Covid-19 Vaccine side effects
I had my 1st Moderna vaccine last Friday and got up to walk around the pharmacy and got dizzy and almost fell with in 10 minutes. I thought it was my blood sugar. I didn't tell them. I went around feeling better until 3 hours later and went full spins. I read my mail wrong, slur my words, forget what I'm talking about, do stuff backwards, and am totally confused. It's day 5 and it's like I can feel it running through me still. I see my Dr. Tomorrow. They put my 2nd dose off another 4 weeks. I'm not sure I can handle one at all. I don't even feel safe to drive.
Hi - I sympathise with everyone suffering dizziness since their Covid vaccination. I had my first vaccination 4 weeks ago. It was the Astra Zenaca one. I was fine for 24 hours, then extreme dizziness which led to me lying on the floor, profuse sweating, and crawling on all fours to bed. Gradually got better, then another dizzy attack one week later leading to lying on the floor etc. Have been unsteady and groggy ever since, like a permanent hangover. I have had three (helpful) phone conversations with two doctors in my local practice. The consensus is that I have labrynthitis or vestibular neuritis. They are not sue of a connection to the vaccine, and are keeping an open mind. I have anti sickness tablets but I try to avoid those as they wipe me out. Not feeling safe to drive, so I don't. Have been advised to get outside and walk which I am able to do. I'm hoping that it will get easier. Good luck to you all.
For those that had dizziness after the first dose of Moderna and took the second how did it go?
I'm a new member 74 years old. I received my Janssen vaccine on March 8. I have felt some low energy for several days but nothing extreme. I usually get up at night and three days ago I noticed I'm very off balance just getting to the kitchen for water. This trend continues for three nights now, getting better as day progresses. So I decided to Google dizziness and found this forum.
It feels better to see that dizziness is a known side effect.
@andy65 I found this site after experiencing dizziness which continues on and off. Brief balance background: I'd had balance issues after middle fossa brain surgery to remove a tumor in 2012 to present. Then had an hard backwards fall on my head Feb. 9 of this year; then my second Pfizer on Feb. 26. No dizziness after the fall, but a day after the 2nd shot, I had dizziness and nausea; down for most of day. Then over the next 7 days, came out of the dizziness but had the fog behind my eyes. Slowly better until March 16, when looking under my car, I had a major dizzy spell. Current though from my Dr. is that I could still be having side effects from the shot. Just wanted to give that timeline to share since the dizzy symptoms could go on for a bit.
Hi, i got my first Pfizer vaccine over 2 weeks ago. On my 3rd day i had a bit of diarrhea and nausea and soon after spells of dizziness. I am still suffering with dizziness and have been to the doctors. They believe it is an inflammatory response to the vaccine and will be reporting it as such. Only just yesterday my legs have started to feel like jelly and ache around thighs. I am 38 with no previous medical conditions. I feel very unsteady walking which is very worrying. Really hope this isnt anything permanent.
A short note for now, while I wait for some test results...I've had nausea and dizziness to the point of intermittent vertigo and nystagmus episodes for 2 weeks now, since 2 days after #1 Moderna vaccine. Yesterday at my medical clinic I was told that I needed to cancel my appointment for a second vaccine since those side effects are generally reported to be more pronounced. I'm waiting for blood/urine test results to rule out anything else, but my visit was coded as an "Adverse Effect of Other Viral Vaccines". I was already prepared to cancel my second vaccine appointment, but was relieved to have that decision validated and advised. I'll update after I get my test results
Thank you all for posting! I have increased Vitamin C, Ibuprofen, and walking outside due to posts I have read. Had 1st Dose of Moderna Vaccine on February 15-had an immediate reaction-mouth had metallic taste, vertigo,nausea, headache, brain fog, no appetite-fast forward to March 17th. Have gone to ER and Neurologist who advised me to NOT take 2nd dose. Also, found a great site medscape.com that is medical professionals commenting on vaccine side effects. Many are discussing dizziness and mention NIH and their information on these side effects. There are a lot of comments but if you skim, you will find validation from medical community that relates to our adverse effects of vaccine. Please continue to post progress, new information and what you are doing to alleviate symptoms.
@jwblue and All: After the Second Moderna Vaccine I had the first Moderna 2/11 and second Moderna 3/11. So far, I am ok after the the second shot.
The effects from the first shot almost deterred me from getting the second. I had increased dizziness. (I already have chronic dizziness from vestibular neuritis from 2011 and so increased dizziness was very concerning). My eyes were burning continually and I had an itchy rash near injection. By the fourth week my symptoms seemed to be lessening, so after much debate over pros and cons, I went in for the second vaccine.
The effects from the second shot have been very different. The day after the shot I was achy all over and super tired - slept most of the day. My eyes are not burning now but feel watery - vision feels strained. It's difficult to determine about dizziness - maybe just a little more than usual, but tolerable. Am hoping with time that these effects will diminish.
I did report my symptoms to both vaers.hhs.gov and the other federal government reporting website (sorry can't remember which one). I can't help wondering if we are getting accurate information about all the side effects. I don't believe there has been enough time and data collection to have this information. Hope my post helps. Take care everyone!
24 days after my second Pfizer shot, I do feel better today. Because of a sudden earache, I decided to see a good ENT ( a neurosurgeon referred her) who has a related neurology specialty as well. She was very open and told me she has had couple of patients suffering from severe vaccine side effects. One lost hearing on one ear and got sound distortion on another. One had seizure after the shot. (I hope it's all temporary). So she basically believed all the dizziness, nausea, foggy brain, weakness probably come from the vaccine. So she advised me to wait it out, because if this is all caused by the vaccine, it will go away. She has ordered a brain MRI and balance test to rule out other problems though. It felt really good to hear that from a specialist. She also asked me to take Iboprofen for my earache. It has helped a lot with both pain and dizziness. I have been feeling better for the past two days. I hope the dizziness doesn't come back.
i had first Moderna shot Feb 1 and had extreme dizziness and vertigo up to the second shot on Mar 1. Still had dizziness after the 2nd shot, but the third day after the second shot I had an ocular migraine without headache. The next day I woke up without any dizziness and have been good since then. The brain fog lifted as well. I have reported this to the HHS site for adverse Covid 19 vaccine reactions.
I had the same symptoms after the first Moderna vaccine. It lasted about 4-5 weeks. I did get the 2nd shot at week four and the vertigo continued for a few days...but on the third day after the 2nd shot I had an ocular migraine without headache and everything cleared up. During the dizziness episodes, I couldn’t move my head at all either. But I am fine now.
i did not realize the vertigo was a result,of the vaccine until after I had the second shot. Then I started searching the web and found this site. My dizziness has cleared up completely. I believe for me, that it is still better than getting Covid. I believe Covid would have done me in.
In defense of the vaccine research...usually it takes a minimum of three years to do all the testing on larger numbers of people to find all the possible side effects. Let’s remember that these vaccines have come down the pike super fast to stop a pandemic. I believe they save lives and keep folks out of hospitals. It was worth it to me to get this vaccine. I had terrible vertigo for 4-5 weeks, but it has cleared and I feel great. I am certain that if I had gotten Covid I would have been in the hospital...or dead.
Wow I am glad to see that I am not the only one. I received my first Moderna shot on 3/3 and initially only had soreness at the injection site and drowsiness that same day. Sore arm continued a few days then went away. “Covid arm” returned on day 8. Day 12 I woke up in the middle of the night with a throbbing headache on the top of my head and vertigo. I took a Tylenol and managed to fall back asleep even though I still didn’t feel well. When I woke up in the morning the headache and vertigo were worse and I was so nauseous that I vomited twice. I finally started feeling better that afternoon. I took a covid test the next day and it came back negative. I have never had vertigo before and I haven’t been out very much recently so I am pretty sure this is a delayed reaction to the vaccine.