Posts Tagged ‘Reaction’

I Got my Shot

May 14, 2021

Recently, I received an email from Sobey’s Grocery stores in response to my request to be waitlisted for the vaccine.. They said, I was eligible for the COVID vaccine, for the AstraZeneca vaccine. Finally!!

AZ Vacvine

I went & signed up. It turns out the closest location for the shot was in the city a Gerrard & Vic Park. I’m sure there’s not a lot of you familiar with the geography of Toronto but from my home it is approximately 50 km or just over 30 miles ( just under an hour away) to that specific grocery store for my shot. But I was going to be going into Scarborough (East Toronto) anyways because of Lilly’s surgery. I figured I’d would kill two birds with one stone.

My Shot, Thursday

So my appointment was on Thursday, at 11:30am. It was super quick. By the time my brain registered the sensation of the needle, she was already putting it syringe into the sharps bin.So, even if you don’t like needles, it’s not that bad. I stayed the required 15 minutes. No reaction initially other than some moderate nausea.

Waiting n the cubical for the pharmacist to give me my shot

The nausea stayed with me for the day. I was a little tired afterwards & had a short nap which helped me feel a little better. Even went for walk with my sister in the evening.

My Reactions – That Night

By 2:00am the nausea was worse, so much so that I had an empty bucket beside my bed, just in case.

Shortly after that I noticed I was cold. I was eventually shivering despite pj’s and warm bedding. My temperature at this time was 38 & change in Celcius .

My arm was sore, but most people have that reaction. My fibro was triggered and my pain was climbing everywhere. At worst I’d say 5/10.

By 5:00 this morning my body had switched from shivering to sweating. I was also having a headache kick in. I took some Tylenol with codeine and was finally able to get back to sleep.

My Reactions – Next Day, Friday

I was abruptly woken up by my Mom at 10:30am for a temperature check. It was 36.8, completely normal. After checking Lilly & giving her meds (see her surgical post if you are interested), I went back to bed. Fortunately in the morning, the body wide pain had taken a step back and no more shivering or sweating. I did still have the headache, and the nausea but it was not as bad.

As the day wore on I’d flip from chills to overheating, but no temperature. The nausea kept up and I did rush to the bathroom with dry heaves. The body-wide aches went back up by bedtime.

My Reactions – Day 2 Post Vaccine, Saturday

Still has ongoing flipping between chills & hot flashes. Left arm still sore.. Ongoing body aches all during the day.. Still nauseous, but not actually vomiting..sent alot of my time resting.

My Reactions – Day 3 Vaccine, Sunday.

Chills & hot flashes completely abated by the evening and the nausea aswell. Still had body-wide aches & pains.

My Reactions – Day 4 & 5, Monday & Tuesday.

I think by this point I was completely finished reacting to the actual vaccine, whoever my fibromyalgia decided to react to the vaccine reaction. Oh so fun. So by the time I woke up on Monday I was in a lovely little fibro flare that has lasted several days. Only thing I accomplished was the opening & closing of my Tuesday Night Cub meeting.

So, by this point my actual immunoreaction to the medication in the vaccine was done, but not the end of this saga of my vaccine.. Read here for more on this story.

Meds Crash

April 23, 2012
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have a pain/fibro doc who gets it. One of the things he did was to put me on a pain patch.

Some of you may know that I have funky allergies including products found both in food and adhesives. For those who didn’t know, you know now.

I’m sure you’ve figured out where this is going.. The pain patches are stuck to the skin via an adhesive. Now, fortunately I’m not allergic to all adhesives..
But, the default brand my pharmacy is called Sandos & I am allergic to it. How’d I find out? The hard way. These patches are supposed to release a constant dosage into the bloodstream, but when I react, I get itchy and the local area becomes inflamed, red and raw. When the skin is inflamed, red and raw, it doesn’t absorb well. So I get the lovely sensations not only from withdrawal, but also from the increased pain levels cuz I am not getting my meds. Now you’d think that after the first time they’d be diligent and ensure that I don’t get the ones I’m allergic to, but no, they didn’t save anything on file *eyeroll*. Also, you’d think that *I* would also be super diligent. Nope! I realized when I woke up Saturday (put it on Friday night) that I was reacting, again. And of course didn’t realize the withdrawal thing until an hour or so ago. Since the original patch is pretty much useless for me now, I’ve yanked it off & disposed of it. I’ve also put on a fresh one in a very different location. Hopefully that will help the withdrawal & pain issues until I can get the ones I’m not allergic to tomorrow. I’ve already had my pharmacy order them, just need the corrected script from my doc..
Yay. *sigh*