Im in pain.

  1. I went to get my flu shot a few minutes ago, and now my arm is seriously hurting. I have chronic migraines, so I am used to being in a moderate amount of pain 99% of the time, but oh my gosh! My arm is killing me. i am typing this entire message with my right arm because my left arm feels like a huge rock hit my shoulder. I think the LPN hit something, be it bone, a nerve, SOMETHING. I dont think there is any real reason why my arm should hurt like this.

    Anyone else experience this?
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  3. by   KristaB
    Ouch {{Brandy}}!!

    I haven't been through anything like that, but it sure sounds like something you might want to have checked out if it continues much longer.

    As for your migraines, have you been to a chiropractor? I've been singing their praises since I started going about a year ago -- I haven't had a single migraine since, and I used to get at least a few a month.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  4. by   peaceful2100
    Brandy, I have not personally been through anything but I know my cousin went through it and she was fine after a day. If you feel something is not right after a day or two I would defintely get it check out.

    I hope you feel better soon.
  5. by   Robin61970
    I have to agree with the chiropractor...does wonders!!!!
  6. by   moni rn
    hey, brandy!

    how are you feeling today? i hope a lot better! if not, go straight to the dr! please get checked out!

    if you say it hurts, then it really does. dealing with migraines, you must be very familiar with pain. (((((((hugs)))))))

    please, let us know how you are doing.
  7. by   BrandyBSN
    Thanks everyone

    Just wanted to check in before I went to clinicals today.

    My deltoid still hurts, but not nearly as bad. I have full ROM back in my shoulder. Its still sensitive to the touch, but i can deal with that, (i just wont touch it ).

    I put an icepack on it, which helped last night.

  8. by   NurseAngie
    Sorry to hear about your pain. Same thing happened to me last year when I got mine. I was sore for a day or two. You mentioned a migraine..have you been drinking enough water? I get migraines as well and since I've started drinking more water (I try for 4-24oz. water bottles a day) I have not had one!!! I notice I get headaches if I drink red wine. I love Lambrusco, but don't drink it much anymore. Take care.
  9. by   BrandyBSN
    Yeah, i have tried EVERYTHING

    Ive had them since I was 3. They thought at first I had leukemia, so I went through the whole battery of tests for that... nothing, but every woman in my family is plagued by them. Ive i was going to inherit something, i would have rather had the antiques
  10. by   APinkston
    I'm sorry that you had to go through that pain after being given a flu shot. I think its really unfortunate that you went to get a flu shot and had to suffer pain from it! It seems like you were feeling a little better the next day. Hopefuly, the shot was just irritating to your body and the pain was not from a careless technique of the LPN that gave the shot. I hope your not experiencing any more pain with the shot or your migraines.
  11. by   jcthom
    Brandy I hope you are feeling much better. Getting a flu shot can cause soreness like that. They almost feel like the tetanus shot. Then again the nurse might have had a bad technique. If the nurse was using the correct size neddle, there is no way she could have hit the bone. I know in nursing school we had to practice subqs on each other and the girl that done mine made it hurt really bad. I really think it was her technique. I hope the soreness is gone and it was a good idea to put ice on it.