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Amy McCain-Davis, Registered Nurse

First Dose of Moderna on 12/30/20 Lot #039k20a

Second Dose of Moderna on 01/27/21 Lot #013L20a

Oregon

40 yrs old


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

I was active and loved life. Just starting to enjoy the empty nester part of life. I was one term away from my master's degree in nursing when I got my second vaccine. A new grandmother to the most beautiful little girl EVER. I have a hobby farm that truly was my happy place and sharing it with my soul mate.


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

I was informed by a nurse manager that they were going to be mandated very soon so I figured I'd get my appointment set up with employee health while they were still readily available.


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

After the first shot I just felt achy for a couple of days then I was fine. After my second shot at aprox 1pm on the 27, I started to feel really run down and sore by 4 pm. Felt like I was hardly able to move. I went to bed at 6:30pm as I just could not stay awake. I woke up at 4am and feeling even worse, only having extreme dizzy spells. The whole room would spin and almost fell. I shook it off and drove into work. As I started to walk up the sidewalk to work I really started spinning, blacked out, almost fell, extreme leg weakness and losing function. Co-workers were going to call an ambulance but i said NO (nurses are the worst patients). Had my spouse take me to ER. I was admitted for 4 days. Diagnosis: Possible reaction to covid vaccine and labrynthitis. I spent the next 2 months in my bed not able to move or control my bladder or bowels. Extremely light and sound sensitive my room had to be completely blacked out. After the 2 months I was slowly able to start getting up to the bathroom, (in a wheelchair) and on meclizine and promethazine every 6 hours around the clock, as well as prednisone. I was slowly able to get around more and using a walker for the next couple of months. May 2021 I felt like i was having a stroke and went to ER. I was admitted for 2 days and eventually stroke was ruled out. The Dr. literally said "I'll give my left nut if this is not the diagnosis" of Hemiplegic Migraine. The first neurologist I saw refused to acknowledge anything about the vaccine and said I had migraines and conversion disorder. Saw psych, ruled out conversion disorder. Saw a second neurologist that confirmed the shot "set this off" but it should be long out of your system by now (around 7 months later).


Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

I've lived the last 14 months in the dark. I have days I literally can't even move. I spend most of the time in bed or on the couch (still in the dark). I had to get prescription sunglasses. If I remotely exert myself on a day I feel slightly better, I end up spending the next couple of days completely down. I still use a walker and a wheelchair to get around. I haven't driven a car or even able to hold my new granddaughter without sitting down first. I had to drop out of my nursing master's program.


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

Medical care has been CRAP. The first neurologist I saw pretty much wrote me off with migraines & psych issues. My PCP is a NP and didn't believe that for a second. This has pretty much set the tone for all future neurology referrals, as every single one in my state has been denied. I can't get in to see a neurologist for anything. I see cardiology soon and hope they are able to see through this nonsense as I was healthy before the vaccine. I have also seen rheumatology for high ANA but because the specific markers are negative, he says it is not autoimmune despite consistent high ANA's.


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

It was reported to VAERS by my employee health department. There was no response to me. I was able to apply for work comp for my reaction and it was approved. Finding an MD that will write the magic words is a different story.


Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?

The only thing that seems to help has been steroids. I was on them initially for a few months. I am currently on them, which is going on 8 weeks. As soon as a taper or stop of prednisone I decline back to how I was at first


Q: Have you had Covid before?

No, I have never been diagnosed with Covid.


Q: What do you wish others knew?

PLEASE, do not give up. This is REAL. Keep on fighting and searching for providers that will believe you. They do exist.




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K C
K C
Jul 14, 2022

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Cat Parker
Cat Parker
Jun 19, 2022

Amy, I just want you to know you are not alone. As a fellow vaccine injured victim, I created a FB support group. If you need anything, please let me know. I hope to help as many people as I can just like us through support, resources, education, and anything else to help them through this journey with so many others that I am bringing together to support those like us. Sending prayers and hugs. Cat https://www.facebook.com/groups/3217567388501402

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Horrible Amy! Truly horrible 😣. I hope you find healing within time, and your choices moving forward.

hope they are able to see through this nonsense as I was healthy before the vaccine.

"nonsense" is putting it politely. I am a now ex-RN. I was a male RN here in Australia. I let my registration lapse during 2021. I did not want mandated flu shots as an RN, let alone this latest mandated human rights abuse! I'm lucky I could afford to leave the profession. That said, the authoritarians have long standing pre-covid plans for vaccine passports. The EU commission being an example with vaccine/passport plans for EU nationals: https://ec.europa.eu/health/system/files/2019-09/2019-2022_roadmap_en_0.pdf (Yes, I hope the whole EU nation project dies).

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Another nurse not beloved! I have Lyme + multiple co-infections and know first hand how the same hospital you work for becomes aggressive. The dx of headache is similar, I went to my ED while at work and was told- occular migraine. Hopefully you will find alternative medicine much more helpful like I have in healing. Starting with the herbalist Stephen Buhner. He writes extensively on cytokine pathways and different tx. Lots of research pulled. Trust me, you are a solid voice for helping others into tx. Unfortunately, like Lyme doctors go underground in fear of their license or retaliation. God bless you.

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Thank you very much for the reference to Stephen Buhner. Very interesting.

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I'm praying for you Amy!

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