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Should I get the booster? Which one?

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Bill C.
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I had the Pfizer vaccine in January and February 2021 and I had vertigo 2 days after each vaccine. Also had testing which showed some loss of vestibular function. I took months to feel balanced again. I haven't wanted to get a  booster because I don't want more vertigo or damage.

I recently had a low level virus (headache, malaise, no fever, no scratchy throat, no respiratory involvement) and vertigo came back. But COVID is raging so I'm thinking of a booster. But which one?

Earlier, one doctor thought I might try a J&J booster. A different doctor said it wouldn't matter because my immune system would be producing the same proteins with any of the vaccines and it is likely those proteins that caused my problems.

Any thoughts?


   
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Bill C.
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I got the Moderna booster on Friday. My existing vertigo got a little worse, maybe set recovery back a month. Much better than I expected.


   
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Posted by: @bconbere

I got the Moderna booster on Friday. My existing vertigo got a little worse, maybe set recovery back a month. Much better than I expected.

Curious to how you’re doing now


   
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Posted by: @bconbere

I had the Pfizer vaccine in January and February 2021 and I had vertigo 2 days after each vaccine. Also had testing which showed some loss of vestibular function. I took months to feel balanced again. I haven't wanted to get a  booster because I don't want more vertigo or damage.

I recently had a low level virus (headache, malaise, no fever, no scratchy throat, no respiratory involvement) and vertigo came back. But COVID is raging so I'm thinking of a booster. But which one?

Earlier, one doctor thought I might try a J&J booster. A different doctor said it wouldn't matter because my immune system would be producing the same proteins with any of the vaccines and it is likely those proteins that caused my problems.

Any thoughts?

What test showed vestibular damage? That’s interesting


   
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Bill C.
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From the audiologist report: The left unilateral caloric weakness recorded today is consistent with a left peripheral hypofunction. The overt corrective saccades for left horizontal semicircular canal stimulation are also consistent with left peripheral hypo function.


   
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Bill C.
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Pretty good. I had the bivalent vaccine a month ago with almost no side effects. A couple brief flashes of vertigo, but no longer term effects. I'm functioning well. I do wonder if the lack of. side effects to the recent vaccine means that the vulnerable parts of my left vestibule have been destroyed so no further damage can occur, but since I'm functioning well it doesn't really matter.


   
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Thisistoomuch
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From the audiologist report: The left unilateral caloric weakness recorded today is consistent with a left peripheral hypofunction. The overt corrective saccades for left horizontal semicircular canal stimulation are also consistent with left peripheral hypo function.

Was it the hearing test they did? 
and one with ear bud like ports that go into your ears? I’m trying to see if I had the same kind. There was also one that tested my ears drums where they put buds into my ears and it kinda flapped my ear drums like they were pulling and pushing and there was another one where he used ear buds again and it was to test the hair cells in my ears and they were moving fine. 

I had no idea that you can test vestibular damage with an audiologist. Well I guess hearing sight and balance are all apart of vestibular but I thought audiology only told us ears (sound) are damaged 

so do you have hearing loss too?

my hearing tests were all normal. It so weird.

I guess it’s that a good thing. Im not quite sure what your report means. Thanks for sharing that part though.

side note my ears are ringing so loud right now it’s awful makes me so sad was never like this in my life. It’s in the centre of my head not ear feels like it’s more from the left but it’s definitely in my brain. 

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Bill C.
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My hearing is fine. This is a YouTube explanation of the various tests, provided by VEDA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NiqVnGUvRI


   
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