Adverse reaction to whooping cough immunization

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  1. mireia

    mireia New Member

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    Hello!

    I'm 31 weeks pregnant, expecting a baby girl. Two days ago I recived the whooping cough jab in my left upper arm and fourteen hours after I developed a high temperature, chills and body aches. After 24 hours I'm feeling better and I don't have a temperature. Has anyone else experience an adverse reaction to the vaccine?

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  2. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

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    I am having mine on Friday so will keep an eye on this thread. Did you call your mw or doctor about it. I have heard it can give you a sore arm but not heard people feeling like you did. Hope your feeling better now.
     
  3. mireia

    mireia New Member

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    I called my doctor and she said that is rare but some people develop an adverse reaction. I read the Boostrix (whopping cough immunization) leaflet online and it list chills and low grade fever as common side effects. I'm feeling much better but I'm worried about the effects on my baby .
     
  4. Emmam1982

    Emmam1982 Well-Known Member

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    When I had mine the nurse told me that I may feel like I'm coming down with a cold but it would pass in a few days xx
     
  5. keeptrying14

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    I had something similar when I was expecting my daughter. I had the jab then for three days after felt like I had a flu bug the nurse said it may happen depending on how ur immune system responds to it xx
     
  6. Copterpops

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    This is interesting. I had mine on Monday past (30 weeks on the dot). Sore arm Monday, a bit like having a dead arm. Tuesday morning = felt like death. Really light headed, almost to the point of fainting, but never actually hit the floor. Generally felt run down all day and like I had been hit by a bus. Arm still dead
    Wednesday morning - nothing major to report. Arm still tender to the touch, but at least I could lift it about shoulder height.
    Thursday - Much the same as Tuesday. Felt like I had been hit by a bus. Arm still tender to the touch, but moving much more freely.
    Friday - nothing to report.
    Saturday morning - similar to Tuesday and Thursday really, but lasted only part of the day, and significantly improved.

    I wonder if it was something relating to the vaccine, or if it had something to so with starting iron tablets also on Monday, or a combination of the two?!
     

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