@adriaticos but can this be curable? I mean, can u go to the way you were before the vaccination?
Had my 3rd dose of Pfizer on December 15 which turned out to be a terrible idea. No symptoms after the first two doses but now have pins and needles in feet and hands, some slight numbness in face and sunburn feeling on majority of body. Went to emergency on Saturday and blood screen and CT were normal. Appointment with neurologist is in process.
Has anyone had a 5 day course of intravenous Immunoglobulin? This is used in Guillain-Barre syndrome with success and seems to be worth a try with these kinds of symptoms.
@summer hey did it stop?? How long? I am two weeks since Pfizer, headache that won't go away, can't do anything that puts strain on my body but worst of all is the numbness and tingling in my head and face. It's all through my body but those are the worst parts...
The cause may be diseases such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, and vertebral hernia – they may cause nerve compression. Diabetes mellitus also causes similar symptoms. Unpleasant sensations can also occur against the background of taking certain medications - antidepressants and antibiotics. The lack of several substances – such as vitamin B, magnesium, and calcium - can also cause the hand and feet. If tingling and numbness occur frequently, you should consult a doctor. After all, if you sit and wait for the numbness to pass, nothing will change.
Hi, it is now 5 month after my second and last dose of Astrazeneca vaccine. On and Off Tingling, numbness and weakness are still in my legs and arms.
I was better (not completely), but last month i got Covid and all my symptoms are back. I did 2 Brain, Cervical and Lumbar MRIs in 2 different centers, first one 4 month ago and the second one yesterday, EEG test, Electromyography test, various blood tests. I visited 4 neurologist (2 of them surgeons) and they all said everything is normal. I took many supplements, Vit C, D, B, Omega, NAC, etc.
I did all i could to find the root of this problem, but it is something new. No doctor in the world understands what is going on with this f... Covid and vaccines.
I decided not to struggle anymore. Time is our only cure. The body will heal itself.
I hope everybody become healthy again.
@floryeo around six months maybe a bit more, but still having some more mild symptoms after a year. I tried a lot of different things, acupuncture, quercetin, nac, ibuprofen, glutathione, zinc, vitamin b12, niacin, vitamin d, vitamin c, gabapentin (which I think actually made mine worse) and Effexor. I felt like ibuprofen helped the most strangely.
@selene53 the tingling isn’t completely gone for me. I not longer feel it in my arms and hands and barely ever in my legs now, but I still feel it in my feet a lot. Lasted several months in arms, even longer in legs and still in feet
I’m having an appointment with the neurologist on Monday. We’ll see what he will say. My general doctor doesn’t believe me that vaccine could be the reason for all this. Although I didn’t have any problems before.
@selene53 Hello Selene. I had all the symptoms quite badly for 5 or 6 weeks then they started to improve.Some days gone altogether but then back again. The periods of remission are getting longer though each time and two days ago, after 3 months, I thought they had completely gone. Unfortunately I then caught a cold and all the symptoms came back again - which is interesting really, maybe this is all about an overactive immune system.
Overall though I suspect that it will finally clear up over time.
My name is Aga and I’m 40 years old. I live in Spain. I have been very reluctant to be vaccinated, not because I’m antivaccine person, but because 2.5 years ago I had fluoroquinolone toxicity and I was just scared that vaccine could cause any damage to my health as that antibiotic did. In additional I am a person sensitive to chemical products and synthetic fragrances. Eventually, being under constant social, family and media pressure I decided to get the vaccine.
I received 1 dose of Moderna vaccine 18th of January this year. The first two days I didn’t have any adverse reaction at all. The third day I started having headaches, on 7th day I got a rash in the place of the vaccination – which my GP called “Covid arm” – already known retarded allergic reaction to Moderna vaccine. On 9th day I’ve started having tingling and numbness sensation in my right arm (the opposite arm where I got the vaccine), the following day it spread to my legs and in consecutive days it has started spreading to other parts of my body: left part of the face, lips, tongue, left back side of the head, left side of the torse, left side of my back, left arm, left leg. It was appearing and disappearing, one day yes, the other no. In addition, I’ve started having heaviness in my lower legs and pain in my legs and upper arms (feeling like too tight cloth would make a pressure on the part of the body), but no weakness. I also have tinnitus. That is something I’ve been living with for almost 4 years now, but since I got the vaccine, it has worsened. It is “lauder” and more intensive.
It has been six weeks since the symptoms started. Headache is gone; the heaviness in the lower legs is gone; the pain in my legs and upper arms is almost gone – it appears from time to time, but it is not frequent. The tingling and numbness appear to be diminished, or I’m just getting used to it…not sure. There are some parts of my body, like left hand, left leg, and left part of my face and lips where I have it every day. On the other places it appears when I get stressed, so anxiety makes it worse.
I have seen my GP and she agreed that paraesthesia is an adverse reaction to covid vaccine – it has been included in the list of covid vaccine adverse reactions recently, she does not know what exactly causes it, but she thinks it should go away by itself. I have seen also a neurologist; his theory is that immunology system is overreacting to the vaccine and he also thinks it should go away by itself with time. I was made basic blood tests, all is O.K. The vitamins levels from group B (B1, B6, B12) are O.K. as well. He suggested to do electromyogram of four limbs and MR of brain (without contrast). I’m awaiting the tests to be conducted in the following weeks.
I’m following anti-inflammatory diet (Wahls protocol): no sugar, no gluten, no diary, no eggs. Lot of green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards, multicolour vegetables, fruit low in sugar (all type of berries), wild-caught fish, and organic meat from free-range bread animals, organ meat (liver, heart), fermented food, seeds, nuts and almonds, olive oil.
Supplements: MitoQ (Coenzim Q10), Magnesium, Cod fish oil, Reishi mushroom, MSM, Kelp algae,
I’ve made my own research as well and I wanted to share with you what I found. I have different theories that could cause those neurological symptoms:
- Autoimmune reaction, as result of phenomenon of molecular mimicry. See the articles:
Spectrum of neurological complications following COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 mRNA vaccination leading to CNS inflammation: a case series
- Reactivation of herpes virus that we could have at any point in our life (Varicella Zoster, Epstein-Barr, Cytomegalovirus). See the articles:
Case Report: Cytomegalovirus Reactivation and Pericarditis Following ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination Against SARS-CoV-2
Herpes zoster related hospitalization after inactivated (CoronaVac) and mRNA (BNT162b2) SARS-CoV-2 vaccination: A self-controlled case series and nested case-control study
Investigation of Long COVID Prevalence and Its Relationship to Epstein-Barr Virus Reactivation
Peripheral Nervous System Manifestations of Infectious Diseases
Nonsense-mediated decay controls the reactivation of the oncogenic herpesviruses EBV and KSHV
Interplay between coronavirus, a cytoplasmic RNA virus, and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay pathway
Recurrent varicella zoster virus myelopathy
The challenging patient with varicella-zoster virus disease
- Small fiber neuropathy. See the articles:
Post COVID-19 vaccine small fiber neuropathy
SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations may not only be complicated by GBS but also by distal small fibre neuropathy
Small fiber neuropathy associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain in Small Fiber Neuropathy
- In case it is autoimmune reaction anti-inflammatory diet should help with time. In case demyelination takes place, damage to myelin should be visible in MRI of brain or spinal cord. I have read that many of you had MR of brain, have you also had MR of spinal cord? And also, was MR made with or without contrast?
- In case the CNS has been affected by reactivated herpes virus, it should be easy to find that out looking for reactivated virus antibody IgG and IgM in serum or CBF (cerebrospinal fluid). Again, in case the virus affects the myelin, damage to myelin should be visible in MRI of brain or spinal cord. Has any of you been tested to check for the herpes virus reactivation?
- In case SFN, from what I’ve read electromyography and nerve-conduction studies are well-established neurophysiologic techniques used to assess the integrity of larger myelinated sensory and motor fibers. These studies often are normal in pure small fiber neuropathies, so in that case skin biopsy is needed to determine. Has any of you had been tested for SFN?
@apnp23 are you any better?
I am 7.5 months from my one and only vaccine and am thankful that I have good days now but like others sometimes all of the symptoms flare up and I cannot identify the exact cause. Sometimes I think it is if I overdo it physically, or a small amount of wine (less than one glass), or times of high stress. I am remaining hopeful and prayerful for all of us that this will eventually go away. How are you doing?
Hi everyone, I came across this forum and think in m suffering from the same vaccine side effects. I had my first Pfizer in may 2021 and the second Pfizer in July 2021. Apart from the pain in arm at jab site I didn’t have any other harsh effects. Except I started to get hot flushes in my lower right leg that would last between 5 and 10 seconds every now and again which went on for a couple of months off and on. However Jan 23 2022 I had the third booster Pfizer and again a bit of arm pain and an increase in hot flushes in right leg. But now about mid Feb, 3 weeks after booster The hot flushes have increased and now I also have pins and needles in both legs and feet, the hot flushes in right leg are more frequent sometimes lasting on and off during 3 or 4 hours with constant pins and needles in feet and some tightness in face and neck. So far I have had 3 episodes like this which last about 4 hours or so and then die off. I haven’t been to see a Dr yet but I think I will get an appointment to see my doc and ask if this is a common side effect.