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Reaction to Flu Shot?

Hello everyone,

I know that they say that you can't get the flu from a flu shot, but I'm wondering if the symptoms I am having could be due to the shot.  I spoke with an on-call doctor last night and he said it would be too soon and my symptoms were too specific, but I'm wondering if that's necessarily true.  

I had my shot around 11 a.m. yesterday and by 5 p.m. my lower back hurt a lot, and my upper back and front of my chest hurt when breathing.  I never have back pain, even when I am sick.  I also woke up in the middle of the night coughing, and every time I coughed, I vomited.  The symptoms came on out of nowhere, so it doesn't seem like a case of bronchitis or anything, and I don't have any other cold symptoms.  Anybody ever experience anything similar?
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it's in the range of symptoms that can be caused by these new flu shots.

start a journal to keep track of the symptoms and how you feel.

do you have any other symptoms at all? like "cognitive" symptoms? tiredness, difficulty to concentrate on the next thing to do, loss of short term memory.

there are a range of neurological symptoms that can follow to a flu shot and can go on for months even more.
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this is something I'm copy-pasting from the internet, the source is unknown.

Here are some of the conditions associated with the H1N1 vaccine, according to the insert:
Facial edema.
Immune system disorders
Cardiovascular disorders
Digestive disorders
Diarrhea
Nausea
Vomiting
Abdominal pain
Blood and lymphatic disorders
Local lymphadenopathy
Transient thrombocytopenia
Metabolic and nutritional disorders
Loss of appetite
Nervous system disorders
Headache
Dizziness
Neuralgia
Paraesthesia
Febrile convulsions
Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Neuropathy (including neuritis)
Paralysis (including Bell's Palsy)
Respiratory disorders
Chest pain
Cough
Urticaria
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I believe that the doctor I spoke with had absolutely no idea what he was talking about.  A friend of mine was a paramedic and said he saw lots of people who had reactions, and one of his co-workers had the shot last week and had the same symptoms I did.  I woke up today feeling pretty much like normal, and for this girl, if I get sick, it lasts a week to two weeks.  Thanks for the input!
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you're welcome
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best you don't get the flu shot again if you had a reaction this time.  Reactions are not uncommon!
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Sally, if all of this is from my flu shot, I will not have it again!  

The pain lasted for three days, went away for three days, and now it's back again.  I had a very severe headache for the first couple of days, a sore throat, nausea, and back pain, this time just on the left side of my back.  The pain goes from just below my left shoulder blade, runs down my back, and wraps around my side and then to the top of my rib cage.  I have been having nausea off and on, and one minute I feel sick and the next I feel like I haven't eaten in days.  I saw a doctor a week and a half ago and she told me I had influenza.  It's been 10 days, though, and I'm still not feeling better.  I have another appointment tomorrow, but I'm afraid I'm just going to get blown off again.  Has anybody else had similar symptoms for this long after a flu shot?  I have also had a persistent low-grade fever for the past several months.  I've seen three doctors and nobody can come up with a reason as to why.  I wouldn't think much of it, except for the fact that I am so hot that just walking around a store makes me break out in a sweat, and my temperature goes up a degree after doing very light housework.  Any thoughts?
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they say garlic is antiviral. it does magic with cough and sore throat in some cases. you must slice it in bits chew it , maybe mixed with cheese or meat so that the taste is not too strong. when I'm sick I have up to 4-5 slices in a day. the one with a red skin is better.
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