What are the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine?

side effects of the Pfizer vaccine
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Here, we assess some of the most common side effects of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Clinical trials have reported that the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine is 95% effective against SARS-CoV-2.

More recently it has proved to prevent patients experiencing severe COVID and dying from the South African mutation, however it is significantly less efficient in preventing infection of the virus completely.

In a previous article, we addressed numerous rumours about the side effects of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine, but what about the Pfizer vaccine?

Common side effects

Generally, all vaccines come with the risk of side effects. Some of the most common side effects of the Pfizer vaccine include:

  • Tenderness, swelling and/or redness where the injection has been administered
  • Headache
  • Muscle ache
  • Feeling tired (fatigue)
  • Fever (temperature above 37.8°C)

Around 1 in 10 people will experience these side effects.

Uncommon side effects

The more uncommon side effects that 1 in 100 people may experience include enlarged lymph nodes that can last up to 2 weeks, but this can be expected a few days after receiving the vaccine as a sign of the immune system’s response.

A rare side effect that can occur and affects around 1 in 1,000 people may be temporary one-sided facial drooping. Some may also suffer from an allergic reaction, but the data on this is unknown as no cases have been reported.

These side effects are not life-threatening and will settle on their own, however, if you are concerned you can contact your doctor, nurse or local pharmacist for advice. You can also take paracetamol to ease some of the symptoms.

What does the Pfizer vaccine contain?

The active substance in the vaccine is BNT162b2 RNA. After dilution, the vial contains 6 doses, of 0.3 mL with 30 micrograms of mRNA each.

Messenger RNA (mRNA) gives our cells information about what the virus looks like so that it can make good antibodies in response. Unlike some vaccines, mRNA does not contain any fragments of the actual virus.

There have been some concerns about whether or not mRNA can alter a person’s DNA. These rumours are not true. The vaccine simply instructs the body on how to create an organic defence against the virus via information about the virus’ structure.

The other ingredients include:

  • Polyethylene glycol/macrogol (PEG) as part of ALC-0159.
  • ALC-0315 = (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate)
  • ALC-0159 = 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide
  • 1,2-Distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine
  • Cholesterol
  • Potassium chloride
  • Potassium dihydrogen phosphate
  • Sodium chloride
  • Disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate
  • Sucrose
  • Water for injections

It should be stored in a freezer at -80 °C to -60 °C and once thawed the vaccine should be diluted and administered by a healthcare professional within 6 hours.

If you know are you allergic to any of these ingredients you should consult your doctor before receiving the vaccine. You should also tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and taking other medicines.

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  1. I had my jab 19/02/21 the phizer bionica. And can report yes the injection site was tender for about 48hrs also around 4hrs after the jab started to feel a bit achy as though i was coming down with something but didn’t get any worse. By the following day it had gone. Within 2-3 days felt perfectly fine and fully back to normal

    • I had my Pfizer vaccine on 4th February. Three days later I started a week of being sick and unable to eat which lasted for nearly a week. I also had chills and a temperature; I was very tired and hardly moved out of my recliner. My doctor prescribed antibiotics which stopped the sickness. I was worried so took a Covid test, which was negative . The following week I was still poorly, so was sent to hospital for tests
      I had another two Covid tests, again negative
      Nothing could be found to account for my illness, although an MRI scan revealed the possibility of cancer in my liver and kidney, so that could be called a lucky break. My consultant told me my current symptoms – temperature, night sweats and loss of taste, are nothing to do with the possible cancer, so I am at a total loss!⁹⁷

      • Hi Sheila, sorry to hear about the cancer they found. I hope you are on the mend? I too have underlying health conditions and awaiting mri results that I had a scan on the brain done on the day of my vaccine. I felt fine having the vaccination but just over 12 hours later I woke with severe shaking, chills, difficulty swallowing and now I’m in bed with a temp. I can’t walk very well but was limping about before the vaccination so this has just made it worse. There were articles saying that people who’ve actually had covid can suffer worse with the side affects but I don’t know how much of this is true. I definitely think those with an already compensated immune system or underlying health problem suffer more because of the hypersensitivity. I know that long covid can give you extended loss of smell and taste which may explain yours? But if like me you’ve always been tested and had negative results it’s baffling.

        • I had my first Pfizer jab end of Feb 21 and was ill for almost 10 days with fatigue, dizziness, temp. All covid tests during that period were negative though I had high level of exposure to covid through work. Interestingly I had my second jab on 8th April (6 weeks later), felt flu-like for 24hrs then felt better than I had in the past 6 weeks. Feel like it cleared away any remnants of covid in my body

          • I had Pfizer three weeks ago this Friday 48 hours after the shot it sent me into the most painful fybromyalga flare I have ever experienced and it lasted 11 days . I was taken by ambulance because my blood pressure shot up and I passed out six or more times . I got through that barely . I didn’t know how much more I could take now each day I get dizzy and disoriented like I am drunk without drinking . My husband has been in the room and I am fine then I say I don’t feel good and he tells me my face changes like I am drunk . This last most of the day and as it leaves pain comes . My vision goes weird each day . I feel very weak and now the last two days my left leg is numb . It aches and has puns and needles. Right from my hip to my toes . Like there’s a band around my upper leg . My ears have been woo woo wooing and I am seriously getting concerned I am going to loose the ability to walk . I also got my period when I am menopausal and on birth control only for hormonal support . But that’s started four times since the shot ..

          • Hi Maria,

            We are sorry to hear of your health issues at the moment. We highly advise you to seek medical attention again.

            Good luck to you.

          • Sarah, sorry to hear about your awful side effects. I had my first jab yesterday and about an hour afterwards I developed symptoms like yours (fever, weakness, tiredness, muscle aches, nausea, etc) that are still affecting me. I made an appointment with my doctor which is in two days but if it keeps getting worse I’m going to go to the urgent care. I have an aggressive MRSA infection in my bones which is draining on my immune system so I’m wondering if my side effects are worse because of it. Anyway, I hope that you feel better soon.

          • I am having very serious side affects like Sarah wrote on June 10th and I havn’t drank in 21 years. It started on the 1st vaccine. Debilitating pressure in my head, can barely function. Have a hard time standing up sometimes. I had the Pfizer also on 5-17-2021. Will be 8 weeks Monday and it not getting any better. My doctor is finally setting me up for cat scan of head. I don’t recommend this vaccine to anyone at all. I wasn’t having any health problems at all before the vaccine. If I had of known about all these side affects I would have taken my chances with the covid virus. I am 65 and live alone so it has really been hard for me. I believe a lot of people are having side affects and it is not being reported. I don’t do e-mail.

        • Hello I m 64 and had COVID last December.I went two days ago which is july 15 and got my first pfizer shot, i went home and my chest started to tighten up then the pain went into my muscle in my shoulderblade on the same side i felt drunk, like i had drank bottles of wine. My neighbor took me to the ER the doctor ran EKG blood work xrays and i kept telling him my muscle hurts so bad i cant stand it he had the nurse give me a very strong very big needle shot that hurt like hell in my arm.They had me lay down on a bed and rest a hour later the pain was easing up .The doctor said everyday we are hearing of knew reactions to the shot.The next day i was so tired i could not fall asleep it was so strange i felt like i did after my bladder surgery when you are on meds.I woke up this morning feeling better its been. 48 hours i think its gone ,i see im not the only one who had a bad experience.

        • Clint is every limb on your body hurting? Does the pain travel from neck shoulder arm and leg on the side of the shot? My boyfriend has been in a huge amount of pain since taken the shot. What should I do?

      • Sorry about that,but I could notice that your story looks 90% as my mother’s situation 2 weeks ago,she is 64 years old!Hope that you get better!

      • I hope this isn’t the case for you, but night sweats can be indicative of splenic median zone lymphoma, smzl, which can be treated by immunotherapy. It may be accompanied by weight loss. This can be determined by a upper lower gi cat scan or splenic ultrasound. Hope it’s not & good luck discovering the cause.

    • Pfizer shot1 side effects – week 1: severe nausea and vomiting, headache, high blood pressure, pins and needles throughout – hands & feet. Cognitive dysfunctions: vision & nervous system. Heavy breathing. Chest pressure. Do I want shot2? NO WAY! I’d like to know if I can do J&J instead of shot2 Pfizer although I hear side effects are blood clots and I need to do some research.

      • I’ve had johnson on 7/7 and 27/7 still suffering symptoms as described: extremely tired, muscular weakness, tinkling hands and feet and fingers, pain in the arteries, strange tremor /rush trough the entire body,
        Concentration difficulties.
        Bloodresults and emg show nothing abnormal. I was an active and healthy 47 old woman and one day after the vaccin, this all turned into a passive exhausted situation.

        • Hi Tanya! I am sorry to hear about these symptoms. I am 33 and currently have covid, I’ve gone past the 14 days, but still have the tingling in the hands/fingers, could you tell me please if it resolved or if it resolves? I will keep you posted as well if you’d like. Thanks and best wishes for both of us!

        • Hi tanja,

          I’m sorry to hear about these symptoms. How are you now?

          After my 2nd pfizer shot 12 days go I’ve also suffered with some similar symptoms. Initially I had the normal symptoms. Headache, feeling unwell, slight temp and swollen and sore lymph nodes. I also had a weird viral rash on my chest.

          Since day 7 after receiving my 2nd pfizer vaccine I continue to feel unwell with unusual symptoms including insomnia, feeling on edge, my heart racing. I’m experiencing a hyper alterness that seems to not let me sleep. Or I sleep for just a few hours and then night waking feeling like something is jolting me awake, like my heart or adrenaline.

          I’m also seeing a heart specialist as have had experienced exhaustion and palpitations. I’m currently undergoing tests privately.

          I had a sleeping tablet last night and managed to get maybe 5 hours after naturally falling asleep and being violently woken after 1 hour. I have previously always slept very well.

          I’m really unsure where to go for help. No-one seems to have knowledge re how the vaccine is affecting some bar the standard symptoms.

          • Similar reactions myself with my resting heart rate went from low 60’s to above 100 for a couple days. It subsided then occasionally peaked up again randomly. Affecting my sleep.

          • Hi Louise,

            I have exactly the same symptoms as you. I have been in hospital and have done all the tests and they’ve ruled out everything and put it under the category of “functional neurological disorder”
            It’s very hard for me to sleep, or even be in a relaxed state as everything than starts again. I would like to know as you posted back in June if your symptoms have subsided a little as that will give me some hope, as currently I’m in a bit of distress about it all, it’s awful.

            I was previously running 8km every couple of days and swimming 2km. Now I can hardly hang out the washing. I will not be getting the second vaccine. My heart is racing a lot, light headed, feeing like I have a virus, foggy, sore pain that comes and goes in my legs and tingling in my hands and feet.

        • Hey tanja i have been experiencing similar symptoms can u contact me if you can help me
          I am 21 and after the pfizer vaccine shot i developed high bp and heart palpitations from past 1.5 month

    • Well after my first shot of pfizer, I experience almost all side effects, and most of time Needle and pins which come and go. So now I’m hesitant to take the second shot

  2. I had my second dose 2/21/2021 and was tired but next day very very nauseous bad headache and my underarm is still sore and has a red mark like a sunburn. Plus having crazy dreams … I am not sick anymore, but arm still sore.

      • Yes I had a dream of pure white glacier trying to get on the other side. I woke up refreshed the day after the vaccine.

        • I had a nightmare and I do have them occasionally but this one was pretty bad and my husband said I was screaming and he had to wake me up. He says usually I just moan a little and that’s that. But to me better than getting Covid. I was fine the next day as well. Glad I’m not the only one. It was the Pfizer vaccine.

      • After 2nd Pfizer vac, had crazy dreams all night long. Lots of sweating and itching. No physical problems. Arm a little sore.

        • 2nd shot on Monday sore arm for 48 hours then started skin itching on opposite arm a day later around a small welt. Welt & itching disappears later in day and reappears next several mornings. Itching on trunk has lasted for 6 days now.

        • The dreams are crazy and you feel like your really there not a vivid dream i could not sleep during the day so tired but my mind would not let me fall asleep .

      • Had my second dose of Pfizer on my right arm this time as last time I had on left arm and couldn’t sleep. Not sure if jab was given on a muscle as higher up arm as compared to last time. I have had pain shooting along my arm up to my fingers and also pain in my underarm. Woke up in pain after 5am this morning. The jab area feels hot and I feel fatigued. Pain still shooting through my forearm and fingers. Worst bit is I am right handed. I should have just stuck to my left hand as I did experience as much pain after first dose. Should I contact my gp if this persists?

        • Anusha was every limb on your body hurting? Does the pain travel from neck shoulder arm and leg on the side of the shot? My boyfriend has been in a huge amount of pain since taken the shot. What should I do?

          • I got similar left half body hurting some hours after the first shot. Pain from neck, shoulder, arm, leg, half head aching. Even half vulva skin pain, it’s serious. I felt occasionally like electricity shocks in my limbs , neck and chest to trunk side. On next day , it was much better, just slightly arm pain around the shot area. I have not yet received second shot. This time I’ll chose the other side of body.

        • I had my injection in my left arm and having most issues with my right. Wondering if old injuries are inflamming, hope it settles for all of us

        • Yes I am . I’m very shaky and feel awful!! my head is very dizzy and it feels like it’s shaking too.I only grit my first shot on 04/14/21 I came home and felt so tired and fatigued. This is day 5 and I feel awful. Head he, chills, fever earlier on today as it comes and goes. The tiredness is still with me. I hope this ends soon. Alison

    • I’ve had nightmares 4 days in a row after my 2nd shot of the Pfizer vaccine. Its been 2 weeks today since that shot and the nightmares have stopped,thank God, but I still get days where I get the chills.

  3. Had
    my pfyzir vaccine felt like I had a cold coming on and a headache for about 24hrs but was fine after that.
    I wish people wouldn’t scare monger . it’s such a difficult time to make decisions about vaccines and don’t need to hear stories without proof.

    • How is someone being a “scare monger” if they are sharing their own personal experience?? And “without proof”? You want these people to sign an affidavit?

    • People are sharing their own personal experiences. For me it was bad enough..being sick out of the blue a few days later…then nauseous and discomfort and tiredness for two complete weeks .Now I feel better…but I don’t need proof to say this ..I know how I felt!

    • stop looking and reading the forms if you don’t want to know how some peoples experience with the vaccine went.

    • My husband has been sick for over two weeks since getting his first shot. I’ m glad to be reading these as it provides comfort. We know he is not the only one experiencing covid systoms. He too has tested negative. Would like to know how much longer before he will feel well again. This is not fear mongering!

      • I remember when my Father was in the military. He was required every year to take the latest round of Flu Shots. And every year, he was sick as all get out for at least two weeks. This kind of reaction to medications runs in our family: my Father, his Aunt, my Sister, Me. I keep a long list in my computer of every medication that I have ever taken and have had serious side effects. Periodically I hand the list over to my doctors. I can see the skepticism in some of their faces. Though, I have been lucky, I have had a few doctors who do believe me. I hope your husband starts feeling better. Write this stuff down for your doctors and send them a copy. Write to the FDA and Pharmaceutical companies. People need to know. I read a news article the other day in which Women were alarmed when someone in the medical world voiced scorn when HE said: Well, Contraceptives carry a greater risk of Blood Clots than the Vaccines… A number of women responded with deserved anger, saying that the medical world needs to make better drugs to protect people and stop making drugs that carry significant risk. As one women put it, if male contraceptives carried the risk of blood clots that women’s contraceptives do, men would be raising the roof. They would not stand for it. But we are only women, so it doesn’t matter. I am ranting on and on. I realize how angry and frightened I have become in the past week since getting the vaccine. I am NOT against vaccines. Truly. But I am frightened by the adverse effects. I live with chronic migraine and I am in pain every day of my life. I have been on scores of medications, most of which had serious negative effects and did little to nothing for the migraines. I have stopped the medications and am trying to live without them. They really don’t help anyway. I want to be free of the side effects. I am trying to stop talking, so I guess I should just do that!! Good luck to your husband.

        • I’m Sorry Ellen you are
          Living with pain since your vaccine. I believe you. I only got my first shot and I have a migraine ever since and pin and needles in my limbs. Mostly in my left arm. Had a negative covid test. CT scan appeared to be normal and same for blood work. It’s been over a month and I still have a lingering headache and pins and needles. Going for an MRI Monday. I hope you feel better.

          • I also have pain in my left arm (where I received my shot). I get an electric shock sensation if I stretch my left arm. Pain is located opposite side of where I got my vaccine near under arm.

          • Good luck Candide! I feel the same pins and needles on my limbs and it’s been three weeks since my second Pfizer dose. Time to make a medical appointment cuz this does not seem right.

          • Hey Candide,

            Sorry to hear about these side effects. I think I may have similar ones. What did they tell you after the MRI scan?

            Thanks,
            Val

      • J is every limb on your body hurting? Does the pain travel from neck shoulder arm and leg on the side of the shot? My boyfriend has been in a huge amount of pain since taken the shot. What should I do?

        • I had the same, when I had the second shot the neck pain went away. I still have fatigue and brain fog, tiredness. I felt nervous but I did the second shot. The reaction was not as bad. It is worrying. I hope we get our brain function back. Also I started trying to get my heart rate up by excercizing a bit. Zinc and vit C and tons of water, so thirsty.

    • Unfortunately it’s not scare mongering, it is actually happening. You’re lucky if you are fine and be thankful for that but don’t dismiss what is happening to others.

    • Yes, I agree with you … All I know is every single family member , friend & neighbor of mine who’s been vaccinated have been FINE !! A close friend only had a moderate head ache & felt fatigued for 2 days but rested . My 77 y/o mom only got a sore arm & zero reaction to either Pfizer shot. My husband has had no reaction whatsoever . brother in law & his wife felt flu like symptoms for 2 days then were both ok. Most people in my circle have experienced no negative response, except as I mentioned a small few had very temporary flu like symptoms. What’s so interesting is, whenever I read about the so called worst case scenario reactions to these vaccines are only on Facebook, YouTube responders & then seeing so many crazy stories here . if there was even one person I knew personally who experienced any of the stuff written here I certainly would not get Vaccinated. Gosh … Are all the 135 people I know ( so far 2b VAXXED ) just “lucky“ to be ok ??? Oooh & what about my acupuncturist s wife who’s a doctor~ btw she’s in contact obviously with countless patients & if there were ever any health related complaints regarding this vaccination ~ it was just typical temporary side effects of flu like symptoms which ranged from a few hours & for a small few up to a week . so I agree with you~ the perpetual instigation of fear from so many peeps is disheartening, unnecessary and utterly ridiculous . there’s a friend I know who won’t even speak to me right now b/c I’m getting ready for my 1st jab….she’s one of many around the Woodstock vicinity who actually believe this is all a mass set up for depopulation by the government & that the vaccines contain chips in order to track us down LOL!!! She even asked me several times if I’d placed a magnet on my mothers arm at the site of her Pfizer injection (Rolling eyes ) ok I’m done with the freaks now & opt for a Pfizer vaccine so I don’t get Covid19 again , and btw my husbands best friend unfortunately passed away from the covid19 virus in April 2021. Rest in peace jack Shapiro !! I’m so sorry the vaccine wasn’t available to you at that time ! I know it wouldve saved you !!!

    • I’m so amazed with the dreams I just had last pm. Unreal. The most scary, fun, realistic, tripping ones I’ve ever experienced in my life

    • I’ve had nightmares 4 days in a row after my 2nd shot of the Pfizer vaccine. Its been 2 weeks today since that shot and the nightmares have stopped,thank God, but I still get days where I get the chills.

  4. Woke up at 4am today shivering uncontrollably with a bad headache and brain ‘zaps’ radiating down both arms. Eyes jerking left and right on their own. Arm injection site very sore. Very weak, struggle to get out of recliner. My first injection had no side effects.
    BP 95/65 pulse 101. Temp 100.

    • Interesting about the brain zaps. I had them about 12 hrs after my first vaccine and they lasted about 4-5 hours along with chills and a headache.. I had my second one yesterday at 4pm. Woke up at 7:30 a..m. with a headache and by 10:00 a.m. I am also having brain zaps every time I move my eyes. I am exhausted and now I’m starting to get cold. I am concerned about the brain zaps. How are you feeling now?

      • After reading all the unfortunate side effects people are having, I feel blessed not having one single side effect, not even a sore arm.
        However, my husband has all the above,
        Not brain zapping, but pain behind the eyes, legs feel like they are burning, slightly nauseous, headache, feels like he’s been punched in the stomach, this is happening four days after the Pfizer shot .

        • Since I had my second I’ve been ill for 3 weeks got numbness down my face kneck plus I have bad burn like painfull sunburn all on back head kneck plus it has now attacked my liver this pain has not gone away at all and it’s getting harder to deal with.

          • I have had numb face mainly bear jaw line and chin only on left side since 30 days after 2nd shot. The only thing that leads me to believe it is covid vaccine related is that when I received my first shot (pfizer) I immediately had jaw pain (subsided after a week) in the same area that I am numb now. Did yours ever Go away? Mine started may 4th and am still dealing with it 2months later

      • I’m having this eye pain too now, 2 days after shot. It used to be part of the headache, but now the headache is gone and the only thing is that when I move my eyes, I get a stabbing pain in my head. I did call my doctor because I’ve read that this is a sign of optic neuritis, which can result from some other vaccines. However, it usually has a loss of vision with it too, and I don’t seem to have any issues yet. Did your zaps ever go away? Did you take anything for them? I’m avoiding anti-inflammation meds because I want my immune system to do all the work.

      • My side affects have been going on 8 weeks come this Monday and are not getting any better. My head feels like someone is stabbing me in the head with ice picks. That comes an goes, so I do understand.
        I don’t do e-mail at all.

        • Hi. I had my second vaccine two days ago. And Just some hours later I got this strange head ache, on my right side only, just over the ear. Just for a second I feel like someone is stabbing my or a sharp pain, and then it is over. I have many of them each day, like 50 og 60. Is that similar to your experience ?

          • Hi. I had my first Pfizer four days ago. Within 5 hours I was getting ‘stabbing pains’ shooting up from the base of my skull into my head. About two minutes after that I had the same type of pains shooting downwards in my left eye socket. Then they stopped.
            Since then I have experienced burning in my chest and stomach (Gaviscon does very little for and the same for pantoprozole), burning pains across my back from shoulder to shoulder, chest pain- most times a dull ache and other times intense for a few seconds , constant headaches, lethargy, breathless when walking a short distance, sore shoulder on the same side as injection site.
            I was admitted into hospital last night.
            I have had blood tests, an ECG, chest x-ray and an ultrasound on my heart, pancreas and liver. All the tests have ruled out anything life threatening. Doctors can not explain why this reaction is occurring because there isn’t enough data about effects of vaccines. I am hoping the second shot won’t be as bad as this for me.
            Has anyone else had burning sensation in their chest and stomach after their Pfizer shots?

      • I have eye spasms, and pins and needles in my hands , bad headaches , waking up sweating every night and l had my second Pfizer vaccine in June 2021 , still having bad headaches pins and needles eye twitching, and pains in all my joints 3 months later

      • I am having brain zaps as well. I am six weeks post vaccine and they feel like pressure waves throughout my head. This goes on all day. I’ve been to ENT and Neurologist and both say that this is my bodies auto immune response. Has anyone sought treatment for this and what has been helpful? Any long-term brain zap symptoms for anyone here?

        • Leila I had my 2nd jab 3 days ago and since yesterday I have been having wave pressure sensation in my head too. Feels like something moving about in there also been getting pressure in my left calf and stabbing pains

    • I had my 2nd Pfizer vaccine 2 days ago and I have never felt so horrible. Extreme migraine, body aches, brain zaps, chills, fever (woke up drenched in sweat), dry cough. This is my second day of misery. I hope it passes soon.

        • I also had adverse effects After dose 1 pfizer. Severe headaches, chills then on day4 experienced shortness of breath, severe chest pain, etc. also felt very weak and had joint pain that lasted a good 4-5 weeks, I made the decision to wait 3 months before the second shot and I think it was a good one. Got my second pfizer dose last Saturday and the symptoms have been much more milder and easier to handle. Main things i noticed were the headaches, sore arm, and feeling jittery & awake at night.
          3 weeks in between doses is the minimum time your body needs to create a immune response/memory but for those who have severe reactions won’t hurt to wait longer in btwn doses

          • Hi Erika,

            How are you feeling now? Has the feeling awake and jittery at night past? How long did it last? I had a 9 week jab interval.

            Since day 7 after receiving my 2nd pfizer vaccine I continue to feel unwell with unusual symptoms including insomnia, feeling on edge, my heart racing and fluttering.

            Initially in the following days from my 2nd jab I had headache, feeling of being unwell, very swollen lymph nodes in the arm, viral rash on my chest but now I’m experiencing a hyper alterness that seems to not let me sleep. Or I sleep for just a few hours and then night waking feeling like something is jolting me awake, like my heart or adrenaline.

            I’m also seeing a heart specialist as have had experienced exhaustion and palpitations. I’m currently undergoing tests for these. I’m 12 days after the vaccine now. I had a sleeping tablet last night and managed to get maybe 5 hours after naturally falling asleep and being violently woken after 1 hour. I have previously always slept very well.

    • Wow I am experiencing the same symptoms! Migraine started around 1am and still have it. I keep having brain zaps as if I am coming off my SSRI medication.

      • Got 2nd shot, woke next morning with migraine and zaps! 3.5 days out. Hoping to feel better soon. It feels just like your coming off a SSRI. Perfect analogy.

        • Yes! Me too! Thanks to all for posting this. I felt like I was going crazy. It’s every time I move my eyes, and there is a high pitched ringing as well.

          • I just got my 2nd Moderna yesterday, just started with brain zaps and a headache. Did nt have any side effects with the 1st dose. How long do these zaps last?????

      • Got my second dose yesterday morning and the brain zaps started about 24 hours later. Your description of it feeling like coming off SSRI’s is spot-on for me. I’ve also been feeling very achy and sort of fragile, but I am starting to feel better now (36 hours post-vaccine). Thanks for sharing your experiences!

        • Yes brain zaps – first shot on April 29th – Pfizer. I am so glad I found this site I was worried! Has anyone considered skipping the 2nd shot? I had COVID and am a little concerned as it sounds like if you had it prior symptoms are worse.

      • I had brain zaps days 9–13 after second Pfizer shot. Now 18 days out headache lowly going away. Had some blurred vision in right eye but that started before shot and then happened again after first shot. Headaches are new after shot.

        • Hi had my injection on Friday morning felt bit fussy in the head then next day felt I bit of headache and bit cold this morning had brain zap today felt weird took some tablets it’s feels little bit better my right eye starting watering to

  5. Had my 1st jab on the 19th of feb , all fine till Tuesday, ached on that day on Wednesday had a rash Thursday spoke to a doctor got shingles, pharmacy told they have heard it’s from the vaccine.

    • If you got shingles, it was because you have previously had chickenpox, and the VZV-virus hides in the body.
      It can be reactivated by any stress to the body, such as being otherwise ill, or work/home stress, going on holiday, change in weather, extreme temperatures, a shock, etc. The delay to such a reactivation varies, and certainly might be as little as a week, but is more often 2- 3 weeks, not 4 days.

      • My mum is 84. Had the Pfizer vaccine and about 2week later was complaining of rib and back pain. After a week of this GP agreed to see her and she had shingles. She’s still in agony weeks later and is due her second dose soon but I don’t want to make her more poorly and she doesn’t want to go back

        • L-lysine has really helped to shorten my Shingles & the severity. There is research out there supporting it. I hope she’s feeling better.

        • Hi Jess, how she is doing now ? hope she is well. And, I am also suffering from same problem since very next day of my first dose and it still persists after a week now!
          Will be grateful if you can update her current status. Thank you

        • Interestingly, I was in a vaccine trial (Novavax), and developed shingles a week after my first jab. Never had it before, not the usual age group for it. Suspected it might be related. Turned out I had the placebo in the trial (saline solution only). Often we make links due to timing, when the conditions aren’t actually related to vaccination.

      • That could explain the face drooping, whixh could be Bell’s Palsey. Bell’s Palsey should be treated as soon as possible by an ENT so it is not permanent.

    • I too developed shingles ugh!! Horrible pun jabbing sensations, blisters and burning!! This was from the first vaccination but the second vaccination I did alright even though I was scared to take it!! My Doctor said it was from the Covid vaccine. I now have horrible scars. Sorry you had to experience this too because it sure wasn’t a picnic!!

  6. Had my first jab on Tuesday morning, felt absolutely fine for 2 days no side effects just tired.
    Thursday evening got really hot and had chills for like an hour. Then I got full body little pins and needle feeling and full body itch, still continuing into day 4.

    Advised to take paracetamol and antihistamines- I’m hoping that this will ease. Has anybody else felt this / know how long this may last.

        • 2 wks post 2nd Pfizer I have tingling, prickly feening on my face & a weird pressure on my nose. Anyone else with this side effect?

          • Hi Rochelle, I have tingling after the 1st shot, I still have to do the 2nd one. Are you feeling better now?

          • Hi I have this too 10 weeks after 1st jab tingling in nose and left foot slight numbness and pins and needles sensation

          • I that happen, starting at my jaw line then spread up to half my face ending at about my nose and cheek bones. It lasted about all day and slightly noticeable when I woke up that morning. My heart rate the first day was in the 120-130’s. My normal resting heart rate is in the 70’s. Did you get both shots? I’m a nervous to get the second one☹️

          • Hi Rochelle
            I had tingling on upper lip 10 minutes after first shot, the inside of nose started tingling 20 minutes after shot.
            About 4 1/2 hours later my nose got really weird pressure like you describe.
            I took 2 advil after talking to ER nurse and that helped a lot, also put ice on nose for very short time. The tingling and pressure was gone next day, but then the inside of nose felt like someone sprayed soda pop up my nose, lol, very uncomfortable! The 3rd day was so dry inside but again just putting some ice at opening for short time helped alot. I also got more tingling and numbness below lip and above chin that was very short lived. I still have mild tingling in arms and legs that started on 6th day but is almost gone now. It’s been 3 weeks since first dose. Is your nose better now?

      • It’s been 2.5 months since my first Pfizer shot and have been experiencing tingling in my feet, legs and hands. It went away a few days ago and I was relieved; but, it has returned today. I’ve had all the blood work and all is fine. I also wish I knew this was a possibility as I wouldn’t have gotten the shot. I also experienced heart palpitations and feels as if my legs are slightly swollen. I’m a healthy 38 year and again, all blood work and EKG normal. My doc said it’s important to get the second shot but they said that my symptoms may get worse or last longer. No way am I getting it!

        • Same here,8 weeks after the Pfizer 1 dose,tingling in my legs,heart palpitations,muscle twitches, heart issues,head tingling and pressure!All blood test fine,ecg,heart echo,waiting brain MRI results. Never ever second dose!

          • Martina,how r you feeling today? Did the symtomps go away? Did you take any medicine or supplement? I having all these one month after 1st Pfizer shot. Not getting the 2nd. Thanks

        • I have also had the tingling and prickling paresthesia for 2 months. I had blood work and an EMG test – all normal. I am scared to get 2nd dose but doctors says I should when this goes away even though they don’t know if it will get worse next time.

          • Hi Rachel I’m the same I’m still awaiting my second shot but want to wait to see if tingling sensations go away. I’ve had no pain at all just feels really odd. I had my first shot about 10 weeks ago and ive had tingling in my nose and foot for a couple of weeks and don’t know what it is! Has yours gone yet?

        • Hello the same on my side the legs are swollen and I have to tolerate quite strong jaw pain. I guess the trigeminal nerve is inflamed but why it is just one side?

          • I feel the same irina, strong pain on right side of jaw 1 day after pfizer 1st dose. How long it will last and what medication do you take..

    • I’m the exact same full body itch like crazy bad im looking on here to see if anyone else has the same side effects and how long it may last. Had my 1st jab Pfizer on Thursday I was fine that day but since the following day Friday its been uncontrollable itching and tiredness due to lack of sleep because the itchinh/scratching all night. Anybody know how long this may last please ?????

          • I’m the same from head to toe itchy. Moves around. I scratch and it leaves red blotchy marks. Almost 3 weeks since I got first does and don’t think I’ll get 2nd. Acid reflux is very uncomfortable and painful. Did your itching stop?

      • Please respond back Larry, did this subside? Tingling pins and needles feeling for me too. 1st dose Pfizer, 6 days ago. Concerned.

        Has anyone experienced this with resolution?

        • I had tingling feet and hands after the first vaccine. I was thoroughly checked out and tested by a neurologist and everything was fine. I got the second one a week ago and it was much easier than the first one. I am glad that I got the second one. My tingling had resolved, too.

          • Hi Mary, I got the first shot and I didn’t think anything about it til just now and looked online to see the side effects. I have tingling in my fingers and I thought it might be carpal tunnel but now I’m seeing your comment. I guess I should ask my doctor but I’m glad the tingling went away after your second shot. It’s got me kinda nervous now.

          • Omg I was looking for this. Just got my pfeizer yesterday and a little sweating last night, but today, the worst migraine. Had chills and body aches, I was wondering if the second would be worst because I’m scared. Glad to hear someone had it easier the second shot.

          • Mary, THANK YOU so much for this. I just got off a call with a 24 hr ER physician at 4 am on a Sunday for the pins and needles and cold, grey extremeties. I have lupus, so it was very concerning. Its been about 4 hours with them so far, but the physician said that as long as they dont progress past my shoulders or thighs to wait and see if they resolve. If they do progress, go to the Emergency room. Its good to know others had this side effect with no long term issues.

          • This is reassuring. I got my first vaccine two days ago and have felt ongoing Numb/tingling feeling in foot and sometimes on my leg and arm…

          • I have this same tingling for 7 days now – started 2nd day after 1st dose of Pfizer. I was sent to ER and all seemed normal – they told me it was anxiety but it isn’t- of course I have anxiety now that I have all this tingling – also in my face. How long did your tingling last?

          • I am 4 weeks into my 1st vaccine with the same sympons of you. When did it go, the Drs really aren’t helping 🙁

          • Mary did your tingling symptoms resolve before you got the second shot?I’m having the same symptoms and I’m not sure if I should get the second shot while I still have these symptoms.

          • Has yours resolved ? My pins and needles is driving me crazy ER and various doctors have suggested I wait it out…. I’m on day 7 with pins and needles left side of face and left arm and back where I got the jab

          • I still have it – went to neurologist and she said is immune inflammatory response to vaccine causing small fiber neuropathy possibly due to vasculitis. She said hopefully will resolve on its own and do not get 2nd dose until it is gone. Please everyone report these side effects to Pfizer at pfizersafetyreporting.com and to VAERS.

          • Im day 5 I have pins and needles all over my body but its sporadic not all the time does anyone know if they go eventually

          • I received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on April 12th and I am still experiencing intermittent tingling, pins and needles, intermittently in all extremities.

        • I’m having same issue, I got 1st vaccine 3/27 my nose and lips are tingly and pins and needles on extremities. I’m definitely not getting 2nd vaccine. I hope this goes away

          • same for me. I had my heart rate spike on my vaccine day and have been dealing with lingering pins and needle feeling for 4 weeks now. Not getting the second shot, but nice to hear that I am not alone. I have been losing sleep over this issue. Very uncomfortable especially at night.

          • Thank you all for the information on the tingling and pins and needles. Too my 2 second on the 10th and still filling the tingling and can’t sleep because am worried. Will be calling my doctor tomorrow if I still wake up with it. Soreness is gone on my arm. I am just a bit worried.

          • Susan: did your tingling/numbness resolve? I’m 30 days after my first Pfizer does and still have tingling/numbness in my face and hands, a bit of numbness in my feet. The tingling/numbness started on the right side of my face on Day 1 so I was directed to emerg where they determined it wasn’t serious. In my medical history, I have had latex allergies, shingles and HPV.

        • I’m 3 days from my 2nd pfizer n im tingly on my upper back shoulder. It comes and goes .. other thank that im feel ok I can’t remember if I hD this feeling with my first dose.

        • I got the 2nd Pfizer shot on Tues. It’s Friday and I still have weakness in my arms and legs and pins and needles feeling. I feel quite tired. I had a severe headache and a slight fever, but those have subsided. I’m just still experiencing a general ache all over. Trying to go about every day activities, but it’s been a bit difficult.

          • Hi did your symptoms resolve? After 1st dose Moderna I had a very heavy feeling in limbs, most notably in arms, and completely exhausted after exertion that would normally be fine. It went after 10 days. So I had 2nd dose and was extremely ill on first couple of days with headache nausea diarrhoea muscle aches fever. That got better but I was left with the same heavy, sometime s pins and needles feeling in limbs and exhausted after exertion, it continues the same 17 days after 2nd dose

        • did your pin and needle feeling eventually goes away? 8th days now, I still feel the pin and needle, and it did not seem getting any better.

          • I have my hands and scalp tingling started a week after my 2nd shot. It has been going on for 4 or 5 days

          • hi Justin,
            got same, 3 days after 1st pfizer pins and needles feeling all over, have had it now for 5 days, sometime less sometime more, how are you now? regards.

        • Both arms and hands fingers tingling
          SharpDeep pain in both arms my wife feels like she has carpal tunnel syndrome it’s horrible

          • Hi larry, i am having pins and needles and also the carpol tunnel syndrome, can you please tell me if these symptoms have gone away from your wife and how long did it take for them to go away
            Thanks

        • Hi John,
          I had tingling in my feet since the vaccine a month ago. I went to the emergency room after 10 days.
          They found inflammation on my spine. They think it might be MS but I don’t have enough symptoms to be diagnosed. The tingling had improved and the neurologist doesn’t think it’s vaccine related… but the timing has me wondering. Hope you are better now!

          • I have a very similar experience! My tingling started intermittently in all four extremities, so my general practitioner suggests that I get an MRI. She was suspicious of MS. MRI came back completely normal and now I’m being referred to a neurologist. After reading all these comments I definitely think this is vaccine related.

        • I have had numb face mainly near jaw line and chin only on left side since 30 days after 2nd shot. The only thing that leads me to believe it is covid vaccine related is that when I received my first shot (pfizer) I immediately had jaw pain (subsided after a week) in the same area that I am numb now. Did yours ever Go away? Mine started may 4th and am still dealing with it 2months later

          • I got blurred vision in my left eye (Same side as shot)about 30 mins after my 1st Pzfizer shot, which resolved about 10-150min later , then I got a numb area on the front of my left ear which spread towards my nose & up on my temple. That has continued for 3 weeks But seems to be improving. But now Im getting pain & tightnesss in my left TMJ with some feeling of numbness in my left temple. I dont think Ill get my 2nd shot which is due this week. Maybe a coincidence??? but I dont think so.

          • Hello. The same after second Pfizer. Quite strong jaw pain but why it is only on one side?
            This is strange – the trigeminal nerve runs on both sides of the face so if it is inflamed all face should be affected.

    • I had second Mederna shot about fifteen hours ago and now i have full body itchiness. Aches, low grade fever and unable to sleep.

    • I got 1st dose of Pfizer on Thursday and today, days later, the pins and needles tingling all over my body and face is unbearable!!! 30 mins after the shot I started flushing in the face and have had that off and on. But, this tingling and itchiness started after 4 days! Even my eyelids tingle! I can’t take it anymore. I don’t know what to do 🙁

      • I’m also dealing with the all over pins & needles. It started at 12 hours after my first dose, which was yesterday. Still feeling the pins & needles at 36 hours after first dose of Pfizer. Hope it goes away soon! Now I’m nervous for my 2nd dose!

          • Mine started itching a couple of days after my second dose, dull muscle ache and bone ache, and it’s been almost a month. I’ve had tingling fingers, eyelids which went away. I had vivid dreams also which hopefully won’t come back. I tripped walking which had never happened before. (my friend tripped while stood talking to me, she had her 2nd shot 2 days before) I hope no one has this uncomfortable side effects.

        • I’m in the same situation. Had my first Pfizer vaccine on 3/31 and the pins and needles started a day or two later and have not subsided much except temporarily through acupuncture and chiropractic work. I have frequent headaches. I thought it was the way I was holding myself at my desk but now I’m worried about the vaccine. My second shot is due this Wednesday, April 21.

        • I taking the first dose at 21 August, passed 1 days and I feel my stomach have a bit numb and my left hand also numb for a bit and my heart feel tight, is this symptoms normal? I thought I am gonna die for a second, if my family not forcing me to get the vaccine I won’t get it for sure, I don’t know if I want to take the second dose or not, maybe I will just get out of the house, I’m scared.

      • Has this stopped for you? I also have the tingling everywhere. It’s scaring me. I got my second dose today and it started like an hour after I got the shot.

        • Hi I also am experiencing the pins and needle feeling throughout my body, I hope the feeling resolves. I am breaking out in hives as well (might not be from vaccine)

      • Hi Cary, how are you feeling now? I had my first jab on Monday, and four days later my limbs and face are numb/heavy. The tingling has subsided slightly, but worried that things may get worse and that I might not get the rid of this numb/heavy feeling

    • I have the same pins and needles feeling after the first shot was received two days ago. My wrists feel almost paralyzed and limbs have gone cold. My hands and feet are cold and they never normally were. I noticed the wrists felt almost foreign and drooping about 15 minutes after getting the shot. My shot was more painful than most because, I presume a nerve was hit. I’m trying everything to attempt to warm my hands and feet but the temperature change doesn’t last. The limbs go cold soon after pulling away from the heat source. There is numbness and tingling like if you have been a victim of frost bite and are defrosting.

          • Hello. Do you still have symptoms or are they gone? I have had tingling in my hands for a month now after the second shot of Sinopharm. Have you received any therapy?

      • Did this go away??
        My lower arm wrist and hand feel like they are asleep and sometimes tingle or feel dead .. go tried to tell me it could be tennis elbow but I don’t even have a very physical job .. it only started after the vaccine 4 days ago my wrist is so weak.

    • Just interested to know has anyone else had issue’s with old injuries acting up. Example I have 2 knee injuries and spinal injuries and all 3 are screaming in pain. I am tired more than usual. Today I wanted to go back to bed all morning it is now 2:30 and I forced myself to tackle my house chores. My stomach is off too not throwing up or nothing just feels like I got the flu

      • Yes, my knees are so painful, I have to keep taking pain relief, I have arthritis in both knees, but since the jab, the pain has intensified, I’m hoping it doesn’t get worse after 2nd jab.

    • Yes I have! And I couldn’t find much research on it. What was your reaction post the second vaccine I’m due later this month. This is a scary side effect and is t listed as a common one.

    • Yes I have! And I couldn’t find much research on it. What was your reaction post the second vaccine I’m due later this month. This is a scary side effect and isnt listed as a common one. For anyone reading has your symptoms gone away? Should I take the second?

    • I had tingling after first vaccine but went away after a few days. Second shot did not cause tingling to come back for me at least.

    • Hi, sadly I have been going on for four weeks with the parasthesia (pins and needles ) all over my body. It still comes and goes ER was no help and neurologist said “there are things we can’t explain” and everything looks okay. Received first shot of Pfizer. Does anybody who has this did it go away ? I am really concerned

      • Hi Vivien 3 weeks after my second dose I started with tingling in my back, then feet head and face hands, it lasts about 3 weeks and now not as bad however I did see a neurologist and got a MRI I see him Tuesday for the results.

      • hi vivien, i got pins & needles sensation 20 mins after i had my 1st shot of pfizer. it’s on & off. i’ve been dealing with it for 3 weeks. I called 6 doctors to get an advice if i should proceed for my 2nd dose, most of them don’t have the answers, only 2 doctors had said i should get 2nd dose because covid is way worst rather than the pins & needles. i had my 2nd dose yesterday, i didn’t sit down after i got the shot, i was moving a lot my extremities and walking too. The pins and needles is still there but had lessen its intensity and duration. i really hope it goes away

        • Hi Trina, I hope this is the same Trina who asked me about B-12. ( I couldn’t respond to your comment below my writing for some reasons). I actually didn’t do anything special for B-12 intake as I have been taking B-12 here and there for a while. So, my pins and needles of my fingers and toes are still there but it is much milder these days. My doctor told me that the tingling hands could be the stiffness of elbows. Maybe the injection gave me the tendency of elbow stiffness. When I massage around elbows, the tingling of my hands definitely get better. Anyway, I am sorry that I cannot give you my update about B-12 intake.

  7. Thanks for the advice. First AZ today and sat in bed with uncontrollable shaking and slight temperature. Can hardly get out of bed. Glad it’s not just me. Cheers.

    • had shot 2 of pfizer, no symtoms ,took 2 tylenols before 2nd shot per my son’s neurologist said to do, hope the vaccine is working. still not sick, no side effects.

  8. Had phizer vaccine began to feel a sore arm later and then spread to all limbs. Went to bed woke feeling freezing cold, later felt so hot temperature of 39. As others have said vivid weird dreams. Really weak for next two days. Nausea, fatigue and slight cough. I have been told 2nd will be worse, but it hasn’t put me off at all. Just bad luck. I had Covid last April for about 12 weeks but not in hospital. Could be a connection?

  9. I got my second vaccine yesterday. Woke up around am today with nausea and vomiting. Fever, chills, body aches. Still 24 hours feel like I have the flu, nauseous, weak.

    • Hi Lisa, I’m on day 7 experiencing the same phenomenon. Can you share if and when this tingles resolved? It has me worried. It’s not painful but I have an ‘electric’ feeling throughout my body.

      • Hi I have the same thing for maybe a month and a half now. Tingling and pins and needles on my arms and legs. Not sure if it has anything to do with the vaccine or not

        • Hi
          I have experience the same already 6 weeks since I’ve had my 1st dose pfizer on 30.01.21.
          5 mins after the vaccine got a weird feeling of my tongue after 10 mins lips became numb, heart was racing..been monitored by doctor and nurses.
          After 24 hours,fatigue,diarrhoea pounding headache, tingling in both hands and feet for 2 weeks non stop. Then gradually decreases, still get it on and off.
          GP done loads of blood test and going to make referral to see neurologist to rule out any neurological disorder.
          As from last week some of my joints start hurting ,body ache and burning back pain very tender to touch.
          Not been feeling great ever since I’ve had the 1st vaccine.

          • I got the first Pfizer three weeks ago. Just seconds after getting the shot, I felt a nerve zap across my lower face and my whole lower face went numb. I also instantly got a headache. Over the next few days, my mouth and lips felt exactly like you’ve been to the dentist and the novocaine is starting to wear off, numb and tingly. The headache and tingly feelings in lips and gums were intermittent since then, getting weaker and coming and going. Then, about a week ago, my left hand and lower arm started having episodes of pins and needles too. Now it comes and goes to both hands and still my mouth and lips. I have been seen by an EMT just after getting the vaccine, and by a doctor but they don’t have answers and don’t seem concerned. I am very worried though and am not planning on getting the second shot.

          • Iam experiencing the same problems , it’s been 3 weeks now , pain in lower legs getting worse , Iam waking up in the middle of night with panic attacks , don’t know what to do , some time I can’t even feel my feet ,

          • Hi Zia. Sorry to hear you haven’t been well since getting your first vaccine. I haven’t felt good since getting mine 4 weeks ago either. My main problem is a burning pain, which started a few days after the jab. like a sunburn feeling all over the top of my back, chest area area and arms. It is also sensitive to touch. I just wondered if this has settled for you yet? Or if your doctor had any comment on it? My friends that have had their first jab all seem fine but it has really knocked me for six and I’m worried about having my second dose of the burning is still there.

          • I had my first Pfizer vaccine 10 weeks ago in January and I’m still feeling rubbish. I was fine initially but 48 hours later I became very dizzy, faint and weak and was sent home from work. As well as crippling fatigue and dizziness, I had numb hands, feet and at times numbness all over my face. The worst thing for me was the brain fog. I am a quick-thinking bright woman but everything has slowed down hugely and sometimes I desperately hunt for the words I need and it takes ages or I simply can’t find them! I’ve also had other weird stuff like small pupils (for me), jaw ache, the feeling that my teeth don’t fit and my bowels have slowed down a lot (which is a positive). It was noted on my medical record that I have had a “Drug Sensitivity” to the vaccine. Although the worst of the numbness has now gone unless I’ve really overdone it I am still a long way off being able to work and it’s all rather unpleasant. As advised by a friend with longterm ME I am trying to practice pacing which is deeply frustrating. A short walk one day can leave me staring into space for the entirety of the next day. I am being referred to the local hospital’s Chronic Fatigue Service for support and my GP has said I’m not the only one suffering like this so when I get to the CFS service at least I will meet others in the same position. I have decided not to have the second Pfizer vaccine as I cannot risk anything similar or worse happening. This is problematic as I am a 59 year-old care worker with a husband older than me who has a heart condition. Prior to this for my age I was fit and strong – I was deadlifting 65Kg with ease and working in a strenuous busy role. I hate to think that this fatigue etc. is going to be long-term so am trying to stay optimistic but it’s getting harder with each passing week. I would add that I am by no means anti-vaccination. I have an annual flu jab and a year ago had a few vaccinations ready for a planned trip to India. Prior to this I spent a fair bit of time trying to persuade reluctant friends and colleagues to have the jab. I realise that my response has been unusual and for some reason I was susceptible and I am still resolutely pro-vaccination but I have felt quite alone with this as I haven’t seen any information about others experiencing the same or similar which has led to some people thinking I’m making it up which I am not.

          • Please,
            I feel the same after first dose of Sinofarm injection.
            Tingling sensation all of my body.
            It is a bit scary.
            Are you feeling better now?

          • Hi Zia! How are you feeling? I’m having some of the same symptoms you describe. Thanks, Sa

          • Hi Harriet?

            How are you feeling? I have similar symptoms and they remain for more than 7 weeks now? Do you feel better and have found any effective treatment? Thank you.

          • Hi. I have the same as you, my main problem is a burning pain too, like a sunburn feeling all over the top of my back, chest area, arms and legs.
            With also pins and needles sensations everywhere.
            All my medical checks are good.

            I did my first injection 1 month ago now. It doesn’t go away.

            Can you tell me how are you feeling now, because i m a bit scared ?
            I hope you feel better.

            Thank you

      • Hello , for the first dose after 2 days I did feel like electric feeling through from head to toe and slowly transformed to severe anxiety , took me more than a month to fully recover !! I did not take 2nd dose !!

        Thank you

        • Lik – I have experience the same thing. I had no physical side effects (actually felt great) but after the first week I started getting really bad insomnia and a lot of anxiety. It’s been nearly five weeks and it hasn’t subsided….compounded by stress of the second shot which I had been planning to get on Wednesday. What helped you recover?

          • Hi Klara
            My dad got the pfizer shot two weeks ago. He didn’t feel any side effects until after the first week. Now he is experiencing extreme anxiety and insomnia. I am not sure if what to do to help him. His doctor prescribed a sleeping pill which gave his first full night of sleep. But he seems panicky and his hands are clammy. Will be talking to the doctor again today.

          • My dad got the vaccine two weeks ago and had the same symptoms as you one week later! Severe anxiety and insomnia. The doctor prescribed a sleeping pill but the anxiety during the day is unbearable. Any advice?

          • exactly what I experienced too. 3 weeks since my first shot, but I still have insomnia.. cannot sleep longer than 3 hours with anxiety. I am fine during the day but every night is terrible. I don’t know how long this will last…

          • Hi Klara, how is your condition now? Am experiencing the same. It’s been 45 days I took the vaccine. Please reply

          • Hi Klara,. I had the vaccine a week ago and am now suffering these severe panic attacks. They come at night. Did you guys come right? I feel I will have to go to doctor to try get anti anxiety meds

        • How do you feel now? This is exactly what I’m going through. I feel like I’m never going to get better. I have to take anti anxiety meds to get through. I am in severe panic

          • I feel the same way as you. I had my 2nd vaccine on may 26th. The only immediate side effects I had were being tired and just feeling in a fog. About a week after that I started getting terrible anxiety while driving, insomnia , heart palpitations and more anxiety. I’ve always dealt with anxiety to some degree but never like this. I’ve had to start using CBD during the day to calm me down. I’m really tired of feeling like this.

        • I also have the same thing. Sometimes the insomnia is severe. I can’t fall asleep for hours. Other nights I sleep like a baby. I also have anxiety, which is very unlike me. I’m doing acupuncture and taking a bunch of herbs, GABA, etc to help me fall asleep at night. I’ve seen my PCP and a sleep specialist, but I don’t think either of them believe that this has been caused by the vaccine.

          • This is happening to me! I got the moderna 2nd dose and some nights I can sleep a little, while others I can’t at all. I have severe ear ringing at night and bad anxiety that lasts all day. I’m starting anti-anxiety meds and my dr takes about using a steriod for the ringing.

        • That’s happening to me right now. It’s been about five days since my second dose. I have severe restless legs and the feeling of electricity everywhere. I really hope it goes away.

      • I got my 2nd doze and having the tingling, itching and pins and needles in various places in arm, legs , arms , wrist feel and fingers . I went to ER and they said it might be from the vaccine. I go to a specialist. Happen about 5 days after the second shot. Lower back pain and abdomal pain very irritating. Also my eyes are burning sometimes.

        • Hi Dee,
          Can you update when finish specialist.I have no idea what can it be,and feeling the same ,today almost four weeks from first dose.
          Thanks

          • Hi Jelena
            The symptoms went away. Went to neurologist and he said it was from the vaccine. They are doing test but u am good now. How about you?

          • Any findings? What do you recommend I do. I thought if the abdominal pain gets worse or stays longer than today, or any other symptoms come along I will call the health line or go to Dr tomorrow (It’s Monday). I had my shot on Thursday. 1st one. Only other symptoms are tiredness, and slightly flu symptoms, quite tired.

        • Hi I’ve just had my 1st dose of Pfizer on 8th July (Thursday). I had pins and needles to start with mostly arms legs and torso. I was fine yesterday (Day 2 post vaccine), now I’ve woken with slight flu like symptoms – runny nostril slight, slight irritated throat, cold and tired. Now I have a sore left abdominal pain. It is felt a lot more when I move, mainly sit straight up, rather than slouched like I normally do. Did your go away? Any suggestions?

          • I had my first jab 2 weeks ago and feel extremly exuasted all the time is this normal? Any one els had this

      • Hi Dee,and my simptoms almost went away.Some days pims and needles reappear but it is negligible.
        I didn,t receive second dose and i don,t know what to do with that?

        • Hi Jelena. Did you get your 2nd dose? I worry about it… same feelings as you. Please let me know.
          Kind regards.
          Nancy

        • Hi Jelena
          Are your symptoms of pins and needles still improved?
          I have been experiencing for 2 months with no resolution.

      • Hi kule

        I have the same. Burning sensation all on my back, feet, hands. It started on Day 1 and I am day 11 today. My GP told me to take vit B for now, it helps the nerves a bit . My neurologist asked me to monitor but he doesn’t rrally know. Your immune system is over reacting with inflammation, as mine. Try to relax as much you can as stress can only make it worst. I read medical statements saying it can take up several weeks to go away.

        • Hi Natasha

          I’m 3 weeks out after my 2nd shot and I’ve had a horrible time. Had excruciating stabbing pain without warning appear on my left ankle which proceeded to get worse. Ended up in ER found nothing wrong then went to neurologist for bloodwork and EMG test. My legs at night twitch with burning sensations from the knees down to feet. Blood work showed slight inflammation occurring in my body but nothing they thought was out of the ordinary. I’ve been miserable for the past month even after my 1st shot. I hope this ends!!!

          • Hello yours is the only comment I have seen that mentions twitching.Day 1 of pfizer vaccine I had the typical sore arm .I couldn’t raise my arm above chest level. Day 4 I felt like my period was coming early,I had all the signs but no bleeding this went on for days.Day 6?My entire arm was twitching like crazy all day.I recorded it because I was so freaked out by it.My period arrived 4 days late and is very heavy.Ive read about the period changes bu tnobody is mentioning twitching but you.Guess we are the only ones.

    • I got the 1st dose on the 10th of March. It was Pfizer. Soon after the 1st shot, my hands and arms are getting pins and needles. Day2, it went to the legs and feet to all over my body and face. It was come and go but now, pins and needles are with me all the time. It has been over 2 weeks and feels like it has been intensified and feels pain on my finger tips. I called my GP and she said it could last till 8 weeks…. It is really sad to hear…. but I found this site and I realized that I was not the only one. So, thanks to everybody here sharing the experience. My 2nd dose will be on the 5th of April. I hope this will start going away.

      • I got my Pfizer 1st shot 12 days ago Mar 17, I started feeling slight pins and needles about 30min after the shot which intensified within 24 hours. Then it went away for a few days but came back less intense. Sill feeling it but it’s not so bad, just a bit annoying. Glad to hear that I’m not the only one here. I’m getting my second shot next week Apr 7

        • I am feeling the same,three weeks from the first dose of Sinofarm vaccine.
          How are you now, feeling better or the same?

        • Hi Adam, I had a similar reaction. I got the Pfizer vaccine on March 27, And after about 45 minutes had an intense pins and needles/itchy sensation that lasted for about a week. I notice it every once in a while now. Did you have any reaction after your second shot on the 7th?

          • Hi Jen, I’m 4 weeks after the first shot and still feel pins and needles, less intense tho. I didn’t take the second shot yet. My doctor said I should consider j&j instead if I’m hesitant to take Pfizer. Now j&j is on hold in the US. I’ve never been allergic to anything and now this. It looks like this is quite rare however they claim bell’s palcy is 1 in 1000. In Israel they reported 400 cases in 4mln of neurological reactions . This is quite enjoying, I hope it goes away soon

        • Hi Adam. I am at day 11 of my first shot and I have the pin and needles.
          How did it go for you? How was the 2nd shot? Thank you for sharing as these feeling worry me

        • Hi AdamK.
          I had the same. I worry the symptoms will be worst on 2nd dose.
          How was it for you? Can you share? Thank you. N

      • I had the normal sore arm for a few days but today, a week and a half after the first Pfizer dose, I had to leave work because I feel tingly all over, plus a headache, swollen glands under the jaw, a clammy feeling but no fever, and my tongue feels funny. It’s not agony but worrisome and sleep is proving impossible.

      • I had my second shot this past Wednesday. Within a couple of hours, I started feeling somewhat weird feeling cold and hot and I went home. By the time that I got home, I could hardly walk with pain from my waist and particularly my right knee area. Thursday, both of my legs felt much pressure as if I had blood pressure cuffs on. Friday, I was fine so long as I did not walk or my right knee would really hurt and my lower back. Today Saturday, my left upper arm was hurting a lot. It is clear that for some people the vaccine stirs up old wounds or injuries and you experience the same pain as you did whenever. Despite the side effects, I am glad that I made the choice to be vaccinated. I have friends who have not had a single reaction and others have been pretty sick. It is a challenge, but in reality far better than the 500,000+ Americans who cannot complain about the side effects.

      • Hi Kono, I have been having pins and needles in hands and leg I am on day 11 after my first dose. Wondering if your pind and needles went away and also wondering how your 2nd dose of vaccine was.

        • Hi Amber, I took my second shot on April 5th. I tried to hydrated so I was drinking a lot of water one day prior and the day of, and after the shot. Also, the nurse who game me a shot advised me to relax the arm during receiving a shot. I think those 2 things really helped me. I hardly had a pain on my arm, no headache. So, the second one was actually much easier than the first one for me. Unfortunately, my pins and needles in hands and feet are still with me. Sometimes, it comes and goes, sometimes it stays all day. Also, the place I feel pins and needles shifts. But overall, the intensity has got milder.

        • Hi Nancy B, Yes, I did have my second dose on April 5th. As of June 27th, I still have pins and needles…. I see some people are talking about B-12. Maybe I should try to take it to see how it goes.

          • hi kono. did you ended up taking vitamin b12? if yes, did the pins and needles go away? i just had my 2nd dose yesterday but i’m still dealing with the pins and needles for 3 wks now, it started 20 mins after i had my first shot of pfizer.

  10. Had my first vaccine nothing but tiredness until a week later pins and needles, really hot, nausea. Had it for three days so far. Phoning Doctor tomorrow

    • I’m having the same thing. Tingling on the left side of my body but other than that I feel fine. When did it subside for you?

        • Did yoe resolve problem? I am feeling the same thing after first dose and very bad reaction.Did anyone past this and can tell did it resolve! Thanks.

      • Hi, I have tingling in my fingers for about two weeks now. Still got it. Has your gone away? I scheduled for my second shot next week. I hope it will go away cuz it’s annoying!

        • Hi Kat! Did you have your second shot? If so, what were your symptoms like? I had a similar reaction to my first vaccine on 3/27. Intense pins and needles sensation in both arms that lasted in intensity for about a week. I still have it now, though it’s much less and varies day-to-day.

          • Hi Jen,
            Yes, I got the second shot and I still have it. It’s been 6 weeks now since the first shot. I’m going to doctor next week to see what is going on. My hands feel cold all the time. It’s driving me nuts.

        • I have been having numbness, pin and needles, and cold feet/fingers for close to 3 weeks now too and it has also been driving me nuts, making it hard to use a mouse and sometimes to type.

          • I started with cold toes now feet and lower legs.
            Feels like frost bite, docs told me it’s nerves in my legs.
            3 weeks after my second jab.
            This is getting scary.

        • After Pfizer shots, my cold toes and feet have been experiencing frost-bite like tingling for almost 4 months now. The only relief I can get from this is to go run a short distance which I think gets my heart rate up and overcomes poor circulation in my feet. If I do not run, after about two days my feet become extremely cold and painful from the tingling. Has anyone stopped having these symptoms and if so how long did they last?

  11. my mother who is 83 is having a terrible reaction to the second vaccination . she had them 3 weeks apart in the first phase . the second vaccination has made her ache all over. feel cold. cant sleep . the strong painkillers from the doctor made her seize up. the vitamin c and d also from the doctor made her nauseous so she stopped . On a morning it talks her 10 minutes to get our of bed. her upper arms are so weak she cannot get herself up easily. she suffers from arthritis and this seems to have made every muscle in her body and every bone ache. only her head is ok as she jokes. from an active 83 year old she has not been out to get her shopping or do anything like sweep the garden path SINCE TEH 5TH JANUARUY . she just sits and keeps warm and complains of aches and pains. had an x ray. nothing internally wrong. so definitely side effect of the vaccine. the first one was ok. just a pain in her arm the last week before her second vaccination was due.

    • Unfortunately this is normal. People with autoimmune conditions like arthritis, are going to see their immune systems kicked into overdrive for several weeks. However it should completely stop afterwards. Just got to ride it out.

      • Hi Bon.. I have hashimoto and psoriatic arthritis and bad reaction after 2nd shot of sinopharm vaccine.. Numbness, pins and needles for more than 2 months. Do you know what kind of medicine would help with this? And how long does it last? I also have and bad insomnia.. My ER doesn’t know anything about connection between vaccines and my condition..

      • Hi had severe abdominal cramps after first Pfizer, 2 weeks later intermittent agonizing to unpleasant cramps. Helpful to read how people are suffering. Feel like reporting to Pfizer Giant how we mere mortals are suffering.
        Regards Cyndi from South Africa

        • Yes day 3 after 1st Pfizer, nasty persistent abdominal pain on left. I had my injection on left arm. Same intermittent to unpleasant cramps. No other symptoms today except for waking up earlier than I normally would, and severely cold. Tired. Slight sore nostril and irritated throat on left.

  12. Had my first vac on 19 Feb 21 the next day felt like I was lethargic and feeling annoyed and achy all over my body like having a flu without all the symptoms. Within in 6 hours of the vac my lymph nodes on my left armpit start to swell and sore lasted for about good 5 days. Since Thursday until now I am having a severe rash like reaction all over my body.

  13. i hadmy second shot on3/2/21 after about 10 hours i woke up shaking all over and could not stop my body was not cold but could not stop shaking and had a very bad head ache some nausea the nausea went away the next day. i went to work left before lunch because i could not quit shaking then the headache came back the shaking lasted about 2hours this time then it and the headache went away. then about 10 pm i woke up with another shaking spell which lasted about 30 min i got up and came to work this morning no more symptoms yet i hope they are over .it is a strange feeling to shake like that and not be cold

    • Hey Carolyn….my wife is experiencing these exact symptoms. Did this resolve itself? She’s going on day 4 now.

      Thanks!

      • How does your wife feel now? Did the shaking stop? I’m shaking on day 5. I’m scared. Going to neurologist tomorrow. Please share if wife is ok. I hope so

  14. Had the jab on the 11th Feb and was ok until the 18th when I was wakened in the middle of the night by fairly severe pins and needles in the same (right)arm. It is fading now (after another week) but if it was a reaction to the jab it was not expected.

    • I had phizer jag 2 weeks ago, as did my husband, we now have terrible tinnitus in right ear, impossible to sleep as its like someone blowing a whistle directly into your ear, daytime it’s like we’ve got an earful of cottonwool and underwater, not sure whether I’ll get the 2nd dose, my hearing was great prior to this jag

      • Interesting…I have that exact side effect that began 9 days after my first shot- no ear infection, but I’m basically deaf in my right ear, except for a faint echo/whistle from every sound I hear. I use a white noise machine to sleep and always have- really helps. In fact, I keep thinking it’s gone until I turn off the machine!
        The doctor is trying to say that it’s an allergy that I have and they’re giving me steroids, nasal spray, and antihistimine/decongestant to attack try to clear the tube that runs between my throat and ear. It never occurred to me that it could be a side effect of this vaccine until I saw this article and searched up hearing loss.
        Did yours ever go away? Did you get the second shot?

  15. Had vaccine on 15 Feb, after more or less shaking off “Brain Fog”, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, lost appetite and extreme fatigue after 2 weeks or so I am left with what appears to be permanent severe tinnitus which started 12 hours after jab. Perfectly fit before hand, having the vaccine was the worse thing I ever did. Of course it is impossible to actually see a doctor or get any treatment.

  16. I had my first pyzser (Soz about spelling) about 3 weeks ago felt ok till 24 hours after then began severely shaking all over through the night twice lasted about 30 mins. Weird feeling in head mentally!!!!
    Lymph nodes are swollen and anxiety been up slightly and brain fogginess, words getting jumbled up a lot anyone else experienced this? Was fine beforehand not sure whether to get the second one now? Don’t fancy going through side effects again!

    • Hi Jane,

      Radiologists have confirmed that lymph node swelling is a quite common side effect of the COVID vaccine. If this doesn’t go down by itself, please contact your GP.

    • I’ve had my second dose, yes I feel like my brain isn’t working as well as before. Can’t find the words. Get stumped when trying to say something. Now for three days I’ve had this horrible anxiety, like I’m going to throw up or swallow my tongue. I’ve taken hydroxine, even a valium. Nothing works. I feel like I’m going to loose my mind. I dont know of it from the vaccine but I wasnt like this before. I do struggle with anxiety in spots but never for 24,48,72 hours straight.

      • I have had terrible anxiety as well, feel like I am ready to bust out of my skin. I thought that my zytec for spring allergies was causing it, so quit taking it a couple of days before my second pfizer dose on Saturday. The anxiety was a little better, and I was exited to get second. Feeling pretty anxious again today. I took a long walk on the day it was the worst, which seemed to help. Think I am going to ride bike after this post. Started itching a little on Sunday, which has gotten worse. Had splotches on my belly earlier today, which have faded. Repetitive dreams that leave me awake in the wee morning hours. I am hearing that it gets better, so I will take these side effects to not die like two of my neighbors.

      • Hi Angie. I had my shot 11 days ago and I’ve been having very bad insomnia and anxiety attacks ever since. I was on Prozac for my anxiety and they were working, I was feeling fine. It’s become really bad now. Has your anxiety improved at all?

        • How you feeling now I had anxiety on and off my whole life I was fine before the the vaccine but I do believe it’s all the worries about the vaccine that cause the anxiety rather than the vaccine itself I know I can self sabotage with googling ect looking into symptoms ect
          But yes like a lot on here I have heavy head brain fog ect after vaccine
          But I’m sure I’m doing this to myself looking for it and constantly looking at how I’m feeling

          • Hi Andrew
            It’s been 4 weeks since I had the vaccine and my anxiety has improved. However Im still not back to normal. I feel dizzy all the time and brain fogs. I kept believing it was me doing it to myself, thinking too much but I have episodes where I feel like Im gonna faint and I start shaking so I had some blood tests done waiting for the results. I feel like I never experienced anxiety this bad before in the past 10 years and I’m on 40mg of Prozac so this is not very normal.
            I always had low blood count and bad immune system so Im not sure at this point if its just the anxiety. Its quite scary really. If the blood test comes back clear Im gonna ask for more tests.
            GPs seem to think this is just my anxiety but seeing that these vaccines have been rushed to the market and not knowing how every individual is going to react and also the fact that they dont want people to be scared of getting the vaccine, I don’t think this is just my anxiety. Even 20mg of Prozac used to work for me but now 40mg doesnt seem to be really working. I really hope this settles soon.
            Melis

        • Hi Melis,

          How are you now?

          I too have had anxiety and insomnia since day 6 after 2nd pfizer. I’ve also had palpitations and heart fluttering so I’ve seen a cardiologist but the insomnia is terrible. I sleep for 1 to 4 hours waking like something has jolted through me. Weird dreams. Had a sleeping tablet last night and got 5.5 hours sleep.

          Take care

          • Hi Louise,. I had the vaccine a week ago and am now suffering these severe panic attacks. They come at night. Sounds exactly what you’re experiencing. I wake up with a jolt. Did you come right? I feel I will have to go to doctor to try get anti anxiety meds

  17. I had 2 Pfizer vaccinations and my wife had 2 from Medrona. We both had the same reaction after the second shot namely itching all over the body. We apply Benadryl topically every night and it gives temporary relief. The itching and red spots on the skin have been going on over a month for both of us. How much longer will this go on? She is 85 and I am 95. Noone else seems t have this problem. Thank you. Patrick Zilliacus

    • Patrick, I am experiencing the same symptoms as you and your wife. I got the second Pfizer vaccine on March 8 . Shortly thereafter I had the red dot rash and itching on my arms and legs. I went to a dermatologist as it didn’t occur to me that it might be from the vaccines. He checked me out and did a biopsy on my arm. Nothing showed up. A few days ago I went to a general practitioner (not my regular doctor as she was booked up for weeks). I didn’t know this doctor and it was a waste of time. All she did was show me pictures of people with a rash and told me it would go away, I said I had this rash for a month and she again told me it would go away as she was walking out the door, Today I went to a drug store and talked with a pharmacist as they are usually very knowledgeable. She said it’s nothing to worry about. She said it should go away in a couple of weeks. Even though it’s been longer than that she said it’s a normal reaction and not to worry. So that’s where I’m at. My arms and legs don’t itch much anymore so I’m hopeful this will be over soon. I hope you and your wife are doing better.

  18. This is the 4th week of having Oxford vaccine I can hardly lift my left arm now it keeps me awake the pain going down arm most of night I have been putting hot water bottle on left shoulder to help with the ache in going down my arm this side effects come on 4 weeks after having vaccine shall I consult my dr or will it go I am worried about having 2nd injection now .

    • Hi – my arm is till aching two weeks after the AZ jab too. Think you should definitely speak to your doctor to be on the safe side. Hope you feel better soon.

  19. Until I found this thread I thought I was the only person having weird vivid dreams after Pfizer jab. Seems like a really crazy side effect but easier to handle than others.

  20. I took Pfizer vaccine on March 1, 2021. Next day arm was sore at injection area. Also, I have large dark not red circle on injection area. Informed Methodist Hospital on March 2. Arm is no longer sore, but dark circle remains and today is Sat. March 6.

  21. I took my second Pfizer vaccine on Monday 3/1/21. I felt a little nausea immediately after injection with a weired taste. Arm was very sore at site on second day but went away. On 3rd day(3/4/21) from injection, I had this severe deep, deep inner ear inching, running nose , sneezing and nose also itch. The worse is the inner ear itching. I took some Benadryl (25mg) antihistamine on3/5/21, it has help a little but here I am on day 3 of this episode of inner ear itch, running nose and sneezing. Have anyone had this problem and what did you do? I am 70 yrs old and in good health not on any medication.

    • I have the same issue now. On the third day after the second dose i started sneezing and my nose is so itchy. How long did it last for you?

      • My nose and sinuses behind my nose started itching soon after the first Pfizer dose. I had sneezing jags that lasted for about 24 hours, and then the sensation went away. I’ll post again after I experience the second dose, whether the reaction was worse, better or about the same.

      • I had the runny nose and sneezing on the third and fourth days after Pfizer. I have been reading about side effects and haven’t seen it listed. Although I am on a Texas A&M forum where someone else mentioned they had sneezing fits as a side effect. Now, I see several folks here also.

    • I previously posted my symptoms after first dose but didn’t realize that the inner ear itching is another one! Feels so odd.

    • I’ve been sneezing off and on, too. And coughing, but I’m prone to cough so I don’t necessarily blame that on the vaccine. Hope I don’t get the itchiness, that sounds miserable.

  22. I have had my first vaccine with Pfizer. It brought on my asthma within 12mins of having the jab and lasted about 5days. I’m still having vivid weird dreams

  23. I had my 1st vaccine Thursday. I have felt unwell ever since. I’ve had acid reflux which I needed medication, I now can’t keep warm n got the runs, nausea stomach cramps n a little shaken. Hope it settles down soon.

    • I, too, have had acid reflux after each of my two Pfizer vaccines. I thought it was just an odd coincidence after the first shot, since I haven’t been treated for reflux in more than 20 years. But it finally subsided. Until I got my second shot. It’s back, and it’s uncomfortable. I feel as though something is lodged in my throat and I have what my grandmother used to refer to as “sour stomach.” It helps to know I’m not the only one. Thanks!

      • I just got my first dose and within 15 minutes also felt like I had something stuck in my throat. Subsided within about an hour.

      • i got my first shot of PFizer in late may 2021 and 2nd on 12 jun… after a first shot i started getting acid reflux… specially when i was laying down i feel some session in throat line as if smth is running over middle line of chest, secondly belching is not stopping yet… i got chest xray which came fine than i got ultra sound of throat for thyroid which also came fine.. but these continuous belching and strange sensation is not leaving me… this condition has never happened with me ever before until i got pfizer shots, i never tested positive for corona…. what is the solution ?? i got antibiotic which made better from being worst (sleepless nights) but belching is continuing and sensation triggers often…

        • HI I also had a terrible flare of reflux and belching, so bad I couldn’t almost breathe. It was very quick after the shot, about 30/40 minutes later. Also insomnia and extreme thirst. It was like the whole digestive tube was acting crazy..

        • Its been 2 months for me after the 2nd shot. The belching, abominable pain & acid reflux been going on since then. Have shown to multiple doctors, taken many medications, got Endoscopy done as well but no diagnosis yet. Even doctors do not have an answer to this. The struggle is real. I am so scared to eat and drink now that am losing weight as well. Just waiting for this bad episode to get over.

          • Aditi, I had my second dose last week and the acid reflux symptoms started 2 days after. Yesterday I have not been able to sleep as I felt uncomfortable feeling in my chest area. Once I start eating during the day, I feel the need to burp but cannot. When I burp the relief is just few seconds and then the uncomfortable feeling once again. Feel lump in my throat, shortness of breath, weird discomfort in chest area. Do you resonate with these symptoms ? Reading your post and seeing you are suffering for 2 months worries me. I am losing the desire to eat as well.

          • Hi Sowmya,

            This is my exact state of health right now & have been since taking the 2nd dose. I feel each and every word that you have written. I know it’s frustrating but start distracting yourself after eating. Best is to take a walk or just engage in some chores. Be very careful of what you are eating, starting noticing what’s suiting you or not. Also, try cold water rather than normal one. I found this out a week ago only that cold water isn’t giving me much trouble. No Coffee/Tea/lemon water/Pineapple/ Orange. Keep eating in small portions. Don’t let your stomach be empty, will give you more problem.
            Lastly, go visit a doctor and get yourself checked to rule out any other condition (just in case).
            Hope both of us get well soon & this trauma ends asap!
            Let me know if you wanna to talk it out.

          • Hi Aditi and Omar, my experience is pretty similar to yours. My acid reflux also started a few days after my second shot and have been presenting since. I do not know if my reflux is worse compared to others or not. But I do not experience chest pain or heartburn. My chest pain only starts if I run or walk fast. I have a sour taste in my mouth and acid coming up mostly starts in the afternoon. I am really bothered by the bad breath and breathing difficulty that it gives me. My GP tried to convince me that it could be GORD and has nothing to do with the vaccine, but reading through the comments I feel odd. I have got my heart, blood and liver checked and all are fine. I was prescribed PPI and antibiotics but did not see a noticeable difference after I finished my courses. GP is suggesting endoscopy as at some point I was convinced I had a hiatus hernia. I will see what will happen. But you are absolutely right that drinking cold things make me feel better too. My GP said I could have iced lattee, which I tried and feel fine as well. I think the key is avoiding hot stuff and avoid drinks before and during a meal. Ice cream was also fine if no too much chocolate topping etc.

          • Hi Bext,

            Even I had thought of Hiatus Hernia because of similar symptoms. Best is to get Endoscopy done and have peace of mind that it’s probably nothing, just the vaccine side-effect. This actually helped me to cope up with anxiety. Are you by any chance having localized pain in left side of lower abdomen? This has been there for me since the start.

          • Hi Aditi
            Thanks for the reply. A month+ has gone by and it did subside a bit but back to square one this week. I haven’t seen a doctor but tried some home remedies which were only temporary relief. The new thing is a bitter taste in the mouth on and off. Do not know if there is any end to this. With the Pfizer 3rd dose being recommended world over I am wondering what will be the side effects. Will try the cold water in place of room temperature. Many of them recommend Apple Cider Vinegar will help but not tried it yet.

      • I have terrible acid reflux too. I was blaming myself for not having a good diet … but I never have acid reflux before and this comes just two days after pfizer second shot. Anyone got an idea when it’s gonna go away?

        • Same for me. 2 days after the shot, now going on 6 days I’ve had the worst heartburn of my life. I’ve rarely experienced heartburn in the past. It’s extremely painful. I hope it goes away soon!

          • Pfizer 1st dose Same here extreme heartburn I spent entire night without sleeping…. A bit scary also.. taking medicine for GERD. Hope you guys recover soon. Take care.

        • omg same with me…i am experiencing this after my 2nd dose ..it started 2 days after the dose.
          Its very uncomfortable. its been 4 days and its not going away. Did the reflux subside for you?
          Good to know that I’m not the only one experiencing this. Hope it goes away soon.

      • Hi I’m the same. Acid reflux. Never had it before. Can’t sleep at night hard to swallow. I’m on 40mg nexium twice daily. Has this gone away for you. I got my pfizer jab on 1st July nearly 3 weeks ago

      • I’ve been having horrible acid reflux after both of my Pfeizer vaccinations. I’ve NEVER experienced acid reflux before, and thought it was just weird timing. I got better very slowly with the help of medication prescribed by my doctor at a maximum dose, and being very careful with what I eat.
        After my second vaccine the reflux has returned.. so not just a coincidence I guess. This makes me feel so much better that I’m not the only one experiencing this.

    • Hi,

      Did the reflux subside. I took my second dose on 26th June . First dose nothing besides arm pain but second dose, first two days arm pain, chills and lethargy.. then post that lot of headaches which come and go..but theu are acute. Acid reflux for past 3 days. Plus hands and feet always chilly, cant concentrate, got an attack of panic too. Sleep is very disturbed and there is inner shakiness sometime. Did any one feel same or has your reflux subisded ?

      • I have bouts of acid reflux since getting my first injection, I’m not use to it and the first night the heartburn was so painful it was scary. It’s a comfort to know I’m not alone hopefully it will get better but it’s been over two weeks ago since my second jab,

      • My experience is pretty much similar to yours, apart from the panic attack, which I did not have. I have never had severe acid reflux before. They were usually one-off if I had something bad. But since my second dose, I started experiencing weird acid reflux which started two days after and is persisting. It has been a week now and it is getting worse and my sleeping is very bad. I started taking OTC medicine today, I don’t know if it will help. At the moment, I am not sure if it is linked to the vaccine or there is another coincidence.

        • I had mine two days back and the acid reflux is too much. I cannot breathe properly. The lump in throat passing sometimes to the chest area. I experienced nothing for the first dose. Did it subside for you all ? Can anyone please pls update here. Do I need to see a GP?

  24. I had my first dose on Thursday. My arm was urging. Body aches and fatigue. Slept almost all day Friday. Have crazy dreams it disturbed my dog. She woke me up. Also have a cough and some pimples on my face.

  25. Has anyone experienced abdomen pain, uti-like symptoms, frequent urination, overactive bladder and pressure in the pelvic are? I only got these symptoms the day after I got my first dose.

    • Yes, I have horrible stomach cramps , started 2 days after first jab, now shivering and feels like when you have flu, body sort of jumping x

      • My friend had hers on 9 March and she is having stomach cramps – I had mine same day and feel very nauseous with bad headache still. Like a stabbing pain.

    • I had my first Pfizer shot 2 days ago and have experienced frequent urination/over active bladder. On the 2nd night, I woke up almost every 2 hours to pee. It’s been very disruptive to my sleep.

      • I had the same thing the first night after shot. It has continued for the past few days. So glad to hear other had the same.

      • I am seeing an MD this week because this has lasted 3 weeks. I didn’t match it with the vaccine shot until yesterday. I’ve been fearing diabetes. Second shot scheduled on Sunday.

      • I had my second dose of Pfizer yesterday at 3:40PM. Speed forward to today at about noon… headache resolved by caffeine. But I have been urinating excessively every hour. (I did not drink much caffeine) I feel like I want to crawl out of my skin, and suspect fever but cannot find my thermometer. I know urinating is one way the body gets rid of heat. My ribs, back and knuckles are sore. Just a healthy immune system doing its job. I do hope the frequent urination let’s up.

      • Yes. The first night after vaccine woke up 3 times – frequent urination. Hadn’t heard of this side effect, but appreciate seeing it listed here. I guess it (getting P. vaccine) beats dying……………………………….

    • Yes! First shot 3/9. On 3/12 started itching all over my body then frequent urination especially at night – I go and within an hour I have to go again – pelvic pressure but it’s not a UTI. 3/15 and itching is nearly gone but peeing like crazy especially at night. What a crappy side effect!

    • Yes, Olga….I am also having frequent urination, slight pressure on abdomen area, sort of uti-like symptoms. Started the day after 2nd dose. Has this gone away for you since you stated this? Thank you!

      • So I see that I am not the only one who is experiencing the frequent urination. After my second Pfizer shot, I felt well for the remainder of the day, but the next day I was feeling as if I had been punched in the legs, knees and back by a mob. I also started to urinate with very annoying frequency, even waking up at night several times. No fever, no chills, no headaches. Two doses of Advil solved the body aches.
        However, all this is preferable to getting the full blown COVID. Every single person I know who has gotten the symptomatic version tells me that it’s a horrifying disease.

        • did the frequent urination problem end and if so how long does it take to go away? i got 1st Pfizer shot yesterday and have had the frequent urination problem all day today so far…

      • Aaahhhh I’m so relieved to be reading this. This is exactly what I’ve been experiencing today. How long did it take to resolve?

      • This is my second day after my second shot and i have been urinating frequently since this morning. Im so glad to read all these comments as i was thinking i had a infection or kidney problem (Dr Google said so LOL). Yes, very annoying, but still better than the fear of getting COVID.

      • Hi Laine

        Just wanted to see if your symptoms subsided? It’s been 10 days since my second dose of Pfizer and I’ve been having uti symptoms but no bacteria (as confirmed by 3 urine samples)

      • I’m also having frequent urination that began the evening after my second shot. I’m going about every hour and have constant pressure. I’m only on day 1 after shot. I hope it subsides. Anyone elses subside?

        • Hey Kelli, just wondering if your frequent urination symptoms have gone away? and if so, after how long? My dad is experiencing the same symptoms after he got vaccinated with his second dose yesterday and I am just slightly worried. Thank you 🙂

    • Had my 2nd Pfizer dose 2/22, arm soreness, slight fever, and body aches, went to work the next day, a few days later noticed some Pelvic tightness and soreness, Yoga stretching helps alleviate that.

    • Got my 2nd Pfizer yesterday afternoon. 8 hours later I’m urinating almost every 30 minutes, had chills all night and insomnia . Hopefully I kick this fast.

    • Did you ever find out anything about what was causing this? I got my second shot yesterday and I have been experiencing UTI-like urination frequency all day.

    • Has anyone had any luck with antibiotics or antifungals?
      Are people reporting this to the FDA? https://vaers.hhs.gov/esub/index.jsp

      2.5 weeks so far of UTI-like symptoms, intense bladder pain, flank pain, and tender spleen. Urinating every 2 hours, 5-6 times a night, starting 4 days after the first Pfizer dose on 3/20. It’s fluctuated some. Got my second dose yesterday, 4/10,. OTC phenazopyridine (Azo or generic) takes the edge off bladder pain.

      With posts of flu-like and UTI-like symptoms and shingles, I wonder if the vaccine impacts our ability to keep pathogens we are colonized with in check.

    • My boyfriend has had the same problem. UTI started right a day or so after first shot. Went on antibiotics to clear it up and now after the second shot it is back again…

    • Yes! I’ve been to my physician two times, have been on antibiotic and am scheduled for ultrasound. Urine negative for bacteria. Of course I have no way of knowing if this is related to my second dose of Pfizer but my symptoms appeared two days afterwards.

      • How long did this last for you? I haven’t been able to stand up straight for nearly
        a full day. I can’t even touch my lower abdomen, it’s so incredibly sore.

    • I had the Pfizer jab on thurs 10th June in the morning. By the nighttime I started spotting as if I was about to start my period (had period the week previous) then the day after felt on intense pressure pain in my lower back. Woke up on 12th with niggling pain in my left shoulder. Really hope the anxiety doesn’t kick in suffer with anxiety as it is I immediately regretted getting this shot and really don’t want the 2nd now

    • After 28 hrs after the first shot started running to bathroom every 15-20 minutes. Not like during UTI when it feels like I wanna pee but there is no pee, but actually peeing a ton each time lol
      I hope it will go away.

      Other side effects: got chills and cold feet at the same time, but it went away after an hour. Minor headache and fatigue on the first day (about 5-7 hrs after the shot).

      Age 33, no health issues.

    • I received my second dose two weeks ago and I have been experiencing UTI like symptoms. It started a couple of hours after my shot. It feels like constant pressure on my bladder, but there are no other UTI symptoms like burning when peeing or cloudy urine. I was tested for a UTI but there was no bacteria in my urine. From what I can find online this is a reported side effect, but in very small numbers. I don’t know if any of the original posters return to this thread but I’d love to hear if this horrible feeling goes away and how long it lasted.

      • My husband had similar problem as a side effect of the first vaccination Pfizer(burning while peeing ,often urination ,cloudy urine ,smells as cat pee((fever 38 ((started on the 4 day after vaccine and still having fever on the 10 day after (((

    • Exactly 24 hours after 2nd dose of pfizer I started experiencing UTI issues also glad to see someone else having same issue, people telling me it wouldn’t be from the vaccine I find it hard to believe its something else.

      • I have also tried to flush it out with pints of water one after another to flush my system out as I am running every few minutes hopefully it helps shift soon.

    • Did you continue to have this symptoms or did they disappear. I too began experiencing symptoms a couple of weeks after my 2nd shot

    • Hi Olga

      Did your symptoms go away? If so how long did this take? It’s been 10 days since the vaccine for me and I’ve had uti symptoms but no infection. Symptoms started day after the vaccine. Had abdominal pain so bad for a couple of nights that I had to sleep completely upright in my bed. Even had dried blood in my urine this morning

  26. I had the Pfizer jab on 19 Feb. No probs at first, but a week or so later I started to feel flu-like symptoms, felt extremely tired & sleepy, plus arm hurt at jab site, but I get that with the ordinary flu jab too. Slight temperature recorded as well. I do, however, have underlying health conditions which may or may not have contributed to these symptoms. I would like to stress that I am so very happy to have had this jab, & would urge everyone to go ahead and get it. The side effects are definitely worth it!!!

    • I was fine initially, after 2nd Pfizer sore arm but a few days later I feel that my bones and joints are sore, like I’ve walked miles and miles, my elbows are sore, its a strange one, I also have cold symptoms

      • That’s exactly how I feel. Had second Pfizer 8 days ago and have painful upper arms and just feel awful. It’s scary.

        • Had my second Pfizer on 30 March . Ok for a week and now feeling so rough. Pain in both upper arms and flu like symptoms. It is scary because other family members are fine with it

      • Hi Emma, I have the same sore upper arms and fatigue after 17 days of 2nd dose Pzifer. My pressure shot up to 157 a couple days after vacinne. Now I just feel muscle soreness on my arms and fatigue

  27. Yes, my arm was very sore. My husband said I had very crazy dreams. He said I was running in my sleep. I flung one of the cats off the bed. He had to wake me up like 6 times. I have no idea what I was dream about. I already have very violent dreams and wear a CPAP. My acting out in my sleep was the most violent I have ever been. I am glad to see other people had dreams too.

    • I had my first Pfizer jab 3 days ago and I’ve had crazy vivid dreams as well. And the dreams aren’t pleasant either. Things like cars being stolen, being chased. I almost kicked our dog off the bed. I wear a CPAP as well but my dreams are usually normal. I also woke up last night drenched with sweat although I feel fine. Not running a fever but I developed a cough overnight. That may be related to seasonal allergies. My arm is still a little sore.

  28. I got my 2nd Pfizer shot on 2/10 and on 2/19 I spiked a fever every night for 11 nights. Good for 4 nights then fever back. I’ve gotten a ton of bloodwork and all is normal. I’m hoping that it’s a reaction to vaccine and nothing more. Anyone else know of someone with a delayed onset?

    • I had a delayed onset of fatigue with Pfizer first dose. I was itchy and irritated the first few days after 1st dose, then horrible fatigue for past 3 days, a week after I got the 1st dose.

      • Ditto for me – I had my first Pfizer shot one week ago today, 3/11, and was itchy all over yesterday (better today) and fatigue has been brutal the last two days. I have severe asthma and will continue with the 2nd shot – lost loved ones to COVID and just not willing to take the risk.

      • I am having really bad pain in the bladder area and a bit to the right. It was so bad it woke me up and I feel like I can’t move or it gets worse. I just received the Pfizer shot 12 hours ago. It hurts so much.

    • Hope you nowbetterYes. Had my 2ndjab 31/3 . 5 days later it hit me.. had like a panic attack that started with my eyes seeing stars..then ghastly headaches and brain fog 3 days later…felt awful……donot want a 3rdPfizer vaccination.

      • I had the AZ vaccine a week ago now I see stars when I cough!
        Felt very ill the day after but feel ok now, still seeing stars!

        TBH, if it’s not dangerous I don’t mind seeing stars.

      • Hi Pamela, I had a very similar experience 4 days after the first jab. Now worried if I should opt out of the second. Did your brain fog ease over time? How are you doing now? Appreciate your response.

    • Drink plenty of fluid and take paracetamol every 4 to 6 hours side affects with eventually disappear I had mine on 16 th March muscle pain arm hurts from injection and zapping pains in my head last nigh a bit of fog brain if you have a temp monitor for 48 hours then seek medical advice I slept in a well ventilated room with fan and windows open don’t over wrap your self as it will make the Rigours worse ( shaking only occurs with temperature spike in your body ) I still say have your jab protect your self and encourage others to do the same better than being in ICU on a ventilator stay safe

    • Me too! I’m am sick right now as we speak. I had my 1st vaccine on 3/5/21 and woke up this am to loss of taste and smell. Saturday I felt so bad. I have been sneezing constantly and nose bleeds and my nose burning. I do have bad allergies and it’s bad here in NC but the loss of taste and smells and body aches has scared me today. Went to Urgent Care, had rapid test, it was negative. I also took a 2nd test to be safe. Once I got home and started thinking about it, I had about 4 headaches last week and had to use my prescription headache medication to stop it. The Nurse at Urgent Care said that they have had some patients come on with same side effects weeks later after 1st vaccination. But I not sure if that is my case or not.

  29. I had my 2nd Pfizer vaccine 5hrs later came down with shivers headache chest and jaw pains and body aches.next day continue with low grade fever body aches and headaches.how long will this last.

  30. I had my 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday 3/10/2021 at 315pm. Head started hurting about 30 mins after getting it and I was super nauseated by the time I got home. I am laying in bed been awake off and on all night it is 150am now. Woke up soaked and head hurts. Have had the most crazy dreams. Starting to get nauseated again. Every time I shut my eyes I wake up soaking wet hair and all. I do feel like I have a fever.

  31. I had my jab on Monday 8th March fine for a few days until yesterday when I have pain in opposite shoulder effecting my arm like a trapped nerve, can not raise arm without severe pain, difficult to dress, shower and am so extremely uncomfortable, had bad shakes on Wednesday evening due to the amount of pain I was in, had the Astrazeneca covid jab

    • I had my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine today and am experiencing similar symptoms. What part of your shoulder is affected? My shoulder blade (opposite the injection site) is affected, into my neck.

      • Same, Heather. While I was driving home from getting the Pfizer vax in my left arm, I started to get a weird pain in the right/back side of my neck that’s now kind of radiating to my right temple and down into my right shoulder/trapezius (sp?) area. It’s not terrible pain, just weird. I’m glad I’m not the only one! How are you feeling now?

  32. I had Covid last July, I was perfectly fine before I took my shot on Monday by Tuesday evening terrible terrible headache chills both arms hurting, by next day I was in the bed sleeping the entire day sweating chilling sweating chilling, today I feel a little better now both lymph nodes are swollen both arms hurtAnd head still hurts with fever 100. I hope tomorrow is better.

  33. I received my second shot an March 4. A few days later I began having sharp pains in my right leg. Also, my food began to have a metallic taste. This morning, March 11, the metallic taste was very strong. I’m wondering if this is a side affect of the Pfizer vaccine.

    • Hi Edward I had my first Pfizer jab 10 days ago was very fluey shaky very tired hot/cold but now have the horrible taste in my mouth after eating food tastes normal though.

  34. I had the Oxford 8hours after I had a headache, temperature, nausia, aching, legs hurting, could not focus properly, ears blocked felt like I was under water, lasted 3 days then I was freezing cold, could not get warm, tried hot bath, elec blanket that lasted 48hrs still feel really tired

  35. I had the Pfizer jab on jan 27th It’s now March 12th and yesterday I woke up with what can only be described as a hollow dimple in my arm where the needle went in, it’s painful too!

  36. I just had my first dose this morning March 12th. I immediately had a metallic taste that went away, and I also felt a bit wobbly. I feel better now (4 hours later), hope it stays that way.

    • I started having frequent urination the day after I received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Today is day 2 and the urination was not as frequent. I also had soreness in my arm the day after. Day 2 my arm isn’t sore at all.

  37. Had my 2nd Pfyser dose yesterday morning felt fine until last night kept sneezing and felt flu like still sneezing this morning and still aching .any one else with the sneezing side effect?

  38. After my second shot about two weeks later I am now suffering from extreme fatigue. I don’t seem to come to life until late afternoon. I have an auto immune disease, Addison’s disease and don’t know if this is a contributing factor. Any comments would be appreciated. Syd

    • I have neurosarcoid and took phizer shot been in bed since shot on Saturday very tired and had a itch in my ear the first night.

      • I had my Phizer 1St jab on Saturday too. Had a nasty few hours during the night but it’s now Tuesday and my arm is still hot and sore at injection site.

    • I had the Pfizer shot 12 days ago. About two days ago I started noticing fatigue and a lot of achiness. Now it has advanced to a low-grade fever, G.I. pain and loss of appetite. I to have an autoimmune of fibromyalgia and this feels like a Fibro attack. However I think it’s really due to the shot I hope this doesn’t last too long because I’m very uncomfortable and I can’t take NSAIDs. I rely on Epson salt baths and Tylenol for pain relief.

  39. had a metallic taste in my mouth, went home that night nausea. headache WOW, dizzy, it has been a week and still not feeling well, crazy, maybe cause I am older woman. all we can do is pray that on 29th when I get the other I am not sick, miss one week of work already.

    • I had the Pfizer shot last Tuesday. Still feel out of sorts. My right arm feels like pins and needles. And my husband also is achy all over his body. Very weird!

  40. Had the Oxford vaccine on the 14th March, usual soreness at the vaccine site, light headed, and a night of vivid crazy dreams.

  41. Received Pfizer vaccine in left arm on March 10, felt like I had been punched in the arm for 36 hours then all was well until last night when I developed a pins and needles sensation in my left hand, no change today. Hoping will go away and not nerve damage.

    • I had my first Pfizer vaccine 3 weeks ago and I didn’t realize until now but I was having numbness with tingling in my right hand actually sometimes it would radiate up to my elbow although I had the shot in my upper right arm I thought I had something to do with the car accident I was in two months ago because every time I go to the doctor they ask me if I have any numbness in my hands but I just had my second vaccine yesterday in my right arm and woke up this morning with my hand completely numb even almost turning white and swollen and I now no it has everything to do with the vaccine. It’s much worse than the first time but I only experienced a few spells of the numbness and tingling after the first vaccine I’m hoping that it results soon but it did come and go for a couple weeks from what I remember

  42. I just had my 1st shot of Pfzire vaccine last March 7, 2021. after 4 days . I feel cold, joint pain , bad head ache.. this 12 March until 14 March. 2021. And aslo on and off fever. its is normal ?

  43. I had my first Pfizer shot on March 12. Tired the next day and soreness around shot area.

    Day 2, last night vivid nightmares of snakes and animals trying to kill me. My husband woke me up, I couldn’t wake myself up.

  44. I had the Pfizer jab on Thursday and have felt absolutely awful since and won’t continues.
    I have lung disease and wondering whether my body can cope.
    Chest tight… Waking in the night screaming in agony, In hospital with pneumonia last Christmas and where the pain is feels like it has returned. How long do you put up with it before consulting a medical professional.

  45. I had my first dose on Friday 12th March my arm sore, crazy dreams and heart palpitations… had the AstraZeneca…still feel awful

  46. I had the Pfizer 1st dose 3 days ago and have been having weird dreams every night since. I feel fine otherwise- no other side effects, just the dreams, and wanting to go to bed a little earlier than usual but feeling fine during the day

  47. Had first vaccine on Saturday, few hours later could hardly walk, feeling worse muscle pains then temperature, sweats overnight. Same three days on. I do have CFS and Fibromyalgia, perhaps symptoms have been heightened with the vaccine!

  48. i had my covid shot on wed march 10th.. I felt great.. I was in the gym lifting LOL… felt great till Sunday…man down!!! cold chills… terrible headache..weak and nausea… When I dont finish a meal I know something is wrong… glad to come here and see this is normal… I’m hoping the 2nd shot is not as bad since the first did me in.. Today I’m feeling much better just still weak and a little nauseous

      • This is my 3rd week and I STILL HAVE TAHICARDIA, Heart palpitations, higher blood pressure that I check several times a day. I walk and work only 30% of what I have done before the 1st Pfizer shot. I was in ER, the EKG was OK, also all the blood analysis but was taken the 3rd day after the side effects started. I am a 54 years old female, lost 2 kg, because of these side effects, had almost pass out from weakness, the first 10 days were miserable. It helped me the Spinach introduced in the green smoothie, the Astragalus (for weakness and also protects the heart, but I have taken very little), the Omega 369. Also, I used a tea for fast heart palpitations made of Hawthorne flower and leaves. After I feel like before, I will enter the whole thing to Pfizer and here, but I need more time. The recovery of the heart takes time. Before Pfizer vaccine, I was very OK, making 8-9 km per day walking, even if I am a hypothyroid person.

  49. First dose on 3/15/21. During the 15 minutes of observation, my arm grew sore like I just worked out and began to have a metallic taste in my mouth. A little nausea but nothing too bad.

  50. Had first Pfizer jab last Thursday ( 4 days ago) . Felt ok Friday but since then just really tired keep going to bed , flu type symptoms, slight headache, but no temperature. Blood pressure normal. Strange dreams . Im 55.

  51. I had the first Pfizer vaccine March 4, a Thursday, Sunday night I had fever, chills, and strange dreams, I slept with 2 sherpa blankets and a heater. I slept most of the next day. Fevers and chills came and went. My joints ached, I could barely walk. I was drenched in sweat in the middle of the night. By the 3rd afternoon I felt better..but it has been a week and a half and I am still having bad dreams and a pins and needles feeling in my lower legs and chills. I never had Covid as far as I know. I am dreading the second shot, none of my friends had this happen.

  52. Hi day of shot Pfizer was fine. second day so tired and dizzy. third day tired and little dizzy hope this ends soon its scary.

  53. I had my second dose of Pfizer vaccine on 3/4. Minimal reaction that day – slightly sore arm, a little tired. Next day felt fine, but 2 days later began experiencing pins and needles sensations in both arms, hands, legs and feet. Comes and goes, but still occurring every day. Taking antihistamine per doctor recommendation, not sure it’s helping. Doc says it could last 4 weeks. Has anyone had this reaction that’s been resolved?

    • I had my second Pfizer vaccine dose on February 18. I have a common reaction, sore arm fatigue for about a day and a half and then I felt fine about two weeks later I noticed pins and needles sensation in my back, as time went on I noticed it elsewhere arms especially and legs. My husband also noticed the pins and needles sensation about a week after his second dose and his results two weeks later. His was in only one arm. It’s getting very frustrating as it is now four weeks later and I still have the pins and needles mostly in my arms and my back. Anyone else have resolution of this?

      • I’ve been having pins and needles sensation on and off for 12 days, sore arm lasted 2 days.
        Second shot next week, I’m a bit nervous but glad to hear that I’m not the only one. I’m just surprised it’s not mentioned in any official warnings

        • Hi AdamK
          I am having the same symptoms after my first dose and I’m nervous now about getting my second.
          I was wondering if you got your second dose and if you are having symptoms?
          Thanks

          • The symptoms went away after 5 weeks!! I did not take the second Pfizer shot yet, waiting for more info on that

    • Hi, I had my first Pfizer vaccine on 3/31 in my lady arm and within minutes I felt a weird tingling in my right arm. It then spread to both arm and legs and other parts of my body too. I’ve seen a doctor who thought it was an allergic reaction – but that just complicated matters because I was in too much allergy medication- which came with its own side effects. I then made an appointment with an allergist who said it wasn’t an allergy – that it was a side effect from the vaccine. It’s 10 days later now and I still have the tingling and pins and needle feeling – especially in my hands and feet. I don’t have an answer yet – I’m hoping it will just resolve with time. But I’ll keep looking. It’s very uncomfortable. And yes, it also comes with anxiety.
      Beat of luck to you and everyone else here. Hopefully we all get these weird side effects resolved soon.

      • I had my first Pfizer shot on Jan 15th and still experiencing tingling in both legs and feet mainly. Intermittent but there especially at night. Started 10 minutes after I got the shot in my opposite side toes. I’ve had B12, CRP, thyroid and regular blood tests. Saw an allergist who ruled out allergic reaction and a neurologist who ruled out Guillain Barre and transverse myelitis which he said has been seen (rarely) with the vaccines. Still having tingling 3 months out- mainly annoying and worrisome of when it will pass and what exactly is going on. I decided not to get second dose since still having symptoms. I was on a short dose of steroids which helped, ibuprofen also has helped too. I’ve also noticed eye pain but not sure if it’s related. Thanks everyone for posting your experiences. I have posted to the CDC vaccine tracking site in hopes more information will come out.

        • Just as a follow up, after 6 months of slowly decreasing tingling to no longer being present I saw my neurologist and a second allergist who both gave me a plan if the tingling were to return with the second Pfizer shot (wait 2 weeks to build immunity and then could start another steroid dose). I went ahead and got it July 26 and only noticed very mild crawling sensations and fatigue for the first week after the shot, and mostly absent since then. I’m very glad I went ahead with the second dose and feel much more at ease with the protection from Delta and not contributing to another variant mutation. Hope everyone’s symptoms also subside soon.

  54. I had my my second dose on March 4. Had a minimal reaction that day – slightly sore arm and a little fatigued. Felt fine the next day, but 2 days after the shot, I began feeling pins and needles sensations in both arms, hands, legs and feet. Comes and goes, but still experiencing those symptoms daily, 12 days after the shot. Have been taking antihistamine, per my doctor’s recommendation, but not sure it’s helping. She said it could last 4 weeks. Has anyone else experienced persistent pins and needles that resolved?

    • I had my second dose of Pfizer on February 18. Common reaction soreness in the arm fatigue that lasted a day and a half. Gradually a couple weeks later I started getting pins and needles sensation all over my body but especially my back and my arms. It is now a month later and it hasn’t gone away. My husband experienced the pins and needles sensation in one arm but has resolved over about a week

    • Hi Jeanne – I had the Oxford AZ vaccine 11 days ago and the day after the jab I started getting pins and needles in my left arm and hand, pain around the muscle at the site of the injection, and also some weird sinus pressure around my eyes and nose. I still have these feelings now and they are very annoying because they are always there! I will be calling my doctor later on in the week and will let you know what they say. I hope you feel better soon…

      • I had my AZ vaccine on Saturday 20 March I do suffer with severe allergys they said I be OK afraid not though the night kept taking coughing fits then tongue when numb and both legs had a burning feeling went to A and E on Sunday morning doctors say just had a bad reaction to it I will not be getting my second one

      • Thanks Mandy. I still have pins and needles 20 days after 2nd dose. My PCP ordered blood work and referred me to a neurologist. Turns out I have a B12 deficiency, which they both think is the cause and unrelated to the vaccine. I’m taking supplements and will follow up in a month. Also experiencing severe tinnitus, just started yesterday. I gotta believe there’s some connection to the vaccine since symptoms began just 2 days later. Any updates on your end?

        • Hi Jeanne. I saw my GP who referred me to A&E immediately, where I had blood tests and a few sensory checks, but they couldn’t find anything wrong. The nurse said he had already seen four people that morning with similar symptoms, but had no idea what was causing it. Today it’s six weeks since the first vaccine and I am still feeling the same, so I have sadly decided not to have the second dose. Another trip to the GP is possible I guess, and I’m going to insist on being referred for neurological tests because something isn’t right and I’m just so fed up now. I’m glad they found your B12 deficiency, but it really does seem like the vaccine is the cause of these problems, doesn’t it x

          • So glad I found this site as I feel like I’ve been losing my mind since my first phizer vaccine. Most people say no reaction yet mine was opposite. I too had worse but did not start until 24 hrs or so after shot affected nervous system (full blown panic attack on drive into work) then felt really off mentally – in fact I blew up at a co worker over a little thing which is completely out of character for me! – also internal shaking profusely sweating – barely made it home- tossed & turned all night sweating like crazy for 3 nights came in waves even during the day and nausea – survived on water soup & pretzels for 10 days, internal shaking & nerves(pins needles intermittent numbness) work is difficult it’s been 4 weeks now – effects have eased but developed itching (scalp and face is worst) and ringing in my ears around 2 weeks that persist – fatigue Intermittent nerves issues,Mental fog and depression? (all new symptoms since vac)
            I am on biologics so definetly a factor but I too am scared to get second dose now:(

  55. I had a first Does of Phizer vaccine about two weeks ago and still have slight Achiness in my legs anyone else have this ?

    • Hi deena I had my 1st pfizer vaccine the 16th March within hours I had a dead leg feeling the next day I was fine but the following day the feeling was back & my leg felt very weak I went to a & e & was told its probably a disc in my back ive never ever suffered with lower back problems or achy legs the next day I had the weakness in both legs and it felt like I had been on a treadmill for hours & got off to jelly legs as I describe the feeling. I still have it now!! I have an msk appointment next week to look into possible disc problem but abit of a coincidence for me.

      • I also have “jelly” legs and arms! So weird. I’m day 9 now. I went on a short hike today and my legs were trembling down the incline. Never had this problem before! Have you improved at all yet?

      • hmm.. i have similar weakness in my thighs…it’s the feeling I have after biking a few hrs and getting off the bike on the ground.. and my legs feel slow to respond . this causes me some imbalance at times..

  56. I’m wondering if we can have side effects almost 2 weeks after receiving the second vaccine. I am experiencing fatigue, headache, muscle aches but also the symptom that’s bothering me the most is gastrointestinal symptoms, such as heartburn indigestion and just being very uncomfortable. I just feel lousy but not sure if it’s related to the vaccine or possibly another illness.

    • Did your indigestion get better? I had acid reflux after my first vaccine. But the symptoms have been much worse since my 2nd. My stomach hurts, the acid reflux bothers me and I have developed a cough.

      • Both the wife and I had very bad acid reflux (heartburn) in the evening after our 2nd shots as well that kept us up all night. Mine was Pfizer/Moderna the wife was Pfizer/Pfizer. After one week mine persists but comes and goes and is now mild.

        • Me either feeling heartburn after the second dose, and am not sure if it’s a coincidence or side effects from the vaccine ,
          Heart burn , throat pain, burping ,…
          Is it persistent ? Or it gone by its own

      • How do you feel now with the heartburn? I also have the same issue. I am wondering if I should take the second shot

  57. I received the first Pfizer vaccine on March 10th and also took Tylenol prior to getting the vaccine which helped . The first day after the vaccine and the Tylenol wore off, I experienced being really tired, headache, sore arm and really weird unexplainable feelings. The next day, I tried to ride my bike and do my normal 40 mins aerobics routine and I was not able to either one because my knees are swollen and sore. Today is March 16th, five days later after receiving the first vaccine and my knees are still swollen and sore. In November 2019, I was told by my doctor that my x-ray showed a little arthritis in my needs so I think the vaccine has agitated them because it is so uncomfortable to walk up and down the stairs. not to mention I miss exercising.

  58. Healthy 39 year old got 1st pfizer shot Sunday evening. Two hours later hands turned ghost pale white and hands and feet started tingling like pins and needles. I felt exhausted, cold and very fatigued. I’ve been anxious ever since. Heart rate went up. Joints sore. I’ve felt these symptoms for two days and today is day 3 and so far I think I feel better but has anyone else experienced this??

  59. Had my first Pfizer vaccine and didn’t even feel it..no sore arm at all. However after 8 hrs I started losing my balance and started feeling dizzy and nautious. Out of curiosity I checked my blood pressure as I heard this may change… I have never suffered from high blood pressure but it rocketed up to 167/107. My neighbour is a doctor and we called him in to check i was ok.. he monitored me and my blood pressure for the following 24 hrs and it was chaotic. It settled down after 48hrs but after 3 weeks I still have dizzy spells. I am concerted about the 2nd dose but hopefully it won’t be as bad.. I do have allergies and a poor immune system.

    • I’ve had both Pfizer shots, checked my BP today and its 20 points higher than normal. 2nd shot was Mar 19 (today is Mar 24). Pulse rate is also lower than normal. Age 77 here.

    • Had my 1st Pfizer shot on Mar 6 that evening had tingling on tongue. Two weeks later ended up at hospital with bp of 203/106. Got warm sensation on tongue and in chest. 6 weeks later, with taking antihistamines, it is happening periodically. Bp will go up 170/92 with flushing feeling and eventually come back to normal 110/77. Doctors can’t figure it out. Hope it subsides soon.

      • Hi Paula,

        How are you feeling? I’m on day 8 after the first Pfizer shot and started experiencing an increase in blood pressure since day 5. Still there today . It’s not as high, been like 124/85 , it’s high since I’m use to 115/70. The highest I’ve had it was 150/95. At first I thought this may have been triggered by the anxiety attack on day 5 but I’m not sure.

        • Hi, I’m 9 days after my first pfizer jab and BP also went really high on day 5, and still hovers around 150/95. My BP was fine before the shot, please let me know if yours comes down!

  60. I had my second Pfizer shot on March 16th. I just felt very cold not shivering just as though my body temperature dropped all night. I was fine the next day however I am now on my 2 day and woke up with such pain in my jaw on the side where I got my shot. Could be swollen nodes, watching it and wondering if anyone else had a side effect like this.

    • I’ve been having horrible jaw pain on the side of my body where I got the shot 3 days ago and couldn’t figure out if it was from the vaccine or not

    • I am on week 3 of horrible jaw pain. I woke in the night on the same night as my 2nd pfizer vaccine and it felt like someone punched me in the jaw. I’ve had so much pain and a feeling like someone put someone’s else’s teeth in my mouth. My bite is off now too. My molars don’t touch now.

      • Hi, I had terrible tooth and jaw pain following the PH jab. Have seen my dentist and eventually had a tooth out. It now seems the nerve of another tooth is now dying. Dentist can not understand it. No decay or previous fillings.

        • Wondering what the status of your tooth and jaw pain is now? I had my second PH jab yesterday and woke up in the middle of the night with terrible pain in one tooth that I had a root canal performed upon about 15 years ago. That particular tooth has periodically caused me minor discomfort over the years since the root canal, but the pain I awoke with in that tooth this morning is severe and concerning because I was completely pain free in that tooth yesterday evening and for several years up to this morning. I’m wondering if this is something due to the PH jab that will be transient and resolve in a day or two or if I should be seeking a dentist appointment if you could kindly elaborate on your experience. There is no visible sign of having ground or cracked the tooth during my sleep.

          • How is it going now? I have toothache that started right the next day after the 2nd vaccine together with light headache. At first I felt it from time to time, it was very light, didn’t think it would be something serious and also thought that it is related to the vaccine/headache somehow.

            After few more days it started to react to hot/cold drinks, and it was very severe toothache, I think it is a nerve, but only while drinking, it disappears after several seconds later. I went to see the doctor and she said that these two teeth are in good condition, they have never been treated before. Made x-ray just in case, and she didn’t see anything suspicious about it. She didn’t want to do anything with it, since the tooth is completely healthy, and it reacts only to cold, so her advice was to wait, drink light painkillers, and see if it goes away by itself after some time. She diagnosed it as increased sensitivity.

            Overall it is really strange, especially that I didn’t have problems with these two teeth before and it appeared right after second vaccine.. currently it is day 6 after vaccine, and 4th day with these symptoms.

        • This how exactly my husband was!!! just prior the first Pfizer shot he had all his teeth checked had his panoramic X-ray done, no cavity, perfect teeth! After the first Pfizer shot 5 days later huge tooth pain in the middle of the night, next day went to see the dentist, X-ray show nothing , he had a major infection going on , had antibiotic for 10 days after that went back to the dentist, and the tooth was loose , had to be pulled out….. Second shot Pfizer…. week after the shot major tooth pain again same side , Xray show nothing, given antibiotic for 5 days , check up after Xray done again show everything OK….. 3 days later the tooth pain back, and back to the dentist…. he had a root canal done a perfect tooth…. now please tell me that this is has nothing to do with the Pizer shots…. and i do NOT believe in coincidences…!

    • Hi,I started to feel the same tooth ache at the second day of muy first dose. Has anyone roecovered from It? I am worried about It.

  61. I had my 2nd Covid-19 vaccination on March 8th, 2021 (Pfizer) and had very little reaction, other than a sore arm for about 4 days. It’s been 8 days since that 2nd vaccine and I’ve noticed that I have a mild headache almost constantly with no explanation. I’m not sure if it’s related the Covid-19 vaccine, but I sure hope it goes away because I rarely get headaches so it’s a little worrying. Not sure if this a very rare side-effect, given that it’s been 8 days since that 2nd vaccination?

  62. Had my first Pfizer vaccine On 10 of March 2021
    As today 18 of March still I feeling some time cold my body
    What I do now ? Before I am very strong now feeling very week

    • Hi, I had my second on the 9th March. I also rarely have headaches but I seem to have had one on/off throughout the last few days. Also pins & needles in the hand of the injection arm. A little worried this won’t stop or might get worse.

  63. I had the Pfizer vaccine four days ago. I have a real bad head cold. Nothing in chest or anywhere else but this is awful

  64. I had my first shot on March 11th and had pain in the injection sight for 3 days, feel very tired for 3 days. But after 2 days, I started feeling pins and needle in both feet and hands. It is started as come and go but now it stays all day. It is not getting any worse also not getting better either. Anyone experienced pins needle, please let me know how long did it take to stop feeling the sensation. It’s not too painful but is super annoying. Thanks.

    • Let me know if you find out anything. I am having the same symptoms as you- pins and needles in legs and feet. Started out coming and going and now it’s almost all of the time. I got my Pfizer vaccine the same day as you. I wish people would update.

      • Hi Joann my mother 61, is experiencing the same kind of thing as both yourself and John. She had her first Pfizer jab 8 days ago and not even 24 hours after felt numbness back/ stomach both legs and in her fingers. It’s been pretty much the same for the last 8 days. Hoping your condition improves.

    • I too am curious about duration of the pins and needles feeling. A few hours after the shot I began having tingling on the ulnar side of my hand on the side I received my injection. The following morning, pins and needles in L foot, and now one week post 1st Pfizer vaccine am experiencing pins and needles in both lower extremities. Not painful, but annoying, and has me wondering if I should do the second shot?

      • Hi Chris, an update. My mom is now on day 13, still feeling numbness in her back/torso, legs, feet, toes, hands and fingers. Had a few calls with her GP, and other doctors at a couple of hospitals. They do think it is related to the vaccine and believe that it is transient. They weren’t able to give a ball park on how long the numbness would last. Although in some comments I see that doctors have said up to 2 months? Would love to hear how you are doing!

        • Update – Now two weeks post my first Pfizer vaccine and the “pins and needles” feeling in arms and legs is still present. It comes and goes, but overall no improvement. Would really like to get second dose, but am unsure what to do. Has anyone had this experience from the first shot, and then gone on to get the second dose???

          • Hi, I got my first pzifer shot and I felt pins and needles on both my fingers for three weeks. It comes and goes. I went ahead and got my second shot. This is week 4 now. I still have the tingling. I dont know what to do. I’ll tried to get a hold of my doctor but she wasn’t available but I’ll keep trying, the nurse who gave me the shot didn’t seem too concerned and said probably a side effect. It’s just terribly annoying to feel it and my hands are constantly cold. I hope this will eventually go away. At least I feel somewhat at ease that other people are having the same symptom and it wasnt carpal tunnel or in my head!

          • Well since it’s been a week since my second shot and I still have the tingling in my fingers, I will update if any changes or goes away.

          • Hello all, another update. My mother is now 21 days with the numbness same locations – back, pelvic area, legs, hands, feet. The severity of the numbness moves around every day.

            Really hoping that this will go away. How are your symptoms? Any better?

          • Hi, I got my Pfizer vaccine last Friday, the pins and needle feeling start about three days after I got the vaccine, and right now it been 1 week since I got the vaccine. But this pins and needle feeling seems still persist. how long this tingling feeling will goes away?

          • Hi Chris ,
            Just wondering if the pins&needles/tingling has gone away.
            I had 1st Pfizer shot May 10 and I too experienced pins&needles 2 days later in my left arm. It then spread up to my face , head and now 24 days later in other arm AND both legs (from knees down ) . My legs are BURNING .
            I was supposed to get second shot a few days ago but am postponing. Been to neurologist – he also advised me to wait for second dose. It’s actually freaking me out !!

          • Hi Chris – have your symptoms gone away? How long did you have them for? I have the same symptoms and am 3 weeks post the first dose. Thanks

        • Hi, another update. I’m still having the tingling in my fingers only. I don’t think it’s gotten worse, just the same. It’s been over a month now. My hands are cold and it still comes and goes. I’ve schedule an appt with my doctor for the end of this month. so hopefully it will subside but this side effect is annoying as heck as I’m sure it’s worse if it’s everywhere else too.

    • Im still feeling pins and needles a nerve jabs in various parts of my body and I’m itchy, and its been 4 wks past my 2nd vaccine it started 2 weeks after the first one, Lidocaine and method sooth my itchy back

  65. I too had weird, vivid, unpleasant dreams for days after my first dose of Pfizer vaccine. Didn’t think it was anything to do with the vaccine until reading others experienced the same.

  66. Hi,
    Had my AZ/Oxford jab yesterday, today I haver a horrible headache and brain zaps, I have had brain zaps before but not quite as bad as this. Seems to be every time I move I get one after another.

    Other than that I have a slight fever which is to be expected…

    I’ll try to update people when this resolves as there seems to be a lot of worried people out there.

    • Quick update, the brain zaps seem to have subsided for now and have given way to a migraine, I don’t often get them but it’s a listed side effect so expected.

      Feeling quite sick also but not been sick yet.

  67. 100% of comments here have painful experience after having the PFizer vaccine. I am scheduled mine on the 31 of March. I hope some people that have mild or no side effects comes out and share to see other other side of the coin. I am now lost if I still go for this vaccine or wait a little more.

    • Hi Zaldy,

      Most people get here because they are searching for side effects or to see if others have had the same side effects.
      People who have the jab and have little or no symptoms wont be searching online to see if their symptoms are normal 🙂
      Two family members and a friend have both had the Pfizer one and said the worst their symptoms got was an achy arm.

      Don’t worry too much about the job, you’ll be fine.

  68. There was absolutely no information on not to take Tylenol before you got the Pfizer shot. I take Tylenol daily for pain. I am disabled. I have mitral valve regurgitation a very high heart rate, high bp, brain injury from dying 4 times.
    I’m very upset. We know for a fact we contracted this around Christmas. Our grandchildren were there. I had a persistent dry cough unproductive. So much so that I could hardly catch my breath. I couldn’t eat for days. And I am 5’” and weighed 145. I now am down to 130 q15 lbs underweight.
    I had a malpractice lawsuit where the surgeon ripped out my uterus and left ovary. I died 4 times from bleeding to death and them not getting a general surgeon in. Finally after firing my doctor a general surgeon came in and saved my life.
    I didn’t have crazy dreams because of that traumatic event being on a respirator for 10 given my last rights and remember thing that were said in surgery. Coming to after being resuscitated heading to the or. I went through 4 surgeries which also caused me ptsd.
    I take medications to sleep because of the severity of nightmare and if I fall asleep will I wake up?
    Last night on ABC world news they said not to take Tylenol before the Pfizer shot. It was never mention by Pfizer, cdc. It wasn’t on the paperwork when we went to get our shot. So THERE WAS NO INFORMATION!!!!
    It said that if I took Tylenol before getting the Pfizer shot it could lessen my immunity.
    I have mitral valve regurgitation, an extremely high heart rate, scarring in my lungs from the respirator and I was born with asthma. Not to mention right frontal love brain damage caused by no oxygen when I died 4 times
    so it said it could weaken your immunity. I have 2 young grandchildren that lost their father( my son) to intentional suicide.
    Our side of the family , let’s say a re way lees dramatic, we don’t argue and have never been physical with each other. So they enjoy this atmosphere. So now do I have to keep them away now?? We are the only peace they get.
    The other side, the paternal side is so way dysfunctional!
    Do I need a little bit more than the normal dosage next time to replace me talking Tylenol?
    I have to take it everyday for pain. I was also at a stop with a car in front of me and was rear ended at 70-80 mph down into a 70 ft steep revine and was luck and blessed enough to get the car turned around so my son side didn’t go into the trees. I have thoracic outlet compression in both arms , cervical fusion and just starting to come out of a deep depression. I have maybe been out of my house 10 times in the last 4 years.
    I also have to be fully protected around my husband who has diabetes, severe sleep apnea and fused back and copd and peripheral neuropathy?
    What’s the CORRECT ANSWER HERE ??????

    • Someone in the correct medical authority please give me insight. I have severe PTSD, depression and my anxiety is so bad that it affected my heart and now I have to take 4 white zanax bars(2) a day to keep my heart rate down and not have a stroke… only 54. I have to protect my husband. I also started productive coughing after I developed Covid. I feel like am coughing up soo much phlegm, I feel like I’m drowning

      • Robin not sure if you’re still reviewing this site. I just received my 1st vaccine today. Curiosity brought me due to mild angina, might be heart-burn. Please reach out to me if you can.

        Thank you,
        Yon
        yon4deb@gmail.com

  69. First Pfizer shot: I had minor ach in my arm (no different than any other shot) a few days of loss of appetite (no complaint there, lol) BUT I am losing my hair, whether I comb it or not… If I run my hand through it I get 10 to 20 hairs – every morning, not broken ones either, these are full length! So help me if I go bald – I will be fit to be tied!!!!

  70. It’s been 9 days since I got my first Pfizer shot. At first not many adverse reactions,,, sure arm, a little body ache. In the last couple of days started getting pins and needles in my arms, legs, hands and feet. Fast heartbeat, Brain zaps at night and weak legs. I’m also tired. This is so weird. Called my Drs, they don’t know if it’s from the vaccine, but it all started after getting it, so I’m convinced it’s from that. I’m also seeing similar stories here, so that just helps confirm I’m not the only one. I wonder how long this will last. So irritating and worrisome.

    • Hi Shirley,
      Just wondering how the pins&needles are going. I’ve had the same reaction . Had 1st Pfizer shot May 10th and I’m still suffering from severe pins&needles in arms , face, legs. It’s very scary.

      • I have had numb face mainly near jaw line and chin only on left side since 30 days after 2nd shot. The only thing that leads me to believe it is covid vaccine related is that when I received my first shot (pfizer) I immediately had jaw pain (subsided after a week) in the same area that I am numb now. Did yours ever Go away? Mine started may 4th and am still dealing with it 2months later

    • Hey Shirley, i got my pfizer jab at april and oh my god my brain zaps were all the time ranging from morning to bedtime and it was really annoying even thought i’m still on my antidepressant. anyways i noticed that as july started they lessened to only evening yet i got my second jab today and holy moly i’ve been feeling brain zaps since the hour i got it so it’s definitely from the jab 🙁 hopefully its nothing harmful i HATE when things get involved with the brain!

  71. I have had my first injection on 17th of March. First it was only an ache on the arm, 2 days later I started coughing and I had flu like symptoms, runny nose, sore throat etc. Now, paperwork they have me states that with the exception of pain in the arm, none of this are vaccine side effects, but I am one of those people who doesn’t get flu or gets it once in every few years. I firmly believe I don’t have flu and all these are caused by vaccine. Having said that most of my mates who got it had no side effects, so it’s not that bad for everyone.

  72. I received the first dose today and beyond a little tingling in my fingers, I feel ok. A little tired. It’s been four hours since I was vaccinated. I’ll update after after 24 hrs.

  73. I had my 1st Pfizer jab on March 12, didn’t really feel much side effects for two to three days but the fourth day I felt the flu like symptoms like chills , rib hurting, and mostly fatigue but no fever . Today is my 10th day after the jab, The rib pain and chills are almost gone but fatigue is on and off still it’s annoying, and legs are a little sore specially the calf muscles, it feels like you just finished running or something! I still have my 2nd dose coming soon , I’m hoping for the best!

    • Hello Willie,

      I have same issues with the legs: tiredness in calf muscles, burning feeling below and a bit above the knee (back side of the leg). It started few days after I got second dose of Pfizer which was on 2nd of June (for my wife the same started about 10days after the first dose of Pfizer and few days before me). We both still have it and it is scary. Blood analysis did not show anything for my wife. I did not go to any doctor yet.
      How about you, have it improved? Do you still feel it in the legs?

      • Just an update from my side.
        After a month or so both me and my wife are feeling much better now.
        We both did blood tests and it showed low level of vitamine B12. My wife started to have injections with B12 and immediatelly felt better. I did no do it yet (planning) and started to feel better almost the same time. All the sympthoms are almost gone away.
        Hope it helps.

        • Some more updates.
          My wife got 5 injections of B12 and felt good for a while. I started to get my B1 injections. Time to time I steel felt light muscel pain in the legs which has almost gone.
          Suddenly for my wife the symptoms returned. In a light way but still. After a week since last injection with B12 she started to feel her legs calf muscles especialy while stansing.
          I did some phisical activities yesterday and today feel light burning/needle effect on my legs adn arms skin.
          Looks like nervous system is still in shock.

  74. Had my first Oxford jab ,24 hours later I got the shakes lost the ability to walk or talk for a couple of hours,it felt like I was having a stroke.

  75. I had the vaccine, went cross country skiing the next day, felt great, celebrated with a few alcoholic beverages, the next day was dehydrated and headache, oh thats right, i must’ve been hungover….

  76. Hi, I had my first Pfizer jab on 25 Feb. I then had a very sore arm, joint pain and and nausea for about 2 days after. I thought I had got away with any nasty side effects but then on day 6, I started to experience what I can only describe as a sunburnt burning feeling all across my back, chest area and down my arms. Since then it has been getting more intense and at night it really burns. On day 6, my armpits also started feeling really swollen and my neck felt really sore. My joint pain is also getting worse, particularly over the last week or so in my ankles, feet and lower back. My main concern at the moment though is the constant burning across my back. Has anyone else experienced that? And how long did it last? I’m feeling worried about having my second jab as they say side effects can be worse after that. Hoping someone else has had these effects as I can’t find any mention of them when I try to find out. My GP says it’s unlikely to be connected but I was completely fine before I had the jab! It was 4 weeks ago that I had the first one.

      • I’m due the second dose in 2 weeks time. Feel a little apprehensive but still going to have it. Fingers crossed it won’t be as bad this time.

      • Hi Kristy. Yes it did eventually settle down. How are you doing now? I’m due the second dose in 2 weeks time. Feel a little apprehensive but still going to have it. Fingers crossed it won’t be as bad this time.

        • I ended up with shingles so my second dose has been delayed until I’m “healthy.”
          How did your second dose go?

    • Hi Nicky.

      I have the same. Burning sensation all on my back, feet, hands. It started on Day 1 and I am day 11 today. My GP told me to take vit B for now, it helps the nerves a bit . My neurologist asked me to monitor but he doesn’t rrally know. Your immune system is over reacting with inflammation, as mine. Try to relax as much you can as stress can only make it worst. I read medical statements saying it can take up several weeks to go away.

  77. Has anybody had a terrible metallic taste in their mouth and a stinging sensation across their chest and arms after the first jab of AZ?

    • I had my vaccine on Saturday an immediately got a funny taste in my mouth. It reminded me of the taste you get when you are being put under prior to a surgery. I started to feel pins and needles in my hands and arms. I told one of the people running the vaccination center that I think that I may be having a reaction to the vaccine. After speaking with someone in charge he determined I was having a panic attack. I know what I felt and tasted . I didn’t have those symptoms prior to the shot.

      • John… I had my first shot ( Pfizer) in March 30… I felt the same way moments after . They said it was nerves /panic attack but I felt fine prior to getting my shot. CDC website says the 1st shot you are 80% protected from COVID virus and 2nd shot it goes up to a 90% protection considering that’s only 10% increase and knowing how I felt after my 1st shot if don’t feel the extra 10% of protection from COVID is worth me chancing the second shot. They say 2nd is worse so I probably won’t be getting it.

    • YES! Hours after getting Pfizer, I started to feel upper back pain that also transferred to the bone of my chest and 6 days later I am still feeling on my chest. I’m confused, I don’t know if it’s muscular or if the bones of my chest because when I press it hurts. I am really debating on the second shot! This feeling is horrible! The dizziness in bed outrageous, although it only lasted seconds.

      • HI Monica
        Did it ever resolve. I had the same pain in the chest bone and back. 3weeks later it is still there along with burning sensation on chest back and arms throughout the day

        • Hello Holly.. I’m in the same state now. Week 3 and still having burning pain in the chest bone ,back and arms. Did it resolve? You feeling better?

    • After 5 minutes of getting the moderna vaccine I felt the metallic taste and right after that an intense warm sensation on my throat and chest that lasted 1 minute. Then I had tachycardia up to 150 that went down to 120 in an hour, it resolved next day

  78. I got the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday March 18 in my left arm. On Friday I remember noticing that my right breast and top of my right arm (opposite arm) were tender. On Saturday my breast pain had subsided but my arm hurt from the wrist to the shoulder. By “hurt” I mean that if felt like every muscle was crying from weakness when I lifted my arm. I started wondering if I was having a stroke of something because the pain was so unusual and something I had never experienced before. Of course I researched all my symptoms and managed to find two entries on this site that describe the same thing I was feeling – pain in the opposite arm. I felt so much better knowing I wasn’t going crazy and that others shared my side effect. (ps: I also had very vivid dreams but I enjoyed them immensely. By Monday my pain was essentially gone and I’m good. I appreciate this website, thank you all for posting your experience.

  79. Had vaccine on 25 Feb, felt like coming down with something on 2 and 3 March, felt bit better then was ill for five days on 7 March and 9 to 12 March with shaking, muscle aches, exhaustion and vivid dreams. Only fully recovered on 16 March. This after one dose of Pfizer. Thought it was actual virus but still not sure one way or the other.

  80. Within several hours of the 1st. Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine my hands started tingling and are sensitive to heat, the sun, and feel cool. Day 2 seems to be getting worse and my hands feel like they have an sunburned on top of the other symptoms.

    • Hi. How are your ‘sunburned’ hands now? My main problem is a burning pain which I would describe as sunburn, which started a few days after first dose 4 weeks ago in my back, chest, breasts and arms. It is very sore and worse at night when I am lying down. I hope you are feeling a little better now.

      • My father in law is feeling the same thing… burning pain all over his back and can’t lie down even overnight. It is happening for a few weeks now. He took the 2nd Pfizer vaccine 2nd week of February which may suspect a bad LOT of Pfizer vaccines. Can someone reading this make a note of the LOT number of the 2nd Pfizer Vaccine and post here? We need to isolate this down to LOT distribution so we can all call the CDC to report it.

      • hi Nicky did your symptoms ever go away, I have had mine for 2.5 weeks so far. started with muscles aches and now the burning seems worse

  81. I received the first dose of Pfizer vaccine yesterday about 3:30 PM. I sat there for observation for 30 minutes because I do have unidentified allergies. I felt fine afterwards, I even remember thinking that’s weird the pain I usually feel in my lower back seems to have gone away. It wasn’t until after I ate dinner this overwhelming feeling of tiredness came over me then diarrhea and also simultaneously felt like I might throw up. I crawled into bed at 6:00 PM and didn’t wake up until 9:00 PM. The diarrhea and nausea had gone, but felt very heavy and tired. Slept from 11:00 PM until 11:00 AM and still had to talk myself into getting up. Body temperature has swung a little from hot to cold. A little bit of sore throat, but that’s what finally got me out of bed this morning, my eyes and throat were extremely dry. Lack of energy.

  82. I had the Pfizer vaccine on 20 Jan 21. I started noticing pins and needles in my right middle finger on 15 March. By 19th it had spread to both hands and now 24th March it is in both hands and both feet. It isnt constant but comes and goes
    I now think the pins and needles in my hands and feet are a side effect of the vaccine. GP/blood test has ruled out diabetes. Cant be carpal tunnel because it affects my feet too. Hope it goes away soon.

      • The pins & needles tingling has subsided from my feet and left hand but I still get it regularly in my right hand. It radiates from the tip of my middle finger and comes and goes. Never reaches further than the palm of my hand. I had the second Pfizer jab on 2nd April.
        I have come to accept this tingling as a price we have to pay for being safe from Covid. It is annoying but I can live with it.

    • Ihop your doing well..
      After 3 months from my 2nd pfizer vaccine suddenly I had left side body mild numbness including my left face. I went ER CT scan mri and blood work all normal.. They diagnosed me as TIA.. After 2 days the numbness come on and off migratory every where left. RT upper lower then went off for 1 or 2 days then come again.. And I still have these symptoms for 6 weeks..
      Please reply back to me

  83. Just had my first dose of phizer today March 24 after 10 mins of shot I felt dizziness and it went away; about 5 hours later headache and fatigue like I’m coming down with flu with no symptoms and my opposite arm hurts, heart racing. I hope I feel better tomorrow will let you know. I’m 55 yrs old.

  84. I had my first shot 3/24 and I just feel very hot. But no temperature. I have always run on the low side but am just a tad bit lower than usual and yet feel like I can spontaneously combust! It started about 4 hours after I received the Pfizer vaccine,

  85. THANK YOU! I am on day three of 1st shot and the dreams are unbelievably vivid. Its like theater. With the many other side effects, the dreams are CRAZY!!!

  86. I had my first shot 3/4/21 and only had a sore arm which was cured with Tylenol. About 2 weeks later I started feeling extremely fatigue, and had a runny nose and some sneezing, allergy symptoms. I kept dozing off and was super lethargic. I took allergy medicine, and EmergC. About 5 days later I begin to feel better, more like my normal self. I had Covid back in July not sure if that changes your reaction to the vaccine. Today I took my second shot. Its been 5 hours and just have a sore arm so far.

  87. I had my first shot 3/4/21 and only had a sore arm which was cured with Tylenol. About 2 weeks later I started feeling extremely fatigue, and had a runny nose and some sneezing, allergy symptoms, and hot flashes, clamy feeling. I kept dozing off and was super lethargic. I took allergy medicine, and EmergC. About 5 days later I begin to feel better, more like my normal self. I had Covid back in July not sure if that changes your reaction to the vaccine. Today I took my second shot. Its been 5 hours and just have a sore arm so far. I am 29, female, with no underlying health issues.

    • Hi Tall,
      I’m currently experiencing the same thing.. it’s so disruptive.. it started by day 9 and I had the episodes every 30 minutes, I went to the hospital and everything seemed fine, but I’m still experiencing the same thing. Did it go away completely?
      I’m exhausted, I don’t know what to do.

  88. First, I sure hope everyone is reporting their symptoms.

    Second, I got my first dose of Pfizer yesterday, felt fine immediately after, then three hours later, developed tinnitus, could hear my heartbeat in my ears, and developed mild pain in my temples. My doctor plans an MRI if tinnitus does not subside by day four.

    I wish everyone the best with these unusual symptoms.

    Anyone have their tinnitus subside? Curious also about the nature of others’ tinnitus…mine is the whine of and old electronic device, like an old tube television set.

    • Both myself and my mother experienced tinnitus after the pfitzer vaccine. Interested to know whether yours has resolved? Ours is ongoing, about 3 months now..

    • Hi Maria
      I developed tinnitus exactly as you describe after the Pfizer vaccine, a persistent 24/7 electrical whine. Hard to get doctors to take me seriously, went private with work and my ears are perfect but have been referred to an audiovestibular consultant with some knowledge of neurology as I also had some facial dropping, paralysis and numbness/tingling in the face which is worse on the right side (where the tinnitus is worse too).
      @Nadine – I had mine in late Feb and 3 months on the tinnitus, tremors etc are worse.

  89. Your reference to tinnitus is interesting. I received my first Pfizer vaccination in January and a week or so later was aware of mild tinnitus in my left ear. Sometimes a high-pitched whining, at other times a whooshing noise like breaking waves. Howver, I did not associate this with the vaccine because my late mother suffered from tinnitus at the age I am now, The tinnitus has now now largely disappeared but I have my second dose next week and will see if it returned. I am a medical writer and journalist, now semi-retired.

  90. Got my 1st Pfizer yesterday…. the dreams I had last pm were so REAL. Couldn’t wake myself up from them, which I can easily do normally. I knew they were dreams. Once I was able to come out of sleep, I’d go right back said dream. Very VERY scarily vivid and trippy. I’m thinking this was a side effect. Although(thank God) the dreams were all enjoyable, for the most part… could’ve turned into nightmares. I’m hoping I get some regular sleep this evening.

  91. Glad to have found this site. I had my first Pfizer shot on Feb.24; had arm soreness for a day or two, as well as a “pins and needles” feeling all over my body, which then went away. After having my second shot on March 17 (felt the needle go in this time unlike the first one which was pretty smooth!), I had the pins and needles feel again for a couple of days along with a momentary feeling of numbness on my cheek, which then went away. My concern, however, is the arm soreness that still persists 9 days after the shot, along with a numbing sensation and an occasional pinching in the arm throughout the day. I have been taking Tylenol, Ibuprofen, as well as applying ice to the area, but to no avail! The needle’s spot is still dark-red/purplish (turning green and yellow for the most part these days) – but the pain does not feel normal at this point, especially compared to my first shot. I also feel a throbbing heartbeat kind of feeling in both of my ears. Since I already have a history of “bursitis” and “tendonitis” on the same shoulder/arm, I am wondering if the lingering arm pain may also have to do with any of these symptoms?

  92. Pfizer vac 1st dose on March 11. Typical sore arm, headache…but the wild dreams are horrible! The worst, so far, is a bear trying to eat me with my only defense being an old galvanized garbage can and a baseball bat! Shoved the can over its head and pounded on the can with the bat. Well, at least his headache was prolly worse than mine…

  93. I am a 66 yo female. I had insomnia start (middle of the night) after first Pfizer vaccine, as well as leg pain (thighs and calves), which was sometimes contributing to the insomnia; also increase in tinnitus (already had mild tinnitus). All of this got worse with the second vaccine, and after a month, it is starting to become more moderate to mild, with some nights better than others. The leg pain is variable during the day and night, being most bothersome at night. The worst symptoms (fever, chills, shaking, terrible insomnia, body aches, exhaustion) lasted about 48 hours after second vaccine.

    However, if this is even a fraction of what one would experience with covid, I am REALLY glad I got the vaccine and would do it again. I must say I’m not looking forward to the boosters, but again, I really don’t want covid, so will take the boosters.

    I have autoimmune Hashimoto’s thyroid disease. Anyone else with this experience?