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is this the tetanus vaccine you are getting?
tetanus vaccine can cause aches and fatigue, but usually not diarrhea.
the diarrhea could be from something you ate.
you can use acetomenophen or paracetamol to help decrease the reaction from a tetanus vaccine injection.
Yes, I had it 11 days ago and the first one a month before that. I had diarrhea with the first jab too
you can use over the counter anti-diarrhea Imodium medication
which contains Loperimide which can help slow down or stop diarrhea.
Should I visit my doctor?
you can see your doctor as well
most likely they will tell you to use paracetamol and imodium
and make sure your diarrhea has stopped
and that you are not dehydrated.
how long did the diarrhea last last time?
As well as that I had Bells palsy about 15 years ago and I read on the internet that people who have had paralysis shouldn't have the tetanus vaccine. I didnt know that at the time. Im now very worried
bell's palsy 15 years ago will not affect you
should I be worried?
you can have the tetanus vaccine.
don't be worried.
you don't have paralysis.
Thank goodness. i couldnt go through that again
good luck to you
I hope you feel better
let me know if you have other questions.
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Thankyou Do you have any idea how long the side effects might last
they could last a few days to a few weeks
how long did they last last time?
I am not going to have the 3rd injection as it is too debilitating. is there treatment for the side effects- particularly the malaise
the malaise is temporary and usually goes away on its own.
you can try taking extra B12 vitamin
and sometimes that helps with malaise.
exercise can help improve your energy as well.
ok thanks I'll do that. Am i allowed to ask a different question?
I am overweight ( slightly obese) and am trying to exercise. I am using a bike and my knees hurt after one day and they still hurt a month later. I have been doing strenthening exercises but they are still painful. Should I keep cycling as I really want to get fitter.
I think the tetanus jab has made them worse. Is this possible?
the tetanus injection will not damage your knees
the area of the injection can be sore for a few days but this is normal.
Should I cycle even though my knees hurt?
you can try to speed walk and swing your arms and take deep breaths 20-40 minutes 3-5 times a week for exercise
also water aerobics can help as well.
and could be easier on your knees.
walking is better than cycling since you are standing up and moving and swinging your arms.
Ok thanks for your help. I'll do that. I feel much happier now and less stressed. I can stop worrying.
Have agreat day
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