As /britfeel/'s voluntary guinea pig, here's my vaccine update: (for clarification, it was the Pfizer one I had)
- Didn't have any side effects within the first few hours of the jab, but had a mild "bruised" feeling around the injection spot by the end of the first day. No swelling, redness, or any other side effects.
- Second day it felt like I'd been punched full pelt in the arm, and it hurt like a bitch to try and raise it. Noticed some very slight "numbness" in my injection arm and the lower part of my jaw/cheek on the same side; if I had to describe how it feels, it's a bit like if you've ever had anesthesia that has 90% worn off, but is still slightly in your system. No paralysis/drooping or anything like that, just feels a tiny bit less sensitive than the other side. It's subtle enough that I don't notice it unless I start focusing on it.
- Third day it still hurt to raise my arm, but nowhere near as much as the day before. Slight cheek/jaw numbness on one side remained, but the slight numbness in my injection arm had pretty much gone away.
- Fourth day (today) my arm doesn't hurt at all. Still have a bit of the slight numb sensation on one side of my cheek/jaw. It's hard to say since it's so subtle, but I don't think it's any better or worse than it was a day or two ago. Other than that, nothing is different to normal.