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Mandy Greco, 13 yrs old

First Dose of Pfizer on 05/28/21


13 yrs old

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

I was a competitive swimmer training to qualify for fast meets. I also played the drums almost daily, practiced my drawing skills, worked out daily, and looked forward to returning to in person school after being vaccinated. I spent a lot of time with my dog and cat and would also walk my neighbor's dogs almost everyday.

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

After the second dose was administered, I had a bad headache that went away within a few hours. The next day I felt good until approximately 7:00pm when I was walking my neighbor's dogs. The chest pressure and pain and difficulty breathing came on suddenly during the walk. I went to the ED 3 times within 5 days. It was painful to be in an upright position, I could not walk without feeling extremely winded, I had chest pain that felt like electrical shocks and pressure as if someone was stepping on me, and any type of smoke or car exhaust would trigger a coughing attack. On the 4th ED visit, I had my first experience with a dismissive doctor, who said my symptoms were likely due to stress and emotional factors. He largely based that on his observation that I was able to walk 10 feet to the restroom.

After a few weeks of these symptoms and new symptoms of widespread nerve pain, tingling/hot/cold sensations, and feeling like there was a wall in my chest, I was prescribed a short course of oral steroids, which immediately provided some relief so I could talk more easily, walk a little, and laugh a little. Soon after, I was prescribed a steroid inhaler and Albuterol, which I still take daily. The steroid inhaler provided immediate relief of much of the chest pressure, and I was able to start doing many regular daily life activities such as walk around stores, play the drums for a few minutes, sit in a car to travel, and after a couple more weeks I was able to start swimming again. Most of the many tests I've had have been normal results, with the exception of the PFT showing a reduced total lung capacity until the most recent test in May, which showed it's now within normal range. While the test shows my lung capacity to be normal, I still do not have ability for full exertion in swim races.

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

My life this past year has involved going to different doctors and specialists, trying different types of treatments including acupuncture, speech and language therapy for breathing exercises, opera breathing and singing exercises, neurofeedback, medications and supplements.

Q: Have your symptoms improved?

I've been fortunate that I've continued to improve since the beginning of my adverse reaction and am able to attend school, play the drums, and train with my swim team. I plateaued in improvement a few months ago, but recently I have suddenly noticed major improvements.

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Cat Parker
Cat Parker
Aug 11, 2022

Mandy, I am so sorry this happened to you too. 😥I had J&J on 04/21 & Pfizer on 11/21. My health is destroyed. I was mandated to get mine for job & travel. I have chronic inflammation, pseudoparkinsonism, narcolepsy, dysautonomia, sleep apnea, tremors, migraines, tinnitus, EBV, and the list goes on and most of the adverse reactions and diseases came after the Pfizer jab. The J&J caused chronic insomnia and fatigue in the beginning. I have chronic bleeding & blood clots from it (rectal). Can't figure out what is wrong. This breaks my heart that at your age you are having to go through this. Know that this is no one's fault but of the pharmaceutical companies and our governme…


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There ARE answers
Jul 18, 2022

I am very glad that you began to regain some of your original health! And play drums! I have a friend that plays drums. Here is a list of some great sources of medical info that can be shown to your doctor for reference. (also, here's a source of doctors I've heard good thing about:

A.) The Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance: B.) This guy fills in some holes in above protocol. See also: C.) Dr. Bryan Ardis is a sharp guy, known for figuring out / finding out stuff no one else does. D.) This is a link to one of the nations leading experts on "Ozone therapy". I have corresponded personally with him. He…


I consider myself to be living in ancient times with respect to the lack of "modern" medical care available. I am living and plan to live as if there are no "doctors" because these "doctors" are willing to gaslight CHILDREN who have been seriously injured by the injections that these "doctors" pushed! It's evil.

Natural medicine has much to offer and, in fact, the pharmaceutical companies have largely made their money from altering some part of a molecule taken from a whole natural remedy and selling that to people. But synthetic man-made chemicals are often very destructive to the human body that may not know what to do with it other than create inflammation and try to dispose of it..

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Jul 18, 2022
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I always got that out of these lyrics, where he says "eyes wide open, I can't see".

In other words, what I'm seeing, is so far from what I believe in, that it doesn't count and so my eyes are open but I see nothing.