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(@mwhite3)
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Hi guys, 

 

going to keep this short and sweet as I see the side effects I’m feeling seem to be common. 13 days after my first Pfizer jab im getting the slightly dizzy/dull headache/vertigo symptoms that a lot seem to be suffering with. Im a 27yo young, active, fit and rarely suffer from any illnesses from the UK. 

complained to my GP yesterday and they’ve sent me for some blood tests. It seems to come in waves some days worse than others. 

my question is are there any people in the UK that have found any relief from this or any advice? Also there is a LOT to sift through on this forum so if anybody has any stories of recovering and what sort of timeframe to give me some hope that would be lovely. Currently awaiting my blood test results but it’s really starting to get on my nerves feeling this strange. 

thanks in advance! Any info would be greatly appreciated 


   
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Im 33 mom of 2, work as a PSW in Ontario, I got my second dose of Pfizer vacine, 10 days later I got a sever migraine, woke in the middle of the night around 3 am, spinning room, nauseous, barely made it to the washroom, had to hold on to toilet to keep from falling over, last 4 hours. Had MRI, came back normal. Ever since I get dizzy spells throughout the day, lose my balance, extreme fatigue, constant headache in back on my head, around my ears and temples, stabbing pains behind my eyes.

Dr thought vertigo, put on meds and am even worse now, basically bed ridden.

Quiet scary and frustrating.


   
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Posted by: @thenystagmus
Posted by: @yoki
BTW, I'm a vaccine side effect long hauler . Got vaccinated January 22 with Pfizer. Finally seeing improvement now after tons of tests,, meds, supplements and vestibular rehab. Getting discharged from rehab this Thursday.

Wow, getting discharged from vestibular rehab; that's great. Do you recommend it? I'm not as long a Hauler as you ...only since early March for me.

I got to do a couple of rehab sessions a while back and felt that it showed potential to be helpful to me, but an insurance change stopped it and I'm having to wait a long time to restart. I felt better today, so after sunset it cooled off and I went for a walk down my street and back to challenge myself, since walking in the dark is much harder for me. No one could see me staggering since the sun had gone down ...my little attempt at rehab in the meantime. 😏

Congrats on your improvement 👍

I would recommend the rehab as I think my vestibular system needed some retraining. The exercises that they had me do can be easily done at home but I have been too lazy to do them. For example, the PT had me focus on an object while moving my head in different directions i.e. up/down, side to side and diagonally for 30 seconds for 3 sets each movement.

I have started back at exercising and I'm pretty sure that helps too. I am starting out slow though but so far I haven't felt like my head is about to explode from the exertion. 

Hang in there. You will get better with time....


   
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Posted by: @thenystagmus

@yoki  One more thing - I wondered if you ended up being given a diagnosis? And, if so, would you mind sharing what you were told about that?

Thanks 🤗

After all the tests I've been through i.e. MRI/MRA, hearing, balance, VNG, CBC, ESR, neurological and  EEG and seeing a couple of specialists ENT, Neurologist, I have never been given a definitive diagnosis. The neurologist didn't think it was vestibular neuronitis when I asked him because of the length of my symptoms. 


   
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@adamk 

This is something I would like to know too. It is time for my second dose but after experience with the first one I am a little bit hesitant. I already cancelled one appointment but got invitation again. I will cancel it again. It has been only 3 days I feel almost 100% myself without vertigo, dizziness. 


   
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Posted by: @carym23

Hello. Wanted to share my experience. 1st Pfizer shot received April 29. On day 8, I woke up with swelling around my eyes (peri orbital swelling) that lasted 3 days. MD thought it was allergies. I have never been allergic to anything. On day 10, I woke up with a horrible migraine and dizziness. The dizziness made me feel like I had visual problems or I was in a fun house where it was difficult to determine depth. The more intense dizziness lasted 3-4 days and then it became sporadic for another week. I decided to delay the second shot. I was experiencing intermittent dizziness for another month until June 20 when my dizziness returned. The symptoms are worse when I lay down so I’ve been sleeping nearly in a sitting position for 3 nights. I have no idea what triggered the worsening of the dizziness other than I had a get together on Saturday which took a lot of active prep work and stress. My primary MD ordered basic labs and all looked good except my vit d which was just under the normal range.  He told me directly that he has no idea if this could be from the vax since he has no more info than we do. I’m extremely disappointed the symptoms came back and am glad I held off on 2nd dose. Started quercetin, zinc, vit d yesterday. I have s history of migraines so can’t attribute the headaches to the vax.  I feel Sudafed has helped my headaches and has made my head feel less heavy. Hope this helps someone.

Have you tried Flonase (or its generic equivalent)? I found it helped with the pressure headaches I was getting.


   
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Posted by: @yoki
Posted by: @thenystagmus
Posted by: @yoki
BTW, I'm a vaccine side effect long hauler . Got vaccinated January 22 with Pfizer. Finally seeing improvement now after tons of tests,, meds, supplements and vestibular rehab. Getting discharged from rehab this Thursday.

Wow, getting discharged from vestibular rehab; that's great. Do you recommend it? I'm not as long a Hauler as you ...only since early March for me.

I got to do a couple of rehab sessions a while back and felt that it showed potential to be helpful to me, but an insurance change stopped it and I'm having to wait a long time to restart. I felt better today, so after sunset it cooled off and I went for a walk down my street and back to challenge myself, since walking in the dark is much harder for me. No one could see me staggering since the sun had gone down ...my little attempt at rehab in the meantime. 😏

Congrats on your improvement 👍

I would recommend the rehab as I think my vestibular system needed some retraining. The exercises that they had me do can be easily done at home but I have been too lazy to do them. For example, the PT had me focus on an object while moving my head in different directions i.e. up/down, side to side and diagonally for 30 seconds for 3 sets each movement.

I have started back at exercising and I'm pretty sure that helps too. I am starting out slow though but so far I haven't felt like my head is about to explode from the exertion. 

Hang in there. You will get better with time....

I really don't know; I can't see ahead ...but it's said that hope that is seen is not hope ...and I can hope!👍

Today I'm transitioning still from having done another Medrol steroid pak to my cortisol levels trying to normalize again. I've rolled over in bed and experienced nystagmus this morning, now waiting to stabilize and move into the land of being upright.

Thanks so much for blazing the trail ahead and calling back encouragement! 🤗🙏


   
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Posted by: @adamk

Has anyone that had a severe reaction / vertigo with the first jab, had the second job and had similar issues/no issues/worsening of issues? What was your experience?

Some who had a bad reaction to the worst shot had a similar or no/mild reaction to the 2nd one.

If you had no reaction to the first shot you might have a bad one with the second shot.

But I know plenty who got better after the second one or it was mild (because their first shot was so bad) so I am doing it 


   
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@yoki thanks got reminding me of Flonase. I was going to try it but got better initially. Will go get it today. Thanks again.


   
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Posted by: @sectormore

@thenystagmus I'm in the US. I live in Orange County, California. The latest Vestibular Specialist I saw has apparently seen a ton of people come in with these exact symptoms after receiving the vaccine and has been able to cure them with the treatments he suggested to me. He was extremely confident in his diagnosis. I mentioned that there are thousands of people on this exact forum that are experiencing the same issues as I am and felt that saying every single person on here is experiencing vestibular migraines seemed pretty far-fetched, but at this point, he's one of the first doctors I've come across that's acknowledged that the vaccine triggered this event and has given me a solution for making this problem go away faster. I hope he's right. I'll keep everyone informed on my journey and let you all know if these medicines & dietary restrictions helped. 

Can you let me know what the medicines are?  are they the vitamin B2 and Magnesium Oxide?

Thanks!


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Posted by: @adamk

Has anyone that had a severe reaction / vertigo with the first jab, had the second job and had similar issues/no issues/worsening of issues? What was your experience?

If you just read the posts since you started posting, you'll get a sampling of this. You'd be taking your chances with a second jab, once again - no guarantees.

Reference Tabby's posts and you'll see someone who thought she might have been done with her issues, but relapsed into them again after getting jabbed the second time. Sure, now she could travel being fully vaccinated, but she's lucky at this point to feel like travelling to the grocery.

I'm not going to give a second one a whirl ...I've never stopped whirling, with a bit of hurling, since the first one. 'Nough done, and 'nough said about that. 🥴🙏


   
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@thenystagmus thanks for the info on Sudafed and thank you for how active you are on this forum. It is extremely helpful.


   
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Posted by: @poh7529

@markm90 How is your eye floater?  Is it healed. I am also suffering from it after 2nd dose of Pfizer vaccine.

Unfortunately, floaters are permanent. You'll learn to ignore them over time. Did you happen to experience "flashes" prior to the floaters showing up? If so, you should go see an ophthalmologist to make sure you're not getting a detached retina.


   
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@spacecadet I have also been focusing a lot on my anxiety. I was doing better for a while, even able to go to live music, bars, etc and then when I decided to try to give work a go it caused me MASSIVE anxiety and it caused me to relapse. So I’m wondering if we’re not giving enough thought to how much anxiety can exacerbate this! Especially after weeks/months of dealing with this.


   
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Posted by: @wynnwolter

Anyone have issues with their family insisting that this is all just horrible anxiety? I don’t know how to explain to them that’s it’s not!

Maybe have them look at some news articles.  This one interesting.  1000+ comments under it too:

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/are-covid-vaccines-riskier-than-advertised-11624381749

 


   
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