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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 14, 2009
  • 04:48 AM

Within 4 hours after receiving a flu vaccine my left arm became limp. I could not raise it without using my other hand. After the third day I was able to raise it . I finally gained some use of my arm, but it became painful to dress and perform daily routines. This has continued for 2 months. My doctor has never seen a reaction like that. An MRI showed inflammation and about a 6 mm rotator cuff tear. He doesn't think the shot caused the tear, but I believe that it lead to it because I had no symptoms before the vaccination. This problem was caused by either the vaccine or the location of the injection which was higher on my arm than usual. I think she must have hit a nerve or a tendon. I've had flu shots in the past, and I've never had this problem. Is there anyone who is familiar with this type of problem? I would appreciate any advice.

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  • Within 4 hours after receiving a flu vaccine my left arm became limp. I could not raise it without using my other hand. After the third day I was able to raise it . I finally gained some use of my arm, but it became painful to dress and perform daily routines. This has continued for 2 months. My doctor has never seen a reaction like that. An MRI showed inflammation and about a 6 mm rotator cuff tear. He doesn't think the shot caused the tear, but I believe that it lead to it because I had no symptoms before the vaccination. This problem was caused by either the vaccine or the location of the injection which was higher on my arm than usual. I think she must have hit a nerve or a tendon. I've had flu shots in the past, and I've never had this problem. Is there anyone who is familiar with this type of problem? I would appreciate any advice.I had seasonal flu vaccine in Oct 2009. Within 3 days my right leg above the knee joint swelled and was very painful. A week later my other knee became painful, so much so that I found it difficult to walk, especially down the stairs. A week or so after, my two fiingers in my left hand felt numb and tingly. My left arm became painful, the pain travelling up through my shouder and into my lower neck. Blood tests reveal nothing, x rays on knees reveal nothing and it looks as if a recent EMG nerve conduction test has revealed nothing - still waiting for results after 3 weeks. On top of all this I have felt fatique which just comes on suddenly and I generally feel run down and tired. I have had the yearly flu shot for about 12 years with no ill effects. My doctor will only say that this year more than other years there have been adverse effects from the jab. Since Christmas I have been unable to return to work.Anyone else had a similar experience?
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