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Discussion: Side effects

in: Spike; Spike > 2021-04-15

Apr 15, 2021 10:45 PM # 
Cristina:
Does this mean you felt fine when you went to bed and slept okay but felt a bit rotten when you woke up?
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Apr 15, 2021 11:28 PM # 
Spike:
I felt fine, but sleepy, when I went to bed. I had a headache when the birds started chirping in the morning.

Right now I feel ok, but it is like I have jet lag. Just kind of fuzzy but not bad.

Mary was basically fine all day (though she took a nap after work). I read somewhere that older people have fewer side effects. Maybe that's why Mary had things a lot easier than I did.
Apr 15, 2021 11:38 PM # 
Pink Socks:
What time did you get the shot on Wednesday? I'm getting my Pfizer #2 at ~2:40pm on 4/28 and I was wondering when I should expect to feel not great.
Apr 15, 2021 11:44 PM # 
Spike:
I got my shot at 2 p.m. yesterday. I think the side effects vary so much that it is hard to know what to expect. I suppose you won't have anything for maybe 6 hours or so.

I know people who have had nothing more than a slightly sore arm.

After the first shot I had a hard time sleeping and my arm was sore. This time, my arm wasn't sore.

After the first shot I felt a little bit tired. I took a nap the next day for about an hour. I tried to go for a run the day after that. I'd planned to run for 90 minutes and cut that short (and moved even slower than usual). I took a walk in the evening and moved very slowly.
Apr 15, 2021 11:58 PM # 
Pink Socks:
After my #1 (at 2:48pm), I felt noticeably more tired when I woke up the next morning, but once I got up, I felt completely normal, except the sore arm, which made rolling over while sleeping a bit uncomfortable.

I'll see about planning child care on 4/29 just in case.
Apr 16, 2021 12:18 AM # 
Cristina:
I scheduled Melissa's #2 about 30 hours before mine just in case we both feel rotten afterwards. Hopefully that's enough so that at least one of us is chipper for picking up/dropping off Lukas those days no matter how we're hit.

My dad felt a little off after his second shot but my mom was down for the count for about 24 hours. She couldn't even cook (her favorite activity), so my dad was faced with the terrifying prospect of having to make dinner. He heated up some kind of frozen thing from Trader Joe's, thus saving both from starvation.
Apr 16, 2021 12:21 AM # 
peggyd:
I guess I'm glad I'm "older," as I didn't have a bad reaction to Pfizer #2. Mostly a sore arm, headache (but I am prone to them so very common thing) and some upper body aches.
I must be older than Cristina's parents ;-)
Apr 16, 2021 12:56 PM # 
igoup:
I have only a handful sample size but in all cases of M+W couples the women faired better than the men.
Apr 16, 2021 2:43 PM # 
Nev-Monster:
I hope the Royals game helped make you feel better as well.
Apr 16, 2021 3:31 PM # 
gail:
igoup, not in this household. I had a fever etc, Peter had a bit of a sore arm, but I had Moderna, and Peter had Pfizer.
Apr 16, 2021 5:50 PM # 
Spike:
Royal's wins always reduce side effects.
Apr 17, 2021 12:04 AM # 
maprunner:
I had a mild reaction. Got really sleepy around 3 pm the next day, made it to 4 pm (last work meeting) then took a two-hour nap. I was also very thirsty, and hungry, then craving salt, for a day and a half. Gave me a good excuse to eat every two hours :)
Apr 18, 2021 9:15 PM # 
bubo:
I got my #1 AstraZeneca on Friday morning 9:40. The day was normal but felt tired in the evening and went to bed a bit earlier than usual. Warm and feverish during the night and slept badly. Sore arm and a bit tired the day after - a one hour nap in the afternoon - but otherwise quite normal.
Apr 19, 2021 5:58 PM # 
Spike:
@bubo Glad to hear you got a vaccine. Do you have to get a 2nd AstraZeneca shot?
Apr 21, 2021 8:43 PM # 
bubo:
Yes, the effect is good already with one shot - better than most others I´ve heard - but I will get a second shot in July appr. 12 weeks after the first. Arm still a bit sore but no other side effects.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is given strictly to 65+ at the moment with other vaccines for the young ones.

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