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    bwwm is offline Senior Member
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    Default vaccination damage?

    A few months ago, I got my flu shot. Thinking it would be a good thing, since my immune system isn't all that great. I went into the clinic at work, since they were doing them for free. The lady gave me the shot in the shoulder, and later that night when I was C&P'ing, I noticed that my back delt on that side was sore. I figured it would go away in a few days, and proceeded with my workout.

    Long story short, it has never really returned to 100% and felt worse if I tried to increase my C&P weight. It's not PAIN, but definitely noticeable discomfort. So I backed off on my C&P volume and started doing more and heavier TGUs (up to my C&P weight) to further stabilize the shoulder before I make any big pushes in weight again. It seems to be getting better, and I'm able to slowly increase my C&P volume again.

    Just for kicks, I googled "vaccination bursa sac", and apparently it's not uncommon for vaccinations to be given too high up in the arm (i.e. shoulder) and hit bursa sacs or other delicate tissues in the shoulder. I thought maybe I had somehow stressed it with a loaded clean or backup press, but looking back through my notes, the vaccination is the start of the discomfort.

    I figured I would post this as an FYI, and also see if anybody has had a similar experience?

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    I always feel sore at injection site, but it normally goes away within a week once everything is absorbed. Are you sensitive to eggs? Seems like something else is going on.

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    I eat eggs like a horse, so I know it's not that. I have gotten flu shots in the past, but never had this happen. Next time I'll make sure to have them do it lower in the arm. So far, with the drop in volume and slow increase of volume it seems to be okay.

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