I feel your pain! I am 76 and had a flu shot Oct 16, 2012 and have had extreme pain ever since. Mine, too, was very high and I commented to the nurse that it seemed like an odd place for a flu shot. Back to the doctor, doctor referred me to an orthopedic doctor since she saw a little arthritis in the shoulder after an x-ray. Orthopedic doctor did several more x-rays and decided my pain must be due to arthritis although arthritis in the shoulder is unusual. Next, I went to an acupuncturist. I will go back to see if there can be some relief. Mine, too, is much worse at night, sleep with my arm on a pillow and literally have to use my other arm to raise it enough to turn over in the night. Have taken a lot of ibuprofin and acetemenophin. Can usually live with the discomfort during the day also. Haven't had cortisone yet - orthopedist wasn't encouraging that it would help. Glad I'm not just 27!! If you find relief, post it please. Good luck!View Thread
I am so petrified after reading your shoulder problem after receiving a flu shot high in your shoulder! I had exactly the same experience a month ago - mentioned that I thought it was an odd place for the shot - and have had agonizing pain in the shoulder ever since. I had been away (enjoying Hurricane Sandy) and was unable to contact my doctor but did immediately upon return. Anyway, after taking a prescription anti-inflammatory (which made me so groggy I could hardly function) with no improvement, went back to the doctor who told me that the site I showed her where I received the shot isn't where a shot would be given. (So, I'm a liar???) When I'm busy during the day, the pain subsides to a place where I can tolerate it but 45 minutes after laying down to sleep, the pain becomes so extreme I can't sleep. I literally have to use my "good" arm to lift my "bad" arm to even move it. I am now doing ibuprofen only (starting tonight) - and need to return to the doc in 2 weeks if it isn't better. I'm afraid I have nerve damage from the location of the shot but of course, there is no inflammation of the area at this point. Thanks for letting me sound off! But it sure is scarry!View Thread
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