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Posted by: @mom-4

I was diagnosed with Covid June 24th. After 2-3 weeks I was starting to feel better, but then this constant dizziness, not vertigo, came on me and hasn’t left. It’s been 2 1/2 weeks, but seems like an eternity.  I have been to my primary care dr, and he says it is inner ear issues and it will leave with time. It’s so hard to take care of my kids with this issue. I’m assuming it is possible inflammation from Covid? The room doesn’t spin, and this feeling gets better when I’m sitting. When I get up moving around, my head just feels full and swimmy. Sometimes I feel like I’m swaying when I’m not. I did have a small bout of nystagmus, but that is better. I just feel off! I need relief. The doc said give it a couple more weeks, and then he will send me to an ENT. He didn’t do any scans, but was positive it was an inner ear issue. Like if I’m doing laundry and getting clothes out of the dryer and turning back and forth, I just can’t stand it. My head feels woozy, and I have to sit down and let things “settle.” 
Any ideas what this could be, or anyone else gone through this? It’s making my anxiety really bad. 

I completely understand. How are you now?

I hope and pray your better and that I too will be soon.

Thank you for sharing.

I have felt like I'm going crazy and the only person going through this.


   
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Posted by: @mom-4

I was diagnosed with Covid June 24th. After 2-3 weeks I was starting to feel better, but then this constant dizziness, not vertigo, came on me and hasn’t left. It’s been 2 1/2 weeks, but seems like an eternity.  I have been to my primary care dr, and he says it is inner ear issues and it will leave with time. It’s so hard to take care of my kids with this issue. I’m assuming it is possible inflammation from Covid? The room doesn’t spin, and this feeling gets better when I’m sitting. When I get up moving around, my head just feels full and swimmy. Sometimes I feel like I’m swaying when I’m not. I did have a small bout of nystagmus, but that is better. I just feel off! I need relief. The doc said give it a couple more weeks, and then he will send me to an ENT. He didn’t do any scans, but was positive it was an inner ear issue. Like if I’m doing laundry and getting clothes out of the dryer and turning back and forth, I just can’t stand it. My head feels woozy, and I have to sit down and let things “settle.” 
Any ideas what this could be, or anyone else gone through this? It’s making my anxiety really bad. 

I fainted or something-still not sure what exactly happened one week, the following week I tested positive for covid.

It has been horrible since.I have had trouble understanding how and why this all has happened. 

Although, I am so thankful I did not have to be placed on a ventilator, etc it's been very confusing.

The inability to do things on my own, short of breath, weakness and anxiety has been the worst.

I didn't have dizziness during covid. It along with brain fog, leg weakness and feelings of fainting started when I began to recover from covid as did chest pain and nausea.

I can walk a short distance and suddenly I want to yell for help because I feel as if something horrible is about to happen.

Today was the first day I stepped into a store after covid.

Not only was it difficult to wear a mask and breathe but I began to cry when I felt those feelings again.

I pray I get over this soon and that all who are suffering with all of this and covid may feel better and live the life we ought to soon. 


   
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@dizzyfromcovid, curious how you are doing now? What did your echo and 24 hour holter monitor results show? I've had similar issues with dizziness and just a feeling of being unstable.  CT was good, Carotid artery ultrasound was good, awaiting results of 48 hour holter monitor device.  


   
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@cheridoerhotmail-com  i feel pressure in my head after 2nd vaccine of Pfizer. No headache, just pressure. No other symptoms.  So afraid of cerebral thrombrosis


   
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I’m a female in my 20’s, also suffered from this post covid dizziness and weird feeling. It really is terrible and nothing was helping. I read a lot of articles on doing acupuncture and so far I’ve done 2 sessions and I swear it is helping and the only thing that has worked. I woke up everyday crying in misery that I was still feeling dizzy almost 2 weeks after I got covid and it wasn’t going away… There is research mostly outside of the US that it helps. It’s true… I couldn’t be more happy I chose the acupuncture route. Please give it a try people! It doesn’t hurt. 


   
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@philipb5969 all testings came back normal. Since my post I have Had another brain MRI AND IAC with and without contract. That focused more on the ear to make sure nothing was wrong with the blood vessels in the ear. It came back normal. So I’m now doing vestibular physical therapy (balance therapy) for 6 weeks 3x a week. The PT said I have Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction in my right ear which is caused from inflammation from a viral or bacterial infection. I had a sinus infection before I got Dizzy. So my dr have me Kenalog injection (a steroid shot) to help with the inflammation. That was 5 days ago and I am way more dizzy now then I ever have been, as one of the side effects is dizziness. Dr said it will take a week or so to feel effects from it but between the steroid shot and PT I should start to feel better. We shall see, so far I feel nothing from PT but I do need to give it time. Will update soon! 

 


   
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@mdjr I've had vertigo and dizziness, swimming head, balance problems, etc. But I'm booked for an acupuncture treatment next month.

 

I've had this horror (among other things) for 7 months straight, no breaks, have been getting weird headaches now, too, for the past few weeks. I need this over!!

 

Hoping all find resolution soon


   
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Posted by: @bexx81
Posted by: @mom-4

I was diagnosed with Covid June 24th. After 2-3 weeks I was starting to feel better, but then this constant dizziness, not vertigo, came on me and hasn’t left. It’s been 2 1/2 weeks, but seems like an eternity.  I have been to my primary care dr, and he says it is inner ear issues and it will leave with time. It’s so hard to take care of my kids with this issue. I’m assuming it is possible inflammation from Covid? The room doesn’t spin, and this feeling gets better when I’m sitting. When I get up moving around, my head just feels full and swimmy. Sometimes I feel like I’m swaying when I’m not. I did have a small bout of nystagmus, but that is better. I just feel off! I need relief. The doc said give it a couple more weeks, and then he will send me to an ENT. He didn’t do any scans, but was positive it was an inner ear issue. Like if I’m doing laundry and getting clothes out of the dryer and turning back and forth, I just can’t stand it. My head feels woozy, and I have to sit down and let things “settle.” 
Any ideas what this could be, or anyone else gone through this? It’s making my anxiety really bad. 

 

Omg! I am experiencing the same thing. It is very scary to me, while I'm doing my normal activities all of a sudden I get this dizzy feeling and I have to literally talk to myself saying you're going to be ok. When I lie down it feels better but when I try to sleep my anxiety starts because I think if I fall asleep I won't wake up. I have been to the ER 2 times and they take multiple test and tell me I'm ok and send me home. I start thinking it's a aneurysm, or abscess because the only things that wasn't checked was my teeth and head. It is keeping me up at night and making my anxiety really bad,  I never had anxiety before COVID ugh!!!! 


   
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Hello all, it’s been two months since I’ve posted. Sadly no luck with this lightheadedness floaty feelings. I continue to walk my 3 to 5 miles daily. And sometimes it’s a really bad struggle. My anxiety has hit a new high. I’m seeing a neurologist 2nd week of April. Hoping maybe I’ll get an answer to this madness or at least pointed in the right direction for some much needed recovery!  It’s so scary feeling so helpless and alone dealing with this stuff. I’m always saying to myself it’s alright. Never have I felt anything this scary and debilitating. To put this mildly...THIS SUX. And I hope all of you are hanging in there through these personal struggles without any real answers as of yet. But we have one thing and that thing is HOPE. And that’s a start. We will figure this out. When I cannot say. Try to remain positive as much as possible. Godspeed to all. 


   
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@bmill, that weird feeling is giving me anxiety the most. I hate it. It makes me angry because I can’t stop it from happening to me. Wishing you Good luck with this situation we’ve found ourselves in. 


   
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To those of you with chronic dizziness that doesn't seem to go away accompanied by noise sensitivity, random anxiety, light headed "floaty" feeling vision issues, neck and back aches, hyperacusis among other symptoms. Move your eyes around in a quiet environment to see if you can hear them. The reason I bring this up is because I am a long time member of a group with a condition called Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome. For some reason there has been an influx of new diagnosis of this condition since the Covid outbreak, most people have this condition and they are asymptomatic/or have other strange symptoms and are either never properly diagnosed or given the wrong diagnosis all along which for some reason is brought to light and symptoms develop post-Covid. Just a heads up if you have tried everything else and are still symptomatic with specific symptoms. Normal CT scans and MRIs will not show this, it requires a specific fine cut CT scan (mostly done by a neurotologist) to properly diagnose.


   
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I received my 3d dose of Moderna in early January, 2 days after getting a full dose ( immune compromise ) I woke up and thought I was going to die. I had a sharp stabbing pain in my head, when I tried to get up the room was spinning so bad I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital I had to lay in bed and lay still until it subsided enough to get up since then I have been going to the doctor regularly trying to figure out what's wrong my Blood Pressure also went through the roof I suffer alot from this vertigo and dizziness..Nausea and headaches I have been living off gravel I have more bad days than good...I wish I could find something to take to feel better .. .I am tired of this 


   
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@mchratliff I’m not so sure. I had my ct re read twice they did fine scans as well I was thinking the superior canal dehiscence…but I started on Flonase and it helped with my hearing sensitivity…I’m in my second day…how’s your hearing sensitivity is it still present? I think mine is caused by the vaccine  


   
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Hi @mrsdizzymoderna 

I am new here, how are you now, is the vertigo gone for you.

My mom 68, is having exactly the same issues like you mentioned. She is feeling so miserable.

She started having dizziness and high BP after getting booster shot covishield in Jan30th 2022 , she is in India. She went to Cardiologist,neuologist all tests came negative.

She takes BP and dizziness medicines  in the morning and night but nothing seems to work, now her BP is like 139/80 but still have lot of dizziness.

We are so worried about her condition. She was a very active person and now after the covid booster her life has changed.

Can you please share the medication name you took for dizziness?

 

Any information will be helpful.

Thanks,

Riya


   
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I have had this for the last 14 months. It started 8 weeks after I got over a very mild covid. Woozy, lightheaded, not spinning. It feels like a mild meningitis, there are also mild neck ache type symptoms sometimes. As well, some strange feelings in my head that aren't painful, but VERY hard to describe. Buzzy, or electrically weird. That's not even that accurate. Being motionless helps, moving around, turning my head or body or bending down and then back up really exacerbates it. Sometimes my balance seems off, like I'm falling backward but I don't ever actually fall. No brain fog at all, no cognitive nor mentation issues. My thinking is spot on. No POTS. There is also a tinnitus that gets better and worse, all these symptoms get better and worse. A few times it totally resolved, but then came roaring back. Sometimes it feels like I will fall into a coma at any moment. I also get on and off spells of palpitations/ PVC's, and when they happen they are terrifying. I'm quite certain that I will drop dead in an instant. But then they slack off. On more than one occasion I asked God to take me. Sometimes reading and scrolling cause a weird headed feeling, sometimes not. It's horribly frustrating because it won't quit. Sometimes I can't drive nor work, but usually I just push ahead and go. Social gatherings can be very challenging because I'm afraid I will pass out or drop dead so I only go out now and then. My sense is that it is a mild autoimmune meningitis/ encephalitis/ labrynthitis. I'm right on the edge of depression but refuse to succumb. It's phenomenally disheartening and if I let it, it could be disabling. Being woozy and lightheaded for 14 months is no bueno! As a Christian I place my faith in God that there is a purpose to this. That does not obviate the sheer misery of it. I no longer golf, fish, fly, ride my bike, take any alcohol, travel, I'm a mere shell of my former self. It's horrible. But every day I wake up and hope that today is the day that God will restore me...


   
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