First Dose of Pfizer on 9/8/21
Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
Happy. I have 3 beautiful children and a husband. I enjoyed weekly date nights at home with my husband playing out switch with wine. Watching netflix and getting into series. Playing with my children and going for long days out. Evenings out with friends. Lots of live events planned. I loved feeling the sun on my skin and socialising.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
Within 6 hours of the shot I had disorientation when walking into a shop which soon progressed to one sided head pain and blurry vision. Extreme anxiety like I've never felt before started it was terrifying I couldn't control the attacks. Then the muscle spasms, twitching and tingling started. The anxiety attacks eventually became all day long without a break and I couldn't cope with the fear. I was getting adrenaline rushes at night and my heart rate was all over the place. Less than 2 weeks after the jab my sleeping stopped. I lost the ability to ever feel tired or sleep. It got worse. I walk around around blurry vision everyday. Sleep meds barely work. I cant feel certain senses or sensations in my brain anymore including pain. I wouldn't know if I had a headache or a concussion. I can't go anywhere without this uncontrollable anxiety reacting to everything, my heart races even going into a shop even though I'm not anxious about it! I can't even feel the effects of alcohol on my brain so I can't even enjoy a glass of wine to make myself feel human! I can't sleep. I get over stimulated with lights and sounds and my body breaks into spasms. My eyes go numb sometimes and I slur my speech sometimes. I also have had brain fog and can't concentrate on TV at all.
Q: What was your life like after you got the vaccine?
I can no longer go out with my friends, drink with my friends. I can no longer have at home date nights with my husband. I can no longer do big days out with my children. I can no longer enjoy getting into bed and going to sleep or a lay in. I also can't watch programmes with my husband or play games like we used to. My quality of life has gone downhill. I can only live in hope this changes.
Q: Share your experience with any medical care and any diagnoses you have received:
My doctor told me it's all in my head and told me it was anxiety. I was put on antidepressants (sertraline) which made me worse so came off them after 2.5 weeks mid September. I was put on beta blockers in August because of the awful panic attacks and heart rate issues but they didn't help so stopped them. I had to pay for a private doctor after being treated poorly and not believed by my own doctors surgery. My private doctor recently checked my hormones and it showed my adrenaline was up. I'm awaiting to see a private neurologist. Doctor wants an mri of my brain and lots more bloods done like cortisol and thyroid in depth etc.
Q: Was your reaction reported, and what was the response?
Yellow card scheme. No response.
Q: Is there anything that has helped, and have your symptoms improved?
Q: What do you wish others knew?
The real side effects of what these vaccines are doing to people. I didn't have a clue because everything is censored. You should be given proper truth and informed consent and you shouldn't be coerced at all