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Lisa Parker

Dose of AstraZeneca in June

Dose of Pfizer in September

Ontario, Canada

57 yrs old

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

Very active, my work is very physical so I was in shape. I did a lot of outdoor activities especially in the water kayaking.

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

It was mandated at my job.

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

First shot put me down for 4 days. Pounding heart, very tired, muscle spasms in legs and had no strength in my muscles. Couldn’t sleep. This lasted for 2 months but the pounding heart and muscle spasms remained, especially at night. When I got the second it was the same with added pain in my ovaries but then in November I started having diarrhea and till this day remains.

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

Horrible, started to see family doc in November because I couldn’t sleep and my heart felt like it’s running a marathon. Muscle cramps have lessened but my strength is not what it was. Still doing testing for heart and bowels/diarrhea. I still can’t sleep and now on meds to help with the heart.

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

Family doctor and heart specialist continue to send me for testing with no real answers.

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

Not reported as far as I know.

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

The meds they have me on for the heart has helped. Leg cramps have gone, but nothing else has improved.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

Do not get the vaccine!!!

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