I am a 42 yo woman. I got my flu shot about 1 1/2 weeks ago. The top part of my shoulder started hurting the day after my shot. I noticed it first in bed. It still hurts sporadically today. Pain radiates from the shoulder to the elbow and also sometimes from the elbow to the hand. Sometimes there is numbness in the hand. Sometimes it is my elbow the aches.
It usually hurts when I'm sitting upright, (like at a table eating). It seems to be staying the same or very slowly getting better. I haven't seen the doc for this yet but will go tomorrow. As such haven't had any meds but putting heat on my shoulder takes the pain away. Also I noticed that when I ride a stationary bike the pain spikes at first. If I stay on the bike over 10 minutes then the pain goes away or I don't notice it, (as my heart rate increases). Also ibuprofen seems to help. I take two when the pain flares up at night. After about 20 minutes I feel more comfortable.
I have had frequent muscle and joint pain before this, as I'm pretty athletic, but it has always been in the lower body as I am a cyclist.View Thread