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Reactions after shots

My daughter just got her shots today and she's complaining of a really bad headache in the back of her head, her legs feel "asleep", and she's just not herself. Should I call the dr?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on May. 19, 2010 in Kids' Health

Answers (13)
  • I totally would, yes yes yes yes yes.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 3:36 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • I would call your doctor and talk to them. When my kids have shots and I have questions I call the doctor.

    Answer by mom23girls555 at 3:37 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • Yes, I would. Hope shes alright and feels better soon!

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 3:37 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • YES
    and demand that they report this reaction to VAERS

    Answer by outstandingLove at 3:37 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • Yeah, unfortunately you may have to file a report yourself, and your Dr. will likely tell you it's "normal"... which, well, it is- but it's an adverse affect. Unfortunately, those most affected are usually the ones who can not speak for their self yet.

    Yes, do so, but do not be surprised when you are written off- remember who the Dr's work for.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:38 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • yes you should call, and report the reaction as a PP said

    what vaccination?

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:44 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • Mild Problems

    * Reactions on the arm where the shot was given:
    o Tenderness (about 1 person out of 2)
    o Redness (about 1 out of 7 men and 1 out of 3 women)
    o Itching (about 1 out of 50 men and 1 out of 20 women)
    o Lump (about 1 out of 60 men and 1 out of 16 women)
    o Bruise (about 1 out of 25 men and 1 out of 22 women)
    * Muscle aches or temporary limitation of arm movement (about 1 out of 14 men and 1 out of 10 women)
    * Headaches (about 1 out of 25 men and 1 out of 12 women)
    * Fatigue (about 1 out of 15 men, about 1 out of 8 women)

    Answer by Energ8zr at 3:46 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • Yes and call the doc ASAP in case it gets worse. I would also demand they report it to VAERS and if they refuse then you can do it yourself.

    Answer by aeneva at 4:42 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • Sure, it'll make you feel better/more comfortable contact your doctor's office. You should feel free to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor or his office - that's part of having a good relationship with your physician. You can report it to VAERS if you want - but it's a known mild reaction so reporting is not really helpful. VAERS doesn't verify that that any reported reaction was ever really caused by the vaccine. (A parent once reported that vaccines durned their hcild into Wonder Woman - and the report was accepted.) VAERS is more about spotting trends than having any reliable data. Reporting a headache doesn't really help anyone much. Having a headache is much better than having the actual disease - but I'm sorry your little one is having a tough day. Hope things get better soon.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on May. 19, 2010

  • i agree with aeneva.
    i disagree with anon :45
    all adverse reactions need to be reported.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:00 PM on May. 19, 2010

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