Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Pregnancy Pregnancy

Flu shots suck!

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM
  • 6 Replies
My doctor pretty much forced me to get a flu shot yesterday. The nurse messed up the first needle (like bent it in my arm) and my arm is killing me! It isn't bruised but its very much swollen. And on top of that, I'm super nauseous today (and I know it isn't from being pregnant bc that stuff went away) so it's safe to say, I'm regretting that darn shot! Anyone else get sick afterwards?
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-6):
doulala
by Emerald Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I don't do them--   Sorry to hear about your experience though!

How did the doctor make you?

 

Larsbug
by Laura on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM

 I NEVER get the flu shot even when not pregnant because it makes me sick

blessedmommy864
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM
He was just very insistent on it. The flu in our area is huge right now! I've never had a flu shot so I didn't know it made you feel crappy.. But if it protects me from the flu then I guess it's worth it :/


Quoting doulala:

I don't do them--   Sorry to hear about your experience though!

How did the doctor make you?

 


Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
doulala
by Emerald Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:12 PM
1 mom liked this


I encourage you to have Informed Consent through all your care.
It is important to interview risks vs benefits, risks, and alternatives.      If this doctor acts like this now be aware it may happen more, again.      In maternity care women must self-advocate because doctors don't always work for their health-safety first.     People *do* get the flu, even after the shot and the shot comes with risks.  
Take care, GL!

Quoting blessedmommy864:

He was just very insistent on it. The flu in our area is huge right now! I've never had a flu shot so I didn't know it made you feel crappy.. But if it protects me from the flu then I guess it's worth it :/


Quoting doulala:
doulala
by Emerald Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:13 PM


Quoting Larsbug:

 I NEVER get the flu shot even when not pregnant because it makes me sick

lol   I think The Flu is a side-effect of the vaccine!
:- /

Larsbug
by Laura on Dec. 18, 2012 at 1:16 PM

 I think it is too! lol it NEVER fails I get the flu after the shot

Quoting doulala:


Quoting Larsbug:

 I NEVER get the flu shot even when not pregnant because it makes me sick

lol   I think The Flu is a side-effect of the vaccine!
:- /

 

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)