Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    i have mine in 7 days (well the heaf test)

    then the bcg vaccine the week after.So does it hurt?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You don't need to worry about it, just go on relaxed and its ok
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by eric bischoff)
    i have mine in 7 days (well the heaf test)

    then the bcg vaccine the week after.So does it hurt?
    Needles! RUUUUNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    it doesn't hurt til afterwards and everything thinks its hilairious to spend the entire day punching each others arms.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    the heaf test doesnt hurt at all, but the bcg does. You'll have to live with that scar it creates for between 6 months and 30 years depending on the skill of the jabber hehe.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Gimp)
    it doesn't hurt til afterwards and everything thinks its hilairious to spend the entire day punching each others arms.
    we get expelled for doing that, as one year a guy's arm got infected from being punched or something. don't ask the science. seriously penguin, it does hurt for a few weeks afterwards, but you get plenty of female sympathy, so it aint all bad
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ]{ingnik)
    we get expelled for doing that, as one year a guy's arm got infected from being punched or something. don't ask the science. seriously penguin, it does hurt for a few weeks afterwards, but you get plenty of female sympathy, so it aint all bad
    you get expelled in my skool for that too
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Of course it hurts like hell. They use a foot long needle and leave it in your arm for two and a half minutes while letting the jelly like vaccine flow slowly into your arm. If you get hit afterwards it will split and all bleed out and you have to have it done again...
    Wait... bcg? That tiny pinprick! Didn't notice it. The needle test feels like a thumb tac on your arm.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Heaf test? LOL I thought everyone called it the "daisy prick". That's worse because of the mechanical cracking sound - and then the wishing that you'll have a reaction!

    The BCG I seem to remember they put the needle in at one angle and then raise it to be 90 degrees. The vaccine itself felt cold and I could feel it going in and I was tlaking to the nurses and my voice sped up. I haven't got a scar at all. My brother has one because he drew a big circle round his arm with the words "do not punch" and of course everyone did. Fool.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    mine didn't hurt at all
    maybe i'm just hard
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    expelled for that! 3 girls burnt down the girls loos where i am and they were just suspended for a week.

    you must live in fairy areas :P
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    mine didn't hurt from what i remember but i have just found out it didn'y atually work and i've got to have it again. The only reason i found out it had been useless was cos one of my friend looked at my scar and said it was too small and when i went to the DR he confirmed it. My sisters also didn't work first time either so part of me thinks loads of people could be walking around without protection against TB and most people would probably ever know about it. I don't see why they can't do another heath test jsut to see if the thing actually worked......... OK rant over :0)
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by emom100)
    mine didn't hurt from what i remember but i have just found out it didn'y atually work and i've got to have it again. The only reason i found out it had been useless was cos one of my friend looked at my scar and said it was too small and when i went to the DR he confirmed it. My sisters also didn't work first time either so part of me thinks loads of people could be walking around without protection against TB and most people would probably ever know about it. I don't see why they can't do another heath test jsut to see if the thing actually worked......... OK rant over :0)
    Mine didn't work - I'm not telling the Dr though because it did bloody hurt the first time - it just failed to do anything (went pink for a day and then faded so I was wandering round scab-less while all my friends had oozing bulbous growths)
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    Mine didn't work - I'm not telling the Dr though because it did bloody hurt the first time - it just failed to do anything (went pink for a day and then faded so I was wandering round scab-less while all my friends had oozing bulbous growths)
    that doesnt mean its failed does it, i thought if it was given properly then you shouldnt really get a blister its just if the person giving it isnt very good or rushes that it blisters
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Very Important Poster
    PS Reviewer
    (Original post by cobra01977)
    that doesnt mean its failed does it, i thought if it was given properly then you shouldnt really get a blister its just if the person giving it isnt very good or rushes that it blisters
    As I remember at the time we were given a card containing information on all the different stages that it should go through and how to protect it (ie no swimming at this stage, cover with a plaster at this stage etc etc)

    I truely doubt that the reason mine didn't react was because it was given well - it hurt like hell and half the fluid leaked straight back out about 5 minutes later.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    As I remember at the time we were given a card containing information on all the different stages that it should go through and how to protect it (ie no swimming at this stage, cover with a plaster at this stage etc etc)

    I truely doubt that the reason mine didn't react was because it was given well - it hurt like hell and half the fluid leaked straight back out about 5 minutes later.
    :eek: save me

    do you get the choice whether you wanna go home
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Mine was fine I have a tiny scar but thats it and it didnt hurt.

    My friend tho bumped hers and it went green and nasty after a week and went into a lump and burst and she fainted so for goodness sake dont bang it!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by eric bischoff)
    :eek: save me

    do you get the choice whether you wanna go home
    no! do you? lucky penguin. still need that pic, do we have an estimated date now?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I know I've had it done but I don't remember anything about it so it must have been very painless. I think the worst thing about injections is just the thought of it rather than the actualy pain itself.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by viviki)
    Mine was fine I have a tiny scar but thats it and it didnt hurt.

    My friend tho bumped hers and it went green and nasty after a week and went into a lump and burst and she fainted so for goodness sake dont bang it!
    :eek: ****

    this vaccine will be the death of me
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.