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Discussion in 'Therapy and Medication' started by koukou63, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. koukou63

    koukou63 Antiquitie's Friend

    I had to have a tetanus injection Friday night in A&E. My leg is now really painul with a raised bit about an inch and a half around were the needle went in, its really hot and painful, and I feel like I've got flu... do tetanus jabs make you feel like this?
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Sometimes innoculations can make you feel ill. If you have any doubts have it checked out.
  3. Montage

    Montage Well-Known Member

    i think its normal.. im not sure though.. it sounds as if you have teanus.. and i know the injection gives you a little of the virus... id call the doc just to make sure :wink:
  4. One who listens..

    One who listens.. Well-Known Member

    Call in, for a Tetanus shot, that shouldn't happen. The raised bit hopefully loos like a big pimple, That would mean it might be a infection, otherwise something is wrong. You should definitely call in.

    The leg pain would mean your doctor/nurse screwed up, missed a vein, and plugged it right into your muscle. It still works to innoculate you, it just hurts as well.
  5. allofme

    allofme Staff Alumni

    tetnus shots are painful.. and do make you sore.. but you should at least report your reaction... is this your first one? could be you are allergic to something in the vaccine... any way keep us informed.. and hope u r feeling better