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Topic: Will you get the covid vaccine!

Forum: All things COVID-19 or coronavirus —

A place to discuss the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on you and the ones you love.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2020 01:41PM

Rainyday7 wrote:

Today the UK announced that one of the Covid vaccine has been approved and will be rolled out within 10 days. I believe the EU will have approval by the end of December. I'm in the middle of chemo so probably won't get it until after chemo is finished.

Once approval comes will you get the vaccine immediately or wait and see?

Dx 6/2005, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 5/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/16/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/1/2021 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Chemotherapy AC Surgery Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy External: Lymph nodes
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Apr 26, 2021 01:28PM JACK5IE wrote:

WC3...after my 2nd Pfizer vaccine I felt great the day of. The next day I had fever, chills, etc. Felt awful for four days. Then I started feeling better but started getting horrible headaches on the fourth day (4/14) and still have them. Now I have an MRI scheduled to see if it's a brain tumor but it seems awfully coincidental that I got these severe headaches after the vaccine. I have gotten these same headaches on and off over the years. They are one-sided. I never received any medical treatment for them. I did have a head CT back in 2012 or so but it showed nothing. These are the same one-sided headaches I always got but daily and worse. My daughter does give me massages just below my skull where my neck starts and it has been helping tremendously. My doctor did say that if they do fully go away then the MRI won't be necessary. We'll see what happens.

I think these vaccines are so new that we don't know the spectrum of all the side effects yet. I just found out that my niece got a full body rash 4 days after getting her first Covid vaccine. Her doctor feels it is definitely from the vaccine.

Hope you feel better soon.

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/1/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/1/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/1/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 7/1/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 1/1/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy 1/1/2018 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 6/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs Radiation Therapy 6/1/2021 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 6/10/2021 Piqray (alpelisib) Chemotherapy 9/30/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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Apr 30, 2021 09:46PM ChemicalWorld wrote:

I had the first Moderna shot a week ago. The day of, I had nausea and later was just really cold. My skin also felt kind of weird kind of sensitive, and as time went on I had some pinching nerve pain but nothing major. That lasted a couple of days, and taking ginger helped a bit. I had my Lupron shot a little over a week prior to having the vaccine, and sometimes my side effects last past a week for that so it's one of those things where I can't tell what's caused by what but the nausea for sure was very noticeable. I couldn't sleep either (was kind of looking forward to some extra sleep but no go until a few days in). Just kind of "off" for a few days. A little swelling under my arm and a week in, my lymph node has popped out on my collarbone on the injection side (this happens when I get the flu shot too). Joints are hurting extra today.

Just noting too that I had a bad pain reaction to Taxotere, hand/foot syndrome, had to take extra steroids etc, so I double checked with my oncologist before getting the shot and she sad it was fine.

Dx 9/28/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage II, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/12/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/5/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2011 Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/6/2011
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May 1, 2021 01:12PM JACK5IE wrote:

Still getting headaches. It's now been 18 days with daily headaches. It feels exactly like occipital neuralgia. As I said previously, I have had these type of headaches on occasion for years, would usually last a day or two and that was it. Since the second Covid vaccine I have had them daily and at times excruciating. So MRI on Wednesday, here I come.

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/1/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/1/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/1/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 7/1/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 1/1/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy 1/1/2018 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 6/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs Radiation Therapy 6/1/2021 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 6/10/2021 Piqray (alpelisib) Chemotherapy 9/30/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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May 6, 2021 03:51PM JACK5IE wrote:

MRI clear thankfully!

Dx 7/2009, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/1/2009 TAC Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 2/1/2010 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/1/2010 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 7/1/2010 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 8/1/2015 Femara (letrozole) Dx 12/2017, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 1/1/2018 Ibrance (palbociclib) Radiation Therapy 1/1/2018 External: Bone Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2018 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Dx 6/2021, Stage IV, metastasized to brain/bone/liver/lungs Radiation Therapy 6/1/2021 External: Brain Targeted Therapy 6/10/2021 Piqray (alpelisib) Chemotherapy 9/30/2021 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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May 9, 2021 12:08PM LillyIsHere wrote:

Happy Mother's Day! It is been 10 days since my first vaccine and last 2 days have been feeling dizzy and hard to keep balance. Anyone on simipar situation?

“Within five years, cancer will have been removed from the list of fatal maladies.” That was the optimistic promise to U.S. President William Howard Taft in 1910 when he visited Buffalo’s Gratwick Laboratory, “What’s taking so long?” Dx 7/31/2019, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIA, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 9/19/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 11/30/2019 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy
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May 9, 2021 11:56PM nopink2019 wrote:

As vaccines in our area are readily available, I'm not allowing visitors to my house who haven't gotten it. Including plumbers, cleaning people, book club members. When I go to dentist, I'm asking about their staff too. Given the drugs we take for MBC and related side effects we suffer to not die next month, I find it ridiculous that folks don't trust something millions of people have taken with minor consequences. And I choose to not be around them.

Dx 2008, IDC, Stage IA, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Dx 2019, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/lungs, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 8/22/2019 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 9/12/2019 Xeloda (capecitabine) Targeted Therapy 11/8/2019 Kisqali Hormonal Therapy 11/8/2019 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 5/10/2021 Afinitor (everolimus) Hormonal Therapy 5/10/2021 Aromasin (exemestane) Chemotherapy 11/14/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine)
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Jun 19, 2021 04:36PM ChemicalWorld wrote:

Second shot done this past Thursday. Much stronger reaction this time (and also had my Lupron shot closer this time). Fine for a few hours but then the aches kicked in and by Thursday night I had chills, feverish, kind of queasy, generally felt like I had the flu. The headache also showed up over night and worsened as the day went on Friday. Had stomach issues too. Friday night was rough, fever broke sometime overnight, headache stayed a bit longer and now I just mostly feel like I've been put through the wringer.

My underarm on the vaccine side is also swollen and hurting, and I have a lymph node popped out on my collarbone on that side too (happened last time and also happens during the flu shot but not usually this fast or this big).

I wanted to let my immune system do its thing so I didn't take any tylenol/advil etc until I was over 40 hrs past the vaxx time and only then because the headache was bothering me so bad. I know a couple of people who just popped a couple of tylenol the day after and went to work, I can say I would not have been able to do that. If you have the option of taking a day after, I would recommend, to let your body rest !

Dx 9/28/2010, IDC, 3cm, Stage II, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/12/2010 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 12/5/2010 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/3/2011 Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/6/2011
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Jul 3, 2021 10:56AM Dancemom wrote:

I got it as soon as I could!!! Definitely take time off to rest after. Even people w fully working immune systems need the time. My healthy husband had light fever for 2 days, my adult daughter had no reactions. I just stayed home for 2 days feeling grumpy and a little warm.

Dx 3/16/2021, IDC, Right, Stage IV, metastasized to other, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 3/29/2021 Femara (letrozole) Targeted Therapy 4/20/2021 Ibrance (palbociclib)

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