First Dose of Pfizer on 06/02/21 Lot #EWOI77
Cedarhurst, New York
59 yrs old
UPDATE ON 12/24/2022:
Since I’ve last written, I believe it’s been 6 months now, I’m happy to report that thank G-d I’m much better. The bruising that I was getting on my limbs seems to have stopped--haven’t had any for the last few months and I’m hoping that’s a sign that it’s over; the numbness and tingling I was experiencing throughout my body also has mostly gone away. I still see my doctor and rheumatologist regularly to take blood work to keep a check on my immune system and thankfully everything is coming back normal. It’s a tremendous relief not having to wake up with yet another symptom from this poison shot and I hope and pray that the one shot that I took is out of my system and that I’ll b ok. It frightens me when I hear about all those who are collapsing and dropping dead months after getting their shots. Everyday I hear something new and horrific what these “vaccines” are doing to people. I pray for those of us who had our shots nearly 18 months ago and thankfully are still around to update our stories, that hopefully that it’s an indication that we are no longer in danger and that we’ll b ok. But who really knows? All I know s that they’re finding more and more evidence that these so called vaccines are causing more harm than good and that it should have never been given to any of us. I for one will never get another vaccine ever!!!
ORIGINAL INTERVIEW ON 06/23/2022:
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Great. Very active and healthy “older” woman. I worked as an assistant preschool teacher and had a baking business at home. In my spare time, I walked 3-5 miles a day and exercised regularly; very social and happy. I only saw doctors for my yearly regular checkups.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
Was pressured from my family, especially my kids.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Immediately after my vaccine, my right arm (where I got the shot) got all tingly. The tech who gave me the shot told me that was normal, and they I should just rotate my arm. I felt a little dizzy, but after the 15 minutes I felt fine. On the way home in the car, I felt my face get a tight feeling; my upper lip and tip of my nose felt numb. As I got out of the car to get into my house, my left leg felt heavy. My husband kept telling me I was causing this cause I was anxious. I called my allergist who told me I was having an immunological response to the vaccine, and he told me to call him every hour on the hour for the next 4 hours to make sure I wasn’t getting any worse. Suffice it to say, at that time I didn’t get any worse. He kept in touch with me the next few days and each day the numbness and tightness decreased. 5 days later, all the symptoms subsided much to my relief. Two days later, after running around doing errands, my head felt all tingly, and it felt as if I had a vise on my head; I had patches of numbness on different areas of my body; my face began to feel tight again and my upper lip was numb. I noticed my lower legs felt numb, and I was scared I might be getting Guillain-Barre. My doctor advised me to go to the ER, which I did. There, the doctor on call tried to convince me what I was going through had nothing to do with the vaccine and attributed everything to anxiety, but at the same time told me not to get the second dose, as he wasn’t sure how my anxiety would cause my body to react next time. Even though I had a notice from Pfizer about adverse reactions that included tingling and numbness, the “Dr” still attributed my “reaction” to anxiety. They ran a bunch of blood tests; took an EKG and urinalysis. All came back normal. I was sent home with paperwork about how to manage anxiety, and what I had was paresthesia, and if it continued the next two weeks I should then see a neurologist. Suffice it to say, my symptoms continued, and I saw a neurologist. He said he had many patients who were having similar reactions like mine from the vaccine. He told me to have a brain MRI done and nerve conduction study done on my upper and lower extremities. Brain MRI thank g-d was normal, but the study showed I had peripheral neuropathy. The neurologist felt in time the numbness and tingling would subside. He recommended I take Gabapentin, but I declined. My immunologist gave me anti-histamines to take to help curb the tingling which seemed to help. A few weeks later, I would get muscle twitching and unexplained bruising on my upper and lower arms and legs. My PCP, who I had seen three times at this point, ran more blood tests, as well as d-dimer test to check for blood clots. All tests thankfully were negative, but they couldn’t figure out why I was bruising. So I went to see a hematologist who ran every single blood test to check for every blood disease, as well a blood coagulation study and aggravation study. Everything came back normal. During this entire time, I went to see a cardiologist, vascular specialist, and a dermatologist, as I developed rashes. They did a MCAS biopsy, which came back negative as well. It will be a year this Wednesday, and thankfully I am much better than I was, but I’m still getting bruising and my lower legs still have that numbness. Every Dr. I’ve seen believes all my symptoms are transient and that within time I’ll be back to “normal.” Presently, I’m seeing a rheumatologist, and he is concerned about the rashes and bruising I’m getting. He is doing more in depth blood work to check for auto-immune issues, even though I told him my immunologist ran extensive blood tests, as did a previous rheumatologist. He felt there were other tests to run, and he wanted to be sure. He said there is a possibility I may have developed fibromyalgia, and he also told me many of his patients were exhibiting similar symptoms and were diagnosed with lupus. I’m hoping and praying that won’t be the case for me.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
I am doing better. I take it one day at a time. I try to do as much walking and physical activity as I can. I just had my first grandchild, so she keeps me preoccupied. I’m hoping and praying that everything will be ok.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
My PCP, dermatologist, immunologist, rheumatologist and neurologist. They all said I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine and recommended I do not receive the second, although they are very afraid to give me something in writing indicating that. My PCP said he'd write it, but as he said, we have to be very careful of the wording. To put it mildly, he was very afraid for his job.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
I reported to VAERS as well as Pfizer. All I got back from them was a reply saying they got my report and a confirmation number from Pfizer that they got my report. I actually called Pfizer and surprisingly got someone on the phone who told me that it’s between me and my doctor whether I should get the second vaccine. When I told her that Pfizer’s website even stated that people like me who had my specific reaction shouldn’t get the second dose, she just kept on telling me it was between my doctor and myself. I told her doctors are terrified not to tell their patients to get the second dose for fear of losing their jobs. All she kept on saying to me was it’s between me and my doctor. She went over all my symptoms with me to make sure she had everything correctly and told me someone would contact me. Well that never happened.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Anti-histamines helped with the tingling. I would say time was the biggest factor as well as trying to keep as physically active and just stay as positive as I could. I take regular supplements of D3; vitamin C and zinc.
Q: Have you had Covid before? What was your experience if so?
Never had covid as far as I know, but I have been exposed to it at least 5 times.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
Trust your gut. I didn’t want to get it and gave in to pressure from my family. I regret having gotten it. If you don’t feel right about it, don’t do it. You know your body better than anyone else, so don’t let others bully or pressure you to do something you don’t want to do, especially now when it’s coming out more and more how many people have been adversely affected by this so called vaccine. One question you should ask yourself, if this vaccine is so effective why do you have to keep on getting boosted? I don’t see anyone giving boosters for flu shots when they’re not effective. So why this? As they say, something is rotten in Denmark.
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