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Posted: 12/7/2005 6:42:52 PM EDT
Anyone one else have a lump in your arm where you got your anthrax shots? I got mine like 3 years ago and still have a hard lump there. Discuss:
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 7:18:39 PM EDT
Dude, see a doc.

My Anthrax shot #1 was painful as all hell, but the swelling went down soon enough. No major issues with the other shots.

NTM
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 7:31:10 PM EDT
Yep, still got a little lump, going on six years now. Not painful or swollen or anything.

When the anthrax attacks were going on I was working security for the Department of Justice in downtown DC. I was the desk sergeant, but I was also the only one with an anthrax vac. I made the mistake of telling my supervisor, and for a couple weeks there I was sent to check every damn pile of spilled baby powder and empty donut box on DoJ property. At one point I was getting sent to "suspicious white powder" calls four or five times a day.
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 7:34:10 PM EDT
I've had 2 in as many years and no lasting lump, I don't know what you still having one means thoughs
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 7:38:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2005 7:41:55 PM EDT by METT-T]
Mild Problems• Soreness, redness, or itching where the shot wasgiven (about 1 out of 10 men, about 1 out of 6women)• A lump where the shot was given (about 1person out of 2)• Muscle aches or joint aches (about 1 person outof 5)• Headaches (about 1 person out of 5)• Fatigue (about 1 out of 15 men, about 1 out of6 women)• Chills or fever (about 1 person out of 20)• Nausea (about 1 person out of 20).

Hmm...interesting tho...everything I'm reading says the lump should be gone in a few weeks. I always just figured it was scar tissue or something, like the permanent marks people used to get from smallpox vacs. I dunno. Don't think I'm going to lose any sleep over it.
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 7:42:16 PM EDT
Had mine in 2003 - no lumps here.
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 7:42:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By METT-T:
Mild Problems• Soreness, redness, or itching where the shot wasgiven (about 1 out of 10 men, about 1 out of 6women)• A lump where the shot was given (about 1person out of 2)• Muscle aches or joint aches (about 1 person outof 5)• Headaches (about 1 person out of 5)• Fatigue (about 1 out of 15 men, about 1 out of6 women)• Chills or fever (about 1 person out of 20)• Nausea (about 1 person out of 20).



Yeah I found that military PDF, just making sure it wasn't something uncommon.
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 11:48:46 PM EDT
yep, 6 years for me. Immediate fatigue, muscle/joint aches and chills after the shots. I have spent the last 6 years feeling like I am 20 years older. One of my Bosses( also a really good friend) is dying from cancer thanks to agent orange . I often wonder what the anthrax innoculations will bring. rant off
Link Posted: 12/7/2005 11:56:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2005 11:58:07 PM EDT by sherm8404]
No lumps here, finished 4 of the 6. Naturally, not on the proper schedule because of the stop/start of the series as the .mil kept changing their mind about the shot.

That fucker burned like a lit cigar getting put out on my arm.

Naturally, they've suspended the shots again.
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 5:29:04 AM EDT
Got the initial series in '99, I had a lump for about two weeks after each one but it always went away.
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 7:36:49 PM EDT
I had a lump for a good year after the first shot, of course after I finished my first year and a half worths and only needed the yearly they stopped giving it. Man, after the first I had the worst flu like symptoms for about a week. Also had a sharp pain where it felt like the needle hit the bone or something, that would come and go.
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 8:15:39 PM EDT
holy shit, and i was worried because my lump laster about 2 months. id be worred about 2+ years.
Link Posted: 12/8/2005 8:21:24 PM EDT
burned like a mofo, but no permanent lumps or side effects.

*starts twitching uncontrollably*
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 11:19:27 AM EDT
No lumps.


Just involuntary twitching, spasms, and occasional vomiting spells.

Just kidding.

All ok here.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 8:58:04 PM EDT
I had some serious pain in my armpit for a couple of weeks from one of the vaccines, but I don't remember if it was Smallpox or Anthrax.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 9:43:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/12/2005 9:44:17 AM EDT by LeatherneckOIF2]
I actually got through all 6, first one burned like hell, the rest burned but less each time.
No lasting lumps.
Can't even really see the Smallpox scar anymore either.
See a Corpsman dude...
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 2:51:06 AM EDT
Never got a bump that lasted more than a week. I knew several guys who lost the use of their arm for a few hours.

It burned like a sum bitch when i got it. But that was it. Ony got 2 of the shots before the FDA cancelled the lot we were being injected with.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:07:48 AM EDT
4 out of six here. Like someone else said, felt like a lit cigar. No lumps here.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 4:39:01 AM EDT
get it checked out, it should of went away in a couple days.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:01:43 AM EDT
I got 5 or 6, IIRC, and sometimes I got a lump, sometimes not. the lumps always went away after a few days/weeks, though. get it looked it.
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