Q. Got a TT shot after a fall and having more muscle and body pain. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 06, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hi doctor,

I am a girl of 20. Three days back, I had a fall from my motorbike on the road. I had some superficial bruises on my right leg and muscle pain on the right side of my body. I took a tetanus shot from my physician. I had Paracetamol 500 mg twice a day for two days to get relief from body pain. But, from the minute I got my TT shot in my left hip, it pains a lot. Gradually, the pain increases and my whole lower limb started paining. My muscle pain in the right side was lowering gradually, but the pain due to the shot increased. The injection site shows redness, swelling and a lump like feeling. I feel very tired, feverish and could not sit and work. I thought this is the muscle pain and so continued with Paracetamol. Yesterday, the pain was severe. As I had severe joint pain and tiredness, my family doctor prescribed me to take Avil 25 mg and Paracetamol 650 mg twice a day. After taking that medicine too, my pain still did not get relieved. I gave an ice massage to the swelling. Today, my left lower limb has a few blood clots like feeling, which pains when I press. If I walk a little, then I feel restless, giddy and tired. But, my pain due to the fall is gradually decreasing. Please give me a quality advice on the same. Thank you.

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Internal Medicine


Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Tetanus injections cause pain and localized swelling. This is the reason for your trouble after getting a tetanus shot.
  • The body and muscle pain, which you are describing, seems to be injury related and they are subsiding too.
  • You need to have anti-inflammatory medicines as Paracetamol might not be sufficient enough to relieve pain in muscles.
  • I suggest Voveran SR (Diclofenac Sodium) tablet 75 or 100 mg once a day and Chymoral forte (trypsin and chymotrypsin) twice a day for three days.
  • Get your blood pressure checked. Also, get a complete blood count if you have a fever. Have plenty of fluids and electrolytes.

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