Bump on arm after flu shot. Is it normal to get a huge lump on your arm after getting a flu shot?

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Bump on arm after flu shot

When you get the flu shot, your arm might be sore, red, or a bit swollen. I have been teaching for over 10 years, and I have received it every year. Some people may have a sore arm after vaccination. But certain motions cause my should to pop or feel sore. Never, ever in my life have I experienced anything like this. I had a flu shot October 13, 2019. I have begun to dread nighttime because I know that I will lie down and it will get worse.

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Bump on arm after flu shot

I then went to an Orthopedic clinic. I declined the flu jab 2018 after taking it for about 8 yrs because I strongly intuited that it was only affecting me adversely. My Dr put me on 800 mg Ibuprofen and some exercises but acted unaware of any other side effects from the shots. If the swelling is localized around the injection site, this is a common occurence. I saw my doctor and had a complete physical done and blood work to rule out infection. The flu shot is typically recommended for everyone ages 6 months or older. I sleep with a small pillow under that arm and often take Advil to quiet it down.

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Is it normal to get a huge lump on your arm after getting a flu shot?

Bump on arm after flu shot

My husband has been so nice to open things because of the pain. As would rather die than put up with this for much longer. Or did you come down with the flu anyway? Since receiving the shot my left arm has been in horrible pain and absolutely worthless. Often people avoid moving the arm and that will make it take longer to get better. It scares me to get shots now.

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Is it normal to get a huge lump on your arm after getting a flu shot?

Bump on arm after flu shot

It is normal for them to be tender to the touch too. Something is fishy here and my pain directly correlates with the shot. I am not a big advocate for the flu shot for me but my family always gets it. It is normal for them to be tender to the touch too. If it doesn't go away within a week or two, then get it checked. The guy didn't seem to know what he was doing and just jabbed the needle into my arm.

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Anyone have this type of reaction to flu shot?

Bump on arm after flu shot

To help reduce discomfort, try taking some ibuprofen before getting your shot. It almost caused my shoulder to lock up. Within less than 2 hours my arm was in such pain I could not move it. I have had a flu shot every year now for the last 5 years and never have I had this reaction. I have noticed strange itchiness at the site and just have not felt great since receiving the shot.

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Flu Shot Side Effects

Bump on arm after flu shot

This all began after my flu shot that very night. I will have to go the doctor next. Two hours later my middle to upper back felt tight and painful. It is easier to blame pharmacists and nurses for improper technique. I am very active, and play golf and am having a problem raising my arm or picking up anything, and my arm constantly throbs and spasms. My left shoulder has been hurting every since.

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