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Edat99
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I received the J & J vaccine a week ago, which happened to be the day before the FDA stopped the use of it. My 18 yr old son and I both had the same reaction that started about 8 hrs after the shot (Major chills and fever, nausea, headache, body aches, major lower back ache) which lasted over 24 hours. He has been feeling fine since then however I’ve continued to experience bouts of dizziness and feeling lightheaded. I have had no issues prior to the vaccination. I’m really glad that I found this forum it’s made me feel better knowing that other people are experiencing the same thing.


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Robert Roberts
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I am 85 years old.  The actuarial tables say I don’t have many years left.  Do I want to take a second dose and risk more vertigo, clots and who knows what arising from system inflammation? Or do I skip second dose and take a chanc on how much immunity the first dose gave? 


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Linda
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@b333Hi, 

The Epley Maneuver won’t do anything because your inner ear crystals are not out of place, the vaccine itself (I’m assuming) is causing our dizziness but it doesn’t cause your inner ear crystals to go out of place. I’m suffering from the same thing, a week ago I got the vaccine and it wasn’t until about four days later that I am experiencing dizziness and I also have a condition called Nystagmus which gives me on and off dizziness and balance, so this vaccine has exacerbated my symptoms, it’s horrible.I’m glad I found this forum snd not the only one suffering from dizziness due to the vaccine. I hope we get better. Has yours subsided?


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Linda
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@arthur

Take the second dose because the first dose will wear off, the second  dose is the Booster to make sure it is effective.


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Linda
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@sherig

Hi,

I got my J&J vaccine a week ago Friday and about four days afterwards and started  experiencing dizziness and imbalance horrible, even in the middle of the night. I already have a condition called Nystagmus that gives me dizziness, nausea  and imbalance so I believe the vaccine has exacerbated my symptoms.  The only thing I can find that helps is taking a Benadryl. I hope we get better. 


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Carolyn
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@athrift03 I received the JnJ vaccine on Mar 31st, and about 3 minutes afterwards felt like I could feel the vaccine rushing into my brain. I got extremely fast heartbeat, almost passed out, and they ended up doing an EKG on me and sending me to the ER and did bloodwork etc and said I was just having a panic attack and gave me something at the hospital. Sent me home and literally the next afternoon went back to the ER, had an extremely fast heartbeat and gave me a heart monitor to wear for 48 hours and said I was just having a panic attack and gave me something there to calm me down. They basically acted like I was crazy and said it could not be a side effect of the vaccine. I have never had an issue prior to this with having panic attacks. They sent me home with a prescrip for .25 mg of xanax, and to see a cardiologist the following Monday. Saw the cardiologist, they said I was fine, that it isnt a side effect of the vaccine etc, and just stress related so told me to take xanax. I am about 2 1/2 weeks in and this is ridiculous with the anxiety and or panic attacks I am having and feeling like garbage. I truly believe this is a side effect of the vaccine. I just started taking B12, turmeric, vit D, vit E, and Omega 3 fish oils 2 days ago and not feeling any better. I cannot fathom having this forever, because this is just awful, I would have never got this shot if I even remotely knew there would be a chance this could happen. 


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R3020
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Found some relief tonight. Actually second time I found relief. The first time was purely by accident.

Have been experiencing dizziness, vertigo, ear fullness, headache and fainted once in the last 8 days. Last Wednesday I ate a very spicy meal with hot sauce (Cayenne mash), peppers, and garlic. In the evening after that I felt totally fine and went and played baseball in the front yard with my son. I was great until about noon the next day when the same vertigo and dizziness symptoms kicked back in and remained for several days until tonight (Sunday) when we had the same meal.  I felt fine again shortly after eating the spicy foods. I have no idea if that is the cause but there is a strong correlation between this dinner and very noticeable relief for me based on my own anecdotal experience. Frankly, this kind of surprised me. 

I did some follow up searching and see that Cayenne contains capsaicin, which has been shown to help improve blood flow towards the inner ear and brain, thereby reducing the symptoms of vertigo. I initially found some non-scientific articles with these claims. Then I also found a few medical articles that made the connection in non-human subjects (rats). Here is one - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15626754/. A couple of caveats, this is all weakly based anecdote and this is not my field of expertise. I make no warranties that this actually could work for others, but just sharing my own personal experience and some of my own reading so far.  Let's see if anyone else finds some relief. If you do, please reply if it works or if it doesn't for you so others have some context. No idea, this whole situation seems strange with the sudden onset of these symptoms and now sudden relief. Good luck to all.  


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Yuqing
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Received Moderna on April 2nd, had minor headache on the 3rd day and then everything seems fine. However, the morning of April 16th, when I got up from bed I had vertigo and also fall on the floor. On April 17th, it went worse, I had vertigo, dizziness, brain fog, fast heart rate, feeling very tired. I am a very healthy person, no any previous conditions, so I think these are definitely due to vaccine. Today is April 18th and all the symptoms are still there. Not sure if I should get the 2nd dose.


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rosi sam
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@anthem

            Hi there's am new to this site but i took the Pfizer vaccine on Dec 30th, first 2 days i was fine, after 3 days' started feeling dizzy, lightheaded, feeling like i was going out of my mind.I went to the emergency rooms did ECG,MRI.but nothing showed up. I have always been sensitive to certain medication though.Of course now the DR thinks I'm crazy bc every single day it feels like brain fog, tingling, tightening feeling in my head, i've been given all kinds of medication, Ativan, Lorazapam ,etc those just made it worse .I saw an allergy specialist who didn't recommend the second dose.I don't know what else to do, its been 3 months and i have not been able to return to work.I am now living with extreme ringing in my ears, and this feeling in my head and i don't know where to turn next.

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Sassafras
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I realize that we all have a unique set of issues of varying degrees and we're being advised by medical professionals in far flung areas, but still it's surprising to me the widely differing interventions we're offered (if any) - in terms of tests, medications, referrals to specialists... I can't fully account for the differences by looking at whether or not they attribute our issue to Covid vaccination.

I know dizziness is generally a common complaint with many reasons for it. I wonder if they're somewhat baffled. With such wide variations of response, there seems to not be a consistent standard of care to apply for our diagnosis and treatment.

Those of you diagnosed with a vestibular condition prior to Covid vaccination - do you think this is usual for these inner ear related issues?


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Thelma
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@thenystagmus

I have not had any preexisting condition and i agree with you about the reaction of medical community on our issues. There is no strategy nor understanding and even intention to understand


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Thelma
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@thenystagmus

I have not had any preexisting condition and i agree with you about the reaction of medical community on our issues. There is no strategy nor understanding and even intention to understand


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Sassafras
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@thelma Hi, I'm sorry you've gotten responses leading you to feel that there's been no intention to understand - that must be a miserable feeling! As you continue to search for answers I hope you are able to find sources of understanding and effective help!

In my case my medical provider quickly and completely attributed my issues to my vaccination, but did order blood and urine tests - prescribing Vitamin D when that level came back deficient and scheduling an ultrasound for my enlarged neck lymph nodes which came back normal. But my complaints of vertigo, nystagmus, nausea, dizziness and fatigue weren't addressed otherwise and no plan for follow-up was made. I've continued to call and email as my symptoms continued. I've guessed that if they didn't hear from me again they must have assumed I recovered? In the past I've been healthy and I've not wanted yearly physicals or tests when I had no felt need. So now with all this I'm trying to learn how to be an advocate for myself, trying to keep on course and not be unduly affected when my expectations don't match what happens.


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Thelma
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@thenystagmus

I understand what you are saying. I think one of the reasons is the location i live the other is my luck with my PCP . When i came to him after my first attack of vertigo, high blood pressure, he simply did not want to listen to me and said that my tonometer was broken. And said that i am fine the left, it took him 3 min. When i lived in Boston area i had the best medical care. But i found finally a good ENT doctor and follow his directions. 
I am working on my progress and now i am much better. Tinnitus is bothering me, have morning dizziness. Plan-to find neurologist.

I find helpful acupuncture and massage therapy.

thank you for your insightful reply.

 


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Tabby
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So, it's been 8 weeks today since I got my first Astrazeneca vaccine. The last few days I have had yet another migraine type headache. The dizziness is still there but it's not as bad as it once was, however, it's still persistently lurking around. I feel it when in bed too, particularly turning over onto my right side. The tinnitus is still worse than it once was. I have had tinnitus for years and have seen an ENT specialist, no abnormalities were found, hearing normal, no nystagamus after Epley manouvre. No medication prescribed. The only vestibular complaint I had prior to vaccine are migraines, maybe 3 or 4 a month and they were decreasing. 

I have reported my symptoms on the UK Yellow card scheme, I've also contacted my doctor who prescribed prochlorperazine but I have been reluctant to take them because they are an antipsychotic drugs and side effects scare me. I have taken Dramamine and they have helped although they make me sleepy.

I seem to be sensitive to meds hence these vaccine side effects so I am going to ride it out taking paracetamol and occasional aspirin for relief. I realise aspirin is bad for tinnitus along with many other meds but I cannot take ibuprofen or codeine.

I will not be taking my second vaccine until my symptoms have cleared. I have until middle of May to decide.  As it is, I don't go out now in any case, I am unable to drive my car, I shop online. This has been so unexpected yet when I speak to family, neighbours who have had the vaccine, they have had no problems lasting for more than 3 days. It makes you feel isolated, that's why this site is invaluable to me. I also think some people would rather not discuss their symptoms, putting on a brave face, and are suffering in silence.

Each day I pray for a better tomorrow. Best wishes all.😊


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