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Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:52 PM

Today I found out that I've had a slight reaction to the Moderna vaccine.

The link and the photo tell the story.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/01/27/covid-arm-moderna-vaccine-rash-harmless-side-effect-doctors-say/4277725001/?fbclid=IwAR3v2MmsNH4Vz9CWd_WYYWT-YOPzIUeNqzP6_Xlv-bKbmUKkie3_uv9WNyk



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Reply Today I found out that I've had a slight reaction to the Moderna vaccine. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 OP
MLAA Feb 2021 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #5
dawg day Feb 2021 #18
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #20
Budi Feb 2021 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #6
Budi Feb 2021 #8
KewlKat Feb 2021 #3
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #7
lpbk2713 Feb 2021 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #10
lpbk2713 Feb 2021 #16
SunSeeker Feb 2021 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #12
Callalily Feb 2021 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #13
Niagara Feb 2021 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #17
Niagara Feb 2021 #29
3catwoman3 Feb 2021 #35
KatyMan Feb 2021 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #19
KatyMan Feb 2021 #24
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #39
BComplex Feb 2021 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #22
BComplex Feb 2021 #23
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #25
MineralMan Feb 2021 #53
roamer65 Feb 2021 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #31
roamer65 Feb 2021 #32
IBEWVET Feb 2021 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #33
oregonjen Feb 2021 #28
roamer65 Feb 2021 #30
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #34
malaise Feb 2021 #36
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #40
mvd Feb 2021 #37
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #41
DavidDvorkin Feb 2021 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #43
xmas74 Feb 2021 #42
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #45
PufPuf23 Feb 2021 #44
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #46
PufPuf23 Feb 2021 #47
birdographer Feb 2021 #48
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #49
womanofthehills Feb 2021 #50
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #51
brooklynite Feb 2021 #52
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #55
Generic Other Feb 2021 #54
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 2021 #56
karin_sj Feb 7 #57
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 7 #58
Wawannabe Feb 8 #59
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 8 #60
Nanjeanne Feb 8 #61
CaliforniaPeggy Feb 8 #62

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:54 PM

1. Take care, dear CalPeg!

Hope it passes quickly. I think chocolate will help!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:57 PM

5. Thanks so much, my dear MLAA!

The article does say that there's no danger from this little reaction. Heck, it doesn't even itch!

And there's almost nothing that chocolate doesn't help.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:08 PM

18. A friend told me she had bad chills the next day.

I hope all the reactions are pretty minor. I'm scheduled for TOMORROW!

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Response to dawg day (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:12 PM

20. I hope the same for you: nothing but minor reactions at the most!

I had no energy for a couple of days, but that's gone now, long since.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:54 PM

2. Yikes! That would worry me too.

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Response to Budi (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:58 PM

6. Thank you, dear Budi! I was a bit worried until I looked it up. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:59 PM

8. Yes. Says it's harmless, & do get the second shot

Well. Ok then.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:56 PM

3. We're about to get our Moderna shots. Thanks for the info.

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:59 PM

7. You're welcome, my dear KewlKat! I looked it up since I hadn't heard anything about it. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 03:57 PM

4. Thanks for the heads up.



I think that's the only one now available from my county health dept.
I've been on the list for about a week.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:01 PM

10. You're very welcome, my dear lpbk2713!

Since it's more common in females, I suspect you won't have it--but you might.

I was quite tired for a couple of days right after getting the vaccine, but that's long gone. Now, it's just the blotch, which isn't even itchy!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:06 PM

16. I was achey and feverish in November.



And that was two months after I'd had my regular flu shot. So I'll never
know if that was the only experience I will have with Covid-19 or not. I
didn't see a doctor about it because it started on a Friday and it was all
better by Monday morning.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:01 PM

9. Ouch. Looks like swelling too. Let us know how long it took to go away.

The story says it usually goes away in 24 hours.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:04 PM

12. Not to worry, my dear SunSeeker. There's no pain or even itching!

And it hasn't gone away--I just found it last night, just a week since I'd had the vaccine. I suspect it might take a while to disappear, but I'm not worried.

I posted this since I hadn't heard anything about this happening, and I thought all of you should be aware of it, on the off chance that it might happen to one of you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:03 PM

11. Glad that you got your vaccination.

You know Peggy, if you get a reaction, then you know it's working! Yeah!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:05 PM

13. Exactly right, my dear Callalily!

It's definitely working!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:05 PM

14. I'm so sorry my dear, CAPeggy.

Could you call your GP and and ask if it's safe for you to take Benadryl after receiving the vaccine? If your allergic to Benadryl, perhaps an anti-rash ointment make help.



Here's to a speedy relief for you.

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Response to Niagara (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:08 PM

17. Aw, thank you, my dear Niagara! I'm not at all itchy, and haven't had any since I got the vaccine.

The only reason I found the spot was when I was showering and I caught a glimpse of it in the mirror!

I posted the photo and the link in case anyone here had experienced this and didn't know what to make of it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:27 PM

29. You're welcome, CAPeggy.

I'm glad to hear it's not bothersome for you.




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Response to Niagara (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:51 PM

35. If a rash is not causing any symptoms, there is...

...no need to do anything just for the sake of doing something.

Over my years in pediatrics, I have coined the term “benign neglect.” Benign neglect is often very effective as long as we are patient enough to use it long enough.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:06 PM

15. I had the Pfizer a week ago

and I did have a reaction later that evening--body aches, headache, a bit of nausea. But it happened overnight so I slept through most of it, and tbh it wasn't that big of a deal. No different than the reaction a lot of people have to the flu shot. Was right as rain in the morning and have been ever since.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:10 PM

19. I'm glad you're feeling good now, my dear KatyMan!

It just means the vaccine is working, and that's a good thing.

My blotch means the same thing: the vaccine is working.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:18 PM

24. Thanks very much!

I always wanted a "My Dear.." from our wonderful California Peggy.
Glad you're feeling fine.

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Response to KatyMan (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:36 PM

39. Awww...thank you, my dear KatyMan!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:12 PM

21. One of our other duers also got that.

It was either MineralMan, or EdHopper, or one of our other prolific posters. Maybe they'll pop back up here and commiserate.

I hope you get past it safely and quickly, CaliforniaPeggy! I'm getting the Moderna vaccine on Thursday at 11:02 a.m. I'll let you know if I get the rash, too. I usually react to everything.

Edited to add: It was DavidDvorkin

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215030400

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Response to BComplex (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:15 PM

22. Thanks for letting me know, my dear BComplex!

I hadn't heard about them.

I feel fine, actually. The damn thing doesn't even itch!

Best of luck with yours! Please let us know if you get this odd little reaction. It's not very common, apparently.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:16 PM

23. I just added the thread as an edit to my previous post, CalPeg.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:19 PM

25. Thanks for doing that! Very informative post.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:21 PM

53. Wasn't me. I'm still waitlisted.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:23 PM

26. That means a robust immune reaction.

👍👍

It also means if you had caught the virus, it would have been rough for you.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:29 PM

31. Well, that's good news! And thank goodness I haven't caught the virus!

I have been very careful!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:30 PM

32. ..

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:26 PM

27. Wife and I got the first

just a bit sore. the second however might be different. Two friends had the second and felt crappy for a day and then ok.We get our second on the 5th so will see.

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Response to IBEWVET (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:31 PM

33. Forewarned is forearmed!

Hope both of you do well the second time around.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:26 PM

28. Had that same reaction after my shingles shot

It’s concerning, but after a Google search, it was a common reaction.
Thanks for the heads up!
Looking forward to when I can get my shot, someday soon, hopefully.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:27 PM

30. I am thinking of Shingrix later this year.

Everyone I’ve met who has had shingles has said you DO NOT want them.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:33 PM

34. And thank you for the heads-up, my dear oregonjen!

I didn't know that about the shingles shot and now I do.

I hope you can get the vaccine soon, too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 04:58 PM

36. Take care My Dear CaliforniaPeggy

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Response to malaise (Reply #36)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:38 PM

40. Believe me, my dear malaise!

I sure am taking care!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:04 PM

37. Hi Peggy - sorry to hear about the reaction

Glad you have had only a mild reaction, however. It is well worth it to be vaccinated. The snow here has messed up my doctor’s schedule, but I will be getting my vaccine soon. Hoping for the best.

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Response to mvd (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:40 PM

41. Thank you, my dear mvd. It's a very minor reaction, tbh!

But since I hadn't heard anything about this reaction, I decided to do a little research, and the article attached answered my questions completely.

I expect you'll be just fine!

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:42 PM

43. Indeed it does, my dear DavidDvorkin!

BComplex, in a post up thread, had added your OP so I got to see that too.

Thanks for chiming in!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:41 PM

42. A week after my second and I still have it.

Red, itchy, about 5 inches but no longer swollen

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #42)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:45 PM

45. I'm sorry you had the itchy side effect!

Sounds as though your immune system is working overtime. I'd be tempted to take something (oral or topical) to stop the itch.

Hope it passes very soon.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:44 PM

44. Made me look at my upper left arm !!!

I had the first Moderna shot last Wednesday.

Such a non-event is when took a shower that evening noticed a bandage and my arm and my mind went to "where did that come from" before recalling the shot that morning.

Now I am wondering if there are some side effects. My appetite has been way off ever since, nothing tastes good. Also have a weird sort of "anxiety", just can't get comfortable and need Ambien to sleep.

I am a senior citizen that had chemo for NHL in 2018 and surgery for a different cancer in January 2020 and have a variety of other risk factors.

My general medical provider is the Indian Health Service that receives the vaccines separate from the county and state (note I am not Native American but live in an IHS service area).

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #44)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 05:48 PM

46. I suspect your side effects are part of the normal ones, but I'm not sure.

If I were you, I would give my MD a call and report what you're experiencing. Just to be on the safe side, and in light of your risk factors.

And I sure hope you'll be feeling much better very soon!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #46)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:43 PM

47. Thank you. Don't think its a big deal. Just some discomfort

that may or may not be from the shot.

Enjoy you here over the years.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 06:52 PM

48. That is what my last flu shot did to me

for the first time. In fact, the red covered most of my arm above my elbow. And now, 4 months later, I still have a red mark where the needle went in. No other lasting effect. I'm anticipating having the response you have to this one. At least you got the shot!!!

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Response to birdographer (Reply #48)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 08:11 PM

49. Wow, I've never heard of a flu shot doing that. Always a first time, though.

And you bet I got the vaccine! I'm going to get the second dose too. No sense not getting it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:03 PM

50. Some on TicToc had a reaction like this but it covered more of their arm

Said they had cellulitis and needed to go on antibiotics. If it spreads any further I would call a doctor. Any time a needle is stuck in your arm you have a very small chance of getting cellulitis.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:07 PM

51. Ah, thanks for the info!

I very much doubt that this is cellulitis. It's not one bit itchy or scaly. It just sits there, looking slightly more pink than the rest of my arm!

I'm a retired RN, and believe me, I will call my doctor if anything else shows up.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 1, 2021, 09:19 PM

52. My friend Laurie Garrett experienced something like that...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #52)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:30 AM

55. It's a bit unnerving until you find out just what it is! Hope she's OK. ♥

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:18 AM

54. An extra dose of Fauchi ouchie!

As long as no hair grows on the palms of your hand...you're good.

Does it itch? I sometimes have these kind of minor reactions. They usually go away after a day or two.

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #54)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 02:32 AM

56. Actually, it hasn't hurt at all, nor itch!

I only discovered it when I glanced in the mirror after my shower. Then I saw it! And then I wondered where on earth did that come from?

And no, no hairy palms for this chickie!


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 11:52 AM

57. My mom had the same thing

We got our first shots on Jan 22. I had a worse reaction that occurred the day after (swelling, arm pain, muscle pain, fatigue, low-grade fever), but it wasn't that bad and it went away the following day. My mom, who is 91, had some arm pain and fatigue, but that was it. After about a week, she had the itchy arm/rash (not as bad as yours though). It's lasted a long time, but I put cortisone cream on it the other day and the itching went away.

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Response to karin_sj (Reply #57)

Sun Feb 7, 2021, 12:26 PM

58. I'm glad you're both better!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 04:27 PM

59. A heart and a hope

That you are doing well!



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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #59)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 05:07 PM

60. Aw, thank you, my dear Wawannabe! And here's a heart for you!

I am doing quite well, thanks. The pink blotch on my left shoulder is slowly going away.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 05:09 PM

61. Getting mine (Moderna) on Wednesday. Now I won't panic if I see something similar. Hope you

are doing better now!

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Response to Nanjeanne (Reply #61)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 05:10 PM

62. It's just a pink blotch and I am doing very well, thanks! ♥

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