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Sassafras
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@279janka

Hello, you have had a hard time! I have also have difficult symptoms. I have not recovered yet. Along with some others here, I have decided I do not want to risk another vaccine. Just like our first reactions, no one knows for sure what the result would be with another vaccine.


   
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@dathrower

I believe you as do many more I'm sure. Its great you are having counselling, I'm sure I would benefit from it myself as have also found this whole vaccine situation traumatising.

It is indeed anxiety inducing and a roller-coaster of emotions. 

You've had good and bad days which from this forum I see is quite common, so maybe you'll have more good days as time goes on? 

You have found this forum so you know you are not alone so please keep posting, ask questions etc we are all with you in this.

Please if your anxiety feels overwhelming talk to your dr for some help with this, there are things they can do to help. 

Wishing you many more good days x

 

 


   
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Okay, last time I posted was June 8th I think.  Here it is June 21st and still quite dizzy.  Seems like I get somewhat better temporarily, then slide backwards again.  Still not able to regain normal activity.  Don't know what else to say, just hoping we all can recuperate.  This stinks!


   
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Seems like for people that decide against taking the 2nd dose of the vaccine(myself included) this is the scenario. Not only are we trying to recover but now we need to worry about the Delta virus. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-coronavirus-variant-strongest-threat-vaccinated-people-2021-6


   
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@lilu906 Hi Sarah, I also am devoting my energies to recovering, dealing with symptoms since 2 days after my Covid vaccination on March 3rd.

Like you, I've decided against seeking the second dose. I suspect that my first vaccination has given me enough reason to worry that another dose could cause a repeating of my problems, or possibly worse. This is a known concern for me.

Since Covid is still infecting people, I continue to exercise caution in the forms of wearing a mask, distancing, and avoiding large gatherings, in hopes of reducing my chances of an infection happening despite my one vaccination.

I'm less worried about getting Covid infection than I am of causing this probable vaccine injury to happen to me all over again.

I wish you wellness, wisdom, and peace!


   
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Thank you for your reply Sassafras. It is surprising to me to see how many people are experiencing dizziness. I will wait for a few more days to see how the situation evolves before going to the doctor. My symptoms are worse in the morning. I can function, but I have noticed the dizzy feeling worsening when lifting my head to look up or looking down. Side to side is not that bad....

I do hope everyone feels better soon! If this had happened after my first shot, I would not have gone to get the second one.


   
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17 days after my second Pfizer shot (only had a sore arm after the first) I feel like myself for the first time.  Like I yelled at my kids normal!  I am going on five straight hours of being in the garden without lightheadedness.  The game changers for me, I believe, are 1- quercetin and zinc combo recommended by past posts, and 2- identifying my anxiety brain, and calming it down so that I can stop amplifying existing symptoms and also stop panicking.  I also started taking Vit D, fish oil, glutathione (pills), curcumin (which I stopped taking because it made me feel…I don’t know, but right now unknown feelings create panic), and lions’ mane.

For the last two weeks I have literally been unable to function.  I would get up to make my kids dinner, stand at the counter, and I…. just…. couldn’t.  So I would go to bed. 

My symptoms include(d): five min after the shot a vasovagal response triggering extreme dizziness, no fainting.  The two days of hell that was expected.  Tachycardia the day after (which I have a history of).  Extreme brain fog and fatigue – everyday.  On day 10 I lost sensation to the left side of my face – still had muscle feeling and muscle control.  Day 11 it was gone, but had tightness in my jaw. Headache at neck line. And I’ll spare you the rest. 

I started the supplements on day 13, but added in the quercetin (taken with zinc) and lions’ mane on day 16.  That’s when things really started feeling better.  When I start to panic about a random feeling in my leg I sit and breath and calm my brain.  I have called the advice nurse 2 times, had a phone appointment with a Dr. and went to ER (for heart pain – which I was told was anxiety related, and it might have been).  No one really wants to dig deep.

I have been focusing on reducing inflammation of the nervous system. (A conclusion I came to through my own research).  Yesterday and today I feel good.  Not 100% but I’ll take it!


   
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Posted by: @sofia

Thank you for your reply Sassafras. It is surprising to me to see how many people are experiencing dizziness. I will wait for a few more days to see how the situation evolves before going to the doctor. My symptoms are worse in the morning. I can function, but I have noticed the dizzy feeling worsening when lifting my head to look up or looking down. Side to side is not that bad....

I do hope everyone feels better soon! If this had happened after my first shot, I would not have gone to get the second one.

That sounds like a reasonable idea ...at least we're not coming up on a weekend today! It seems like so many things have happened in my life on a Friday.

I was looking back at your post where you said you woke up really thirsty. I would imagine you've noted that and are drinking to meet that need your body told you about 😏 I've found that my body knows a lot that my brain may not know!

This thing is quite the deal and since my symptoms have continued, I'm still trying to work my way through diagnosis, etc. since it started for me in early March.

Each person seems to have their own "flavour" of this ...I hope for mild, short, and vamoose for yours! 🤗🙏


   
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@yi03 yep! I try to force myself to go out into public and stay active outdoors. Stores have proven to be a bit much for me, though I’m working up to it! On my good days I can handle going shopping. Been doing ALOT of walking and biking, my dog is a big fan lol. It has definitely improved overtime, I used to barely be able to step into my backyard. 


   
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Posted by: @carlyfernandez

I found this forum from reddit.. I went on there looking to see if I wasn't the only one.. I'm sharing my story so it could add to the others already shared here..

I got my 1st dose astrazeneca jun 10, had the usual reactions (chills, fever, headache).. around day 4 or 5 I started feeling off, like when you only slept like 2-3 hours or when you weren't able to have coffee.. there were also bouts of lightheadedness with sudden dizziness (or like room spinning for a second or so).. overall just loopy and weird.. happens when I'm sitting down, standing or laying down so I'm guessing it's totally random and not affected by what position I'm in.

This has been going on till now which is day 11 post vaccine shot.. It's not to the point that it's debilitating  but it is annoying and can sometimes affect my focus/concentration when I'm working..

Initially I was worried if this was a blood clot symptom as Astrazeneca has blood clotting issues but seeing as there are others with other vaccines experiencing the same issues, I'm thinking it could be something else.

I've only read to up to page 8 of this forum (when posts were around Mar 8) and I was wondering if those who posted around those time updated on whether this eventually went away.  If it did, how long did it take after it started to go away?  Was there any meds prescribed to help it go away or did it just go away on its own?

Also for those who proceeded with their 2nd dose, how was it? did it make it worse? or did it make it go away?

And finally, was anyone able to talk to a doctor who was able to explain what was going on?

I would appreciate replies.  I getting worried that this could be a forever thing and whether the 2nd dose could actually make it worse..

Hi Carly, I responded to your post briefly earlier, between fielding phone calls I was receiving about a sick relative. I wanted to give you a better reply now.

Reading here I've learned that for some, these types of issues reduce and go away as soon as matter of days or a few weeks. Others may still be dealing with them after a long time; for me and some others it's been over 3 months and we're starting to consider ourselves Covid Vaccine Long Haulers, still hoping this chapter of our lives will eventually end with our recovery.

People have tried a variety of things for symptomatic relief and therapeutic benefit. Some feel that they have been helped by something, but nothing has seemed to help everyone. A number of people have concluded that the passage of time for their body to recover was the thing that made the most difference.

One thing that can make it particularly difficult is that a number of us have had our symptoms present in a cyclical manner. It can be frustrating to be improving, then experience repeated setbacks. Even so, we realize this is a shared experience for some of us and are encouraged to continue to forge ahead with hope for recovery.

As I shared with you earlier, it is important to make a connection with an understanding medical provider that can look for any issues you have that need attention and give you appropriate advice and support for interventions, both prescription and advice for anything over the counter. Your doctor may wish to refer you to one or more specialists. Some find benefit in seeking vestibular physical therapy.

Some have decided to not seek future Covid vaccination; others have had a second vaccination, with varying results - some worsening. I've not read an account here of anyone reporting that (subsequent) vaccination resolved ongoing issues, although there are reports of some with Long Covid making that claim that you can find on the internet.

There are a number of theories for what may be happening to cause possible injuries from Covid vaccines. One is that our bodies may be responding with damaging amounts of inflammation and/or may become confused and produce antibodies that attack our own body tissues due to similarities between the Covid antigens and those of our own body, causing autoimmune issues with a wide variety of manifestations, one of which could possibly be one cause of the vestibular issues shared here.

Each person's journey through this strange land is individual. I do hope yours is short and ends with complete recovery! 😏🙏


   
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After going through this for 4 weeks I finally caved.  I’ve been on the liposomal glutathione/zinc/quercitin regimen for 3 days and feel some improvements.  My eyesight is a lot better.  Seems to be doing something but it’s not the overnight cure I was hoping for.

I added Claritin D to the mix this evening and it gave me a huge boost.  Took me from feeling like I was falling forever to being able to feel somewhat normal.  I’ll put myself at 75-80%. I literally could feel the debilitation “melt” off of me.  It was weird.  Unfortunately I’m fairly certain the vaccine graciously gifted me myocarditis, I now have muscle twitches all over my body, and I’m experiencing hypnic jerks (myoclonus) so every time I start falling asleep, a jolt of energy rushes through my brain or heart preventing me from falling asleep.  What a viscous cycle.  That extra 20-25% may take several months for me.

I’m a believer that our immune systems are overreacting and thus all our labs are coming back normal.  Not saying this is the answer by any means but I found this article on histamine intolerance interesting.   The symptoms are all over the place, person specific, and may just be playing into this.  Curious to know what everyone else thinks.

https://drwillcole.com/functional-medicine/histamine-intolerance


   
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@gabw  l too have palpitations for two weeks and l'm worried. Are yours ok now? Did you go to doctors? Did you take anything ? Please inform me


   
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@Sassafras @Hope123 Thank you for your replies. I was decided not to have second dose of vaccine or at least postpone it to autumn. However I am worried because of the delta variant which is spreading over Europe. Vaccination rate is low in my country. Fortunately I work from home, do not travel. I am able to follow strict measures. But such life sucks. We had long lockdown in our country during winter and it was hard. And it seems that this autumn will not be any better. I am also curious how my country will treat "half-vaccinated" people. Vaccination is voluntary right now in my country, but since vaccination rate is low they want to make it mandatory.  


   
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Just to put some people's minds at ease, I had the pfizer jab 29th May, exactly 2 weeks later the dizziness started. Not room spinning, just feeling very unsteady on my feet and having to lie down. The dizziness episodes were accompanied with diarrhoea, brain fog and a strange twitching in my upper abdomen. Cut to 10 days later and I'm 90% better. I don't think I will get the 2nd jab as I have 2 kids under 2 and can't risk that again.


   
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