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vertigo and the flu shot
Denise1234 posted:
I got the flu shot a few weeks ago. Now I have developed vertigo. I keep hearing that it is not a side effect from the flu shot, but... I also keep hearing more and more people saying they have gotten vertigo after receiving the flu shot. I have never had vertigo and now after 4 days with it I have to see a specialist. I think there is a corolation. I have also heard that some people get vertigo and never get rid of it. I am so praying this is not the case because it is horrible. I have missed several days of work already and could lose my job if it keeps up. Anyone have any advice. I could sure use some right now. HELP
Jimscreen responded:
I had a flu shot at 7:30 am on October 16th. By 4:30 am the next day I was experiencing vertigo. I had a hard time standing after getting up from sleeping. I am still experiencing it now 4 days later. I have no other symptoms. I have never had a reaction to a flu shot before. I wish someone could explain what is happening or provide a solution. I have not seen a Dr. yet, but may soon.

I noticed that someone else posted on WebMD a similar vertigo reaction. Here is the link.
Jimscreen responded:
I would also encourage you to report your reaction to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System which is monitored by the CDC.

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