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Mane Páez

First Dose of AstraZeneca on 01/19/2022


26 yrs old

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

I was a very active girl, working in the fitness industry as a marketing manager, trying to help people become healthier and happier through exercise. I trained 5/6 times a week. My life was absolutely healthy: I exercised, I slept well, I ate in the best way. I always sought well-being. I have a good relationship with my parents, they are healthy and have no pre-existing illnesses. I loved riding my bike, dancing, going out with my friends and having fun.

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

On January 19th 2022, I took my third vaccine shot, this time it was AstraZeneca. The 1st and 2nd vaccine shots were Zinivac (also known as Sinovac, which is based on inactivated adenovirus).

The following 2 days (after my third shot which was AstraZeneca) I did have a fever, but no other adverse effects.

At day three, I had a certification in “Zumba,” danced and exercise for about eight straight hours. Also the following days, I was feeling great.

On Wednesday, January 26th I started to have problems. My back was hurting, and I had a very hard time trying to move. I did take a pain killer.

On Friday, January 28th I still was having pain, but now I had a strong headache and was feeling very bad. My physician diagnosed pain related with work stress and prescribed pain medication and physiotherapy.

The next day petechia developed all over my body. My physician diagnosed an allergic reaction to pain medication. Then, I started to feel numbness in my legs. I thought it was a result of all exercise, or by sitting in front of the computer working for so long. That night, I found a media article about Astra Zeneca vaccine's secondary effects and the open online JTH recommendation on VITT. I urged my physician to determine my platelet count, which was strongly reduced. I was referred to a hematologist, all pain killers were stopped, and prednisone prescribed for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, but the numbness in my legs and arms worsened.

The following days, without pain killers, were a nightmare. More physicians were looking at my case, but none was studying all information about adverse vaccine effects, even though they had already all the information about it, given by myself as a result of my internet research. Their response was “We do not believe this is your case, let's keep looking to find where it all comes from.”

On Friday, February 4th I was having problems with my legs and arms; in fact, walking and moving was difficult. I did not feel the left side of my body. It seemed it was all asleep. They took me to the hospital. I kept persuading the physicians to read about vaccine side effects.

Two days later I developed seizures and had been admitted to the intensive care unit, I got a stroke. Physicians performed interventional thrombectomy from the cerebral vein sinus and started alternative anticoagulation.

I had the left side of my body absolutely paralyzed. I have been working since then, on major-muscular therapy in order to recover movement, sensibility, and all the brain functions that were affected because of the stroke.

My life changed forever.

Q: Tell us about any tests, diagnoses, and/or Medical Care received:

Diagnosis: Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT)

Medical care: infinite therapies (mental, physical, occupational, Nero logical). I am still medicated with an anticonvulsant.

Q: Where has your reaction been reported, and what was the response?

WHO and AZ webpage.

Just a case number. No response.

Q: Are there any treatments that have helped or hurt your health?

Hippotherapy has helped a lot, as well as dance.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

Yes. It was like a normal flu.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

Side effects are REAL! I wish I had some information before I got the shot. Get informed.

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