chances with vaccine 2.

posted 12 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I just had the Moderna Vaccine on February 4th. The side effects were my arm was sore at the vaccine sight for two days and more fatigue than normal for the 3 days of Feb 4, 5, and 6. Now on the 7th I am still very fatigued. During this time I am more fatigued than usual, but am having trouble sleeping for any length of time. I was out of routine while getting the vaccine so hopefully things will not fall back into routine. I did not have any reaction to the vaccine however. I am already scheduled to get my 2nd Moderna vaccine on March 4th at noon. I would recommend getting the vaccine, but feel each person has to decide what is best for them. My husband also got the vaccine the same time I did and he too had the sore arm and the extra fatigue. I had a slight headache off and on for two days, but very mild and I think it was more being out of routine but could have been from the vaccine but I am not sure.

posted 12 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

That’s your immune system reacting to the vaccine. You should ask your doctor if you can take some Tylenol for the fever or just ride it out since it’s low grade.
Was that the first shot or the second shot you received? Feel better, and thank you for sharing.

posted 12 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

I had the first shot and no problems. My lupus dr recommended that I get it.

posted 12 months ago
A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Just had 1st of 2 Friday after getting the ok from primary and rheumatologist. Minimal reaction (some soreness next day at injection site for cpl hrs). Didn’t have to take pain med, use ice or heating pad. Other than that, nothing. I’ve heard that there is more of a reaction after 2nd shot. We’ll see...

posted 12 months ago
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