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COVID vaccines and neuropathy

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By exacerbate I mean I had very little neuropathic problems in my arms until after the 1st shot when I developed burning, pins and needles, coldness and weakness in my arms. On a scale of 1-10 I’d say it went from a 1 or 2 to about a 5 or 6. It’s been 3 weeks and it hasn’t gone away. I’m going to go ahead and get the second shot on Tuesday.

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Thanks for your response. So the vaccine shot ramped up the neuropathy symptoms beyond what they were before the injection.. No migraines or digestive issues? Were you able to file a record of your Side effects with the vaccine staff?

Have you informed your PCP or another clinician so that your response is in your chart?
Let me know how the second shot goes on Tuesday. My second shot was easier than the first one.

Be safe and protected.

No way should you get the second shot if the first one did that. They are saying the first one is now good enough for a good while at least. The second one destroyed my neuropathy. Why would you do the second one?

Kathleen, I am so sorry to hear this happened to you! I 'm glad you're going to get your 2nd dose. They just bumped my 2nd dose from tomorrow until the 28th. I'm bummed bc they say you won't be fully immune until 14+ days after and I am missing my family so much!!

I will be praying that you won't get any side effects at all and that it doesn't exacerbate any existing problems. Keep us posted ok?

Warmest wishes, Sunnyflower

Interesting. My neuropathy symptoms have increased as well over the past week and a half since I got my first dose. I figured it was just the continuing onslaught of Tacrolimus. I wish us both a positive non-symptomatic response to the second shot!

Had my 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday. My arm neuropathy had died back to maybe a 4 before but it’s now a 6 or 7. Hopefully it will dial back again. Last night both my husband and I soreness in our shoulder blades and between them. No other side effects except pain in and near the injection site.

Have your symptoms improved yet? My neuropathy symptoms increased after the thePfizer vaccine, also-especially after the second one two weeks ago. I'm hoping that my neuropathy will return to normal soon-and hope that your neuropathy has settled down already!

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