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Robert Roberts
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I still have vertigo and issues with balance.  I have glaucoma and have to use eye drops a few times each day. Gone are the days when I would lie on my back in bed and instil the drops. Lying on back now sets off the vertigo! So now I hold my head at some sort angle an try to instil the drops. Result lots of wasted drops, splashes on face and clothes. Worry that results of vaccine also might affect my eyesight due to inability to do the drops properly. What a mess.


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alcha123
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Hey everyone. Reading everyone's experiences really really has me concerned now about getting the vaccines. I deal with a lot of headaches, dizziness, and nausea in general, so I was really concerned that they could potentially make them worse. I haven't gotten the vaccine yet, but finally convinced myself to just go ahead and do it as soon as an appointment opens up. I thought I was just being paranoid, but I came across this forum, and apparently, it is happening to people. Now I really don't know what to do. 

Is there a way to take a poll or figure out how many people in this thread have experienced dizziness and other symptoms, who has improved, and who hasn't? It's kind of hard to keep track with 66 pages worth of comments.  


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Chris
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I was diagnosed with covid on 01/07/21. I received my first Pfizer vaccine on 03/29/21.

03/29-felt a little more tired than usual and sleepy.

03/30-went to work, work 10 hour shifts on my feet, felt somewhat unwell, feverish feeling without no fever, eye sensitivity, and sluggish. Around 1800 had a low grade fever of 100.6, took tylenol and felt better. 

03/31- woke up around 0600, once I opened my eyes the whole room was spinning rapidly but at the same time slow, I had a few more episodes of vertigo and was able to get up just to vomit. Felt dizzy throughout the day and as if I was going to pass out.

 

04/01- continued with dizziness this time it was even in my sleep when I was adjusting positions, dizziness did not seem as severe as yesterday. Stayed in bed all day but continued drinking plenty of fluids with electrolytes. Around 1800 the dizziness came back and I called my pcp and they informed me to go to ED since I was having continued dizziness and headaches on and off. ED doc said ekg and labs are normal. She was not sure if it was due to vaccine since there is not enough evidence. Was dx with vertigo and sent home with meclizine(have not used). 

04/02-dizziness has improved but still continue feeling light headed and have head pressure (best descriptions is sinus pressure without any mucous). Stayed in bed all day and continued drinking plenty of fluids and electrolytes. 

04/03- was able to get up today and go to a few stores. Before heading to the stores I did try the Epley maneuver, which I am not sure if it helped. My walking balance felt off(as if you had new prescription glasses and you seem to be adjusting) and my head still had some pressure. I got home and noticed that I am feeling a little more dizzy, but today I did not drink much water.

 

I am not sure how long this feeling of light headed/dizziness will last, but I hope it goes away soon. I have seen multiple comments that vitamin c and steroids have improved symptoms. I will try vitamin c tomorrow and will update this post with the outcome. 


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Sassafras
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@annasegreto hi Anna, I've been laying low the past handful of days, but I've been continuing to read posts here daily. What I notice is that every day new people are sharing similar accounts. I'm glad Google shares this link!

Welcome to everyone, but so sorry we have need to be here!

This is my one month anniversary of my 1st Moderna vaccine. Although I have days that I'm very dizzy and have other related issues, I also have better days. I rarely go into full vertigo now, but I'm pretty careful to move slowly and slower yet if my dizziness accelerates. I have had swollen lymph nodes only in my neck, more on the side I got my vaccine. On Thurs. the tech that did an ultrasound on my neck said she didn't see anything, so I imagine this too is due to vaccine reaction. I like to know the "why" about things and this is the best information I've seen about Covid vaccine side effects, written by a doctor on a site for professionals:

"I am in my 11th week of illness from the vaccine now and have ongoing paresthesias. I had a consult with the neurology department at the NIH. They are seeing many people with similar reactions and believe it is similar to what the long haul Covid patients have. They believe the vaccine can cause a sensory polyneuropathy. The antibodies produced to the covid spike protein triggered by the vaccine cross- react with antigens on nerve cells and cause a neuropathy. They believe I will recover slowly and it may take months or a year. This is the first explanation I have had and validation that this is a known complication of the vaccines."

So, I'm trying to be patient with this process and hope to get set up for vestibular rehab therapy sometime soon.


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Sassafras
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Posted by: @miriama

@thenystagmus I had several cold sores after each shot.

Thanks for your reply. The weird feelings that I've had with my lower eyelid and face - in front of my ear, cheekbone, and forehead remind me of the feeling that I've gotten with cold sores before - tingling, burning, stabs of pain, aching but then no breaking out in sores. The area on my nose got called cellulitis and cleared up rapidly with a Bactroban prescription, so I was relieved that it probably wasn't a shingles outbreak. I'm a month past my Moderna vaccine now and it's been a few days since I've noticed having those weird sensations. But I don't know if they're gone for good because most of my symptoms have come and gone repeatedly, with no discernable rhyme or reason. Kinda crazy! Good thing we're here where we can hear that we're not the only one to be going through these unusual things!


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purple_haze
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Following up - my vertigo is nearly gone after 8 days. 

I did this: 

  • slept a lot
  • vitamin c, fish oil daily 
  • waited it out

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Sassafras
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Posted by: @alcha123

Hey everyone. Reading everyone's experiences really really has me concerned now about getting the vaccines. I deal with a lot of headaches, dizziness, and nausea in general, so I was really concerned that they could potentially make them worse. I haven't gotten the vaccine yet, but finally convinced myself to just go ahead and do it as soon as an appointment opens up. I thought I was just being paranoid, but I came across this forum, and apparently, it is happening to people. Now I really don't know what to do. 

Is there a way to take a poll or figure out how many people in this thread have experienced dizziness and other symptoms, who has improved, and who hasn't? It's kind of hard to keep track with 66 pages worth of comments.  

Welcome! I don't know that there's a way for what you suggest to take place...

It seems that most people that are posting here got here through an internet search for Covid vaccine and dizziness. Some never had these issues before having the vaccine, others have had their prior issues worsen. Some have had their issues resolve quickly, others are still having them after many weeks. And we're all muddling through...what to do...

So, welcome...I hope you find your answers as you go along and can be helped in that by being here!


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Sassafras
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This is the link to the quote I posted a little earlier:

 
I think the author of that quote posted on this site a while back, but I can't remember for sure.

Since this site is limited to medical professionals, they use a lot of medical vocabulary ...which is a shortcut for them but means you may have to do some research to figure out what they're talking about if you don't have their medical vocabulary up yer sleeve ; )


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Shirl
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I have been feeling lightheaded after covud vaccine for almost 6 weeks. How long can this last? Is it permanent.  All my blood work is normal.


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Mike P
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Hello all. Like many others, I am so happy found this forum. 

I got my first Pfizer shot on March 15th. I started feeling nonstop lightheaded, tension like feeling on the sides of my head 2 weeks later. I can still work and walk around currently, as I can’t describe it specifically as dizziness. Also have neck tension. When I look up symptoms almost seems like a tension headache. Is this what you are all experiencing ? I want to make sure this isn’t just related to stress.

 

I have had anxiety, but I have never have had a something like this for a week straight.

 

THANK YOU ALL for sharing your feedback and stories.

 

currently not going to get the second shot


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Libbys
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@scoria, I get the impression it varies by individual. I am six weeks out with dizziness. I started acupuncture last week, and it seems to have helped with the tinnitus already (which was a more recent symptom). The doctor told me he has seen many cases of the vestibular nerve being inflamed. He told me I would start to feel better after 2 to 3 treatments.  Hoping others give acupuncture a try.


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Tabby
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@thenystagmus

Thanks for this link. Dr Danice Hertz posted on Feb 25, 2021 and Mar 8, 2021 outlining his side effects after the covid vaccine. Interesting to see so many professionals with different opinions. It seems you have to have these horrid symptoms yourself before believing they exist.


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Tabby
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@dunkz

I don't think I'll be having mine either!


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dragonlover
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Posted by: @tabby

@thenystagmus

Thanks for this link. Dr Danice Hertz posted on Feb 25, 2021 and Mar 8, 2021 outlining his side effects after the covid vaccine. Interesting to see so many professionals with different opinions. It seems you have to have these horrid symptoms yourself before believing they exist.

I have told a number of people about what I've been reading here.  I gave some of them the link so they could read it for themselves.  They aren't people in the health care field, but most of them don't take any of this seriously.  They seen to think that it is "coincidental" or being greatly exaggerated.  It didn't happen to them or to anyone they know so they are denying that it is real.

I think that once medical professionals start seeing large numbers of people presenting with these side effects, their thinking will change.


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Tabby
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@isismadec

Yes I hope so too. 


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