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  • Posted By: jennifermcf13
  • November 19, 2008
  • 07:47 PM

I recently had my first flu shot on Nov. 4th and since that day I have not been the same. I had the usual soreness in the arm it was administered to which was okay. Ever since then I have been having consistent fevers every night ranging from 100.9 to 102.5. I also had some joint pain in my hands and feet so I went to visit my primary doctor. He sent me for blood work to rule out RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and lupus. The results came back and thankfully it was not conclusive. The problem is now I still have these fevers every night rendering me to not be able to do anything at night when I go home. Once the fever hits I am completely exhausted. Before the flu shot I was fine. I am so frustrated because I have been back the the lab to do more blood work. I just want to go back to the way I was before the flu shot. Can anyone in the forum tell me if they have had the same problem at all. Any feedback would be appreciated. :confused:

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  • This is from the CDC: "AdultsIn placebo-controlled studies among adults, the most frequent side effect of vaccination was soreness at the vaccination site (affecting 10%--64% of patients) that lasted http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/PROFESSIONALS/acip/adverseTIV.htm
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 20, 2008
    • 08:59 PM
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  • A periodic nocturnal fever can come from a multitude of sources. I would suggest that you consider alternative possibilities besides your flu vaccination, as often, correlation does not equate to causation.Here are some possibilities, although rare. Please do NOT think I am suggesting you have any of them.An important question to ask would be, do you have drenching night sweats? (TB)Do you develop a rash with the fever? (Still's Disease -- RARE!)Do you work around animals (domestic or game) or eat unpasteurized milks/cheeses/ice cream or have you traveled recently(assuming you live in the U.S.)? Do you have associated weakness, malaise, muscle pains? (Brucellosis? 100-200/yr in U.S.)Good Luck-B
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 02:08 AM
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  • Well the past three days have gotten worse. I went to the emergency room to see what they could do for me but the just sent me home and said that I need to see an infectious disease specialist. :( I called the ID specialist and the first available appt was 12/11. I stressed that this was not something that has been happening over several years that I am just now trying to find out what it is and they still did not move my appt up. This is crazy, prolonging the issue could mean serious repercussions for me and my health. Having a fever for more than two weeks is not a normal circumstance in anyone. :mad: I need care and the health care system is not even giving me the time of day.
    jennifermcf13 2 Replies
    • November 21, 2008
    • 08:53 PM
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  • My results are in and I have Lyme Disease. Apparently I have been bitten by a deer tick but had no knowledge of it. I am being treated with heavy duty antibiotics hoping now that we caught it early on. The treatment is over 30 days and then i go back in for bloodwork to see if it is helping. :)
    jennifermcf13 2 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
    • 10:03 PM
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  • I also received my first flu shot on November 11, 2008 and have gone downhill ever since. Like you, I have had a fever every night and my joints have been killing me. I could not even get out of bed! I was in the hospital for 3 days through the emergency room and have been on steroids ever since. I have had 32 vials of blood take with no firm diagnosis yet. The rheumatologist diagnosed me initially with erythema nodosum (painful red spots on legs) Now thinks it may be Sarcoidosis although I have no breathing problems. I am glad they figured out what was wrong with you. I am sure everyone is correct when they say it is not from the flu shot but I still find it hard to believe and will probably never get another flu shot again. Good Luck!
    drives1340 1 Replies
    • December 9, 2008
    • 01:54 PM
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  • dear jennifer i'm experiencing the exact same thing as you, did you ever figure out what it was, could you please let me know. i would greatly appreciate it....charleneI recently had my first flu shot on Nov. 4th and since that day I have not been the same. I had the usual soreness in the arm it was administered to which was okay. Ever since then I have been having consistent fevers every night ranging from 100.9 to 102.5. I also had some joint pain in my hands and feet so I went to visit my primary doctor. He sent me for blood work to rule out RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) and lupus. The results came back and thankfully it was not conclusive. The problem is now I still have these fevers every night rendering me to not be able to do anything at night when I go home. Once the fever hits I am completely exhausted. Before the flu shot I was fine. I am so frustrated because I have been back the the lab to do more blood work. I just want to go back to the way I was before the flu shot. Can anyone in the forum tell me if they have had the same problem at all. Any feedback would be appreciated. :confused:
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 10, 2010
    • 10:17 PM
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  • My husband too has had a fever EVERY night for the past 2 weeks. He did not have a flu shot, but the Dr thinks it may be the flu. I however do not, b/c I and /or our baby would have caught it by now. The only difference is he has an cyst or abscess on his throat. The ENT saud it was nothing but ever since he's had the cyst he has been fatigued, pale, and fevers at night ranging from 101-103. I dont know if its realted or not. He's getting lab work done for the flu's and a chest x-ray and were going back the ENT. Any other advice???Thanks
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 12, 2010
    • 06:47 PM
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  • I've had a 100-101 fever for 2 weeks mainly at nights too. I'm reluctant to go to the local Dr because they never find out what's wrong, just give prescriptions. I finally found a good Dr and he went to a fee based practice.I keep thinking it will go away. My wife's went away in 8 days, she too Augmentin antibiotic. The Dr said it was optional, her choice.I have slight ringing in ears, now a sore left jaw and teeth for 2 days, coughing up stuff, mild head ache, sore throat and coughing at night. But the sore joints stopped for 4 days now.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 28, 2010
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  • Hello everyone! I had the same symptoms and wiered feeling for about a month. I currently live in Saudi Arabia. I finally wen to a good doctor who asked me to do a blood lab and I ended up with sever defaciency in vitamin d. I'm under treatment, but I fe
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 11, 2012
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  • I also received my first flu shot on November 11, 2008 and have gone downhill ever since. Like you, I have had a fever every night and my joints have been killing me. I could not even get out of bed! I was in the hospital for 3 days through the emergency room and have been on steroids ever since. I have had 32 vials of blood take with no firm diagnosis yet. The rheumatologist diagnosed me initially with erythema nodosum (painful red spots on legs) Now thinks it may be Sarcoidosis although I have no breathing problems. I am glad they figured out what was wrong with you. I am sure everyone is correct when they say it is not from the flu shot but I still find it hard to believe and will probably never get another flu shot again. Good Luck! Unfortunately this is January 27, 2013 - too late to help you, I'm sure. But the same thing happened to me after I had the Swine Flu Shot (we live on the east coast-usa) down 2 weeks with narcolepsy and temperature. My sister-in-law finally took me to my rheumatologist/internist who admitted me to the hospital on the spot. Infectious Disease room...had every single part of me tested on ad finitum...nada...nothing...no conclusion. But I, myself, know myself well enough that I have never experienced anything like that in my lifetime and am sure it was the Swine Flu shot. As it turns out, a year later we went on a Meditterean cruise & my asthma decided to visit - had a chance to chat a few times with the ship doctor who happened to be a female...she told me that Europe had experienced many deaths to the very same Swine Flu shot :(
    panache 2 Replies
    • January 28, 2013
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  • I have had the same symptoms on and of for bout 4 months going to call doc tomorrow seeing as I have one right now. I don't know if it's flu shot because I haven't gotten mine yet this year. Somebody mentioned that I might be going through my change, although I'm still in my 30's. Good luck to you and if they find anything out about me I'll post on here.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 20, 2014
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