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Alyne Halvajian

First Dose of Moderna on 08/04/21

New Jersey

38 yrs old

Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?

I was a busy makeup artist about to start IVF to start my journey into becoming a parent.

Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?

I got the Tdap, because my sister in law had a baby.

I got my Covid vaccine to keep my job.

Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?

First, I got a Tdap vaccine, and then I got Moderna. 6 weeks after Tdap, my dentist started noticing I was grinding my teeth so bad that weeks later I cracked a tooth. Not thinking anything of it, I got one dose of Moderna... this made everything worse. I developed a mild form of lockjaw. My body started mimicking a mild form of tetanus. I began having numbness and tingling in my hands, overall heaviness, dizziness, shortness of breath, and it felt like someone was squeezing my arms 24/7. I have been to 40 doctors and have been dismissed left and right. I wasn’t able to get fully vaccinated against Covid, and it cost me my career, and I had to put my IVF journey on hold. My quality of life is garbage… I just want to find someone that can help.

Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:

Inflammation markers elevated, MRI shows only pinched nerve neck, no TMJ … ENG facial nerve test shows persistent motor activity in left temporalis…. Similar to someone with tetanus.

Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?

40 doctors, VAERS, Boostrix manufacturer

Q: Are there any treatments we should know about that helped or hurt your health?

Acupuncture gives me 1 day of relief.

Q: Have you had Covid before?


Q: What do you wish others knew?

That people can have adverse reactions and to be cautious.

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