crying after vaccines

Magan - posted on 01/22/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my 2 month old daughter got her vaccines on the 19th and hasn't been the same. every night since she has been have crying fits and tonight was the worse. her dad was home with her while I was at work and he said she was screaming like in pain and arching her back and throwing her arms and legs around. she has never cried like this before and has no fever and just suddenly stopped. shes also eating weird.. has this happened to anyone else??

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/22/2015

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I would give your doctor a call, and bring her in for a visit. In the mean time, you can apply an ice pack to the area her shot was given. Make sure you put a cloth between the pack and her skin to prevent damage to her tender skin.

I just got a tetanus shot yesterday, and my arm feels like it is going to fall off. I hate this shot. It is very painful, and lasts for a while. If it is even touch or brushed up against, it makes me flinch.

I hope your baby is ok. If you are concerned about future vaccinations, maybe discuss breaking up the series and doing one at a time. Good luck momma!

Magan - posted on 01/22/2015

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I read the paper work and she hasn't had a fever and its been a few days, and it was a cry that we have never heard before. normally when she has gas or upset tummy we can soothe her but there was no soothing this time. and shes not eating as much normally eats 5 oz and has only been eating like 3..

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2015

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Most 2 month olds get a combination vaccine that includes tetanus. (dTap or Tdap, in abbreviation) That one can really cause baby to be sore, fussy and just plain off. Some doctors advise tylenol or motrin for relief. Check the paperwork that you received to see what side effects to expect and how to treat them. If you were not given literature about the vaccines, then call the office in the morning.
It's possible that her behavior is unrelated to the shots and she had gas, or needed to poop. What do you mean by eating weird?

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