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I was against having the vaccine, but mrs lab rat bullied me into it. Now it’s all over the internet that Astra Zeneca vaccine can cause blood clots to the brain! Why me? 😞
 
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As far as I know - it mainly affects younger folk and even then it is very low risk.
 
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It looks like the number of people who have had the AZ jab is into eight digits and the amount of people who have experienced blood clots are just in the double digits.

I'd say the odds are in your favour. But I'll wish you good luck all the same.

Sorry she bullied you into it though, I'm pro choice myself. I wouldn't want it forced on anyone.
 
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Thanks guys 🤗 puts my mind at rest somewhat
 
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Try not to worry, I think out of the 18 million people who have had the AZ vaccine I think only 7 people have developed this blood clot so it’s very unlikely.
 
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There is a lot of scary information about this the last couple of days. Ive got my 2nd asta Zenica on Saturday and as i have a blood clotting disorder it really worried me. But in a medical discussion on this mornings news it was put in to perspective. The risk of a clot is 1 in 600,000. Yet if your a female and on the pill the risk of blood clot is 1 in 100. Yet many millions of women dont worry about that. And they also asked how many of us read the side effects of a basic paracetamol before we take it. The list is frightening. They did say on the news if you had no problem with the first then you will be fine with the second.
All the same i will mention my blood disorder on Saturday just to put my mind at rest
 
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There is a lot of scary information about this the last couple of days. Ive got my 2nd asta Zenica on Saturday and as i have a blood clotting disorder it really worried me. But in a medical discussion on this mornings news it was put in to perspective. The risk of a clot is 1 in 600,000. Yet if your a female and on the pill the risk of blood clot is 1 in 100. Yet many millions of women dont worry about that. And they also asked how many of us read the side effects of a basic paracetamol before we take it. The list is frightening. They did say on the news if you had no problem with the first then you will be fine with the second.
All the same i will mention my blood disorder on Saturday just to put my mind at rest
hope your second one goes well, daffy :hug:
 
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Me too...had mine a few weeks ago--all good, in fact it masked my schizophrenic symptoms for 24 hours...blissful respite...suggests a chemical imbalance in my case.
 

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