First Dose of Moderna on 10/12/21 Lot #004F21A
Second Dose of Moderna on 11/09/21 Lot #077C21B
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Completely normal. I was jumping on the trampoline a few days before my first shot. I was able to attend football games with my husband, walking for miles.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Thanks for allowing me to share my story. My name is Jessica. I am 33 years old, a wife, Mama and a nurse. I wasn’t vaxxed until my company fell under the mandates. On 10/12, I received my first dose of Moderna. Some of the symptoms I had did not show up for 2 weeks. They were as: ringing in my ears, metallic taste in my mouth, inflammation to my right eye, right sided weakness/tingling/numbness, migraines. I went to my PCP on 10/28 & received medications for migraines & steroids. On 11/9, I opted to proceed with the 2nd. Before anyone comes at me, I have two children & a husband, whom I carry all of of benefits for through my company. My doctor did & still does believe this is absolutely vaccine related. We ARE being heard. This last vax, however, has seriously wreaked havoc on my body. My blood pressure has been sky high (wound up in the ER with stroke level BP) on 11/11/21. The diagnosis I received was “transitory HTN vaccination adverse reaction.” So now, I have 2 providers, my PCP & even the pharmacist at the pharmacy where I received my vaccines all telling me this is 100% related to the vaccine. Fast forward to after that ER trip, I have spent a week off & on in the bed with debilitating migraines. My BP and HR have both been extremely high. Prior to this, my “normal was 120/70 & HR 70-80.” Now, my systolic runs anywhere from 130-190 and diastolic 80-120. My heart rate can be 60 one second and in the very next, 140. My bp cuff has an indicator that indicates my heart is out of rhythm (this symbol only shows up when I am feeling “funny” or have a slight chest pain). I have chest pain/tightness, shortness of breath, EXTREME brain fog/fatigue, and honestly, just fatigue in general. I just want to be able to be a wife and a Mama and I’m not able to be those things to my family. I am working 1/2 days until I can get this sorted out. Oh the irony, take the shot to keep my job, yet here I am, unable to physically hold out for longer than 4-6 hours a day. Before this, I worked 10-12 hour days. This past Tuesday night, while watching a movie with my husband downstairs, (I was reclining back), I told him I felt “funny” & had to sit up. (I felt like I was slowly passing out while laying back). My heart rate was 140 & scared me so bad that I did not even attempt to walk up the stairs to go to bed. I just slept downstairs. I remember pre-vax, while working out, I couldn’t ever get my heart rate over 120 no matter what I did!? But now, all I have to do is sit completely still. During these episodes I feel like I am going to pass out. I haven’t yet— fingers crossed. I am now monitoring my blood pressure numerous times a day, have started on Metoprolol daily for the high blood pressure/heart rate, have a cardiologist appointment next Wednesday (for a repeat EKG, echo, stress test & holter monitor) and a follow up after that appointment with my primary care physician. I am so sorry for anyone else going through this. I am so sorry that I did what I felt was best for my family. Looking back, I wouldn’t have ever gotten the first one. A VAERS report has been filed, yet I haven’t saw anything from it. I’m not crazy. You are not crazy. What we are experiencing is very real & I won’t stop until someone hears us. If a patient is allergic and/or has an adverse reaction to an antibiotic, are they called crazy? Are they shamed and it’s “all in their head?” Nope. They are believed & they are heard… we will be, too.
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
Debilitating. I am bed more most days than out of bed. I have daily migraines, chest pain, shortness of breath, heart rate & blood pressure all over the place, brain fog. It is absolutely debilitating.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
On 10/28, I went to the doctor with right sided tingling, numbness, migraines, inflammation to my right eye. My PCP said this was absolutely directly related to the Moderna. On 11/11, I went to the ER with chest pain, high Bp (stroke level) and was diagnosed with “transitory hypertension vaccination adverse reaction”)
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
VAERS. Haven’t heard anything.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Not really at this point.
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I wish others knew the potential side effects/adverse reactions. The real ones, not the ones you hear on the MSM. Since I have shared my story on numerous social media platforms, people are coming out of the woodworks, sharing their stories & lots are very similar to mine.