COVID vaccine side effects: Extreme nausea and fever

Posted by artist01 @artist01, May 17 8:28am

I had my second Moderna vaccination on Thursday (May 13th), and on Sunday (May 16th), around 2:00 pm, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Extreme nausea and, surprisingly, a fever of 99.5 F, which kept rising slightly throughout the day. Because I mistakenly thought side effects would happen sooner than 3 or 4 days post-vaccination, and because I felt SO ill, I placed a call to our Community Nurse, who then advised me to call 811 and speak to the Provincial Covid Nurse, which I did. After lots of Covid-related questions, and answering a Covid survey, I was assured that I was indeed experiencing the vaccination side effects,which would dissipate within a few days. Big relief to learn all was normal. This morning, still nauseated but fever down. Anyone else have this extreme reaction? Probably!

@ artist01 – I had Moderna also and my fever went to 101.8. I was taking Tylenol but had to stop that and take something like an NSAID. Although my fever came down I was pretty achy for a while. I was tired for a good week. I took anti-nausea medication for nausea. Have you tried it?

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You would be amazed at the breadth of reactions we have heard about from people receiving the vaccine. You can read about some of them here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/
It sounds like your reaction is somewhat common with Moderna. My daughter reacted to her first dose 9 days after the injection, and ended up in the ER for a few hours, then had a reaction like to yours to the second dose. The rest of our family had Pfizer, and while we had the typical headache/aches/etc, my husband and I both had significant inflammatory flares about 10 days later. His ended quickly, mine lingered for weeks…
According to a long discussion with my primary last week (I was lucky she had 2 cancellations and got an hour with her!) these are all within the range of expected responses.

I hope you continue to feel better as the week progresses.
Sue

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@artist101 I had an extreme reaction to Pfizer. A couple of days post dose 2 (Mar. 29) I got bad intestinal disruption. Doc called it colitis. Now by May 18 it is still there. Definitely a senior citizen, I have eaten everything, maximum veggies and fruits. Now I have to follow a bland and no-fiber diet. Even that does not fix everything. I was fine, very healthy, all through the "covid" period. So I wish I had never seen the vax. It has ruined my life

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@jshdma– Good morning. I'm sorry to hear that you aren't feeling very well. I have to admit that this is the first time that I have heard colitis and a covid-19 vaccine together in a sentence. I've tried to do some research for you and there really isn't any known cause for Colitis. I think that this just might be coincidental to your getting vaccinated. I don't know your medical history but stress can certainly cause an irritation that can bring on Colitis.
Does your doctor think that there is a medical connection between the two?

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@jshdma

@artist101 I had an extreme reaction to Pfizer. A couple of days post dose 2 (Mar. 29) I got bad intestinal disruption. Doc called it colitis. Now by May 18 it is still there. Definitely a senior citizen, I have eaten everything, maximum veggies and fruits. Now I have to follow a bland and no-fiber diet. Even that does not fix everything. I was fine, very healthy, all through the "covid" period. So I wish I had never seen the vax. It has ruined my life

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Well, once again I "dove into" – VAERS – like Merry, I didn't find reports of a connection in their records there either. This might be one of those times that there is an unfortunate coincidental occurrence of injection and illness.
Mayo has some tips on managing a flare up here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/in-depth/ulcerative-colitis-flare-up/art-20120410
Even more important is to see a gastroenterologist for definitive testing to determine which type you have, because treatment and prognosis varies.
Good luck.
Sue

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@merpreb

@ artist01 – I had Moderna also and my fever went to 101.8. I was taking Tylenol but had to stop that and take something like an NSAID. Although my fever came down I was pretty achy for a while. I was tired for a good week. I took anti-nausea medication for nausea. Have you tried it?

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@merpreb Hi Merry. Thankyou for your post. Glad I'm not alone in this. Last evening, I thought I was back to normal but this morning, after a near-blackout, I'm still feeling kinda' wretched – dizzy, nauseated, no appetite, no energy, low blood pressure. I haven't taken anything at all for nausea, etc., because I have such complicated health issues and medications I hate to add to the mix. I was scheduled for my weekly immunosuppressant injection today for Giant Cell Arteritis but didn't have it bc of fear of making everything worse! Thx again, Merry. Keep well.

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@sueinmn

You would be amazed at the breadth of reactions we have heard about from people receiving the vaccine. You can read about some of them here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/
It sounds like your reaction is somewhat common with Moderna. My daughter reacted to her first dose 9 days after the injection, and ended up in the ER for a few hours, then had a reaction like to yours to the second dose. The rest of our family had Pfizer, and while we had the typical headache/aches/etc, my husband and I both had significant inflammatory flares about 10 days later. His ended quickly, mine lingered for weeks…
According to a long discussion with my primary last week (I was lucky she had 2 cancellations and got an hour with her!) these are all within the range of expected responses.

I hope you continue to feel better as the week progresses.
Sue

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@sueinmn Thanks for your input, Sue. It's reassuring to hear of "expected responses"!
And it's still 'way better than getting Covid!

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@merpreb

@ artist01 – I had Moderna also and my fever went to 101.8. I was taking Tylenol but had to stop that and take something like an NSAID. Although my fever came down I was pretty achy for a while. I was tired for a good week. I took anti-nausea medication for nausea. Have you tried it?

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@merpreb Hello again, Merry. I thought I was okay after 24 hours of the nausea, fever, etc, had dissipated. Alas, the symptoms started up again with a vengeance the following day. Just as severely, or worse. Couldn't eat, couldn't drink, for another 10 hours. Finally had a Pepsi (really craved a Gingerale), and began feeling a little better again. Still no food. Too nauseated. This morning, the nausea is gone but I'm still extremely dizzy when standing. Had a boiled egg, toast and water. Hope to be okay now, but hope it isn't just a reprieve, like last time!. Still better than getting Covid! Lol

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@artist01

@merpreb Hello again, Merry. I thought I was okay after 24 hours of the nausea, fever, etc, had dissipated. Alas, the symptoms started up again with a vengeance the following day. Just as severely, or worse. Couldn't eat, couldn't drink, for another 10 hours. Finally had a Pepsi (really craved a Gingerale), and began feeling a little better again. Still no food. Too nauseated. This morning, the nausea is gone but I'm still extremely dizzy when standing. Had a boiled egg, toast and water. Hope to be okay now, but hope it isn't just a reprieve, like last time!. Still better than getting Covid! Lol

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@artist01 Aw, Miss Laurie, I’m sorry you’re feeling so miserable and that I missed your earlier posts! You poor thing! Wow, whatever the reason behind this, it’s sure not playing fairly with you!
Our bodies are so capricious when it comes to being immuno compromised! We never know what adventure or what direction they’re going take us on and this surely isn’t the setback you needed.
I’ll be sending you some extra hugs and some powerful vibes for speedy recovery. Nothing messes with my vibes! Giggle
I pray for much better days ahead, Laurie dear. ☺️

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@loribmt

@artist01 Aw, Miss Laurie, I’m sorry you’re feeling so miserable and that I missed your earlier posts! You poor thing! Wow, whatever the reason behind this, it’s sure not playing fairly with you!
Our bodies are so capricious when it comes to being immuno compromised! We never know what adventure or what direction they’re going take us on and this surely isn’t the setback you needed.
I’ll be sending you some extra hugs and some powerful vibes for speedy recovery. Nothing messes with my vibes! Giggle
I pray for much better days ahead, Laurie dear. ☺️

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@loribmt Thankyou Lori! I sure do need your good vibes. These wretched vaccine side effects have started up again with a vengeance, for Round Three. Can't believe it. Feeling just awful. (I want my Mommy. Waaaa). Maybe this is the last round. I hope.
Hugs, Laurie

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@artist01

@loribmt Thankyou Lori! I sure do need your good vibes. These wretched vaccine side effects have started up again with a vengeance, for Round Three. Can't believe it. Feeling just awful. (I want my Mommy. Waaaa). Maybe this is the last round. I hope.
Hugs, Laurie

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@artist01 Awww. …this the pits! Can you sip anything like Pedialyte or Gatorade to restore your electrolytes? How about ice chips so you don’t get dehydrated? That can cause dizziness and light-headedness.
Do you have a fever?
Nausea is the worst! Ok, there are worse things, but being nauseated sets the tone for the rest of the body. 😢 Have you called your doctor with the symptoms? As Merry mentioned, this is unusual for vaccine side effects. and with your health history, it might warrant checking in with them.
Guess I’m gonna have to turn up the intensity of my good vibes! 😉
Wrapping you in a hug! Lori.

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@artist01

@merpreb Hello again, Merry. I thought I was okay after 24 hours of the nausea, fever, etc, had dissipated. Alas, the symptoms started up again with a vengeance the following day. Just as severely, or worse. Couldn't eat, couldn't drink, for another 10 hours. Finally had a Pepsi (really craved a Gingerale), and began feeling a little better again. Still no food. Too nauseated. This morning, the nausea is gone but I'm still extremely dizzy when standing. Had a boiled egg, toast and water. Hope to be okay now, but hope it isn't just a reprieve, like last time!. Still better than getting Covid! Lol

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Laurie- Good morning. I've been thinking about your stubborn COVID symptoms and this morning I had an ah-ha moment! I'm wondering if by chance you have picked up a COVID variant. Have you been tested for anything with these continued symptoms?

Will your doctor be receptive to test you?

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