First Dose of Moderna on 02/02/21
Second Dose of Moderna on 03/02/21
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Active, hiking 2-3 times per week, no medical conditions.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
They said it was safe and effective. They said that the spike protein stayed in the muscle and was quickly eliminated from the body. They said it would prevent me from getting Covid. I was anxious to get past this since California was essentially shut down.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
7+ weeks of new onset daily headaches and brain fog. Increasing aches and pains, twitching calf muscles, neuropathy, extreme inflammation (CRP and Sed rate). Diagnosed with multiple new autoimmune conditions: Polymyagia Rheumatica, Large Vessel Vasculitis, Giant Cell Arteritis, subclavian steal syndrome. Multiple blockages in major arteries. Now taking Plavix for life and Prednisone (steroid) with possible need for monthly Actemra infusions.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
I was happy and healthy and now I am fighting to get my life back.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
Vasculitis / Giant cell arteritis necessitates ongoing imaging to ensure blood vessels remain open. Ongoing monitoring for potential aneurysm, stroke, heart attack. Plavix to prevent clotting. Prednisone / Actemra to prevent inflammation.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
Partially reported symptoms in VAERS.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Prednisone helped. The long-term effects aren't good.
Q: Have you had Covid before?
I was negative for prior covid.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I wish our government had been honest with us as adverse effects were discovered.
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