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Lanie Heller

First Dose of Pfizer on 04/05/21

Second Dose of Pfizer on 05/02/21

Rhode Island

51 yrs old

UPDATE ON 12/23/2022:

I wish I had some positive news to update, but I feel like I’m just existing. I am a nanny & the children I care for have been very sick for months. In turn I have as well. My body is in more pain which now includes numbness in my left hand. I’m always getting winded with the simplest movements. I work so much I don’t have time for specialists, but I feel it’s a dead end anyway. I believe the supplements I take help a bit & my sauna helps, but I don’t use it consistently enough because I work so much. My sleeping is horrible even though I’m exhausted. I wish we V injured had help & I feel for all of you suffering. You are not alone.


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

Active 51 year old nanny of twins who could run circles around younger nannies. Only issues were IBSD from salmonella infection & hypothyroidism. I rarely, if ever missed work from being ill, no one replaces me in my job so I’m not easily replaced. Never had skin issues before.

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

I was forced to for a job I no longer have.

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

April 2021 - Immediately after my first dose I experienced dizziness & had to stay longer to be observed. Later that night I had a terrible headache, muscle aches & extreme fatigue. I missed 4 days of work after my first dose.

My second dose was in may 2021 the fatigue was even worse I missed another 4 days. Below is a list of my strange reactions ever since. I’ve reported them to VAERS & checked my batch numbers.

Reactions since being vaccinated:

  • AVM by eyes

  • Rash has pattern - randomly occurs no triggers

  • eyes swell shut & eyelashes fell out

  • Out of breath & very Winded going upstairs

  • Tired but problems sleeping

  • pain when lie down.

  • Always restless until early am.

  • Skin rashes & bumps swollen eyes

  • Laryngitis

  • Breathless quickly

  • Racing heart

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Stomach issues worse than usual

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

So many feelings of hopelessness for my old self. Easy tasks in the past are now difficult.

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

My primary doctor said my breathing issues were from allergies. My eye doctor ignored that it was from the vaccine & prescribed a cream for my swollen eyelids. I’ve had tendinitis hand surgery since the vaccine, numbness still in my thumb. I’m only 5 days post op.

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

VAERS they text me every once & awhile for updates. Reported to my primary Dr & eye dr.

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

NAC, black seed oil turmeric and many other supplements seem to help.

Q: Have you had Covid before? What was your experience if so?

Not that was confirmed. Bloodwork shows antibodies.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

We have a choice. Listen to your gut. I did not want the vaccine, I wanted the job and gave in. I regret it daily.

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