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Charles Meisling

First Dose of Pfizer on 07/03/21 Lot #EW0196

Second Dose of Pfizer 07/24/21 Lot #EW0217

San Jose, California

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

Construction worker, yoga practitioner, concert-goer. Enjoyed my life and senses to the fullest.

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

2 days after my second dose, I went to yoga. I left class with a strong migraine. Within hours my head felt like it was going to explode. I quickly became super-sensitive to light and sound. My eyes = bloodshot and painful. My ears = ringing constantly. Vertigo attacks throughout the day. Random hotspots in my vision. Blood comes out of my nose after strong bouts of head pain. All this occured within 3 days of the second dose, and have mostly remained at the time of writing (138 days).

Q; What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

I cannot wear my construction hard hat -- at all -- and am now struggling to find work elsewhere. I can only do yoga if I load up on Tylenol ahead of time. I can't listen to music for very long until my ears start hurting. Sometimes I have to turn off all sources of sound; they become unbearable. Many nights I can't sleep - lying down on a pillow hurts my head too much. Tired of eating pain pills, but what else do I do?

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

2 primary doctors, an ENT, and a neurologist. All the bloodwork looked good. CT shows concha bullosa & mastoid air opacification, but doc says that's benign. ENT doc gave me vertigo test, said you don't have vertigo. Brain MRI shows sinus retention polyp or cyst, but 'looks benign' according to neuro (who, by the way, tried to make me feel small and stupid because I suggested it was the vaccine and may be blood clots).

"I don't know what you read on the internet, but it's not the vaccine. Pfizer is well-tolerated." This guy for doctor of the year. He diagnosed "low serotonin" and gave me Celexa. I've been taking it for more than a month. Nope, that's not it. Back to square 1, waiting on the next neuro appt.

The wheels of medicine move so slowly. I realize this is all very new, but it's scary to see how many medical pro's follow cue and tow the line.

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

Target pharmacy would not allow me to report - they said "go see your doctor". Doctors will not let me report - they say "no, you just have anxiety ... there are no side effects to Pfizer".

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

Tylenol. Sumatriptan. Activities that release dopamine (food, etc). My symptoms have only slightly improved.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

We're all part of a medical experiment and we didn't know it. The experiment was: let's see how much money we can make before they catch on.


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Jul 15, 2022

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