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Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:02 AM

I would like to hear from everyone who got booster (3rd vacc). Reaction to 2nd vacc was

medium strong in the tired, aches, felt 150 yrs old. I am particularly interested from those that had that reaction to the second vacc. Tell me your experience with booster. It seems older people generally had less of a reaction, older as in 80'ish. And they seem to not have a lot of problem with booster. I have just read that I qualify now for the booster and I am closer to my 8 months, which I kinda wanted to follow. I will do it on a Friday or Saturday so it doesn't interfere with work but I want hope I won't have the same reaction, whether I do or not. I can then not have trepidation.

Regardless of the reaction from booster, I want it, all for it and excited to get it. I am just hoping number three won't be like number two, but I want honest.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:04 AM

1. I got third Pfizer shot about six months after the second one.

I had the same reaction as with the second one, tired slightly headachy and very mild fever the next day it went away in about a half a day at least overnight. I am 72 years old and a cancer survivor

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:43 AM

17. Exactly the kind of info I want. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:10 AM

2. Tired, flu like symptoms- body aches and fever. Lasted approx 24 hrs

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Response to PortTack (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:43 AM

18. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:12 AM

3. No symptoms at all. Not even sore arm. 72yo. n/t

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Response to Bobstandard (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:44 AM

19. Yea you. Did you have any reaction after 2nd one?

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:12 AM

4. No reaction to Pfizer booster. Day of headache with other two.

Mild case of Covid in Dec. 2020. Headache, loss of taste and smell, and fatigue were only symptoms

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:44 AM

21. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:12 AM

5. I had more of a reaction to the booster than the 2nd shot - still not bad

Sore arm, and for several days I felt feverish. Note that I did not have a fever, I just felt that way.

I'm 68 years old and had the booster about 7 months after the 2nd shot.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:45 AM

22. Interesting. Thanks.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 02:57 PM

88. Same here

Same age, Pfizer 6 months after 2nd shot. Sore arm for about a day, slight headache and felt like a little off the next day, but am fine now.

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #88)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 04:18 PM

94. Yes, I should have added that I'm fine now.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:13 AM

6. I felt like crap for a day

57 years old

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Response to Thtwudbeme (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:45 AM

23. Lol, ya, that was my second one. Did you feel bad after second one?

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #23)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:36 AM

64. Yep!

Hate the shots- but, wouldn't be without them

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:15 AM

7. Just got my 3rd Moderna "booster" yesterday

I did have a reaction to the 2nd shot - not horrible but felt feverish headachy and tired.
Third time around, I just have a bit of a sore arm at the vaccination site - had a headache for about two minutes last night, took some Tylenol, went to sleep and woke up fine - just a stiff arm.

My husband says that he has chills, but is functioning fine. I think he has the chills because a close friend of his told him that they had a reaction - husband is a highly suggestable person.

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Response to Mossfern (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:46 AM

25. This is what I want and want to hear, lol. Thanks

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:16 AM

8. I'm 64 and in good health..

except for a heart condition that puts me in a high risk category. My reaction to the second vacc was 24 hours of hell. I had a fever that Tylenol didn’t kill, chills, diarrhea, extreme fatigue and body aches, and dizziness. I couldn’t read, couldn’t think, just was flat out sick. It took me a couple weeks to really feel like I had regained my stamina.

I had my third shot three weeks ago, along with the flu shot. My reaction was much like my reaction to the first shot. I had a fever of 99-100 for about 24 hours, fatigue, and body aches for about a day and a half, but I was functional. I didn’t really exert myself and spent a lot of time napping and reading, but I was able to cook and enjoy meals and do basic chores. My arm was extra sore, but that’s probably from getting both in the same arm. It really wasn’t bad at all, and I got caught up on my reading.

I wish an easy reaction for you!

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Response to luvs2sing (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:48 AM

27. Thanks for all that. If yawl can't tell, I am such a baby with anything sick. I rarely am so more

chicken than anything else. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:17 AM

9. My reaction was pretty similar to the first two.

Achey arm for a couple of days, a little fever for the first day, and I was just very tired for about three days. I was able to function, but needed to nap and kind of dragged around. From what I've heard from other people, their experiences were also similar to their reactions to the first vaccines. If you were tired and achey last time you probably will be for the booster as well, so you can plan accordingly. I figure it's totally worth it.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:50 AM

28. Incredible the arm pain, but i had same reaction to the shingle vacc. I had only arm sore on first

vacc. It was the second one that hit me.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:54 AM

68. I've been putting off the shingles vaccination. Is it bad?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #68)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:23 PM

71. Five years ago my doctor told me not to bother with shingle, and she was pro vacc. But it was a

different shingle shot and she said not worth it. They got a new shingle shot a while ago, and this is suppose to be much better. It was not bad at all, just sore arm for like three days, maybe even more than covid, but so not a deal otherwise. I am very comfortable getting the new shingle. I had someone explain the difference between the then and now and sounded well worth it. Get the second like 6 months after the first.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #71)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:25 PM

72. I think I'm putting it off because Medicare doesn't pay for it for one thing

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Response to Walleye (Reply #72)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:31 PM

74. Wow, no way. I hear it is expensive. My Kaiser paid for mine.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #68)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:21 PM

92. Shingles vaccine - two days with sore arm. Actual shingles - only 2 lesions - miserable

for a week. I was lucky. When the first shingle was blistering I went to doc and started anti-viral med on about 3rd day after I noticed it. The anti-viral stopped the progression so I had only two lesions, but they *hurt*.

You know the TV commercial where the man has a big red patch on his stomach with a lot of lesions? He calls the lesions "Bob" and his wife complains about listening to him complain? I tell her she's a jerk every time that commercial is on.

Maybe I got off easy with the vaccine side effects, but I'd take the shingles vax over actual shingles anyday.

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Response to Earthrise (Reply #92)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:27 PM

96. How long ago did you get it? They have a new one and I wonder if that makes a difference.

I have no idea the shingle shot could cause shingle lesions. I hear they are painful. Mine didnt. Glad I didn't know so I did not even consider that.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #68)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:22 PM

120. I had shingles

You do not want shingles.

It was horrific. I had on the upper inner thigh area.

You don’t want shingles, trust me.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #120)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:23 PM

121. Thanks. I think you talked me into it. I did have a terrific case of chickenpox as a little girl

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Response to Walleye (Reply #121)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:30 PM

122. It's awful

And it can have lingering effects. I occasionally have what is called postherpetic neuralgia which has markedly decreased over time, but which can produce a variety of annoying sensations. It’s like the worst poison ivy/sumac you’ve ever had - burning, blistering - and gives you little twinges of reminders for a really long time.

Obviously YMMV but I’d rather break my collarbone than go through what I went through.

I was pissed when I found out there was a vaccine. It was never on my radar. I’ve since taken the two-dose vaccine.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #122)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 09:32 PM

123. Thanks. I think that was the kind of kick in the pants I needed. I hate being sick

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:23 AM

10. Age 63. Got Pfizer booster about 3 weeks ago.

I had a strong but short lived reaction to the second shot, and my reaction to the 3rd shot was similar.

Tired, body aches, chills, sore arm.

Reactions did not manifest until around 12 hours after the shot, and the effects went away after 24 hours or so, but it took me a few days to feel back to my old self.

In retrospect, the reactions were no big deal and I'd get another shot in a heartbeat.

Good luck!

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:51 AM

29. 59 and that was my experience. Thanks. and I agree, so jazzed about getting booster.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:05 AM

53. Good for you! i was excited to get it as well and to be honest

The reactions didn't bother me a bit because there is no emotional component to the reactions since you know you are not really sick, and you know you will be feeling better soon.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #53)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:07 AM

56. Right, but I kinda forgot vacc and next day feeling 150 yrs old, I was thinking, man I gotta start

getting on that exercise. Bones were moving kinda slow, and muscle power, lol. Then better two days out and ah man, I am in good shape, don't need that darn exercise. I jest. I work in close quarters with a lot of stupid young people opposing vaccs, now people do wear masks, so that is good. Going into winter, I really want. Thanks

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #56)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:25 AM

60. Just wait to you get to be my age...

you young whipper snapper.

I have big arms without an ounce of fat on them, strong legs with no fat, but fat everywhere else, including my head, and I'm far from in shape these days. Any muscles that I have are "work" muscles and not "gym" muscles. So that means I have a broken body and arthritis and hosed up vertebrae, and I have just about every Covid comorbidity factor that exists.

Protect yourself from Covid. Do whatever you have to do. You're the only one who is going to take care of you.

As a side note, I try to eat well, but I had some apple pie last night with a shit ton of ice cream to celebrate an occasion. That was a goddamn mistake. I'll probably get on the elliptical later, just because of the guilt.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #60)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:30 PM

73. Ha ha, all of 3 or so years, lol. I hear you. A bit of jest because I too have certainly noticed the

loss of muscle and so have to get on weights. I have a done that makes me get out and walk distance twice a day, that is a huge help. But I need those weights. I went in a store and had a hankering for the cheap little lemon pie. Two employees encouraged me to indulge with the words NEED and good for me. Vit C after all. It is all in the moderation. And I will be starting another thread on my trip to McDonalds for a sausage breakfast burrito here in a minute. I eat really well, low calories 5 days a week, one normal and one day whatever I want. It has worked for me, lol. Today is my indulge day. It is all good. Total deprivation just does not work for me. And my weakness is the heated cherry pie with a heap of icecream.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:26 AM

11. No one on DU can offer "hope" as to whether or not you'll have the same reaction.

No one knows how your body will react. Plan for a reaction. Getting the vaccine on a day that won't interfere with work is smart. Don't make any big plans. Have time to rest in case you need it. Have Tylenol in the house (or whatever the person administering the shot recommends).

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:51 AM

30. That is a given, and still I like hearing others experience.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:27 AM

12. 3rd effects were less than 2nd for me (Pfizer)


My second Pfizer made me very achy and tired. The 3rd dose effects were very mild, for me. Ymmv

Also, I got the flu vax in my other arm at the same time, and that arm hurt more later in the day.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:52 AM

31. Coolest and thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:36 AM

13. I just got Pfizer booster yesterday.

Had no reaction, not even a sore arm. My best friend got hers, too, and had a very sore arm last night.

I had no reaction to any of them.

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:53 AM

32. I want your experience, lol. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:37 AM

14. Moderna booster for us.

Wife is immunocompromised and I've got multiple issues that make me at risk. We got our 3rd injection in August. On the advise of our primary physician, we received our 3rd injection in August. Same reaction as the first two. Extremely tired, slight fever, and achy for a couple of days. Then all was well.

Hope this helps.



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Response to Dave in VA (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:53 AM

34. Thank you.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:41 AM

15. Received Pfizer booster earlier this month, felt tired and a bit achy for a couple of days, arm hurt

at injection site, not as bad as the first two shots. Cancer patient.

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Response to sop (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:53 AM

35. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:42 AM

16. For me, same as 1st and 2nd shot. Achy, fatigued the next day.

Took an Ibuprofin - just being lazy for today. Expect it will be gone tomorrow (got the booster yesterday)

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Response to CousinIT (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:54 AM

36. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:44 AM

20. I'm due for my third Pfizer next week

My tattoo artist got his a few days ago and was down for the count.
We're both in our 40s and neither of us really had much of a reaction to the first two (I had a bit of a headache).
I had COVID in July despite double vaccinated. It was an extremely mild case. But I wonder how I'll feel next week.

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Response to róisín_dubh (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:55 AM

38. My son got covid and was 2 vacc of pfiser, very mild. But he was in a home of 2 people with it

unknowingly. I just read an article with two vacc then getting covid, you are ultimate in protected. Add your booster, and yea you. Thank you

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:46 AM

24. I had no reactions to any of the three.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:56 AM

40. Good for you. And with my missed up mind, though I would want that, I would wonder if they

really gave me a shot, lol. I am bad. Yea you.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:09 AM

59. same here. so insignificant that I virtually forgot about it

until I was pulling the band-aid off in the shower next morning.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:46 AM

26. I had a strong reaction to the booster.

I've now had three doses of Moderna. My symptoms included fatigue, muscle aches, chills and sweats (but no obvious fever), headache with the second and third dose, and short-term nausea and vomiting with the third dose. However, symptoms abated more quickly with the third dose.

I didn't prepare properly fir my third dose. I've been dieting and hadn't eaten enough that day. I let myself get dehydrated and after the shot I had my usual Friday night cocktails. (Well, it was Friday night.) Woke up in the middle of the night feeling crappy. Probably mostly my fault.

It's all worth it. I can only imagine how horrible COVID would be. Worth it!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #26)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:58 AM

42. Good info Yardwork. I had the same reaction to second. I will keep your experience in mind

with booster. I hate nausea, that is the worse, so hoping that doesn't happen. Yea, it is well worth it.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #42)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:01 AM

48. I blame the margaritas for the nausea.

If I had it to do over, I would eat healthy food and drink lots of water throughout the day and skip happy hour.

The good news was that I felt fine 24 hours after the booster.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #48)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:03 AM

51. +1. Since starting this new job I have tended to a glass of wine in the evenings. Or two, lol.

I will skip that and good clue in plenty of water. I forget hydration.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:53 AM

33. No reaction to the booster at all.

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Response to Raven (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:58 AM

43. Yea you. I had read that from you earlier, and so many in that thread, kinda why I started this

thread

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #43)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:02 AM

50. I didn't want to rain on the other thread! Lol.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #50)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:04 AM

52. Ha ha. Lol. You saw that. I was hoping but this thread is telling me probably to

expect what I was expecting, lol. I can hope and will be pleasantly surprised if I have no reaction. But as we all concur, well worth it.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:55 AM

37. Had my 3rd a couple weeks ago.

Guess I'm lucky. Only reaction has been a little fatigue after no. 2!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #37)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:58 AM

45. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:56 AM

39. Got my booster yesterday. Tired and aching today. Arm hurts. nt

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Response to GoodRaisin (Reply #39)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:59 AM

46. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:57 AM

41. Received my booster.

Lost a day. (The day after the shot.) I couldn't eat and felt nauseous. But I woke up the next morning, just like new. (Except I think I can hear radio waves, now...jk.)

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #41)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:00 AM

47. lol. No spoons stuck to you? That is great to hear, lol. Anti covid vacc'ers so bad.

They get the flu shot but all outraged with this one. I work in health and the number of calls wanting providers to exempt them from masks and vaccs is incredible.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 10:58 AM

44. No reaction to booster at all

With the first two shots, tired and achy for the rest of the day, sore arm a couple days. Not even a sore arm with the booster. Had the booster last Saturday in case I felt bad, but I could easily have worked all day.

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Response to Cairycat (Reply #44)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:01 AM

49. This. I am going to go in with this attitude. It is something pain in arm, not even close to

end of world, but I have not gotten a lot of shots, so that is a new experience. I got the shingles a couple months ago, and same experience with sore arm.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:07 AM

54. Hello!

Pfizer 1st and 2nd shots, then Pfizer booster. I am well into my 60's and only reaction I felt was a slight headache that would come and go for a few days from each shot. I felt nothing at all after the booster. Hope that helps.

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Response to BeckyDem (Reply #54)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:08 AM

57. Excellent and good for you. Thanks.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:07 AM

55. No reaction to the booster, except for a sore arm for that evening.

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Response to virgdem (Reply #55)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:08 AM

58. +1

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Response to virgdem (Reply #55)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:30 AM

61. Me, too. Had booster last Wednesday, arm ached a little for a day.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:32 AM

62. I had a fairly strong reaction

to the first two Moderna shots. Very, very sore arm and a 100 degree fever for 3 days. My reaction to the 3rd was more mild, just a normal sore arm and one day of slight fever.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #62)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:32 PM

75. Good to hear, this is what I am going for. At least 50% in the mind. I believe.... lol, ;).

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #62)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:53 PM

82. Hoping To Be Like You, But....

...I didn't know Moderna boosters were available yet.
The advisory panel just approved it Thursday, and FDA hasn't made it official yet.
How'd you get it already?
Reason I want to have your experience is that I reacted to the second shot. Fever, myalgia, tired. Fortunately, it lasted only 14 hours. From around 6am to 8pm. At 8, I noticed I felt better, checked my temp & it was back to normal. Woke up next morning like nothing ever happened.
I'm hoping my booster reaction is like your experience, because even though I functioned all day, I'd still like to avoid it.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #82)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:06 PM

104. I got my Moderna booster

about a month ago at the WalMart pharmacy. I have cystic fibrosis and they know it so perhaps they bent the rules, I’m not sure.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #104)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:18 PM

116. Ah! Got It

I'm not a high risk person other than being 65.
But, when FDA says I'm good to go, I'm getting the booster.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:35 AM

63. Got my booster yesterday -- teensy bit sore arm, that's all

Had no side effects from any of the shots, yahoo!

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Response to Lettuce Be (Reply #63)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:33 PM

76. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:36 AM

65. If you're 80ish, it's recommended if it's been at least 6 mos since your last shot.

You should get it ASAP. Just walk into any pharmacy where they're offering them. Don't leave yourself vulnerable any longer than necessary. They are not recommending that eligible people wait until 8 mos.

My 80ish mom didn't have much of a reaction. Just some brief tiredness. I had several hours of running a fever, but okay after that.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #65)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:34 PM

77. +1. I am kinda waiting for Moderna and i guess it was approved yesterday. Need to see where in town.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:40 AM

66. got my 3rd Moderna on the 14th

I had no reaction at all to my 1st Moderna in Feb 2021.

A "mild" reaction to my 2nd Moderna in March 2021. I was down, exhausted, lethargic for 2 days after that 2nd shot. Arm hurt a lot.

Had my 3rd Moderna this past week, on the 14th. Arm was sore and I felt pretty tired the day after. Slept much of the day. Now, Day 2 after, I feel pretty good. Arm only slightly sore.

So I would say that the reaction to the 3rd shot was "less" than the reaction to the 2nd.

BTW, if you have not, you should register with that "V-Safe" program to add your data to the pool.

I'm a 65-yr old Caucasian male.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #66)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:36 PM

78. Moderna here and I figure I will have more experience. I did that with the other shots and

especially the first. I liked that they were doing daily check ups. I got the first in Feb and not as many experiences and maybe more unknown with vacc than we have today.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:51 AM

67. I'm gonna get the booster, and the reaction will be whatever it is.

For the record, my second shot was a motherfucker, and I fully expect the booster to kick my ass as well. If it doesn’t, well then fine. If it does, oh well so what. Beats the alternative.

(EDIT: Wow, that sounded harsh. I ain’t yelling at you. I was trying, and failing, at getting my philosophy across about taking my medicine, without sounding 60 years old…lol.)

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Response to Iggo (Reply #67)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:39 PM

79. Lol I am with you and feel exactly the same. There was a thread where no one was having a reaction,

hence this post since I now get to have a booster. But i agree, right there with you at 60 and working around a bunch of young people not vacc'ed. I want that booster and will tkae what I get just fine.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:58 AM

69. Second was a knockout

Days of aches, chest constrictions that almost had me headed back to injection site, fatigue, long nights of sleep.

Third was painful at injection site for 10 days, light fatigue for a couple days, no fever, lower leg aches. Side effects were 1/4 of the second vaxx, for 1/4 of the duration. So not as bad, for me anyway.

As for the injection in my arm, the first and second used these little thin needles. The third used this whopping 8 inch long gadget with a visibly thicker needle. So I think that was the additional pain during and after injection.

Also of note: my second was just 18 days after the first. That was the min time allowed at the time. That may account for the debilitating reaction. Now I think it's 21 or 24 days min recommended. It is the Pfizer vaxx.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #69)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:43 PM

80. Very interesting post, you should NOT have told me about different needles. Im so needle phobic

The upside on the shot was I didn't even feel the needle. Now I want to start a thread to see if everyone had a bigger needle or just you. I am very glad that yours was 3/4 less than you 2nd. That was bad. Mine was not that level of your second.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:02 PM

70. I'm 80. Pfizer booster 2 wks ago. Arm still a little tender.

To be fair I'm thinking the pharmacist managed to bump something on the way in because getting the actual shot doesn't usually make me wince.

Booster affected me more than 1 or 2. Doc says that is probably a good thing.

Next day a little tired
Day 2 achy fever miserable lethargic - on a stormy day so it worked.
Day 3 still achy but could function fine. No fever.
Day 4 arm still hot and a fat bicep.
Day 5 arm not hot but still fat.
Day 6 just tender.

Yes, I kept a diary.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #70)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 12:45 PM

81. Lol to the yes, diary. Good for you. I am thinking maybe Friday after work so I have two days,

instead of Saturday and only one day. They are bad at work about missing any days.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 01:12 PM

83. No soreness or any other flu like effects but


After the third shot I couldn't play the piano.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #83)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 01:39 PM

84. Did you get a bigger needle too? Lol cause almost all the way thru, I find out from one, not the

little needles of the first two shots, when I could not even feel it but a huge monster of a needle, lol. Ok, not that big.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #84)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:45 PM

113. Insulin dependent diabetic so injections are routine.

Funny thing is I have found that if thrusting the needle with vigor you can hardly feel it or not feel it at all.

Actually more discomfort removing the jab than taking it.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 01:48 PM

85. 3rd Pfizer

Last Friday. I'm mid 50's. No reaction at all. No sore arm, tiredness, yucky feeling. The 2nd one did leave me tired for a day and half. Not this time. Pleasantly surprised as I'd planned on recovery time over the weekend

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Response to Tink41 (Reply #85)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 02:18 PM

86. Excellent. Good for you....

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 02:25 PM

87. booster on 10/6/21

p/f both myself and my wife. I had no discernible reactions. My wife had a sore arm for 3 days and tiredness the same amount of time.

Nothing more to say.

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #87)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:07 PM

89. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:08 PM

90. For the 1st Pfizer I had moderate to painful arm soreness for several days

The 2nd was much easier. Just very mild arm soreness for about 30 minutes. With the 3rd the arm soreness lasted several hours with a mild to moderate pain level. I also slept 10 hours straight that night but I'd had a endoscopy/colonoscopy done the previous day. Plus I also got my flu vaccine 30 minutes after the booster so my extreme tiredness could've been caused by a combination of the lingering side affects from the anesthesia and getting 2 vaccines in 1 day.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #90)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:29 PM

97. What an assault on your body and all in the name of good. Wow, lol.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #97)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:25 AM

125. I didn't plan it that way

It's just the way things worked out. I had to go to Walgreens to get the flu shot and pick up a prescription anyway so I just decided to do the booster so I wouldn't have to make an extra trip later. Not a fun couple of days but it was worth it in the end. I suffered no bad side affects from any of it and got a clean bill of health.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:10 PM

91. For me, each reaction was stronger than the previous.

I got my booster Thursday, and I was utterly miserable
and uncomfortable till last night it started getting better
and today is fine.

I think that's good. It means the shot is working.

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Response to ananda (Reply #91)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:29 PM

98. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 03:26 PM

93. I got the booster 10/06

Had soreness around the injection site. I got the shot in the morning, that night I had chills which went away after I took a couple Tylenol. Next day I was tired and had no appetite. I wasn't nauseous, just didn't feel like eating. Day after, I was back to normal.

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Response to JoanofArgh (Reply #93)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:31 PM

99. Coolest. It is surprising the lain in the arm and how long it lasts.

Though like I said elsewhere, I have not had much experience with shots, so maybe a norm, but between covid vacc and shingles, it is leaving an impression on me.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #99)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:48 PM

103. Yes , it is. My arm was sore for over week this time and I think it was longer when I had my second

shot. The only other shot that made my arm sore was tetanus but that didn't last as long.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 04:58 PM

95. Got both Flu and 3rd Pfizer last Monday evening. No major issues.

Except my right arm was very sore for 3 days. Felt like I got punched by a Tolkien Troll. Pharmacist told me it would be extra sore because I got the flu and 3rd Covid at the same time in the same arm.

(My Doc recommended getting both the flu and 3rd covid at the same time, his opinion is that if you don't, wait at least 6 weeks to get the other as taken together they do not mess with each other, but if you separate them and get one and then the other too soon it could lessen both's effectiveness. I listened to him, I have no skin in the game.)

On Tuesday I felt pretty tired all day...but I work Weekends (40 + hours in 4 days) so Tuesday is my 'Saturday', and work was unusually busy, so it could have been normal tiredness, not from the shots. Hard to say, but by no means was it anything more then an annoyance. Took a bit longer afternoon nap, and went to bed early, I felt fine on Wednesday.

Early 60's, pretty good health considering everything.

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Response to Tommymac (Reply #95)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:33 PM

100. I work in HC and had heard they were getting vaccs at same time. I had not heard the reasoning.

Interesting, thanks for that.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:39 PM

101. I've had all three shots and

had no reaction at all to any of them. None. Not even a sore arm.

78 years old

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #101)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:36 PM

107. I hear that more often than not with older people.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 05:39 PM

102. Got booster (Pfizer) 2 weeks ago. Achy and tired the next day. That's it.

And I also got the flu shot at the same time btw.

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Response to triron (Reply #102)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:37 PM

108. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:27 PM

105. Same kind of flu-like aches that I've gotten with other vaccinations. Last 24 hours.

The original two gave me only arm soreness, but, like I said, I've experienced flu-like aches before. The worst I've ever felt, even comparing real sickness was with a shingles vaccination.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #105)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:38 PM

110. I got shingle vacc a couple weeks ago and go in for the second in about 4 mo. First one only sore

arm.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 06:30 PM

106. Moderna x 3, same effects, sore arm, slight fever, tired for a day, no prob

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #106)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:38 PM

111. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:38 PM

109. No reaction to #3, and no reaction to booster

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #109)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:39 PM

112. Yea you

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #112)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:51 PM

115. Maybe, maybe not:

"... some side effects .. are normal signs that your body is building protection ..."
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #115)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:47 AM

129. I had said that I another post. Though not looking for side effects if I did not have them

I would be wondering if working. I hear you. I really have been consistently hearing older people like later 70's 80's are not feeling the side effects. Just observation, nothing read.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:45 PM

114. Primarily just light fatigue

The second Pfizer dose kicked my ass. This one has just made me tired.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #114)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:48 AM

130. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:21 PM

117. I had a fever, aches & pains with the second. Virtually nothing with the 3rd,

except the usual slightly sore arm.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #117)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:49 AM

131. Two in a row. Cool, hope again. I had resigned myself and now hope, lol.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:22 PM

118. My third shot was pretty rough but it was worth it.

It was actually rougher than the first and second shot. The weird thing is these weird body aches and pains everywhere all ended almost simultaneously at the same time. Then it was over. And I've got three Pfiser shots.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #118)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:51 AM

132. That is interesting. The whatever is higher in Moderna than pfiser so maybe the second one gets

Moderna and the third gets pfiser. That is how my second one was.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 08:46 PM

119. Mild soreness at the injection site for

all 3 shots. Same with my sister, brother in law, 91 year old Mom, all of my friends and family, and the neighbors who mentioned it. No one I know had more than that and I know a lot of people.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #119)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:53 AM

133. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:02 AM

124. I got my 3d Pfizer vax about 2 weeks ago. I scheduled it on a Friday evening

so I would have the weekend to "recover" if necessary. It was not as bad as the second shot! Here are my reactions to the 3 shots:
#1, late December: Arm so sore I couldn't sleep on that side. About 24 hours after injection, sudden onset of extreme fatigue and low grade fever. Fever responded to Tylenol. I felt more or less normal the next day except for sore arm which gradually improved over a few days
#2, mid January. Symptoms came on more quickly, later in the same day. Arm not as sore but had higher temp. Temp fluctuated for about a day and the 2nd night I had nausea and racking chills. Fever "broke" dramatically...I was drenched in sweat but felt better almost immediately and back to normal the next morning.
#3 was more like #1, but arm not as sore. Had booster Friday evening, slept most of Saturday and took Tylenol for mildly elevated temp. Pleasantly surprised that reaction was less robust than for #2.

I should note that I contracted covid on Dec. 9 from a workplace exposure before vaccine was available and was barely recovered and out of quarantine when I had my first vax. I don't know if having already had covid, especially so recently, affected my reaction.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #124)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:55 AM

134. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:31 AM

126. Third Moderna. Sore arm for 3 days.

Beyond that I was fine. It was less painful than the second for me. I had Covid arm (mild) with my second vaccine, and a range of soreness in my arm all 3 times. That's the worst reaction I've had was the second. No, fever or Covid symptoms with any, but the first made me tired and I slept. I attribute this to the stress relief of playing 'Covid lottery' to get a vaccine. It wasn't easy back them, and slots filled in the first few minutes (usually in 3 minutes) at the hubs near me. It was extremely stressful and having it done and out of the way was such a massive release I slept for 10 hours. I usually only sleep 6 hours tops, so this was deeply unusual. It could have been stress release or a reaction to the shot. I'll never know. The second give me Covid arm for 5-6 weeks. The third just made my arm sore for a bit.

As a reference, I had my flu shot and literally two days later am having to poke my arm to feel where it was administered. I'm a vaccine pro at this point. TDAP, shingles and Covid. The measly flu vaccine is nothing by comparison. 😂

The third was less painful (Moderna so more active than pfizer. It was a full dose again for me).

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Response to herding cats (Reply #126)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:58 AM

135. Good stuff. I was surprised with inject area pain and I got covid arm after the first, not second.

I was recommended getting in the other arm next. I didn't get covid arm. I had at least if not more pain in arm from shingle shot. But yes, remember when on that first vacc. I got mine toward end of Feb and that was pretty early. I felt really lucky and huge relief.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 12:39 AM

127. I got my 3rd Pfizer shot on Wednesday

About six months after the second jab of the first round. I also got a flu shot at the same time.

A day later, the Pfizer arm was noticeably more sore than the flu shot one. I felt sleepy and a little bit dazed and foggy-headed. The reaction was stronger than after the second shot back in April, I think. I think it's good to get it on a Friday so you have the weekend to recover. You'll probably want to take naps.

In my case it was not severe and I felt pretty much normal by Friday.

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Response to Withywindle (Reply #127)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:59 AM

137. +1

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:28 AM

128. Different

I had a sore arm from both the 1st and 2nd shots. About two weeks after the first, I started having migraines, which i had not had in over a decade. They died down a bit before the second shot, then picked back up about a week later and continued steadily for a week or two, then tapered off over a couple of months.

This time the site seem was worse (like being kicked in the arm by a horse), but only lasted about 3 days. I had a slight fever for about 6 hours (starting about 18 hours after the booster). Migraines started on day 8, but only lasted a couple of days this time.

65, two cancers (breast and sarcoms), diabetes (under control with diet), Hashimotos disease (autoimmune hypothyroid), obese, physically fit (just rode my bike 150 miles over 2 days)

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #128)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 10:01 AM

138. Migraines are painful, never had them but have heard from so many. Thank you.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #138)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 11:29 AM

140. They stopped completely when I hit menopause.

But I'd had them since I was 4.

It took forever for me to acknowledge that they had to have beeen triggered by the vaccinations, since most reactions show up within 48 hours. But nothing else has changed, and having them again after the booster pretty much confirms it.

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Response to LizBeth (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 09:59 AM

136. Had more side effects with 3rd Moderna than first two

I had a sore arm and fatigue with the first two Moderna shots. With the 3rd shot my arm developed a red swollen rash and every joint on that arm ached from my shoulder down into my hand. I also had fatigue and felt hot like I had a mild fever. I slept and rested the day after the shot--it was better the 2nd day. On the 3rd day I woke up and all symptoms were gone.

I am 64 year old female, obese, with Lupus, Hashimotos thyroiditis and diet controlled diabetes. I've had cancer twice. I had the 3rd shot 5 months after my first two shots. Don't know if any of these are factors in what I experienced but I thought I'd list them. Overall I was pleased I had more side effects than with the first two--I feel it proved my body had made antibodies so the stronger reaction to that 3rd shot.

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Response to indigovalley (Reply #136)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 10:03 AM

139. Thanks for the info. That is the thing, I do not want to experience the owie effect but I also know

it is working having them, lol. Such a quandary. Second one to list Hashimotos disease so now checking that out. I have heard, but do not know about this.

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