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Mette, Medical Secretary

First Dose of AstraZeneca on 02/21/21 Lot #ABV5300

Dose of Pfizer on 05/14/21 Lot #EW6126


*Note: We usually do not allow anonymous posts without a picture and full name. However, we know Mette and her reasons for not wanting to come completely forward. However, her story is worth telling because it is one of the few where vaccine brands were mixed.

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

My life before covid was great. I worked as a medical secretary in a doctors office. I loved my job. I was a busy mum with two young girls and happily married. I did have on/off dizziness for 15 years. At times frustrating but extremely manageable.

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

I was so excited to get my vaccine on 02/21/2021. This was what I had been waiting for. Right after my jab I felt a dizziness but didn't think much of it. As expected I got a high fever for two days. On day 6 I felt head pressure, extreme vertigo with vomiting and tinnitus. I walked all night outside on my terrace throwing up. I was on sick leave for 2 weeks.

The AstraZeneca vaccine then got removed from the danish vaccination program and I was offered Pfizer in May. My doctor told me that no way could Pfizer give me any side effects. So I got it.

My dizziness became 24/7, often vertigo for 2-24 hours, pins and needles, internal tremor, insomnia, fatigue, vision problems, fullness in ears, stomach problems.

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

I have a chronic floating vertigo, heart palpitations, internal tremors. Most days I need support when walking. Vertigo attacks comes from out of nowhere which gives me anxiety. It is a nightmare.

When I walk it feels like I walk on a trampoline, I cant go to the supermarket, because that triggers my dizziness.

I have cancelled all social life because of this. I have been on sick leave since May and got fired from my job.

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

My medical journey has been very unhelpful. No one knows what happened. And most doctors have either laughed at me or didn't believe me. I have had blood work, MRI, lumbar puncture and holter monitor.

I have seen 4 different ENT’s, 3 neuros, cardio, audio. No one knows. Some doctors admits that they have spoken to many vaccine injured but don't know what to do.

Maybe I have vestibular migraine and PPPD now.

You are left alone. Alone to fight for answers.

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

My reaction has been reported by my doctor and myself. I have tried to contact AstraZeneca but no luck.

I feel like I did what was told. I took a vaccine to protect myself, others and my patients. Now no one protects me.

My life has changed - forever. My health had changed and my view on our health system. It has failed.

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

Time. I take a lot of supplements but I think time is the key. At some point I thought I was doing better, but then comes a flare. This flare has lasted for a month now. And the dizziness and head pressure are awful. I feel it 24/7 and it controls everything in my life.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

I’am not anti-vax. I was so happy to get the vaccine, but now I am injured. Just because you are not or don't know a vaccine injured person - doesn't mean this isn't happening. There are so many of us injured and we need help!


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Jul 15, 2022

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