Days, weeks, months. I even had one symptom that lasted over a year and it was all due to my anxiet. It took a consultant to explain it to me fully and once I accepted ym anxiety and nerves were causing this pain to persist it finally subsided.
What makes it tough is that it can affect any part of the body. Right now i've got some horrid dizziness. Head feels heavy, almost aching - hard to explain. 2 nights ago it was bad rib pain. Earlier this morning - sore stomach muscles. The day before that some bad arm pains. They go away quicker when we keep ourselves busy and try not to react to the pains. Not with emotion or anything of the sort. Accept what it is and move on.
That can be very difficult to do I must admit. When we keep busy the symptoms can lessen or disappear entirely, but sometimes they won't
And then sometimes they'll lessen while you keep moving, but the moment you slow down, they return with a vengeance, at least that's been my week this week.
In fact, it's gotten to the point that I'm afraid to sleep or even sit down for long. Last night, it took me an hour to eat half a pork chop and a dozen bites of rice because I kept pacing or putting laundry away and only coming back every great once in a while for a bite. Right now, I'm not sitting in front of the computer, I'm leaning over the chair in a sort of half kneel.
Sorry, to get back on topic a bit more; no, you're not alone on the dizzy, I'm dizzy, it feels like a 'halo of buzzing' from just in front of one temple wrapped around the back of my head to just in front of the other temple. my whole body is tingling slightly, it's hard to focus, my mouth is dry, my chest is tight and hot/cold at the same time, my left arm tingles so bad it almost hurts, my fingers and [forgive my bluntness] penis are numb, my jaw and entire spine are tense and tight. And it keeps coming in waves.