Headaches, fatigue, lungs hurt 2 months after 2nd Shingles vaccine
My name is Jose and my wife is just not doing well. Without writing a 3 page post and in summary, five weeks ago, she received the second dose of the Shingles vaccine. She was told by our PCP that the second shot tends to bring about a pretty good level of discomfort for "a few days". Well, its been nearly a month and a half and it would seem that this shot has done quite the number on her.
My wife suffers from Meniere's disease and bad tinnitus. She also struggles with tracheal stenosis (having had two surgeries already to stretch her trachea). It would seem that this second Shingles shot (and we're guessing here) has triggered some sort of autoimmune response (she has "high markers" for RA but does not have RA).
At the moment she has raging headaches. Her lungs "hurt" (has been tested for COVID twice – negative) no Pneumonia or bronchitis. She feels incredibly fatigued ALL the time. She sleeps well and religiously uses her CPAP machine. Gets 7 – 9 hours of rest every day. Still wakes up feeling terrible and incredibly fatigued. Tested for Mono – negative.
We've reached out to an Immunologist, our PCP, Pulmonologist – for the latter, was asked to blow on a tube. She did. Was told, "Good job. No need to see the doctor." – seriously and literally – Nothing! No one has any direction, comfort, vague answers, wild guesses, educated guesses.
She is DESPERATE and it truly is affecting her physically, mentally and emotionally. I feel so very helpless as I watch her struggle. I/we are hoping that in this forum someone may be able to provide some sort of medical direction for us.