I recieved the flu shot 4 weeks ago. I have had terrible pain in my arm since that day. I can only wear clothes that are easy to get on and off. Hurts to pick up anything, can't reach above my head........when I got the shot I was concerned that she gave it in the back of my shoulder?? I have never had trouble with the flu shot or any other shot before. My doctor says it is just a coincidence.
I know how you feel. I got the flu shot in late August 2012 and my arm has gotten considerably worse. At first it hurt just in my bicep area of my left arm but now the pain radiates down to my elbow and up into my shoulder and neck. My shoulder is starting to crack and pop and when I lift my arm up to put a shirt on I am in excrutiating pain! I can't sleep at night because I sleep on my left side and I am trying to avoid sleeping on my arm. When I first wake up I can barely lift my arm. Heat helps ie: heating pad, hot baths, etc. as well as advil. I am going to start taking Aleve 3x a day since someone else posted that it really helped them. I told my doctor about it and she mentioned that sometimes you can get scar tissue in your muscle at the injection site and that it takes time to heal. I have been getting a flu shout for years and this never has happened! I feel for you and thank you for posting, I'll let you know if anything works for me. thanks
You have said it best. There is nothing that can ease what you explained. I have also been in touch with Mollen who gave the shot and CDC. Seems no one has complained according to Mollen or the CDC as much as I have. Its been 4 month's and it's worse. My glands under my arms are sore ,my chest,my back shoulder,elbow,and today my wrist is hurting. I noticed that I could not fill a gallon of water in a jug that my arm would shake and give out on me. My Doctor says he has not heard of this . I have read a lot of comments ,and you would think that a Doctor would look up the reasons. I have had flu shots for years,and as a medical worker this was one I can never forget,and very worried as to what will come of this condition that the flu shot has put on me. I was told there was a different vaccine added this year'' by a nurse at mollen'' for 2012. What ever they added did affect me greatly. Good thing I'm not a golf pro, my career would be shot !!!!
I got the flu shot 5 days ago and noticed my right arm really aching tonight. It is a very deep aching from my shoulder down to my elbow. The nurse gave me my shot very high up at the top of my arm..which I thought was strange. I got this shot in my right arm as I still have a red itchy spot on my left arm from last yrs flu shot..the nurse practitioner said not to worry about the red spot but to get my flu shot in my r. arm to make sure that I wouldn't have a problem...well, I have a problem...my arm if killing me..wish I did't even get the shot...I have taken Naproxin but will take something stronger is this keeps aching this bad. Why aren't people telling us about this possibility?
I got a flu shot 3 weeks ago and my shoulder is still tender, my range of motion is limited, and the pain has been interfering with my sleep. After reading the comments here, I'm just glad that the pain isn't worse. I don't think I will get another shot, and just pray that eventually my shoulder returns to normal....
Same reaction here. Can I suggest printing the entire forum and showing it to who ever rejects the fact that the flu vaccination can cause severe and permanent side effects? I have been suffering for 2 months now. Shoulder, neck and arm pain. Tingling in my fingertips. So much pain that i was unable to even sleep at night and would have to jump out of the bed to try to undo severe cramps in my back in the middle of the night. My neck locked up and i am still working on loosening it. I hope and I pray that this is not a permanent issue. I can't imagine having to live with this for the rest of my life.