Saturday:) Second Vaccine Kicked My Butt

14 Mar

“Everyday may not be good, but there’s something good in everyday.” (Kenneth G. Ortiz)


I had my second Moderna vaccine yesterday at 10 am. I decided to have it injected in my left arm, just in case I had a reaction. I’m glad I did. Within a couple of hours, the injection site was sore and warm. Well, if that was the worst of it, cool. But NO!

It didn’t hit me until around 8pm, with a killer headache, body aches, and chills all over. I couldn’t stop shaking. I had a heat pack on my back and an ice pack on my head, watching old movies on TV, trying to distract my symptoms. I finally went to bed at midnight, but I kept my street clothes on, just in case I had to dial 911. (Cute paramedics at Station 9) My temp was 100.5 which on an average day is only around 97. So, balancing more ice packs on my head, and my hands shaking, I put my cold trembling hands on my burning up belly. That helped.

This all sounds very scary, but on the bright side, I chalked it up to the vaccine doing its job and building up my tolerance or immunity or antibodies or whatever technical stuff it’s supposed to do.

I stayed in bed all day today, just getting up every few hours to drink water and void afore mentioned water. I had avoided Tylenol till around 2pm, when I couldn’t stand it anymore.

Now, it’s 9 pm and I’m feeling a little better, just a doozy headache. I’m still drinking water like crazy and trying to eat an orange.

So, I’m just curious if anyone else out there had similar symptoms. Some friends who had the Pfizer vaccine didn’t have a problem. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I’ll keep you posted. (Wish me luck)

10 Responses to “Saturday:) Second Vaccine Kicked My Butt”

  1. Cheryl March 14, 2021 at 3:46 am #

    They haven’t released vaccines yet for 62y.o.s. I would mention it to doctor next time. If you have any paper work with lot # of vaccine, they may watch for simmularities.

  2. GP March 14, 2021 at 11:40 am #

    I had my first Moderna shot yesterday. I’ll take your advice and get the 2nd one in my left arm just in case, because today I am having a little trouble lifting my right (and dominate) arm.

  3. Cheryl March 14, 2021 at 1:35 pm #

    How are you today? At church for Mass,will offer my communion for you.

  4. markbierman March 14, 2021 at 8:16 pm #

    Sorry to hear you went through this.

  5. Maria - FlowingWatersArt March 15, 2021 at 9:30 pm #

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

  6. The Delaware Blogger April 1, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

    My family and I received our 1st dose on Monday and none of us had any adverse effects.

    We are scheduled for our 2nd dose on 4/26, thanks for the warning!

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