second dose Moderna, new cardilogist

The only problem that i have is a sore muscle in my left arm.  Thought that might happen again.  Since i sleep mostly on right side, thought left would be better.

Was a little  nervous about getting the shot before my checkup with the cardiologist the next day.  All went well.  Did get his permission to change doctors.  In fact he likes the one i picked.  Told him since he might be retiring soon. in practice by himself.  Would be good to do this now rather than later.

Interesting the one i picked is in the office of the EP who did my implant of pacemaker.

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Glad you are making progress

by Gemita - 2021-02-26 20:01:19

New to Pace, so glad to hear you have had your second dose and that you still managed to see your cardiologist the next day, so no major side effects then, which is good to hear.  

You are moving ahead out there with your vaccines and so are we.  We are delaying the second shot over here in the UK for both the Pfizer and the AstraZeneca to around 12:weeks, so that more can get their first dose as soon as possible.  Not sure that everyone is reassured with this policy for the Pfizer vaccine second dose but only time will tell.

Glad you have a new cardiologist.  What would you say his/her main qualities are?   I like a doctor who genuinely cares about his patients (most do) and has lots of patience to explain what might be going on and to answer questions even when time is limited.  I like to see enthusiasm in my doctors as well.  Knowing they love their job gives me confidence

new cardiologist

by new to pace.... - 2021-02-26 20:19:04

found her name in a local free paper.  She treats females with heart problems and treats holisticly my previous dr said.   beleives in treating the whole body.

Have not seen her yet. Now can walk to her office which is 2 blocks away.

In office of many drs. 

  Did read that what you say is true.  but i think it is better to get both shots. then not have to be concerned that you might forget.  Their is a new one that you only need one shot.  But not as effective.  I only got because i wanted to travel and thought they would not let me if i did not get the shots.   Normally do not get shots to prevent whatever. 

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by AgentX86 - 2021-02-27 00:18:14

From what I've been reading, the second Pfizer and Moderna shots should be taken no more than 42 days apart but no real testing has been done.  The Astra-Zenica vaccine has been tested to 12-weeks and may even be slightly better waiting.  They use very different approaches to priming the body's immune system so it's not surprising there would be a difference.

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