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Michelle7070

Yippee, I have had the Vaccine

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Michelle7070

I just wanted to say that I am currently having the Ocrevus treatment and am over 50, so I was given the opportunity to have the Covid Vaccine, which I was so pleased to have.

 

The NHS are amazing for the system they have organised to make this a safe and speedy operation.

 

As for the vaccine, I have to say that I suffered quite a horrible headache for about 4 days and my body felt like it had been 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, but all said and done, this was nothing compared to what may have been the symptoms should I have contracted Covid.

 

I wanted to write this as there seems to be so much negativity around the whole situation, the way that I am looking at it, is that I am here, I am able to have dinner with my husband and chat to my children and am looking forward to welcoming my first grandchild into the world.  This seems very mundane, but they are the things that make me smile and appreciate being alive. 

 

I hope that everyone that is on here, is keeping safe and avoiding this awful virus.

 

Sending positive vibes to you all, thank you for the chat and information that has kept me sane through not only this current situation, but also through my MS journey so far.  Keep up the good work everything you post and your replies are so valuable.

 

Michelle

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Stumbler

@Michelle7070 , the vaccination team came and got me a couple of weeks ago too.

 

I wasn't expecting to be called anytime soon as I didn't consider myself as vulnerable. I had a phone call on the Monday, asking if they could come round the next day - I'm housebound. I was so shocked that I just agreed and didn't think to question anything.

I was jabbed by 09:00 the next day. No ill effects, just a mildly sore arm.

 

It's an impressive operation by the NHS.

 

:moonieman:

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John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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Marina

That's fantastic news for both of you! Do you know which vaccine you were given, and have you been given a date for your 2nd jab?

 

I'm in group 5 (65+ yrs-old) and not on any DMDs as I'm SPMS, so hopefully it shouldn't be too long before they start on my group next.

 

Michelle, I'm sorry you had what sounds like an awful reaction but glad you're over it now. Thanks also for your kind words about what has now become a really quiet forum!

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Marina

(belated DX in June '05, SPMS)

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Shirl

Hi All

I had mine on Wednesday. The NHS experience was brilliant, a consortium of 4 GP surgeries, including our own. I even had one of our GPs do my jab.

Since then, I was unwell all night long Wednesday - hot, restless, could not sleep, awful headache. Yesterday continued in the same way. Then last night I slept like a log and woke this morning fresh and happy! But my arm now aches and feels heavy.

@HairyPete had his two weeks ago and was exactly the same, possibly more feverish. We both had Oxford AstraZeneca but he does not have MS.

We are BOTH very glad to be on the road to some kind of normality, eventually, we assume!

Waving to you all 👋👋

 

 

 

 

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Shirley  "one day at a time"

 

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I had the Oxford AstraZeneca. Well, I think I did.. With the lack of after effects, perhaps I had a placebo........ :whatsup::lol4:

 

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John aka Stumbler (as I do fall over!)

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Shirl

Well @Stumbler it hasn't dented your GSOH! My arm hurts now. I'm being rather precious about it considering what I went through last year!

 

We keep rolling along, getting nowhere in particular but deeply grateful for loving our home and each other. What else is there in life other than the obvious deprivations!

 

 

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Well, rather belatedly as I was beginning to think I'd been forgotten about, given that I'm in group 5, I finally got my vaccine last Saturday, the AstraZeneca one. It was the doctors from my and the other local surgeries doing all the vaccines, and I didn't even feel the jab, which surprised me. 

 

I fell asleep on the sofa later in the day, and was so tired in the evening that I went to bed early, and slept a further 11 hours. Woke up the next morning with a whopping headache, and my left leg was weak and wobbly and would nearly gave way under me. For fear of falling over due to my leg, I used 2 sticks to walk about the house, and had to keep my leg straight whilst not bending it at all, when I normally only use a stick when out and very rarely when at home. Luckily, the leg problem improved a lot within a few hours. A couple of hours after I got up, I suddenly felt hot and sweaty and found I had a temperature. Oddly, and again luckily, that only lasted 2 hours, and my temperature returned to normal. The headache (migraine?) lasted all day. I slept for 2 hrs in the early afternoon, and again fell asleep later on the sofa for 3 hours, as I simply couldn't keep my eyes open, and again went to bed early. The day after, I was almost back to my normal, I just still felt a bit on the sleepy side.

 

And no sore arm either, or rather, just the very occasional tiny flicker of a momentary ache that was barely noticeable.

 

All in all, I'd say I had pretty mild side effects, mostly the enormous sleepiness and the headache, for which I'm so grateful given what I've seen others have gone through.


Marina

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@Marina , it doesn't surprise me that your MS had a minor "grumble"!

 

The vaccine is creating antibodies and as we know, our compromised immune system doesn't like anything interfering with it.

 

Glad you recovered quickly.

 

:moonieman:

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