Re: CoVid 19 Vaccine
01/25/21 10:48 PM
I had my first Moderna vaccine yesterday.
The vaccine itself did not hurt at all. No burning.
3 hours after the shot I had a significantly sore arm. Somewhat worse than the tetanus shot. I would suggest if you are a side sleeper to get it on the opposite side than you sleep on.
Just about 24 hours after the shot (this afternoon) my AS flared. For background, I have fairly severe AS. SI joints fully fused since my late 20’s and pretty painful/ movement restricting arthritis in my jaw, neck, shoulders, back, knees, and at the points of attachment of all my ribs.
It is nearly completely controlled with Humira, I do not have break through flares unless I have to put off my meds for more than about 4 or 5 days.
So I am confident this is a vaccine side effect. Joint pain is apparently a common side effect from the Moderna vaccine.
I’ve had flu shots, two types of pneumonia shots, and the tetanus that includes whooping cough and the most I get is a little chills/ muscle aches/ migraine from the flu.
So this is vaccine-specific.
It’s not that bad. I think a few Advil would resolve it but I do my best to avoid anti-inflammatories after a vaccine.
I strongly suspect it will resolve within a few days.