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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)