First Dose of J&J on 09/23/21
43 yrs old
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Healthy and energetic
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
I work in healthcare. I was refusing the shot as I had done so much research on the shot and felt strongly against, because there were just not enough studies on it yet. My medical director harassed me for months sending text messages, calling me names, etc.
Then on 9/16/2021, he informed me that if I did not get “vaccinated”, I would not be able to continue practicing medicine. Well, I needed my job; I have bills and family that depended on me.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Sept 23, 2021- gave in and got the shot at 9:10am. Was on my way to work by 9:30am. I have a 30 min drive to work. On the way I began feeling cool, clammy, nauseated, headache and vomiting. Upon arrival to work, my medical director informed me my symptoms were good symptoms; “ the vaccine is working”.
Oct 3, 2021- my migraines returned (history of migraines which has been under control without medication since having my daith pierced 2 years ago). My migraines were not only worse but different. I would lose half my vision, and they were more severe and lasted for 3-4 consecutive days.
Mid Nov 2021- I started noticing my left foot (toes) feeling like you had just rubbed Icy Hot or Bengay on them. This feeling would come and go, then gradually the sensation did not disappear.
Dec-April 2022- that sensation migrated up my left side, stopping at my left hip.
June 2022- the same sensation started in my right foot. Same pattern.
Mid June 2022- I was at work and felt “funny”. My staff was speaking to me, and it was like hearing them under water. A burning sensation came across my lower body (like the sensation when you receive CT dye). I sat down to get my bearings, and my right foot toes cramped up and my right side of my body developed a large “Charlie horse” from toes to hip. This lasted 1-2 mins. During this episode, my staff obtained my BP 197/102, pulse 120, sats 99% . EKG normal sinus tachycardia. I was taken to the ER. Had another episode 1 hour after the first one. Before I left the ER (3 hours), my BP returned to normal 108/67, HR 68. Was diagnosed with “panic attack”.
Since then I have the cool, fiery sensation constantly with intermittent cramping, pain, legs feeling like jell-o, horribly fatigued and difficultly thinking.
I forgot to mention, I get an aura each time I have an episode, and afterwards I feel like I just ran a marathon.
Labs were normal, except my EBV was positive. CT scan of head and neck essentially normal. Neck CT scan revealed cervical lymphadenopathy. I’m scheduled for an EEG next week.
Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses and/or medical care:
CT scan head and neck- cervical lymphadenopathy, Labs-CBC, CMP, A1C, thyroid panel, PTH with calcium, electrolytes, vitamin D, B-12, autoimmune panel.
EBV was the only thing positive. EKG showed sinus tachycardia.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
Reported to my employer- had me complete workers compensation paperwork and FMLA paperwork
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Started a vitamin regimen, but it’s only been 2 weeks. I cannot tell if it’s helping.
Q: Have you had Covid before?
Q: What do you wish others knew?
I wish I would have stood my ground for myself and my health, spoke out louder against the shots. and could educate my patients without fear of losing my job.
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