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Angelia Griffin, Nurse

First Dose of Moderna on 01/19/21 Lot #011L20A

Wellington, Florida

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

Before I had the vaccine I didn’t have any chronic health issues. I had never had depression or had suicidal thoughts.

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

After my second injection, I spent three days with fever, headache, sore arm, pain in my legs, diarrhea, nausea, double vision, and swollen lips.

After the first three days, I had transient blurry and sometimes double vision upon reading from light emitting devices such as the digital clock on my stove, my iPhone, computer, and television.

After 4 months my left foot started going numb and I developed an ascending paresthesia in my left leg. I felt electric shocks and the feeling like my peripheral nerves were alive with electricity. I had tremors that vibrated like a continuous internal shivering that originated from my spine. I found my watch face smashed while it was on my wrist so probably had a seizure at some point. It was very frightening and I started to rationalize ending my life.

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

I reached out for help from my primary care physician, local hospital, city teaching hospital. No one can find what is causing my systemic inflammation.

So far, I have tested positive for heavy metals (Mercury. Arsenic, thallium, and cadmium) in my urine. I have high lymphocytes in my CSF and serum with no identifiable pathogen. I have oligoclonal bands in CSF and serum. My brain, thoracic, and lumbar spine are normal. My fasting glucose is borderline. My BMI is 25.

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

I have asked for my doctor to report to VAERS but I have been told that it isn’t indicated.

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

I have fasted for up to 3 days at a time, practice “nerve flossing” yoga, kept an anti inflammatory diet, drank tons of green tea and water.

I have used Clonazepam for the intense insomnia during the fight or flight period of the crisis.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

I am a Democrat, a nurse, a science loving, Fauci trusting mom of four. I am not politically motivated. My children are vaccinated. I had 2 Lumbar Punctures and a slew of tests to rule out all other medical conditions. I didn’t want to believe that the vaccine could have caused all this.

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