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The official Coronavirus containment thread

By Daditude

1 year ago


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Post #1 Important warning Posted by Daditude (1 year ago)

Post #6 Coronavirus website with up-to-the-moment stats Posted by Daditude (1 year ago)

Post #172 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (1 year ago)

Post #193 Name of disease and of the virus Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (1 year ago)

Post #209 Explains why you need social distancing Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (1 year ago)

Post #239 Comment on seasonality Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (1 year ago)

Post #251 Avoid ibuprofen Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (1 year ago)

Post #370 Info on chloroquine Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (1 year ago)

Post #530 News from Italy Posted by Pedretti_Gaming (1 year ago)

Post #693 Important info and advice Posted by ForceFlow (1 year ago)


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#22530 5 months ago

So I got my first Pfizer vaccine about 20 days ago and scheduled to get my 2nd dose tomorrow afternoon. 

To be honest, I am having some second thoughts on getting the 2nd shot. I know that sounds strange since I already committed to getting it, but it seems like ever since I got the first shot, I have seen more and more info about people getting terribly sick after their second dose. Admittedly, a lot of this has been anecdotal evidence but it has me feeling very anxious about going in tomorrow. Even though I am getting Pfizer and not J&J or Astra Zeneca, those stories are contributing to my feelings toward the 2nd shot. 

I have horrible anxiety. And I know that after the shot, I will be incredibly anxious to see what side effects I have and how severe. This will certainly cause me to have panic attacks. That alone makes me wonder if it's worth it.

I spent some time last night reading the Dec 2020 study by CDC where they tested the vaccine on about 48k people (half got vaccine half got placebo) trying to convince myself that everything will be fine. At some points I felt great about getting it, other times I was super freaked out about the potentially severe side effects (having to go to the hospital). According to the study 127 out of 21,645 went to the hospital (.6%). 2 died, although 4 people died in the placebo group so... 

I have also read that after the first Pfizer vaccine that you are around 80% vaccinated. That sounds pretty good to me. I had no side effects after the first shot other than sore arm, not sure if that has an effect on side effects for the 2nd. 

I guess I am realizing I have a (irrational?) fear of getting sick and ending up in a hospital. And I have been able to avoid getting Covid for over a year now, and the vaccine is basically guaranteeing that I will be sick for a couple of days, or possibly worse. 

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#22541 5 months ago

Thanks, all. Feeling better about it already.

ForceFlow Thanks for all the great info and articles, I read all of them.

I am planning to get the 2nd shot tomorrow afternoon. Will post back here and let you know how it goes.

Here is another article I found to be helpful for anyone else that may feel anxious about getting the vaccine: https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2021/feb/5-tips-for-handling-covid-19-vaccine-anxiety/

From the article: ""With any feeling of anxiety, it can be beneficial to turn to someone you trust for support. While this can be hard to do during the pandemic, even something simple as talking through your decision with someone on the phone can help reassure you," says Dr. Orme. "Let the person know you're nervous and give them space to constructively weigh in on your decision-making process if they have concerns."

I guess I just did this by posting in this thread, and yeah, it really did help. Thanks again.

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