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Kat Bloom

First Dose of Moderna on 2/13/21

Placentia, California


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

I did have some autoimmune issues. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Raynaulds. But I had everything well controlled and lived a fairly active, normal life.


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

I felt dizziness almost immediately after the vaccination. The nurse at the vaccine site took my vitals and said everything was fine. Within hours I had the expected side effects of diarrhea, intense chills, headache, fever. About 4 days after the vaccine I started to feel tingling in my legs that, over the next couple of days moved upwards to include my whole body. I developed internal vibrations that were intense, tinnitus, vertigo, panic attacks, intense migraine headaches. Heat seem to worsen the intensity of the symptoms, so I started taking cool showers. I saw numerous doctors and had two trips to the ER where I was told this was all due to anxiety. I also had elevated blood pressure and heart rate for many months. My rheumatologist is the only one who did not completely dismiss me. We tried a course of steroids which did lessen the symptoms temporary early, but as I tapered all the symptoms returned. Over the course of several months the symptoms have calm down considerably. The horrible internal vibrations have gone completely, I still have tinnitus, some tingling, headaches. Very low energy level, I can’t exercise as I get fatigued too quickly.


Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?

My life is a shell of what it was. I cannot tolerate any exercise. The vertigo has made me mostly housebound. I feel like a useless blob of a person now.


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

I was told at several visits with different doctors that I have anxiety and should seek psychiatric care! I pretty much gave up on seeking out any further care. My symptoms have improved to where my life is at least tolerable again. The only medication that was tried is Prednisone, which provided temporary relief while at a high dose.


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

I reported to VAERS and V-Safe. I also filed a CISA report with the CDC through my rheumatologist. There was never any satisfactory follow up to any of these reports.


Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?

Prednisone helped only at high doses. Once I began to taper the symptoms all returned. I try to low histamine diet along with an H one in H2 blocker, and I did feel this was quite helpful. Overall, my symptoms have improved maybe 75% from when at their worst.


Q: What do you wish others knew?

The gaslighting of these reactions is just unbelievable. I fully believe in vaccination, but there needs to be solutions for those of us injured by the vaccine. Currently, we are completely on our own to try to deal with it.


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Unknown member
Dec 11, 2021

Try ivermectin. Two people below, have mentioned success with treating symptoms. Never vaccinated, but during an intense 17-day bout with Covid, I used ivermectin. Yes, the "horse paste de-wormer". Strong, healthy & robust, but without ivermectin, wouldn't be here - saved my life. Purchased ivermectin in March 2020, as the Federal Government was pulling it from the shelves.


In order to get EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for the vaccines, the number one criterion was that there had to be no other known treatment protocol.


Ivermectin was known for years, as an antiviral with a long record of success, receiving a Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015 - but will continue to be denied, at the risk of those…

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