Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
Has anyone experienced insensitive patches or areas on body? Now it has been one month after the shot and still have dizzines, but yesterday I found that there is a insensitive area on my big toe, also the whole leg feels bit strange, don't know if that could be vaccine related.
@sandram hiya, my first post here.
I had the first AstraZeneca vacation end of Feb 2021 with no side effects other than an achy arm for a few weeks.
I had the 2nd vac 10 days ago. I was fine for 3 days then struck with chills (full body rigors at 3am which woke me up), sweats, headache, extreme fatigue (days 4 and 5 post vac I stayed in bed all day, which I can only do if I'm ill), whooshing in my ears when standing up, and dizziness. Like I'm on a ferry boat. I had no cough or respiratory tract involvement.
I took both a lateral flow test 3 days after the 2nd dose and a PCR test 5 days after the 2nd dose - both negative.
The chills and sweats have gone, the fatigue has all but lifted, but I'm left with this disconcerting dizziness. It comes in waves and sometimes my hearing goes weird with it (kind of like when you leave an extremely noisy room like a concert - that dullness of hearing) which only lasts 30-60 seconds. I can get a little wave of nausea with the dizzy spells, but not enough to be sick.
I'm pro-vaccination. Maybe I got exposed to another virus just before the vaccine. But my gut feeling is that this is a reaction to the vaccine and I've never, ever reacted to one like this before. It's very weird and I don't like it.
I've requested blood tests with my doctor for next week to see if it's my hypothyroidism being poorly managed or if it is maybe low folate/iron or something like that.
How are your symptoms now?
I do seem to be getting better very slowly each day the episodes are fewer and farther between. I still have the full ear feeling and a bit of congestion. It is worse when laying down and I have to keep my head positioned on my right side. I am taking a nasal steroid, don’t know if it’s helping or if I’m just healing on my own. Looking forward to speaking with the specialist next week.Wishing you luck in your healing, Let me know how it’s going.
I am happy to report I’m finally seeing significant improvement after 5 acupuncture visits. I am nine weeks from my first Pfizer (I got both). I have one more acu visit scheduled and we will assess the situation then. When I saw the doctor 2 days ago, I reported my improvement at 40 to 50%. The last couple days I have improved leaps and bounds, and I would say I am at 60% recovery. He told me I was slower than average, he expected I would be done at five sessions. The goal is to get to 70% recovery, because then your body can do it on its own. I have had constant low level dizziness for 8 1/2 weeks and ringing in my ears for 7 weeks, that got worse after the second shot. Ringing has dropped to very low level over the past three days, sometimes imperceptible. As of very recently, I can move about quickly and turn my head without feeling dizzy. A couple of weeks ago I was able to resume zoom calls (those were making me feel sick). I also had bad brain fog for a few weeks in the middle -it just didn’t feel like my brain could process information. A good friend who is a health coach and had not seen me for two weeks told me that my eyes looked better yesterday and she thought I looked recovered. Bottom line, I recommend acupuncture to anyone who can afford it. The acupuncturist explained that my vestibular nerve was inflamed.
@danbb I am nine weeks out and recommend acupuncture to bring down the heat/inflammation in your body. The vestibular nerve is inflamed. See my other post today, I saw significant improvement/heading toward full recovery with five sessions of acupuncture, and saw a change even after the first session.
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has had neuralgia develop? This past Sunday I woke up with my teeth hurting a little and I thought possibly clenching in my sleep. (I wear a night guard.) Everyday it seemed to get worse, usually not hurting that much until I drank something warm or cold or touched my jaw in a certain spot and then WHAM! really bad, but fairly short-lived, pain. So I went to the dentist Wednesday and he couldn't really find the cause. He did fine a crack in a filling which he fixed, but that didn't help. I went back the next day and he told me he thinks I have neuralgia, although he's also sending me to an endodontist to check out the tooth that had the cracked filling, but the pain is in the right side of my mouth, not restricted just to the area near the tooth, plus it doesn't hurt all the time. The reason I'm asking about it on this forum is, the pain is on the same side that I have vestibular issues which my ENT doctor thinks was brought on by shingles I had 12 years ago. I have noticed that my tinnitus and stuffiness of that ear has been a little worse since I got the vaccine and now, (since Sunday) if I touch below that ear, I get shooting pains in my mouth and teeth on that side. I'm 6 weeks out from the vaccine, so I don't know if it has anything to do with it. I'm just wondering if someone here may have had some experience with this. I guess I'm hoping someone will tell me they had it and it went away after a little while. Thanks! (My other problem with fluctuating blood pressure from the shot seems to have resolved. And my tinnitus has always been bad so I've been able to deal with that.)
Yes I got the 2nd pfizer shot April 22nd and 3 days later started feeling light headed... now heavy headed 8 days later or could be described as dizzy. Not quite debilitating but need to lie down and rest my head half the time. Thankfully I'm retired and don't have to work! This is awful!! If I knew about this possible side effect I'm not sure I would have gotten the vaccine. If this is recommended annually I don't think I'll get it again!
I received the Pfizer vaccine on March 24th. 9 days later I woke in the middle of the night with the room spinning. I could not read the clock because the numbers were spinning. This started a 7 day period in which I would vomit if I moved my head in any direction. My doctors put me on zofran to stop the vomiting and prevent hospitalization. It took 10 days from onset of symptoms before I could walk without a walker or wall or husband to steady me. My eyes were "jumpy" making it difficult to read. 11 days after symptom onset I had an episode of tachycardia of 214 bpm which lasted 10 minutes.
In response to some of the questions being asked on this site-my shot was in my right arm. I felt a fullness/pain in my left ear. I have suffered from motion sickness all my life but have never had vertigo before.
Diagnostic attempts and treatment: MRI (showed nothing), ENT-said I don't have Mennier's disease but said little else, zofran worked wonders on the nausea, ibuprofen may have helped but it's hard to say since I started taking it at the end of my struggles and I was improving already. All of my doctors-GI, Cardiologist, ENT, and PCP suggested that I get the second vaccine. My PCP and I discussed a plan for immediate prescription of steroids and zofran should I have another bad response as I did the first time.
All of my symptoms started to improve ver slowly on a daily basis 2 and 1/2 weeks after onset. I was due for my second vaccine but postponed it in fear that I would suffer an immediate relapse. I was not yet able to walk or drive on my own.
I got the second vaccine when I was 95% recovered from the vertigo-4 weeks after my first vaccine. On day 7 I experienced a very slight episode of vertigo along with the extreme fatigue and brain fog that was a regular part of my initial attack. These are the only symptoms that I experienced the second time around. I am now on day 9 post vaccine. This is the same time that I had my first episode following the first vaccine. I feel great. And I am so relieved that I did not have a relapse and also that I am now vaccinated!!
@robinreese Hello, I'm curious as to why you're not able to live at high elevations anymore? I have been experiencing dizziness and intermittent high blood pressure and the last time I visited 8000 ft elevation I had a scary episode where I felt like I couldn't breathe and my muscles were very weak. Your story sounded so similar to mine and so I was curious as to why the elevation specifically is an issue. Thank you!
I had my 1st Pfizer shot 2 weeks ago with no side effects at all for 2 weeks.
Yesterday I lost my balance and I felt dizziness (mild) part of the day, it got better later on.
Going to bed I had a short episode of shivering followed by a short heat wave, then I slept well.
This morning, I cannot walk without holding myself to the walls. It got much worse. No other symptoms.
So I did my research and found this forum. Now I am pretty convinced I suffer from the side effects of the vaccination. I just have to be patient, I guess.
I am 69, with an immunodeficiency condition. I take a biological medication (Talkz injection). Nobody there knew about any possible interaction - Most likely (apparently) none.
It was helpful to read comments here. That is why I try to do my share. I will post again to report of any major events.
So I took have dizziness after receiving the Pfizer shot ( or showed up 6 days after 1st dose at any rate). on the 6th day I had chills during the day and a headache. by night I was having hot flashes. I usually sleep in the basement and use an electric blanket to keep warm. that night the covers were half off. when i woke up the next morning the dizziness was there. when i move my head it is like it continues to spin. once I stand up it was not so bad. the first day was like I was slightly drunk. the next day that aspect was gone but when i laid down to sleep it was back and in the morning when getting up.
so yesterday I went to the doctor, about 2wks from the shot, as i still have it. he had me lay down and tilt my head back slightly, look back and down to my right and sit up. no problems. did it again, looking to the left and as soon as i put my eyes on the spot he pointed to my head started spinning.
he said some medical term (vestibular blah blah, didn't catch it all, on the left side). my recovery is to sleep in an upright position for 48hrs. I have noticed that my left ear was feeling slightly blocked this morning.
will report back in a couple days with an update.
here in Canada, we have the privilege of waiting 4 months for the second shot. I will probably go for it still, hopefully by the time it rolls around the dizziness will be totally gone.
For those of you who have had dizziness issues after the vaccine:
- Did you have previous episodes of vertigo/etc prior to the vaccine or this was a brand new issue?
- Has your doctor reported these as side effects of the vaccine to VAERS system?
@sophia Thanks for the post. Good to hear that finally some in the medical community are seeing more patients with these side effects. Please take a look at this excerpt from a forum member who's a physician.
|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.|
@anonym Yes, I got my first moderna shot 20 days ago-I have been feeling very dizzy since and it seems it is increasing 🙁 Never had vertigo or dizziness prior to the shot...I just hope that it will pass and the second one won't make it worse! Hope you feel better soon!
I am going to call again on Monday if I am still dizzy and just ask for the ENT referral. If I don’t get it I’ll find a second opinion elsewhere.