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I had my first two days ago. My arm ached around the site (still does) and I had a mild headache, which a couple of paracetamol took care of. The most annoying thing so far (fingers crossed my periods don’t make a return) is I’m so sleepy. I thought that would wear off after one day, but nope. It’s 10am and I’ll be heading back to bed soon at this rate! However, if this is the worst I get I’ll be very grateful.

I had my first two days ago. My arm ached around the site (still does) and I had a mild headache, which a couple of paracetamol took care of. The most annoying thing so far (fingers crossed my periods don’t make a return) is I’m so sleepy. I thought that would wear off after one day, but nope. It’s 10am and I’ll be heading back to bed soon at this rate! However, if this is the worst I get I’ll be very grateful.

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[–] Dark_Mercy 6 points (+6|-0)

I was tired after my first one too. I know the second one hits harder, my significant other was a baby, but he's well a dude. My mother was prettt much down for the day toon though.

[–] GCRadFem 5 points (+6|-1)

After my first one, my arm was very painful for a couple of days, I had some swollen lymph nodes under my arm and I was quite fatigued, but by the 5th day, I was fine. I had no reaction at all with the second one.

It is really amazing that they were able to develop the vaccines in what really was such a short amount of time. I feel fortunate to be vaccinated.

Yes, I’m glad they got them developed - think of the alternative! Glad my GP has weekly clinics for it, too. It’s been too crowded to get in at the main centres.

Swollen lymph nodes sound nasty, were they painful? I don’t have those. I’m glad I don’t have to go anywhere for a few days, I don’t particularly fancy driving atm.

[–] GCRadFem 4 points (+4|-0)

My armpit under the vaccinated arm ached and I couldn’t figure out why until I read an article stating it was a possibility. Everything went back to normal and I had my mammogram a month after the second one and it was fine.

Yes, rest up. I’m glad you can stay home for a couple of days.

Ouch!

Luckily I only ever have to go out for appointments or shopping (necessary or frivolous, lol).

I was sick for about a week after both shots (fever, weakness and general ache), but I am always sick after vaccines, so I don' t think I count on that matter. I have felt worse after the booster for polio a couple of years ago.

[–] itsnotaboutewe 4 points (+4|-0)

I had my first AZ shot a few weeks ago with the next one is due in July. I was fine for the first ten hours then it hit me like a freight train. I became extremely tired, I had a headache, my whole body ached, I was really hot and sweaty, and I felt like I was going to throw up. I took some paracetamol and went to bed but the headache and tiredness remained the next day along with soreness at the site of injection. By the day after that I was back to normal. It was the nausea that was the worst thing about it all.

Wow, that’s nasty! They warned that we can commonly get those reactions, I’d hate to think what they’d call severe. Glad you’re over it!

[–] itsnotaboutewe 4 points (+4|-0)

I had a worse reaction to it than anyone else I know. My brother has decided to wait for the Pfizer shot because of my reaction and the reaction his friend had to it as well. She still feels weak three weeks after her shot. I prefer to think that people having a bad reaction to the vaccine may have been the ones to become really ill if they contracted covid. I know there is no evidence for that but it gives me comfort to look at it as a possibility.

[–] Cornelia241 2 points (+2|-0)

That's absolutely a possibility. The worst cases of covid develop from an over reactive immune system, which would also cause bad reaction to vaccine!

[–] remquarqk 4 points (+4|-0)

Had my second dose of Moderna a while ago. I had a fever for a day, and headaches for the next following two days. But nothing was too intense.

I was a bit worried I’d get nauseous, my stomach felt quite uncomfortable for a while yesterday and my appetite almost disappeared by last night. Luckily nothing came of that.

I had both shots, Moderna. No reaction after the first one, redness and itching at the injection site after the second for several days. Now it is cleared up. That was it.

[–] worried19 3 points (+3|-0)

I was a little itchy after my second shot, too. And I had a hard bump at the injection site.

[–] KissMyOvaries 3 points (+3|-0) Edited

My first shot was worse than the second. With both I had the worst symptoms hit after about 24 hours. Extremely tired, very achy, and a headache that lasted days. I then had a third emergency vaccine (not COVID) a week later, and that reaction was even worse. (I’ve never had a reaction to that vaccine before.) Suffice to say, my body was put through the wringer. I just had my period and it was awful, the worst I’ve had in a very long time. I really hope it’s not like this if/when I get the booster shots.

[–] ellienoire 3 points (+3|-0)

I've been fully vax for over a month now. No weirdness, no menstrual changes, no side effects at all. I've been going to clubs and concerts like before the pandemic. Pandemic is pretty much over for me.

[–] DebraKadabra 2 points (+2|-0)

Both shots kicked my ass for a day equally. Now I'm horribly itchy on my hips, scalp, neck and breasts during each of my periods when I have never had skin issues in my life.

Hell! How long is it since you had them? That’s yet another side effect they don’t mention ...

[–] DebraKadabra 3 points (+3|-0)

2 1/2 months ago! After the second shot, I went hiking and thought I had got a touch of poison oak on my keister. Had I not been careful when peeing in the woods? Took weeks to calm down, and yet it was never as weepy as poison oak usually gets on me. Then my next period came and the same thing happened again. I'm on the third period and here we go again!

Did I also mention my period is suddenly irregular?

[–] thisandthat 2 points (+2|-0)

Had my first CoronaVac shot last Sunday. The arm never hurt but my insomnia got significantly worse/weirder. I'm really looking forward to getting this over with :/

That’s a reaction I haven’t heard of before! Mind you I never heard about the effects on menstruation outside Ovarit, either ...

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