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Write-up: A few seconds after vaccine was given I had a sensation go up my left jawline that felt similar to a nerve pain. I didn''t think much of it and waited the 10 minutes after my vaccine and had no other symptoms. I left the pharmacy and started driving home and had a sudden sensation of a heaviness in my chest and trouble taking a deep breath. I also felt like my tongue and throat were swelling slightly. I had a warm sensation throughout the middle of my back that felt like a heating pad was on it. I felt light-headed and called my husband. As I continued to drive my symptoms worsened and I called 911. I made it home in my car and the ambulance met me there. My husband called the pharmacy to ask them what we should do and they said that it would be ok for him to give me Benadryl. I took 15mL of liquid Benadryl shortly before the ambulance arrived. Within 15-20 minutes, I felt like I was able to swallow better. In the ER, I received IV Benadryl and Famotidine. I was also given 800mg of Ibuprofen for a bad headache I developed. My oxygen level remained in the high 90''s and my symptoms were much improved after the IV medication. I was instructed to continue taking Benadryl capsules for the next few days along with Pepcid to keep my symptoms from flaring back up. I noticed this morning when waking up that the left side of my face as well as my throat felt odd so I took the Pepcid and Benadryl and symptoms were relieved in 30 mins or so.
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