If you are here, it’s likely that you or someone you know is dealing with abnormal side effects following a COVID-19 vaccination. This can be alarming and can be made worse by the fact that one of these rare side effects is anxiety/panic. It is imperative that you don’t add additional stress on your body by panicking; this will only make things worse.
Take a deep breath and read the following facts:
1. You are not alone, there are thousands of others who are having the same issues.
2. You are not experiencing “just anxiety” as you might have been told by a doctor, friend, or relative.
3. You are going to be okay; the majority of people who suffer from these side effects recover successfully.
4. You are still likely conferred a level of protection from COVID-19 as a result of the vaccine.
Within as soon as a few hours of either the first or second COVID-19 vaccination, some individuals have reported a constellation of adverse reactions that can last for months. The type of vaccine does not seem to matter. Some individuals recover in as short as a week while others seem to have issues that become chronic. A publication regarding an NIH investigation into this condition titled “In rare cases, coronavirus vaccines may cause Long Covid–like symptoms” explains the situation in more detail.
The exact reason for these side effects is still being determined, but there are a handful of theories which can be found on the Proposed Mechanisms page. The common factors seem to be an abnormal immune system reaction and widespread inflammation which can lead to a wide variety of symptoms throughout the body. If you are experiencing chest pain, please see a doctor immediately as this could be a sign of myocarditis or pericarditis which should be addressed as soon as possible.
We will continue to keep this wiki up to date with the latest information until definitive answers regarding the cause and treatment of these rare issues is discovered. Potential treatment methods based on crowd-sourcing and academic research can be found on the Treatments page and related communities and support groups can be found on the Resources page. A list of assorted frequently asked questions can be found on the FAQ page.
This site does not constitute nor provide medical advice and we’re not doctors. We are volunteers who have all been experiencing the same sort of rare vaccine side effects discussed above and are trying to provide resources and hope for those who are dealing with the same issues. Information found here is sourced from a variety of forums, social media groups, scientific journals, doctors, and researchers.