Laughter is the only medicine without side effects.Shannon L. Alder
I promised I’d keep you posted on how I travelled after my first Pfizer vaccination. I live with chronic illness, heart problems, thyroid issues, autoimmune stuff and late-stage lyme disease. Plus a bunch of genetic things. So, I was a little concerned about this first jab, although I was ready for it.
I am one of those people with a body that seems to predispose me to the more unusual and rare side effects of medications. I often find it reassuring when other people like me share their medical experiences, so I am logging mine here. Meanwhile, a friend and her husband both had injections on the same day as me. My friend had a sore arm for a few hours and that was it. Her husband was tired and had a mild headache for two days, and that was it for him. So, everyone’s experiences are different.
Here’s what has happened for me so far.
Day 1 – Heart palpitations soon after vaccination. Later that day I experienced fever, nausea, headache, fatigue, sore arm at injection site, poor sleep. All manageable.
Day 2 – Headache which came and went, deep fatigue, vomiting (only once!), diarrhea, some chest tightness, double vision that came and went but mild, late in the day a fever and chills, poor sleep. Arm less sore. All manageable.
Day 3 – Headache which persisted, swollen lymph glands, a heavy nose bleed, deep fatigue, a few hours of double vision – mild, some chest tightness, arm less sore, low grade fever, diarrhea, a husky voice and some congestion. Better sleep. All manageable.
Day 4 – That’s today. I’ll log any other symptoms, and share those when I report back after Dose 2 of Pfizer.
I’m glad I cleared my calendar so that I could have these few days to take it easy. I’ll give myself another quiet week, to really make sure I am taking care of my heart. But overall I have coped okay, and am glad to have this first dose in my body.
Love, hugs, and that glassy-eyed look of not-quite-right yet, Nicole xx
10 thoughts on “My Own Pfizer Post-Vax Journey – Part 1”
It’s so important that you share this information. I’m so grateful to you for your inclusiveness, kindness and thoughtful intelligence. Sending you lots of love xoxoxo
I was one of the lucky ones with a sore arm on Pfizer . Some people say second dose has a bit more reaction . I was a little tired . I hope your second dose is easier , you have done the right thing . Best wishes xxxx
Oh Nicole, I´m sorry for you. Mean people and bad health at the same time, that´s hard. Sending you love and healing.
Looking forward to hearing how you continue to fare. Blessings and good thoughts!
Hope the side effects clear up soon.
Hi Nicole, thanks for sharing I am sure it will help others think many people are keeping quiet on their opinions. Love your honesty
Keep well sweet lady
Thank you for sharing this
Thank you for posting your symptoms Nicole. I agree that it is helpful to hear other people’s reactions. Hang in there! Xx
I’m so sorry it has been so rough for you. You’ve done the right thing. I’m wishing you full recovery as soon as possible. May you feel wonderful soon! Hugs!
seems like reactions are all over the place but glad you are safe