First Dose of Pfizer on 10/18/21 Lot #FE3592
New York City, New York
44 yrs old
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I worked full-time actively, volunteered for many non-profit organizations, did DIY work around the house, and enjoyed time with my wife and four young kids.
I had a very busy schedule and managed to do everything on my plate, plus more. We loved going on day trips around the tri-state area for fun and doing activities with the kids. These times were great, and we enjoyed/loved every moment.
And I was able to do the simple chores around the house, like taking out the garbage or bringing in the groceries, or cooking a meal.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
I did not have any of these issues before October '21. My situation and symptoms started after receiving the COVID vaccine on October 28, 2021, at the hospital outpatient center. Within an hour of receiving the shot, I began to experience an extreme headache. I stayed longer at the hospital outpatient center to be monitored in the waiting room. I left after 2 hours, and when I reached home, the room felt like I was still moving, like riding a train.
The symptoms started to progress, and within weeks I began to experience pain in my extremities and difficulty walking and balancing myself. These symptoms began to impede my life.
My current list of symptoms are:
Severe headache/pressure in the head
Burning/tingling numbness throughout the body
Severe pain in the spine and extremities
Unsteadiness/loss of balance
I went to my primary doctor's office, and the office prescribed me prednisone at a high to a low dose for ten days, but it did not help. The office referred me to see a neurologist for examination.
In December, I had two MRIs taken for the Brain and Cervical Spine with and without contrast for review. And recently, I took an additional MRI for the Brain and Cervical Spine with and without contrast. There are some concerns for additional review for minor syringomyelia and stenosis. On top of all this, I was also diagnosed with thyroid disease, and I do not have any family history of this; Hashimoto's. This came up from the recent MRIs.
The symptoms increased over time, and moving around became very difficult. I remained working at home, because it is now difficult to travel and harmful if I fell down. And now I need to walk around with a cane to help me balance. I cannot even do the simple chores or go on any day trips, as we did before the shot. I try to spend time with the kids, but we are limited with the activities, due to my inability to be mobile. My wife has taken over the chores I used to do around the house. I can now see this putting a toll on my wife and kids, where my kids are seeing that we cannot do DIY projects around the house, like future renovation of the basement for the playroom; life has changed. I have to push myself to do activities where I can sit with them and deal with the symptoms; things have been very hard.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
VAERS - ID #1981858
Q: Are there any treatments we should know about that helped or hurt your health?
I have been seeing a holistic nutritionist and acupuncturist. This is slowing down the symptoms but has not stopped or reversed them. And I have been going to PT but still no improvements.
Q: Have you had Covid before?
Never had COVID
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I wish the public were aware of all the adverse reactions that were not disclosed until recently.
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