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Forums / Anxiety / Anxiety after Vaccine - can you mimic heart symptoms

Topic: Anxiety after Vaccine - can you mimic heart symptoms

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  1. Chloe90
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    28 August 2021

    Hi Fam,

    I have the covid shot last week and I’ve have chest pains etc since. I’ve had ecg and bloods that say my hearts OK so I’m hoping it’s just my anxiety running rampant. Has anyone else had this and did it go away?

    💜

  2. geoff
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    28 August 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    Hi Chloe, I'm really sorry you feel this way and if I can say that my ex had her first shot last week and also was affected by having nausea, feeling sick and a heavy head, fortunately, it only lasted a few hours and then she felt better.

    Just try and relax, the more you fight it the longer it will remain, all the tests show you are in good shape, but please if this continues you must make an appointment with your doctor, but try and take your mind off what you are feeling.

    All the best.

    Geoff.

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    28 August 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    Hi Chloe90

    I’m not a doctor. I have had two jabs now.

    The nurse who administered my second vaccination advised me to go to hospital if I experienced any side effects lasting longer than a week.

    So, if I had experienced chest pain or a head ache lasting longer than a week I would have presented at an ED. I didn’t have chest pain as a side effect but understand it can happen. I did experience muscle pain in excess of a week but I gave it a bit more time and it mostly resolved itself.

    If I were you, I would call your vaccination provider for advice on what to do now. Nurse on Call is also a great resource to rely on for advice.

    If you feel up to it, please let us know how you get on. I’m concerned for you.

    Kind thoughts to you

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    28 August 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    Chloe
    Geoff and Summer rose have given informative answers, .

    everyone seems to react differently. I was fine with both mine but friend was okay with first and back pain an nausea with 2nd thst only lasted a few hrs.

    well done for having your jab and coping with your anxiety.

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    28 August 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    Hey Chloe,

    I have had a few friends who have felt the same, it is just a symptom of the vaccine that only lasts for a few days.

    A vaccine is a foreign object that enters our body, so our body tries to do everything to stop it from entering. You may feel heartburn, sore arms, muscle pain, etc. However, these eventually go and your body goes back to normal.

    Hope you are feeling okay.

  6. Learn to Fly
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    28 August 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    Hi Chloe90

    Everyone has given you some excellent advice.
    If this is not bothering you too much: observe and wait as it might wear itself off.
    If this is raising some serious concerns in you, call the vaccination helpline and give them the full description.
    At any point, if this starts to rapidly get worse, call 000.

    I truly hope you will feel better very soon.

  7. Chloe90
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    29 August 2021
    Thanks so much everyone. I’m hoping just anxiety induced and nothing sinister I have a drs appt next week so will check in then.
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  8. Learn to Fly
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    5 September 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    Hi Chlor90,

    Just checking how are you going? Have the symptoms subsided?

    We haven’t heard from you so I am assuming you are better?

  9. Marks Mum
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    10 September 2021

    Hi all, just found this site yesterday, I had my first astrazenac jab 3 days ago. I struggled with having it because of my anxiety/panic disorder (diagnosed when I was 21 and I'm now 72), it was my 3rd attempt. I've managed my anxiety/panic disorder pretty well over the years. Since covid began last year it's been a lot more difficult however and since my jab I've been having really bad anxiety and all the tools I have learnt over the years seem to have deserted me, CBT meditation etc. I constantly check in on myself and am not sleeping or eating well. Nights and early mornings are the worst for me.

    Just hoping for some help and ways to distract myself over the next few weeks.

  10. Summer Rose
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    10 September 2021 in reply to Marks Mum

    Hi Marks Mum

    Congratulations on having your first vaccine dose! It would have been really challenging to push through your anxiety but so important given the risks of falling ill.

    Living through this pandemic is tough. I know that many people are finding it hard to manage and proven strategies aren’t having the same effect. You are not alone.

    I find getting outside for a walk and keeping busy really helpful. Puzzles, drawing, listening to music, calling a friend and writing in a journal may help to distract your mind.

    You might also want to take a break from social media and the news. It really is overwhelming at the moment.

    Happy to keep talking. Kind thoughts to you

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  11. Marks Mum
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    10 September 2021 in reply to Summer Rose
    Thank you Summer Rose, I've found this forum a comfort the last couple of days, it really has been hard for me to stay positive and not zone in on my body sensations after the vac. and I need to do a lot of self talk to keep the panic at bay. I'm trying to eat properly and get enough rest which I know will help. Till I found this site and the forums I thought I was the only person having panic attacks over the vac. as my friends all seem to have taken it in their. I do have long term anxiety/panic disorder and attached to that is a drug phobia. Just wondering if others with anxiety have drug phobia
  12. Juni
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    11 September 2021 in reply to Marks Mum

    Hi Marks Mum, our history is similar, I have a general anxiety disorder since I was 17 ( I am now 65) and at times panic attacks and agoraphobia, and yes I also have a phobia about taking any medications. I can totally relate to your anxiety after the first vaccination. I’ve had my first Pfizer shot 3 weeks ago and had no side effects, but was watching and listening to my body for every little sign. The media surely doesn’t help! In the end I just read the positive statements from Health professionals about the vaccines, which helped. Also looking at the billions of people who have been vaccinated helped. But on the other hand it is good to be aware and notice if anything is unusual and we can always call our GP to be reassured if necessary! My partner had Astra Zeneca 4 weeks ago and apart from feeling quite sleepy the first 2 days after his first shot, nothing else happened! Just continue the positive self talk! I understand that this is different and is taxing our ususal coping mechanisms, because there is actually a substance introduced into our bodies, which we tried all our lives to avoid. But our immune system and our bodies are made so wonderful, it can cope with it, it is amazing what our bodies can cope with and keep us healthy. So stay save, take care and as I am a Christian I pray and trust in God.

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  13. Marks Mum
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    11 September 2021 in reply to Juni
    Hi Juni, Thank you for your positive words, they are very helpful, I'm doing my best the use the strategies I've learnt over the years. I only had a couple of days of tiredness and a mild headache but unfortunately I'm constantly on the alert and checking in on my body for side effects. I'm doing some meditation and my breathing, I have some really good moments during the day then some really strong anxious moments, I'm trying to stay really positive. Thanks again, Marks Mum
  14. Bell87
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    13 September 2021 in reply to Chloe90

    I know this post is a few weeks old now but I had my jab yesterday a felt a bit funny in the chest. I have health anxiety. I feel ok today but I’m the back of mind I wonder what if I’m the person that gets the serious side effect. The heart inflammation one. I’m trying to stay positive but it’s hard. How do you feel now?

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