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Insulin dependent, got major joint ache, headache post influenza and pneumonia shot. Normal?

Recently hospitalized for broken ribs with fluid on lungs, bruising . Given steroids and antibiotics.,along with influenza and pheunimoina shots. Took last of medicine yesterday. For past few days have a very bad headache and having major joint ache, trouble walking. I m insulin dependent... Is this normal for having had the flu shot?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

well it may be due to influenza and pneumococcal vaccines that you are taking . bodyaches , malaise , joint pains , fatigue etc are common manifestations .

You can take a paracetamol for this problem by asking your treating doctor . It generally subsides on its own without any treatment but still if it continues it needs evaluation as you were taking steroids .

If you have any further queries feel free to ask .

Hope it answers your query.

Take care .

Dr. Shruti
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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