I got my first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, February 16th.
I have Hashimotos (although my thyroid was removed 2.5 years ago, and I probably have low anti-thyroid antibody levels now). Presumably I have a "robust immune system".
So far I have had a very minor reaction to the vaccine, I was just wondering if anyone else with Hashimoto's had similar symptoms, and if it was worse when they got the second dose. (Feel free to share your vaccine experience even if you don't have Hashi's)
Reaction to the first dose of the vaccine for me included:
Pain at the injection site, starting a few hours later and general muscle achiness in the shoulder for 24 hours.
Bruising at the injection site (the needle hit a blood vessel which the person injecting apologized for so I don't think it happens that often, and there was some slight bleeding - so I assume that's why I bruised up)
Slight headache starting 20 minutes after receiving the first dose and lasted about 12 hours first day/night, and has come and gone several times the next two days (still coming and going).
Nausea, which did not start until 24 hours later, and was very slight to start with but has been increasing in intensity at 48 hours post vaccine. (So far this is the most intense of all my side effects)
Increased urge to urinate starting about 24 hours after the vaccine. This might be a weird symptom only I get - and is probably contributing to my off and on headaches as my body is probably losing more water than normal.
Slight increase in fatigue, starting about 18 hours post vaccine. It feels nothing like hypothyroidism fatigue used to feel, but it is still a little fatigue nonetheless.
So far I don't have a fever, hot flashes or chills.
I just thought I'd share and see if anyone else experienced something similar. All of these side effects are very minor and not anything I'm worried about or all that bothered by, I'm just curious what others have experienced, and wondering if the second dose will be similar or worse for me.