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Mark Behnen

First Dose of Jannsen J&J on 4/16/21 Lot #42A21A

Second Booster Dose on 11/10/21 Lot #1822811

Houston, Texas



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

My life was pretty uneventful. No major health issues, not taking any medications. I eat relatively well, and try to stay moderately active. The only “issue” is my eye sight, which I've had glasses/contacts for since the fourth grade. Currently a full time student again to get my degree in Software Engineering


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

The first dose produced no reaction. It was easy and painless and I almost forgot I had gotten it. On whim, I decided to get the booster dose -I figured the first one gave me zero reaction, and its not an mRNA vaccine, so I expected the second dose to be easy as well.

The day I got it I was fine. About the third day I felt tired, but that’s not too unusual considering my sleep schedule. The fourth day I woke up and it felt like my right ear was clogged. Normally when that happens I'm able to make my ears pop, but this time I couldn’t. It also felt like my ear was really full or something was in it. I thought it could be allergies because they are going crazy for everyone right now, but something about this felt different. The next few days I noticed that the fullness and clogged feeling wasn’t getting any better at all, It seemed to be getting worse. I used peroxide to try and clear my ear out, used rubbing alcohol when the peroxide didn’t work, and then I used my inner ear camera to see if there was anything visible. Nothing was there. By the fourth day I realized I couldn’t hear almost anything out of right ear. Now it's been 8 days and I am functionally deaf in my right ear. I've taken a dozen hearing tests and all of them say I have significant hearing loss. In addition to that, on day 7 I started to get this horrible sensation almost like im receiving an electric shock into my brain. The first time it happened was disorienting, but I was sitting down so it wasn’t bad. The next time it happened was when I was walking my dog. It was extremely disorienting and it made me lose my balance and almost fall over.


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

My left ear has started to go. I can't really listen to music anymore because I can't hear it. I can't have a normal conversation because I have to keep asking people to repeat themselves. If there's any sort of background noise I for sure can't hear what anyone says. The brain zaps happen multiple times a day, but the effects of those are thankfully short lived.


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

I've been referred to an ENT, as the doctors I've spoken to won't touch the illness because I've said it was related to the vaccine.


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

I reported it on VAERS and it was kicked back to me due to “missing information.” So I'm trying to figure out what on my 100% complete form is “missing information.”


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

My symptoms haven't improved. They seem to be worsening.


Q: What do you wish others knew?

I wish that others new the reality of the potential side affects. I likely still would have gotten the booster shot even if I had known that I could potentially lose my hearing because at least I would have known ahead of time and I would have been able to make an informed decision for myself.


Now I just want everyone to be able to make the choice for themselves and their families. Im not anti-vax, I have all my vaccinations.


There are so many people who are much more deeply an significantly impacted by this than I am; I just want their stories to be heard, and I want them to get the help they need and deserve. I want those that are responsible to be held accountable.


To those of you that are dealing with the aftermath of the vaccine: Just remember you are not alone. You don’t have to face this alone. I hear your stories and I believe you, and I see you. I know you’re telling the truth. I will do all that I can to ensure you get the care and assistance that you deserve. There are many of us on your side.


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Suspension shop
Suspension shop
2022年8月16日

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不明なメンバー
2021年11月23日
I hear your stories and I believe you, and I see you.

Thank you for sharing your story. Others will hopefully read and benefit. Personally, I am reading injury stories Every Single Day.

I wish that others new the reality of the potential side affects.

The true reality with accurate statistics is impossible to achieve for many reasons. Some of these are: Physician bias, trial corruption, lack of reporting, lack of trial time length, lack of independent trials, corruption of placebo group, issues with manufacturing (vial lots etc), and more....

Further complexity:

[ones personal health profile/genetics etc vs the actual "vaccine" or vaccine vial contents]

I want those that are responsible to be held accountable.

In 1986, the issue of…

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AnissaS
AnissaS
2021年11月23日

From a fellow JnJ person, I am so sorry. I am extremely 1 and done with any Covid vaccine. It's been 9.5 months for me. I am so sorry, wish I had good insight but pretty much same doctors experiences! I will continue to push. I have like 5 staked doctors visits from now until the end of Dec. I have stacked them since it takes months to get in with specialist and I now expect nothing to vary little from any of them but hoping I will get lucky. I have sent my story in today to be published. This group is a lifesaver for us injured!

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Penny MacKenzie
Penny MacKenzie
2021年12月06日
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Sad.

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Jamie Dickerson
Jamie Dickerson
2021年11月23日

First off, I don’t believe the second shot is considered the booster shot. But maybe it’s different with J&J? Secondly, at what point do the benefits outweigh the risks for you? Especially when there are cheap and effective treatments out there for this virus? Is losing all of your hearing acceptable? Is myocarditis or being permanently disabled? At what point do you understand that they wont warm anyone about the possible risks at all because they include death (you won’t see those stories on here because, well, those people died). I’m just very curious as to why you would still take something and lose your hearing and have electric shocks when the benefits aren’t even there (you can still catch…

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Stephanie Carl
Stephanie Carl
2021年11月24日
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It is different with the j&j, second is booster.

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