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#520435 - 03/27/21 12:57 PM Vaccination effect on AS
WilliamA Offline

Registered: 03/04/15
Posts: 4

I wonder if there is any information available on the effect of the various Covid vaccines on AS. The little information I’ve found all relates to the vaccine and various medication taken for AS, not the effect on AS itself.
I am eligible for my vaccine in about a week, but I don’t know which vaccine I will be offered. Right now, I am a bit hesitant. Although I am not high risk, I would like to get the vaccine, but not if it has a negative effect on my current AS condition.

I’ve had pretty debilitating/career changing AS for about 40 years now. However, I have been free of any symptoms for the last 6 years. I don’t take any medication (never did) other than a low starch diet, Curcumin and Psyllium Husk and daily workouts. I’ve even been able to reduce my (severe) Uveitis episodes from 5-6 per year for many years, to zero episodes for over 5 years with just simple natural remedies.

I’ve been getting used to a ‘normal’ active lifestyle the last years, and do not want to disturb the current status quo. Based on my current understanding, I would not take the vaccine because of the unknown effect on AS. The last thing I want it to activate the AS again.

#520436 - 03/27/21 09:34 PM Re: Vaccination effect on AS [Re: WilliamA]
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Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 6138
Loc: Reno or SFLU Philippines
Hi, William:

Glad the diet is working for You! Other people with AS have had various other vaccinations. One person I am aware about suffered severe inflammation, albeit temporary.

IF I were going to get the jab, it would be Johnson & Johnson because of the positive reports people have given in general and besides, it requires no booster.


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#520437 - 03/28/21 07:32 AM Re: Vaccination effect on AS [Re: WilliamA]
Smed Offline

Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 967
Vaccinated with no effect- Some of my family has had mild effects after second vaccine with slight fervor and weakness out of 9 of us 3 had no effect 6 had some of these conditions after the second shot only lasted for a day.

#520439 - 03/29/21 08:15 PM Re: Vaccination effect on AS [Re: WilliamA]
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Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 3412
Loc: The Big Apple
I got my second Pfizer shot yesterday. It was the only option where I got vaccinated. I've had arm pain and fever and aches with each shot but they went away in a day. My friend working on data collection at the CDC said I might have more side effects since I had Covid a year ago...I still have antibodies and have tested negative every time I test, which is every couple weeks.
I have had Long Covid symptoms....diagnosed with post infectious IBS and chronic fatigue...I need naps!
Hope this helps
Linc O'Brien

#520442 - 04/02/21 01:08 PM Re: Vaccination effect on AS [Re: WilliamA]
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Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 18092
Loc: UK
I had my first AstraZeneca jab at the end of February and will have the second at the end of the month. My arm ached pretty badly the first couple of days, but I was fine. My husband, who is also a spondy and has several other underlying conditions had his AZ in mid-February and will have his second in two weeks. He had fatigue for a few days.

There are several other ASers I'm in touch with who have had it and one felt headachy for a day or two, another felt achy and fatigued for several days and another who had little trouble at all.

Hope that helps.

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