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Sam's still got a while before he gets his covid jab as he's only 25 but has anyone had concerns expressed about any possible effects of the jab on those who've suffered head injuries. I'm not an alarmist by any means but just wondering

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Hetty56 in reply to Marnie22

Thanks Marnie - as always Headway answer all the questions x

Just get the paracetamol ready. It knocked me for about 4 days.I had Az which was the 1 I had heard most side effects about. I had viral brain infection only last year and asked the question to The Encephalitis society panel of doctors on a q&a session as I was so anxious about it. The advice was take which ever vaccine you are offered and just rest.hope that helps 😊

I don’t know if your son is on blood thinners but apparently you should get bloods tested within a week as the vaccine can mess around with it a bit. I only found out this week and believe it is a new national guideline. I don’t have a head injury but suffered a bleed from an AVM which spontaneously thrombosed.

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Pairofboots in reply to APAscot

Just as a side comment. A bleed is a haemorrhage, a blockage is a thrombosis, which is different from thrombolysis which is dissolving are breaking up a thrombosis. A bleed, or haemorrhage that stop's without intervention is considered to have thrombosed, very much as a scratch scabs over. Sounds a bit like a word puzzle, and wouldn't even attempt to say this after a beer 😘

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APAscot in reply to Pairofboots

Oh, okay. Still don’t understand and didn’t when neurologist explained, but thanks for input. It did stop without intervention, thankfully. Having just checked my notes they state “spontaneous thrombosis “. Thanks for your reply Pairofboots I’m always interested in your replies.

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Pairofboots in reply to APAscot

I wasn't picking, my ex was great at using words that everyone would think that her ailments were far more serious than they were. Like she never had a bruise, it was always a haematoma, an allergy was anaphylaxis etc, so I tune in to technical word's. I'm not saying that your situation wasn't serious, as it was. No offense meant APAscot. Regards....

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APAscot in reply to Pairofboots

None taken Pairofboots. 😀😀. I get where you’re coming from.

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Pairofboots in reply to APAscot

Thank you.

Hi Hetty, surely your son falls into the clinically vulnerable category? Take advice from your GP as to any additional precautions, there are three choices available now, although you may not have a choice, but as soon as you know which is being used have a chat with the GP.

My partner had the OAZ jab in rehab a while back, in February (he has hypoxic brain damage.) Nothing was mentioned at the time, and no negative side effects as far as I know, but this was before there was really any discussion of blood clots etc. Not sure if they will mention it prior to second jab.

Hi Hetty. I spoke to the doctor at the vaccination clinic about possible complications from a brain haemorrhage 9 years ago, plus heart issues. He and a senior nurse insisted it wasn't only safe, but essential, to protect myself from the virus because of my history.

I was sniffly and shivery for three days after the jab (completely painless) but not at all unwell. I and my neighbours had the Pfizer vaccine and all had only minor symptoms. Family members had the AstraZeneca, again with only mild symptoms ranging from slight headaches and tiredness, to shivers and slight stiffness around the vaccine site.

The vaccine is a must for anyone with compromised health as we're at heightened risk of complications from the Covid virus itself...

I'm sure Sam's GP would be able to answer any concerns. Best wishes, Cat x

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Hetty56 in reply to cat3

Thank you for the reassurance - I agree about the importance of the vaccine and I'm glad it went well for you. It seems to be very random over who experiences symptoms - I had mine early in the year (clinical extremely vulnerable) and had no symptoms afterwards but then so many colleagues have suffered greatly following theirs x

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cat3 in reply to Hetty56

Hetty .....I was apprehensive about the vaccine at first but when it came to a choice between a potentially life-threatening virus and possible long term after-effects from the vaccine it was a no brainer.

My 12yr old grandson caught Covid on returning to School after the Spring 2020 lockdown. Normally a healthy, robust child he's been exhausted, unable to face food and plagued with abdominal pain & headaches for months.

He's had many investigations with the only results showing Covid19 antibodies and a vitamin B deficiency (from staying indoors). Paediatricians, A&E staff and his own GP all diagnosed 'Long Covid'. He's just returned to school today.

On the other hand, it seems most folk have only minor symptoms from the vaccine (mine were very minor) whereas after-effects of the virus can can be devastating, Hope this helps a bit more m'love ? Cat x

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Hetty56 in reply to cat3

Thanks Cat. Sorry to hear about your grandson's journey but hopefully his long-term outlook is better x

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cat3 in reply to Hetty56

Thanks so much Hetty.. xx

Just go for it!

I had Pfizer, carried on working although on Day four, I just felt more lazy and tired all day but possibly because I dont give up and am always active.

Other family members had OAZ and were fine, although did comment on tiredness after a few days too. Clearly the body reacting to the innoculation which is exactly as it should.

Whilst Covid affects the lungs, apparently it can also affect blood and thereby the brain. It was said last year but little reported, that as well as ventilators, there was a need for dialysis to ‘clean’ contaminated blood in those who contracted the disease.

Obviously those with more medical knowledge can confirm / deny such matters, but I remain resolute that the jab is worth it.

Just waiting for jab 2 now.

I had a tbi 2 years ago with haemorrhages and blood clots I had the OAZ jab with no real issues

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Hetty56 in reply to jodac

Thanks for the reassurance

Hi Hetty,had mine 28/3, astra zenica knocked me for 6 for about 3 days,shaking cold symptoms etc.mentioned it to my doctor when had appointment following week.she said it was probably because I was run down due to my situation.they gave my son his last Friday,he was on blood thinners anyway( had d.v.t some weeks ago).absolutely no problems with him at all.its a must,everyone needs to have it so don't worryxx

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