Hello. This is my experience with the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine. All experiences will be different.
The first vaccine, my right arm was sore where I got my shot. Not enough to take anything for it, but it was a bother.
The second vaccine, was a bit different.
The first day, I woke with a maybe headache and my right arm was sore. What is a maybe headache? A headache that teased me and didn’t fully show itself. Because it felt like it might end up being awful and my arm hurt like a son of a bitch, I took a couple acetaminophen. That killed the maybe headache and stopped the arm. What I didn’t realize is that it also stopped the body aches.
I didn’t realize I had body aches until later in the day when the acetaminophen started to wear off. By 1pm, I hurt and thought, “Fuck it.” And popped more pain relievers. And for me, 2 extra strength usually takes care of my ills. I spent the rest of the day not really worrying about how I felt. Until around 6pm when the acetaminophen wore off again and I felt like hell warmed over.
I haven’t had the flu in a long time. In a long, LONG time. (For that I am grateful, as I have MS issues to deal with on the regular.) But as time went on, I realized I definitely did not feel good, but I’d forgotten when I took the acetaminophen last. Therefore, I took some naproxen and laid down on the couch until I felt better. Then went to bed at 10pm. And slept like a brick.
I slept on and off this morning, (second day of vaccine) until I finally decided to get out of bed near 10am. Yes, I was in bed for nearly 12 hours. I think I needed it. So far, no symptoms. I’m hoping that stays true. I’ll update this (word doc) as the day goes on and will also document day three. I’ve heard that the first three days are when people have side effects. I’ll probably post this on day four.
Here’s to all of you out there trying to stay safe. May you get the vaccine as soon as you can. For those that know me, I can’t wait to see you and hug you when it’s safe. (Yep saying that now on day 2.)
Haven’t been up to long today and I am hit with the question of, “Is my fatigue MS or a covid-19 vaccine symptom.” Ugh. Tried to take a nap, but it didn’t work as my body was tired, but my brain was wide awake. This is how my MS fatigue works, by the way. Therefore, no idea what this is a symptom of.
And now body aches early afternoon. Acetaminophen to the rescue.
By the time I went to bed last night, I didn’t have any body aches. This morning, I’m fine. Slept a decent amount, then went to Menards to pick up some paving stones. I think I’m good now. I’ll amend this is anything else happens.