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Estee
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@jgross

Exactly, this is helping us confirm our suspicions. I explained to the nurse at my neurologist's office today about the replies from this forum and the articles that I read about side effects of dizziness and migraine due to the doses and she said that those are not side effects of the vaccine. So basically we're not experiencing this. But I know I'm not crazy, too coincidental to be anything but. Interesting about the tinnitus, mine has been way worse since the shot also.


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SharonL
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I reported my side effects to my doctor last night and I got a call from her today. She scheduled a follow up appointment for tomorrow. She also prescribed meclizine and I have to say that it’s working fairly well.

I think she just assumed that it is vestibular neuritis and is proceeding with that assumption. I will be curious to know whether she has heard about this reaction or if she is just going by her gut feel.

 


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I am so glad I found this forum. I got my first does on January 30 and I had few minor side effects. The second shot was on Feb 22. I was tired and had some chills for a day or two. But after 4 days I started to have dizziness and nausea and some abdominal pain. I had to see my doctor and got an abdominal CT scan. Everything was normal. The abdominal pain got better after few days but dizziness continued for two weeks. It was debilitating and scary. My PCP basically said she couldn't help further and referred me to GI, ENT, and neurologist to find the problem. After exactly two weeks, today it's the first day I feel fairly normal. At this point I am almost sure it was due to the vaccine. A friend in medical field told me apparently people who had Covid and those with auto-immune diseases might show a severe reaction to the vaccine. I do not know if either case is true about me. But anyways, I am glad the dizziness is almost gone. 


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Marianne
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I had the first Moderna vaccine on February 14. Awoke the next morning with extreme dizziness. No other symptoms to speak of, except for headache for a day or so. Dizziness (room spinning when rising, after putting my head down, or moving head to the side) persisted for about 4 days, although mild compared to many of the posts here. Still some effects now (March 9), but much abated. I do have tinnitus, but otherwise very healthy 61 year old. No meds. I am scheduled for the second dose in 5 days. My reaction was unexpected since I have no health issues, but I will go forward with the second dose. Thank you all for sharing. This is important information. 


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Harry
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I received the first Pfizer on 2/14 and had no arm pain or other perceived side effects. On March 7, I received the second shot. About four hours later the arm that received the shot felt like it had been punched by Mohamad Ali. By the evening of the next day that pain had reduced substantially. On the second day after the shot, I stood up out of my chair to make lunch and was hit by heavy dizziness/vertigo and had to hold on to something solid to prevent falling. After about a minute I was able to make it back to my chair and proceeding to break out in a sweat that lasted for a couple of minutes. I have never experienced anything like that before so I was quite sure that it was due to the shot. I sure hope this doesn't persist...my gut feeling is that it won't. I did want to share because I was quite relieved to find this forum and discover others were having the same side effect. I take it as reassurance that it's nothing more serious than a side effect. Fingers crossed.


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LindaAnn
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I posted several days ago. It’s been 3 1/2 weeks since my first Moderna shot and still have some dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of balance to some degree most of the time. I’m in my 70’s and have never in my life experienced this before. My doctor told me to skip the second dose as I had a significant adverse reaction to the first-meaning the dizziness. I rarely go out since my husband died of COVID, and am always double masked but after a few days after first shot, I also developed chest congestion, sore throat, cough, slight fever (perhaps from my grocery deliverer who didn’t wear a mask-though I did). So I had a COVID test. That was negative. So... multiple symptoms appeared but the dizziness is the worst. The other symptoms are fading but dizziness ongoing. Makes it hard to do daily tasks. Thanks so much for all your input here. I plan to report this to phone number given to me after first vaccine. 

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As I posted earlier, my Pfizer jab was on 11th February and exactly a week later I began experiencing vertigo and nystagmus. The symptoms are better than they were but have not yet disappeared and it is possible that I am getting used to the unpleasant sensations, which are worse when I lie on one side in bed for a while and then turn over.

Today I had an appointment with my GP (I'm in the UK - perhaps this type of doctor is known as a PCP in the States) and he said he hasn't heard of vertigo as a side effect of the vaccines, gave me a neurological examination, told me everything seems normal and prescribed Betahistine for when the symptoms are bad. He said the symptoms will probably go in about 10 days otherwise I should go back and discuss it again.

The nurse who administered my ECG during this visit told me that she had suffered severe headaches and double vision after her Pfizer jab, and had been sent for scans (can't remember if MRI or CT) which came back normal. Months later she still has headaches.

I still plan to have the second jab in a few weeks. I shall watch for any official information about vertigo as a side effect, though.

 


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ClaireJG
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I had the first dose of the Covid vaccine a month ago (the Oxford Astra-Zeneca one - I'm in the UK). I didn't have any real increase in VM symptoms. A touch more dizziness but that could easily have been from lack of sleep and feeling run-down from other symptoms such as chills and a migraine attack (head pain rather than vertigo or dizziness).


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Susan
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@kwhite

March 11 will  be 2 weeks after my 2nd Pfizer vaccine.  Had minor symptoms the first few days- chills, sore arm, exhaustion, mild headache.  Day 6 vertigo started- not bad- fleeting, but many times during the day when bending down or twisting head quickly i will get dizzy.  It seems to be slowly lessening, so I am hoping it will eventually stop.  I always have had reaction to every vaccine I have gotten- flu, DTP, now Covid vaccine. I feel this is worth it- I will suffer these minor side effects rather than getting full blown case of Covid which I feel would be intense.  I always suffer long & hard after  I get a virus or flu- much worse than my partner does when we have a cold or flu- he recovers quickly-mine will linger for weeks while I slowly recover. This Covid is nasty business- even the vaccine has side effects- there is just no escaping it’s reach..

 


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Jpalm
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@esteei love this forum.. nobody really knows what is going to happen to each person. Who has taken these shots.. I work in a pharmacy in a grocery store. Over 1/2 of my coworkers have received their first shot with no side effects. I'm the only one who has issues. It's so frustrating....but everyday I get a little better.. your not crazy ❤❤


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I received my 1st Pfizer dose march 6. Had the usual sore arm and tiredness but then yesterday 3/9 I had suddenly dizziness with a heavy feeling in the back, left side of my head. It came in waves all.day and night. At 3 this morning I woke due to a funny feeling in my leg. It was as if my right knee and Thigh had gone to sleep. I walked around a bit and the feeling passed but then I was slammed with nausea and sweats and incredibly weakness. I was on the floor of the bathroom, afraid I would pass out or vomit. That lasted nearly an hour. Then I had chills, my body temp dropped to 95 and I couldn't stop shaking. It is 630 now. I still.feel weak and shaky but better. It was scary!


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Amelia
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I'm so glad I checked here. I had the vaccine last Thursday and have had a very slight headache, just a dull feeling at my forehead with a very slight nausea. Today I woke with and was dizzy when getting out of the bed. Thought it would pass but hours later and I'm still dizzy. Relieved to know it's related to the vaccine.


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Amber
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Update- Today is 2 weeks since my 1st Pfizer. I feel like the fatigue and bouts of nausea have improved slightly. The dizziness/vertigo/brain fog hasn't at all. Still planning to get the second dose eventually. I'll just cross my fingers and hope it doesn't get worse. If anybody improves, gets their 2nd dose, etc. please keep us updated.


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Holly D
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5 days after I received my first Pfizer vaccine I started experiencing dizziness which got progressively worse. I could not even open my eyes without vomiting. Got so severe I had to go to hospital. They did MRI, catscan, bloodwork, etc. No conclusive result other than diagnosing as vertigo. I have what I can only describe as waves or surges of dizziness - not room spinning - and last a few seconds to sometimes an hour or more. I have a constant ringing in both ears with the left side being much worse. I have good days and bad days with some episodes putting me in bed. Very hard to work like this – at least I am working from home! I have been to ENT with several tests that concluded it is not BPPV form of vertigo. I just moved so went to another ENT who gave me a list of exercises that are supposed to strengthen vestibular system but basically said if vaccine related it should go away. Said I could go for some balance testing to see if also could be brain related. Going to wait a bit and see how things go.
I absolutely believe this was vaccine related which I see the new J&J vaccine is minimizing in their results and not attributing the tinnitus to the vaccine. A friend who developed tinnitus from first vaccine called Moderna direct and they said tinnitus is not a symptom. Others are saying their symptoms go away in a couple of weeks…I am going on 6 weeks of this now!!
Be sure to report your symptoms to the CDC site's vaccine reporting sytem: https://vaers.hhs.gov/
The J&J trial showed .03 getting tinnitus - 6 people out of about 1500 I believe but the number goes to .6 on the VAERS system.

 


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@shauna09

Thanks for the update. Glad that you are getting better and wishing that you will completely recover.


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