top of page

Marie J Lascelle Carbonnell

First Dose of Pfizer on 12/21/21

First Dose of Moderna on 01/25/22

Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

62 yrs old

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

I was always busy and on the go . Visited my mom daily in long term care . I was happy.

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

My mom is 84 and in a long term care home. I am her POA and essential care giver. With the new guidelines that came into effect on January 28th - I would not have been allowed to visit my mom without both doses. I also wouldn't have been able to take her out shopping, bring her home to visit or take care of her anymore. This was not right, but as I love my mom - I did what I had to do. I didn’t want the vaccines but I had no choice as I love my mom and she deserves to be taken care of, have visits and come home.

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

I got my second vaccine on January 25, that night I had major pain in my legs. The next day I had a bad headache and nausea. On the 27th of January, I broke out in welts and rashes everywhere and the itchiness was horrible. I had a massive headache, dizziness, sweats, headache, nausea, chest pains and major pain from my shoulders to my feet. I couldn’t move - it was awful. The nausea and chest pains were gone by the 28th. I had the welts, rashes, itchiness and pain everywhere for about a week and a half. Then it was massive headaches, pain in my muscles from my hips to my feet, muscle spasms and I am exhausted all the time which is still happening today - March 10th.

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

I have suffered every day since. Some days I wish that I would never have gotten the vaccine as I still have pain in my legs, headaches and exhaustion. The pain in my legs is to the point that I have a hard time standing on them often. I have difficulty walking, muscle spasms in my legs, massive headaches and I am exhausted all the time even after a 6-8 sleep.

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

I wrote out a daily letter to my doctor with everything that was going on, because he doesn’t do in-office visits. My doctor doesn’t think all the things that happened (and the ones that are still happening) are related to the vaccine, but I had none of these symptoms prior to the second vaccine.

I have had blood work done , a cardiogram and X-rays and there was protein in my urine . The blood work, cardiogram and X-rays were okay but the headaches, muscle pain, leg spasms are still happening and I am so tired.

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

I was told to let the eastern Ontario health unit know. I did and they did an investigation which is still on-going until I see my allergy specialist in Ottawa on the 15th of this month.

I was told by the eastern Ontario health unit that the Pfizer that I got on December 21st had expired on October 31st. On January 25th when I went for the second vaccine, the nurse made a mistake and gave me a booster vaccine even after I told her that I was there for my second vaccine. When she realized her mistake, she told me and then told me that she had to give me another booster so it would be a full vaccine. I had asked to get the vaccine in my hips as I get allergy shots once every 3 weeks and collait shots once a month for my asthma . She said that it was fine to have the vaccine in my hips.

When I told the nurse at the eastern Ontario health unit - she asked if she had used a long needle - I told her know that both shots on the 25th were with a small needle. The nurse then said that they should never have given me the 2 shots in my hips. When I mentioned the muscle pain in my legs - the nurse said that the nurse giving her the vaccine could have touched a nerve. The nurse also stated that I should never have been given 2 vaccines on the same day.

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

Benadryl helped some for the itchiness. I would take 4 extra strength Tylenol every 6 hours for the massive headaches but it didn’t help much and still doesn’t. I took naproxen or aleve for the muscle pain but it didn’t help.

Q: Have you had Covid before?

No - I have been Covid free since the beginning of the pandemic

Q: What do you wish others knew?

That the vaccines have caused many problems in some people.

#WeWantToBeHeard #RealNotRare

Tell Your Story:



Real Not Rare does not diagnose medical conditions, offer treatment advice, treat illnesses, or prescribe medicine or drugs. Anything contained on this website or conveyed in the blog stories or groups, is not substitute for adequate medical care, diagnosis, and/or treatment from a medical doctor. It is strongly recommended that prior to acting upon any information gleaned via Real Not Rare or their representatives, you at all times first consult a physician. The views and opinions expressed are those of the individual being interviewed in each story, and do not necessarily reflect the position of Real, Not Rare as a whole.