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It cleared up on its own in the end and I'm back home! Thank goodness.
I started getting brain fog and fatigue within minutes rather than later in the day and after half an hour had to get the bus home. After I'd eaten (an hour after the shot), which due to my usual problem usually makes me really tired, I had an adrenaline rush and my heart started racing, which lasted for hours. My pulse was measured at 120 (should have been less than 90). A couple of hours later it was down to 100, then a bit later heart was normal (though still on the high side). Blood test results all normal. I still have brain fog though and I'm a bit achy.
They were confused, as they have no information on this as a possible side effect. I guess I'm a mutant!
I should clarify that a 120 pulse isn't dangerous; it's about the same as a healthy person jogging, just not something that should be happening from sitting down in a waiting room for twenty minutes. So I was never in danger and I don't want to put anyone off getting vaccinated. I had an adrenaline rush and rapid pulse problably over 120, which then took a few hours to calm down. It was alarming and worth getting me to hospital because that's not listed as a side-effect and could have been the start of something worse, but... it wasn't. I spent the next day sleeping a lot and feeling rough but was okay by midnight and I'm completely fine today other than a slightly sore shoulder and a slightly sore inner elbow from having a cannula* shoved into a vein in case it was needed.
On the upside, I've been worried ever since I had Covid, and moreso after I had it again, about hidden damage and I've now had a proper medical with ECG and blood tests and... I'm fine!
I think this may have been related to my ongoing condition, which remains a mystery (the doctor at the hospital was baffled by it), but I had a brief episode of tachycardia** a few years back, which was put down to an anxiety attack/ excitement at the time as it only lasted an hour, but perhaps I'm prone to it and the vaccine triggered an unusually intense episode. (Though still not dangerous.)
I'm so well that I stayed up untill 4am last night then got woken up less than five hours later by my phone and a total stranger asking 'Are you [my name]' and then after I'd checked and confirmed that I was me, 'Are you alright?'*** and I dealt with that just fine then carried on with a busy day.
So, don't let me put you off getting a jab. I have the second scheduled and will go. Covid was a nightmare and I spent a whole year with problems from that (and my sense of smell is still not quite there yet), while this was a little drama done and dusted in two days. No contest.
My mum had hers too, on Monday and she is also well, having had no effects at all.
Honestly! My poor old mother having to worry about her frail young son!

*Those spikes with a valve which IV tubes are attached to. I HATE them!
** Abnormally high pulse
*** There are worse ways to be woken up than a strange woman asking if I'm okay, but it was a little confusing. It wasn't even about my hospital visit, just a coincidence!

As a side note, my usual health problem means that after eating I usually lose four hours of the day feeling awful and aften having to sleep or at least lie down, but the adrenaline rush and sped up heart rate overrode that, so this all happened while I would have been doing that. I traded lying in bed for a walk through pleasant trees to the hospital and had a conversation with an off duty nurse when I could have been incapacitated. So I lost nothing and actually gained something despite the worry.
 
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Not at all. My younger sister just got her second shot, though. Her first dose went off without a hitch but the second shot just made her sick.
Glad to hear the first part. On the second, was it the Pfizer one? I was talking to a couple of people today whose whole office got that and they both said that some people got sick on the second. Conversely, the AZ shot seems to make people sick on the first but not the second.
 

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Glad to hear the first part. On the second, was it the Pfizer one? I was talking to a couple of people today whose whole office got that and they both said that some people got sick on the second. Conversely, the AZ shot seems to make people sick on the first but not the second.
I'm not sure what vaccination she took, but I'll ask her and get back with you. A few employees at her store came down with it and she decided it'd be best if she got vaccinated. Another friend of mine just took her second, but I don't know how she did with it. I'll probably see her tomorrow.
 
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Glad to hear the first part. On the second, was it the Pfizer one? I was talking to a couple of people today whose whole office got that and they both said that some people got sick on the second. Conversely, the AZ shot seems to make people sick on the first but not the second.
They work for a housing association and deal with tenants, including elderly and vulnerable people, which is why they are all shot up, so they've spoken to a lot of vaccinated people and I consider their opinions worthwhile.
 

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I've had both shots and other than a bit of a sore shoulder I didn't have much of a reaction. I think that there must be several varieties of covid or something. Where I live, first off it doesn't seem to be as contagious as it must be in other places. I expected it to run rampant in the prisons yet they have a good handle on it. I personally don't know anyone that has had it. My daughter works with a woman that caught it and she and her husband both ended up in the hospital. They are both older and have several other health issues so it isn't surprising that they got it and had a problem with it.

Houston for example in the 4th largest cities in the US by population but isn't even in the top ten for covid deaths. Neither are San Antonio or Dallas and they are both in the top ten populations in the US. Maybe it is that our winters are so mild that at no point are we confined indoors for several days. We only had one cold week this winter. Some years the garden plants survive the winter because there never was a freeze. Plants that are normally annuals are very notable when they live and grow for two years.

When you go to the stores here not even half of the people are wearing masks. Most of those that do are older people like me that are not healthy. Young people don't wear them at all. LOL, young people are those under 35 when you are hitting 70. A lot of people here have heard so many stories that they are afraid to get the vaccine but I don't know of anyone here that has personally known anyone to have a problem with the vaccine. We read and hear about it but it is always someone somewhere else that someone's cousin knows or something like that.

I've noticed this before and don't have a clue why things like this seem to hit the big cities in other states harder than they do in Texas. On the other hand, I doubt that people in the North and the east andwest coasts have a problem with encephalitis or malaria.