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Topic: Truth about vaccine PLEASE

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

Posted on: Aug 11, 2021 08:53AM - edited Sep 7, 2021 08:25AM by

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Aug 11, 2021 09:25PM ErenTo wrote:

Your daughter needs to see a cardiologist, even if she's feeling better. It's not right to speculate and assume that it's the vaccine, heart palpitation in a young woman is not at all normal.

"something is just not right". Sure, this has anti-vax written all over it. The best I've heard was from a woman who said that she read on some blog or another that everyone who got vaccinated will die in two years. How exciting!

To answer the question, I had two Pfizer shots in May and my only side effect was sore arm. Among the people around me, side effects ranged from sore arm, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, muscle ache and severe dizziness in once case. They all resolved themselves.

Survived an unexplained sudden cardiac arrest b/w surgery and chemo (while attending a chemo info session at the hospital). Code blue, CPR, induced coma, ICU, ICD. Escaped alive with heart and brain unscathed! Dx 12/8/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 1/12/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/20/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 7/23/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 8/4/2015 Breast, Lymph nodes

Aug 11, 2021 09:32PM LeesaD wrote:

Received first dose of Pfizer in Jan. Second dose was Feb 10. Sore arm and just a little bit of fatigue next day after both doses. Looking forward to getting a booster hopefully in next few days once CDC issues guidance.
Oncotype Score 3, 2/4 Sentinal Nodes micromestasis so pushed for ALND for 'peace of Mind' and surprise found 2/14 positive axillary nodes Dx 2/3/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 4/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/17/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 5/8/2017 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/1/2017 Hormonal Therapy 9/7/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery 11/16/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 1/29/2018 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant

Aug 11, 2021 09:38PM bcincolorado wrote:

A sore arm was t he worse thing either DH or I felt. He is on immuno-suppression meds from a transplant even. We both made sure to move our arms where we had our shots (on my non cancer side of course) to help minimize stiffness afterwards since we do that even when we get flu shots and it can get tight and sore afterwards. Did not even need Tylenol or anything. Not sure what the big deal is with everyone over it. If you can get it you should for others if nothing else.

Dx 8/2009, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/6/2010 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/14/2010 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/29/2016 Femara (letrozole)

Aug 11, 2021 09:51PM RatherBeSailing wrote:

I had Moderna. Almost no reaction after first shot. After the second I woke up the next morning and could barely lift my head off the pillow the entire day. Felt like I was in PACU after an operation and couldn't snap out of it. My 20-year-old son was terrified. Then I woke up the next morning and was absolutely fine. Had an intermittent bit of a buzz in my left ear for a couple weeks (apparently this does happen rarely, but of course it's difficult to pin it on the vaccine with certainty.) Then I recovered completely. My husband and son both had Pfizer and minimal side effects.

Obviously, an individual choice. The way I look at it, I lost one day of my life, but possibly saved the rest of it. It was a risk I would take again in a heartbeat.

Aug 11, 2021 09:54PM ruthbru wrote:

Even though I hardly went anywhere, always wore a mask, and washed my hands like crazy; I still got Covid in November. I didn't end up in the hospital, but have never felt more awful in my life (which includes how I felt during AC chemotherapy). So, when I became eligible, I jumped at the chance to be vaccinated. Both DH and I had Moderna. His only reaction was a sore arm. Mine was feeling really wiped out the day after. DS had the Johnson & Johnson with no side effects. A friend of mine, who has several health concerns and can imagine herself into side effects (which she would tell you herself), had the Pfizer with zero adverse reactions (which surprised her greatly).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

Aug 11, 2021 10:00PM marinochka wrote:

me and my husband had Phizer in march. Just sore arm.


Dx 11/4/2019, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR- Surgery 12/19/2019

Aug 12, 2021 01:33AM - edited Aug 12, 2021 01:34AM by WC3

I had the Moderna vaccinations. My arm was sore the day after my first dose and I developed a mild localized rash that did not itch or cause me discomfort. I think it caused some lymph node enlargement as well.

A few hours after the second dose I developed a headache which progressed to chills and a fever, all of which resolved after a day or two but the chills left me weak for a few days due to an unrelated health issue.

I have no regrets about getting it.

My sister also had a Moderna but had a more prominent rash after the first injection. I think her reaction to the second dose was less pronounced than mine but she experienced disruptions in her menstrual cycle.

My friend also had Moderna. He was fatigued for a few days after the second dose.

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)

Aug 12, 2021 02:38AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

I had the Pfizer in March. The first one was so, so--can't really remember how it felt. But the second one really wiped me out for a couple of days but then I have a really sensitive system. I'm so glad I was able to have them and haven't had any problems.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/16/2009 Chemotherapy 8/2/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)

Aug 12, 2021 03:11AM trinigirl50 wrote:

Me, DH, son (14) all had Pfizer. Me: no reaction. Husband and son on second shot: slight fever, headache day after. No health issues since. I had mine in January/Feb husband in March/April, son in July.

My father, mother, brother, sister, 4 nieces, 3 nephews, 6 close friends. Sister, 1 niece 2 friends had Sinopharm, others had Moderna.

Brother was wiped out for 2 days (flu like symptoms), 1 friend same - both on second shot. All others - no reactions.

All doing fine since.

1 beloved mother in law, 1 beloved friend: Covid 19 before vaccines. They are not doing fine because they are dead.


trinigirl50 Dx 3/7/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 20/24 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 3/7/2015 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 4/13/2015 AC + T (Taxotere) Hormonal Therapy 9/14/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole), Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 10/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

Aug 12, 2021 04:50AM AliceBastable wrote:

trinigirl50, I am so sorry about your mother-in-law and friend. I hope you repeat your post everywhere you can so every anti-vaxxer sees it.

Endometrial cancer 2010, basal cell multiples, breast cancer 2018, kidney cancer 2018. Boring. Hope it stays that way. Dx 5/2018, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/11/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 8/8/2018 Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

Aug 12, 2021 05:33AM - edited Aug 12, 2021 05:44AM by Annabelle2

My husband (ER at the VA) had Pfizer in December? Early January? - we were very nervous because we didn't know ANYTHING about the vaccines at that point. He had both doses with zero side effects or issues.

I got the Pfizer vaccine when I became eligible - March I believe? I felt tired for about an hour the day after the first dose, felt nothing with the second dose. Well, nothing other than extreme relief and happiness that I could finally start seeing my family again Heart

My 78 year old dad, 81 year old father in law, and 76 year old mother in law all had Pfizer and had no issues with either dose.

My mom, sisters & their husbands, remaining inlaws (except one who refuses) and one of my children have all had the vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) and nobody has mentioned any side effects other than I think someone had a sore arm but I don't remember who.

Everyone I work with had the vaccines with no issues that I heard about.

Dx 2/9/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/8/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/17/2018 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 8/15/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 1/21/2019

Aug 12, 2021 05:57AM NancyHB wrote:

My DH and I both had the Pfizer vaccine, no reactions or SEs beyond sore arm and a little tired the first day or so.

My son had a kidney transplant two years ago and is on immunosuppressants. He got the first round of Moderna and felt pretty good - sore arm and a couple of days of mild flu-like symptoms. The vaccine really kicked what little immune system he has into overdrive but he says it wasn’t too bad. A couple weeks later his son brought COVID home from school and everyone in the family caught it, including his 2-year-old son (who was pretty sick for about a week), his wife (already fully vaccinated and tested positive but no symptoms beyond a runny/stuffy nose), and him. He was in hospital twice, for a week each time; his doctors have said it’s likely he would have fared worse had he not already had the first dose on board. After three months he was on the road to recovery and able to get his second dose. And he’ll be first in line for a booster, because he’s not taking any chances.

I continue to have faith in the science as I have my entire life. I have a smallpox scar; I got a tetanus booster last summer when I was tearing up our old deck and punctured my finger on a rusty nail. I got the MMR booster before I got pregnant because my childhood friend was born deaf because his mom got rubella while pregnant with him. I love my kids and grandkids and want to hug them and not make them sick. I also feel a greater responsibility to people I don’t know, to society as a whole, and want this pandemic to end, so I got the COVID vaccine. Any risk I may have feared or read about anecdotally was far outweighed by my desire to protect myself, my family, and those around me.

"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam Dx 11/22/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/4/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 1/18/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 6/11/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 1/27/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 2/14/2016 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Left Chemotherapy 2/29/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 7/20/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Dx 1/31/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone

Aug 12, 2021 06:30AM Rah2464 wrote:

My DH had the moderna vaccine with no side effects other than some mild fatigue after the second dose. I had Pfizer and I think it triggered a mild case of Covid about a week after dose one - low fever, fatigue, gastrointestinal upset that lasted about two days. When I went to get the second shot I was asked specifically if I thought I had had covid after my first dose. The second dose side effects were mainly gastrointestinal for two days after so pretty mild overall. I never got a sore arm at all. I am wondering if my reaction that I had could be tied to having had an infusion of Zometa three weeks earlier ( my MO wanted a three week break between Zometa and any vaccination so as not to stress my immune system). I would definitely do it again if needed. Jo I hope our experiences along with your doctors recommendations help you determine a decision.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/26/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/26/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

Aug 12, 2021 10:43AM - edited Sep 23, 2021 02:30AM by Mavericksmom

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Dx 6/6/2003, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/24 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 12/4/2018, ILC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)

Aug 12, 2021 12:31PM - edited Aug 12, 2021 12:35PM by wondering44

I had the Pfizer vaccine administered in March and April. I had a sore arm, scratchy throat, and headache for a couple of days.


"I don't get to control my cancer. I do get to control how I choose to live each day with cancer." - Me Dx 7/8/2021, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 7/8/2021, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 8/18/2021 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Dx 8/23/2021, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+ Dx 8/23/2021, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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