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Covid/Vaccine

Discussion in 'Your Living Room' started by Bulldogs, Oct 2, 2020.

  1. June-

    June- Well-Known Member

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    right you are. I feel light years better today. I am curious. Werent you in the JNJ trial. Was your second shot JNJ or did you also get another vaccine? Maybe I missed this in one of the posts.
     
  2. Donamo

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    I had a minor Meniere's episode a couple of days after my second shot. I woke up at night to go to the bathroom and found I was all sweaty all over - not the type from being too hot but more of a "I'm sick" type. I also was off balance. But that was it. I was fine in the morning and have been ever since.
     
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  3. Mary Santiago

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    Hello Joe,
    This is my very first post to this site. I see you say you are a very healthy 50 year old male. Do you suffer with MD? Is that why you were posting, because you successfully received the Covid vaccination and with your MD, your body handled it well?
    I just had the second dose of Shingrix vaccination and had a vertigo attack the same night. This had made me question what would happen to me with the covid vaccination.
    Thanks!
    Mary
     
  4. Bulldogs

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    Hello Mary
    I am a MD sufferer but not anymore....10 years ago I had a labyrinthectomy and slayed the beast forever.....I consider myself as normal as any other 51 (Birthday February 3rd) year old man except I am deaf in my right ear.

    Besides a little fatigue and a slight fever after my second shot that lasted for about 12 hours (slept it off) took one extra strength Tylenol....I had zero issues and by reading the responses from those with MD on this thread they have not had any issues either. A huge relief knowing I am vaccinated from Covid.

    I think I speak for many on this forum when I say the vaccine will give you peace of mind.

    God Bless
    Joe/BD
     
  5. SurferGirl

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    OH!! this is so gratifying to learn you are most happy with your decision to slay the beast! After much research, thought and prayer, at 72, I have decided to go with the labyrinthectomy. My qualtiy of life is so limited...I need to make the most of what remaining time I have. Thank you for your post.
     
  6. Cheryl

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    All the best to you, SurferGirl. I hope the labyrinthectomy will be the answer to all your prayers.
     
  7. redwing1951

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    Best of luck. I am pretty sure this will be a decision you will never regret! I had a laby 9 years ago and live a very active life. Prayers that you will too.
     
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  8. Leslie F.

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    I'm hesitating about getting the COVID vaccine because of my experience with the Shingrix shot I got two years ago. I had a severe local reaction to the first shot, with a golf ball sized lump on my arm for days, then two weeks after that first injection, the vertigo began. I had been vertigo-free for a year and a half, living the good life, traveling the world, with no dizziness or other MD symptoms other than tinnitus and hearing loss. During the six months following the Shingrix shot, I suffered with debilitating vertigo 3-4 times per week. It affected every aspect of my life, and it wasn't until I changed medications that I was able to get the attacks under control. My doctor advised me not to get the second Shingrix injection. The only time I have had vertigo since then is when I have a cold and head congestion. Even then, when I get an attack, it's mild and goes away within a few minutes, nothing like the hours-long torture I endured before.

    So, I'm afraid to do anything that will affect the fragile balance of my health. I've been reading all of your posts to see if the COVID vaccines have caused a flare-up of vertigo in other MD patients. I realize the COVID medication isn't the same type of vaccine as the Shingrix, but I just seem to be hyper sensitive to anything that impacts my immune system. I don't know what to do.

    As a side note, I had a wellness checkup with my PCP this past week and I discussed this with him. He also suffers from occasional bouts of vertigo, although it's not Meniere's related. He encouraged me to get the shot but then proceeded to tell me that a week after he got his vaccine, he developed vertigo and was laid up with it for several days, couldn't work, etc. Of course, it could have just been a coincidence...but I almost felt that it was a sort of cosmic warning o_O to me. I mean, really, what are the chances that this small town doctor that I just happened to go to with questions about COVID impacting my vertigo would tell me that he got vertigo after getting the vaccine? He kept saying, "It's a tough decision you have to make." Yes, it is. I'd rather isolate for another year at home than go through the torture of continual vertigo attacks. It's a hellish way to live.

    I guess I'm asking if anyone out there who hasn't responded yet to this thread has had their MD get worse after receiving the COVID vaccine.
     
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  9. Mr. Tom

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    Wife and I got my first dose of the Phizer vaccine almost two weeks ago. The worst part (for me) was the 1,500 miles I wound up driving one way for it! Long story short, couldn't seem to get the vaccine here in Texas and our local clinic offered it to us. All I got was a slight and I mean very slight tender spot on my arm for a couple of hours. We're moving about 500 miles north tomorrow (full time RV) so the next trip will be shorter.
     
  10. Autumninthefall

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    First, dizziness from the moderna and pfizer vaccines is about 20%(VAERS reporting system). The vaccine developers and medical experts just decided not to let the general public in on that information until people started calling and reporting it. (Yeah, they’re jerks) Really, it just never occurred to them that this particular symptom might carry some weight with a subset of the population. It’s not that surprising, after all, how long did it take for any real research into pharmaceutical/immunological etc. Ménière’s treatments to start?

    Based on what you said, your reaction to the shingrix vaccine caused vertigo. None of us want to think about that possibility, but the good news is that when it occurs as a direct result of a vaccine it means the immune/antibody function of your inner ear is working. Unfortunately, it also could mean the better your immune response, the more dizziness.

    The medical students who served as guinea pigs testing the moderna vaccine at Vandy got sick, experienced typical severe flu symptoms. They were happy about it: It meant the vaccine was working and the worse they felt, the more likely a stronger immunity to COVID-19.

    Also, I received mixed signals from one doctor, much as you experienced. Then I spoke with my ENT. The issue gets straightened out when someone literally says to you, “Please take it. My nephew had the virus but he was asymptomatic. We found out because he had a stroke/died three months later.” He also lost his SIL. They died before they were eligible for the vaccine.

    I understand your reservations, but I’ve lost my next door neighbor and now one of the kindest people I’ve had the privilege to know has lost two dearly loved family members. None of these people were over fifty.

    I’ll take my chances on the vaccine, even if I get dizzy, at least I’ll know it’s working. I just hope my turn comes up soon...
     
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  11. Autumninthefall

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    Ps-forgot to mention, it’s usually the 2nd shot that *may trigger dizziness, as other posters described.
     
  12. Cheryl

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    I got my first Covid shot last Wednesday. No dizziness, no vertigo. My upper arm became very sore and it's still sore and warm to the touch around the injection site. Besides that, Wednesday night I had muscle aches and chills, similar to the same symptoms I had when I actually had Covid, but not nearly as bad.

    Now they're saying if you've had Covid, you probably don't need a second shot of the vaccine.
     
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  13. Autumninthefall

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    Cheryl, you've been through so much. I am so glad you are FINALLY able to get your vaccine. About time:)
     
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  14. Cheryl

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    Thank you, Autumn. I was willing to wait it out in order to allow those that needed it worse than I did to get theirs first, but I became aware that two pharmacies and the Public Health Dept. were giving the shots over a three day period last week. I went online to see if any appointments were available. I could have gotten the shot at any one of the three locations and all time slots were open. I think anyone that qualified could have gotten a shot, so I went ahead and booked an appointment for my husband and myself.

    I'll go ahead and get the booster in about three weeks.
     
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  15. California Sun

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    Honestly, after reading this, I am now rethinking getting the vaccine at all. I am finding information that lists dizziness as a possible side effect but cannot find any information as to what is meant by "dizziness" as to the degree or severity. Dizziness could mean anything from a slight lightheaded feeling to full out vertigo. Does anyone have any links or information about this to share? Thanks.
     
  16. Cheryl

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  18. Nathan

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    We are yet to determine whether any SARS-CoV-2 vaccines currently available elicit sterilising immunity.

    Which is to say to date we simply haven't the data required to determine whether you would have to isolate for another year, or isolate for the rest of your life.

    Regarding vaccines, see distinction separating preventing disease from preventing infection (sterilising immunity).
     
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  19. Leslie F.

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  20. Lax12mom

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    I have had my second dose of the Moderna vaccine. It has been a week and a half and I have not had any side effects. It took me a couple of weeks for the dizziness to subside from the first shot. I would definitely do it again even with the dizziness. Getting covid with Meniere’s would be awful.
     
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