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shingles shot,joint pain,arteritis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 2, 2009
  • 02:28 PM

I received a shingles vaccine 9/17/09. Two days later started having pain in upper arms&shoulders, and thighs.Thought it might be statin reaction, so stopped that med, but pain became more severe:couldn't carry my purse, needed help pulling up jeans,etc. Tests showed elevated sed rate;Dx polymyalgia rheumatica. Started prednisone,but began having pain in temporal arteries & down bilateral neck; likely temporal arteritis.This is no minor illness:TA can cause blindness, & it and PMR necessitate steroids for 1-2 years,which can and do cause a host of medical problems themselves. I can't prove the vaccine was the cause(I reported it to the manufact.as well as CDC, & no f/u from them), but my gut tells me none of this would have happened w/o the immunization. Comments?

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