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    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    8/23/2016 9:02:26 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Got shot yesterday at 3pm by 6pm severe migraine and pain started up my arm. Next day I cannot lift my arm, headaches, body aches and fatigue. I will never repeat this shot again.

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    8/23/2016 5:15:33 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had this shot yesterday. They forgot me for 20 min. and I fanlly went and found the nurse and asked if I was supposd to get a shot. Now I wish I had just left! My arm got worse and worse much like many of the descriptions written here. NOTHING was said about these side effects. I wasn't even given a paper with them described on it! My doctor knows that I do not do well on almost any me ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    8/18/2016 10:43:05 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Severe pain in my shoulder, elbow and hand for days after shot. Severe migraine day of shot. Still have lingering pain in elbow and hand weeks afterwards. Of course, I was not warned this could happen *at all*. I asked, and they said the Tdap would cause soreness, but this shot was easy. LIES!!! It was much worse than the Tdap.

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    8/17/2016 11:11:37 PM

    Reviewer: Nonni, 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:
    Injection given higher on left arm than other vaccines I've had. Within 2 hours huge, red lump visible accompanied by pain never before experienced with any shot. No way I could massage area as nurse instructed "to assist full dispersal of vaccine"! Pain persisted for 4 days on left arm, diminishing a little each day, then was totally gone. Suddenly 2 hours ago, a full 8 days later, ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    8/16/2016 12:25:58 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Received the vaccine at 9:30 am on August 8th, alittle tenderness immediately afterwards but no concern. at 3:30 am the morning of August 9th, I woke up to tremendous pain in my shoulder, the injection site was red and swollen to the size of a golf ball and was hot to the touch. Called the after hours nurse, who advised to rotate heat and ice in the shoulder, take advil and tylenol alternately for ... Show Full Comment

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