Do i need to go to the doctors?
I got the depo shot for the second time last night, i’ve now woken up my arm very sore, my leg on the same side has lost a bit of feeling and has pins and needles and i’ve been vomiting. I’m not sure what i should do.
- k wLv 72 months ago
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- 2 months ago
Went to the doctor and an ambulance was called. I was having a stroke at 16..
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, at the least call the office for advice.
If you cannot get hold of the office go to the Casualty (ER),
You should not have those symptoms, you may be having a dangerous allergy reaction.
- KnightSaber2000Lv 62 months ago
a sore upper arm, is expected around the area of an injection which should resolve within a day.. while doctors and nurses do their best to minimize any infection, it can happen from time to time, whether it is a vaccine shot or depo shot.. take a regular dose of Paracetamol (aka. Tylenol, Panadol and others) 500mg 3 times a day - unless you are known to have some sort of a liver problem..
nausea is a common occurrence with depo shots that can cause vomiting.. and again, it should resolve within 24 hours.. you should divide your meals into small and frequent meals - if you take 3 heavy meals a day, divide them into 5-6 meals with small portions.. this should reduce the nausea, but there are some OTC anti-nausea (motion-sickness) meds that you can get from a pharmacy without doctors' prescription - although i encourage you to go without them..
you should seek medical attention, if your upper arm is swollen and angry-looking (all red), if you are having rashes all over your body, if you are having discomfort in breathing and having chest pains, and if you live alone far from your friends and family who can drive you to a hospital when needed..
after 24 hours, if the symptoms had not improved or worsened, then you should seek medical attention ASAP.. as an early appointment with your doctor, if you are able to walk and breathe normally, or to the emergency department if are not..
all the best
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- MetalplanttagLv 72 months ago
possible side effects of the shot include:
slight bruising where the shot was given
very rarely, a small, permanent dent in the skin where the shot was given
If any of these side effects really bother you, talk with your doctor or nurse.