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@sandram  My wife had the 1st pfizer shot yesterday and she has reacted like you did. She's in bed now. Hope you are feeling better by now. How long did it last for you?

 


   
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@thenystagmus thank you, I did find the other thread. 


   
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@adriana thank you for responding and I completely understand.


   
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@avrilta will do, so far I am on day 5 of the second shot of Pfizer. Minor dizziness, some vision issues and so far no episodes of vertigo. I am very cautious with my movements. Vertigo symptoms occurred 10 days post my first shot but hopeful I will not get worse. Will continue to post any meaningful updates 

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I read almost all the posts last week and I wanted to thank all who contributed their experiences. . I had my J&J shot yesterday and because of the many contributions I prepped myself with the diet I’ve tinkered with when I am in trouble. I have Menieres and Vestibular Migraines. I also took the supplement suggestions to heart but used an all in one product that seems to help me when I feel a cold coming on, along with my regular supplements of magnesium, B2 and zinc. And I exercised as much as I could the prior week up to the day before my shot.

I hope this alleviates some of the abuse my body will take from getting the shot. Time will tell. But I am grateful for this forum. If nothing else I feel better informed, not alone and I was kind of able to prepare myself to be less imposed by inflammation by avoiding salt, sugar, electronic devices, and stress (my four main triggers) in the last week. I hope it helps that I recently came off a 30 day keto diet.

I wish everyone solid days of good health and sustained wellness.....Sal

 


   
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Relieving to know I am not alone in my symptoms. I received the J&J on March 12th. Within 12 hours had fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting. Started to feel better when I woke up the next day and just assumed it was a standard immune response. Fast forward to a few nights later and I fell out of bed getting up in the middle of the night. Since then I have had awful dizziness, tinnitus (which I've never had), headaches, eye issues (trouble focusing my eyes) and odd tingling in my scalp. The dizziness isn't full vertigo and spinning out but more a feeling like I am moving and not myself. Been to three doctors and no one can offer much help beyond rest and ibuprofen. I saw an ENT and based on my hearing test he suggested I may have labrynthitis. I started on a steriod pack today, but this has been going on for more than 2 weeks now. I'm hopeful to find some relief soon. Has anyone had any success with anything? I had zero symptoms prior to the vaccine so I have to believe at this point that it's the cause. 


   
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My lightheadedness is starting to get better I believe. I have had it for 5 days now. I. Just want to throw this out there.

Last year about this time my wife,myself and two girls got sick. Went the doctors and came back negative for the flu. They didn't have the covid test yet. Anyways, I never go really sick or anything. A week later I started to get lighthead, vertigo, chills, rapid thinking, inability to focus, couldn't sleep literally for a week I had severe anxiety. I thought I was losing my mind. Just about went to the mental hospital. Never in my life have I experienced anything like this. About 2 weeks before all this I had shingles. Doctor prescribed me gabapentin. I looked it up and the use that for anxiety. So I started to take that. It actually helped. Went to the doctors, 2 ent's , neurologist and no one had answers. I put up with all of this for months. Finally it all went away last December. What a relief. Got the moderna shot 11 days ago. Arm hurt bad for 5 days, as soon as the pain went away, guess what, started to get lightheaded just like last year. But not to the degree I had it before. Maybe about 20%. Kind of stressed about it ,but now is letting up a little. So the point is, I believe I had covid last year, went through hell for months. Got over it and then got the shot. My immune system attacked it causing this lightheadedness and hopefully be completely over it before long. But it actually made me feel good to know that it was covid and not me losing my mind. What a relief. Anyways, no way am I going to get the second shot. I can expand on how I felt if anyone wants to know .

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I just found this forum and wish I had several weeks ago. 

After my first Moderna shot in January, I too experienced Covid arm but it was not a big problem for me. Then WHAM!! My second shot on Feb 24th threw me under the bus. I woke up the morning after in so much pain from a huge migraine that I could barely get out of bed. Did manage to make it to my kitchen but passed out and woke up on the floor, hitting my head somewhat hard. Spent that day and the next in bed. Vomiting, painful migraine, and so dizzy plus the usual chills, aches and mild fever that are common side effects. Now, more than a month later I am still experiencing the dreadful dizziness. I have almost blacked out more than once. I had been thinking that I have a concussion from the fall but then I found this forum and realize that it is certainly a side effect. I have a history of migraines and also allergies but am very healthy and take no medications. Seems like seeing a Dr will provide no results. 

I saw another post regarding passing out so I wanted to document my experience as well. I do not seem to be getting any better and in fact, on some days, feel worse. Here is hoping we all feel better soon!!!!


   
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Today I had an allergist administer a PEG test due to vertigo a few weeks ago and underlying dizziness from my first Pfizer vaccine.   I didn’t have any reaction to PEG and still do not have any answers on the bloated head, dizziness and earlier vertigo.  The allergist read an article that your immune system continues to build antibodies and the ideal time may be 3 months from the first dose of vaccine to receive the second.  I decided to wait on my second dose until we know more given that the CDC recently confirmed the 80 percent protection after the first dose.  I am thankful to check the box that I’m not allergic to PEG however there may still be some PEG interaction that’s causing delayed, long term side effects.  Woman may be having more reactions to PEG since it’s an ingredient in many cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.  Will keep you posted if I learn anything more.  Take care


   
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Has anyone gotten hot flashes as a side effect!


   
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What is everyone doing for headaches? I’m almost 2 weeks out from my 1st Pfizer shot. As an UPDATE, my disequilibrium seems to be getting better, but not my headaches. They almost feel like allergy headaches. Sides of my head, around my eyes. 


   
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Thank you for sharing this information. I received my first dose of Pfizer this past Friday and was hit with extreme dizziness two hours after. I took a nap and it seemed to subside. Woke up this morning and was extremely dizzy for four hours. I’ve spoken with my doctor to see if it’s okay to get the second and she said yes. I’ve been so torn on what to do. I want full protection but I’m terrified of the second time around being much worse. 


   
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@debcan This may seem simplistic and not offering much help but....

My best guess is that the majority of us have had an inflammatory response to the vaccine that is affecting our inner ear and causing our vertigo. Over time a lot of us have had the vertigo resolve, in my case 3 weeks. I noticed improvement when I took Ibuprofen because it decreased my inflammation. For Ibuprofen to work well you need to take enough of it on a consistent basis because it has a cumulative effect. I would suggest taking 800 mg(which is equal to one Motrin ) every 6 hours with food if possible to reduce stomach upset. I would do this for a number of days and see if you have any improvement. Others on this sight have reported that vitamin C has helped and I would suggest 1000mg daily. Good luck! 


   
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@michaelk

Thank you for your advice and explanation. I think you are right. 
i did take ibuprofen but not 800 mg. My vertigo seems to be over, just light dizziness sometimes but my tinnitus is there and today is very loud. Its been a challenge for me since the 16 of February. 


   
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