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For the last 25 years of my career I worked for a retinal specialist. Among other stuff one test I did was called Fluorescein Angiography. In this test a fluorescent dye is injected into the arm, it lights up in the back of the eye & pictures are taken. Fortunately for all concerned I did not give the shots, an RN did. Because of frequent exposure to that situation my fear & apprehension about needles & shots was greatly reduced. I had the chance to see how good & pretty much pain free that can be. And many patients demonstrated such a good example of , hey, no big deal.

It doesn't go that way for everyone. In all those years I never had a female faint or freak out. If it happened it was usually some manly man, 30's> 40's that had very little experience with injections. I had an ex-Navy Seal konk out on me. I've had tough guys get the chills & light headed. I even had a younger cardiologist go vaso-vagal on me. He laid on the floor at least 20 mins trying to recover.
Haha. New patient walking by sees him.
New Patient: "what's the matter with him?"
Nurse: " Oh he's ok. He's just having some pictures taken."
NP: "Ohh. Ohh. I hope I don't need those pictures."

So white coat stress/ needle apprehension can happen to anyone. Best part is when it's over, which usually pretty darn quick.
Some years ago I had a burst blood vessel just above the Fovea (not pleasant), so I was sent to the local Eye Hospital. They said we need a photograph so we need to inject a dye, got to the right room, and the technician just sat and waited, I asked why as I was nervous about needles, and was told there had to be a medic present in case of anaphylactic shock, which really didn't help my nerves! All past uneventfully. The 'funny' part was peeing bright yellow/orange for quite a few hours - though they did warn me about that.
 

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Some years ago I had a burst blood vessel just above the Fovea (not pleasant), so I was sent to the local Eye Hospital. They said we need a photograph so we need to inject a dye, got to the right room, and the technician just sat and waited, I asked why as I was nervous about needles, and was told there had to be a medic present in case of anaphylactic shock, which really didn't help my nerves! All past uneventfully. The 'funny' part was peeing bright yellow/orange for quite a few hours - though they did warn me about that.
Done properly there should be no surprises. We had a printed consent form that we read and the patient signed detailing the reason for the test, what it will be like, & possible risk. Yes the human body has the potential to be deadly allergic to anything it's subjected to. Fortunately in all my years doing this there was never once a serious reaction.

The super bright yellow pee is a good thing! It shows your kidneys are working. 🙂

How did it go with the trouble maker eye?
 

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Team Pfizer, got my second one week ago. Both shots gave me a short duration fever a few hours after and general lethargy for a day. I work in nursing homes and have seen the very worst of Covid. It can do a lot more to you than a short duration fever a few hours after and general lethargy for a day.
Same experience here. Less than 24 hours after the 2nd shot, arm hurt like I way over exerted it at the gym, had a low fever and chills and some aches and lethargic. Today much, much better. I’ll take these side effects vs. having Covid for sure!
 

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Done properly there should be no surprises. We had a printed consent form that we read and the patient signed detailing the reason for the test, what it will be like, & possible risk. Yes the human body has the potential to be deadly allergic to anything it's subjected to. Fortunately in all my years doing this there was never once a serious reaction.

The super bright yellow pee is a good thing! It shows your kidneys are working. 🙂

How did it go with the trouble maker eye?
Ok, but over 20 years later my optician can still see the damage to the retina, luckily it doesn't affect my sight.

If I'd known about the dye I'd have gone with a UV light just to see ones pee glow! :rolleyes::ROFLMAO:
 

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I love that you admit to being a baby about needles.
I can still remember a couple childhood doctor visits where my first question was "Do I need a shot today?" Fortunately, the phobia has abated somewhat, not even so much with age as with repetition. At some point in my fifties I realized that I should probably start routinely getting flu shots, so if nothing else there's a bit less of a sense of "Oh man, I haven't done this in so long and I'm sure it's gonna be awful, blah blah blah boo hoo!"

I draw the line at tetanus, though. I know we're all supposed to do it, but the reaction to my last three (the last of which was all the way back in 1996!) was so progressively extreme (each worse than the prior) that I've had to just put my foot down and say no.

What makes it all even weirder is that I have very little fear or anxiety about dentistry, even when anesthetic injections are involved. I know that makes me completely backwards from most others. Hell, I just had gum grafts with no sedation harder than nitrous oxide. The last time I had my blood pressure taken in a doctor's office, they had to stop and say "Let's just talk for a few minutes and try that again." I don't know how high it was, but apparently it was ugly. When they take it while I'm in the dentist's chair, they always say "That's pretty good!"

That's classic man. They don't bother me, but really, who likes the thought of a shot. I don't either. That said, the pfizer shots I received at time of insertion (wow, what a thought) were some of the most pain free events I've ever had. I mean, WTF?
Yeah, I noticed the first one, but it wasn't a big deal. I still can't believe that I didn't feel the second at all. If my arm hadn't been sore the next day I'd still be paranoid that it didn't actually happen.

I've also had the two-shot Shingrix series in the last few months and have to say that the day after the second one of those was actually worse than what followed the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

Three days later, my arm is still very slightly sore, but I have to actually think about it to notice it. Were it tetanus, I'd be tiptoeing around the house for the next month in fear that I'd accidentally gently brush my arm against something!

The fuzzy brain I thought I noticed the day after has lifted as well. Or more specifically, I'm not any fuzzier than usual now.
 

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I can still remember a couple childhood doctor visits where my first question was "Do I need a shot today?" Fortunately, the phobia has abated somewhat, not even so much with age as with repetition. At some point in my fifties I realized that I should probably start routinely getting flu shots, so if nothing else there's a bit less of a sense of "Oh man, I haven't done this in so long and I'm sure it's gonna be awful, blah blah blah boo hoo!"

I draw the line at tetanus, though. I know we're all supposed to do it, but the reaction to my last three (the last of which was all the way back in 1996!) was so progressively extreme (each worse than the prior) that I've had to just put my foot down and say no.

What makes it all even weirder is that I have very little fear or anxiety about dentistry, even when anesthetic injections are involved. I know that makes me completely backwards from most others. Hell, I just had gum grafts with no sedation harder than nitrous oxide. The last time I had my blood pressure taken in a doctor's office, they had to stop and say "Let's just talk for a few minutes and try that again." I don't know how high it was, but apparently it was ugly. When they take it while I'm in the dentist's chair, they always say "That's pretty good!"



Yeah, I noticed the first one, but it wasn't a big deal. I still can't believe that I didn't feel the second at all. If my arm hadn't been sore the next day I'd still be paranoid that it didn't actually happen.

I've also had the two-shot Shingrix series in the last few months and have to say that the day after the second one of those was actually worse than what followed the Pfizer COVID vaccine.

Three days later, my arm is still very slightly sore, but I have to actually think about it to notice it. Were it tetanus, I'd be tiptoeing around the house for the next month in fear that I'd accidentally gently brush my arm against something!

The fuzzy brain I thought I noticed the day after has lifted as well. Or more specifically, I'm not any fuzzier than usual now.
Definitely the fuzzy brain syndrome here too, after the second shot of Astra. Just got worse during the day yesterday. So much so, that it affected my judgement in listening and viewing the Mick Fleetwoods Celebration of Peter Greens concert. As my post in that thread confirms.
Today less so...although like Atrocity says, maybe some might disagree!! 🤔 :D
 

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Got Pfizer #2 on Tuesday 4/27 - fine that day. Woke up Wed 4/28 and felt sore joints all over and very tired. Wife recommended 2 Tylenol extra strength and sleep. I don't sleep during daylight much but I was out until noon! Took 2 more and the fog lifted by dusk. I took the day off. Thurs 4/29 it was all in the past. Both sons had their #2 shots on 4/29; younger one (28) had no serious discomfort, just a mild headache. Older son (30) had an experience more like mine, he missed work yesterday but doing fine today.
 

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Been 3 weeks since my 2nd Pfizer and I had no symptoms aside from slight arm soreness the day of.

Grew up in various countries and all over the US as an Army brat and I still recall having a small yellow booklet that was my own personal shot record for all of the shots and vaccinations the military required for all of the moves we had to make so needles never have bothered me.
 

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all over the US as an Army brat
I served 17 years in the RAF as an aircraft engineer, on the 'flight prevention squadron' :D
The kids of serving folk were called 'Scaley Brats' because of this reason:
Way back in the 50s married airmen were paid more than singles of the same rank. The married rate of pay was Scale A and the singles Scale B hence the kids were known as Scale A Brats.
 

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You should hear Cornholio sing "Lesbian Seagull"
So what's the current deal... will your daughter need to be tested before traveling? Will she need to be quarantined after arriving? Best of luck she gets vaccinated while visiting!
Hello @Sonik Wiz
Yes my daughter & spouse had to be tested before they could fly from Germany to the USA.
Spouse is dual nationality Italian/ Brazilian.
When they arrived we went online to check the ultra paranoid covid instructions specific to Los Angeles county. It turns out that everything about quarantine periods were recommendations and not requirements. This was very important because they were also flying to Texas and New Mexico a few days after arriving.
My daughter still has a valid CA driver's license showing an address in LA county. They were also married in LA county. This was good enough for both of them to get the one shot J&J vaccine.
The hard part was getting them tested again before they left the USA.
 
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Hello @Sonik Wiz
Yes my daughter & spouse had to be tested before they could fly from Germany to the USA.
Spouse is dual nationality Italian/ Brazilian.
When they arrived we went online to check the ultra paranoid covid instructions specific to Los Angeles county. It turns out that everything about quarantine periods were recommendations and not requirements. This was very important because they were also flying to Texas and New Mexico a few days after arriving.
My daughter still has a valid CA driver's license showing an address in LA county. They were also married in LA county. This was good enough for both of them to get the one shot J&J vaccine.
The hard part was getting them tested again before they left the USA.
Awesome you got to see your daughter & she got the vaccine! Win win. And I guess by "them" you mean spouse/significant other ?

My older neighbors are 1st gen German. They have two daughters raised & born in the USA. One of them moved to Berlin as a young adult. Her mom, now widowed, had to have surgery & she flew back to help her recovery. When she arrived she still did not have the vax & complained how miserable the vaccination campaign was. Visiting her mom at the hospital she made a casual question about getting the shot and an hour later she had the 1st of Pfizer! The 2nd one is in a few weeks so that works out perfect with the time she planned to stay.

I read the term the other day "vaccination tourist", referring to people coming to the USA just to get the shot. She was not quite in this category the main purpose to see her mom. But I am baffled at advanced countries such as Japan & Germany having such a poor record getting the jabs in the arm.
 

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Finally got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine last Friday at a local pharmacy. I was looking forward to it, but went in with a little trepidation because both my sister (Moderna, in the US) and my mom (AstraZeneca, in Canada) both got the full smorgasbord of side effects. Happily (for me anyway) all I had to contend with was a bit of a sore arm (only really noticeable if I pushed on the injection area like a kid picking a scab) and a bit of general fatigue for the following couple of days, though some of that may just be due to the amount of deep thinking I do in general. :D

Apparently I shouldn't expect my second dose for at least 10 weeks, but it's kind of a moot point anyway given that Ontario is in the midst of a 3rd wave with Toronto one of the worst-affected areas anywhere and we're currently in the midst of yet another 6-week lockdown, so it's not like there's anywhere to go anyway.

On a lighter note, when I was in the pharmacy filling out the induction form for my shot (health history etc.) and noticed at the top "you will be receving the Pfizer vaccine" and for whatever reason my diseased brain went "Pfizer...Guys..like Hall & Oates' Private Eyes!" I then had to sit on a plastic chair in there for 15 minutes like a schoolboy in detention waiting to see if there were any side effects, and with my phone getting no reception for some reason, I was left with nothing but my own thoughts, and Pfizer Guys/Private Eyes on loop:

These Pfizer guys
They're vaxxing you
They've vaxxing everyyyyyyyyy dude
These Pfizer guys, they're vaxxing you, vaxxing you vaxxing you...
 

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And according to Doctor Fauci: Time For Your BOOSTER SHOTS!

Had my first Moderna Shot in late December 2020 and my second in February 2021 and now it's time for a BOOST!

With Covid still RAMPANT in India, Japan and as Dave asserts, Toronto, we're far far away from being out of the woods.
 
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