Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
@lweiss Wow, you had the same thing? Honestly, I've been just waiting for my lump to go down. This Friday will make 2 weeks.
As for the dizziness, I might try what it is you did. My dizziness will make 3 weeks this Friday. Today was so bad, I finally decided to take just one tablet of prednisone, and my dizziness got even worse. I had to call the doctor and he told me to just not take any more.
I meant to ask you, which vaccine did you take? And did you get symptoms after the first or second dose?
@mvall How are you feeling? I have been so worried about you since reading your posts this past week.
I had my first Astrazenica vaccine March 4th.
The next day I had bad headache, felt unwell, and aches in limbs. Because of the nausea, I couldn't eat much. Just soup for lunch.
Felt better after 24hrs thought that was it.
However, 9 days after vaccine felt dizzyness mixed with vertigo and generally unwell. Saw from this site that others had gone through the same after a week of vaccine. I was so concerned as to how I felt ordered a Covid test. Still waiting for that. Symptoms went after 24 hours not a pleasant experience.
I'm 69 and after a UTI in December 2020, and taking Ciprofloxacin I'm still coping with side effects from that.
Before I was walking miles and healthy and fit.
So, two separate drugs have laid me low. Wonder if I'll ever get over the Cipro effects and worried about having second shot of Astrazenica.
@sandram had my second Pfizer 3 weeks ago have been blurry-eyed lightheaded and nausea thought I was going crazy..
also glad to hear other people are having the same symptoms I'm not glad to hear it but nice to know that other people are having the same symptoms
Had second Pfizer vaccine 3 weeks ago have blurry vision dizziness when I wake up in the morning and nausea in the morning it's nice to know that other people are having the same thing and I'm not going crazy hopefully we'll all get through this sooner than later
After experiencing vertigo for two and a half weeks, it has started to abate. I did not go to a doctor bc after reading all of your replies, it didn’t really appear that they offered any help. I started taking a bioflavonoid and vitamin C. I did take meclizine for a day. It just made me sleep and feel more brain fog. I added in some vestibular exercises I googled. I am scheduled to get my second dose of Moderna on March 24th. I had the first shot on February 16. I am anxious about it. Here’s what I learned: take vitamin D, C, a bioflavonoid, anti inflammatory, do some vestibular exercises, cut down on salt and sugar, reduce screen time, don’t do the Epley maneuver(makes it worse). Stay hydrated but don’t drink sports drinks. They have too much sodium. Pray a lot.
New Member in search of answers. After receiving 1st dose of Moderma covid vacc. I had very sore hard swelling at inj. site swollen lymph nodes chills, fatigue, and muscle aches in the upper back the day after. That reaction last for 24 hrs.
7 days later feeling pretty good getting reading to go for a 7 mile run. While getting dressed, I felt a sudden feeling of rocking back and forth, I was stumbling and unable to balance or focus my eyes, nausea and vomiting followed. called 911..was taken to ER I had nystagmas, and vertigo and I had pressure at the back of my head and based of neck. CT and MRI auditory neg. treated with anti nausea meds, steroids, Diazepam, iv fluids admitted to hosp. neuro diagnosis...thinks vestibular neuritis. Headaches and pressure near ears started 2 days later. I do have a hx of migraines. Discharged from hospital 3 days later with all the same symptoms but no vomiting and no nausea.
Currently, 5 weeks later unable to completely explain symptoms and cause, still feel intoxicated and balance is still off and on like a rocking ship. My vision is a constant bouncing when I move. Seeing ENTs. Had MRI and MRa's which were thankfully neg. Continuing to have test run as vestibular neuritis diagnosis seems to be have been going on far to long...of course vestibular migraine is still a possibility as well. Waiting to see a headache specialist. However, just all seems to have coincidentally popped up around the time that I was vaccinated. My PCP was suspicious if vaccine was cause, other DR.s say not the cause...hard to say. I opt. not to get the second vaccine as I am still not better.
All and all vaccine is very new and this may not be related to it at all. I guess you'll have to be the judge for yourself for now as I had to be.
@baylor02I am also experiencing veritgo. I had my first Pfizer vaccine on Monday and vertigo started yesterday. Did you get your second vaccine? Unsure of what I should do. I have a call into my doctor and also registered with CDC's v-safe.
@rel28 How did your first vaccine go? I am having vertigo with the first Pfizer shot. I did have vertigo March 2020 and July 2020, and resolved on it's own. I never had an issue before then.
@mimimoo When you say the Eply maneuver makes it worse, how long a time period was it worse.
Were the ill effects of the Eply maneuver gone the next day? I think that most of us on this forum have had a reaction to the vaccine that is causing our vertigo but it is possible that some of us just happened to get BPPV correlating with getting the vaccine. There are 330 million people in the US so some of those who get BPPV could get it after taking the vaccine. If you get the Eply and it does not work then you know you do not have BPPV. As long as it does not stay worse after the Eply maybe it is worthwhile just to eliminate BPPV as a possibility.
@lindaann It's very concerning that the possible dizziness/vertigo adverse effect isn't even being mentioned. Makes me wonder if this information is being deliberately withheld. All we hear is "most people don't have serious adverse effects" and the possibility of fever, chills, and flu-like symptoms for a day or two. People have the right to know what they might be in for before they line up to get the shot--and to decide whether or not they wish to take the risk. We are not being adequately informed. It's also concerning that some doctors are either denying or simply don't know about this.
Had I not started researching, I would not have known about this possible adverse effect and would have blindly taken the vaccine without a second thought. Now that I know, I will not be getting the vaccine, especially given that I already have a long history of Meniere's Disease.
I received my first Moderna vaccine on March 4th. I had some arm soreness the next day, but other than that I was totally fine for the first 2 days. Thought I was out of the woods for any side effects, but then on day 3, I had what I call a "wave" or "episode" where I started having wooziness, brain fog, mild visual disturbance, muscle weakness, just an overall feeling of being off. It lasted for an hour or two, but then seemed to pass and I felt better that evening. However, the next day it returned and 2 weeks later I am still experiencing these symptoms every day. They seem to come in waves and some parts of the day I may get a little relief...but generally most of the day I have intense brain fog and feel totally off. I wouldn't say I am having full-blown vertigo like some, but I saw someone describe it as "dizziness under the surface" or like you are floating or just got off a ship, and that's exactly how I feel. At first I was optimistic this was just a temporary side effect, but with each passing day I am getting more anxious and depressed not knowing how long this will last. As a 34 year old mom of toddlers, I have to be on, and I hate not feeling like myself. After reading all of your comments, I am convinced this IS some kind of inflammatory response of the vestibular system/nervous system. If that is the case, you would think it *should* eventually dissipate, and I am encouraged seeing some of you who's symptoms started decreasing by the 4-6 week mark. I have never been diagnosed with vestibular issues in the past but I do have a somewhat weird medical history that involves vasovagal pre-syncope type episodes, though I don't get those often. I also have mild idiopathic neuropathy that we've never found a cause for but doesn't really impact my daily life. I've also never been able to handle any kind of spinning (makes me very dizzy/nauseous) and get car sick easily...so all of those things combined make me feel like I could absolutely be predisposed/sensitive to an inflammatory vestibular/nervous system response (though this has never happened to me with any other vaccine). I've noticed that staying super hydrated and eating full/balanced/clean meals seems to be helping a little bit. If I'm not chugging water all day or if I skip a meal/eat late I almost immediately start feeling worse. I've also added Natural Vitality CALM Magnesium powder in warm water every night before bed...might be helping a bit. I'm going to try adding Vit. C & D as some have mentioned. I have an ENT appt on the 23rd, and then with my PCP on the 29th. Annoyed I couldn't get in with them sooner, but both are off for Spring Break. Will come back here and update with how I am feeling and what the docs say. Thankful to have found this forum! I have been doing extensive googling for all of my symptoms and I found a couple of anecdotal experiences on Reddit that were similar, but this thread has really confirmed for me that others are having similar reactions to the vaccine. It's so frustrating that the only info out there is for "typical" side effects in the first 48 hours, when there are clearly people having delayed onset/extended symptoms.
I have not, nor will I get the second shot. I really don't understand why anyone would get after having the effects I've been reading on here, and that which I'm afflicted. I mean have you ever seen anything in the news about vestibular reactions from vaccines? Answer is probably no to this date. We don't really know the long or short term effects of this vaccine snd I wish I would have gone with my gut and not gotten it. I hate to be the cog in the wheel. I signed up for the CDC platform V-safe and they have yet to contact me about my side effects. Guess this side effect isn't important to them. 😳. I am also going to do complete to VAERS.
I have been diagnosed with BPPV in the past and I thought that was the issue but the vertigo was not made better by the maneuver. It exacerbated the vertigo for me. I have done better for about four days but today it has returned. I’m not falling down dizzy just can’t turn my head or look up or down. Just feel unwell if that makes sense. It’s exhausting tbh.
I thought I saw a FB page about the vaccine and IL vestibular effects! Does anyone ha e a link?