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LadyD
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@lynner isn’t it awful not knowing whether what you’re given will exacerbate other symptoms! Hope you find relief soon 


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LadyD
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Hey guys…how we all doing? Guess  what?? I relapsed again last Wednesday (after announcing on here how I was 100% better just a few days beforehand!).

Absolutely gutted but I think I know what caused it and that was due to heat exhaustion and dehydration because we’ve had a heatwave here in the UK and I tried to do too much physically too soon after feeling well again and in extreme heat and that set me back to square one again. Also started to introduce a few naughty diet changes which could have triggered inflammation again.

Tomorrow will be the start of week 12 post 2nd vaccine and my anxiety is through the roof again. I stopped the Liposomal Glutathione the other day but carrying on with the Quercetin and Zinc and taking beta blockers as needed to cope with the physical symptoms of anxiety. My thinking now is this is either vestibular migraine or just simply inflammation but would just be so nice to have a Doctor actually diagnose me and treat me rather than having to research everything for myself! I know you all feel the same.

When I’m feeling up to it I’m going to go back to see that pharmacist that gave me the 12 week window to improvement based on his own response to the vaccine being done by then. He did say that exercise does seem to make people worse and cause symptoms to relapse and that also applies to people with long covid too. So I’ve learned my lesson now; next time I feel 100% better I am still going to take it VERY easy and not rush back to normal stuff. I have to continue with the clean anti inflammatory diet and some of the supplements. I do need to acknowledge and address my anxiety which is always looming under the surface because of the cyclical nature of these symptoms. 

Anyway sorry if that’s just brought another negative to the table but as Sassafras said we need to be real about stuff so I thought I’d update you all on my progress or lack of in this case! 

Dx


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@abi2021 Any updates on your floaters issue? Did it get worse after the 2nd shot and hopefully also resolve or get better for you?

 


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@nodiagnosis How bad were your eye floater? Have they resolved or gotten better for you?


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Hi folks hope you're hanging in there. If you're on Facebook there's an absolutely wonderful group called "Long-Haulers on Ivermectin and Beyond". People are getting great results with the FLCCC protocol and similar. There's detailed information on various supplements and medications and even a poll where more than 90% of people say they've found relief from their symptoms!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/416179869477953


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Boatrocking
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Hello! I’ve been stalking this forum for awhile now since my symptoms started. I got my one and only shot of Pfizer vaccine on 6.13.21. 48hrs later I started feeling these weird waves on the right side of my head- it made me feel like I was buzzed kinda. By the next day, that evening I went to the ER because I was feeling nauseous and really imbalanced and my heart was pounding and my anxiety was through the roof.

I had blood work, CT scan, lung X-ray, and ekg done. All came back normal. They prescribed me meclizine and some acid reflux meds. The meclizine kinda helped a bit and made me drowsy, mostly allowing me to sleep. I’m not big on pills, so I looked online for alternatives and saw that ginkgo biloba worked just as well as prescription meds. So I’ve been takin liquid ginkgo biloba drops since -usually I put in about 6-7 drops in the morning in lemon/lime water and drink it throughout the day after breakfast. And then I add 2-3 more drops in the evening after eating something and drink it throughout the evening before bed. It has helped a lot, but these last several days it seems like it’s not working as well.

I went to the ENT and had hearing test - all normal. Ent said it may be vestibular migraines or possibly vestibular neuronitis. He also said he couldn’t disregard that it could be from the vaccine, but there just isn’t enough data. I reported my symptoms to VAERS - no follow up other than to add more info. 

I have an MRI scheduled and hope to have some sort of answer. The neurologist told me to start taking magnesium as a preventive so that I wouldn’t have to go lay down. I started taking liquid ionic magnesium yesterday and it seems to relax me. 

So far, as I've kept up with any changes, my symptoms started out as waves on my right side and I had some pressure/fullness behind my right ear. No pain or hearing loss. Then it changed to my brain literally feeling like it’s vibrating or spinning on my right side - ear pressure is kinda gone and nausea is still here and I constantly feel like I’m rocking on a boat when I’m just still. I’ve also been feeling a tightness on my right, upper backside up to my neck. 

I’ve been crying up a storm feeling helpless and like I’m dying all because of this vaccine. I’ve NEVER had any of these issues prior to the vaccine and I’m tired of doctors saying “what usually happens” blah blah blah! WE DONT KNOW WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS WITH THIS VACCINE! It’s been around for like 190days - there is no “usually.”

I’m by no means an antivaxer, and I’ve never had adverse reactions to other vaccines. So I’m not sure what’s going and I’m afraid I’ll have something really bad come out of this. I’m 30 years old and I feel so stupid for getting this vaccine. 

People think being dizzy or imbalanced is just so easy to get over and it’s not. It’s so debilitating- I just want to be back to normal and go out with my friends and family and be able to study normal and relax normally!  I’m on week six with constant boat rocking. I’m hoping magnesium calms it all down and that my MRI is clear and it’s just something that’s temporary and will go away. 


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Boatrocking
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Hello! I’ve been stalking this forum for awhile now since my symptoms started. I got my one and only shot of Pfizer vaccine on 6.13.21. 48hrs later I started feeling these weird waves on the right side of my head- it made me feel like I was buzzed kinda. By the next day, that evening I went to the ER because I was feeling nauseous and really imbalanced and my heart was pounding and my anxiety was through the roof.

I had blood work, CT scan, lung X-ray, and ekg done. All came back normal. They prescribed me meclizine and some acid reflux meds. The meclizine kinda helped a bit and made me drowsy, mostly allowing me to sleep. I’m not big on pills, so I looked online for alternatives and saw that ginkgo biloba worked just as well as prescription meds. So I’ve been takin liquid ginkgo biloba drops since -usually I put in about 6-7 drops in the morning in lemon/lime water and drink it throughout the day after breakfast. And then I add 2-3 more drops in the evening after eating something and drink it throughout the evening before bed. It has helped a lot, but these last several days it seems like it’s not working as well.

I went to the ENT and had hearing test - all normal. Ent said it may be vestibular migraines or possibly vestibular neuronitis. He also said he couldn’t disregard that it could be from the vaccine, but there just isn’t enough data. I reported my symptoms to VAERS - no follow up other than to add more info. 

I have an MRI scheduled and hope to have some sort of answer. The neurologist told me to start taking magnesium as a preventive so that I wouldn’t have to go lay down. I started taking liquid ionic magnesium yesterday and it seems to relax me. 

So far, as I've kept up with any changes, my symptoms started out as waves on my right side and I had some pressure/fullness behind my right ear. No pain or hearing loss. Then it changed to my brain literally feeling like it’s vibrating or spinning on my right side - ear pressure is kinda gone and nausea is still here and I constantly feel like I’m rocking on a boat when I’m just still. I’ve also been feeling a tightness on my right, upper backside up to my neck. 

I’ve been crying up a storm feeling helpless and like I’m dying all because of this vaccine. I’ve NEVER had any of these issues prior to the vaccine and I’m tired of doctors saying “what usually happens” blah blah blah! WE DONT KNOW WHAT USUALLY HAPPENS WITH THIS VACCINE! It’s been around for like 190days - there is no “usually.”

I’m by no means an antivaxer, and I’ve never had adverse reactions to other vaccines. So I’m not sure what’s going and I’m afraid I’ll have something really bad come out of this. I’m 30 years old and I feel so stupid for getting this vaccine. 

People think being dizzy or imbalanced is just so easy to get over and it’s not. It’s so debilitating- I just want to be back to normal and go out with my friends and family and be able to study normal and relax normally!  I’m on week six with constant boat rocking. I’m hoping magnesium calms it all down and that my MRI is clear and it’s just something that’s temporary and will go away. 


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PositiveVibesSmile#1
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Covid-19-Sars has made many of us mentally stressed and stress causes our bodies and minds to react in strange ways.  I went for my two Pfizer-BioNTech shots in the left arm - 1st shot - May 5th, 2021, and 2nd shot - July 13th, 2021. After the 1st shot, I started to wake up with tingling all the way up from my toes to my arm mostly all the way up the left side, (like when your foot, or legs fall asleep because of bad posture, or sitting on it too long)!  I have a habit of sleeping on my left side, but I am waking up EVERYDAY with that tingling feeling UP THE SIDE and today, July 25, 2021, the feeling up my left side will not go away; (I woke up at 07:30AM and it is now 10:24AM and my left side is tingling with pain in my neck, too).  (constant tingles, my ears were ringing lately, and my neck bothers me while typing).  (Sometimes, it is my right side does this too).  I NEVER had this problem every day before like this prior to the Covid-19-Shots? 

There are people that say they are waiting to get the shot because they are waiting to see what happens to the rest of us who listened to the Government? 

Hypochondriacs and Munchausen syndrome by proxy is common, where I live, because people over-protect their kids, parents condition them to be hypochondriacs, and they think they have everything that is on the internet, but this is a weird feeling and I do not smoke, turned mid 50's in age, do NOT drink alcohol every day, nor do illegal drugs either?  I like fitness and I have a crappy bed to sleep in.  (I thought this tingling leg-frozen asleep would have gone away by now)?  Do we ALL have to live with this forever now and every year it is flu time, do we have to get 'Booster Shots" now because of this replicating virus?  Are we an experiment in this quick-tested antivirus, controlled by people with Abuse-of-Power-Syndrome-Disease, and what is next for us?  (Some people need to be diagnosed, world-wide, with Abuse-of-Power-Bully-Syndrome-Disease and will they make a medication for it like they do Ritalin Drugs for kids because we have to work with these types and keep surviving, right)?


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Gloria M
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@thenystagmus 

I still find this site confusing and don’t know how to post a comment outside of clicking reply. So I am posting to Sassafras but this comment is for everyone.

If you haven’t accessed this link as it has been posted before, everyone should read it. I missed it but have just read it and it answers so many many of my questions having “long hauler “ symptoms from the vaccine shots. Yes it IS possible and explains my symptoms of 17 weeks post second Pfizer vaccine. Please read for more proof and clarity on what is effecting many of us on this forum.

 

https://covid19criticalcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/FLCCC-Alliance-I-RECOVER-Management-Protocol-for-Long-Haul-COVID-19-Syndrome.pdf


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Sassafras
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@mm824 @paige1123 I know i'm very late to this particular party but want to add my cents in case it helps anyone else.

On June 1st I sustained a concussion that left me feeling dizzy with a headache for two weeks before I started seeing any improvement. On the 7th June I finally managed to get an appointment with a locum to get checked out - she just flipped  through my hair and said 'well you don't have a lump you're fine why are you here?' (1) no sh*t i don't have a lump after a week 2) don't mind me i'm just holding onto the walls because I like the paint). I had my first jab booked for the following day and she said there was no reason not to get it. My inner alarm bell called BS, so I cancelled it and rebooked for the 23rd.

By the 20th I was feeling basically back to normal just still feeling tired and a bit weird if i looked at screens too long. Got my jab on the 23rd. Moderna. Instant pain shot down my arm but otherwise i felt more or less ok. My heart was racing a bit while I was in the waiting room but since covid i've developed a lot of anxiety about being around people so I was sat there mentally balancing 'reaction?' with 'anxiety?' and went with anxiety.

Felt a bit tired after and couldn't use my arm for 2 days and started feeling a little run down - tired and waking up with a stuffy nose. Had a funeral to go to on the 26th and felt absolutely fine. Took a rapid test beforehand to protect others and it was negative. Started feeling a bit weird - like i'd been looking at screens - towards the end of the day and had a helluva migraine in the car home. I put it down to intensive peopleing cos I've been REALLY isolated since the pandemic started.

The next day I couldn't get out of bed I felt so bad - pounding headache nausea and dizziness - but when I say dizziness I don't mean like when you spin round and then you stop but the world keeps going - i felt like I was on a boat in a rough sea - looking around made me feel like I was about to fall. Felt like being concussed all over again. After a week I called the doctor (got my actual doctor for once not a locum) and he said he was pretty sure it was a bad reaction to the jab but because of my head injury and prior history of vitamin deficiencies he's sending me for a complete blood test and an MRI. I'm still waiting for those results. He also prescribed me Cinnarazine which i have to say has been a lifesaver. I still felt pretty awful but by the 12th I was able to be up and about a bit. It's the 25th now and i'm still on the pills. I can get by with out them now but still feel swimmy-in-the-head enough to find it easier with them. Not totally back to normal but about 80-85% The only downside of the pills is that they make me a bit drowsy but at least i'm able to do basic daily things like work in the garden and cook and clean and light exercise which I was absolutely unable to do before.

My personal theory is that I wasn't fully healed from my concussion and the inflammatory response to the jab caused a second one, as the path to feeling better has almost exactly mirrored my concussion but has lasted longer. Just waiting to see if science backs up my instincts. I'm not the sort of person who sits around waiting for things to resolve themselves as 9/10 i've found that doesn't work so I was educating myself on concussion rehabilitation exercises and there's a great concussion rehab therapist on youtube I found this week who firstly said don't be scared of the dizzies if you feel it when you do something it's a sign you need to do that thing more so your brain learns how to adjust - the longer you stay in bed and avoid movement the longer your recovery will be and also to work on relaxing your neck because part of the problem can be tangled up in there.

As soon as i forced myself out of bed and started doing the exercises I noticed the most improvement.

Not saying this will work for everyone as you all have different backgrounds but it's helped me so much in recent days. But also like a lot of you i'm really scared about getting my second jab and am going to see how long I can put it off for because I've already been written off for 2 months this year with the concussion then the jab I really can't afford or bear to spend another month like this in the immediate future. Will update if anything useful is found on the tests.

In summary: I'm a month in, still not right, cinnarizine and exercise helps a lot.

I know several people who have had old injuries flare up as a result of these jabs: ankles broken 20 years ago swelling up, knees dislocated in the past too painful to walk on for several weeks. Perhaps looking into your own past injuries or conditions may help you find answers or at least think of ways to help yourselves get up and about. I'd be really interested if any of you are/have had concussions in the past too!

Sorry for the super long post but i felt background info was useful for context.

Hi Ginger, Although I have a history of concussion from a head injury, it was decades ago. I experienced many of the same vestibular-type symptoms then that I have had more recently - vertigo with nystagmus (eyes flipping back and forth), nausea, vomiting, and wall clinging for about a month. (Why DO they not check if you can walk unaided when you go through this stuff?!!) I could not stop vomiting, continually dry heaving with my concussion and was hospitalized back then for 5 days. I had CT that showed no complications, was given a brain specific steroid, Decadron, and upon leaving the hospital I had to move in with others that could cook for me for a while. I was in the midst of a year-long respiratory therapist course of study with hospital clinical rotations to attend and therefore got back to my normal levels of activity as soon as possible, eventually recovering completely.

Decades later I had one evening of unexplained sudden onset vestibular symptoms that resolved overnight after trying the Epley maneuver for BPPV, then 6 months later more vestibular issues 2 days following Moderna Covid vaccine in early March that were not resolved with the Epley maneuver.

With my recent issues, I also came to a point where I realized I needed to force myself to start moving more once again, as after a while I began feeling worse and worse, the more I restricted my activities. I started with vestibular PT and found it immediately helpful, but then I had to stop because of an insurance change. I've been back in therapy this month and happily find I'm progressing once again.

I can find a bajillion things I'd rather do, because doing them stirs up my symptoms, but I'm quite stern with myself to do them twice daily and I'm convinced that my continued recovery is progressing because of them and depends on doing them regularly.

Thank you for sharing your journey. It can be quite puzzling to put all our different experiences into any order that makes sense, so I'm glad we have each other here to compare notes with!

Well wishes for us all! 😌🙏


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Lynne
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@ladyd Hi Lady D, gutted for you symptoms came back, I  can so emphasise with you. I feel exactly the same, if only drs could treat us properly, I am tired of researching things too. The only thing I  have really been diagnosed with is a fast heart rate and mgd in eyes.  Please feel free to message me anytime, thoughts are with you.x


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LadyD
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@lynner ditto and thank you my lovely x


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So sorry about not getting back to everyone. Been staying busy trying to keep my mind off this crap. So far it's been a pretty lousy summer for me. With all the weather changes here in Ohio, it really plays with my vertigo. As far as the vaccine reaction, well my ear pain finally cleared up. But now I'm having bouts of mild nausea almost every day? Getting sleep is tough because I keep having nightmares almost every night? Weird stuff, like nightmares, usually are?? It's been 6 months since the vaccine and that woozy feeling is still with me. My vertigo and tinnitus are still elevated. Now they're talking about a booster shot??!! Between you and me, I don't need any of these "side effects" boosted!! They have turned it into a political football and they keep moving the goal post!! I just feel like we've all been bamboozled into a situation that's questionable at best? My doctor doesn't seem to have any real answers? I'm still not sure where he gets his info as far as the long hauler question? Must be an MD thing? They must talk amongst themselves or have info that's not available to us average Joes?? I hope all this crap clears up for all our sakes, and soon!


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Nicky B
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@vuneca

I got my second shot of moderna March. Over the past few months constant headaches, and migraines left side the face mostly.   About a month ago I was hearing sounds like someone was whimpering in my left ear every now and then.  Now I have severe ear pain and severe TMJ all through my left side.   Left side of the face swollen down to the neck.    Barely open up my mouth.   Doctor said I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, and TMJ prescribed Prednisone.  Never had any problems before the vaccine.  I hardly got headaches. It’s all been happening on my left side.  Don’t know if it’s from the moderna vaccine or not.  It’s been a week since I’ve been on Prednisone, and the inflammation and ear pain has not changed.  I’m a Massage therapist and I specialize in cranial sacral,  and TMJ relief treatments.  Nothing is working for me. I can not get any healing relief. I try to massage the area myself, just putting any slight pressure to the left side of my face, brings me to tears.  It’s so swollen and so tender to the touch. 


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Guienapigs Have Feeling Too
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I would love to see data that includes the percentage of vaccinated people with these side effects. All-in-all the side effects people are experiencing seem to have similarities. I hope everyone feels better soon. 


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