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Jordan Berube, 22 yrs old

First Dose of Moderna in March of 2021

Second Dose of Moderna in May of 2021

Houston, Texas

22 yrs old

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

I was a senior in college, on a 5 year plan to graduate in psychology, hoping to find a way into neuroscience. I was in a fraternity, active on campus, did tailgates, nights along Broadway, that type of stuff. I was active physically, worked 30 hours a week… my ducks were coming into a row. It wasn’t all sunshine and flowers, but life was good!

Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?

So I could return to pre-pandemic life since “vaccinated people do not carry the virus” and those lies.

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

Towards the end of March 2021, a week after my first dose, I had a rash for a week. My anxiety had changed also. I’ve had anxiety before, but this felt like a foreign kind of anxiety.

May 6, 2021 is when I had my second dose, and my post-Moderna life had begun. It started a week after dose 2, when the feeling my brain was frying on a skillet started, and persisted through the summer. I noticed over the summer, the amount of time I could workout had decreased, and my muscles felt weaker than normal. That was that, the symptoms were mostly gone by the start of the fall ‘21 semester. Things had been off to a good start, and in the middle of September, I dedicated a week of nonstop studying for a genetics exam, the hardest I've studied.

That’s when it hit like a tsunami. Devoid of energy, half-hearted attempts in classes, weight loss, and exhaustion I have never experienced in my life. By early October, I lost my job and had to drop college before graduating, one of my biggest fears. I kept pushing, finding a new job, still seeing friends, just fighting until it passes over.

That lasted till March '22. By then dysautonomia, brain zaps, and complete exhaustion took over, and I had to move home. I could not sufficiently live on my own. I was ashamed and embarrassed. It was around this time I looked more into my suspicion of the shot causing it. By then, I could already see many of my close friends start to stray away, and by now most have, especially when I voice my story of being vaccine injured.

Since then, the dysautonomia and brain burn and energy levels helped raise my baseline. Until the last month.

Now, I'm seeing dysautonomia symptoms reappearing, have a potential lesion on my pancreatic tail, and my main issue BY FAR is my mental cognition. My brain functionally is not the same. Some things, like sudoku, video games, family feud, things of that nature, I can do just fine.

Memory recall, having a convo, misinterpreting social cues, being forgetful (leaving the milk out), and interacting with others, is a struggle. And it’s the most persistent. I still, somehow, feel hopeful on day 592, but the issues with cognitive functioning worries me. I’m too young. Moderna has taken literally my entire life from me. It’s hard to accept, still makes me cry at times, and the anger is unrelenting…… the 2 hour “hangover” when I wake up every morning is a harsh reminder of this cruel reality. At this point, I’m not scared of dying…… I’m most scared of becoming wasted potential, because of a vaccine I mindlessly decided to get without questioning it. Even my gut was telling me not to do it. Sending good wishes to my fellow vaccine-injured friends.

Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:

ANA, RA, reactivated viruses, all negative. Long wait time for neurologist to address my most severe and impactful symptoms.

Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?

VAERS. They asked for medical records by a deadline of 5 business days. Not a lot of time, imo.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

Twice, March and September 2020

Q: What do you wish others knew?

Stay informed, and I wish more of my friends and closed ones believed me, when I present evidence to support that vaccine injuries do exist.

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