Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
2nd shot was on April 5th, Pfizer. By April 9th started experiencing dizziness which has continued thru today, occasionally mild nausea. Mainly experienced when turning while lying down, but also can get it sitting or changing positions.
Diagnosed with positional vertigo. Prescribed meclizine which had no benefit, doctor recommended stopping the medication after a couple of days.
Tried the Epley maneuver - which brings on the dizziness when I am laying flat, tilt my head back and turn 45 degrees. Completing the maneuver hasn't helped.
Have added more water, dropped sugar drinks, junk food for the last two weeks - which is a good thing regardless.
Next step is prescribed physical therapy - will see if that helps.
@ddvorin Hi Donny. I had extreme dizziness and vertigo the first two weeks that is now going away for the most part. I don’t wake up feeling like the room is spinning anymore or like I’m on a boat. I know how miserable it can be and feeling like it’s never going to go away, but in my case and many other people’s cases it all seems to get better with time. Wishing you well.
@Carrie My doctor is not a traditional doctor, although she is a medical doc. She and her husband are not getting the vaccine at all. She had a lot to say about it, but I won't get into it here. One thing I will say, after reading so many of these posts, it doesn't sound like the medical community has any idea of what to do for side effects of the vaccine. We're in unchartered territory! That's why I'm an advocate for using food and supplements as medicine. There is a lot of fantastic documentaries out there (and on Gaia) about healing with food. I also have read all of Anthony William's books. He's the Medical Medium. I forgot to mention that I drink 16 ounces of straight celery juice every day on an empty stomach. I started doing that again the day vertigo started. It helped immediately!
@mommadAll the same symptoms - Nasacort and Claritin helped immediately and as soon as I started using them, side effects have pretty much disappeared
OMG I could cry reading this! This is m too!! I am 2 weeks post vaccine and I’ve been to my primary, the urgent care, and last night the ER. I’ve never had headache like this in my life! My left ear has been plugged for over a week. I’ve been given muscle relaxers, antibiotics for a possible “sinus infection”, and last night an IV in the ER. And the headache is still here. What the heck is going on?! Will I ever get back to my old self?!
@tabby You obviously missed the whole point to my post. Maybe you missed the part..the magnesium (as well as other things I do) might be why I only had symptoms for over a week, not just a week. If you want to continue feeling sorry for yourself instead of taking charge of your health, then by all means go ahead! With 72 post on here, it seems like that’s the case. Hopefully, many others got the point I was saying. I am sick of the pandemic and want it over with, so I don’t need a forum like this scaring everyone away from being vaccinated. I shared my good news and hopefully others got that message!
@dania I have also found that eating fully plant based has helped ALOT. What other supplements have helped you most?
@marybudds No, I did not Mary.
Quote "I wanted to write an update because I think too many of these posts are scaring people away from getting the second dose"
"Please don't let these comments on this forum scare you"
My response was to the above.
Quote "So I don't need a forum like this scaring everyone away"
So walk away, no one is forcing you to read our posts, after all you are ok now after just one week.
@xx464 hi, could be your lymph nodes swollen and sore - this is a common side effect. If it continues, check with your GP.
Recap: Diagnosed with BPPV years ago. 1st Pfizer vaccine January 21. Vertigo ++ 3 days after. Vertigo subsided but dizziness, headaches and tinnitus persist to this day. Saw PCP and prescribed Meclizine and Allegra. Minimal to no effect. MRI and MRA done. Both normal. CBC normal. Sed Rate (ESR) normal. Went to ENT and had hearing, balance and VNG tests done which were normal. He didn't even entertain the thought that my condition was related to the vaccine. He punted me off to a neurologist. Saw neurologist yesterday. I asked if had vestibular neuronitis which he said wasn't likely because of the length of time of my symptoms. He did not discount that this could be an inflammatory response to the vaccine. Finally, someone who didn't discount this. He was OK with me going on a course of Medrol (methylprednisolone) to see if that helps. He also referred me for vestibular rehab who some folks on the forum said helps. I'll be seeing him again in June for an EEG. Haven't gone to the pharmacy yet to get my RX but I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. NOTE: Medrol is a glucocorticoid which suppresses your immune response as well as decrease inflammation. It is not without its own set of side effects.
@dpeck hi, Epley will only help with BPPV symptoms of dizziness if there are crystals in the wrong position. You’d need to have an assessment to see if you have nystagmus. Vitamins C and D can be helpful in vestibular disorders if you can take them.
I've also been experiencing dizziness, fatigue, eye problems, popping ears and brain fog since my last moderna shot 2.5 weeks ago. Has anyone found any relief after a certain amount of time or did Dr help you out? I plan on going to Dr. tomorrow because I need to figure out what is going on.
So me and my wife both got the moderna shot first dose was just pain in the injection site and fatigue..Now the second dose was a whole lot different I got the chills and broke out in a cold sweat my wife didn't get the chills nor the cold sweats .But that week I started feeling dizzy and off balance like kind of a drunk feeling if that makes sense well that lasted for about two weeks and now feeling better the problem is that my wife now after 3 weeks is getting the same dizzy fainting spells vertigo feeling.Just don't know if this feeling will go and come back and I have read here that doctors have no explanation for this ..Any input will be appreciated.
@thenystagmus and others who replied to my previous comment. I wasn’t saying there is anything wrong with looking for support etc. I was glad to find this forum myself after receiving my first shot. I was just trying to show that getting the 2nd dose does not mean more or worse with the side effects. The other purpose of my post was to show that we have some control over the effects by doing things to help our immune system. Just for the record, I am a person prone to auto immune diseases BUT I am constantly trying to stay the healthiest I can be with diet and other supplements. There are many people on here that have made suggestions to help with the side effects. I noticed one comment about magnesium after I wrote my last comment and I take that myself for other reasons but didn’t know about it helping vertigo. Now I wonder if that helped me? My suggestion to sit in the sun is to get our vitamin D naturally. Low vitamin D is associated with so many health problems. I take Vit D3 or cod oil during the winter months only then I try to do my best to get it naturally. I eat gluten free and try to eat as little dairy as possible. I don’t do Keto, but I do try not to eat too many carbs and sugar. Moderate exercise not excessive and I pace myself in general, so I don’t stress my immune. I still believe the consequences of COVID is worse.
Hi Mary, The posts here are in response to a question concerning post-Covid vaccine symptoms. We've ended up at this juncture as a result of having symptoms and have been relieved to discover that others are experiencing similar issues.
I don't believe that those here are trying to scare anyone into any course of action, or inaction. We're trying to share our unique journeys - including medical advice we've been given and what we've placed our faith in as helpful to us. Thank you for sharing your experience. It's encouraging to those of us still struggling along to hear that others are getting better!
I like to invite each of us to choose to continue to focus on making this a peaceful place devoted to recovering. Many are pondering what to do about future Covid vaccination, while others have made a firm decision about their future course of action. I'm just wanting to encourage each of us to respect each other as we go through this process.