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Posted by: @dianatt

Hi everyone! I'm so relieved to find this forum and see that I'm not the only one having a complete nightmare after getting the Pfizer vaccine. My symptoms started to appear around 10 weeks post vaccination - I have pretty much all the symptoms mentioned over here including heart palpitations, pain and numbness in legs and arms, horrible insomnia and difficulty staying asleep for more than 1h. I've never felt more lonely, tired and discouraged in my life, I've been to several doctors and even ended up at the ER and all I've been told is that I'm completely fine and need to relax a bit as it's probably all psychological. It's been 3 weeks since I started having the symptoms and it's not getting any better. Hope we will all get past this soon!!

Your symptoms will improve but it is a slow process. It's going to take a few months but you may be able to shorten the duration by switching to an anti inflammatory diet. Taking turmeric, omega 3, pineapple, b vitamins, vit d and c, lots of rest and water. It's definitely not psychological it's very real and very worrying but you have come to the right place. We are all suffering with a Mish mash of side effects from the vaccines so you can reach out to others on here it is a small comfort to know you are not alone.

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I have been on these forums on Veda for several weeks looking for support and answers to why we have these issues post vaccine. I just want to say I am 12 weeks post first and only Pfizer and I haven’t done a dang thing different. I have probably been eating worse because I’m so frustrated. I am 6 months post partum and ironically don’t want to take anything that may harm the baby since I’m breastfeeding. I say ironically because I took the shot but have always been super careful in pregnancy and breastfeeding to not eat or consume anything which may cause issues. This shot was recommended by several organizations in BFing such as ACOG, SMFM, and CDC. Also my child’s provider said it was fine as well as other pharmacists and another pediatrician I know so I took it. I was hesitant and wish I hadn’t taken it. My point is I’m feeling 90% better and I have done nothing different. I quit worrying about it this last week and stayed off of here until yesterday. I’m just writing to say maybe it is time that is the only healer. I have not taken any prescriptions or supplements. 

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I am struggling with muscle pain in my arms. It has been going on for 10 weeks now.
Is there anyone here on the forum where this symptom has disappeared after such a long time?

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@dizzyisnotfun If you decide to try this, please let us know if it helps! 

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Posted by: @jessie

Hi i live in New Zealand, and grateful i found this site, 

I had my first and only physer vacinne on the 30th April. 

Within 2 weeks i felt pins and needles  and numbness in my hand and face all on my right side, 

I had my vacinne on the left. 

It is now 6months later. And my symptoms are worse. 

I have inflammation in my mouth, gums lips,  i have what feels like and looks like, little lumps inside my lips and lumps that arise in and around my mouth. 

My lips are very sore and dry. 

My teeth are aching, due to my gums being inflammed. 


My right hand is very numb Especially my right thumb. Which feels like it is frozen, and tectile sensitivity. It is causing me massive anxiety. and stress, also i am not sleeping well at all

Please any advice or other people experiencing these side effects for this long, any help. Much appreciated 

I am. Really worried. This has gone on for 6 months now



Hope you are better now. You are not alone. Wish you the best 

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So I’ve been planning a zoom group chat and have about 6 people in the group if anyone would like to join we are planning on having a zoom call an evening this week! 
I’m so excited to meet some of you face to face ! 

email me if you’d like to join! 
[email protected] 

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Posted by: @bowie

I am struggling with muscle pain in my arms. It has been going on for 10 weeks now.
Is there anyone here on the forum where this symptom has disappeared after such a long time?

I had almost daily muscle aches in left arm until well after 3 months. I still get it but not as much as in the beginning. Pfizer left arm.

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@courtneymchale2288 can you please add me as well i am emailing you my email address. Thank you for setting this up. 

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@chelsun Hi Chelsun, did you have a lot of floateres and were they always there? As in not the kind that you get with migraines that come and go. And did they fade away gradually or are they still there but you just don't notice them? Sorry about so many questions, but I think this is really awesome news and gives me hope. I am 6 months out since I got them and still no improvement. 

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@medee I wasn’t sweating during palpitations. If I remember well. 

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Posted by: @dizzyisnotfun

I wanted to know if anyone has considered trying LDN (low dose naltrexone) to relieve these horrid symptoms?

Its an immune system modulator and alot of people use it for chronic inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases 

I have 1mg capsules at home from last year. I was going to take them but i fell pregnant so never used. (unfortunately was miscarriage) 

I was tempted to try lastnight but i was scared it may cause bigger issues. 

here are some 60 natural immune system modulators as herbs, plants and food- I use just a few myself, many

here are unknown to me entirely.  I just think it is kinda cool to see how many there are that are not 'drugs' per se.

Nature provides many options, of course seek appropriate medical advice for all forms of medicine you might ingest.

Wormwood, for instance, is !NOT to be used by the inexperienced without advice. But it is an immunomodulator.

below list is from this journal article

Table 1. A brief description of common plant-derived immunomodulators      

Botanical (Family) Ayurvedic/ Common name Part used Chemical constituents Other biological activities
Ocimum sanctum Linn. (Labiateae) Tulasi Entire plant Essential oils such as eugenol, cavacrol, derivatives of ursolic acid, apigenin Carminative, stomachic, antispasmodic, antiasthmatic, hepatoprotective.12, 13, 14, 15
Morus alba Linn. (Moraceae) Brahmdaru Fruits, leaves, bark Flavonoids, anthocyanins Expectorant, hypocholesterolaemic, diuretic.16
Panax ginseng Wall. (Araliaceae) Ninjin Fruits, root Saponins such as ginsenosides, panaxdiol, panaxtriole and oleanolic acid Adaptogenic properties, antiarrhythmic.14, 17
Achillea millefolium C. Koch (Compositae) Yarrow Leaves Flavonoids, alkaloids, polyacetylenes, coumarins, triterpenes Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antipyretic, diuretic.18
Aloe vera Tourn.ex Linn. (Liliaceae) Kumaari Gel from leaves Anthraquinone glycosides Purgative, emmenagogue, emollient, antinflammatory.14, 19, 20, 21
Andrographis paniculata Nees (Acanthaceae) Kaalmegha Leaves Diterpenes Hepatoprotective, antispasmodic, blood purifier, febrifuge.14, 22
Asparagus racemosus Wild. (Liliaceae) Shatavaari Roots Saponins, sitosterols Ulcer healing agent, nervine tonic, anti-gout.15, 23
Murraya koenigii (L) Spreng. (Rutaceae) Surabhini-nimba Leaves Coumarin, carbazole alkaloids, glucoside Antifungal, insecticidal, insecticidal. 14, 24
Couroupita guianensis Aubl. (Lecythidaceae) Nagalinga Fruits, flowers Steroids, flavonoids, phenolics Antifungal.25
Tinospora cordifolia Miers. (Menispermiaceae) Amrita, guduuchii Entire herb Alkaloidal constituents such as berberine, tinosporic acid Hypoglycaemic agent, antipyretic.15, 26
Lagenaria siceraria Mol. (Cucurbitaceae) Katu-tumbi Leaves, fruit Cucurbitacin, beta-glycosidase Purgative, emetic.27
Terminalia arjuna Roxb. (Combretaceae ) Arjuna Leaves, bark Flavonoids, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, tannins Cardiotonic, diuretic, prescribed for hypertension.28
Bauhinia variegata Linn. (Caesalpiniaceae) Kaanchana Roots, bark, buds Flavonoids, beta-sitosterol, lupeol Antifungal, astringent.29
Urena lobata Linn. (Malvaceae) Naagabala Roots, flowers Flavanoids Diuretic, emollient, antispasmodic.30
Gymnema sylvestre R.Br. (Asclepiadaceae) Gurmaar Leaves Sapogenins Antidiabetic, diuretic, antibilious.31
Cordia superba Cham. and C. rufescens A. DC. (Boraginaceae) Shleshmaataka Leaf, fruit, bark Alpha-amyrin Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial.32
Picrorhiza scrophulariiflora Benth. (Scrophulariaceae) Kutki Roots Iridoid glycosides, amphicoside Antioxidant.33
Heracleum persicum Desf. (Apiaceae) Golpar Shurb Flavonoids, furanocoumarins Antimicrobial.34
Cissampelos pareira Linn. (Menispermiaceae) Paatha Roots Hayatine alkaloids Antipyretic, analgesic, antilithic.35
Abutilon indicum linn. (Malvaceae) Atibalaa Whole plant Flavonoids, triterpenoids Diuretic, antibacterial.36
Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. F (Liliaceae) Safed musli Roots Sapogenins Antifungal.37
Alternanthera tenella Colla (Amaranthaceae) Snow Ball Herb Flavonoids, triterpenes Antitumor, anti-inflammatory.38
Ganoderma lucidum (Fr.) P. Karst. (Polyporaceae) Reishi mushroom Whole plant Flavonoids, triterpenes Antioxidant.39
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L. (Oleaceae) Paarijaata Leaf, seeds Iridoid glucosides Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic.40
Actinidia macrosperma C. F. Liang (Actinidiaceae) Actinidia Fruits Alkaloids, saponins Antileprotic.41
Acacia catechu Willd. (Leguminosae) Khadira Leaf Flavonoids, quercetin Hypoglycaemic, astringent.14, 15, 42
Boswellia spp. (Burseraceae) Shallaki Gum resin Triterpenes, ursanes Hypoglycaemic.43
Hibiscus rosa sinensis Linn. (Malvaceae) Japaa Flowers Cyclopropanoids Antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory.44
Cleome gynandra Linn. (Capperdiceae) Tilaparni Leaf, seeds, rots Hexacosanol, kaempferol Anti-inflammatory.44
Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit. (Lamaceae) Tumbaaka Leaf, flowers Lupeol, beta-sitosterol Carminative, antispasmodic.45
Randia dumetorum Lamk. (Rubiaceae) Madana Fruits Saponins, triterpenes Chlorosis, antiarthritic.46
Allium hirtifolium Boiss. (Alliaceae) Persian shallot Herb Thiosulfinates, flavonoids Antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory.47
Citrus natsudaidai Hayata (Rutaceae) Japanese summer grape fruit Fruits Auraptene, flavonoids Antioxidant.48
Acanthopanax sessiliflorus (Rupr. & Maxim.) (Araliaceae) Prickly spine Shoots and roots Biopolymers Lympho-proliferative activity.49
Agelas mauritianus (Porifera) Agelas Sponge Glycolipid (α-galactosylceramide) Phagocytotic activity.50
Aphanothece halophytica (Chroococcales)   Cyanobacterium Exopolysaccharide Inhibits influenza virus.51
Apium graveolens Linn. (Apiaceae) Celery Seeds Leaves, seeds Flavonoids, coumarins Anti-inflammatory.52
Genus Ardisia (Myrsinaceae) Marlberry Shrub, Branches and leaves Peptides, saponins, Isocoumarins, quinones and alkyl phenols Antimetastatic drug, anti-HIV property.53
Genus Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae) Pipevine Leaves Aristolochic acid Antiangiogenic, employed in prostate cancer.54
Artemisia annua Linn. (Compositea) Wormwood Herb Artemisinin Immunosuppressive.55
Genus Aspergillus (Trichocomaceae) Aspergillus Fungus Polyene, triazole Antifungals.56
Botryllus schlosseri (Botryllidae) Botryllus Tunicates Cytokines Antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial and antitumoral.57
Bidens pilosa L. (Asteraceae) Beggar-ticks Flowers, leaves Polyacetylenes Anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, antibacterial and antimalarial.58
Boerhaavia diffusa (Nyctaginaceae) Punarnava Herb Alkaloid Immunostimulatory.59
Bugula neritina L. (Bugulidae) Brown bryozoans Marine invertebrates Macrocyclic lactones Immunomodulator.60
Byrsonima crassa Nied. (Malpighiaceae) Byrsonima Leaves Flavonoids, tannins, terpenes Antimicrobial, antioxidant.61
Calendula Officinalis L. (Asteraceae) Garden Marigold Flowers Polysaccharides, proteins, fatty acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, triterpenoids Antitumor antiviral activity, anti-HIV properties.62
Camellia sinensis L. (Theaceae) Tea Leaves (−)Epigallocatechin gallate, quercetin, gallicacid Anticancer activity, lipid lowering activity, anticataract activity, hepatoprotective and antioxidant.63
Cannabis sativa (Cannabaceae) Common hemp Leaves Cannabinoids Immunomodulatory.64
Carpobrotus edulis L. (Aizoaceae) Fig Marigold Flowers, fruit Alkaloids Immunomodulator.65
Centella asiatica Linn. (Umbelliferae), Brahmi Herb Triterpenoid saponins Immunomodulator.66
Cistanche deserticola (Orobanchaceae) Cistanche Herb Polysaccharide Immunomodulator, mitogenic and comitogenic activities.67
Cliona celata (Clionaidae) Borimg sponge Sponge Clionamide, dehydrodopamine Antibacterial activity.68
Cordyceps militaris L. (Clavicipitaceae) Militaris Fungus Cordycepin, cordyceps acid Anti-inflammatory.69
Crinum latifolium Andr. (Amaryllidaceae) Milk and Wine Lily Herb Alkaloids Immunomodulator.70
Dracocephalum Kotschyi (Lamiaceae) Dragon-Head Herb Essential oil Immunomodulator.71
Echinacea angustifolia (Asteraceae) Cone flower Flowers Polysaccharide Treatment for common cold, immunomodulator.72
Eclipta alba L. (Compositae) Bringraja Leaves Triterpenoid glucoside Anticancer, antileprotic, analgesic, antioxidant, antimyotoxic.73
Euphorbia hirta linn. (Euphorbiaceae) Asthma weed Herb Quercitol, myricitrin, gallic acid Anti-inflammatory activity, sedative and anxiolytic activity.74
Evolvulus alsinoides Linn. (Convolvulaceae) Shankhpushpi Herb Alkaloids Brain tonic.75
Haussknechtia elymatica (Apioideae) Haussknechtia Herb Phenolics Immunomodulator.76
Inonotus obliquus Pers. (Hymenochaetaceae) Chaga Mushroom Mushroom Polysaccharide Antitumor.77
Larrea divaricata DC. (Zygophyllaceae) Creosote Bush Herb Lignans Anti-inflammatory.78
Lycium barbarum Linn. (Solanaceae)   Fruits Polysaccharide-protein complexes Antioxidant.79
Matricaria chamomilla (Rhabdoviridae) Chamomile Flowers Protein Immunomodulator.80
Mollugo verticillata L. (Molluginaceae) Carpetweed Herb Quercetin, triterpenoid glycosides Immunomodulator.81
Moringa oleifera L. (Moringaceae) Sahijan Leaves Vitamin A, B, C, carotenoids, saponins Antioxidant.82
Pestalotiopsis leucothes (Amphisphaeriaceae)   Fungus Terpenes Immunomodulator.83
Piper longum L. (Piperaceae) Pipali Fruits Alkaloids Antioxidant.84
Rhodiola imbricate Gray. (Crassulaceae) Roseroot Rhizomes Phenolics Immunostimulating properties.85
Silybum marianum L. (Asteraceae) Milk Thistle Flowers Flavonoid Antioxidant.86
Salicornia herbacea (Chenopodiaceae) Glasswort Herb Polysaccharides Immunomodulator.87
Viscum album L. (Loranthaceae) Mistletoe Leaves and young twigs, berries Viscotoxins, polyphenols, polysaccharides Antitumoral effect.88
Thuja occidentalis L. (Arborvitae)
Thuja occidentalis L. (Arborvitae) White cedar Leaves Polysaccharides Immunomodulator


Also, Herbal Antivirals book by S. Buhner is a great book to read and reference.  Cheaper at I find.

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Hi everyone, I am on my 10th week post 2nd dose of moderna. Currently my symptoms are:

1. off-balance/equilibrium (but not vertigo/ spinning - more like "room tilting". in the last one month, it has slightly improved I feel)

2. pressure inside head (behind the nose, around my jaw and mouth, inside the ears, this has increased over the last one month)

3. blurry vision

4. pinky finger of my left arm feels number than the rest of my body - sometimes get pins and needles

5. tinnitus

6. clicking/crackling sound inside my head when i move my head a certain way/ or swallow.

7. anxiety/panic (but has reduced compared to last month)


I came across this article. I am wondering if this is what some of us are going through?

Love and prayers

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@saba the floaters was one of the first things that improved. I had a large floater laying on my retina previous from being vaccinated. The eye specialist I saw, said it I would evidently ignore it and no longer see it and indeed I did. 
With the floaters I had with the vaccine, I’m not sure if they went away or if I’m ignoring them.

The specialist also recommended I protect my eyes from sunlight and the blue lights from devices.

I sincerely hope you improve!

Healing energy sent your way.  

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@jessie Hi Jessie. I'm in NZ too. I hope you are feeling better. 

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In December it will be 5 months for me since taking first and only dose of Pfizer. Still have side effects. The lack of sleep doesn’t help. Hoping thing will improve. I’ve read a lot of recovery stories on here which is great and gives hope to vaccine long haulers like myself. 

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