MAC and getting the COVID vaccine
This is a wonderful team…like a real cooperativa family…we are a band of patients that strategize together…amazing. All good dialogue for “rits”…I also believe the CAT scan would be a good step…it arms the doctor with evidence.
I have another question for the group…what are the feelings on “us” being candidates for the Covid vaccine? Has anyone yet vaccinated? I see my ID doc this afternoon…it is one of my concerns. Any feedback appreciated.
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@imcoff Hi Lynn, are you sure your nausea and vomiting were from the vaccine shot? None of the people I know who have received Moderna vaccine has mentioned your symptoms. Fatigue, yes, chills, yes, the most serious may be low fever for a number of hours. But that is all I have heard.
Gin-gin candies, ginger tea, or ginger ale. My daughter had a bad enough reaction (nausea) to her second dose that they had to give her compazine (she had Covid last April, so she had a huge reaction to both doses.)
@ling123 I have had bad reactions to both doses. I don’t know if it’s because I am on the Big 3 and Arikayce and am the size of a ten year old or what it is … but I am struggling to get over this. I have been very nauseous but have not “ lost my cookies.” For me the side effects of the second Moderna have been brutal. ( chills, fever, aches – and I had it on Monday). I could not get out of bed on Tuesday. I wish there were a smaller dose for small people! The good news is that I guess it means that at age 71 my body is able to react to it and is making antibodies. My Chinese daughter GUI had the very painful armpit lymph gland thing and a very swollen , red, hot, and painful arm. My husband, age 75 had the Pfizer and had no side effects. One of our children was fortunate enough to get the J and J vaccine – one and done and had no side effects. So crazy, but soon I can hug again – and again – and again. @irene5
@irene5 OMG Irene! I had no idea. Hope you'll get through this very soon. This is the first time I have heard of nausea and vomiting as side effects of the vaccine. I felt nothing except achiness at the injection site for my first shot. I'm getting my second shot this afternoon. Wonder how I will feel afterwards. I never had COVID and have not been on big 3. Everybody I know across the country who have had Moderna has either no side effect whatsoever, or very minor ones. Fingers crossed.
I just had my second Moderna shot yesterday. Not nauseous at all. My arm hurts, and I had a bad headache last night. That seems to be it so far
I had my 2nd Pfizer shot on Tuesday at 9 am. At about 5 pm in the afternoon my heart went onto tachycardia. I have medication for it so i took it and went to bed. Next day I had muscle aches, exhaustion, and a low grade fever of 100.5 which lasted for the day. Now it’s Friday and I have been having the afib attacks on and off with my heart rate going as high as 130 beats per minute. Has anyone else had heart symptoms after their vaccine???
My good friend died from covid in August. Just a few more months and he may have been helped by the vaccine. I have heard of several people reacting in different ways to the different vaccines; headache, nausea, aches, fever, exhaustions, but they always live to tell. How lucky are we to live in such an age that gallant women and men are willing to work around the clock for a year and more to find a vaccine for this very mysterious disease? The tired and beaten up health workers that continue to throw themselves into the ring everyday to care for the sick… people they don't even know. I am amazed and humbled from their enormity of character. I am so sad that I lost my good friend, Martin C. Warner, and for him, I dedicate my vaccine shots I receive starting next week. If I get sick, I will know that they are working and I will feel better in a few days. How lucky for me…. Miss you Marty.
I am so very sorry for your loss, Carolyn. This is a difficult path for most all, but for some, much more. May your friend rest in peace. I will be thinking of you both as I get my second vaccination next Wednesday. With sincere sympathy to you. Toni
I had both pfizer doses more than a month ago and was beginning to feel more secure and letting up a bit. Just riding the elevator with other people and a friend stopped by. But now I'm anxious and thinking I should isolate again. Here's why.
First I'm not sure I correctly received the second dose. The vaccinator was an er doctor who told me she volunteered because she had been treating covid patients for almost a year and with every shot she gave she felt she was keeping someone out of her er. I thought that was so moving but then she fluffed the shot and had to do it again. There was no peirce just pressure so maybe she forgot to take the cap off? In any case she had to get another syringe. This time I felt the prick but she had trouble finding the spot to put the band aid. Thinking about it, when do er doctors ever give shots?. Still it's not brain surgery so she must have put the vaccine in my arm. Right?
But then I had no reaction at all to the second shot. I had a sore arm after the first one but nothing at all after the second. I envy anyone who had a reaction. Nausea? Chills? Fever? Jealous.
My body did not create the antibodies to pneumonia after vaccination and I was given the shot 3 times. Apparently my body is not good at creating antibodies.
Finally I read yesterday thst there were 89 breakthroughs in Minnesota. A breakthrough is when a vaccinated person comes down with covid. There were breakthroughs in several states and the author pointed out that the vaccine is 95% effective not 100% so some vaccinated people will still come down with the virus. While it's a small number of vaccinated people who have caught it compared to the large number of vaccines given, it's still scary.
The mRNA technology used to make Moderna and Pfizer has been being developed for over a decade