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(@laurap)
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Age 60 - female - I had the first Pfizer shot with no reactions except a slightly sore arm.  I had the 2nd shot last Thursday and again had no reaction. Monday morning I got out of bed and almost slammed into the wall from dizziness - 4 days after my shot!!  I took a shower and felt dizzy on and off and then a bit nauseated.  I called in sick and stayed in bed all day, napping for 2 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the afternoon.  I tried to do the Dix Hallpike maneuver to determine which ear was causing the problem. (I knew about this because I had an episode of vertigo about 10 years ago). I had no response to the maneuver so I sat up and then became so nauseated that I had to run to the bathroom to vomit.  Tuesday was a good bit better. As the day wore on, I had less and less dizziness and no nausea at all.  Wednesday I went back to work and I am working today as well.  I do have short periods of dizziness now and then and my mind is very foggy.  I work with numbers and fractions and very detailed drawings.  Yesterday and today I have not been able to "go there" at all.  Funny thing was that I was unable to fasten my bra strap the way I usually do!  I have had trouble with a couple of other spatial things as well.

I wondered if this was all possibly caused by the vaccination.  A friend of mine had told me she had vertigo a few weeks ago.  I called her and asked her if it occurred after the vaccination and she said it did.  For her, it happened after her first Moderna shot.  She said she is still having at least one dizzy spell per day and it has been over a month for her.  A co-worker told me he had read there was a connection, so I did a search and found this forum.  I sure hope it passes soon!!!


   
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@kakki53 I’m on day 6 of feeling vertigo, still here very strong ughh


   
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@thenystagmus So pleased for you Sassafras, that must be a load off your mind and a step closer to finding the answers you need.😊


   
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(@asimps)
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@dusl yes, I've been in constant motion for 10 weeks now.


   
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(@cynthia-ryan)
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Check out this new blog post by Alicia Wolf (aka "The Dizzy Cook") sharing her and another vestibular migraine patient's (Kayla McCain) experience with the COVID vaccine.


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Adding to my last post (also my first here), how this discussion has ballooned since last I consulted it! Back then, if I recall correctly, it filled just 2 maximum 3 pages. now it is 156 pages LOL!!

Btw if no-one noticed my post, it was because it was under moderation, presumably due to tis being my first and also having three URL links in it. I wrote it 10:44 Pacific Time.


   
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(@hamilton)
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Have you tried physical therapy or home therapy maneuvers?  Epley or other maneuvers?  


   
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(@rogeriskiride-com)
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Four weeks after my second Pfizer vaccine I developed profound fatigue slept for 2 days and incapacitating dizziness began. After a week I went to ER and COVID beg and full work up including CT angiogram negative. Diagnosis was Viral Labyrinthitis. Suffered for 3 weeks and was treated with Methyl Prednisolone thinking it was an immune reaction to the alleged virus. Dizziness dramatically reduced in 24 hours and progressively improving since. So I do not know if this is essentially similar to COVID long hauler disease only from the vaccine or a simple and common vital labyrinthitis. Roger


   
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Posted by: @tabby

@gloriam Hi Gloria, did you have a better day today? I had a dizzy day yesterday for most of the day but today, no dizziness or headache at all, just tinnitus. I did a bit of retail therapy and it felt great. Nothing too a la mode, just a few new T's and bits and bobs. I've had these days before so I'm treading cautiously. Hope you're doing ok.😊

I'm glad that you felt well enough to get out and do a little shopping today.  I will be glad when I can do that.  I need a new swimsuit.  For now, I'm glad to have things to do at home to stay occupied.  That helps take my mind off things.


   
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@keith thank you for the heads up on that article.  Very helpful.

 I think CDC, FDA, and drug companies expect side effects esp with this magnitude of people getting covid vaccines. I just wish the medical community keep more open mind to these side effects affecting small percentage of people instead of dismissing as anxiety or not possible since its been several days to weeks for dizziness etc. to develop.  


   
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(@keith)
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@nasu Thanks!

To be fair, (and I should immediately admit that I have only skimmed the CDC report linked in a post above) I understood CDC as saying that dizziness can be an anxiety-linked response, not that all dizziness/vertigo reactions to the vaccine are anxiety-related. I assumed they were referring to those who reacted adversely within minutes.

But I do agree that they seem to be ignoring somewhat this delayed reaction from a small* percentage of those being vaccinated. Maybe (probably??) as another poster has suggested above, they are highlighting the serious and sometimes life-threatening reactions to the vaccine and not others, as they are afraid that if they highlight the less serious and largely temporary reactions, they will be further encouraging vaccine hesitancy, and thus risk prolonging the deadly global grip of this nasty virus.

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* perhaps very small — remember, hundreds of millions (probably an underestimate) have been vaccinated worldwide, and those of us who have this adverse reaction will actively search for information on the internet, and inevitably find the same one or two webpages.


   
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I received first maderna shot on March 28, 2021. I felt like I had the flu plus lightheaded. It lasted a few days. Got the second shot April 28, 2021. Wow what a sucker punch, felt like I got hit by a train! Extreme weakness, lightheaded, feeling faint, low grade fever, chills, etc.... Lasted a good week, couldn't work. But now every week or so it returns. Not as bad but very weak, lightheaded, feel faint, slight chills, etc... Thinking about not getting the booster shot. I can't live like this! Anybody else have similar side effects? thanks, Peter


   
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(@gloriam)
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@isismadec

Tabby, glad you got some “retail thearpy” good for you. My vestibular problems a few years nearly brought mine to a stop. I tried it again with my shopping buddy, adult younger daughter in Dallas, a couple of weeks back and felt claustrophobic in the store plus the noise was almost unbearable. Had to retreat to the car. I absolutely love shopping for snappy clothes, shoes and bargains with my daughter so it was depressing to not have all the normal joy. Maybe when I ditch all these side effects my joy will return. At least that’s what I’m counting on and envisioning. 


   
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(@peterc)
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@maxe1990No, mine has been going on for five weeks, off and on, some days are ok, some are not.


   
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I have been gathering data from those who have posted they are getting better and how long it took for them to improve from the beginning of symptoms from the Covid vaccine to the alleviation of vertigo/dizziness.  Right now the average is 7.5 weeks.  If you would like to message me the amount of time it took before you saw improvement, I will update the average.


   
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