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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
10/25/2013 3:31:37 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had this shot about 15 years ago with little reaction. Since pneumonia is a killer of seniors, I decided to get a second and final shot. Horrendous arm pain for almost a week, it is now short and stabby, but that is not the worst of it. I have been sick everyday since the shot, [ 3 weeks now] chills, fever, killer fatigue, no appetite, diarrhea, and the doctors cannot figure out why. I get the s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/26/2013 5:41:59 PM

Reviewer: AlanParma, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Had my injection on 9/25/13 in right shoulder at 10:00am,at7:00pm the area went from no pain to excruciating pain.I tried moist heat to no avail,tried ice pak with somewhat relief though still severe pain,tried motrin does not touch pain,cannot use the arm at all because of weakness and worst pain in my life,now day2,dizzy,pain has subsided by 50%,I am forcing myself to use the arm with hopes the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/3/2013 7:31:27 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 65 year old nurse. Had this vaccine at annual physical. Within 24 hours of having vaccine had redness, swelling, and enduration of the sight. Also had pain and temp of 102 degrees. Ended up having cellulitis of my arm and needed 10 days of antibiotics. Now am having muscle spasms of the hand on the side of the injection site. I would never have this vaccine again!! I have had no prev ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
1/3/2013 6:01:37 AM

Reviewer: Cierra Page, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I don't know if this vaccine works at all but I needed to do this review. Just like many others my arm is swollen and is extremely painful the pain radiates from the injection site to my elbow and fingers to my rib cage. I'm only 16 years old but I was advised to get this vaccine due to asthma and an awful immune system (due to a previous awful infection). If I end up sick like many of the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
11/21/2012 2:10:49 AM

Reviewer: MrT, 65-74 Male (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I received my Pneumovax 23 injection and only experienced slight muscle stiffness in my arm for a day or two. No other problems.

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