I had my first HPV vaccine yesterday. Everything was fine until about 20 minutes later when I started to feel very sick, my eyesight went really out of focus and blurred and my hearing became very muffled. I couldn't walk in a straight line and had to sit down whilst my friend called my Mum. Doctors have said that this isn't a known side effect and they don't really know what caused it. I know it wasn't anxiety over the actual injection because needles have never really concerned me. They thought that I might have nearly fainted but the feelings lasted for a few minutes and I had a really bad headache afterwards so they couldn't be sure what it was. They said I could continue with the programme but would need someone with me afterwards.
Just wondering really has anybody else experienced any unpleasant side effects or felt ill after the HPV jab... it was cervarix btw. I know that there have been some deaths 'possibly' caused by Gardasil. So yeah, has anybody heard of anything like this?
I didn't feel ill,
but the next day, my god, was my arm painful!!
Yeah, some of my friends reacted like that to it. I had my second dose on wednesday. My arm has swollen up and is pretty sore, and I had a bad headache for a couple of days as well.
you should be fine
i had my second one the other day and i passed out afterwards!! which was strange because i don't atall dislike injections
oh god. im having mine tuesday. im scared now!!!!
I just felt really spaced out and was in a meeting anhour later and i was getting half way through a sentance and just being like what was that. I was doing the minutes and you could see me getting worse. They were fine at the started then the went to bullets... then they stopped. I slept for 12 hours then I was fine just a sore arm.
2nd one was fine. And everyone seemed fine.
Mine wasnt that bad, but my arm did hurt for about 3days afterwards!
i really hope mine is ok lol!
There's a possibility you could faint after every injection..
I'm sure you will be ok , I think reactions to injections just vary from person to person. I had my first one a couple of days ago and there a lil bruise now and it kind of feels heavy not really painful though
My arm felt dead last night and I had it done 3 weeks ago. I got a cold a week after but dont think it was a side effect.
I had a sore arm for a few days afterwards as well as a bad headache and general ill feeling for a week. That might just have been coincidence though. I don't personally know anyone who had a reaction as described in the original post.