Lymphedema and the covid vaccine
On 2/3 and 3.3.2021 I got a Moderna injection in each in the thigh ( Nodes removed from left arm caused LE 9 yrs ago) AND app 4 1/2 yrs ago I offered my R arm for a blood draw and got LE . ( my LE therapist explained that I already had an impaired lymphatic system and that R arm had just recovered from ' an insult ' as I had broken the humerus in 3 places ( sigh)
So all flu shots in thighs were essentially without incident ( large mosquito bite look at the injection site which went away within a week.
Now, I am having TROUBLES!
Legs both got what a Massgeneral Boston DR called COVID ARM ( google images) in thighs and she reassured me it would go away. IT did, but lower legs/ whole leg began to have edema and still does. DRs here in Spfld said CVI or PVD. I went to Boston and they say NO! They said it is "possibly LE and MAYBE brought on by Moderna" ( UGH)
in any case, DR suggested I offer the Right arm next time. Folks, it has LE.
(What would you do ?>)
I also wanted a PFIZER for my next shot as you can probably see why, but the hospital where I got this shot ( which was ok with that! ) will no longer be offering since there are so many ' public sites' now. UGH and UGH.
Any familiar stories and any advice so appreciated,.
Please avoid Moderna if you have had nodes removed... DISCLAIMER : JMO!