First Dose of Moderna on 03/17/21 Lot #031A21A
Second Dose of Moderna on 06/17/21 Lot #036C21A
From Brasil, but living in the United States
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I am a 42-year-old biologist. I had very good health overall before the injection. I did suffer from seasonal allergies, but otherwise enjoyed a full and active life. I lived a normal, active and happy life. I worked full time, took care of my family, farm, rescued dogs, and enjoyed a variety of physical activities, especially outdoors.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
I took the first injection on March 17, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the pharmacy. A rash appeared on my arm and torso within a couple of hours. Some veins in my arms popped. There was pain on my left arm, like I had been punched. I took Allegra and slept all day from the fatigue. It only got worse from there. I started having tachycardia, shortness of breath and the stomach pains. the following days following the first shot. That's when all the medical visits and testing started. Got x-rays, ultrasound, got on steroids, and other medicine. I also started having dizziness, and could not walk in straight line, no driving, and having double vision with ear pains, ears ringing. My doctors ignored reactions from the injection and unbelievably recommended a second shot! They said it was needed to be safe. I took the second Modern injection on June 17, 2021. After the second injection, I got dizzy right away. I stayed at the pharmacy for thirty minutes because I thought I might faint. I was fearful before the second shot. Enough that I took an EpiPen (although expired) with me as a precaution after the last reaction. Two days after the second injection, I could not even get out of bed. As the day progressed, I couldn’t perform my work on the computer. My eyesight became so blurred that I couldn’t read my email. I was dizzy when I got up. I had no choice but to stay down. That lasted at least two weeks. I still deal daily with fatigue, dizziness, memory problems, nerve pains, joint pains, burning of skin, numb ringing ears, headaches, and tingling sensations in my body. My face droops. My right hand tremors. Everyone involved in the coercion of this injection has badly harmed my daily life, my family, my work, and my health.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
There is no prediction on how each day will be. Hard to make plans. Some days i start with dizziness, fatigue, joint pains in the morning, others, the dizziness and pains comes later in the day. After the shots, They have taken ME away. They have taken me away from everything that made my life happy and fulfilling. Before the injection, I lived a normal, active and happy life. I worked full time, took care of my family, farm, rescued dogs, and enjoyed a variety of physical activities. Now, I have an unnamed mysterious disorder which the doctors have told me they suspect is a variation of Guillain Bare or unnamed auto immune disease . I suddenly have gastro issues , blood pressure issues and tachycardia. My headaches go back and forth between vestibular migraines and hemiplegic migraines. Those insane migraines take me out for hours, and sometimes days. The extreme inflammation on my brain from cytokine storm affects how I think, walk, and talk. I am unable to do the most basic tasks. Driving is completely out of the question! I cannot even drive myself anywhere, which has rendered me completely dependent on others. The effects of these shots are so extreme and never-ending. So far, no effective treatments have been found to help me. I have seen numerous specialists. I have tried special diets. I have undergone blood tests, PCP visits, neurological visits, ENT visits, cardiologist visits, immunologist visits, and many more. I have found no answers or guidance. There is no trajectory of improvement. No one knows if I will ever get better. This makes me feel really helpless and hopeless sometimes.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
As soon as I mention that symptoms are “vaccine” related, I feel completely ignored. No doctors want to talk about the possibility of vaccine injury. It took me six months to prove to my family doctor that I have been reacting to the “vaccine”. I spent countless hours, between the migraines and fatigue, researching desperately on my own. I even went over my medical records over the years to understand what is going on with my body. Being ignored by the medical community as well as friends and family that did not have an adverse reaction to the injection has taken a mental toll on me. At least those that live with me know the day-to-day issues and have never doubted the source. Side effects need to be acknowledged more publicly. More research needs to be done before we can push this into our kids or make mandates. Long term data is imperative and the only conscionable thing to do. I got a huge list of diagnoses: ocular, vestibular and hemiplegic migraines, essential tremors, unknown immune disease (waiting for rheumatologist appointment), dizziness, vertigo, shortness of breath, trigeminal neuralgia, bell's palsy, fatigue, ear infection, adverse effect of COVID-19 vaccine, and the list goes on.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I have reported to the NIH, VAERS system, Moderna, and Louisiana Department of Health. But I have never received a call back or never received any guidance. My doctors don’t think they need to report to VAERS system. The response is always, consult your medical doctor for treatment.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
I have been doing Hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) that is really expensive, but it helped with brain fog and some shocking pains. I have a huge list of vitamins and supplements that are supposed to help. Also on prescription medications, and a diet free of gluten, sugar. Red light therapy and massages (cranium massage) to relief migraines and neck pains. I have also done MABs (Regeneron) infusion, which relieved a lot of my symptoms temporarily. Lots of rest, and one day at a time.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
Side effects need to be acknowledged more publicly. More research needs to be done before we can push this into our kids or make mandates. Long term data is imperative and the only conscionable thing to do.