Back to all discussions

Covid Vaccine And RA Flare???

I am sixty-six and have had severe JRA for over sixty years. My disease was 'burned out' according to my Dr's and I have not had inflamed joints since my late teen years. I took both Covid Vaccines about two months ago and I am now in what I consider a flare. I feel more pain that I remember as an adult. Anyone else seeing and uptick in flares after Covid Vaccine?
Regards,
Jack The Cat

  1. Ouch! I am so sorry you are dealing with a possible flare, @JackTheCat! If you haven't done so already, I would recommend contacting your physician about what you are experiencing AND reporting your possible vaccine side effects. Here is some information on how to report vaccine side effects -- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/reporting-systems.html. Also, here's some great information about the vaccines that you might find interesting -- https://creakyjoints.org/living-with-arthritis/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-immunocompromised/. Again, I am so sorry you are dealing with this and I hope other community members can chime in and share their vaccine experiences with you. For your sake, I hope this is just a one time fluke event and not a resurgence of your RA! Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

    1. Not at all. I had my second shot almost two months ago.

      1. Drea, Im so happy to hear you are problem free. There is no way I would advise against the Covid Vaccine because the risk is more than my anecdotal experience of a possible flare.

        or create an account to reply.