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Melissa Mayse

First Dose of Moderna on 12/20/21

Winston Salem, North Carolina

36 yrs old

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

I have fibromyalgia and other health issues prior to the vaccine, but all were well controlled. I had finally found peace and the perfect regimen for myself and was fully enjoying life!

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

The day after I got the vaccine, I woke up with the worst migraine I’ve ever had. Throughout the day I became extremely dizzy. I spent the next six months going to different specialists, trying to figure out what was going on. My heart rate would go into the 150s. I’ve blacked out and fainted several times. I’ve never had issues like this before and just now have been diagnosed with Orthostatic Hypotension and see a Cardiologist this week to discuss it. This is July, and it’s taken this long to get my migraines under control.

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

I still can’t drive due to the dizziness and fainting spells, and I’m always exhausted. My life has turned upside down now.

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