Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
I want to know this: If the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a "one and done" (only one injection) and provides 65% protection, why do the Pfizer and Moderna need two shots? Both have 70% - 80% protection after the first injection. Even better than the J&J.
The hell that I've gone through with the first Moderna shot makes me very shy of considering the second shot. And, if it's true (aforementioned protection), why would I need it? Again, J&J is a one-time injection and provides 65% - Pfizer and Moderna provide 70% - 80% after the first and up to 95% with the second injection.
I had the 2nd dose of Pfizer on Feb 8. I had all the heavy-hitting side effects for about 36 hrs. fatigue, headache, pain in skin and joints but no dizziness. But over the last month I have developed Tinitus and on April 10 woke to the world spinning. 3 days of that so bad I couldn't get out of bed. Its now been 3 weeks and I still have issues if I turn my head quickly, bend over or god forbid look up. I have to be extremely careful showering because I have nearly fallen multiple times simply from tipping my head back to wash my hair. Rolling over in bed sets the world twisting. Ive done the maneuvers and now take Benadryl every day which does help but since it isn't a constant issue for me, I forget and do something that gets my head spinning again. I have seen my GP and he said it will eventually "go away". ugh.
@isismadec. I posted my symptoms on a list to which I belong. It deals with many things, politics, economy, etc. I got a blast from the list operator essentially inferring it is unpatriotic to note this in public. It might dissuade others from even taking their first jab! So we are stuck. The docs brush us off and speaking to others out of this group makes us seem to be letting the nation down. A kind of catch 22, or double bind.
I have talked about what I've read here on other forums. Needless to say, I will not get the vaccine. I have literally had abuse heaped on me. I've been attacked, namecalled, berated, and lectured. I'm doing what I feel is the best choice for me. Anybody that doesn't like it can go to hell.
If what happened to us can prevent it from happening to you, then do what you think is best. I was already dealing with tinnitus from an acoustic trauma when this reaction from the vaccine occurred. Best to you~
It is scary! It is too coincidental that we all have similar symptoms after receiving the vaccine. With shot #1 I only had one day of dizziness. With shot #2, I've had 12 days.
Best to you~
first shot March 5 started March 17
second shot 26 th , has not stopped since. More off balance, headache, brain fog. Have not had spinning in couple weeks, but off balance 24/7
@teresawarren40 Oh goodness that is awful! Is it still going on? Have you tried Meclizine or anything for it?
@teresawarren40 Yes! No problem with the amount so far - I make sure to take after I eat because I know it could upset my stomach. Not having any issues thus far and so glad the dizziness is gone!
Interesting about the Vitamin C. Because some of us (vestibular migraine) follow a diet where we don't eat citrus, I worry about getting enough. Something to think about. Meanwhile, enjoy your feel good days! Glad you're doing better.
@krmizrachgmail-com Interesting! I'm rarely eat citrus - or much of any kind of fruit - apples several times a week but that's about it. I'd much rather eat veggies!
@quinn That's what my primary care dr. told me when he recommended that I NOT get the second shot. He said, while we are not 100% sure all my symptoms are from the vaccine, it isn't worth the risk to get that extra 14% of protection. He said the 80% Pfizer protection should be enough to keep me out of the hospital if I do catch Covid later. He is hopeful there may be a new or better vetted vaccine by next year when and if there is a need for a booster.
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.
Just reporting back to give hope. I followed my doctors rec, slept for 2 days in an upright position and the dizziness has now been gone for 2 days.
@jayc Do you have Physical therapy exercises you can do? A specialist that you you can go see? It may be a good time to consider that.
Hi all. Just found this forum after googling covid vaccine dizziness. Very relieved to learn that others are experiencing this. I am 52 years old, male, fit, healthy-as-bear, no underlying health issues. Big vaccination proponent and am very grateful to have received shot-1 of AstraZeneca vaccine 5 days ago. 12 hours after my shot I had night sweats & chills followed by a moderate headache + bad body aches which lasted about 36 hours . I did not worry about this at all - normal symptoms. However, now on day 4, I have a very annoying dizziness and brain grogginess with a "heavy" feeling in the back of my head. I never get dizzy. Ever. So I thought I would google covid vaccine symptoms dizziness to see if there was any connection, and found this forum. Signed up just a few minutes ago so I could share, in case it helps others.