I’ve never felt so ill….

Started by: Anne (4164) 

….yesterday I went for my COVID booster and was asked if I had, had my flu jab, I had an appointment for this morning but agreed to have both. Everything ok until about 8pm then started to feel soreness in both arms the COVID more than the flu. Woke up about 3am with a splitting headache, feeling nauseous, wobbled and really struggled to the bathroom. Didn’t sleep a wink after that. Managed to get up this morning but so tired and lethargic done nothing or eaten anything.
My first two jabs no problem at all, must be the two together the cause of these unwelcome side effects.

Started: 29th Oct 2021 at 12:47

Posted by: linma (2768)

I hope you are soon feeling better Anne. I know it’s too late for you but I’ve been advised not to have my booster and flu jab at the same time.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:36

Posted by: jo anne (34132) 

Sorry to hear you’re not well, Anne, hope you’re soon recovered.

My friend’s Mum had no trouble with the first two Covid jabs, but was quite poorly with the booster.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 17:56

Posted by: Anne (4164) 

Thank you ladies, see what tomorrow brings.

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 18:49

Posted by: momac (12023) 

Here's hoping you feel better in the morning Anne.x

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 22:30

Posted by: momac (12023) 

Here's hoping you feel better in the morning Anne.x

Replied: 29th Oct 2021 at 22:31

Posted by: nanajacqui (4174) 

Anne my friend was asked on Thursday if she'd like the Flu jab as well as the Covid & she wished she hadn't as she's felt the same as you,hope you're feeling like you've got over the worst today,take care x

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 07:56

Posted by: Anne (4164) 

Yes, feeling a lot better now, although not 100%. Thank you ladies. I think everyone should be aware of the two together as linma suggests, although individuals will not have the same reactions. Now got to get the body clock back in sync.

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 09:52

Posted by: jo anne (34132) 

Glad you’re feeling better, Anne.

I’ve just checked & the NHS advise it’s ok to have the vaccinations together. After your experience though I’d rather not risk it.

Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 17:00

Posted by: orrellite (2366)

I do not know all the ins and outs but because of my underlying condition and medication , I have been advised to wait a minimum of ten days after having the booster . I will be at 28days when I get the flu jab. Who knows.
Glad you are coming round Anne not the first time I have heard of this a friend was quite poorly for a week or so but is now OK

Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 21:36

Posted by: PeterP (9411)

Booked our flu jabs for Weds but will wait till next week to book our booster jabs

Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 22:10

Posted by: Domin0 (328)

Over 10 years ago the missus and me had our flu jabs, we were asked if we wanted the new pneumonia jab too, we did and hours later we both had to call a doctor.

Replied: 4th Nov 2021 at 23:33

Posted by: PeterP (9411)

Booked our booster jabs at leigh leisure centre for next Tues Not even trying for Wigan .To many road works and lack of parking.10 mins from our house to Leigh LC

Replied: 5th Nov 2021 at 14:54

Posted by: roylew (3580)

Had ours Saturday 1.15pm…in and out in 20 minutes including a 10 minute sit down after the jab…well done Hollowood Vacination centre

Replied: 8th Nov 2021 at 18:11

Posted by: PeterP (9411)

Went for our booster jabs yesterday aft. Foot note on text message Have something to eat BEFORE you go for your jab

Replied: 10th Nov 2021 at 10:42


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