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Lindsey Reh

First Dose of Moderna on 12/25/20 Lot #039K20A

Second Dose of Moderna on 01/24/21 Lot #01L20A

Milford, Connecticut

28 yrs old


painted portrait credit: @covidvictimsportraits on instagram


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

I was an active, healthy person. Loved playing tennis. ICU nurse.


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

Since I had such high risk of exposure at work and was worried I’d give covid to my family.


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

Less than a week after the first one, I developed redness and swelling of my outer ears. I went to my PCP who said it might be an ear infection and was put on antibiotics. He said it had nothing to do with the vaccine. I got the second one and the redness/swelling came back, but now it was also inside my ears, and the pain was excruciating. I got put on antibiotics again but had no relief in my symptoms. I then developed pain in my lower spine and pain in the back of my head. I started having leg weakness and tremors, muscle twitches, muscle and bone pain, and numbness/tingling in my legs. Also severe brain fog and memory issues. I saw an ENT who put me on steroids, sent me for bloodwork, and referred me to an immunologist. The ENT said he thought I was having some type of immune reaction. By the time I saw him I was in such rough shape, I ended up in the hospital four days later. I was admitted with neurological symptoms. The neurologist thought I either had a brain tumor or that it was an initial MS demyelinating attack. Imaging and tests rules those out. I became extremely hypotensive while in the hospital, and they ran a lot of blood work and tests, but told me they didn’t know why this was happening. They just kept giving me fluid boluses to get my blood pressure up. I was discharged after 7 days with follow ups to see a neurologist for more testing and a rheumatologist. My ANA was found to be 1:1280. So I was worked up extensively for autoimmune diseases. My symptoms kept getting more severe, and I barely could walk for several months. I was on steroids for months, which was the only thing keeping me from not being able to walk. My rheumatologist is calling this a post vaccine syndrome. I’m now on immune modulation medication. I got tested by the neurologist and confirmed positive biopsy for small fiber neuropathy.


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

For over a year I saw my health and body deteriorating, and I felt like I was dying. My doctor told me I could die if we didn’t get things under control. My whole family thought I was honestly dying. The pain I experienced was something no one should ever experience. I couldn’t do anything. I was either in bed or on my couch for months except to go to doctor appts. I couldn’t work for 7 months. Now I am a lot more functional from medication and treatments I’ve gotten. But I’m still always in pain. And some days are worse than others. You never know what you’re going to wake up feeling like. The symptoms can be really scary, and I’m afraid to ever feel as bad as I had ever again.


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

Small fiber neuropathy, post vaccine syndrome


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

VAERS where I was listed as permanently disabled.


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

I received monoclonal antibodies which helped me a lot. I was able to come off of the steroids after. I also have been on hydroxychloroquine for over 6 months now and that has helped me. All of my symptoms have improved but none of them have gone away. The only symptom that is pretty much gone is the pain in my lower spine.


Q: What do you wish others knew?

I wish people knew how much so many people are suffering from this, unable to find doctors to help them. Along with that, how much of a burden this is financially.


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Related Scientific Publications/Case Reports:


Spectrum of neurological complications following COVID-19 vaccination: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC8557950/


Small fiber neuropathy:


Small fiber neuropathy and POTS following Moderna and Pfizer vaccination (NIH publication): https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.05.16.22274439v1?fbclid=IwAR3bhFglz5CRfS4zFd1QAP0bvIuk7XDXq 7fDQxZwTYj0IzPE9C32lXDGqd4


Autoimmune post-COVID vaccine syndromes:


Find more research and articles at https://react19.org/1250-covid-vaccine-reports/


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Isaiah C Odiaka
Isaiah C Odiaka
Aug 19, 2022

Thank you for sharing your story sister Lindsey . I am sorry that you thought taking the vaccine would help protect the vulnerable or keep others safe from Covid-19. That was a lie from the pit of hell. You need to seek Jesus Christ now. Cry out for mercy to the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. Only Jesus Christ can FULLY heal and restore you from severe brain fog, memory issues tremors, muscle twitches, muscle and bone pain, numbness & tingling in your legs. You no longer have to feel like in a state of dying.. I am a living testimony of the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I testify on this site to fellow vaccine…


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Cat Parker
Cat Parker
Aug 11, 2022

Hey Lindsey, I have an update. I have created two vax injury support groups. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/3217567388501402 (but they are coming after us and blocking & banning us every chance they get) I am working with TrialSite News and we have created an UNCENSORED Vax Injury Support Group https://www.trialsitenews.com/groups/4/covid-vaccine-injury-support-group. It is in its infant stages, but we are working on it to be a place for support, resources, information, health professionals and so much more. I would love you to come over, check it out, and join. Sending prayers and hugs to you and keep your chin up! 😊

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I wonder how nurses and health care professionals were convinced the MRNA vaccine was safe.

Simple searches could prove this was extremely experimental, covid-19 is a "bad flu" which 99.6% of people survive, Pfizer/Moderna explicitly saying no liability to them, signing of waivers when clot-shots were administered..... it was right in front of our eyes.

Surely the only people who were in the hospital were either high risk, overweight, old, pre-existing conditions etc... My niece is a nurse (female, 31) and she said people like her dont go to the hospital for covid, but no one lets these nurses speak the truth!

Hoping you have a full recovery. You have a long life ahead of you, keep your head up.

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K C
K C
Jul 14, 2022

https://www.printshopcentral.com/bookstore/book/what-now-recovering-from-a-tragic-mistake%E2%80%8B

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Cat Parker
Cat Parker
Jun 19, 2022

It is criminal what they did to us. And it seems that our nurses and health professionals are getting the brunt of it between injuries or threats. I am so sorry this happened to you also. I just want you to know you are not alone. I created a FB support group. If you need anything, please let me know. I hope to help as many people as I can just like us through support, resources, education, and anything else to help them through this journey. Sending prayers and hugs. Cat

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3217567388501402

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