The only problem is, I've told my doctors this many many times, and they never believe me. I insist that I get more sick than I've ever been before, and they just blame it on coincidence and such...
Now I find out that I'm due for another tetanus shot this summer (Im currently 20 years of age).
What could be happening and how can I prevent it?
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My husband recently got his DPaT booster, and he had a fever and bad pain in his arm for three days. Still, that is considered normal. It's bloody inconvenient, but at least it's not being hooked up to life support.
I could lift my arm but I had no strength in it. He told me NEVER to get a tetanus shot again as the next one could kill me. He filed a report with the Federal Government about a severe reaction to the vaccine. I haven't had a tetanus shot since. I always wear shoes or aquasocks wherever I go. He wrote the name down...but I lost the paper. My arm got better after the steroids. I'd recommend seeing a neurologist.
My doctor gave me anecdote and one day I forgot to take one and as I was bruhing my teeth, I just collapse!
Today, my doctor asked me again, to get another tetanus shot, it's been over 20 years and he obviously do not read his notes, and I said NO!
Doctors don't need to make you takes shots if you don't want to. My children's OB/GYN told me 20 years ago, that unless I work in constructions or farming, I shouldn't need a tetanus shot!
The first and last time I got a flu shot, I almost died! So no more vacines for me.
I broke out in very large welps all over my body my eyes would close for hours at a time my lips would swell up
my ears closed up i knew every time i was going to start to break out into welps the spot
it would start at i would fill heat very hot heat and the welps would start up
where ever the heat would start at legs back stomach didnt matter
OMG the hair pulling i wanted to do was unreal i have my jaw locked i would say over 1000 Times
i would have to take my hand and push my jaw over untill it unlocked --
i went to a dentist and he wanted to grind my teeth down i said no
so he told me to chew bubble gum every day for a year wow that helped alot my jaw dont lock at much now
Long story short I missed so many many many Days at school from that 1 crazy shot when i was a kid
And every job i ever had i could never work very long at it because my eyes would swell i would still break out
from the welps over my body AM SICK OF IT .. NOW at the ripe old age of 44 AM STILL BATTLING THIS CRAZY PROBLEMS
All i get from the doctors is I DONT KNOW am sick of i dont Knows .
Its been 5 years since i had a job because i cant hold one down of the servere swelling over my body
sometimes it one place alot of times it in many places !!!
But at the age of 44 i figure all these years it would reside and leave me alone But its like a BUG that you cannot step on and get rid of it No matter what you do
The only relif i get is taking Benadryl -- AS SOON as the heat starts i know am in for hell but AS SOON as it starts i take a swig of Benadryl and that is the Only thing in this whole world that TAKES CARE OF MY PROBLEM !!!!!!!! So my Doctors HA HA HA its a joke getting any real answers from them ..
So my DOCTOR IS CALLED MR. TAKE A SWIG OF Benadryl
AM So Sorry for all you folks that has dealt with a problem from tetanus Only if you was in my shoes you would know
what am dealing With as am trying to get medical help with no effort what so ever
You got a job NO SIR we cant help you got 100$ no .. am so sorry we cant help OMG !!
So at 44 am going to be sick all the rest of my life and be a very poor man with no support but a little from the Family.
Am not the smartest Guy in the world
and maybe not be able to write the words some folks would call Tech.
O' well like they Say some has it and some DONT.. Back to TETANUS..
When i was a kid i always wondered abut that shot i got back when i was Young or was it the 2ND ONE"
What started out that day was out brothers and sisters daily up too date Shot's
AS' it Started that fine Morning was i Knew it was my time for a shot
Man that shot did hurt but one shot no Problem .. Well my brother shot was next in line
or i would say one of 4 brothers was up Next in Line as i sit there Hurting from the shots.
The nurse stated it's your turn i told the lady i had my shot
I rolled up my sleeve and told her i had my shot look
She replyed no you have not told her yes i did Look at my arm no little kid its your shot .
It went on and on between 5 brothers over a WHO GOT THE TETANUS SHOT I did'nt I did'nt
Well before i knew it i Just got my SECOND Dose of TETANUS shot!!
I walked away out to dad's Van Got bad sick started to swell up over my Body Next thing i Knew i was in the Hospital and then a Rollar Coaster Ride from on then ..
And a short Story Am Still Kicking that Bug out of my LIfe From that Double Dose of TETANUS !
As i admited about one 1 shot i had but could it been the 2nd i had.
Like i stated Above I missed many days of school years from being not able to see, hear, walk, run, stand, breath,
Sleep, Ect Ect !!! Having to do home school and missing and learning at school and friends was how can i say it I have alot of words well let you Guess on that on what it must have been like.
Getting in the sun is worse and being around sand dirty water ect. I would admit i had many Depressed Days"
not able to ride, play, read, write, Work, Talk, swim, eat mmmm The list is Long .
But the Lord has always gave me Will to Fight such a"
Horrible battle of a Disease tetanus diphtheria Lockjaw toxins Allergies !
The pain is Horrible Lungs chest arm left side of my whole body
it's the Whole part of the Medical health Department Wrong Doing. And am PAYING FOR IT NOT THEM WHY I ALWAYS ASK WHY?
what can Medical do i Belive That there is really nothing medical
they can do about my problem but treat the pain rash hives ect ect ect.
As the days battle on Taking Benadryl i just live a day at a time and ponder what days ahead are going to be like
My Kids are Making better days with the Smiles . and'
wondering i just Cut my self And not be able to recieve a shot ....A job Market is a hard too' being told ? Ask?
what Happens you get Cut or step on a nail am afraid to Hire you~!
Some took the risk other passed me By as i explained my TETANUS Allergies.
The lord helps on Coping & Hoping for better days then Most in the Future with my Kids.
All I know is that i could sit here for the next couple months talking about what tetanus has done in my Life.
But am not going to get into many details but for many i PRAY you and family Members
They never have to battle a tetanus problem as I have over the last 37 Years and Counting..
That being said, it is now 28 years later and I was seriously attacked by a dog. The wound has finally healed over after almost 4 months, yet I am still swelling in my leg. Because of my allergy, I was wondering if the swelling could possibly be caused the fact that I can't receive a tetanus shot. Any one know if this could be the case??