Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
@kellsbells0802 Hi Kellsbells, if we are getting these symptoms, then some Medical Professionals all over the world are surely getting similar symptoms. They can't all be symptom free from these vaccines. It will come out in the open eventually. Yes, the booster jab is a horrible thought of having to go through this again. Researchers are working on a pill and nasal spray for the future that works directly on the gut where most of our immune cells are, as regards to side effects, no doubt they will still exist as with all other meds unfortunately. I would prefer to take a pill though.😊
My PCP wants to wait three weeks and then re-run all bloodwork. It could be part of an inflammatory response. My second dose was April 18th. The thyroid can be affected by inflammation, and my neurologist had heard of some patients having thyroid responses after the vaccine which is why he ran the test in the first place. Glucose levels can be affected by the thyroid. The vitamin D thing is weird though as my PCP pulled my last bloodwork and compared levels. How in the world would it have dropped so much especially when I did nothing different? My PCP is big on vitamin D levels. Thus why I have had optimal levels for years.
I’m 71 and got my second Pfizer shot 4 days ago and wish I hadn’t. The night of the shot, I could not sleep, chills and uncontrollable shivering kept me awake. I could not work the day after, have never felt so bad. Second day, I felt great. Since then, fatigue and night sweats every night and today I woke up with vertigo, not severe but still will be unable to do much of anything. I suppose it’s better than getting the virus, but these side effects are certainly cause for concern.
im glad to hear you’re feeling better! Keep me posted on your recovery if you would, I feel like we’ve had this about the same amount of time. Longer than most people here and it’s very frustrating. I’ve been really bad the last few days so I’ll definitely be trying the meds you have listed.
Some good news today! I got up slowly from bed and it was the first day in 25 days that I did not have vertigo! I still have some dizziness, pain/tightness in my temples but I was happy not to have vertigo. I went to the dr yesterday and he did the Dix Hallpike test on me and said that I had a "Grossly positive Dix Hallpike test on the right side". This test is the gold standard for BPPV. I did have this same test 7 months ago after tinnitus started an it was negative. It's very coincidental that this started 5 days after my first vaccine and 13 days days after my second vaccine. I have no history of vertigo prior to the vaccines.
Dang that’s awful and I like you am not looking for sympathy. I had one good day, this past Thursday, in eight weeks and then the next day I felt like doo doo again. Last night I woke up at 1:41 used the facilities and tried to go back to sleep as I still have so much fatigue during the day. But no, catastrophic thoughts just kept bombarding my head. My hubby got up at 5:50 and I was still awake. Because restless legs then took over I took a muscle relaxant to try and catch a nod or two and woke up four hours latter. I asked the powers that be to clear my head so I could drift off and I feel they answered my call. I am feeling much more positive now. I hope this all ends for all of us soon with no long term issues. Like you I can’t afford to be left with tons of medical bills or no time to enjoy life because of health issues that no doc seems to help. In fact I won’t let that happen. Will keep positive and hope you all will as well. We can beat this dang thing whatever it is. ❤️🥰❤️
The recovery average has gone up slightly to 4.25 weeks. The shortest amount of time is still 4 days and the longest is 13 weeks. I am also on another forum on FB and the average recovery with tinnitus/hearing loss/hyperacusis/vertigo after the vaccine is 7-8 weeks. Many people in the group have multiple issues as a result of the vaccine.
@laurendumo This is my exact experience!!!! I’m so glad I’m not alone, the doctors wont even listen when I say it’s related to the vaccine. I got the 2nd shot (moderna) on april 13. Had the first spell 14 min after shot (didn’t lose conciseness but thought I would), then may 11th sitting at my desk it happened again!!! Please keep me updated on your experience and anything you find out! I’m afraid of it happening again, the second incident was worse than the first.
Hi there, I’m new to this site. Seems others have experienced dizziness after the 1st shot too? Wondering when yours went away? Also sounds like others have had it worsen after the 2nd one. It’s definitely a little disconcerting.
@gloriam I hear you! I've had some really good days where I feel like I'm on the mend, followed by bad days that can be so depressing. I hope that over time both of us -- all of us -- continue to get well and the good days outweigh the bad. It's the unknown that is so hard. Not knowing how long it will last. I'm glad we have this forum where we can share information.
Sending you lots of love and strength!
I am so scared and thankful for finding this site. I still don't know what's wrong with me. I received the second dose of Moderna on Feb 4th. Did ok with the 36 hours after and got through the side effects. Then ok February 16th I had a very bad headache the entire day right behind my right eye. That night I sat down to pee before bed, looked down at the floor, and felt myself falling forward into the wall in front of me. It was so spontaneous and frightening, but I was able to process this feeling of "omg I'm fainting" and shot up and went to my bed and didn't get up til the next morning, when I noticed a ringing in my ears as if I had just left a loud concert. I went to the doctor the next day and had bloodwork and my platelets were high, which is apparently nothing to worry about if you have inflammation. I retook it two weeks later and they were normal but I was terrified to pee for weeks after, sure if would happen again. But it didn't.
Until about three weeks later, when I bent down at work and felt the exact same sensation happen. I realized this time that I wasn't fainting, I just felt like I could no longer hold my head up and that I was going to fall - but slowly, not like an anxious panic of rapid movements. This one last for about eight days and turned into this very specific sensation that I can only describe as feeling as if I a marble or current of some sort was rolling around in my head depending on the position I moved it. I could look up totally fine but if I looked down I'd be shocked with it almost and immediately have to lift my head.
I went to an ENT and they did a hearing test that came back normal for my age (35). While I thought they would do a VNG or something, they said it is likely related to tension in my neck and they vestibular physical therapy should just do the trick.
I've been in PT for two months now and have also been seeing a chiropractor - both have made a world of difference in my "marble rolling around" feeling so much so that i don't even think about it and can go days without it happening. I was so optimistic that I had fixed it, but then last week had a huge flare up again of the disequilibrium feeling, like I'm going to fall to the floor and can't hold myself up. I have NO prior history of vestibular issues, and every doctor shrugs it off as Anxiety which I just know what my anxiety is and this isnt it. I finally am seeing a neuro-otologist next week and am hoping for some better answers.
Last night I had a dream, sad but a little funny, too. I feel it's a metaphor about the vaccine, my reaction to it and loss of control in my life. You may be able to relate to the symbolism I see in it...
In my dream I boarded a bus to go on a bus tour (rather than traveling in the driver's seat of my own car). We visited a working farm. As soon as I got out of the bus, a very large cow immediately came up to me. Many, many people were cheerfully riding on its back. (On their happy way to herd immunity?) It got right up breathing in my face and I turned my back on it. It clamped onto my back with it's mouth where I couldn't see it or touch it. I was in it's jaws, couldn't get away from it, and I couldn't choose to go anywhere else. The people on its back were unconcerned about my predicament and continued their gleeful ride. Eventually the cow's handler came around and got the cow to release me, but it kept right with me, breathing down the back of my neck, and I was sure it wasn't done with immobilizing me. I was convinced that efforts to move away from it would result in it fastening onto my back once again. Yeah, I'm pretty sure the immense cow was the Covid vaccine. Bully for those that were having a great ride, but my experience was rather terrifying and very crippling! My life would have been much different if I'd never chosen to go on that jolly bus tour...
Whew, now that I'm awake I need to move on from the depressing paralysis depicted in my dream ...turn around, face ole "Bossie"(my vaccine reaction), take her by the horns, halter her and, if necessary, get help leading her out to pasture into retirement! I don't want to just keep feeIing like a victim. I think that's what we're all metaphorically doing, and (even though my asleep self feels stuck) that's what I want to focus on!
The first dose of the Moderna vaccine went without any sides effects other than a sore arm. About 3 days after the second dose I began having balance issues and vertigo/dizziness. I am now 5 weeks out from the second dose and still having this issue. It seems to be worse when I go to lay down but goes away within 10 seconds or so. When upright it seems to hit when I turn to fast and sometimes when simply turning my head to the left.