Thanks for this posting! I had a TERRIBLE reaction to the flu shot I received over two months ago at my place of employment, and I'm still in pain.
When the nurse plunged the needle into my arm, it was the most painful shot I had ever received. Within 48 hours, my right eye had swollen to the point it was completely closed. The swelling continued to spread to the entire right side of my face--I have pics--I looked like a monster. I didn't initially make the connection to the flu shot, but when I arrived at the hospital, one of the first questions they asked after hearing (and seeing) my symptoms was whether I had received a flu shot within the previous three weeks. They did say at the hospital (anecdotally) that they'd had more severe reactions to this year's flu shots than in previous years. They administered a high dosage of steroids. After three days, the swelling was gone.
However, the severe pain in my arm at the site of the injection has continued unabated. I can barely raise my arm over my head. Simple actions such as putting on and taking off my clothes is excruciating. I also have severe weakness in that arm.
I am a very healthy, fit person. I engage in a variety of sports. I work about 60 hours a week in my full-time job and also have a parttime business. For the most part, I look for natural, holistic treatments and remedies. But this pain is very real and has impacted my life and daily activities. I'm concerned that I'm going to live with this terrible mess created by that stupid flu shot for the rest of my life.
I'm sorry to learn I'm not the only one and wish all well! I will be returning to my doctor this week to see what he recommends since the pain hasn't subsided. I've also reached out to my ex-husband and one of my tenants who are doctors (surgeons) for that little extra, free medical advice.View Thread