Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
After the first Moderna vaccine I had severe vertigo for 5 weeks. At 4weeks I had the second Moderna vaccine, 2 days later I had an ocular migraine with no headache, and 2 days after that I finally woke up without vertigo. But it took five weeks from the initial vaccine to become whole again.
the vertigo was the worst I have ever had. I found I could not read or do any work involving detail. When I could walk, Usually later in the day, I found that working outside was beneficial and the vertigo would clear up only to have it reappear each morning.
But I am good now. Thankfully.
I will relate my recent experience.
2nd Pfizer shot March 3: walked 3 miles (normal for me)
next 2 days fatigue and sore shoulder not as bad as first shot.
Day 2 in afternoon got a spell of vertigo while doing a yoga exercise, head down and off to left while on my back. pretty scary.
After severals of being uncomfortable i called nurse line and internet md service on recommendation of nurseline. She prescribed meclizine (little effect). Next day.
I was ok as long as i kept vertical(I slept in a chair for 2 nights. I tried to stay vertical as much as possible and had a few mild episodes.
I found this website and pretty much confirmed my vaccine shot and the vertigo were correlated.( I am indebted to the site for the reassurance as wife thought it might be related to my tumor)
As each day progressed i felt a little better. I slept with a huge pile of pillows. I am gradually reducing the pile.
I am typing this March 15 and feel better (almost back to normal since March 12)and hope it is gone.
I was hoping to add this for others who sound as concerned as i was ( am)
as to how long it will last.
I also spoke to my neurologist to see if I was the only one he knew of (none so far) with the problem.
@beenvaccinated today is my 4th day after my 1st Moderna vaccine. This happened to me within 10 minutes of my vaccine. I stumbled at the pharmacy. I thought I had low blood sugar. I ate and went 3 hours and it got really bad. I lost my comprehension, spinning like I jumped off a merry-go-round. Today it came back at physical therapy. I made a dr appt and my Dr put off my 2nd dose an extra 4 weeks. I'm thinking I'm not taking it
I got it immediately from my moderna vaccine. It's still bad.
I had my 1st Moderna shot 4 days ago. U stumbled and thought my blood sugar was low in the 1st 10 minutes. 3 hours later I was spinning like I jumped off a merry-go-round. I stumble over words, forget what I'm talking about. Dizzy as hell. I did not have these issues before my vaccine. I see my Dr Thursday in 2 days. He told me to not get my 2nd dose for an extra 4 weeks. I may not get it at all. After 2 weeks I'm at 50% and 4 weeks at 92.5% covered off the 1st dose.
So good to find this site. I had the Moderna vaccine. 1 week before I had 1st shot, I experienced vertigo and seemed to getting better after seeing a PT and an Eply maneuver. Then I had the shot, and I had 1 month worth of severe headaches and dizziness - pretty sick, could not function for a good portion of the day, daily. I did research and I think I had Vestibular Migranes. Went to my Dr. and was put and Amtripline for migranes. I improved after started new med for migranes and then I had the 2nd shot and again the headaches/dizziness came back. I’m not a Dr. but I think my system was already comprismised with the vertigo, and the Moderna shots brought on the headaches/dizziness.
@soraya I had the exact same side effects my lump has decreased and after two weeks I am having some relief from the dizziness and headaches. Vitamin c and over the counter migraine medicine really helped. I also have been drinking Gatorade.
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I just received the vaccine on March 5th of this month 2021. On March 8th I was turning over in bed on awakening and the room was spinning. I have sense been the PCP today and all she really did was listen to me and say it was vertigo from an inner disorder, most likely from the vaccine. I had already tried meclazine, and the Epley Manuever. As of today I have my days. During the day doesn't seem to be as bad, evenings a bit more pronounced. She stated there was so much we didn't know about the vaccine so I was a possibility. She's only treating my symptoms saying it's most likely fluid in the inner ear or crystals. Should I push to be seen by an ENT? Thanks ahead of time for this forum and all of your valuable information, It has really helped me to solidify the fact that this vaccine is the culprit. Prayers and hope to all this affected. Bo
@dizzilizzy What made you get the second shot? Didn't you feel like it would be worse? That's what I fear.
I’m just updating you that I’m still having mild dizziness/lightheadedness/mild nausea etc. after a month and a half after first Moderna vaccine. My doctor agreed with me that a second shot might not be a good idea. I’m so grateful for the support found here and especially for the reminder that studies show a good level of protection after just one shot. As you get older, risks of a fall—and the consequences of falling even inside your own home—can be devastating without adding severe dizziness. I just don’t understand why this is being downplayed and dismissed in every arena, especially when targeting the older, more vulnerable populations. It leads me to think either info is being deliberately withheld or the study is not as meticulous as it should be. There seems to be no effort to find out why this is happening. It’s especially disturbing to read here how many doctors deny there’s any correlation to the vaccine with no knowledge about this whatsoever-and when it seems so obvious to us here who’ve never experienced this before the vaccine. I did make a formal report to VAERS today and hope the authorities and the press will begin to inform the public and the medical communities of the dangers of this scary and life-altering side effect. You are all amazing and I’m praying for you all!! And so grateful for you. Without you I would not have understood what had hit me and would be much more distressed. It’s still distressing to realize the experts don’t know why this is happening, when and if it might end and if it might signal more serious underlying problems or prognoses.
My story is almost the same as yours. I have been suffering for approximately 3 weeks now. I have been to the Dr. 3 times. I thought I was better, but today proved me wrong. I am now using a walker and starting steroids. It has been crazy! I am also suffering from nausea. I just wonder if this is from the covid vaccination. Was surprised to so many other people suffering from this. My Dr. Feels this will eventually subside, but to keep in touch with him.
I had my 2nd Pfizer shot 3 weeks ago to the day. This evening at the computer I started feeling very dizzy and felt it advisable to crawl rather than walk. After several hours the condition is a little improved. I'm 67 and thus worried about strokes, but after reading this forum I get the distinct impression that I'm experience a reaction to the inoculations. After each inoculation during the 15-minute waiting period I felt some dizziness but nearly as severe as this evening and not delaying my departure. Anything but a stroke! I read online about vestibular problems causing 95% of the E.R. admissions for dizziness, but I don't have a known vestibular problem.