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#1 SilverArrow

Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:37 PM

Did anyone else have a poor reaction to the whooping cough booster? My arm is really sore and swollen, feels like I've been punched really hard and I feel really nauseous tonight... I don't normally react to vaccines (some tiredness and that's it)

#2 Chelly_M

Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:44 PM

My understanding is that the whooping cough booster is combined with tetanus and diphtheria. Were you given an info sheet with the normal reactions?

#3 ~J_F~

Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:48 PM

It would be the tetanus in it that is making you feel like that.

Tetanus knocks me around.

#4 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:49 PM

Apart from the nausea, that’s generally been my experience of the dtp vaccination, both when pregnant and when not. I some years also get a similar reaction to the flu shot.

#5 SilverArrow

Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:51 PM

I wasn't given any info when I had the shot yesterday... I've had had tetanus vaccines twice in my the past and never reacted like this... At least it's kind of normal I guess... Worth it for my little guy 💙

#6 abbyminnie

Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:55 PM

I had the boostrix a couple of weeks ago and my arm was sore for ~5 days and I didn’t feel well the next day.

#7 Clementinerose

Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:04 AM

I got piercing headaches after the whooping cough vaccine, I would feel fine and then bam. Was only for a couple of days though

#8 lozoodle

Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:24 AM

Yes its the tetanus part of it. I remember that same dead arm feeling after having a tetanus shot at 8 years old when a rusty nail went through my foot.

#9 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 09 March 2018 - 02:46 PM

Tetanus for the red hot dead arm.

My 12yo had his boister this week.... red hot painful arm.

#10 imme

Posted 13 March 2018 - 05:28 PM

Last pregnancy when I had the whooping cough vaccine I remember my arm was quite sore for a while.  I got a decent sized hard lump as well.

#11 **Xena**

Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:25 PM

Yep. That's why they usually ask you what hand you use and put it in the other side. Not fun but like you say, so worth it :)

Edited by **Xena**, 16 March 2018 - 05:25 PM.

#12 Caribou

Posted 16 March 2018 - 06:20 PM

Yep. I had the dead arm feeling for ages it was horrible. But like you said, it’s worth it to protect the baby and everyone else. Herd immunity is so important

#13 notsoretro

Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:59 PM

I had a tetanus shot around 10 years ago. That arm aches when I am particularly tired, it's a good barometer to be kind to myself. A real wake up call to exhaustion was the day it was aching when I woke up! My most recent shot last year was in the other arm without the same effect

Edited by notsoretro, 17 March 2018 - 10:30 AM.

#14 nup

Posted 17 March 2018 - 06:46 AM

My 4yo had hers this week and had the red sore arm and has been out of sorts. It's not a reaction it's an immune response. Good stuff to indicate your immune system is doing what it should to help us all.

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