Has anyone here taken their covid vaccine? If so, how'd you fare? Thanks.
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As an over 75 I had the Pfizer one nearly two weeks ago.The side effects seem to be minimal such as a slightly sore arm,mild headache and a little warm the day after-but no worse than what might happen after the flu jab.The screening I was given asked if I was on blood thinners and whether I was prone to any allergies.I suspect that if one had been recently dx with CML and ones bloods and especially platelets were all over the place one would need to take specific advice.
I am not sure if the AZ one has a similar side effect profile and the same very minimal effects or not.
Some of the latest studies (people vacciinated versus those not yet taking it) coming out of Israel indicate exactly as expected that the vaccine does cut down on infection levels and hopefullly a much milder response in those who after the vaccine are unfortunate enough to contract Covid.
I am told that some benefits start building up 7/14 after the first jab.The overall benefits it seems far outweigh the very scary possibilities of becoming infected especially if one had to go into intensive care-survival rates for Covid related viral sepsis are not very high.
Go for it!
I had the AstZen vaccine just over 2.5 weeks ago. No problems at all except for expected slight muscle soreness for 4 or 5 days around the vaccine site, plus feeling lethargic/tired for around 10 days... although that effect also may be because I am not going out as much as I normally do as my place of work (retail) has been closed since 19th December.
I had the Oxford/AstraZeneca on Monday.. I had a bad headache the next day and felt lethargic for a few days. My arm seems to be a bit more sorer than it did a few days ago. I’m so pleased to have had the first shot. I hope that it will give those of us living with cml some good level of protection. I did email my consultant and she could not give me any efficacy on level of protection data. Does anyone know if anyone living with cml were in any of the trials?
It’s been a long time since I have posted. I was diagnosed in 2003, this site really helped me in those early scary days!
kindest Regards to you all!
Have had both doses of Moderna exactly 4 weeks apart. First dose: sore arm for 2 - 3 days; slight fever, chills, and headache starting 5 - 6 hours after shot and lasting only about 4 - 5 hours. Second dose: very sore arm for 2 - 3 days; significant chills, significant fatigue and headache starting 12 hours after shot and lasting about 36 hours. So second dose side effects much worse than first dose. Still worth it in my opinion.
Ok I feel absolutely awful like a flu and hangover in one. Woke up at 2am feeling fine and woke again at 6am (seems to kick in about 12 hours after jab, feeling chills and shakes (temp was fine just felt cold), body aches, headache, dizzy, lightheaded, very heavy on my feet and nausea. I am assured this is all normal but it’s a bit rough. I haven’t had flu for prob 20years so it’s a nice reminder of what that feels like. It’s worth it though am glad to have some protection. I’ll be zzzzzzzing all day today and hope to feel better tomorrow!
Alex, I had the AZ at 11.00 Saturday morning. Saturday evening started feeling unwell. Shivery in bed then hot. Sunday felt pretty tired and not great Woke up Monday morning having sweated a lot through the night (although I slept well) and felt fine after a shower. Grand since then. Hope it is the same for you.
Yep 48hours later I am 100% normal. I started to feel almost normal at the 24hr mark. But completely fine now. Just adding here for reference for others who may have the Oxford AZ and wonder what to expect. But of course I now have my regular TKI insomnia and wide awake at 3:30am 🤣
I had the AZ jab almost two weeks ago, the following evening my leg muscles were very achy and restless but next day were back to normal.
Nine days after the jab the area on my arm around where the jab was given has now become slightly swollen, warm to the touch and itchy. I expected this soon after I had the jab. Has anyone else experienced this reaction?
My experience echoes Alex's, cmljax's and others'. First shot, nothin'. Second shot, whoa Nelly! Enormous shot site pain plus other muscles, fever of 100, chills, room spinning, don't want to eat anything, just want to snooze. Which is what I'm going to go do now! Coming up on 24 hours and feel a smidge better. Hopefully, after sleeping tonight, tomorrow I'll be fine. Glad I read y'alls' comments first!
How was your second dose? I have an emergency and have to travel to Peru. Here in Peru, the vaccine is Sinopharm, i don’t know if it is allow for us (CML patients) to use this vaccine. I couldn’t see an hematologist here, so i don’t know what to do. Thank you