Had Shingles shot and now have PMR

Posted by terre @terre, Apr 1, 2019

The shingles shot has now been replaced with a new one that is giving in two doses. I had the shingles in 2014, but since you can get them again I had the shot. Now I have been diagnosed with PMR. The original shot has PMR as a possible side effect. I was never informed of that possibility.

Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) group.

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I am more than old enough to remember! LOL

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I am more than old enough to remember! LOL

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@grandmar I'm glad to hear that. It is easier being old with company!

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I had my first shingles shot in March 2021, developed PMR about 6 weeks later. I was a healthy 58 year old without any symptoms. I’ve been doing some research and many people seem to have the same side effects of the Shingrix vaccine…. I do not think I will get the second dose….

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@seggink

I had my first shingles shot in March 2021, developed PMR about 6 weeks later. I was a healthy 58 year old without any symptoms. I’ve been doing some research and many people seem to have the same side effects of the Shingrix vaccine…. I do not think I will get the second dose….

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Hi Seggink, welcome. You'll notice that I moved your message to this existing discussion where others have reported developing PMR after receiving the first shingles shot.

You are encouraged to report vaccine adverse events to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Visit http://www.vaers.hhs.gov to file a report, or call 1-800-822-7967.

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I'm not a particularly brave person, and I did Phizer w/o complications, but I'm just not there for the shingles shot. I keep reading up on it, but it just doesn't seem worth it the way that my body reacts when I take new meds, and this seems like the grand daddy of them all. I'm weighing the options, and for now I'm opting out.

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@lizzier

I'm not a particularly brave person, and I did Phizer w/o complications, but I'm just not there for the shingles shot. I keep reading up on it, but it just doesn't seem worth it the way that my body reacts when I take new meds, and this seems like the grand daddy of them all. I'm weighing the options, and for now I'm opting out.

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@lizzier, My PMR is currently in remission but I had both Pfizer vaccines followed by both Shingrix vaccines with only the normal side effects – sore arm, some fatigue, etc…

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Yeah that's great, but my immune system's fighting back hard. Nice that you could tolerate it. Any time I change meds or introduce anything I have a bad edema reaction. I just take it one step at a time, but the Covid vaccine worked fine with me. And I follow my doctor's advice. I didn't bring up the topic of shingles yet.

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