I’m not sure with me. Not sick with first shot. Second shot brought on constant body aches and fever 10 hours in. It lasted 24 hours. Then the fever went away in the day and came back on the following night. I’m sitting here wondering if my increase in anxiety is a side effect of illness fears or if this shot has reeked havoc on my nervous system as well. (I still support the vaccine, but getting through this part kind of sucks).
I definitely encourage everyone to get the vaccine and to just go I’m into it knowing you may get some sucky side effects. I am fine with the side effects because they don’t involve breathing problems (from what I’ve heard). My huge fear with COVID was the breathing issues. Breathing difficulties are a huge trigger to me. My worst nightmares involve drowning/suffocating. I was one of those people who started wearing masks before my state mandate (which was before most other states anyway). At the beginning, all I could think was “if god hates me, this is how I die”. Being on a ventilator would set my healing back so much. I guess all of this is my way of saying that a few days of feeling like crap is much better than getting COVID.