Since 2008 EmpowHER has received literally hundreds of comments from people - in all parts of the world - who've been dealing with severe pain in the arm and shoulder after getting a vaccination, usually a flu shot. Many have been in pain for up to a year, and there have been multiple diagnoses and treatments used. Since the comments are on multiple threads it may be hard to find all of them, so I wanted to write this share for everyone who's written to us and share a link to a very helpful article which was provided recently by one of our members.
The article is from MedLIne's Expert Forum on Occupational Health and Safety. A person wrote in asking a question similar to what many EmpwoHER members have asked, and the answers were provided by Philip D Parks, MD, MPH who is in private practice in Boston and an expert on Occupational Safety, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Corporate Medicine and Diving Medicine. You can find the information here: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Occupational-Health--Safety/improper-flu-shot/show/465108
I also have a request. We continue to hear from people who are newly experiencing this problem and need advice. Above all, they'd like to know that it can be cleared up and life will return to normal one day. It would be great to hear from people who've successfully resolved this issue and can assure others that they can too.