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Toby14
Toby14

Had my covid jab 48 hrs ago. I was very unwell after. Within 30 mins I had collapsed and my face swelled up. Couldn't open my eyes and my lips were huge. I had trouble breathing and they started me on prednisone. Tablets are kicking in now. Still can't eat because of nausea but hopefully I will soon pick up.

116 Replies

Please take care of yourself...so sorry u had to go through that!! Which vaccine did you receive ?

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Solily

Pfizer vaccine. Still got muscle and joint pain. I've been advised not to have the 2nd jab. Thanks for your support.

Maricopa
Maricopa in reply to Toby14

Yikes! That’s awful. Here in the states where I live only phizer is available. Now I’m scared!

Sops
Sops in reply to Maricopa

I was fine, did not even know I had been vaccinated, so sorry for Toby, said on the leaflet this is a rare reaction.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Sops

Thanks. It was my bad luck

Sops
Sops in reply to Toby14

Hope you feel a lot better soon x

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Maricopa

Dont be. This is rare. I always was a weakling

Superzob
Superzob in reply to Toby14

Far from being weak, it sounds like an unusual allergic reaction, which has now passed and been replaced by a normal immune response (hence the aches and pains).

I understand from another post that the yellow card system operates for vaccines, just as it does for other medication reactions and, if you feel up to it, it might well be worth reporting.

Hope you recover quickly.

Blackcat99
Blackcat99 in reply to Toby14

Oh, no - this sort of thing is definitely nothing to do with being weak! (and here I'm speaking up in my own defence too!)I also had Pzfizer jab, didn't even have a sore arm afterwards - BUT, a few weeks ago, I had an absolutely awful reaction to a change in my BP meds (thought I was about to explode 😫) and yet you might well be totally fine if you were given that medication. We're all just that bit different, and aren't going to react in the same way to everything, are we?Hope that you improve very quickly. It'd be nice to think that - even with the bad reaction - you might have got some anti-COVID benefit from the jab? 🤞

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Blackcat99

Glad your ok. Yes your right. Dont be put off by the vaccine. Were all different

Karenanne61
Karenanne61 in reply to Toby14

I would prefer to say delicate. 🙂 Hope you're feeling better now.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Karenanne61

Yes thankyou.

don't be scared, both of my parents (who are in their 70s ) myself (iv'e had double lung transplant) and my partner, have had the Pfizer jab without any reaction or unpleasantness at all.

That’s awful Toby. Hope you feel better soon. Take care xxxx

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to sassy59

It was frightening. I've been ok with all my flu injections over the years. I'm on the up I hope. Thankyou

sassy59
sassy59 in reply to Toby14

It sounds frightening. Xx

So sorry you went through this dreadful reaction.Cx

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to cofdrop-UK

Thankyou so much.

Ali24
Ali24 in reply to Toby14

Hope you are ok now thats the one l was given but was ok with it ❤️

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Ali24

For years I've been ok with all my flu injections. This is the only bad reaction I've had

Ali24
Ali24 in reply to Toby14

Awe bless yar

I'm so sorry that you had an awful reaction. I do hope that it settles down quickly.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Littlepom

My eyes are better and my lips. The steroids have kicked in thankyou.

Sorry that you had such a severe reaction. It is a good job that you still had attention 30 minutes after having the vaccine. I hope that you are soon fully recovered.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to CDPO16

Thankyou

Oh no, that sounds scary! Sorry you had such a terrible reaction! Hope you start feeling properly better soon!

Thanks Madonbrew.

Oh that's awful. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better now.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to 20WildRose19

Thankyou.

That sounds awful, hope you are ok soon .😥

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Bluenotes

Feeling a bit better. Thankyou.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Bluenotes

Feeling better this morning

You poor thing and my hubby thought he was bad when the next day he had throbbing headache running nose and cough last about 3 days

Hope you feel completely well soon.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Lemon7

Thanks

Sorry you had a bad reaction, sounds like it made you really poorly. I think it's good advice not to have the 2nd Jab, you will be afforded a good amount of immunity even with one Jab. I had mild flu like symptoms for 24 hrs wasn't to bad slept most of the time. I had the Oxford one. Take care Xxx

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to pegbl

Thankyou

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to pegbl

Thankyou

Sorry to hear about your reaction, I hope you’re soon fully recovered xx

How high a dose of prednisone?.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Maricopa

6 tablets a day for 5 days

Maricopa
Maricopa in reply to Toby14

I asked because I’m on daily 10mg for maintenance. And I do have side effects from the steroid.

Sounds like you needed adrenaline for anaphylaxis, not pred, unless you mean they’ve given you that since? I had itching, rash, and then swelling of the mouth and throat with the pfizer, but the anaphylaxis was stopped with quick use of adrenaline at the vaccine centre and a second dose in the ambulance.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Charlie_G

I had a bad reaction and collapsed with a bee sting once and was given a pen to stab myself with.That was bad because I was passed out

Ragrug
Ragrug in reply to Toby14

Anaphaliptic shock from been sting should have alerted your medical team...nasty feeling hope u are recovering

Izb1
Izb1 in reply to Charlie_G

Oh my word Charlie that must have been scary, good job this happened at the centre where you could be treated x

Charlie_G
Charlie_G in reply to Izb1

It definitely wasn’t fun, but I don’t regret it. That said, it may make me slightly more nervous going for a second jab, even though they’ve told me I should be absolutely fine with the Oxford 😬🙈 It’s the whole point of asking people to wait: most if not all serious reactions to any of the vaccines are happening within the first 15 minutes. Those with a history of anaphylaxis to anything should be asked to wait for 30, just to be sure they’re ok, but as in my case, they’re finding that most people reacting to the Pfizer in particular actually have no known history of allergies. The anaphylaxis rate is still minuscule though - it’s 10 in every million doses atm, or 0.001%. The staff at the vaccine centre were so quick to respond, A&E told me I was too well looking for an anaphylaxis patient 😂

Izb1
Izb1 in reply to Charlie_G

I think I would be nervous as well, but sounds like they had everything under control. Will be good when this is over and we can get back to living x

I feel so bad for you that you had to go through such a horrible reaction. So glad that you received proper care. Please take care and rest

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Solily

Yes thanks. I've been in bed a lot

So sorry hope it wears off soon!

I had the Oxford one. Was knocked of my feet . High temp .38.5c shivering and my ribs ached but just lasted 24hrs ish. Never any probs with flu jabs etc.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Chriskho

I've been ok with flu jabs until this one

Will they try a different vaccine for your booster?

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Chriskho

Told me not to have it as I was allergic to the vaccine

Charlie_G
Charlie_G in reply to Toby14

I’ve been told the Oxford is a possibility for a second dose for those who have had anaphylaxis in response to the Pfizer, but to avoid any mRNA vaccine (so the Pfizer, and also ones like the moderna). Might be worth speaking to your GP.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Charlie_G

Yes I will speak to him thankyou

How frightening! I hope you are feeling much better by now. I had the Oxford one and had no reaction at all , lucky me. My husband had flu like symptoms and a heavy nose bleed the following morning but was fine by evening. Take care 🍀

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Gladwyn

Thankyou

Oh dear! Thats a bad reaction.hope u sop feel better.which vaccine were u given xx

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Patk1

Pfizer

Omg that sounds awful and scary. Glad your feeling better.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to mylungshateme

Thankyou

Gosh that sounds scary must of been awful for you hope you feel better soon sending big hugs your way

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Danielmystar

Thankyou

So glad you are feeling better....what a scare for you. Keep safe now

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Suzie42

I will. I'm in bed safe now

Suzie42
Suzie42 in reply to Toby14

Great!

Sorry you has such a bad reaction, and glad you are recovering now. I had the same vaccine and saw on the leaflet given to me that this is an extreme reaction. Must have been very scary.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Sops

It was but the steroids have kicked in and and my lips and eyes are better. I really had 2 piggy eyes. I looked awful.

It would be good Toby if you could be tested on the individual components of this vaccine, to see which one you are allergic to so you can avoid it in the future.I’m glad your feeling better, keep up the good work. Jax. x

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to HighGables

I never thought of that thanks I'll look into it.

Oh my goodness, how awful, you wont want to have the 2nd one then, you obviously have allergies you didnt know about, hope you'll feel much better soon xx

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Trishe

Thankyou

Oh my goodness you have been through it,I hope you feel better soon and I can definitely understand that you are not going to have the 2nd jab.stay safe and good luck.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to B0xermad

Thankyou

Hope you soon recover.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Ergendl

Well on my way to recovery. Thanks to steroids. Thankyou

Hope you are much better now

Thinking of you x

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to ninelives

Thanks ninelives. Great support on this site. Have a good day

Sorry you had what sounds like an awful experience. Have you ever reacted to any other vaccine like that? Whooping cough for example?

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Bronchi1

flu injections i’ve been ok. But my mother who has passed away told me when i was a child(1950)s i had a bad reaction to polio immunisation. I was quite ill ,hospitalised. Don’t know if there is any connection.

i had the pfizer and had a banging headache for 3 days and could barely lift my arm, That was 2 weeks ago and my arm is still aching..Hope you feel better soon Toby

Oh dear, sorry to hear you had such a bad reaction. Did you receive any advice about a second dose?

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to stamford1234

Was told not to have it. They said i had a severe allergic reaction

stamford1234
stamford1234 in reply to Toby14

Let's hope one is enough for you

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to stamford1234

it will be. I’m never going back.

stamford1234
stamford1234 in reply to Toby14

Ha ha, I don't blame you!

I thought any reaction was within 15 mins, very worrying that yours was 30 mins after, were you still at the centre where you had the jab? Very scary, you could have been in your home alone, or driving back, hope you are feeling ok now x

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Izb1

i stayed in the centre for 15 mins. I was fine. I was 2 mins from home driveing when i suddenly felt giddy and sick. Fell out the car on my driveway , vomited, managed to get through the front door and slumped to the floor. my partner who has dementia just said i’ll make a cup of tea, crawled into bed(we have bungalow) no stairs thank good. Felt my face go funny. looked in a little mirror by the bed and my face was bloated ,lips swelling eyes piggy. I only have one lung So i keep antibiotics and prednisone in a emergency for infections. Took 6 prednisone. Rang doctor who said keep calm came straight out. I was starting to breathe a bit better. Doctor came said i did right thing but was reluctant to send me to hospital. He stayed a hour. Told me he had seen a few bad reactions.The steroids kicked in and i’m feeling so much better, sorry this is long

Izb1
Izb1 in reply to Toby14

Very frightening and do wonder if steroids were the answer to this reaction. Hope you have reported this on the yellow scheme x

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Izb1

I have now. Feeling better as the day goes on.

CDPO16
CDPO16 in reply to Toby14

What a super GP you have.

How awful and scary for you. X

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to dickinson1954

frightening. thanks for your post

Oh so sorry you have had such a bad reaction to the vaccine, do hope that you recover soon. Take care of yourself. xx

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Snackjack

thankyou

I’m so sorry to hear this Toby I had my covid jab Thursday eight hours later I felt awful headache felt nauseous hot and cold haven’t eaten properly since ... still have headache and feel tired ... just listening on tv and a scientist is saying if you’ve had covid the reactions to the injection can be worse and I’m thinking I had it before in January 2020 so maybe that’s why I still feel awful.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Rydewalker65

Although my swellings are nearly gone i can’t eat properly . I feel sick all the time.

Rydewalker65
Rydewalker65 in reply to Toby14

I hope you start feeling better very soon Toby xx

That was bad luck and must have been very scary for you. Glad to hear that you are recovering. Best wishes from Marlbee

Thankyou so much

Hope you're a lot better soon, take care x

Wow - that was a scary reaction. Glad things back on track now. Definitely advisable not to have second dose, but at least you should still have some protection from the first.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Dedalus

yes it was terrible. But most people will be ok.

So glad they gave you what you needed.Your doctor or you directly can put this side effect into the monitoring of side effects (I heard about it on LBC radio - the Yellow card system (although probably the centre did that)yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

Yes. I should have had a yellow card before when i collapsed with a bee sting

Gosh! that sounds really awful. Thank goodness you are beginning to recover. I hope the nausea goes away soon and you start to feel really better.

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Alberta56

i’m feeling better but shook up. thanks

That is terrible Toby, makes you wonder how safe anything is. Not sure whether to bother after reading that

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Honeydewlemon

The leaflet tells you it's a rare reaction. I must be one of those. I'm sure you will be ok

OMG that’s awful. Hope u feel better soon. Will u try a different one or not🤷‍♀️

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to Maverick77

No

omg hope your on the mend bless you i had the AZ one i had a bad headache the next day plus so tired then the day after i was fine, which one did you have, take care x

Toby14
Toby14 in reply to gilder60

I had the pfizer vaccine.

Sounds though you have had a anaphaletic shock

Oh you poor darling....I so feel for you and your situation. Many thanks for sharing your experience with the jab. I hope you recover quickly and no more nasties happen to you. Take good care. You are not alone, I have heard of others too who have had nasty reactions to the Pfizer jab. This is totally new type of vaccine ever to be introduced into our world. So bound to have varied reactions. Do you think you will have the second jab? Whatever you decide hope you keep safe and well physically, emotionally and spiritually. All the very best to you and yours.

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