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Angela Loerzel

First Dose of Pfizer on 09/08/2021 Lot #FC3184

Vancouver, Washington

46 yrs old

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

Hospice Social Worker, outdoors lover, kayaker, hiker, traveler, reader

Q: Would you like to share your reason(s) for getting the vaccine?

To protect the vulnerable population I served, because my employer emphasized my responsibility to do so through vaccination. Additionally, I was told that if I did not get vaccinated, I would be terminated. I consulted with my providers, and I was directed to the mRNA options due to an existing venous malformation in my head and neck.

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

My husband describes it as me having gone, "offline", as if my brain and body crashed. I was vaccinated in the mid-morning, and by late afternoon, I started feeling "off" with some strange sensations in my arms and neck. Driving home from work, I began to see double, and I got confused as to where I was. My face lit up in pinpricks, and my limbs were difficult to operate. At home, I went through hours of clonic-tonic-like movements, my vision problems persisted, and I had lost consciousness twice. I had headaches, confusion, loss of speech, and mobility. Foods I loved tasted like sewage, and I could not taste or smell things like onions and garlic. I was overly sensitive to touch, light, and sound. I was told that my parasympathetic system was an 11 on a scale of 1-10. I slept with a night light, and I was startled all of the time. Initially, I received care from an Occupational Medicine ANP through my employer, along with Speech Therapy. I could not get in to see a neurologist until about 8 months later. I received care from Physical Therapy, multiple different neurologists, vision specialist, sleep medicine and others. I have not been able to return to work. I have not been able to drive a car since the adverse event. I continue to have vision problems, trouble with memory, and cognition, poor sleep, and exhaustion. I spend the majority of my time at home.

Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses, and/or Medical Care received:

Abnormal MRI, new REM sleep behavior disorder, loss of L field of vision in both eyes, neuro-psych testing discovered neurocognitive disorder, elevated inflammation in labs

Q: Where has your reaction been reported, and what was the response?

Many health providers have said to me that their employer does not permit them to link the vaccine to my symptoms. Others apologized for not standing for me, explaining it was easier for them not to. I reported to VAERS in September 2021 and just 5 days ago received a response. I reported to Pfizer. I reported to my employer. I filed a claim with HRSA Injury Compensation.

Q: Are there any treatments that have helped or hurt your health?

Dexamethasone early on, right after the adverse event. I did extremely well on it, then crashed once I titrated off it. Ivermectin, two 30-day rounds increasing in dosage completed in December 2022. Seemed to help my brain fog quite a lot. I now take supplements as well, per the FLCCC guidelines.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

I'm not sure. I might have in the winter of 2020, given the severity of symptoms and unusual breathing problems at the time. Otherwise, I repeatedly tested negative, as testing was required by my employer, until vaccines were mandated.

Q: What do you wish others knew or what else would you like to share?

There is an article about my experience:

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