Patient Comments: Flu Vaccination - Side Effects

Did you have any side effects from your flu vaccination?

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Comment from: DanielleM, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I had a tumor in my middle ear that deteriorated 2 of the 3 hearing bones and I now have tinnitus. The ringing is so bad and even worse at night. It is a high pitched obnoxious sound that gets worse when I have a migraine, which is also a new symptom since my removal of the tumor. I would love to know what I can take other than valium or put a fan on.

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Comment from: T.C, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

I have tinnitus. There are two sounds, one is a sharp high pitched sound and the other is a humming like that of a refrigerator. I sometimes experience dizziness. I also sometimes experience a weird sensation while driving, actually when I have stopped the vehicle it is like I am still going. I can actually see the ground move like a conveyor belt, but I know I have stopped the vehicle. My tinnitus keeps me from falling asleep like normal people, so I have to go to bed earlier. It takes me an hour to an hour and a half to fall asleep. It is very annoying, I hope there is help for my case.

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Comment from: genious, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

I have found a solution to pinworms in kids. The secret of getting rid or reducing the numbers of them are honey and lemon Lockets dissolved in a low fat fizzy pop and it actually works. It is the best night's sleep I have had in ages.

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Comment from: Betty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I heard a roaring in my left ear for a few seconds. Ear now has a strange sensation and I feel kind of light headed.

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Comment from: Mary, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 09

I very rarely have a cold or flu but I was persuaded to have a flu vaccination on 12th January. A few days later I started coughing. It got worse until by 5th February I was coughing and sneezing violently, my head was heavy and nose running. Today I feel more ill than I have ever done in my life.

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Comment from: bw47, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 21

I woke up about 1:15 to go to the bathroom. I had trouble getting out of bed. When I stood up I was extremely dizzy, causing me to have difficulty walking. I made it to the toilet, fell asleep there for a few minutes, and when I tried to get up I fell backwards back onto the toilet. I did finally get back up and back to bed. I had some mild nausea but didn't throw up. This morning I felt better, a little disoriented and unsteady, but better. I am caring for my 5 month old great-granddaughter so this really worries me that it might happen again while I am watching her.

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Comment from: Candia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 31

I have pain in my right hip area mostly at nights or when I am not active.

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Comment from: martha, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

They removed my pancreas and left only the head and I have a tumor. Right now I am in a lot of pain. I have asthma due to second hand smoke and they gave me prednisone. They told me my pancreas failed and removed my spleen, part of my stomach, intestines and I am getting worse.

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