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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:42 PM

Did anyone have any reactions after their second moderna shot?

I'm getting my second moderna shot on the 27th.
after my first shot I had a sore arm and some extra fatigue for about a day and a half and that was it.

My ex had about a week of flu symptoms after her second moderna shot.

I'm interested in hearing from anyone who did have any reactions and if you did not have reactions. I realized that we are all different and that we all will react differently.

I intend to stock up on food and prescriptions so that I can just lie low if I do have any problems and ride it out.

I have been told by people who did have reactions that it was worth it to now be fully protected.

I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks

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Reply Did anyone have any reactions after their second moderna shot? (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Mar 2021 OP
LizBeth Mar 2021 #1
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we can do it Mar 2021 #4
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:45 PM

1. Sore arm first shot. 2nd, sore arm x's 10. Fatigue. Muscle and joint soreness. Dizziness. kicked in

12 hours after shits and by 24 hours worse as get, then by next morning, fine. I slept or laid on couch and moved like a 90 yr old

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:45 PM

2. I had my second Moderna shot yesterday.

My arm is a little sorer, but Ibuprofen helps. I haven't had any other symptoms either time.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:48 PM

4. They told us no ibuprofen.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:51 PM

7. I understand that was before the shot. My shot-giver said it was OK after the shot.

I'll look into it further. I would appreciate a link before its time to take another pill.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:52 PM

8. We just got home from getting first shot.

Pharmacist explicitly said NO ibuprofen Tylenol ok.

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Response to Patterson (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:59 PM

16. I was told Tylenol only after the shot.

I think the CDC has changed this recommendation.

Can you take Tylenol or ibuprofen after getting the vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control says that you can take over-the-counter pain medicine, such as ibuprofen (like Advil), aspirin, antihistamines or acetaminophen (like Tylenol), if you have side effects after getting vaccinated for Covid. As with any medication, the CDC recommends talking to your doctor first.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/17/cdc-safe-to-take-tylenol-or-otc-pain-medications-after-covid-vaccine.html

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:46 PM

3. Info and discussion here:

The Second COVID-19 Shot Is a Rude Reawakening for Immune Cells. [View all]
Side effects are just a sign that protection is kicking in as it should.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1228&pid=74719

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:49 PM

5. Yes

I had a sore arm for about three days. It felt like Muhammad Ali abused the heck out of it. I also felt feverish, fatigued, and like I wanted to stay in bed. I took Tylenol and coffee and just pressed through it. I got the shot on a Thursday and was totally normal come Monday. Friday and Saturday were the worst.

I stretched the Tylenol out to about a six or seven hour interval. The side effects werenít so bad that I just couldnít stubborn myself past them to do my day. It just took mental effort.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:50 PM

6. My husband and a friend had their 2nd shot of Moderna

last Friday. Other than a sore arm for 24+hrs, nothing.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:53 PM

9. I had my 2nd Moderna shot two days ago.

During the night of the shot I felt mildly ill, the next day more ill.
Bad headache, dizzy, body aches, loss of appetite, a bit queasy, and very very tired.
No fever or any other symptoms. I have been sleeping a lot. Today I am a bit better,
but still feel dizzy and disoriented. Talking to a friend on the phone today I asked what day it was.

It is not by any means the sickest I have ever felt, but sick enough to stay in bed for two days.

Yes I highly recommend that you have soup, bread for toast, and sprite or ginger ale ready.
I am so dizzy that I would not get into a car and drive.

I was not sure if I would get sick or not, but I made sure I had everything I would need ahead of time. And friends and family have been checking on me.

Edit to add: I forgot to say that I have a very sore arm.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:54 PM

10. Only my 32 year old son and 35 yo son-in-law

The rest of us had sore arms and fatigue. The 2 young guys had headaches, neck aches, fatigue, and chills for over 48 hours. They both took Tylenol the second day when the headache got bad. That helped. I heard that young people react more because they have better immune systems. But then it was over and we are all vaccinated. (BTW, they are healthcare worker and teacher so eligible in Virginia).

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:55 PM

11. Some people do have a reaction. Others do not.

Looks like most have no or few symptoms that are troubling. A few do, though.

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Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:55 PM

12. Both my husband and I had the 2nd Moderna vaccine on

Feb 19th. We were both wiped out for 24 hours with body wide aches and extreme fatigue. Nighttime was the worst as it was hard to sleep not only because of the aches but it made us extremely restless. I also have fibromyalgia so I experienced bursts of nerve pain randomly throughout my body. No fever though. But it all resolved in 24 hours and we have no regrets. Itís amazingly relieving to not worry constantly about coming down with Covid. Of course we are still masking and sanitizing hands.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:55 PM

13. Same as 1st, usual temp of 97.5 went up to 98.8 for a day, arm a little sore for 2-3 days, thats it

Didn't take any meds for it, just usual naps

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:56 PM

14. WE are in our 70s. Both of us have had our 2nd Moderna shot.

We had a sore arm for 2 days, bad not really painful and both of us needed to take a nap on the second day. Nothing else.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:58 PM

15. No Problemas

Second shot 3/2. Wife spent the next day in bed, sleepy but not uncomfortable. I had one instance of light-headed ess and running out of gas during a workout on Day 2, otherwise just fine, and happy to have it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 02:59 PM

17. The moderna vacine side effects were no walk in the park for myself and most others that I know.

Got shot up with the first shot of the Moderna vaccine Jan 17th and second shot Feb 11th. After first shot had the common "flu shot arm" soreness for day 1,2,3. Day 4,5,6 felt like I had been stomped on all over my body, hurting down to the bottom of my feet. Day 7 stopped eating and kept a bucket nearby. Day 8 shaking on and off with 102 deg fever in evening. Morning of day 9 all better, had taken max Tylenol dose over nite. Since then I have had consultations with four med Drs and have asked all if they had any side effects from the Moderna like what I experienced. All responded yes to some discomfort with "moderate" side effects following the 2nd shot, but nothing like I had with the 1st shot. All but one reported chills with fever lasting one or two days following their 2nd shot only. Was not looking forward to that 2nd shot Feb 11 and was bracing myself for the worst. Everyone had said its after the 2nd shot that the side effects show up the most. Got my 2nd at 3PM, got the chills by 9PM and 102.6 deg fever shortly after. Took the Tylenol and over the next two days had just very low fever and moderately sore arm for another week.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 03:06 PM

18. The day after my first Moderna shot, my left kidney had a slight ache

like it was preparing to release a stone to my bladder in a few hours, then all the pain subsided and nothing happened.

I had my second Moderna 2 weeks ago, and have experienced no discomfort whatsoever ever since them.

I'm 74 with COPD, so I consider myself fortunate not to have had a bad reaction to the vaccine. Good luck.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 03:09 PM

19. Sore arm and tired

Lasted about 36 hours. My sister had the same plus mild fever but thatís it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 03:13 PM

20. Felt like a 48 hour bug.

Achy. Tylenol and bedrest.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 03:16 PM

21. My 2nd shot is at the end of March. I did have an odd reaction to the 1st

No pain. A little tired and sleepy.

The surprise is skin shedding. My skin-tags are falling off.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 03:41 PM

22. No problem for me but several coworkers got fever and aches for 1 day

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 03:46 PM

23. I got sick after both doses of vaccine (moderna).

But I'm fine now and looking forward to going to see my mother.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 04:42 PM

24. GF got her second one last week.

She is a RN and went to work the next day. Said it was a ruff day but got thru it and put in 5,500 steps at work. Second day she was fine.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 05:25 PM

25. Moderna #2 last Wednesday morning,

Soreness in arm, but no deep itching like with first dose.

Day 2, low grade fever, intermittent headache and much muscle achy-ness. Oddly my muscle around my first injection tightened. Camped on sofa all day and night.

Day 3, symptoms subsided leaving heavy fatigue.

Day 4 & forward, feeling great!


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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 07:34 PM

26. I may have had

A bad reaction to the first.
I was nervous about getting it anyway
2 days afterward sort of fell apart
Mentally and physically but i also went cold turkey
Off a psych medication,
Was supposed to get second on March 3
Holding off for now.
Maybe just a coincidence.
Waiting to see if i ever feel better....

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 07:55 PM

27. I had my 2nd Moderna this morning.

My arm didn't start to get sore until the afternoon. Had a nice one hour nap and then set myself up on the couch with layers and a blanket over my legs (to combat chills) and watched a couple of shows I'd recorded. Had chicken soup and a sandwich for lunch. Water and ginger ale while watching shows, and going to make some more soup shortly. Not really hungry. Don't feel feverish, but do have more body aches than with the first shot.

The strangest thing happened this morning when I woke up. My knee replacement knee had stiffened up and I could barely walk. This was several hours BEFORE the shot. Normally I would take Tylenol arthritis for joint pain, but I didn't because I've read it's not good to take it prior to the shot. Just put ice on/off it until time to leave for shot. I discussed whether to take it after the shot with the nurse and she said unless I have side effect symptoms, don't. So, I've been rotating ice packs on my knee to settle the inflammation down on it.

I wonder whether the knee inflammation is a long term side effect from the first shot? While I've had occasional tightness in that knee since the surgery almost four years ago, I've never had it stiffen up so suddenly and painfully on me. I couldn't even walk on it when I got out of bed. Had to limp down to the front door at the other end of the house to get my cane out of the umbrella stand!

Time for some soup and another ice pack on the knee, which is much better than it was this morning.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 07:58 PM

28. 36 hours of flulike symptoms after the second.

I knocked myself out and slept. The temp (100.5) broke in the middle of the night and I was fine.

Iíd do it again today.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Mar 15, 2021, 11:37 PM

29. I had similar side effects to both doses.

Temp nearing 102. Chills out of proportion to the fever. Fatigue and general achiness. The achiness was worse with the second one - especially my hips. Nausea with the first one but not with the second. I did not go to work the next day, both times. I'm a nurse practitioner in a pediatric office, and we are not supposed to go to work with fevers. About 36 hours of symptoms both times.

Large roughly rectangular area of redness in my arm after the second dose - about 2 inches wide and got to be 5 inches long. Quite itchy.

I also noticed a metallic taste in my mouth. That is resolving. No loss of taste or smell.

I had the virus itself in early December, and those symptoms, which came and went for 10 days, were somewhat milder than those from the vaccinations. I figure my immune system, having already battled the actual virus, responded to the first shot as if it were the second one.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Mar 16, 2021, 12:59 AM

30. Well, my dick got thicker and longer, my wife isn't complaining though...

Sorry, couldn't resist. With all the threads, concerns about side effects...and reading bullshit on facebook, decided to have a bit of fun.

My sister who is in remission of cancer and mom who is disabled both had their shots....and side effects, same as the flu shot, sore arm for a day. Nothing else.

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