First Dose of AstraZeneca on 07/19/21
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
A little more active and functional.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
I was approx. 4 months without being able to do normal physical activity and today I still have "strange" sensations. Nor is it that I am 100%. I still have discomfort, discomfort and sequelae of symptoms that persist.
Mix of symptoms, past and present:
Lower cardio-respiratory resistance (main symptom). Tachycardia, shortness of breath, oxygenation that goes up and down (measurement with an oximeter at rest) -as a sensation of low pressure-, chest pain on the left side (especially from the middle of the left chest towards the ribs), and a feeling of pressure in the chest area (at certain times).
Nasal congestion or Nasal dryness / Mucus in saliva (not much phlegm). Sensation of the paranasal area and swollen throat *. Paranasal area as obstructed or "plugged".
* Sensation of inflammation in the neck area (like being "hanged").
Weight loss / Not gaining it easily.
Mild tremors / vibrations while resting, standing and sitting (parts of the body affected: legs, waist and arms) (at certain times).
Moments of cramps / spasms in extremities: especially in hands and legs. In both hands cramps / spasms, and there are moments of loss of sensation, tingling, contractions. Everything was more pronounced in the left hand. In the legs, everything described in the hands happened, but lightly and less frequently.
Intensity of symptoms: Sometimes nocturnal, sometimes after an important activity (eg long and strenuous walks), physical demand or in moments of adrenaline.
Red hands (especially the left), they become burning with a normal effort to grasp or carry something. With pins and needles that spread throughout the arm.
Exhaustion / Fatigue / Malaise in gral. Feeling of weakness and / or weakness.
Tingling / Itching / Stinging in the body (at certain times).
Diarrhea (depending on the moment).
Dizziness or swaying sensation (with somewhat blurred or unfocused vision) (it happened a lot at first, it was giving way and it occurs at certain times).
Feeling of stiffness in the body (especially in the back area).
Dry mouth (w / some ulcers * - * the latter comes and goes). The dry mouth sensation also comes and goes.
Sleeping sensation (not constant).
"Stitches" in the fingers (of any extremity and not all, some in particular) (not constant).
Heaviness of the head (not constant).
Muscle pain in the legs (especially when taking long and strenuous walks or after physical activity). Calf muscle pain that comes and goes (mild and not constant).
Cold hands (it happened a lot at the beginning, it gave way and it happens at certain times - now practically not).
Nausea / Vomiting (not frequent).
Rash or skin tags ("petechiae" type).
Throat irritation / Hoarse voice (suspected swollen lymph glands).
Pain in the arm from the injection.
Hissing / Buzzing in the ear.
Chills (no fever).
"Closed" stomach (lack of appetite).
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
After going through several doctors, I have neither an accurate diagnosis nor treatment. But I have noticed that the bronchial allergy picture that I was dragging from the base got stronger.
Cardiologically, I have the suspicion of having raised some arrhythmia or extrasystole that I did not have before, beyond the doctor telling me that "it is normal".
From the lung part I raised suspicions of two plaques that made me observe "calcifications", it is not clear if it was due to this condition or I already had them from before.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I have made my report to the Ministry of Health of the Argentine Nation. As a result of this, I managed to have a medical follow-up, but it is not exhaustive and everything is as under study.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Some symptoms went away on their own. It helped a bit to de-stress and some outdoor walks.
Little by little, my appetite is also regaining.
After a couple of studies, I encouraged myself little by little to physical activity, but I notice that I am still not 100% of what I was before.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I hope that more people from my country (Argentina) are encouraged to tell their case and report. This would help to see that we are real, we are not "anti" people at all, we are only worried about what happened to us and we are looking for real help in all this.
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