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themuffinman
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@twitch sorry for the delayed response.  I was hoping that I’d be able to say 100%, but unfortunately I can’t.  However, I am happy to say that I’ve made some serious improvements, and I’m hovering around 85-90%, some days 95%.  I found a great ENT who  specializes in vestibular issues (Dr. Michael Teixido, if you’re near the DE/PA/NJ area in the states.  He diagnosed me with vestibular migraine.  He put me on clonazepam and propanol.  When I started taking the propanol, I felt immediate relief from the dizziness - like 80% better that day.  I’m sitting in his office now for a follow up as I type this waiting to be called back.

 

I’m still struggling a bit with tiredness, which may be the medication at this point, because it’s not the same fatigue I had several months ago when I couldn’t even lift the garbage out of the garbage pale in my kitchen.  Now I’m doing things around the house and even exercising on and off mildly throughout the week.  And, I went back to work with little issues.  So thankful for that.

I also still have a dull achiness feeling and coldness in my left leg on and off (also may be the meds; I’m weening off Zoloft since you know, every other doctor diagnosed me with anxiety *eye roll*).  Sometimes in my left arm as well.  

Finally, I’m still having spasms all over my body, but much less.  The past few days they made a slight comeback unfortunately, but nothing major.

 

I’ve also thrown a myriad of other things at this, including countless herbs/supplements.  My kitchen closet is its own pharmacy at this point lol.  I’ve consulted a really good herbalist, and I’m a big believer in the niacin/melatonin protocol offered up my Dmitry Kats. Look him up on Facebook.

 

All in all - things are looking up.  Which is great because I’m expecting a baby girl any day now 🙂

 

PM me if you (or anyone else reading this) want to know what supplements/herbs I’ve used and what for. I’ve had spasms, cardiac issues, fatigue, and severe dizziness.  Happy to help.  I’ve stayed away from the forum so I can focus on getting better and not getting scared/anxious by the posts detailing death counts or the possibilities of long term suffering.  Mind over matter.

 

When I do reach 100%, I do plan on putting together an extensive post on my story/journey and everything that I did to get back to my old self (and list everything that did not work for me as well).


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LaraG
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@djmatera this was a great post to read thank you. I've suffered the same symptoms as you and would love to know about supplements. I'm 3 months out and have improved but have relapses and still struggling daily. How far are you post jab now?


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KitKat
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@djmatera Congratulations on your great news. 


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 annb
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Hello,

I think of all of you each day and I pray for a speedy recovery for everyone. This website seems like it could be helpful for those who want to learn or participate in research regarding all these adverse reactions.

https://www.react19.org

 


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Hello everyone,

 

I’ve been following this forum for several hundred pages now (since August). I Didn’t want to get a vaccine but due to my unusual circumstances at work I was backed into a corner on the issue. Some background, I am a mid-30’s male, whose athletic and otherwise has no medical problems besides occasional minor joint pain and mild tinnitus. On 8/23/21 I got my Pfizer #1. I felt informed about the risks, but after what I’ve been through at this point, I really didn’t understand what I was signing up for. I Wont be taking anymore of these shots that’s for sure. Also, I have never had covid to my knowledge, within the first 3 weeks of my symptoms starting following the vaccine I took 3 different tests 2 rapid and a PCR (all negative) to confirm I had not contracted covid during this time period.

I have had a laundry list of symptoms that have waxed and waned over the past 7 weeks. I will just list them. Brain fog, dizziness, mental and physical fatigue, difficulty concentrating, night sweats, chills, numbness, pins and needles, sensory distortion in my skin (hot feels cold, cold feels hot ect), nausea, abdominal pain, extreme diarrhea at various times, body aches, joint pain, head-aches, new eye floaters, tinnitus increased, random circulation issues super cold hands and feet even when its hot out, phantom itches, random muscle pains like “zaps” or ant bites, muscle spasms/twitches, feeling like my body is vibrating although this mostly happens in my extremities. Of course, I also had the mental side effects of anxiety, depression, and fear which come with a disease from an experimental jab where no one knows what’s going on, why, if it will ever improve, or even what the long-term side effects will be.

Like many of you, my symptoms have changed almost daily, with the dizziness/brain fog, fatigue, paresthesia, and muscle twitches been fairly consistent. They were very consistent and terrible for the first 3 weeks then they started to ease up some and id either wake up and have a couple hours where they were less followed by a bad evening or id be bad in the morning take a long nap and be a little better in the afternoon. There really seemed to be no rhyme or reason for any of this.

I was desperate for answers, I’ve been fortunate enough to finally find a couple of physicians locally who believe my symptoms are from the vaccine. Unfortunately, I apparently know more about the disease than they do. I have a background in medicine and immunology (not a doctor), and when I have been able, I have crawled through the bowels of the interwebs looking for answers. I can’t advise this activity as it considerably elevated my anxiety. I’ve followed and researched a number of theories including Dr. Patterson’s and others and concluded the obvious that no one really knows what is going on with us. After weeks of searching for doctors who would even bother to help me, I finally have some orders for a ton of blood work, including d dimer, testosterone, and auto immune markers, chest X rays, and possibly an MRI if the billing code works. Based on everyone else’s reports though I expect everything to be normal. I strongly suspect whatever the origin of our symptoms is a marker that is not being looked for (like residual spike protein).

What we do know, is whether this is vestibulitis, or any of these other isolated diagnoses, the origin of all of these symptoms looks to be systemic inflammation. Why? Well, there appears to be something about all of us, that did not play well with these vaccines. I am not sure if our immune systems were overwhelmed or if we lack some kind of enzyme to quickly dismantle these toxic spike proteins – whatever it is it appears to be mostly temporary. Although, milage may vary depending on the mechanism, individual history, and severity of the reaction.

As far as a timeline for my symptoms, I would say the first 2-3 weeks were the most intense, with my symptoms diminishing, plateauing, relapsing, then diminishing again in cycle that feels like it will never end. The past several weeks have only been marginally better until two days ago I woke up and just felt better. My fog was almost completely gone, the fatigue was gone, my hands and feet were not tingling, and my dizziness was almost completely gone. There was really no warning for this, I just woke up and felt better. I am right at the 7-week mark. I consider this nothing short of a miracle.

I’ve been taking handfuls of supplements for weeks, adding more as I was able to get them. The full list, is N acetyl L cystine (NAC), aspirin 325mg, quercetin, zinc, vitamin c, vitamin d, lions’ mane, melatonin, loratadine, niacin, alpha lipoic acid with mag/cal, glucosamine/chondroitin, turmeric, a multivitamin, and ibuprofen only for the really bad flareups. It may be a coincidence but I noticed a large improvement in my symptoms several days after I started taking the turmeric, also the Alpha Lipoic Acid with mag/cal had an almost immediate effect on the muscle spams and twitches.  

Ive now had almost 4 whole days of feeling “better”, was able to get out and do some light exercise. I do still have some tingling in my hands and feet particularly at night. I have also had some bowel discomfort although that may be due to the high doses of turmeric/curcumin. I obviously have no idea if this will last, If I will relapse, if I will develop some new terrible symptoms in the future. But I wanted to give back to this community. Outside of my faith in God which has been a considerable comfort, this community has been the only hope I have found regarding our condition. It is hard not to feel depressed, anxious, and even angry. We were all lied to about our risks. Furthermore, the institutions of power have all abandoned us. We are an ethical liability to the medical community, an imposition to the political narrative, and a monetary threat to the pharmaceutical companies. Thankfully, we have each other.

Its hard to say what the full effect of these side effects will be. I suspect some might be permanent. However, the fact that they do seem to generally be improving is a good sign that whatever the problem is may not be some permanent auto immune disfunction or some other terrifying ailment.

My plan is keep taking my supplements, trying to gently ease back into exercise, and eventually ween myself off my supplements and hope I don’t have a relapse! I also intend to see what I can rule out with medical tests. I strongly suggest this if you can as its much more helpful mentally to know what it isnt rather than what It could be. I wont post unless I have something new to add. But I will keep reading your posts. I hope we all recover. I know when you’re in it, it feels like its never going to end- but it will. You can do it, just take it a day at a time. I’m praying for all of you to recover. Thank you again for your posts- its been a tremendous comfort to know I’m not going crazy or alone in this journey.


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themuffinman
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@larag I’m between 4 and 5 months out.  PM me and I can let you know what I’ve been taking.


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Soodle
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@enunez 

Hi, I have the same symptoms as you, Joseph.  The day after my 1st shot, I have what my natural doctor thinks is Costochondritis and it's now been just over 5 weeks ago I took the jab. (Sept 5th/2021)  Just the other day, I experienced a stomach, through the eyes and right to the brain zap.  Didn't know what that was.  I got scared.  Then I got a headache and ever since still have that headache.  When I touch the sore spot on my head, it's where I felt the zap.  Anyone know if it goes away eventually?  Am I going to be ok? 


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gingerj
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@nehru1 

I have been taking probiotics (Align) and they do help...got this tip from a covid long-hauler...


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Opheas
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@larag Hi, I also had terrible stomach issues. I already suffer from anxiety, and always had what I call "nervous stomach". After the vaccine, this was one of the predominant side effects. My anxiety was crazy bad and my stomach was in terrible shape. I do think I went a bit overboard on supplements after my vax tho. I could not tolerate the Vit C and the magnesium really did a number too. I since have stopped all supplements. For my nervous stomach, my doctor recommended a 20mg Prilosec OTC 2x day for a week, then drop to 1x a day, as well as a daily probiotic,  and do this for two weeks to see how my stomach was. It made a huge difference for me. I was worried about dizziness with the Prilosec, but it didn't really impact me that way. Now that my stomach is so much better, I feel the rest is starting to improve. I hope this helps.


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FogDizzShip
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Hi, 

I posted here way back when after developing vertigo, dizziness and tinnitus shortly after my first AZ jab in May this year. I've been on quite the journey since, as I'm sure many others here have. 

I'm returning to share progress and insight from a really great ENT doc, which I hope might be helpful for others in a similar situation to me. 

My symptoms have greatly improved with time but not gone fully. I spent some time back and forth with my GP, who listened and believed my symptoms but was cautious about attributing it to the vaccine. He referred me to an ENT who, thankfully, has provided me with much relief and reassurance. He didn't even flinch when I explained it'd been since my jab, he just nodded and listened! After assessing me he said the diagnosis of either BPPV or vestibular migraine given initially by the GP were both unlikely (with my personal symptoms and history, everyone is different of course) and that the most likely scenario was that, whilst my body was building antibodies after the vaccine, I had some inflammation which upset my vestibular system. He said this can be can happen sometimes after taking medication (all sorts, not just covid vaccines) or after a virus, even just a standard cold and it's completely treatable. He said he expected all my tests (mri, bloods, hearing etc) to come back normal, which they did (as many others here have found). He said that what can happen is that, after the inflammation has gone things go back to normal but, the brain and vestibular system have a kind of miscommunication and the brain needs to relearn how to interpret information from the vestibular system. He's recommended Vestibular Rehab Physiotherapy, which should treat the tinnitus and dizziness. He said it absolutely will resolve with time and rehab.

I personally found it really helpful so hopefully it's of help to others and perhaps something to look into. I remember searching the thread for update / progress stories and not finding a huge amount (admittedly, I've not looked for a while and this thread is enormous now so apologies if similar things have been said!) so wanted to do my bit. 

I can also update that I had my second jab with no issues so will definitely get a booster when it's available.

I hope you find relief soon if you're still suffering. 


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Nehru
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@gingerjones how did the probiotics help for you? 


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dragonlover
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Posted by: @thenystagmus

I've spent a lot of time getting reconciled to having brought this reaction on myself, but I did it in good faith. So I've decided to quit adding to my injury with self-flagellation! And I've simmered down in my feelings towards the powers that provided, and continue to provide it. I even had an interesting dream about it  and wrote a poem expressing my dismay, both of which I shared here. I've come to a negotiated peace with it all. But I do take opportunities to let others know what I've experienced so they have a more balanced view than what's generally available in the news.

The more I read and the more I hear, the angrier I become at the powers that be--for everything--for all their lies, for continuing to push this crap, for failing to acknowledge the horrific side effects, for the mandates,  for everything.


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Soodle
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Posted by: @enunez

1st shot of Pfizer, 37 year old male, experience brain zaps, headaches, some dizziness, arms tingling and numbness, but the worst paid of all is from the middle of chest. Doctor said it was costochondritis. Esophagus seems inflamed also, some shortness of breath. I was healthy and physically active prior to the shot. Did not take the 2nd. I’m going on 8 weeks with all the above symptoms. Some doctors say not vaccine related. One doctor said they experience similar side effects. The symptoms have subsided a little over time, but still struggling with the chest and headaches. Anyone else experience costochodritis?

So, what happened?  Did it go away?  I have the same things.  Costochondritis the day after my first shot and the other day, Brain Zap.  Are you okay now?

 


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Sassafras
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Posted by: @isismadec
Posted by: @thenystagmus

I've spent a lot of time getting reconciled to having brought this reaction on myself, but I did it in good faith. So I've decided to quit adding to my injury with self-flagellation! And I've simmered down in my feelings towards the powers that provided, and continue to provide it. I even had an interesting dream about it  and wrote a poem expressing my dismay, both of which I shared here. I've come to a negotiated peace with it all. But I do take opportunities to let others know what I've experienced so they have a more balanced view than what's generally available in the news.

The more I read and the more I hear, the angrier I become at the powers that be--for everything--for all their lies, for continuing to push this crap, for failing to acknowledge the horrific side effects, for the mandates,  for everything.

Yeah, I've experienced that boiling in my own stewing ...so, part of my "negotiated peace" has become to avoid reading and hearing quite so much in that vein. I can't do that 100%, because it is a pervasive issue these days, but it becomes toxic for me to be too immersed in it. 

Y'know, I can't save all the stranded starfishes drying out on the beach ...but maybe for just one, now and again, I can hope to make a small difference... 😏🙏


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dragonlover
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Posted by: @thenystagmus

Yeah, I've experienced that boiling in my own stewing ...so, part of my "negotiated peace" has become to avoid reading and hearing quite so much in that vein. I can't do that 100%, because it is a pervasive issue these days, but it becomes toxic for me to be too immersed in it. 

 

I avoid as much as I can, but avoiding everything that upsets me is impossible.  I don't watch TV news or read a newspaper.  But I do see the headlines on my Internet feed, I follow this forum, and I do communicate with people who sometimes tell me things.   


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