BAD REACTION TO FLU SHOT
My horror story started in
I requested my first and last flu vaccine while at my
The next day I awoke with my left shoulder on fire, left ribs
hurt, left buttock hurt and left foot hurt. The reaction has progressed
to being totally crippled in my left leg for the next 2 years. I have
been frozen with massive, asymmetric swelling in my neck, jaw, etc..
have had to go on disability, in which I am very thankful for. I filed
an Adverse Event with the CDC. There was no help there; either in
speaking with someone or medical help. I received their brochure with
vague diagnoses that can occur with vaccines.
I have been to many
doctors and have been prescribed many medications. The medications are
only Band-Aid's; the culprit never goes away. I was diagnosed finally
with "reactive arthritis due to the flu vaccine." I was told I will
recover, but very slowly. I hard a hard time getting anyone to share a
story with me about flu vaccine reactions.
I finally found a doctor who
could talk to me because his son went through the same thing for 5
years. His son had a flu vaccine and measle vaccine. Due to this being
his family member the doctor could share his story with me. This
encouraged me to know that I will someday come out of this. I am very
slowly getting better, but this has ruined my life over the past 3
years. I have been almost a house-bound vegetable for the last 2 years.
So, I would say that I am a victim of what can go wrong with a vaccine.
I wanted to share my story. Thank you.