Just wondering if anyone else has experienced severe pain, following a pneumonia jab. I had mine, two days ago, and the nurse warned me that my arm might be "a bit sore" and that I might experience flu-like symptoms for a day or two. No flu symptoms, so far, but my arm, shoulder, ribs and neck are incredibly painful, every bit as bad and restricting as PMR, before you get the steroids.
The actual shoulder joint is red, inflamed and too sore to touch; I can barely stand to have clothes on it. My upper arm and elbow are aching and throbbing (I imagine it's how Tom's head feels when Jerry has bashed him, once again!) and my lower arm alternates between aching and numbness.
I googled the pneumonia jab and found quite a few results where patients had experienced similar symptoms. What was interesting was that several sources had mentioned the fact that it was because the jab had been too high up the arm; this was certainly the case for me - it was immediately below my shoulder.
I hope no-one thinks I'm scaremongering, and I'm certainly not writing this with the intention of putting people off having what is, obviously, an important health benefit, but to advise people to check that the injection is not put in too high. Maybe I've just been unfortunate, but I'd hate anyone else to suffer unnecessarily.
Sorry about the moan - off to console myself with a jam doughnut, now!