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My first Shingles shot seemed on par with previous flu shots.

2nd one kicked my ass...lost a day to headachy muscle aches on the couch to bad TV I couldn't follow. Next morning felt like I had just exercised a little too hard and didn't stretch out afterwards.

After seeing my Great Aunt June's case of Shingles (over 6 weeks), consider the lost day money well spent (if it does the job as advertised or if that day never comes to pass).
I got the second shot yesterday afternoon. I kind of half slept all night, but this morning I woke up feeling OK. The wife wanted to go hiking today because of rain in the forecast this weekend. As we started climbing I was getting really winded. Mind you I just did this climb in the middle of a 26 mile run on Tuesday. Piece of cake. Today I was so out of it. Completely knackered. A four and a half mile hike and I felt way worse than after a 26 mile run. Came home and slept for two hours and just woke up feeling like I have a bad flu- headache, tired, achy.

My advice to anyone is don’t schedule the shingles vax if you have to do anything the next day.
 
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ghostshaper

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I got the second shot yesterday afternoon. I kind of half slept all night, but this morning I woke up feeling OK. The wife wanted to go hiking today because of rain in the forecast this weekend. As we started climbing I was getting really winded. Mind you I just did this climb in the middle of a 26 mile run on Tuesday. Piece of cake. Today I was so out of it. Completely knackered. A four and a half mile hike and I felt way worse than after a 26 mile run. Came home and slept for two hours and just woke up feeling like I have a bad flu- headache, tired, achy.

My advice to anyone is don’t schedule the shingles vax if you have to do anything the next day.
My wife had shingles twice. I'm lucky I didn't get it. I'm not old enough to get the vaccine for free, and I'm too cheap to pay for it.

I'm going to eat some turmeric instead so when I eat protein, they don't spike my heart. My hr is in the low 50s ever since I started taking my mask off. Masks kill! Look at all the doctors and first responders that died when COVID first hit.
 

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Masks kill! Look at all the doctors and first responders that died when COVID first hit.
oh, ffs! if masks were to blame, i'd be toast 100 times over. i've long since lost count of the number of covid patients i've taken to the hospital or otherwise come in contact w/ in my job these last 4 years. the masks we were wearing were not the culprit...it's almost like spending hundreds of hours around the first waves of covid afflicted people made healthcare workers more likely to become ill.
 

ghostshaper

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oh, ffs! if masks were to blame, i'd be toast 100 times over. i've long since lost count of the number of covid patients i've taken to the hospital or otherwise come in contact w/ in my job these last 4 years. the masks we were wearing were not the culprit...it's almost like spending hundreds of hours around the first waves of covid afflicted people made healthcare workers more likely to become ill.
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oh, ffs! if masks were to blame, i'd be toast 100 times over. i've long since lost count of the number of covid patients i've taken to the hospital or otherwise come in contact w/ in my job these last 4 years. the masks we were wearing were not the culprit...it's almost like spending hundreds of hours around the first waves of covid afflicted people made healthcare workers more likely to become ill.
So many virologists out there! Simple logic, masks help a little. Far from perfect and far from death masks. I won't even quote any "studies" but use a little human behavior observations of a never before in the wild virus. A. Virus no one has any antibodies, too. B. Some (a lot?) of humans don't have optimum health C. Humans go home, and what do they do? They take off their masks as if the house is a germ free environment. D. Humans gotta eat, masks come off.

The "experiment" we can't wind the clocks back on would be, "hey we got this, don't wear any masks at all". Millions more die, or don't? Worth the risk? The stupidest thing was the lockdowns. Oh well, here we are 4 years later with $5 a dozen eggs...
 
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gbg

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I am almost regretting not getting the flu shot this year? I havent been sick since Jan 2023. Got leveled Thursday by the stomach flu. I've only been this sick from the flu once and it was 2018 in Germany. That was not a stomach flu. I have been shitting my brains out 3 days now. I can't eat. Debilitating stomach cramps. Fever. Sweats. Chills. Jesus H Christ. I thought I was pulling out of it last night but woke up at 2 AM just soaked. Sheets, pillowcase, tshirt, boxers. I thought I pissed the bed. The body aches are brutal. My ankles and fingers hurt so bad. FUCK!
 

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I am almost regretting not getting the flu shot this year? I havent been sick since Jan 2023. Got leveled Thursday by the stomach flu. I've only been this sick from the flu once and it was 2018 in Germany. That was not a stomach flu. I have been shitting my brains out 3 days now. I can't eat. Debilitating stomach cramps. Fever. Sweats. Chills. Jesus H Christ. I thought I was pulling out of it last night but woke up at 2 AM just soaked. Sheets, pillowcase, tshirt, boxers. I thought I pissed the bed. The body aches are brutal. My ankles and fingers hurt so bad. FUCK!
Take some more tumeric!
 
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Duffy LaCoronilla

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I am almost regretting not getting the flu shot this year? I havent been sick since Jan 2023. Got leveled Thursday by the stomach flu. I've only been this sick from the flu once and it was 2018 in Germany. That was not a stomach flu. I have been shitting my brains out 3 days now. I can't eat. Debilitating stomach cramps. Fever. Sweats. Chills. Jesus H Christ. I thought I was pulling out of it last night but woke up at 2 AM just soaked. Sheets, pillowcase, tshirt, boxers. I thought I pissed the bed. The body aches are brutal. My ankles and fingers hurt so bad. FUCK!
No such thing as “stomach flu”.

You either got norovirus or ate something bad.
 

gbg

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Likely norovirus then. Are you saying the flu shot wouldn't have protected me?

Then again I was in Mexico the previous weekend. Maybe I have E Coli. I'd like to think I didnt get it from Deckmans or Salvia Blanca, both fine dining places.
 

john4surf

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11 family members to Salulita a few years ago. During visit Norovirus hit the city. Hit locals and tourists pretty good (many hotel staff sick/stayed home). 8 family members got it (2 or 3 days misery). Ugly flu symptom. Sucked
 
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gbg

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I think I'm pulling out of this. No diarrhea since yesterday afternoon. Crazy fever dreams again last night. Sweating. Soaked sheets again. I ate gluten free toast this morning. So far so good.
 

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I like the probiotic yogurt when the doodoo does the howdy doody. Better selection in Florida than in Mexico.

Given the dates between when you were in Mex and when you got sick, I don't think it was the Stroganoff. My advice is, you need to tell your domme not to go ass to mouth and maybe have a safety word. Like "Pepto".
 
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Sharky

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I'm not saying this is what you have, but I got giardia this winter. The only thing that makes any sense is I caught it surfing. A few drops of the wrong water in your mouth and that is apparently it. It was bad but the thing that was really bad about it was the amount of time it took for me to get a diagnosis. I kind of missed this winter as far as surfing goes. Not entirely, but a lot of it. I was on a roll surfing, things were going well. As you age IMHO that consistency is valuable. Months and months later and I wonder if I will ever get my surfing back to where it was just a few months ago.