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Monday, September 07, 2009 liza jane, Community Member, asks

Q: neck pain

I can't sleep. My neck hurts really bad so does the back of my head. It's much worse when lying down.  I have muscle spasms and high levels of muscle tension throughout my entire body, even my face and scalp. I beleive that I've started choking. Also have reoccurant loss of feeling in my hands, arms, feet and chest. Oh, and I am costantly dizzie, and wearing sunglasses becouse my eyes hurt.  I have been in and out of the doctors office and emergency room for the past six weeks but there are no answers.  They try  to make me comfortable. I'm scared any ideas.

 

                                                                               liza jane

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sicire, Community Member
10/ 5/09 4:10am

Wow this is exactly my same complaint...for over a week, I have had severe neck pain ; cannot turn my head to the left; walking jars my nerves in my neck and back of head mainly at night during long walks..and sleeping is a real PAIN. I put rubbing liniment and cold packs, had a neck/shoulder massage, but nothing seems to help. I am going to try acupuncture this week...but it all started a few days after a regular flu shot!

 

Hope someone has an answer. I emphathize with you and "feel your pain." Literally!

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Erin, Community Member
10/ 8/09 11:50am

I have had the seasonal flu shot for the past fifteen yaers. I have had pain at the injection site, some years a slight fever, but this year I received my shot from employee healt as usual i am in a health care facilty and have had severe pain for the past ten days in my shoulder, neck, running down my arm to my elbow. What gives? I can find no relief and I reported this to E.H. nurse and of course they have never had this happen and it just could not be related to getting the Flu Vaccine..

 

 I disagree, I have done nothing that would have coused this and do believe the seasonal flu shot in 2009 is diffrent. I am not going to accept the H1N1 vaccine, even though it is mandatory at my place of employeement. It will be interesting but I DO NOT TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT! Allowing and knowing that so many out of 100.000 are going to have major side effects is not acceptable. So I am with the rest of you, and seeking relief. God Bless....

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Shirley, Community Member
10/ 9/10 12:16pm

Can anyone comment about the side effects of this years vaccine (2010)?  My daughter (36yr old) had the shot on Monday and these same symptoms appeared Tues morning.  She has been in and out of ER, Doctor's office and Physical Therapy all week.  The only thing they can do is give her strong addictive pain meds.  she can only move her head by about an inch in either direction and is officially now on short term disability! 

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pablo, Community Member
10/29/10 5:13pm

same thing with my girlfriend.  got the 2010 flu shot yesterday 10/28/10 and she cant move her neck left or right.   It got gradually worse about an hour or so after she got her shot. 

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joseph, Community Member
11/ 2/10 9:54am

Yes just 3 days after I got the flu shot I started geting pain on the left backside of my head and down my neck, thought maybe it was cold or something, now I hear alot of my friends are feeling the same pain, what the hick is going on with the flu shot this year?

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Kookla9, Community Member
11/ 6/10 12:26am

I got my flu shot yesterday, and my arm hurt pretty bad this morning, and by the end of the day, I couldn't move my neck. It hurts to chew, and is really tender on both sides. I have had a flu shot every year, and this is the first time I have ever had a reaction. I just learned that this year (2010), the seasonal flu vaccine also has the H1N1 vaccine in it. I didn't get the H1N1 vaccine last year, so I am wondering if that could be what is causing the problem. The H1N1 vaccine made me nervous, since I work for a doctor, and about 70% of our patients who received the H1N1 vaccine had some type of reaction to it.

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Kathy Cox, Community Member
11/29/10 1:39pm

wow.  I just had the flu shot before thanksgiving and have been having the same intense head - one side behind my eye and back, and neck pain as well.  I was thinking maybe a sinus condition until i started reading these posts.  People be ware.  I've had flu shots every year for the past probably 6 - 7 years with absolutely no symptoms. 

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Erin, Community Member
10/ 8/09 11:53am

I have had the seasonal flu shot for the past fifteen yaers. I have had pain at the injection site, some years a slight fever, but this year I received my shot from employee healt as usual i am in a health care facilty and have had severe pain for the past ten days in my shoulder, neck, running down my arm to my elbow. What gives? I can find no relief and I reported this to E.H. nurse and of course they have never had this happen and it just could not be related to getting the Flu Vaccine..

 

 I disagree, I have done nothing that would have coused this and do believe the seasonal flu shot in 2009 is diffrent. I am not going to accept the H1N1 vaccine, even though it is mandatory at my place of employeement. It will be interesting but I DO NOT TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT! Allowing and knowing that so many out of 100.000 are going to have major side effects is not acceptable. So I am with the rest of you, and seeking relief. God Bless....

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