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Covid vaccine

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Dudette1, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Andy
    My Pfizer was a week ago today and I havent seen any direct correlation between jab and bg.
    I've had a weird Feb bg wise. Started with 3 days in the 4s in a row which was unprecedented for me, then its crept slowly but steadily up to climax in a row of 6 x 5.9. Then a mix of early 6s and a few high 5s around jab time.
    This diabetes malarkey isa right nuisance isn't it?
     
  2. Gryph

    Gryph Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here. Woke up to 8 this morning! Then after a breakfast of a coffee with double cream and coconut oil, hovered around 7.4 for 5 or 6 hours. Decided to throw some carbs into the mix to see if it would shock it into lowering (often does), a single ryvita dark rye with a wedge of cream cheese. 3 hours later, no movement. OK, out to garage, try a 1 liftmax deadlift for fun as I've had new plates delivered, failed as put too much on the bar - and 1 hour later, BG 4.2. Hmm. Not overly fussed as my averages are still well into normal, but still monitoring, it's all a journey. Xbox shoulder fixed itself though :D
     
  3. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    Thanks for this. I’m hopeful it will sort itself out, I changed more than one variable by it being done at pretty much same time as dropping drugs but as you said, the levels aren’t incredibly high.

    just have to have patience, and not beat myself up if this is what it now is! I’ve just not had any changes with dropping all other drugs that I kind of got into my head that this would be the same

    still, other that that my arm feels okay now, not painful as such but a slight feeling that I can tell where the jab was. So longer effects than a flu jab but nothing huge
     
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  4. Gryph

    Gryph Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    16 days since vaccine, and finally things seem to be settling. Slightly high FB this morning reading 6.0, could happily put that down to stress - yesterday boiler sprung a leak, water into electrics, no hot water, no heating, no electric; BGas highest level home cover in place, earliest they could attend was 18th March; so quite a day wrangling that. But now today after a breakfast of coffee and double cream, a single dark rye Ryvita with a spoon of peanut butter and wedge of cream cheese, 2 hours later BG is 4.9 - which is "normal" for me.

    Hope things are improving for you.
     
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  5. Gryph

    Gryph Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    19 days post jab, FBG finally 5.2 :) "usual" responses to food throughout the day. Looks like I'm through that at last. YMMV.
     
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  6. DisneyGuy

    DisneyGuy Type 2 · Active Member

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    Had the astrazeneca one yesterday and no side effects, haven't grown another arm or leg ;)
     
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  7. Sparklebrightisright62

    Sparklebrightisright62 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi to all,

    After 1st injection really painfull being injected and sore a few days then it really set off my arthritis ibs everything I am reluctant to have the second jab because of the above has anyone already has the pizfer jab and what was your reaction to it blood test Tuesday so I will mention this and see what they say.

    Sparklebright62.
     
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  8. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Botheration, I d like one of those!
     
  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I would mention your reaction. The vaccine, any vaccine increases inflammation temporarily as your immune system kicks in. Increased inflammation can make autoimmune conditions worse for a few days or so as the immunity builds.
     
  10. DisneyGuy

    DisneyGuy Type 2 · Active Member

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    I felt fine yesterday but today I feel like a train has hit me.

    Aches all over, bad stomach, Nausea..
     
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  11. fendertele

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    I got the letter to attend but I'm going to just continue doing what i've been doing up until now and remaining extra cautious in everything I do and pass on it for now.

    I'm far from Anti-meds/pharma etc as I do take medication that if i didnt take it could become very unwell/dead but again those meds are a necessity and also been around for a very long time and have shown to have no/little long term side effects or at least none that would be anywhere as bad as not taking the medication.

    With this vaccine it's neither essential nor been around long enough for me to consider taking it atm.

    But the option will always be there which is good.
     
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  12. Jefff66

    Jefff66 Type 2 · Newbie

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    I had mine on Friday, Astrazeneca.

    I felt fine until Saturday morning. Then aches in joints and muscles, headache, sore throat, fever, chills, tiredness, exhausted just walking up stairs. Still suffering a bit today, but getting better.
     
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  13. urbanracer

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    On Saturday, Mrs Urb' and quite a few of her workmates from the nursing home had a 2nd shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

    I had thought that the body would have become used to it but most of them had worse symptoms than they did the from the first shot. One of her colleagues phoned in sick on Sunday because she was vomitting. The symptoms do appear to be wearing off after 24 to 36 hrs though and nothing too serious fortunately.
     
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  14. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the opposite theory. My wife and I had no reaction at all, possibly because we not been exposed to even a slight infection of the virus and have no immunity. I am expecting the second jab to have some side effects due to immunity built up from the first jab. As long as the side effects are mild I would feel reassured that I was protected if that happens.
     
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  15. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've read somewhere today, can't find a reference now, that generally people are finding more of a reaction to 2nd Pfizer jab than the first, but less of a reaction to the 2nd AZ jab, than the first one.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  17. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just had a very sore arm for 2 days after my Pfizer.

    My non-diabetic, younger, slimmer, very fit friend just had hers and has been in bed with flu symptoms for 4 days now.

    Juts saying :)
     
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  18. Buzzer81

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    Anymore anecdotal evidence for 2nd Pfizer jab? Are people really finding it triggers a worse reaction? I had my first one late feb and side effects were mild. I feel it’s time to start building up the anxiety levels for the second one!!!
     
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  19. 1970clea

    1970clea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Husband had his second Pfizer on Saturday, no ill effects.
     
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  20. scooterlad75

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    I've had both of mine now and felt fine each time.
     
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