Does anyone know if there have been studies proving long term problems as a result of this vaccine? I recently made the connection between the illness I've had for 10 years and the vaccine I had a few weeks before becoming ill. I've had constant neck, shoulder and back stiffness and pain, as well as a constant feeling of being off balance, dizzy and nervous/jumpy. The doctors have always said it was anxiety, although they did blood tests to rule out certain conditions. I'm going to see my GP tommorrow to discuss my suspicions but I suspect she's going to tell me the vaccine has got nothing to do with it, so I thought I'd try and arm myself with some knowlege first, thanks. Btw I'm 33 and live in the UK.
Hi! Well, tetanus toxoid vaccination can cause Gullian Barre Syndrome, and brachial neuritis. However, your symptoms are more likely due to compression of the spinal nerves in the cervical spine region. This can happen due to overuse of computers, work involving straining of neck, herniated disc, canal stenosis, bone disease, spondylosis, poor posture etc. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required. Please consult a neurologist. The treatment is to remove the compression. You have to discuss the best treatment option with a neurologist, which can range from medication to physiotherapy to traction, cervical collars or even surgery. Alternatively you can visit a chiropractor or a physical therapist and learn some exercises which you can do to relieve the compression, but consulting a neurologist is a must.
Use a hard bed to sleep. Avoid a pillow. Roll a towel and place it under your neck while sleeping on the back and between head and shoulder when lying on the side. Initially this will be uncomfortable but with time the acupressure will do wonders. Use an analgesic cream or spray. Anti-inflammatory drugs help.
Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Thank you for replying, my doctor also thought it's unlikely that the vaccine could have caused my illness but she 's going to refer me to a neurologist. I had an MRI of my head and neck years ago but nothing showed up. I've tried creams/sprays, seeing a chiropractor and over the counter painkillers but none of them made a difference. I'm hoping the neurologist be able to help me.
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