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Did your flu shot hurt?

Answered 2 years ago

Damn, mine hurt like hell and a day later I can’t move my arm. It has never hurt when Ive had flu shots previously. My kids got theirs done at the same time and they’re not in any pain at all. I think she stabbed me in the wrong place.


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2 years ago
Did u flinch? She may have hit muscle

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2 years ago
My kids went first and didn’t flinch and told the nurse it didn’t hurt. I just pretended it didn’t hurt but when I got in my car I said to my kids did it really not hurt you because mine hurt like hell. They said it didn’t. As long as my arm gets better and the dose is effective...was just worried she got me in the wrong place and the vaccine didn’t enter properly.

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2 years ago
It’s given as an intramuscular injunction, if she didn’t hit muscle she did something wrong 🤣 might of hit a nerve though

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2 years ago
😂😂

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2 years ago
Sorry were not all doctors or nurses 🙄 so maybe she hit a nerve then. I just meant that maybe she hit something that she shouldn’t have

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2 years ago
OK we're not all doctors and nurses, but
1) it's common sense and
2) it's explained to you when you get it done!

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2 years ago
Ah well it’s never been explained to me when I’ve gotten it done and maybe I have no sense then 🙄🖕

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2 years ago
I think the place you are receiving them are not doing their job correctly then 😡.
They are absolutely meant to inform you of the procedure and side effects. That's why it's called informed consent 😱

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2 years ago
Nurse here. Flu vaccines are given as an intramuscular injection. Sometimes a nerve is hit on the way in, you can’t see nerves so can’t a void them unfortunately. An aching arm and sometimes a bit of redness at the injection site are common side effects. If it doesn’t settle down in a week go back to your gp. On the meantime a bit of Panadol and maybe some ice or heat (whichever you prefer) to the area should help.

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2 years ago
Thank you for explaining it nicely

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2 years ago
You forgot bro add that it also comes down to technique. Some nurses are really good at giving injections. Others are not.

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2 years ago
OP here, thanks for your reply. Hopefully will settle soon.

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2 years ago
you’re welcome 😊 I hope it’s feeling better soon. There is a theory that if you use your arm more, just use it like normal and not baby it because it’s sore, the fluid from the injection will disperse faster and any swelling and aches will go away quicker.

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2 years ago
Thanks 😊

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2 years ago
Is the injection intramuscular or subcutaneous ? That always makes a difference

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2 years ago
I have no idea

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2 years ago
Intramuscular

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2 years ago
Yep. That's gonna hurt

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2 years ago
Mine and all my kids and work collegues all had aching arm for about 3-4 days after this flu vaccine 😂

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2 years ago
I've never had an issue with a flu shot, but another vaccination I got before going overseas made my arm really sore and all the muscles across the back of that shoulder and up my neck too (the day after injection). It was horrible and I ended up leaving work early as I couldn't use the computer properly with one arm (worked at a help desk, so kind of important). From memory I just took panadol and after another day or two it was ok.

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2 years ago
Thanks

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2 years ago
The actual injection didn't hurt, but my arm was sore for a few days after.

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2 years ago
I had it in the same spot I had the whopping cough a week earlier, it mainly hurt when I tried to sleep. Found I couldn’t sleep on my left side for 4-5 nights, and had a lovely bruise. My 3yo had her at the same time, not a mark and said hers didn’t hurt after the initial pinch.

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2 years ago
Yeah maybe, pain killers and rest, sore arm, much better then catching the flu.