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  1. Had the Moderna , no effects after first shot but head ache and body aches after the second dose...lasted through the night into the nest day and around 4pm it started to fade and by eve I was feeling better...I am so happy to have gotten the shots I didn't even mind it.....My husband had same shots and only sore arm, different for everyone I guess..
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  2. Had the AstraZeneca first jab some weeks ago. Pleased to report no side effects, not even a sore arm.
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  3. I had my 2nd dose of Pfizer today. Didn't have any problems with the 1st one so don't expect any with this one.
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  4. I had the AstraZeneca jab, 1st dose, last Friday and had a bit of arm ache for a couple of days, but nothing else. Have felt completely fine. Like Sallios said though, everyone is different and there have been different side effects for different people.
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  5. With many thanks to Super Mario for her very kind donation. x Many thanks to all of those members who continue to donate each month....your kindness is very much appreciated. x
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  6. My NASAH happened February 22nd. Thankfully my husband was home, we got good care, and I have no major physical deficits.I was in the hospital for 9 days and I believed that once the blood cleared from the CSF that I would be back to normal. Once I was home for a few days, I was getting very depressed and frustrated about the exhaustion and headaches because I thought I should be better. Thankfully I found this site and have started to form more realistic expectations for what may be a long recovery. Some days I am very sad about what happened and about my lack of energy and about my lack of ability to concentrate for very long. Some days I fell almost normal, but these are usually followed by a tired day. The roller-coaster of physical and emotional experiences is really hard. My husband is absolutely wonderful and I worry about the toll this is taking on him and on our relationship - I'm just still really shaken by the whole thing. I've been reading the site for the past few days and thought I would post... I know you're going to tell me that it is early days and I need to give myself more time, but I am finding it very difficult to slow down and manage the expectations I have had for myself for so long...but I'm trying.
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  7. Hi Keyo Welcome to the site and to the family. I can completely identify with what you are saying. I hated not being able to do what I wanted to do, when I wanted to do it. However, I soon realised that what I wanted and what my body and brain needed were two very different things. The adjustment is hard to begin with and I also found it very frustrating. My expectations were completely blown out of the water after my SAH. I know it isn't easy but you have to adjust those expectations and do everything within your limits - such as they are right now. A good idea is to keep a diary of what you have been able to do and for how long each day - you'll look back at this in the months to come and realise that you have actually come further along in your recovery than you think you have. I set myself new limits each time the previous limit was met comfortably - I soon learned that if I pushed myself to hard to quickly that I ended up taking steps backwards and the frustration would begin all over again. The hardest part is accepting the "new" you, once you're able to do this the frustration abates and things become more bearable. You're right, you are very early on in your recovery and it took me a good year to stop needing to sleep during the day. Don't beat yourself up about not being able to do all that you could before - just because you can't physically see the injury, it doesn't mean it's not there. If you had broken your leg, you have had it in a cast for 6 weeks or more and then the rehabilitation after that to build it's strength back up. Your brain never stops working, so doesn't get the chance to completely rest. Right now, listen to what your body is telling you, rest/sleep when you can and make sure you drink plenty of water - it helps with brain function and certainly helped keep my headaches at bay - I still drink at least 2litres a day 15 years later. I'm sure that your husband is just as shaken as you are and although you may feel it's putting a strain on your relationship, you need to tell him what you have told us. They can never understand how it feels but it will go some way to help him understand how it has made you feel. Take care my lovely, and please keep us updated xxx
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  8. I'm a family physician graduated in 2001. I had my shots in Dec and Jan. It was Moderna. Arm pain with first shot and flu like symptoms but not fevers after 8 hrs of second shot. Lasted may be a day and totally better the next day. It is a normal reaction of your body trying to make antibodies. It is very safe protein molecule so it can’t change your DNA or cells. You won’t grow a tail 😺 it is very unstable that is why they keep it cool. Moderna has a better method of putting the protein in a fatty/ butter like substance so it does not need extra cold temp. Pfizer does not have that method so they have to keep it extra cold. But someone has to really know how to handle, store, draw, shake Pfizer vaccine. Some people have more reactions than others. If one is above age 55 the reaction might be milder. Many people with cancer etc emphysema , on meds lowering immunity have got them and they did fine. So if you can get it please please do get it. Cases are down here I think thanks to the vaccine. Good luck
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  9. I had the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday, my arm was very painful that evening & Wednesday morning, I then developed a headache that was really intense & painful but after about 6 hours it was like a switch was flicked and it vanished completely & since then I've felt fine. The vaccination centre we're really good at explaining what might happen & also who to call if we were worried but definitely talk to your doctor and the staff at the centre. Even feeling as rough as I did it is worth it not to catch Covid
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  10. Hi. I will attempt to briefly introduce myself and apologize in advance if I have messed up on the ‘rules’. My brain is a bit fuzzy. 😜 I had just finished a little get together with three of my grandkids and sat down to have popcorn when suddenly the head and neck ache hit me. At that moment I remembered hearing a man on the radio talk about the headache that would kill. He said call 911 and tell them that, and they would have a heads up about what was happening...so I told my daughter to call and tell them that. Within a few hours I had been airlifted to Iowa City, to the University of Iowa and had surgery. Like many of you, I have no clear memory of much that went on after that. So from 11/29 through 12/09 it is all gone, but on the 9th I remember a group of neuro surgeons were gathered around my bed and one said they had waited long enough and would put a shunt in that afternoon...and sure enough, I ‘woke up’ about 7:00 that evening and I had stopped vomiting and the headache was at least tolerable. From there I was transferred to a rehab facility on the 11th and then discharged to go home on the 17th. I really am only now beginning to understand how serious this has been, and still is. I have always been a very positive person, so I have been taken off guard that a little fear has crept into my head and heart. I do not like that, AND I want to be wise about what I am facing. Physically I really am doing well as far as any disability from the SAH. It is mainly my brain and all those thoughts and emotions that go on there that are ‘tripped up’. Plus of course the nagging headache. Thank you for the advice to stay hydrated. I am really working on that, as well as deep breathing. 😁 I had just last year, October 2019, bought a house and moved from my ‘marriage home’ as my husband of 38 years decided he did not want to be married anymore; so, I have had an even more interesting 2020 than the COVID stuff. But I was doing well and getting adjusted. I simply really believe God is with me, that I am not alone. That is a big part of the message I read from you all as I look at all of your posts. This is a safe place. That is what I need. thank you so much.
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