Please excuse me for troubling you. I have thought long and hard before reaching to a post. But I believe it’s important you are informed of the possible consequences.
Here goes after learning here that due to being immune suppressed for having CLL I should take the pneumonia vaccine I have contacted my GP and last Tuesday I got both flu and pneumonia jags done on the same arm.
On Wednesday I woke up with a slight fever 🤒 took some paracetamol and carried on with my day. When I arrived home I was quite ill. More paracetamol and bed. I sleepy right through the next day.
Thursday came and fever was still there. More paracetamol and a very swollen and sore arm. Ended up phoning my GP and got an emergency apt.
Dr not too concerned quite confident it’s just a reaction to the pneumonia jag. Prescribed me some antibiotics and drew a line around my swollen patch. Told me to keep an eye on it.
Today 3 days later I’m still hurting. Phoned the dr but she isn’t working today. I’m hoping to get better soon. But I wanted to share my story. Any one else with the same reaction? If so how did you deal with it?
Since my last post I have started taking the antibiotics and today 3 days after my arm is feeling better less swollen, red and sore.
I believe I had an infection and not a reaction to the vaccine. Please be aware of something like that happening to you in the future.