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My mom had a flu shot 6 weeks ago.

By Anonymous December 15, 2009 - 7:29pm
 
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The shot did not hurt but she has sharp pains in her shoulder,arm,and hand

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Anonymous

THANK YA'LL SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENTS. I TOLD MY MOM TO GO TO A NEW DOCTOR TO GET CORTISONE SHOTS SINCE THIS HAS GONE ON FOR OVER FOUR MONTHS

January 22, 2010 - 5:56pm
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Anonymous

You know I have been experiencing pain in from my shoulder to my wrist. I informed the school nurse about this six weeks later prior to getting the H1N1 shot. She thought that maybe it was a pinched nerve. I do remember that I was quite nervous and was told to relax because she mentioned something about the muscle in that area. Now I am beginning to wonder if the shot has something to do with my pain. Just lifting my arm and moving it forward gives me pain. I am not sure what a doctor could do for me.

January 20, 2010 - 7:52pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Can you explain this more? I am confused why you are wondering if the injection has something to do with the pain, when you said you asked your school nurse "prior to getting the H1N1 shot"?

January 21, 2010 - 2:08pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Sorry for the confusion. I had the regular flu shot and approximately 6 weeks later had the H1N1 shot. I told the nurse about the pain in my left arm before she gave me the H1N1 shot in the right arm. No problems with the right arm. Where the injection was given is sore and I have a loss in the range of motion. I don't know if the needle went into the muscle but am hoping that in time the pain will go away.

January 21, 2010 - 3:19pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Anon - You may find some ideas on how to deal with the pain from some of the other posts earlier in this thread, and the two other threads mentioned. Good luck! Pat

January 21, 2010 - 5:07pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon - Thanks for writing and looking out for your mom. She's not alone in what she's experiencing. In addition to this thread there are two more in which people have written about their experiences, their medical treatments, what has worked for them, and what has not worked for them. If you go through them the information may help your mom, or lead to questions you'd like to ask. Just let us know. Pat

http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/pain-arm-after-flu-shot

http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/it-normal-my-arm-muscle-my-shoulder-hurt-2-weeks-after-flu-shot

January 20, 2010 - 5:12pm
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Anonymous

MY MOM HAD HER FLU SHOT IN SEPTEMBER AND HER SHOULDER,ARM,AND HAND STILL HURT. IS THERE ANYTHING SHE CAN DO FOR THE PAIN. SHE KEEPS A HEATING PAD ON HER ARM ALL OF THE TIME. IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS HAD THE PROBLEM, PLEASE HELP.

January 19, 2010 - 7:41pm
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Anonymous

She went back to the doctor two more times. He told her that the nurse should have given the shot in her hip. She has had this pain for over five months now. Obviously they could care less and she will not be going back!

January 7, 2010 - 6:24pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Anon - If your mom's doctor isn't taking her pain seriously, and isn't offering any support, can you get her to see another doctor who will help her? Also, she may be interested in information about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation program.
Take care, Pat

http://www.empowher.com/news/herarticle/2009/11/03/national-vaccine-injury-compensation-program-part-1-who-qualifies

January 7, 2010 - 6:37pm
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Anonymous

My mom is still have sharp pains from her shoulder to her hand from her flu shot which was about four months ago...HELP!

December 31, 2009 - 3:33pm
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