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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)
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?
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.
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.
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 💙
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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