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Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:17 AM

Day 3 Moderna

Second shot hit me yesterday. Chills, fever aches, the whole deal! Better today, just a brain fog and hot flashes, no energy. Totally worth it though. Thank you Joe! Look out grandkids, here come Grammy and Papa!

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Reply Day 3 Moderna (Original post)
snowybirdie Mar 2021 OP
PJMcK Mar 2021 #1
msfiddlestix Mar 2021 #2
CTyankee Mar 2021 #3
frazzled Mar 2021 #8
CTyankee Mar 2021 #11
Siwsan Mar 2021 #4
MiHale Mar 2021 #18
Arkansas Granny Mar 2021 #5
roamer65 Mar 2021 #14
Cousin Dupree Mar 2021 #6
roamer65 Mar 2021 #15
Cousin Dupree Mar 2021 #38
roamer65 Mar 2021 #40
Hortensis Mar 2021 #7
woodsprite Mar 2021 #9
snowybirdie Mar 2021 #10
MiHale Mar 2021 #20
Raftergirl Mar 2021 #37
roamer65 Mar 2021 #12
Pugee Mar 2021 #13
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2021 #16
NNadir Mar 2021 #17
BlueJean Mar 2021 #19
bluestarone Mar 2021 #21
Mad Lib Mar 2021 #22
phylny Mar 2021 #32
Nasruddin Mar 2021 #23
Texin Mar 2021 #24
Pacifist Patriot Mar 2021 #43
BobTheSubgenius Mar 2021 #25
mbusby Mar 2021 #26
Nanjeanne Mar 2021 #27
jmbar2 Mar 2021 #28
Ligyron Mar 2021 #29
Name removed Mar 2021 #30
grantcart Mar 2021 #31
Shanti Shanti Shanti Mar 2021 #33
roamer65 Mar 2021 #41
world wide wally Mar 2021 #34
roamer65 Mar 2021 #42
birdographer Mar 2021 #35
tavernier Mar 2021 #36
EndlessWire Mar 2021 #39

Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:24 AM

1. The same thing happened to me

About 10 hours after dose #2, I got really sick for about 12 hours then I felt fine.

So glad you're both vaccinated! Enjoy your grandkids.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:25 AM

2. Day 4 for me

The only thing I experienced was a little fatigue a few hours after the shot. Actually more than just a little, enough for a good nap.

I'm so grateful I haven't experienced any of the other symptoms, but sorry you experienced it. Glad to see you've recovered.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:29 AM

3. hubby and I had two Pfizer shots. We have been fine.

I haven't heard as many complaints about the Pfizer. Hope it's gonna work...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:39 AM

8. I got the full whammy with the 2nd Pfizer

Wasnít expecting to, because my sister and brother-in-law didnít. But the fever, chills, aches, etc. subsided after 24-36 hours later.

I think it all depends on your internal chemistry. I kept thinking: this sucks, but it shows my immune system is really kicking in!

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Response to frazzled (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:46 AM

11. I wonder what's different between folks who didn't and folks who did have those chills and fever.

We are 80 and 81, respectively. We have almost been shut-ins since the pandemic hit. Maybe that has something to do with it...

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:29 AM

4. I was talking with my tax preparer. He had the same experience with Moderna.

As did my brother and one of my former bosses. One of my cousins got 'covid arm' along with the other after effects. And they all said it was well worth it.

I had absolute no side or after effect from the first Pfizer jab. I get my second on the 18th.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:25 PM

18. Your two days ahead of me...

Get 2nd shot on the 20th. No bad effects from 1st. Keep us posted on your 2nd.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:32 AM

5. Day 2 for me. Yesterday was feeling feverish, headache and fatigue.

My arm was sore, but that went away. If I didn't know what was happening, I would have thought I was coming down with something. Took aspirin, drank fluids and rested.

Today I still feel tired, but the feverish feeling is gone. Spent the night pulling covers up and throwing them off again.

At no time did I feel terrible. The relief I feel far outweighs any discomfort I had.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:49 AM

14. I was fatigued for about a week.

4 days to go now till 2 weeks after second shot.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:32 AM

6. Last week I got Pfizer vaccine #1. Two days later, could barely walk. Ached all over.

Every joint in my body hurt. Couldnít sleep, I hurt so bad. Lasted about 24 hours. Iím kind of afraid to get #2.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:50 AM

15. Did you possibly have COVID?

A lot of people who have had the virus react stronger to the first shot. For them, the first shot is a lot like the second for people who have not had the virus.

Either way you are doing the right thing by getting vaccinated!

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 03:07 PM

38. Well, I suddenly lost taste and most smell about 5-6 weeks ago. No other symptoms.

Got Covid tested three days later, and it was neg. Taste and small are still off. I believe that I probably did have it.

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Response to Cousin Dupree (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 03:37 PM

40. Could be.

You got the nasal virus test, not the antibody test I take it?

Good news is you will now have antibodies galore via the vaccines. Second viral infections are far worse than the first, as they are finding in Brazil.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:37 AM

7. So great. Not much longer.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:40 AM

9. Hubby and I just signed up for our shots in DE. Not sure if it's Moderna or Pfizer.

Certainly not looking forward to it, but want to get it over with. I had a reaction to the pneumonia shot last year (arm swelled from shoulder to wrist, red itchy rash between shoulder and elbow). Flu shot has always been fine. I'm just coming off a 10-day course of Bactrim for a raging kidney infection, and was on the phone to the medline last night - swollen lymph nodes in neck, a lip that looked like a bad Botox job, and a 99.2 fever). They told me to take 2 Benadryl and monitor. This morning, swelling is down, no fever, but I have a fine red rash over my shoulders, chest, and thighs.

Wish me luck on my first COVID shot on Monday.

Probably shouldn't have scheduled the 2nd on for the day before my B'day....

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:41 AM

10. Good luck

The relief you feel will be wonderful!

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:29 PM

20. Good luck...

May sound strange but I hope you donít need any luck...cuz itíll all be dandy!

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 02:54 PM

37. Fyi

Bactrim can be nasty. I got a terrible reaction from it. Iíll never take it again,

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:47 AM

12. It's a SARS vaccine, not a flu one.

I actually fared better that I was expecting.

Better than being in an ICU on a ventilator!!!!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:48 AM

13. Thanks for sharing your experience

I got the first Moderna this week. Guess I will see what the second one brings soon

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:53 AM

16. Congratulations

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 11:55 AM

17. My #2 is tomorrow.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:28 PM

19. I got the second Moderna vax,

18 hours later I had tremendous fatigue, a 101 fever, really bad arm pain with swollen lymph nodes and it had triggered my RA. Felt like hell for four days. But I recovered now.
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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:29 PM

21. Day after our (wife and myself) second shots. (Moderna)

Thankful for ONLY slightly sore arms. Nothing else here. Hope you do fine!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:37 PM

22. 2 Weeks After 2nd Moderna

My only reaction was a sore arm at the injection site. Similar to the minor discomfort from a tetanus shot although it lasted a few more days than that. My wife got her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine with not significant reaction. Please, get the shot!

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Response to Mad Lib (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 01:38 PM

32. Our experience is similar.

After our first Moderna vaccine on 2/8, we both fell asleep and slept for two hours. Our second vaccine was Monday, 3/8. We had sore arms and a few muscle aches the day of and after. A bit of fatigue as well. Now, we're doing fine.

What a fantastic thing science, scientists, researchers, and medical personnel have brought to our society!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:40 PM

23. Bad reaction

I'm 2 weeks from Moderna #2 & I had a terrible reaction to it.
First one, not too bad; sore arm mostly.
2nd one, I am just now recovering from the pneumonia that kicked in a few days after shot #2.
Very hard to explain pneumonia: no sinus trouble, no cold, no flu, tested negative for covid, practically no exposure to anything from anybody in the world, no sickness in the household, no swallowing problems ....

That is/was as bad or worse than a typical covid infection as far as I can tell. I can only hope that this vax keeps me from getting a lung - attacking version of covid or long covid, but as preventative of a typical illness, it was a bust.

So far no one is willing to look deeper into what the cause is (presumably a bacterium ran wild for the actual infection, but who knows). Hoping it will just continue to go away. It's going to be a while for recovery.

I'm telling people to push for the J&J. At least you're only spinning the Russian roulette wheel once with these EUA vaccines.


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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:42 PM

24. Did you take Tylenol or ibuprofen for the fever and aches?

Just wondering. I'm set to get my second Moderna shot next Friday, and it's around 3:30, so that probably means it'll hit me around 3:00 or 4:00 a.m. My husband received his injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this past Saturday around 11:00 a.m., and he was awakened by chills, aches, fever - accompanied by actual fever "dreams" or delusions. around two in the morning. Seriously. He had a dream that his bank accounts had been raided and drained, and he actually got up out of bed to go check his account balances. Strangely, I slept straight through it and never knew he'd had reaction until he told me the next morning.

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Response to Texin (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 13, 2021, 10:23 AM

43. I got Moderna #1 yesterday and was told no ibuprofen.

Only use Tylenol.

Got it at noon. Didn't feel a thing until midnight. Arm now feels like it was hit by a bat and has a lump.

I goofed. Took the shot in my non-dominant arm forgetting it is the side I sleep on. Whoops!

#2 isn't until April 5. Curious what my reaction is going to be after reading these types of stories. 😀

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:46 PM

25. Thank you for the info!

Congrats on the vaccinations and the whole grandkid gestalt!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 12:57 PM

26. I get Moderna #2...

..the last day in March. My wife already has both shots via Pfizer.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 01:01 PM

27. Had 2nd Moderna on Wednesday. Bad headache that night through next day and very tired but

no fever or chills. Just general "I don't feel great". Arm hurt. Middle of night on Thursday I rolled over and my arm no longer hurt and headache all gone. Friday morning felt great. In fact my arm hurt for more days after the first dose. I was pleasantly surprised to feel so good this morning.

Grateful!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 01:16 PM

28. Thanks to everyone for posting your experiences - keep it up

I'm due for my first Moderna next week. My nurse sister says to stock up on easy fix foods and liquids for a couple of days, and not schedule anything important.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 01:28 PM

29. The day after my 2nd Moderna shot was bad.

Aches, chills and my arm really hurt but I took no Ibuprofen or any pain reliever in case those really do make the vaccine less effective.

I was fine the next day anyway except for minor arm pain.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 01:36 PM

31. I understand some have reactions but many of my 70+ clients report no serious reaction

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 01:38 PM

33. U must have strong immune system , mine is old and broke and I had no effects with 1 or 2, lol

OK maybe slight temp for a day and arm a tiny bit sore but that was it

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Response to Shanti Shanti Shanti (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 03:41 PM

41. Each person is different.

I bet if you have an antibody titer done, you would be surprised.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 02:03 PM

34. I got my second shot of Moderna yesterday

Today I am laying on the couch and pretending I am not here.
Sore arm, headache and I feel barfy.
Hoping tomorrow is better and we DON"t get 5 feet of snow!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #34)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 03:42 PM

42. Better than being in a ICU on a ventilator!



You will feel tons better in a few days.

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 02:24 PM

35. Minimal reaction to Moderna #2

No reaction to the first shots. After the second shots, my husband got some chills and a really sore arm, but that's it. All I had was a very sore arm. Possibly fatigue but I'm low-energy this time of year so might have been normal. Here's an odd thing--I like a martini before dinner every night. Always use the same glass, same amount of ice; I have no effects from it no matter whether I ate a lot that day or have it on an empty stomach. But holy cow--the martini on shot #2 night hit me like a ton of bricks! I was not expecting that!

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Response to snowybirdie (Original post)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 02:38 PM

36. It was pretty bad.

I live in the Keys and havenít been to the mainland in a year. We have very few fast food restaurants on my island. Driving up for the shot, I passed a Sonic in Homestead. I hadnít had lunch so I pulled in and got a double burger, onion rings and a strawberry shake with whipped cream. On the way home I noticed that the KrispyKream drive in window was open so I swung over and got a dozen chocolate covered donuts. Not far from there I saw a sign for a Popeyeís fried chicken store and decided that once I got home I might be hungry for some comfort food... you know, in case the Covid shot made me feel bad. A bucket along with biscuits and potatoes and gravy would be helpful.
So bottom line, I gained three pounds in one day. Devastating. But otherwise I feel great.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 12, 2021, 03:15 PM

39. Hahaha!

You got the munchies from a Covid shot! I'm going to stock up on chocolate, just in case. A wonderful excuse!

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