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Winter
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I got my first dose of Moderna on Thu 3/25. Two weeks later on 4/8, I was sitting down and got light headed, felt faint, and slightly nauseous. I laid down and these feelings seemed to pass after 30 min.

Later that day I started to feel a strange feeling in my head that is hard to describe. It is a combination of light headedness, slight dizziness, and general head fog. These symptoms have persisted for 7 days now. They were mild to start and have gotten increasingly worse the last 2 days. The symptoms make it hard or impossible to focus on work depending on the severity at the time. I feel these symptoms whether I am sitting down or moving around, although it seems to be most pronounced when I am moving. 

Today was the first day that I had to call in sick to work. I have met with a healthcare professional over video call and they didn’t have much to say other than it didn’t sound serious and they were not sure what was causing it. They said it was unlikely to be from the vaccine but also possible as it would have messed with my immune system. They expected symptoms to fade with time. 

I am a 30 year old man, otherwise in good health with no pre-existing conditions. I am a knowledge worker and am nervous about my ability to do my job, especially if this persists for months as some have described on this forum. I have reported my symptoms through VAERS.


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dragonlover
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Posted by: @thenystagmus
Posted by: @isismadec

... I'm just grateful to have seen this forum before I blindly just got the shot.

Disabling, life-changing side effects are NOT an acceptable risk.

I think I remember that you have a pre-existing condition which prompted you to research possible dizziness, etc associated with COVID-19 vaccination ...many others that ended up in this forum had no previous history of these types of symptoms. And without this association being shared in lists of expected side effects - we're not forewarned or informed when these adverse responses develop, nor are our medical professionals. Thus, this mess we're muddling through! This forum is helpful, both for those affected with these effects and for those sorting through their risks. There are probably many more benefitting than register and share their stories and I too am very grateful for it!

You have a good memory.  Yeah, that's me.  I have Meniere's.

My husband also backed out of getting the vaccine after he found out that these side effects were even affecting those without preexisting issues.

We were both eager to be vaccinated until we learned about this.  We wonder what else about this vaccine is being kept from the public.

 

 


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Most interesting to read about those who say the dizziness, etc. seems to have subsided after 2 months post-injection. Hope I'm one of them. I'm now 5 weeks post-2nd moderna and still having the same unusually strong vertigo, lightheadedness, etc. I've been on two different steroids prescribed by my ENT. He was hopeful that the last one - Medrol - would have taken care of things but unfortunately it didn't so I go back to him Monday. I have not reported anything to VAERS as of yet, thinking that with my having pre-existing vestibular issues it could be construed as a rather weak and unfounded connection to the vaccine. I haven't checked in for awhile so have quite a few pages to catch up on but did focus on some of the replies saying that things got better after 2 months. 


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Posted by: @claire0125

 

Has anyone done anything that improves the rining? 

 

 


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I have tinnitus constantly as a result of my meniere's and so hear a screeching high pitch 24/7 for the past 5 years and likely forever more. The only thing I've found that sort of helps is the tinnitus masking signal on my hearing aids. After awhile the brain learns to basically ignore the tinnitus pitch. If I think about it, I can hear it immediately but otherwise I've learned to pretty much tune it out. So in regards to your question (though I think you aimed it mostly at people with no prior tinnitus until maybe acquring it after the 1st shot) - I went into both moderna shots obviously knowing I had menieres. IF the current symptoms would prove to be permanent and IF there is truly something about the vaccine that triggered these symptoms, very honestly I think I would take my chances with covid rather than always wondering if I'm going to fall over the next time I stand up after kneeling down or how much the room will be spinning every time I turn over at night in bed and wake up from such weird sensations. 


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Thelma
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@krmizrachgmail-comBecause my health insurance was not good enough for him


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Thelma
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@three4rd

after my first visit , i had a moment that tinnitus seemed to disappeared  , but soon it came . back. After intense head and neck massage my tinnitus changed the tone, it became lower and more tolerable. Now it is high again. I am taking 6 days steroid but do not hame much believes in it.


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Sassafras
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Posted by: @isismadec

 

...Yeah, that's me.  I have Meniere's.

 

My husband also backed out of getting the vaccine after he found out that these side effects were even affecting those without preexisting issues.

 

We were both eager to be vaccinated until we learned about this.  We wonder what else about this vaccine is being kept from the public.

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 Thanks for your reply, dragonlover!

 

 I only had one evening of gosh-awful vertigo 6 months before I got the vaccine and, of course, had no idea I was risking having it return. If I had thought there could be side effects beyond a few days, I would have looked into donating blood, which would have given me results showing whether I had Covid-19 antibodies or not, which if I did I wouldn't have wanted to get vaccinated. I almost did that, but decided I didn't want to risk the exposure I'd get at the blood donation center. I've been really careful this last year to try to reduce my risks. So, I was really disappointed that choosing to go ahead with getting my 1st vaccination put me on this crazy journey.

I am relieved that after 6 weeks I've gotten almost back to my pre-vaccine health for a few days now, just some residual lethargy and vestibular weakness that I hope may resolve as I get more active and build back up after being so unusually inactive. ...and I'm sure hoping I don't regress into symptoms once again as I have before. As my nausea has subsided, my appetite has returned. And I'm not constantly asking myself what I was doing and trying to figure out how to do it like I have been doing, to my great dismay! But to go another round with vaccination and potential re-reaction? My risk/benefit assessment results are - No, thank you, (especially considering my "robust" reaction) I believe I'm sufficiently protected.

My mom loved sassafras tea and taught me to like it also (thus my nickname) ...but along with the orange merthiolate my dad used to dab on every one of my scratches and skinned knees, we gave it up when they decided it caused more harm than good. I guess, for me, this vaccinating business falls into that same category.

Best wishes, "Sassafras"


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Sassafras
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Posted by: @thelma

@krmizrachgmail-comBecause my health insurance was not good enough for him

Grrrrrr! That just about sums up how I feel hearing that ...except it makes me feel really sad too.


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tom j.
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@drmili43 Been there done that. I am thinking there is a veil of secrecy about people with such similar side effects and how many people are experiencing those side effects. If I had not stumbled across this site I would have thought I was completely alone. The only one.  Now, I realize I am not. Justifying folks who now have long lasting side effects as serving the "greater good" is a noble ideal only if they are made aware of the risks. That's just my opinion. I have spent money that I don't have for co-pays, Dr. visits, prescriptions and the like. It would have been nice to know the risks and the possible costs in advance.


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Sassafras
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(I think I had it wrong ...not merthiolate, I think it was Mercurochrome that they took off the market when they figured out mercury wasn't good for our bodies. And they changed what was in our glass thermometers, too. I used to have such fun playing with the balls of mercury when one would break!) 😜


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tom j.
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@isismadec If I may mention one thing after the past eight weeks of hell. The "greater good" is only a noble ideal if all parties involved are made aware of the risks. I am so thankful for this forum. I really thought I was the only one.


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tom j.
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@hollyd Thanks so much for remembering.


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Corndog
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  • I received my second moderna vaccination on March 4th. 5 days later I woke up in the middle of the night with severe vertigo. Blood pressure was 195 over 116. Ended up going to the ER and they diagnosed me with bppv. Since then the last 5 weeks have been horrible. Dizziness, blurred vision, blood pressure issues, anxiety attacks, and some numbness in my face at times. Been to the ER four different times. They have done two CT scans, an MRI, eye mapping, and the ENT did a VNG test, as well as several different blood tests. Everything comes back negative. Doctors have tried steroids, anti-anxiety drugs, as well as meclizine for the dizziness. Has anybody had any of these other symptoms as well, if so what have you done that has helped?

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Rraymo11
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@judict have your symptoms improved?


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