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48 hours since my 2nd Pfizer shot, sore arm, slight headache, a few chills. The worst was woke up at 2 am from a deep sleep Saturday night with a panic attack. Dizzy, shortness of breath. Lasted about 90 minutes. Was pretty scary, but no other real physical symptoms. 

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1 minute ago, BuffaloWeather said:

48 hours since my 2nd Pfizer shot, sore arm, slight headache, a few chills. The worst was woke up at 2 am from a deep sleep Saturday night with a panic attack. Dizzy, shortness of breath. Lasted about 90 minutes. Was pretty scary, but no other real physical symptoms. 

Hmm, that's interesting (the part about the panic attack).  If you don't mind me asking, do you get those?

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15 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Hmm, that's interesting (the part about the panic attack).  If you don't mind me asking, do you get those?

I never had one before in my life until early January of this year where I had several episodes of them. It went on for about 10 days. I thought I was having a stroke or heart attack, literally thought I was going to die. It was the worst thing I have ever went through in my life. Some of them very severe, went to emergency room twice and got a bunch of tests done on my heart. Everything was fine according to cardiologist. The doctor said I had one of the strongest hearts hes seen.  A week after all those attacks, everyone at my work got covid. It made me think I got covid and had the "brain fog" everyone is talking about. I tested negative twice while this was happening, one rapid/one PCR. Covid symptoms affect everyone in different ways. My co workers all got different symptoms. One had severe stomach issues, the other a high fever, and the other had symptoms similar to the flu. This reaction from the vaccine made me think these two events are related. 

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11 minutes ago, BuffaloWeather said:

I never had one before in my life until early January of this year where I had several episodes of them. It went on for about 10 days. I thought I was having a stroke or heart attack, literally thought I was going to die. It was the worst thing I have ever went through in my life. Some of them very severe, went to emergency room twice and got a bunch of tests done on my heart. Everything was fine according to cardiologist. The doctor said I had one of the strongest hearts hes seen.  A week after all those attacks, everyone at my work got covid. It made me think I got covid and had the "brain fog" everyone is talking about. Covid symptoms affect everyone in different ways. My co workers all got different symptoms. One had severe stomach issues, the other a high fever, and the other had symptoms similar to the flu. This reaction from the vaccine made me think these two events are related. 

And a resting heart rate of 36?

But all jokes aside, that sounds horrific and it would seem there’s a solid chance the two are related.

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6 minutes ago, TimB84 said:

And a resting heart rate of 36?

But all jokes aside, that sounds horrific and it would seem there’s a solid chance the two are related.

It has to be. I haven't had one since early January. They put me on a bunch of anxiety medication, but I wasn't really anxious when I was having the panic attacks. and was having bad side effects from the meds. Was able to get off everything in February.  The 2 worst attacks I ever had in January were in the middle of the night (2-5 am). The cardiologist said it could be subconscious panic attacks but nothing is wrong with my heart. They did 2 EKGS and an Echogram. 

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Just now, BuffaloWeather said:

It has to be. I haven't had one since early January. They put me on a bunch of anxiety medication, but I wasn't really anxious when I was having the panic attacks. and was having bad side effects from the meds. Was able to get off everything in February.  The 2 worst attacks I ever had in January were in the middle of the night. The cardiologist said it could be subconscious panic attacks but nothing is wrong with my heart. They did 2 EKGS and an Echogram. 

My wife and sister (different people, I’m not from Alabama) are both prone to panic attacks. My sister’s are PTSD related from witnessing a gun-related suicide as it unfolded and I know she has the heart rate stuff, my wife’s are mostly just paralyzing fear and anxiety without really a known cause.

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Just now, TimB84 said:

My wife and sister (different people, I’m not from Alabama) are both prone to panic attacks. My sister’s are PTSD related from witnessing a gun-related suicide as it unfolded and I know she has the heart rate stuff, my wife’s are mostly just paralyzing fear and anxiety without really a known cause.

I'd rather have any physical symptom possible vs have another. They are debilitating. Mental health issues run in my family, but I still think it was covid related. It was too coincidental.   

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Last week I had a female friend who was healthy and just 35 years old pass away from Covid after a short one week battle.  She wore a mask, did the right things, kept a balance between being locked down and living life.  It really hits home.  While I find so much non-science driving lockdown and restrictions, I just don't get not wanting a vaccine.  

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14 minutes ago, KokomoWX said:

Last week I had a female friend who was healthy and just 35 years old pass away from Covid after a short one week battle.  She wore a mask, did the right things, kept a balance between being locked down and living life.  It really hits home.  While I find so much non-science driving lockdown and restrictions, I just don't get not wanting a vaccine.  

My cousins dad just got out of the hospital today. Was on oxygen for 5 days. 45 years old. Sorry for your loss. 

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13 minutes ago, CheeselandSkies said:

The rest of your post is sad but :lol:

You were on the shortlist of people I thought would appreciate that portion of that post.

But in all seriousness, if my contribution to this forum on a dreary, rainy Monday in my locale is going to be a sad personal post in a thread that’s taken a dark turn, then I have to find an opportunity to inject a little bit of humor. It’s my coping mechanism, I’d rather be laughing than crying.

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21 minutes ago, KokomoWX said:

Last week I had a female friend who was healthy and just 35 years old pass away from Covid after a short one week battle.  She wore a mask, did the right things, kept a balance between being locked down and living life.  It really hits home.  While I find so much non-science driving lockdown and restrictions, I just don't get not wanting a vaccine.  

Sorry for your loss.

That is really quick for a seemingly healthy young person to go downhill and succumb.  I wonder if it was one of the variants.

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32 minutes ago, KokomoWX said:

Last week I had a female friend who was healthy and just 35 years old pass away from Covid after a short one week battle.  She wore a mask, did the right things, kept a balance between being locked down and living life.  It really hits home.  While I find so much non-science driving lockdown and restrictions, I just don't get not wanting a vaccine.  

Sorry for your loss. 

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On 5/3/2021 at 2:00 PM, BuffaloWeather said:

I never had one before in my life until early January of this year where I had several episodes of them. It went on for about 10 days. I thought I was having a stroke or heart attack, literally thought I was going to die. It was the worst thing I have ever went through in my life. Some of them very severe, went to emergency room twice and got a bunch of tests done on my heart. Everything was fine according to cardiologist. The doctor said I had one of the strongest hearts hes seen.  A week after all those attacks, everyone at my work got covid. It made me think I got covid and had the "brain fog" everyone is talking about. I tested negative twice while this was happening, one rapid/one PCR. Covid symptoms affect everyone in different ways. My co workers all got different symptoms. One had severe stomach issues, the other a high fever, and the other had symptoms similar to the flu. This reaction from the vaccine made me think these two events are related. 

Interesting note about the panic attacks. I suddenly began having them while driving in February. Suddenly was dizzy, lightheaded felt weak... pulled over and got out and did a lap. Heart was racing, probably due to adrenaline. Started having less severe attacks pretty steadily for the next 15 days. Thought for sure I was nearing the big one (stroke), but at 32 years old and in relatively decent health paired with 10 years in the fire/ems field told me this is something different. Started contemplating contacting my doctor, as the spells as I’d call them, mainly came while driving and was generally the feeling of sudden dizziness/malaise and brain fog. Finally after roughly 20 days, it had passed. Feel 100% again.

Very strange, been hearing several other’s experiencing the same general symptoms. I had COVID in March of 2020. Was generally mild, but a stout fever and hard to breathe. Lost my sense of smell and taste for about a month. Then in April had a double ear infection - lost nearly 90% of my hearing in both ears for 3 weeks... not sure if that was related but I’m willing to bet it was. Then in August my sense of smell went haywire. Everything smelled like raw sewage/sulfur for approximately 2-3 weeks. Then, last but not least (as of now anyway), the panic attack/dizzy spells in February. Hopefully this ship sets sail for everyone, enough is enough. 

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33 minutes ago, Harry Perry said:

Interesting note about the panic attacks. I suddenly began having them while driving in February. Suddenly was dizzy, lightheaded felt weak... pulled over and got out and did a lap. Heart was racing, probably due to adrenaline. Started having less severe attacks pretty steadily for the next 15 days. Thought for sure I was nearing the big one (stroke), but at 32 years old and in relatively decent health paired with 10 years in the fire/ems field told me this is something different. Started contemplating contacting my doctor, as the spells as I’d call them, mainly came while driving and was generally the feeling of sudden dizziness/malaise and brain fog. Finally after roughly 20 days, it had passed. Feel 100% again.

Very strange, been hearing several other’s experiencing the same general symptoms. I had COVID in March of 2020. Was generally mild, but a stout fever and hard to breathe. Lost my sense of smell and taste for about a month. Then in April had a double ear infection - lost nearly 90% of my hearing in both ears for 3 weeks... not sure if that was related but I’m willing to bet it was. Then in August my sense of smell went haywire. Everything smelled like raw sewage/sulfur for approximately 2-3 weeks. Then, last but not least (as of now anyway), the panic attack/dizzy spells in February. Hopefully this ship sets sail for everyone, enough is enough. 

This is crazy. This is identical to what happened to me. I was watching the Texans/Titans game around 7 pm and fell to the floor so dizzy I could barely see. I also had trouble breathing. I was completely relaxed watching a football game. I waited about 30 minutes to see if symptoms would go away but they didn't. I went to ER and had a bunch of tests done. They happened off and on for about 2 weeks, but that first 5 days were the worst. Another bad episode was watching Mulan with my wife and the same thing happened to me. I tried to stop watching TV thinking that was my trigger, but then I woke up 2 nights that week at 2 am with episodes that lasted 2-3 hours. Many medical bills later and current diagnoses was "panic attacks". Even though all of my episodes were from either sleeping or watching TV laying down on my couch. Something isn't right there when I've never had them before. I had one anxiety attack about 3 years ago, but it went away within 20-30 minutes and it built up to it. This was sudden and hit me like a truck, it felt so bad I cannot put it into words. I never got officially diagnosed with covid, but I was around many people that were. For me it was no coincidence that everyone at my work got it a week after these events occurred. Covid is scarier than I thought.

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Somewhat surprisingly, we are back slightly over 1000 hospitalizations in Indiana for the first time since mid February.  I didn't think we'd see that number again given the recent trends.

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Question for anyone who has gotten the vaccine.  It seems to be a universal recommendation to hydrate well after getting it, but has anyone received any advice as far as working out or not working out?  I'm not talking about taking a stroll around the block... I mean a lot of exertion.

I can't find any official recommendation on this.  It seems like it's a listen to your body thing.  Like if your arm is sore, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to do a heavy overhead press.  But anecdotally, has anyone noticed anything unusual while exercising after getting the vaccine (higher than expected heart rate, more fatigue, etc)

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24 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Question for anyone who has gotten the vaccine.  It seems to be a universal recommendation to hydrate well after getting it, but has anyone received any advice as far as working out or not working out?  I'm not talking about taking a stroll around the block... I mean a lot of exertion.

I can't find any official recommendation on this.  It seems like it's a listen to your body thing.  Like if your arm is sore, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to do a heavy overhead press.  But anecdotally, has anyone noticed anything unusual while exercising after getting the vaccine (higher than expected heart rate, more fatigue, etc)

Both my wife and I had pain in our muscles around our mid section(stomach area). The pharmacist said that was common and is worse if you are exerting yourself. Before getting the shot, I had not heard about that side effect. This was after the first shot( I just had my second shot about 5 hours ago). I’m no expert but I would probably take it easy for a couple of days just because of the soreness of your muscles in general after getting the shot. 

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43 minutes ago, Hoosier said:

Question for anyone who has gotten the vaccine.  It seems to be a universal recommendation to hydrate well after getting it, but has anyone received any advice as far as working out or not working out?  I'm not talking about taking a stroll around the block... I mean a lot of exertion.

I can't find any official recommendation on this.  It seems like it's a listen to your body thing.  Like if your arm is sore, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to do a heavy overhead press.  But anecdotally, has anyone noticed anything unusual while exercising after getting the vaccine (higher than expected heart rate, more fatigue, etc)

My arm where I got the shot was pretty sore especially when I used it so I'm pretty sure you're not going to want to do any heavy exertion until it gets better. Took about 48 hrs for me after each shot. 

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14 minutes ago, A-L-E-K said:

u should always be well hydrated, this is basic existing as a high functioning adult stuff

 

A lot of people suck at this though... or they "hydrate" with beverages that are less than ideal.

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1 hour ago, Hoosier said:

Question for anyone who has gotten the vaccine.  It seems to be a universal recommendation to hydrate well after getting it, but has anyone received any advice as far as working out or not working out?  I'm not talking about taking a stroll around the block... I mean a lot of exertion.

I can't find any official recommendation on this.  It seems like it's a listen to your body thing.  Like if your arm is sore, it probably wouldn't be a good idea to do a heavy overhead press.  But anecdotally, has anyone noticed anything unusual while exercising after getting the vaccine (higher than expected heart rate, more fatigue, etc)

I have been on a heavy lose weight campaign the past year since last year when I gained 50lbs sitting around healing from back fusion surgery. My first question after getting the first dose in March was can I exercise and do cardio right after and I was told yes and pretty much go on about your life normally. Obviously with the sore arm, lifting weights may be unpleasant. I was lethargic and arm pain almost right away after the shot, but forced myself to hop on my exercise bike. I instantly felt better.

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I ran a 5K and drank a 12 pack of Two Hearted Ale after my shot.

 

;) 

 

But for real, I had about a 12 hour period of feeling tired and sluggish the day after my shot. But by evening I was good to go. Arm was sore for about 2-3 days.  Everyone is different though...

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