Flu shot and numbers

By SandySilvers Latest Reply 2012-11-02 01:28:52 -0500
Started 2012-10-31 07:31:50 -0500

Hi everyone…Just a quick question. I got the flu shot for the first time on Monday (it's Wednesday morning now). I've noticed that my numbers have ranged 15-25 higher, in general for the past few days. Is this something normal? Can it be a side effect of the shot and can I expect them to go back down soon? Thanks!!!

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Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-11-02 01:28:52 -0500 Report

Got the shot Wednesday at about 3:45 PM. So far as of 12:30 AM Fri just a slightly sore arm. Usually the shot doesn't bother me, have had one for the past 5 years due to working with elderly people. Only once did it make me sicker, but since that was the year of illness I don't hold it totally responsible. Usually I have noticed the flu symptoms I get seem to be mild when it hits the general population in my area. The shot doesn't seem to make any difference in my BG. However my BG does go whacky when I get the milder fluish symptoms later.
Ironicly, before I needed to get the shot for work, I usually got flu like symptoms a few days before the small town local grocery store had its annual flu shot clinic.

MS12953 2012-11-01 20:21:53 -0500 Report

I too got flu and pneumonia shots on Monday for the first time ever (on the recommendation of my doctor). By Tuesday morning, I was way sicker than I have ever been with the flu. Didn't even start to feel human again until this afternoon, but my arm is still darn near paralyzed. Don't think I will be doing that again.

SandySilvers 2012-11-01 20:34:59 -0500 Report

I ended up with a headache and an ''off'' feeling for a couple of days. Today I woke up , felt better, and my numbers were pretty much back to normal. But my arm still feels like I got punched in it LOL

Harlen 2012-10-31 16:08:54 -0500 Report

I get the shot every year and I get the flu every year but its a lot less hard then if I dont get the shot and yep it makes my #s go up a bit every time
Best wishes

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