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 Meh
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I understand your frustration. I hope it will get better soon andd hopefully you will benefit from some degree of protection, omicron spreads like wild fire.

My double vaccinated boyfriend got covid on dec 22nd with omicron most likely because he couldn't say no to a stupid Christmas party. He's day 6 and his cough is getting better, he only had a fever on day one and nothing else. Funny thing is that he was scheduled for a booster on 23rd, clearly the whole campaign is late af, there were 2 mil omicron infections during that week.

I keep testing negative but tonight I'm feeling dizzy and nauseated af and I have intense pressure in my ears. It has to be the beginning of my stormy adventure because it's similar to the vaccine reaction. Wish me luck, idk how well my lungs will perform yet again.

Also I got this oral herpes infection coincidentally when he started having symptoms and I have never had herpes in my life nor did he. Apparently covid can cause first infections or reactivation of the virus.Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this as a direct symptom of covid.

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 Dee
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Posted by: @bzzz

I understand your frustration. I hope it will get better soon andd hopefully you will benefit from some degree of protection, omicron spreads like wild fire.

My double vaccinated boyfriend got covid on dec 22nd with omicron most likely because he couldn't say no to a stupid Christmas party. He's day 6 and his cough is getting better, he only had a fever on day one and nothing else. Funny thing is that he was scheduled for a booster on 23rd, clearly the whole campaign is late af, there were 2 mil omicron infections during that week.

I keep testing negative but tonight I'm feeling dizzy and nauseated af and I have intense pressure in my ears. It has to be the beginning of my stormy adventure because it's similar to the vaccine reaction. Wish me luck, idk how well my lungs will perform yet again.

Also I got this oral herpes infection coincidentally when he started having symptoms and I have never had herpes in my life nor did he. Apparently covid can cause first infections or reactivation of the virus.Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this as a direct symptom of covid.

Keeping you in my prayers. I don't know what to say on the symptoms you're experiencing but can only hope it's not from C and that you recover soon and your guy too.

Take care!🤍


   
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 Andy
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Re-posting this here as it seems like the perfect thread for it (great idea whoever started this thread).

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This community has been so helpful to me the last couple of months so thank you to all of you.
I just wanted to add a post about my symptoms and recovery (about 80% in 2 months) in the hope it provides value to others in this forum who may currently be struggling with whatever this is!
This ended up longer than I thought it would be so grab a cup of coffee (no sorry, get water don't get coffee or beer :-).
 
I'm quite fit for my age and run and walk 25 miles per week. No medication and no health issues. No anxiety or mental health issues.
 
I had my first shot back in March 2021 (J&J). I had some mild symptoms for a day (tiredness and headache) but all very standard. On the day I went to get vaccinated J&J was all they had in stock. My personal preference (at that time) was Pfizer.
When the CDC recommended mix and match I decided to go with Pfizer for my second shot in Nov 2021 as it just seemed like it had better results than J&J.
The first day with Pfizer I had similar symptoms to the J&J and all was well for the next few days. On day 6 after the Pfizer shot was when things started going downhill. 
Each symptom detailed below (in order of when they first appeared) would diminish over the weeks and months but sometimes there would be occasional regression:
 
- Involuntary jerks mainly my arms and head and mainly at rest. It was so severe it kept waking me up so my sleep was affected.
- Internal tremor like I was connected to electricity (my whole body but more noticeable in the arms, hands and fingers). Never had this before and doctor (annual physical) felt it was my body's immune response but said it looked like an essential tremor. 
This was constant and still there today but much reduced. This is probably the biggest symptom for me as it feels horrible, just felt jittery all of the time and please don't do Google searches! Remember Google is just a keyword matcher!
- Muscle twitching all over (both sides of the body) especially calfs, thighs, arms, neck. Worse when at rest.
- Muscle fatigue especially calfs and forearms. I would feel weak after a walk or short run which I did not have during the previous symptoms. Felt the need to stretch constantly.
- Painful joints especially knuckles, wrists and hips/back.
- Not sure what's next...hopefully nothing!
 
After 8 weeks from the second shot I feel I'm now about 80% back to normal. Sometimes it regresses a little but the general direction is towards pre-vaccine days (how I miss those days!).
I'm still not exercising like I was before and will start ramping that up again hopefully in the coming days and weeks.
 
Supplements that I feel helped for me:
- A good multivitamin with higher doses of Vitamin B for nervous system
- Magnesium for muscles
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3 for the brain
- Turmeric anti-inflammatory
- Protein shake with blueberries (this really helped me with the muscle fatigue and could feel it all relax after an hour!)
 
Other things to note:
- Recovery varies for everyone, there are just so many variables at play such as times between shots, age, fitness, type of shots, general health etc. Some people have been 12 months and feel like they can't go on and I feel so sad when I read this. 
Please try and stay optimistic, as difficult as it is.
- Google searches can only bring anxiety. Most people with these symptoms have it on both sides of the body which tends to rule out some of the more serious diseases Google search results show (I don't even want to mention them here!).
- Some people say stay away from these forums. That is personal preference, I found them invaluable! Seeing other people with the same symptoms in this community removes anxiety for me.
- Try and stay positive. I'm not fully recovered but the direction is right mostly.
- Keep a score card for your symptoms each week as it's tough to compare from day 1 otherwise.
- I had submitted my symptoms through the official VAERS site and today I got an email from Pfizer asking for more details (which I provided). I choose to take hope from this.
- I likely will not get booster shots going forward, this last couple of months scared me. I've never been an anxious person before and I now know how that feels! I'm still glad we have a vaccine for Covid as a certain percentage of the population needs it, no question!
- On the subject of anxiety, it seems to amplify the symptoms, understandably so. Go for walks, listen to music, meditate, do whatever you need to do to try and stay calm.
- Caffeine and alcohol makes symptoms a little worse I feel.
- It may be the second shot that did it for me and may not be specific to Pfizer i.e. if I had Pfizer then J&J would the results be the same? No idea and will not be repeating this experiment 🙂
- The video from Dr Been was interesting regarding reasons for these symptoms. Also thanks to @tennyson77 who provided a great layman's breakdown on what it means - it helped my understanding!
- I think there are a lot of success stories, not everyone comes back to report them as they get busy with their lives. I'm posting this even though I'm not at 100% just in case I forget to do it later.
 
Anyway enough of my ramblings, hope it helps you if you're just starting out on this journey and thanks again to those that have been going through this before me and took the time to post their experiences.
 
Take care folks.
Andy

   
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 Dee
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Posted by: @andy2022

Re-posting this here as it seems like the perfect thread for it (great idea whoever started this thread).

_____________________

This community has been so helpful to me the last couple of months so thank you to all of you.
I just wanted to add a post about my symptoms and recovery (about 80% in 2 months) in the hope it provides value to others in this forum who may currently be struggling with whatever this is!
This ended up longer than I thought it would be so grab a cup of coffee (no sorry, get water don't get coffee or beer :-).
 
I'm quite fit for my age and run and walk 25 miles per week. No medication and no health issues. No anxiety or mental health issues.
 
I had my first shot back in March 2021 (J&J). I had some mild symptoms for a day (tiredness and headache) but all very standard. On the day I went to get vaccinated J&J was all they had in stock. My personal preference (at that time) was Pfizer.
When the CDC recommended mix and match I decided to go with Pfizer for my second shot in Nov 2021 as it just seemed like it had better results than J&J.
The first day with Pfizer I had similar symptoms to the J&J and all was well for the next few days. On day 6 after the Pfizer shot was when things started going downhill. 
Each symptom detailed below (in order of when they first appeared) would diminish over the weeks and months but sometimes there would be occasional regression:
 
- Involuntary jerks mainly my arms and head and mainly at rest. It was so severe it kept waking me up so my sleep was affected.
- Internal tremor like I was connected to electricity (my whole body but more noticeable in the arms, hands and fingers). Never had this before and doctor (annual physical) felt it was my body's immune response but said it looked like an essential tremor. 
This was constant and still there today but much reduced. This is probably the biggest symptom for me as it feels horrible, just felt jittery all of the time and please don't do Google searches! Remember Google is just a keyword matcher!
- Muscle twitching all over (both sides of the body) especially calfs, thighs, arms, neck. Worse when at rest.
- Muscle fatigue especially calfs and forearms. I would feel weak after a walk or short run which I did not have during the previous symptoms. Felt the need to stretch constantly.
- Painful joints especially knuckles, wrists and hips/back.
- Not sure what's next...hopefully nothing!
 
After 8 weeks from the second shot I feel I'm now about 80% back to normal. Sometimes it regresses a little but the general direction is towards pre-vaccine days (how I miss those days!).
I'm still not exercising like I was before and will start ramping that up again hopefully in the coming days and weeks.
 
Supplements that I feel helped for me:
- A good multivitamin with higher doses of Vitamin B for nervous system
- Magnesium for muscles
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3 for the brain
- Turmeric anti-inflammatory
- Protein shake with blueberries (this really helped me with the muscle fatigue and could feel it all relax after an hour!)
 
Other things to note:
- Recovery varies for everyone, there are just so many variables at play such as times between shots, age, fitness, type of shots, general health etc. Some people have been 12 months and feel like they can't go on and I feel so sad when I read this. 
Please try and stay optimistic, as difficult as it is.
- Google searches can only bring anxiety. Most people with these symptoms have it on both sides of the body which tends to rule out some of the more serious diseases Google search results show (I don't even want to mention them here!).
- Some people say stay away from these forums. That is personal preference, I found them invaluable! Seeing other people with the same symptoms in this community removes anxiety for me.
- Try and stay positive. I'm not fully recovered but the direction is right mostly.
- Keep a score card for your symptoms each week as it's tough to compare from day 1 otherwise.
- I had submitted my symptoms through the official VAERS site and today I got an email from Pfizer asking for more details (which I provided). I choose to take hope from this.
- I likely will not get booster shots going forward, this last couple of months scared me. I've never been an anxious person before and I now know how that feels! I'm still glad we have a vaccine for Covid as a certain percentage of the population needs it, no question!
- On the subject of anxiety, it seems to amplify the symptoms, understandably so. Go for walks, listen to music, meditate, do whatever you need to do to try and stay calm.
- Caffeine and alcohol makes symptoms a little worse I feel.
- It may be the second shot that did it for me and may not be specific to Pfizer i.e. if I had Pfizer then J&J would the results be the same? No idea and will not be repeating this experiment 🙂
- The video from Dr Been was interesting regarding reasons for these symptoms. Also thanks to @tennyson77 who provided a great layman's breakdown on what it means - it helped my understanding!
- I think there are a lot of success stories, not everyone comes back to report them as they get busy with their lives. I'm posting this even though I'm not at 100% just in case I forget to do it later.
 
Anyway enough of my ramblings, hope it helps you if you're just starting out on this journey and thanks again to those that have been going through this before me and took the time to post their experiences.
 
Take care folks.
Andy

Thanks Andy for posting it here. It was me who started this thread. Wanted people to see recovery is possible. While I am still struggling with these and don't know when this will end for me and everyone else but hoping it'll soon be.

Take care!


   
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@medee I had some of the same symptoms as you. Try vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Magnesium, and how see a reputable acupuncturist. Also, head massages and exercise helped me. I’m still struggling but I’m better. I gave up caffeine and rarely drink alcohol. Also, I eat healthy. I snack on veggies all day and eat a lot of salmon. I hope this helps!


   
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@cassandra Hi, just wanted to add my thoughts to your last comment about why we have reacted. I’d love to know this too. I have read so many forums & comments with everyone suffering different reactions. But the thing that comes up a lot is low vitamin D & past EBV Epstein Barr virus.  Both of which have come up in my blood tests. Obviously I have no idea if that is anything to do with it. There have been many reports of low vitamin D & bad covid illness & I do wonder if it’s partly why we reacted bad to the vaccine.


   
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 Cass
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@kim-h hi Kim,.. I honestly don't know. I know at one stage in my pregnancy I had low vitamin D but that was reversed after continuosly taking my prescribed portion even after giving birth. I personally think that I had a great immune system, I have only ever known to have caught the regular flu once in my life. I don't normally get sick, and if I do get a cold it last for just a day after taking my garlic (diced and swallowed over night) I swear by it. 

Update I have been about 90% better no tingles but I still get slight numbness, pain in my nerve? Both ankles. Slight burning in the nerve that's in my insteps (both feet) and burning sensation in my thigh. My left hand still sometimes feel invisible and my brain fog isn't as bad. I have been praying, fasting taking my vitamins and drinking water. I am happy to chat with anyone. Just keep the faith and know that God is with us! 


   
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@cassandra So pleased you are on your way to feeling 100%. I am also feeling better then I did but sometimes I get a flare up of internal tremors. I noticed at the end of November my muscle twitches & all over body tingling started to go. I get the odd ‘wave’ of tingles or a tight skin feeling on my right hand/ arm & leg & left side of face. Never had any odd sensations like this before the jab. I had stopped for a while but I am now taking quite a few different vitamins & antioxidants & antihistamine everyday so not sure if any of those are helping. Interesting about the garlic, will have to give that a try as I’m currently suffering a stuffy nose/ head cold. (Negative covid tests)! But same as you I very rarely get a cold & never had the flu (touch wood). Hope you continue to heal.


   
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Just wanted to say I am pretty sure my body decided to attack itself instead of the vaccine and that’s what’s given me the weird tingling sensations & tremors etc. I wonder if my nerves were damaged but hopefully are healing now. I only had the one jab in June & will never have another. 


   
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@kim-h hi Kim,.. I honestly don't know. I know at one stage in my pregnancy I had low vitamin D but that was reversed after continuosly taking my prescribed portion even after giving birth. I personally think that I had a great immune system, I have only ever known to have caught the regular flu once in my life. I don't normally get sick, and if I do get a cold it last for just a day after taking my garlic (diced and swallowed over night) I swear by it. 

Update I have been about 90% better no tingles but I still get slight numbness, pain in my nerve? Both ankles. Slight burning in the nerve that's in my insteps (both feet) and burning sensation in my thigh. My left hand still sometimes feel invisible and my brain fog isn't as bad. I have been praying, fasting taking my vitamins and drinking water. I am happy to chat with anyone. Just keep the faith and know that God is with us! 

Hi Cass, for the burning in the thighs, did you do any tests? I have the same symptoms as you. 

My nerves in my head pain as well. Along with that I have muscles tremors and jerks ehile sleeping plus chest tightness and palps.

My stomach growls as well.


   
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Just wanted to say I am pretty sure my body decided to attack itself instead of the vaccine and that’s what’s given me the weird tingling sensations & tremors etc. I wonder if my nerves were damaged but hopefully are healing now. I only had the one jab in June & will never have another. 

What are the symptoms you have as of now?

How long did you struggle before feeling better?


   
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@medee hi , I did an EMG and it was normal. That was meant to detect any nerve damage. Whilst having it done the nerve in my ankle at the top hurt as hell! I just could not fathom how the report says there were no damages? My neurologist says there are some blood test he could recommend but at the moment he's happy it's not GBS or any nerve damage?? I don't see him again until May. 

Isnt it strange how we all have similar symptoms yet we all keep getting normal test results? I told the doctor I believe my immune system is intelligent enough to know that whatever was injected in me is not a virus nor close to one. So whatever they manufactured to replicate a virus needs more research. My cells are attacking each other just as you said @medee ... I told them that from the start. 

It took me 2 months to start feeling better. But then I was hit with a terrible case of brain fog.. I was about to go crazy! But I remembered who my God is and know He is bigger than this all. Remain focus and positive. Take you vitamins I promise you it helps! OMEGA 3, VITAMIN D, B-COMPLEX, MAGNESIUM and I was recently prescribed folic acid for a slight case of inflammation. 

I follow a doctor on YouTube called Dr John Campbell he offers a lot of information re the vaccine etc

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I'm at the six month mark, and I think I am getting better - fingers crossed. Most of my vertigo is gone, just light headed now. My tight neck muscles are relaxing (I couldn't hold my head up very long without support - now that is better). I feel like my brain and vision are clearer. Although, my actual body isn't there yet. I don't feel as sensitive to visual stimulis -lights. Before, I didn't want to do anything, felt almost hungover all the time,

 Now, it feels like there is more sunshine in my days - At this time, my memory, face muscles and physical tiredness and weakness and internal tremors and burning hands are the symptoms I have. In the morning, I feel almost normal again (and I'm not a morning person, lol)

I do believe it will go away in time. The booster is currently being reviewed here as mandatory, so that is scary. 

I had to only use vitamins to get where I am at now, from lack of Dr acknowledgement in giving me proper treatment. Among the Vitamins I take, Vitamins C really helped me - within a few days my Vertigo was gone and my brain felt clearer - maybe coincidence. Although, I got this information from a podcast with a Long haulers COVID Dr (although he was speaking of IV vitamin C) - let me know and I can share the link if interested.

With proper treatment early on, I think that would diminish the recovery time (for many of us) but vitamins are easier to get - so for myself, I've put my focus on that as I try to get to the bottom of it. 

Just wanted to share my recovery so far from 6 month second morderna post vax. Healing is possible, and the dizziness/vertigo relief, has been very encouraging or a breath of fresh air. 


   
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Posted by: @medee
Posted by: @kim-h

Just wanted to say I am pretty sure my body decided to attack itself instead of the vaccine and that’s what’s given me the weird tingling sensations & tremors etc. I wonder if my nerves were damaged but hopefully are healing now. I only had the one jab in June & will never have another. 

What are the symptoms you have as of now?

How long did you struggle before feeling better?

I still have tingling in my feet & lower legs. I have on/off internal tremors and a strange vibration feeling that ripples through me from head to bottom. I get the odd tingly/tight skin sensations on my right arm/hand, leg & left side of face - this has really died down the last few days. I never had anything like this before the jab. 


   
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@medee Thank you. I tested negative the entire period since my boyfriend went down with omicron. He is ok now but it took a long time to get rid f that cough and he had two doses already. From 1st of january however I've been hit with blocked sinuses, intense ear pressure and wax production, dehydration again, tightness in my back and mucus production but no cough. I called my gp 3 days later when the services were back up and she said I most likely had a viral infection and the herpes must have been activated by it. It was the most painful thing ever, I've had blisters on my gums and it took quite a lot for the spot on my lip to heal. I got prescribed a steroid nasal spray to alleviate the lung tightness and be able to remove the excess phlegm. I'm still on it one month later and some nights are still uncomfortable. This must have been either a "mild" reaction to omicron and the tests were simply not picking it up in the absence of a cough or large viral loads( both pcr and lateral flow) or the vaccine "worked" and induced the same side effects I experienced after the first shot for which I have been given the same treatment or this is just my innate immune response to covid infection. I wish I could have more answers as to me it's not clear whether this is a good or bad immune response. It puts my body and respiratory system especially through a lot of stress. Having phlegm build up in the lungs and not coughing it up seems like walking pneumonia and it is unclear if that's how the vaccine is supposed to work or just the way my body reacts taking into consideration I am overweight and stressed af about everything. Not smoking or drinking tho. I hope everyone gets a speedy recovery and please let your gp know about these symptoms and side effects, as well as report them to relevant channels. I am currently waiting for a decision on the exemption from further vaccine s but based on the little recognition I got from my initial reaction and "lack of evidence" I doubt it.


   
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