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Anyone who has had the vaccine and immunosuppressed?

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Marydoll Tue 19-Jan-21 15:13:08

I am deemed extremely clinically vulnerable, due to multiple comorbidities and also immunosuppressed, as a result of injecting biologics. I also have a number of severe allergies to medication into the bargain.
I wondered if anyone in this position has had the vaccine yet.
I am finding it difficult to get any advice from my clinicians, in fact I'm finding it difficult to get anyone to return my call at all!

Marydoll Mon 15-Feb-21 18:16:52

I have no problem at all with your post and what you are saying, NanaLyn. A lot of it is common sense.
Unfortunately, for some of us, it's not very easy to fulfil. The spirit it is extremely willing, but the body is useless.

BlueSky Mon 15-Feb-21 18:24:49

“While side effects show your immune system is reacting to the virus, the absence of such signs doesn’t mean the jab has failed to work. Even with the second dose, only half the people in the UK study had a sore arm and one in five had a broader effect like fever.”
Thank you for this NannaLyn! I’ve been trying to find out whether this was the case or not. No reactions/side effects for me after the first Oxford AZ.

NannaLyn Mon 15-Feb-21 18:41:43

I don't sleep very well. 4 hours is fairly common. Tried reading GN in the night but it keeps me awake even more and before you know it, an hour had passed and I still don't feel sleepy! As for not stressing......

I always fall asleep watching tv in the evening though.

NannaLyn Wed 17-Feb-21 10:39:13

Firstly, Marydoll - I hope you are starting to recover from your nasty side effects of your vaccination. flowers.

I had more blood tests yesterday - they checked absolutely everything. I've just had my Haematologist on the phone and my neutrophils are now above 1.0 (whoopee!) and all my other blood counts were normal, so I can start my Maintenance Therapy on Friday. What a relief!

(She did think that my Covid vaccination might not have given me much protection because of the low neutrophils count but said any level of protection, however small, is better than none.)

To try to boost my neutrophils, I have been taking extra vitamin C and zinc and having a daily pot of Actimel before breakfast, as well as eating lots of walnuts and almonds. Don't know whether any of this helped.

Hope all of my fellow immunosuppressers (good word, Marydoll) have had their first jab 💉 and are not experiencing too many problems.

Take care and stay safe. 😷

Marydoll Wed 17-Feb-21 13:25:51

Glad to hear better news from you NannaLyn onward and upward. I'm on Day 7 and still taking anti nausea pills, but definitely improving. Thank goodness!