Two days ago I went to employee health after my shift to get my annual flu shot. The initial stick didn't hurt but when the nurse pushed the plunger I felt pain like never before. I went home, and a few hours later, had pain at the site, into my shoulder and side of my neck, as well as aching that radiated to my elbow. I called my floor since some of the RNs still working had gotten theirs at the same time. All of them had similar complaints.
Later, I woke up at 0200 with such pain I had to use my left arm to pick up my right. Took 800 of motrin and went back to bed.
Today (2 days later) I still have pain at the site as well as shoulder/elbow pain and that ache radiating to the elbow. The injection site appears to be somewhat higher than where a deltoid shot would go. Closer to the top of my arm & near the shoulder, really.
Those of us with the same complaints had our shots given by the same nurse within an hour of each other. Could this be the result of a poorly placed injection? Any suggestion on how to alleviate the discomfort?