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Emmakcee
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I had my 1st Pfizer vaccine in March & the 2nd one in June. I'm now learning how to live with daily dizziness. It is especially worse at night. I do have a history of vertigo but it had never lasted more than a day or two, certainly not 5 months. I did report this to vsafe.cdc.gov.


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@wynnwolter I didn’t know about Nasalcrom, Wynn. Thank you, I appreciate the information.


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crash_t
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Hey all, 

Thought I'd post, since from the comments I'm guessing I've got more vices than some, and don't generally take too many meds or supplements, and haven't gone to the doc (yet).

Had first dose in April (Pfizer). Had brain fog & some dizziness in the first week. Disappeared completely.

Had second dose the 1st week of July (Pfizer) - exactly 9 weeks after 1st dose. Here's how it's gone since:

- First week: as with 1st dose, the brain fog and dizziness returned. I changed nothing. Figured it would go away. Smoke, drink, exercise, same diet that is a mix of healthy (chicken, fish, vegetables, rice, etc.) vs. terrible (fast food, chocolate, fried foods, etc.)

- Second week: Headaches, brain fog, tremors in right hand, vertigo / dizziness, occasional feeling of fever (that sweaty cold feeling in feet and hands), blurry vision, sensitivity to light. Continue eating the same. Sleeping more than usual, but no problems sleeping. Had to urinate a lot! And it's that tsunami of urination you get when you have the flu and have to keep drinking water to keep from being dehydrated.

- Third week. Everything is fine. Figured I was over it.

- Fourth week: everything returned with a vengeance. Same symptoms as second week, but much stronger. Stopped all bad foods, cut out sugar, still drinking a bit and smoking.

- Fifth week (current): Headaches, brain fog, vertigo and dizziness is *worse* now. Blurry vision and sensitivity to light has returned. No tremors (was only in second week). Very mild feelings of fever. Sleeping normal.  The dizziness and vertigo is really getting trippy -- like being high / drunk when walking down the street. Or maybe a better way to put it: it's like trying to walk on a boat in rough seas.

Surprisingly, running seems to help A LOT, as all symptoms disappear with exercise, and then symptoms return...slightly milder...a couple hours later. Smoking seems to have no impact - symptoms are the same in the morning as they are after first cigarette, and don't get better / worse with subsequent cigarettes.

What I notice really amplifies vertigo / brain fog, is too much time in front of laptop. Symptoms get noticeable better if I'm out and about walking around (i.e. shopping), but are at maximum awfulness after I stand up from working at the computer.

IMPORTANT: Have notice no cognitive or fine motor skill decline...which I figured must be occurring. I've been checking this with typing speed and playing musical instruments. Even with headache / dizziness, my typing speed has remained at 100wpm the entire last month (same as pre-vaccine), and music playing is just like before vaccination (muscle coordination, memory, etc. fully in tact). I haven't had any problems with grammar, putting sentences together, etc. as others have described. But concentration / focus and mood obviously become impaired from ongoing headaches / vertigo. 

Will be going to clinic this week, as this vertigo and brain fog are now concerning me, and impacting work (mainly focus, since these symptoms are distracting af). And it's going into week #6 with no sign of letting up. Figure it must have something to do with inflammation and would like some tests done.

Lastly -- I've travelled a lot and have almost every vaccine on the market. Never had a problem with any of them, other than maybe a day or 2 of fever. And I will generally put anything into my body without hesitation...but absolutely no way will I be touching a 3rd dose until they tell me what is going on. This has been a worse experience than any of the very-illegal drugs I've done.

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Charsen
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@jeank thanks for sharing. I am 11 days into dizziness, brain fog, pressure in head, blood pressure fluctuation problems (due to my period and or anxiety). Where have you read comments on 100% full recovery? I feel so hopeless in my bed for 11 straight days, i was a healthy individual with no health problems except tinnitus. I want to reach success stories, please help direct me. Thank you very much. 


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@charsen I cannot direct you towards specific posts, seeing that I've stumbled upon updates of full recovery by randomly traversing the forum. But they are there, most got somewhat better after 5-6 weeks, the majority said they are between 85-100% after 12-14 weeks.

I am in the first group, being quite better after 6 weeks. Apart from fatigue and messed-up digestion (attributed to stress as my cortisol levels are through the roof), several symptoms started to become less noticeable. And I think I'd at least 15 % better if I stopped thinking about the whole situation. But that's me, I find it hard to just relax and unwind (even prior to this).

Full disclosure, when I was at your point, so during weeks 1-3 I was a complete wreck, couldn't stop shaking, completely anxious, googling a plethora of terminal diseases, etc. Am currently training my already overclocled brains to let things go, however, this might be my biggest challenge to this point. 


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@jeank thank you Jean! Kudos to you for handling yourself the right way and congratulations to your body for working hard to protect you. I just spoke to a nurse while giving blood as i am getying ready to do a few screenings; she kept saying it is my anxiety causing all of this that I should just resume my life and push against the feeing of lying down in bed and feed my very tired brain and body. Though carrying on with the day does help feel better but it doesn’t take away my symptoms of course. My family and friends are also thinking it is anxiety trieggered and i am overreacting. Then I read it is imflammation, allergies this and that. I am totally confused but I feel so lucky to have found this forum. Reading about people like you who are over this makes me feel better until my next panic moment. 


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@charsen Look, I've been "diagnosed" when all this started with a severe anxiety disorder and mild depression (without any prior signs, naturally), and consequently received a profusion of antidepressants, sedatives, etc.

Never took any, just accepted that it is vaccine related, and surprisingly, 90 % of anxiety and "depression" went away in a weekend. Were it really such a pathological case of anxiety, it would no go away on its own, especially not that fast.

And don't worry if you relapse and succumb to pressure. Most of us here have, but you'll see that periods between each attack start getting longer. And this how you'll know you're getting better. 


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Charsen
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@jeank thank you for the support. I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder already 2 years ago but it was never to a point where i had panic attacks or anxiety of this level i am experiencing post-vaccine. Please do drop by to report how you are progressing every now and then. Wishing you a 100% recovery soon! 


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@charsen of course, I tend to be vigilant and alert to what is discussed on this forum.

Try acupuncture, perhaps. I had my first last week, going for the second appointment today, because I've noticed some palpable changes. 


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Charsen
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@jeank thanks, i’ll give it a shot! I am scheduled to do cupping in the next week. So far, I have taken 2 ozone therapies, 1 doze IV glutathion, 2 dozes IV vit b-mix, 1 dose IV viT C, drinking NAC once a day, Krill oil with astaxantin, zinc tablets. Had first shot on 8/5; symtoms started 8/7; been in bed rest until then. Just drove around a few times to take my Little one to parks. So far, symptoms went from 10 to 9,5! Sigh… 


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Hi to everyone. Just made an account here to say, best wishes to all who are going through their journey after having the vaccine. Hope you all get well soon. My story

34 male, fit, healthy, do not do drugs, an occasional beer drinker, exercise on a regular basis. Have been absolutely in the best shape of my life, that was until I had the darn vaccine, which I now regret having.. 1st shot, didnt do much, just a slight pain in the arm. 2nd shot (which was in the beginning of July, well, things got worse. The same night, I woke up with a very sore throat, sweating, muscle cramps, the whole package. Basically got the flu symptoms. Recovery took a week. Everything seemed ok but then, in the beginning of august (1st or 2nd), just out of nowhere my head started to spin when I wanted to get up from the bed. It was around 1 PM, was watching sports and didnt do anything in particular. And since that day on, I feel dizzy, like on a boat, I have brain fog, trouble concentrating on things (like cooking and talking at the same time). It basically feels like being "high" from smoking pot, but without any of the positive effects. I find myself constantly staring into space, just kind of "spacy" feel. It all gets much worse after I have looked at the screen for extended periods of time. This is just so annoying and frustrating.. And what really grinds my gears, is that I see how many people struggle with side effects but all the specialists keep touting and tooting their horns how safe it all is. I was doing really fine before this vaccine.. Anyway, had to get this off my chest, I hope we all get better soon, will try to keep posting here as time goes by.

 

 

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deslinda
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Hi everyone! I posted a few days ago about my experience after my first Pfizer shot on 27th July. More info about myself: I was previously a healthy 26 year old with no other conditions. The last time I took any sort of medicine/drug was probably about 8 years ago for a fever. In rare circumstances where I get fever/food poisoning/whatsoever, I usually let my body take its time to heal itself and believe in its natural ability to do so.

To summarise my first dose experience, it was horrible. I started to have heart palpitations, dizziness, bad anxiety attacks and a general feeling of being weak and unwell, especially after meals, which might be due to a messed up digestion process as well. I was unable to get out of my house. I was mostly in bed, drinking isotonic drinks. It lasted almost daily for about 2 weeks, at the end of which I had posted abt my side effects here.

The last few days (3rd week from first dose) were surprisingly good. I had almost no noticeable side effects. I didn’t have the fainting sensation that I used to feel after meals or during the shower. I didn’t have any significant anxiety attacks. I thought I was back to normal. However, I had been at home all this while. So today, I had an errand to run and decided to venture out after almost 2 weeks of not stepping out of the house. It was initially okay (I felt like I was out of breath at first but I think that was because I was focusing too much on my breathing) but when I was heading back home, I suddenly felt lightheaded with hot flushes. My throat felt dry. I took a sip of water but it only made me even more nauseous. Luckily I was almost home. I rushed in to sit in front of the fan blowing at me and then I started having these little episodes of anxiety attacks which were so bad and lasted for about 2 hours. I had to keep telling myself to calm down through it all. It was so tiring to have to repeat that to myself and I’m getting so sick and tired of all these things that I’m experiencing for the first time in my life. I then tried to get myself to sleep but I kept waking up with heart palpitations every 10 mins or so. It has been almost 6 hours since it started and I’m finally feeling stable now.

My second shot will be tmr and I think it might have been a cause of the anxiety too. I’m worried about my side effects worsening. I can already feel my body being under a lot of stress, like never before. I don’t think I have a choice of not taking it as vaccination has almost been indirectly made mandatory here. Maybe my nerves will finally calm down after my vaccination is completed. I really don’t know anymore. I’m sorry if I sound too self-absorbed or incoherent. I just wanted to share my experience and hopefully when it gets better, I can celebrate with the community too.

There have been a lot of positive updates from a lot of members here and I’m so happy for all of you! Both positive and negative experiences highlight the fact that we are not alone in this and that recovery isn’t too far away either. Seems like we don’t have a choice but to keep reminding ourselves that this too shall pass. I’ll be back with an update after my second shot tmr. Let’s hope for the best!


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Posted by: @kris

@anna It seems as though it has taken forever, but the tinnitus APPEARS to have dissipated. That took 5 months & the dizziness is about 90 percent gone & took 6 months. I didn’t take supplements or meds. I waited it out. I did have the second shot, one month after the first one. My symptoms didn’t get worse. I am still trying to convince my dr. that this was a direct result of the vaccine in a hope that she will exempt me from a booster if it is recommended. Either way, I won’t subject myself to it. 

Thank you so much for the update Kris...this is exactly what I am many others on the site need to hear...


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Mary P
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I recently had a friend  who had these side effects after covid shot and I researched this forum about a month ago. Well my friend has finally gotten a diagnosis to her side effect since vaccine it is called POTS it is a vascular disease that can be caused by vaccination. Talk to your doctors and see if this can help you all hope it does.  There is no cure but there are exercises and ways to control the severity of it. Best of luck to all


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@ichi I didn’t give up coffee either.


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