Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Digest Number 61
- Dear Elizabeth:
If your provider gave you "pre-meds" you probably may feel wiped
out, but, possibly OK. If they did not, make sure you get them before
your first shot. No one can tell you exactly what you may experience,
but the usual first shot to first couple of weeks range from mild
"flu-like symptoms", (tired, achiness, no appetite, possible low grade
temperature, possible nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, headache, etc.).
These vary from person to person.
Without the pre-meds, which I usually prescribe 2 ibuprophen pills
about 1-2 hours after getting the shot, and, possibly repeating about
4-6 hours later. Usually a suppository for nausea, benadryl for any
other reaction, and possibly a sleeping pill. Just have some gatoraid or
poweraid in the house if you need it. Not too cold because it can cause
Some people, especially those sensitive to the meds, feel like they
were hit by a freight train, truck, and tornado, all at once. But, some
just feel mild fatigue, and some muscle aches.
Good luck, and let us know how you are doing. Marty