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Old 06-25-2022, 05:02 AM
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This week has been super busy with several regular health appts I usually make as soon as school is out. Plus I ended up helping a friend with something a couple days, we started walking every morning for an hour ( I was very sporadic with it this year and the scale sadly shows that!), and I volunteered to help with a 3 hour event last night so was on my feet the whole time ( wearing good supportive shoes).

I also got my 1st shingles shot yesterday afternoon. This morning the lower half of my body is very achy and I can't decide if it is from the increased activity, the shot, or both! Ready to sit on my porch and read for a while. Good excuse not to mow the lawn today!


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Old 06-25-2022, 06:14 AM
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Sounds like you deserve to relax today!

I got my first shingles shot on Monday. The nurse said I'd probably feel achy/ill. I didn't...but my arm was very sore for 3-4 days!

Enjoy some well deserved down time!
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Old 06-25-2022, 06:53 AM
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Sounds like you are starting off retirement right! I felt pretty body achy after my first shingles shot, too. Take some ibuprofen and enjoy your book!
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:22 AM
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Congratulations again on your retirement! I was fine with both shingles shots. I recommend to make sure you keep your arm moving. Enjoy endless summer!
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Old 06-25-2022, 07:24 AM
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The first shingles shot was way more rough than any other vaccine Iíve ever had.


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Old 06-25-2022, 08:38 AM
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I also had a rough first shingles shot. My second one was no problem though.
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Old 06-25-2022, 09:12 AM
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I really had almost no reaction to my 4 Pfizer shots....just a bit tired after one and arm a bit sore at site .

This shingles shot is making up for that, but luckily still not as bad as my DD had for her covid vaccine. ( she had terrible chills and vomiting !)

I am exhausted, achy all over now, a bit chilly ( it is 85 here and no ac and I'm under a light blanket) and a slight fever. Injection site is a warm red lump

Already napped in lounger on porch. Might stay awake for an episode of Suits, which PT'ers suggested and I've never seen, and them take another nap.
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Old 06-25-2022, 09:29 AM
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Good decision to get that Shingrix vaccine. Sorry about the reaction, but WAAAYYY better than shingles. A lazy day today and then feeling much better tomorrow, I hope.
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The second one was way worse for me
Old 06-25-2022, 09:36 AM
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The second shingles vaccine knocked me on my butt for 3 days. I had a fever and body aches for three days. Still better than shingles.
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Old 06-25-2022, 09:39 AM
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The second shingles vaccine knocked me on my butt for 3 days. I had a fever and body aches for three days. Still better than shingles
Yes, I knew the 2nd shot often does a number on people. But agreed, WAY better than getting it. I had a super mild case once, but I know someone who lost an eye to it a few years ago.


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Old 06-25-2022, 10:36 AM
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Ugh. I'm still trying to talk myself into that shingles shot. I had the Prevnar23 vaccination a couple of weeks ago, at the recommendations of both my doctor and my pharmacist, because of being diabetic and having had a couple of pneumonia infections in the past. That one wiped me out for 2 days: fever, chills, intense body aches, nausea and vomiting and dizziness. It took me 3 more days to quit feeling weak and mildly nauseous. It was far worse than even my reaction to the 2nd CoVid booster - or any other vaccine I've had.

So now I think I'm going to have to get a little past the memory of that before I can make myself throw down to make myself sick as a dog, again. I have a road trip coming up but after that I'll start again trying to talk myself into it.
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Old 06-25-2022, 10:37 AM
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I had a shingles shot with a flu shot (one in each arm) and I was achy with a low grade fever that evening. I took Advil and I was fine the next morning. My arm was still sore, but not my whole body.

I don't know if it was the shingles shot or a combination of 2 at once, but I never had that happen with a flu shot when I took it alone. My principal had the same experience.

Definitely relax!
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Old 06-25-2022, 12:28 PM
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I had zero reaction from the shingles shots. We all react differently.

Yes I think one vaccine at a time is best. My dd had a bad reaction to the preteen shots. Had a very high fever. The doctor gave too many at one time.
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Old 06-25-2022, 01:36 PM
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I think I have taken about 37 naps so far today! Did you know walking from one room to the other is enough to need another nap??
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Old 06-25-2022, 01:48 PM
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Getting a shingles shot is a perfect reason to sit on your porch and read and relax! That is all the excuse you need to avoid the lawnmower.
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