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    Never again, I will take the flu over this pain
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    Nomoreshots posted:
    Thought it was just me. After one week my arm is killing me especially at night. My shot was also high up on my arm close to my shoulder. I have been taking Tylenol every day since. The shot didn't hurt when the nurse gave it to me but I am definitely paying for it now. Any suggestions on how to fix this would be appreciated.
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    First, was the shot given correctly....in the correct spot? If it was given up too high, this is likely your problem. Improper injection techniques have caused most of these issues.

    Where is your arm "killing you"? At the injection site or ?

    Cold or hot compresses can help. Ibuprofen will help relieve some inflammation but you would need to take it regularly...not randomly. If they pain lasts longer than other week, you should see your medical provider for an examination.


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