Flu jab and pneumonia : Iam et jak2 positive on... - MPN Voice

MPN Voice
5,450 members7,326 posts

Flu jab and pneumonia

Elab
Elab

Iam et jak2 positive on 45mg interferon or pegasys ( still cant remember).

Yesterday morning I went for my flu jab and was told I need pneumonia jab too. So had two at the same time.

Felt fine till late afternoon then I started feel achy etc. Could not sleep all night and this morning have fever and Felt v cold. Temperature 38.4 .

It's probably side effect of my jabs but wondering if anyone had some similar symptoms after jabs.

Any advice pls.

I have my window open, Iam not wrapped up and drinking loads of water.

Many thanks

Ela

6 Replies
oldestnewest

Oh,yes!Around 1-3 days after I can have a little reaction.I know it now,so I plan to not go away or so......No worries.

Elab
Elab
in reply to Swede

O thank you, that was my first flu/pneumonia jab so wasn't really sure what to expect.

Not a nice feeling.....but Iam bit more optimistic after your message. Thank you.

Hi. Yes. I'm guessing your experience has been due to the pneumonia jab.

I was lucky enough to receive my pneumonia jab alone because the flu one hadn't arrived yet. My experience of that was the same as yours plus the inability to use the arm in which I had received the injection. I was in agony, mainly in my arm, which I could no longer lift or use due to the immense pain in the muscles. It took a week to return to my new normal. My arm had swollen up and my eyes itched.

I decided that the severe reaction was probably as a result of being on Pegasys. I don't know if I was correct but I should have had my flu jab on Saturday but couldn't face it because I do my Pegasys injection on Friday nights and didn't want to take the chance. I am now fine, so you probably have no need to worry and Im now protected for about 15 years (or 5 for us). 'Always look on the bright side of life... ' All the very best. Penelope

Elab
Elab
in reply to JackLina

Hi, thank you for your message,

Yes my arm is very sore and swollen. Called sick this morning as I couldn’t face work today.

In bed....so bored. Temperature still high but slightly lower than yesterday.

Hoping for speedy recovery .

Hope you are all good and feeling ok

Take care

Ela x

JackLina
JackLina
in reply to Elab

Thank you. the pneumonia symptoms wore off after a week and haven't returned but almost everything was on the leaflet I was given at the time under side-effects. I hadn't expected ALL of them though, as I'm now used to ignoring that list and waiting to see what happens before referring to the warnings! Hope you're soon back to norms. ATB

Elab
Elab
in reply to JackLina

Thank you.

Speak soon

Ela

You may also like...