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joint pain from flu shot

Posted by bikerbabe

My  husband had a flu shot in Sept 2011. Since then his joints in the body hurt so bad he can barely dress himself or walk. Has anyone had this happen and was was done for this pain?
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Disclaimer: I believe in vaccinations. There are 2 different flu shots as well as an inhaled version.  Flu shots are typically given into the muscle, usually the shoulder or deltoid, but there is now an intradermal or into the skin version, too.  It's relatively common to have a sore muscle at the injection site but this resolves quickly.  However, if he can barely dress himself & walk, we worry about Guillain Barre syndrome. Best to go see your/his family physician immediately.  Good luck!
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