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Title: response to vaccine
Post by: bluegardenia on May 24, 2021, 03:49:38 PM
hi, I live in Italy where  more than half of the population still is not vaccinated. I do not see here many comments about the reactions to vaccine by Sjogrens around the world. Anybody wants to say something? thanks
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: jazzlover on May 24, 2021, 04:50:39 PM
Hi there!!

It's so political here in the USA that some of us have to bite our tongues when discussing this. I could give you an earful of information, but I might get thrown off of the forum.

Feel free to message me if you like.
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: jazzlover on May 24, 2021, 04:51:14 PM
https://sjogrensworld.org/forums/index.php?topic=32023.0
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Jenny on May 25, 2021, 04:14:48 AM
I had no reaction at all.
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Kathy57 on May 29, 2021, 08:53:14 PM
Blue,

I had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and really had no issues.  I will tell you that I feel an extreme sense of relief to be vaccinated!  My husband is on meds for a cancer trial and he is vaccinated too.

I highly recommend it.  Stay safe and well!

Kathy

Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Mellie on May 30, 2021, 09:50:11 PM
Hi,   I had Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations.  The first one didn't seem to bother me.  The second, I still already had pneumonia and on antibiotics.  I had 101F temp, bone pain all night but it wasn't really that severe. It wasn't anything like having the flu or covid for sure.  Covid-19 nearly killed me.
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: sixty on May 31, 2021, 02:00:36 PM
I had the pfizer vaccine and had no reactions.  Easy peasy!
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Jasper on June 05, 2021, 08:12:52 AM
I had the Pfizer vaccine (2 doses). I had a reaction both times although the reaction after the first dose was stronger than after the second dose.  Fatigue, joint aches, felt feverish but no fever, headache. It's typical to have a reaction after any vaccine so I was not at all surprised or worried. I always get reactions after the flu vaccine and also any other vaccines I get.

The reaction is a sign that one's body is mounting a response. It's generally a positive development. 

Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: deeindiana on June 06, 2021, 08:03:21 AM
My husband and I received our Pfizer vaccines about a month ago. He is stage 4 cancer and had no issues with either shot accept a sore arm. I have Sjogren's and had a mild reaction the first shot (slightly swollen lymph nodes) but no problem with the second.
Title: Response to Pfizer vaccine
Post by: vrystaat on June 18, 2021, 02:07:29 PM
I had a bad reaction. I was off work for over 2 weeks.
I was feverish to  99.6 degrees. I had to stay in bed for 2 weeks, and missed work.
I had chest pain and severe fatigue.
If I knew all this, I would not have had the vaccine. It is not benign.
Title: Re: Response to Pfizer vaccine
Post by: jazzlover on June 19, 2021, 08:36:47 AM
I had a bad reaction. I was off work for over 2 weeks.
I was feverish to  99.6 degrees. I had to stay in bed for 2 weeks, and missed work.
I had chest pain and severe fatigue.
If I knew all this, I would not have had the vaccine. It is not benign.

So sorry to hear. :(
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Maria3667 on June 25, 2021, 04:35:39 PM
I had Johnson 2 weeks ago (only 1 shot necessary) and so far have experienced no side effects - except a bit of tenderness at jab site & slight stiff arm first couple of days.
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: cara on July 17, 2021, 10:21:33 AM
My husband with Sjogren's had the Pfizer 2-shot regimen in Feb/March of 2020, and no ill effects. 
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: meirish on July 17, 2021, 08:20:01 PM
There is so much information coming from all angles of this covid stuff that it gives me a headache. I had my vaccine and I am just going to keep on doing what I have been doing all along. I don't get too "frisky" about getting out and about, but if I have to stay home a little more I have "been there done that" so guess I can live with it again. I just listened to someone spout out in a demeaning way (someone in the town where I live) about people who make decisions on covid. I aam worn out from this disease in more ways than one.

Please ignore me as I just sort of got on a tangent from listening to too much TV...every channel and newspaper is on our trail. I would just like to suffer through this with less noise and arguing. I do know there has been so much death and suffering and I feel bad about that and almost guilty at times for not being sick, but members of my family have had the covid so I am not untouched by this. I hope I am not in trouble for spouting off...guess I need to turn off the TV. meirish  :(
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Scottietottie on July 20, 2021, 04:42:31 PM
Hi  :)

My husband had the Pfizer vaccine and just felt a bit spaced out and fatigued for a couple of days.
I had the Astrazenica Vaccine and felt a bit sore for a couple of days but no fever or anything. Pfizer made one of my kids throw up for a day - but just one. Other 3 kids had no adverse reactions.

Take care - Scottie
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: Duchess on July 22, 2021, 02:41:05 PM
Hello,

I had my first Moderna vaccine  injection on June 1, 2021. I experienced nothing more than a very sore arm for about 3 days. On July 1, I had my second injection. I had a sore arm for about 3 days. I had flu like symptoms for about a week. I experienced markedly increased fatigue. Since then I have been back to normal. I am still wearing my mask when I go out.



Duchess
Title: Re: response to vaccine
Post by: meirish on July 22, 2021, 09:44:00 PM
Duchess, It is a good feeling when we have gotten our vaccination. I still wear my mask when I go out but do so because I have been aware of the variant covid and hope to avoid that one if I can. Such decisions we have all been forced to make this past year. meirish