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(@kathyk)
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I started my side effects the night of my first Pfizer vaccine getting worse the next day. I am now in week 4 and still having myna symptoms. I started with every side effect except fever. I have chronic fatigue /me  which was sent into a huge flare up. At this point the worse is still the vertigo, headaches, and abdominal pain...lots of trouble eating   
Due for second dose tomorrow but putting it of for now. Not sure how long or if will get second shot. Can’t live like this. 


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yoki1964
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@abmolsha Agree with you completely. However, I went through a battery of tests MRI/MRA, CBC, ESR, hearing, balance, VNG and neurological only to find they came back normal. Hopefully, you'll find specialists who are sympathetic and won't dismiss your concerns about the vaccine being the cause of your symptoms. My ENT dismissed my concerns but the neurologist did not. Going to PT for a vestibular assessment today and just started a Medrol pack. All through the neurologist.


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SavoyIL
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@cmm24 Go to the government's vaccine adverse reaction reporting site https://vaers.hhs.gov/reportevent.html

and report it there. No health officials are going to find out about it here. This is just a discussion board that started out with reports of a persistent delayed dizziness reaction amongst those who had the vaccines that was being refused to be recognized as related by the health professions. They seem to only consider a reaction immedietely following the shot to be related, or this vertigo issue is rare enough (i.e. 1/6000 etc.) that the typical health car provider isn't encountering multiple patients sporting the same symptoms to make the connection. The board has also degenerated into people coming here and reporting symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and a discussion of questionable "herbal" remedies and vitamins like on a weekend AM radio show.


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Carrie
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@cmm24 Hi there - my trainer developed floaters in her eye that she is attributing to the vaccine she is a very healthy, lean (former Div 1 and pro-basketball player) not sure if that helps anything but I know this blog at least made me feel like I wasn't alone in this or going crazy!


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dragonlover
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Posted by: @savoyil

@cmm24  The board has also degenerated into people coming here and reporting symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder and a discussion of questionable "herbal" remedies and vitamins like on a weekend AM radio show.

Yes--I am noticing that myself.  And also, one poster attacking another.    Unfortunately these things tend to be part and parcel of support boards.  As far as people putting their remedies out there--not sure this is the right thing to do but as long they don't get pushy about it, I personally don't have too much of a problem with it.  I just ignore it.  But posters attacking one another is never OK and shouldn't be tolerated at all.  


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Gatordoc
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I am a physician and have been dealing with terrible vertigo since my Moderna vaccine. Had a single episode lasting 2 days about 2 weeks after 1st dose. Made excuses (otolith, etc). So took the 2nd dose and again about 2 weeks later had another episode and I am still battling.

One of the best diagnosis for the mod-severe cases is likely an autoimmune Vestibular neuronitis. Unfortunately, many of my colleagues in ENT and neurology are hesitant to make this diagnosis. Key is to get diagnosed and get treatment in the first 8 weeks. Typically, if diagnosed there are 2 options: 1) High dose steroid taper (not medrol dose pack) or 2) Transtympanic steroid injection. Then as soon as you are able to tolerate it, you MUST begin vestibular rehab therapy and MUST discontinue vestibular suppressant medications. 

Despite being in the field, I did not go through the above diagnosis and treatment pathway the way that I have described. I allowed it to linger and just hoped to get better on my own. This unfortunately has prolonged my symptoms...

As with everything, please consult your physician and do not just follow any advice on the forums without consultation with an ENT or otoneurologist. 

I hope the above helps someone on here. This has been a very difficult journey for me and I know how difficult it can be dealing with chronic vertigo, lightheadedness and nausea.

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kris
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@sgoreyMy symptoms did not seem to worsen after my second dose. 


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@lawactual Everyone is different, but I am still experiencing dizziness & tinnitus. I had my first shot on 01.26. 


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DonnyD
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For anyone experiencing dizziness please share your healing stories here. 

I have used Seeking Balance in the past and cured my dizziness.  I am embarking on another journey from the start to heal my vertigo again:  https://www.seekingbalance.com.au/


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Posted by: @wolf1476

Has anyone that has received any of the new Covid Vaccines, did you experience any increased dizziness or other symptoms?

I'm 55 female and healthy, take no meds. First Moderna shot just a sore arm. I got my second Moderna shot 3/31. Within a day I had flu like symptoms. I was miserable for a day or so then felt better in three days. Two weeks later I would get dizzy standing up. Day or so after that I was getting nauseous if I turned my head or stood up. I was then nauseous all the time unless I laid down in bed and didn't move my head or eyes. I then took Dramamine which made me feel less nauseous, dizzy but I was very tired.

Finally called my doc after two weeks as it wasn't going away. Via telemedicine she prescribed Fluticasone prop 50 mcg spray two sprays per nostril a day to relieve congestion in the ears. It did relieve congestion in the ears and I felt better. She also prescribed Meclizine 25 mg taken once a day at bedtime. It's the main ingredient in dramamine but prescription strength. I feel better but I'm still a little nauseous, dizzy when the nose spray wears off. I need to see my doc in person so she can check my ears. I used to have major ear issues as a kid because I was a swimmer. Maybe the vaccine kicked off an immune response which exacerbated my inner ear issues, caused inflammation? I'll follow up after my doc appt. I still support getting the vaccine but I hate this nausea. 


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Sassafras
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Here's a link to an article discussing visual and heart changes post-Covid vaccine. There's a comment section following with a few reports. I've seen Danice Hertz post in a number of places, seeking to raise awareness of side effects. You can search this site for other posts referring to her. She is a retired MD, a GI doctor.

(Scroll up from the comment section to read the article.)

https://medshadow.org/readers-report-covid-vaccine-side-effects/#comment-12138


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Gloria M
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@kathyk if you can check with a doc to see if you can wait for ur second dose, it would be good. I didn’t have a reaction until a week after my second and now six weeks later still am having them. My husband who worked with blood reagents assured me in his opinion that I’m only having reactions to my body creating antibodies against COVID that is reassuring. We all have different immune systems and possibly your’s is more sensitive. But I’m not a doc or worker in the medical medical field, so a quick call to your doc may help. Good luck. 


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Sassafras
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This is another article by Medshadow that I've posted the link for previously. Both the article and the comment section are updated continuously, so you can check periodically for new information.

https://medshadow.org/covid19-vaccine-side-effects/#April26


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Gloria M
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@burgi today six weeks removed from second Pfizer on March 17. Have less vertigo & fatigue but more headaches especially at night. Ugh!!!


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Sassafras
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Posted by: @gatordoc

I am a physician and have been dealing with terrible vertigo since my Moderna vaccine. Had a single episode lasting 2 days about 2 weeks after 1st dose. Made excuses (otolith, etc). So took the 2nd dose and again about 2 weeks later had another episode and I am still battling.

One of the best diagnosis for the mod-severe cases is likely an autoimmune Vestibular neuronitis. Unfortunately, many of my colleagues in ENT and neurology are hesitant to make this diagnosis. Key is to get diagnosed and get treatment in the first 8 weeks. Typically, if diagnosed there are 2 options: 1) High dose steroid taper (not medrol dose pack) or 2) Transtympanic steroid injection. Then as soon as you are able to tolerate it, you MUST begin vestibular rehab therapy and MUST discontinue vestibular suppressant medications. 

Despite being in the field, I did not go through the above diagnosis and treatment pathway the way that I have described. I allowed it to linger and just hoped to get better on my own. This unfortunately has prolonged my symptoms...

As with everything, please consult your physician and do not just follow any advice on the forums without consultation with an ENT or otoneurologist. 

I hope the above helps someone on here. This has been a very difficult journey for me and I know how difficult it can be dealing with chronic vertigo, lightheadedness and nausea.

Hi gatordoc, I hate to see anyone new show up here (although it happens all too frequently) but the more people in the medical profession experiencing these (and other) issues following Covid vaccination the more hope I have that problems will be acknowledged and protocols developed to address them. I greatly appreciate the actions you've recommended!

I also received the Moderna vaccine. It has been 8 weeks ago today and I have an ENT/otolaryngologist consult scheduled in 1.5 weeks, so it may be too late for me also to expect a therapeutic response to steroids.

I have improved greatly but have lingering symptoms, so I've begun vestibular rehab therapy and feel that I'm beginning to benefit already from the first week of prescribed home exercises.

Thank you for giving input here! Unless you go through this personally, I think it can sound like a lightweight reaction to our medical advisors - but as you know, it can be very debilitating. I hope you improve steadily, quickly and completely. And i hope you will keep us posted - your progress, as with each of us, is of great interest to all here.


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