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  1. RyeRyeBread

    Covid Booster & Flu Shot Tommorrow

    I'm getting the booster and a flu shot tomorrow. I'm only 6 months into being sick (ME + POTS), and have yet to have any vaccinations - so i don't know if I'm going to have any reactions. A little concerning, but I rather not get Covid, so, we shall see. I would say I have moderate ME, though...
  2. jen1177

    I need to hear from people who've gotten BOTH shots of the covid vaccine

    I had a bad reaction to my first Moderna shot and I'm trying to figure out if I should get the second one. All the articles I've read say the symptoms are worse after the second shot, but I'm hearing anecdotally that some people who had strong reactions to the first shot had lesser reactions to...