PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (KDKA) – A North Hills woman who claims she developed tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is offering advice to others who may be suffering from the same condition.
She claimed she went to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist, who diagnosed her with tinnitus.
“They did some hearing tests, and all of my symptoms point to tinnitus.” I also developed Meniere’s disease, which is a type of balance disorder.
Tinnitus is the term for this ringing sensation.
Dr. Nathan Shively, Infectious Disease Physician at Allegheny Health Network, said it is a rare adverse effect, if the vaccine is even the cause. There have been no widespread reports of the phenomenon as of yet.
“It’s so sensitive that even crinkling paper hurts.” “It affects so much of your life,” Sinagra explained. “It’s not just this irritating noise in your ear. It alters your diet. It alters how you sleep. It alters everything.”
Sinagra isn’t the first person to have this reaction to the vaccine.
Another Pittsburgh man told KDKA that he noticed ringing in his ears just hours after receiving the booster shot.
Doctors have yet to confirm that this is a result of the vaccine, but the Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have both reported that tinnitus is a possible side effect of the Janssen vaccine.
Sinagra said she hopes to help others who are going through the same thing by sharing what has helped her get rid of the ringing.
“You must reduce your sodium intake. “Very low sodium because blood pressure increases the volume of the sound,” Sinagra explained. “I do notice that as my blood pressure rises, the sound becomes louder.”
She also mentioned that she found a chiropractor in Bethel Park who has helped her.
“I saw a chiropractor who has helped me enormously; I had heard about him and that he had helped other people with tinnitus and had great success,” Sinagra explained.
Tranquility Specific Chiropractic is the chiropractor she visited.
She claims that sleeping with a fan is also beneficial.
She claims that as a result of her experience, she is now afraid to get the booster shot or the flu shot.
“I just want people to know that there is help available.” It is a true phenomenon. Don’t let others make you feel bad or guilty if you’re not going to get another chance. Because, on the other hand, we’re told we’re selfish if we don’t get the booster. Well, I’m not going through this again. If people are afraid of me, I’ll retreat to my own little world, but I can’t risk it again. “I’m just getting to the point where I can live my life,” Sinagra explained.
According to the State Department of Health, anyone who has had an adverse reaction to the vaccine should report it to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), also known as VAERS.
The FDA and the CDC share responsibility for VAERS. Following the submission of a VAERS report, the CDC and the FDA may conduct additional research to determine whether the vaccine was a factor in the adverse event.
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