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Vaccination Causing A Flare?

Vaccination Causing A Flare?

I received my flu vaccine this past Monday (4 days ago) and starting Tuesday morning I started feeling like I had the flu (headache, body aches, tired). This isn't uncommon for me and I was glad to know the vaccine works! However, my joints started to hurt really bad by that evening and I am much more exhausted than I have been in the past; I feel like I'm in a flare.

Has anyone ever had a vaccine trigger a flare? I am going to talk to my rheumatologist about it but wanted to see if anyone on… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes Lisa I got that same information.

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

That is true...however, there is a Shingles vaccine called "Shingrix" that is not supposed to be a live one, and thus it was OK'd by my rheumatologist. Now i"m skeptical but it could have been one of the other vaccines.....

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My rheumatologist tells me to stop my meds (methotrexate and Humira) the week I'm getting the vaccination. Are any of you given that information?

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes! I had a bad flare after my J&J vaccine but coincidently I cut my finger & had to get a tetanus shot and my second Shingrix shot ( shingles vaccine) all around the same time. I was told the viruses are not live so it would be OK. All of a sudden my Enbrel (biological injection for RA) stopped working so my rheumatologist switched me to Rinvoq. Not sure which vax did that😖Everything settled down UNTIL I just got a flu shot from my primary care doctor without even thinking about it. Now I’m on say 3 of a huge flare up & Rinvoq is not working- even adding 600 mg of Advil is just barely getting me by. I’d say definitely a connection!!

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had the Flu and Covid Vaccine (3rd) and my RA is enraged. My entire body is in pain.

posted about 2 months ago
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