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    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    2/4/2016 11:41:17 PM

    Reviewer: Donnie, 55-64 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    OMG! I received this vaccine 6 weeks ago as a simple prevention. (I'm over 55 with asthma). The reviews on this site are accurate...within a few hours, the pain in my shoulder and arm was excruciating. Because of the pain, I lost most of my range of motion for several weeks. Only now, after 6 weeks, I feel like I can move my arm without significant pain. I still have some soreness, but thankfu ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    1/13/2016 1:57:57 PM

    Reviewer: 93Pat, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    One week after injection site is still painful, somewhat swollen and with large red area. Not sure how to proceed. Perhaps will call PCP for advice.

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    12/5/2015 10:40:28 AM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Getting the shot was easy, the pain and loss of use of the arm are unreal! I would not recommend this shot to anyone! I've had a pneumonia shot before but I have never had this much pain. this will be my last one. arm is swollen, hot to the touch, can't raise it at all, I'm in my second day and still no relief. I've taken pain killers, put ice on site, nothing is helping. read all ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    11/30/2015 3:34:39 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I started coming down with cold symptoms the day after the shot. I feel better but i still have the cold. Also my left arm is still sore at the site of the injection. The swelling under the arm i got it in went down by the third day but not the soreness. I have type 2 diabetes which is why i was given my first shot at age 40 (which i am now). I have a somewhat decent pain tolerance so i und ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    11/28/2015 5:12:45 PM

    Reviewer: maylynn2000, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I noticed a significant reaction three days after the injection i.e., arm swollen the size of a baseball with redness, warm to the touch and moderate to severe pain. Arm was mild to moderately painful the first few days. The second day unusually tired. If it were not for the reviews I have read, would have gone to Urgent Care. Will try icing and continue regular exercise as I am able. Massage with ... Show Full Comment

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