After having the booster jab on Friday morning, I didn't think I had any after effects. However, yesterday afternoon I suddenly came over so tired, I just had to go to bed. And I mean actually get undressed and get in bed, with curtains and door shut, I slept for about 1.5 hours. I got up, ate some of our dinner (thank goodness I'd made the burgers and coleslaw in the morning, I wouldn't have had the energy later on) - couldn't finish dinner as I was simply too tired to eat. Watched Strictly, then went straight to bed. Despite being totally shattered, I didn't sleep very well - think I woke up every hour, although I didn't wake up early this morning, it was 7 am, practically unheard of for me. So I was in bed for 11 hours last night - not including the afternoon nap. This morning I've done next to nothing and still feel so tired I'm sure if I shut my eyes, I'd go straight to sleep again. I don't feel ill, just so tired.
Although I'm frequently tired, as a result of never sleeping well, it is unusual for me to be THIS bone-achingly, brain-dead type of tired. So I'm assuming it is a side effect of the booster. I'm not complaining though - any after effect is preferable to not having the jabs and getting Covid, in my opinion.
I never used to feel the cold....years of hot flushes and night sweats meant I was almost always hot, never cold. I've noticed over the past few months though that I feel the cold so much more now, and really hate being outside when it's cold, especially if there's a chilly wind. I've been having my electric heated pad on my back every time I sit down in the lounge.....ostensibly because it helps my back, but really because I just like to feel warm! I always have a fleece blanket on my bed, for Betty to lie on.....last night though I had my lovely faux fur blanket on top of the bed, it was so nice to feel warm and snuggly. Betty was clearly too hot though, she jumped off the bed after an hour or so and went downstairs to sleep in her own bed.