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@casualtorture
casualtorture started a discussion

Hey Guys, a bit off topic but was checking to see how all of your vaccine experiences have been going. I got my second Pfizer shot yesterday and felt awful all night and still pretty bad today. When they said "flu-like" symptoms I was expecting to have to deal with 1 or 2 symptoms but this feels like full-on flu!

I was told that not drinking a few days before/after the second shot would help so I took this week off of whisky. I don't think it helped haha. How has everyone else been doing? Did you take a break from alcohol during your regiment?

2 months ago

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@Timp
Timp replied

@casualtorture sorry to hear you had a few side effects, no fun. Interesting about the no alcohol thing. Haven’t heard that but anything to help is a good thing. Wasn’t drinking when I had mine as only a few weeks after my heart attack. Only had the one jab so far ( Oxford AstraZeneca ) and had similar side effects. Headache, chills, aching all over and really tired. Luckily only lasted for a couple of days but went to bed and tried to sleep it off. Like you it did feel very unpleasant, but glad I had it and am hoping the second jab will effect me less. Fingers crossed. Hope you feel better soon. Cheers.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@casualtorture, I had my first shot of mRNA (Moderna) three weeks ago. I had a sore arm for a week. I didn't slow down on the whisky, probably the reason for my sore arm. tumbler_glass

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

@casualtorture

@Timp well dang, glad you came out of the heart attack alive. That's something that runs in the family so I'll have to keep up the cardio.

@paddockjudge @Timp yeah my first shot was not bad at all. felt a bit tired and that's really it. So I wasn't expecting the second one to be so much worse. Wife get's her second one tomorrow so hopefully I'll feel better in case I need to nurse her for a few days.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Timp
Timp replied

@casualtorture Cheers for that and yeah keep the cardio up! Fingers crossed your wife doesn’t react as you have.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I’ve had one dose of the Pfizer and I had no side effects at all. Lucky me, I guess.

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

First shot is on Saturday. Likely AZ. Will let you know how things work out.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge maybe your arm wasn’t used to lifting a 3 litre bottle of whisky. Next time use a glass if your arm is sore...

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

Doctor who gave me my AZ shot this morning very specifically advised no alcohol for 24 to 48 hours.

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@YakLord - Did he do it inside this? stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@RianC You never know Who might be in there. astonished

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@BlueNote - That would be awesome smile

I need to get a life ha!

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@65glenfarclas

One dose of AstraZeneca 3 weeks ago. Received the shot early in the morning, very sore arm the first night (couldn't sleep on that side). Next day was rough: very tired, very sore upper body, headache (I rarely get headaches), and mild fever. Next day the flu-like symptoms were milder and arm a bit less sore. Back to normal by the 3rd day.

2 months ago 5Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@65glenfarclas I'm at the 36 hour mark post-AZ. Was feeling ok earlier this afternoon, but the flu-ish feeling has returned...we'll see how I'm doing tomorrow.

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

@casualtorture

My wife got her second Pfizer dose on Friday. She felt really fluish that night and the next day, but by Sunday she was fine. Similar to me. Seems like for both of us it was a 2 day thing.

2 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@casualtorture That was my experience with Pfizer as well. I think I stayed away from alcohol because I didn't feel like it, but otherwise I was good to go 48 hours after the shot.

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Wierdo replied

I've had my two doses of pfizer. Felt a little rough for 24 hours after both doses but otherwise no major issues.

I've been administering a few doses of the astra zeneca vaccine at the hospital I work at. Probably done 30 or 40 doses. Dose up on paracetamol straight after and for a day or so after is the advice I give out. And that seems to work.

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

I received the second dose at the beginning of February (Moderna). My wife and kids get their second doses this week. First dose I had the sore arm for about 3-4 days then about a week after I got a small rash on that arm; iched a bit and went away after a day. I also had a swollen lymph node. Just a bit tender. That lasted about 5 days.

Second dose: Got tired in the early evening (got the shot at 10:45 in the morning). Low grade fever and associated chills overnight and into the beginning of the morning. Then body aches for about 12 hours. Arm a bit sore for a few days. Not too bad. Damn site better than getting full blown COVID-19!

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@PeterG7
PeterG7 replied

We received our 2nd shot (Pfizer) there were no side effects other than feeling tired the next day.

26 days ago 2Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

Second dose was Moderna, eight weeks after getting AZ as my first dose. 24hrs post second shot and I'm not as flu-ish feeling as I was after AZ, I am weirdly tingly all over. It's hit my wife a lot harder though...

26 days ago 1Who liked this?

@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

@casualtorture - Fortunately for me, I got both shots of Pfizer in May. No side effects what so ever. Only soreness for a day or two at the injection site after each shot. Same experience for my wife, but hers were in April (Pfizer as well).

24 days ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

2 weeks now since the second shot of Pfizer. Like the first one, no reaction other than a sore arm for a day. That minor pain was forgotten after a dram of Lagavulin 12 year old cask strength. grin

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