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Chelsey Perry

First Dose of Pfizer in January of 2021

Second Dose of Pfizer in February of 2021


31 yrs old

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

My life was so easy, care free, happy, enjoyable, free, hopeful. I enjoyed life, and I loved spending time with family and friends, like most 30 year olds. I had very few worries in the world. I had a great family and the career I wanted in healthcare.

Q: Would you like to share your reason(s) for getting the vaccine?

Healthcare worker

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

First and foremost, I am a mother and a frontline healthcare worker, within a small, rural, critical access hospital. I worked in the trenches during the 2020 pandemic, and I watched the sickest of the sick fight for their lives. It was honestly the hardest thing to watch. When you get into healthcare, you are prepared to take care of the sick, but nothing like the severity of the pandemic. I did it with honor and to help our small community in the best way I knew how, which I continue to do to this day. Working with the sick is what finally pushed me into falling in line with raising my sleeve and taking the Covid vaccine, which we were told was nearly 100% safe and effective, would prevent transmission, and even prevent severe illness. Rumors were already stirring on how mandates were coming down the pipeline anyways. The things we as Americans were being told were not true, and unfortunately, I now know this firsthand.

In 2021, I received my two Pfizer vaccines as a healthcare worker and days after my second one, my entire life changed in ways I couldn’t even imagine. I am a 33 year old mom of two. My story is far from the worst, but it is my story, and it is true and sincere. I have had an array of symptoms and have been to so many doctors in different cities within Missouri.

Symptoms include but aren’t limited to: numbness, tingling, burning, pain, changes in vision, headaches, twitches, tremors, sporadic changes in heart beat/blood pressure, light headed, dizzy, pain, tinnitus, head pressure, never before panic attacks, facial drooping, weakness, period changes, etc….

It took me 14 months to be diagnosed with small fiber neuropathy due to an autoimmune response to the vaccine, and that 14 months was far from what it should have been. I am a healthcare worker, and no one would believe or listen to me. They just kept telling me for months it was anxiety and continued to put me on medicine after medicine, in regards to such diagnosis. If I would have allowed it, I would be a zombie taking anxiety medicine after anxiety medicine, but I didn’t. I had to fight like hell to get someone to listen. I was my own researcher, and we all know studies are out there in regards to vaccine injured from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, and etc…..

The last 6 months has given me the most hope. I have finally found a functional med doctor who believes not only me and my story, but believes our bodies can heal. I have been doing many different kinds of treatments: infrared light therapy, ozone, vitamin infusions, HBOT, multiple vitamins/minerals, ivermectin, fenofibrate, Nattokinase, lifestyle/diet change, microbiome screening/healing and increasing activity/exercise. Slowly I am healing, I am not fully there, but I am so much better than I was 2.5 years ago. Sadly, it wouldn’t be so, if I didn’t fight for myself when no one would. I am so thankful I didn’t give up. For those out there struggling with this, please don’t give up. You are not alone. We are real, not rare.

We need help. There are so many injured, yet no one will acknowledge us in the way we deserve. Because of the EUA, no one is being held accountable. American constituents have lost their family members, even seen them disabled in ways unimaginable, and still no one will listen.

Most importantly, no more Americans need to be injured by this vaccine. I am not a anti-vaxxer. I am anti this vaccine because of my and many others injuries that are being ignored.

Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses, and/or Medical Care received:

It started three days after second shot: Blood tests galore, holter monitor, CT scan, MRI(multiple), EMG, nerve conduction studies, skin biopsies, autoantibody panel, physical therapy, stool samples, etc… Dx: small fiber neuropathy

Q: Where has your reaction been reported, and what was the response?

VAERs- with two updates to initial submission from myself

CICP- no response as of now, did ask for more information/Covid card

Q: Are there any treatments that have helped or hurt your health?

As listed in story, the most beneficial is the stuff my functional med doctor suggested: HBOT, vitamin infusions, alpha lipoic acid infusions, vitamins/minerals, ivermectin, Nattokinase, healing gut, lifestyle/diet changes.

I was truly saddened in the beginning when multiple physicians just kept pushing anxiety meds at me. Yes, the symptoms we have can cause anxiety, due to wide array and never ending/terrifying symptoms some of us had/have to endure.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

First time that I know of was August 2022, only time I tested positive. I was extremely tired for days, with fever and achy joints. My significant other said I slept for almost 36 hours straight.

Unfortunately, I did notice an uptick in my symptoms that occurred post vaccine after/during infection.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

I wish our government would do something about educating others out there about vaccine injuries, so others don’t suffer at the beginning and have to feel alone/crazy. Some kind of system should be in place at doctors offices, emergency rooms, urgent cares, etc…

We are three years out, and I'm still not seeing an increase in warning signs to look for, for healthcare professionals. We are real not rare, and we need not only to be acknowledged, but we need help. According to others injured that state NIH and CDC are aware of our injuries, they know the sooner we get help with our adverse reactions the better the outcome. Where is the transparency???

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