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Boosted! Not! 4 months 1 week ago #72069

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So, we went to get our booster shots yesterday.
We were screened to see if we are immune compromised.  Steven isn't, but I am.  I was told I was going to get the full dose. We didn't know there was a difference.
I'm chatting with the nurse who was going to give me my shot, and she tells me, this is my third dose and in 5 months I go back for my booster!  Lucky me.
Unfortunately this Moderna is kicking my ass!  I feel so sick it's not funny! I have a wicked headache and so sick to my stomach. I think I'll be napping a lot today!

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 1 week ago #72070

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I hope you are feeling better now Cindy. Take good care of yourself. It can be intense, hope you get over it quickly!
I was down with my Moderna vax also for about 48 hours. I slept the first 24 hours, had body aches, chills and fever of 101. Still for me it wasn't as bad as the flu or bronchitis, symptoms were gone by the 3rd day. I took a full 5 days off work and responsibilities because I went back to my routine too soon after my second dose.

I also got 3 full doses of Moderna (most people got a half dose with their booster) because one of my doctors wrote in my medical chart wrote that I was "immune compromised due to drug therapy". I have Lupus/Sjogrens along with ITP and take a couple of drugs, Plaquinil and occasional prednisone yet I'm not actually compromised. But since my doctor wanted me to get the full booster so badly that he/she wrote that into my chart, I went along with it. My platelets fell after the second dose but stayed to same (29k) after the third/booster dose. I didn't have any lingering Lupus-type symptoms. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
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Boosted! Not! 4 months 1 week ago #72071

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Thanks, posey!  Feel much better today!  Didn't have to take any Gravol yesterday and actually got to eat a regular dinner.  Just had a slice of bread for breakfast. I lived on that and Tylenol on Friday.
I have now had the Astra Zeneca, Pfizer and Moderna shots. This is the one that knocked me on my ass. At least I know what to expect when I go for my booster! I'm pretty sure I had a fever, but unfortunately our thermometer broke and we haven't gotten a new one yet.

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 1 week ago #72072

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For those of us having four, we have the fourth three months after the third here. My fourth is due. Will go for it on Thursday or Friday. You're lucky. Having a reaction likely shows that it is working, I get nothing.

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 1 week ago #72074

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Apparently this was something the Government had just put out that morning.  Up until then, I thought I was getting my booster.  Not a big deal, I'll go back in June.
JJ, I didn't think about it like that.

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 6 days ago #72083

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Oh Cindy I'm so sorry the booster did you in - hope you are feeling back to normal now!!
Yeah, my understanding was those getting the Moderna it was a 1/2 dose for the booster.  Mine was Pfizer and I didn't have a problem - who knows though could get a reaction with the 4th one, but they aren't doing that here that I know of.
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 6 days ago #72086

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Regulations are changing around here every day! It's hard to keep up with all the changes.  I heard this morning Canada has approved the Pfizer pill for those immune-compromised and over the age of 60.  Yet I couldn't get the shot because I'm over 50!
I am feeling better from that but now I'm wondering if I'm having a reaction to the reduction of my thyroid meds.  I was supposed to get a blood test at our last doctor's appointment, but we're in a level 3 lockdown, which means no testing unless emergency.

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 5 days ago #72089

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Cindy I've never felt sick to my stomach when my thyroid med was reduced - and believe me I have had many large swings to both hypoT and hyperT.   The last was in 2018 when my TSH went to 11.something, never did know why.   I'm sorry you can't even just get a blood test to check your TSH.  But a lockdown is a lockdown - hopefully you can get it soon!! 

Are you saying you can't get a covid vaccine if you are over 50?  I haven't heard of a Pfizer pill, will have to search for it.  I really don't consider myself immune-compromised since I'm not on any kind of treatment to cause that, I just consider myself having a wacky immune system due to all my autoimmune "things" :) 
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 5 days ago #72090

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Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir  & ritonavir ) an oral tablet made by Pfizer for the treatment of Covid not as a vaccine 

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 5 days ago #72091

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No, no, when the boosters were available here, I was told I would be getting the Pfizer because that was what I got for my second dose.  Then the top docs said, nope, we're going to save the Pfizer for those under 50. Less heart issues with it, I guess.
Yes, Paxlovid is it.  Yeah, I think I hear that was what it was going to be used as.
No sick feeling, but just blah! Sometimes a little weak/shaky.  And very tired!
With this lockdown, we're in a one-family bubble and our apartment building is closed to visitors.  Can't even get out with my sister. And Saturday, my nephew tested positive.  He got it from the guy he travels to work with. If he tests negative tomorrow, Friday, he can go back to work on Saturday. Sister and BIL tested negative.
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Boosted! Not! 4 months 5 days ago #72092

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No no to whom? 

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Boosted! Not! 4 months 4 days ago #72093

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Sorry mrsb, I was replying to Mel's question about not being able to get vaccinated unless under 50.

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