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    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    2/24/2017 12:11:01 AM

    Reviewer: Brown , 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had this vaccine in 2 stages. I had had one shot a month ago and another one yesterday. I had zero issues with the first one.....the second one though was an entirely different story. This is seriously the most painful vaccine I have ever had. I can't use my arm without a lot of pain. Within 2 hours of receiving the second shot my shoulder was itchy and was starting to swell got r ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    2/14/2017 6:56:58 AM

    Reviewer: Cin, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Most painful immunization ever after the initial injection. Entire upper arm is extremely sore, red, and hot. Aleve did not even touch it. Also have joint pains elsewhere and headache. No warning from the doctor that this would happen

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    1/16/2017 4:06:18 PM

    Reviewer: Rick, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Aside from the initial shot pain, I have been down 6 days with chills, then fever, non stop headache, nausea, weakness, fatigue where I can do anything except sleep. This shot should not be recommended and I still can't work. The doctor recommended it. He is going to have a different opinion now. Don't take this shot it is not worth the pain and anguish.

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    1/4/2017 8:18:46 AM

    Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have a high pain tolerance, that said, this injection began to throb about 4 hours after receiving it, and got much worse over 24 hours. My entire shoulder joint was hot and extremely painful, I had to go a day without using my arm at all. Injection soreness is expected (I receive quite a few injections per month), complete arm pain was not. I had redness and swelling and the pain seemed to m ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    11/19/2016 8:26:33 PM

    Reviewer: JK2726, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Talked into this shot at a ew doctor visit. I specifically asked if it was painful or if it hurt. They of course said no. My injection site is very high on my arm. Pain is wrapped all the way around my arm and into my under arm. It urts to move or raise my arm. I couldn't run this morning because of the pain (I usually run or work out).

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