First Dose of Pfizer on 04/12/21 Lot #EW0158
Second Dose of Pfizer on 05/03/21 Lot #ER8735
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Active, healthy and fit 51 year old female. Prior to my 1st Pfizer Covid vaccine I had absolutely no physical limitations. I roller bladed, hiked, jogged, bicycled and kept a very busy lifestyle living full time in our 42 foot motorcoach traveling across the US.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Exactly 1 week after my 1st Pfizer vaccine I began experiencing excruciating nerve pain and shocks in my left ankle. Not realizing it was vaccine related I had my 2nd jab 3 weeks later and then things got way worse. All over body twitches, muscle spasms, myoclonic limb jerks, tinnitus, jaw zaps, burning limb sensations, aching joints/muscles, bone pain, burning calf/shin pain and lower back pain.
Q; What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
It's been 8 mos since I've been able to even mildly exercise, ride a bike, roller blade, hike, run/jog, sit for long periods of time (without pain) or even climb a flight of stairs!!
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
I've been to the ER twice, 2 Teledoc visits, Neurologist, Orthopedic Dr, GP Dr, Homepathic Dr, Extensive Labs/Blood Work,EMG Test, Nerve Conduction Test, Ultrasound, MRI, Xrays, Physical Therapy and Laser Treatments. Diagnosed with neuropathy.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
Reported to VAERS 2 weeks after 2nd Pfizer vaccine. Received weekly reporting updates via text messages from May - July. Nothing since nor any phone calls.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Gabapentin, Cannabinoids CBD, Magnesium (oral & topical), Vit C, Black Currant Seed Oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Spirulina, Green Juices, Meditation and Constant Support From My Family/Friends and Facebook Group! My symptoms have SLOWLY improved. Currently after 8 mos I still have nerve pain along with lower back pain but I'm able to sleep. I still get relapses and flare ups but unlike the 1st 6 mos of this grueling journey I now have better days whereas it used to be a living nightmare of torture.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
Do your research BEFORE opting to get "any" vaccine! If you don't have a choice (due to a job or travel mandate) and "have" to get vaccinated look into preparing your body with all of the tools necessary in order to help equip it for the "possibility" of an internal storm. Rest, take it easy and (if you're an active person) DO NOT EXERCISE RIGOROUSLY for at least 2 weeks afterwards.
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