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Susan Dalrymple

First Dose of Moderna on 03/14/21

Second Dose of Moderna on 02/15/21

Third Dose of Moderna on 11/28/21

Clarksville, Tennessee

69 yrs old

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

I was a typical middle aged woman who did housework like mopping, changing beds and cooking. I loved going shopping…was a bad habit. I do foster care for kiddos with disabilities. I was always coming and going.

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

My employer mandated it

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

Five hours after my first vaccine, my lymph nodes swelled in my armpit. I was nauseous and my body ached. I had the chills and was sick for about five days. I did get better. I had the second shot one month later, and again got sick and had swollen lymph nodes in my armpit. I was fatigued and sick like the first time except it only lasted about three days. Fast forward to November when I had the booster. Within hours I was exhausted. My body was aching and my lymph nodes swelled again. As the week went on, my fatigue worsened and my body aches and pains did as well. I tolerated this for about two months and then I called my doctor and demanded to be seen. It took some persuading but she agreed. She ordered a bunch of labs, and my labs came back positive for autoimmune disease. My numbers were sky high for inflammation. My kidney numbers are high. I have an appt with an rheumatologist the beginning of March and I hope we can figure out what is going on. Oh, and I’m am not eating as much at all, but am gaining weight.

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

I am exhausted all the time. I can barely do any housework. My body's joints and muscles have dull aches constantly and there are actually times where I can feel my whole body throb…even my ears. I am frustrated and cannot take anti-inflammatories until they figure out why my kidney numbers are high.

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

Blood work and positive test for autoimmune disease as well as extremely high inflammation markers. Have been referred to an rheumatologist and will follow up with them.

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

Just to my doctor

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

Not at this time.

Q: Have you had Covid before? What was your experience if so?

Every time I thought I had Covid, I tested negative.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

I’m not sure what causes the reaction to the vaccine. I just turned 69. I am A- blood type. A natural redhead as I know that we carry different pain genes. I am overweight at 230 lbs. I have high blood pressure but it is controlled with medication. I have perfect cholesterol and triglycerides, and have been pretty healthy all my life. This has kicked my butt.


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Do you see a specialist in Tennessee? I am looking for someone that understands


2022년 7월 14일


Cat Parker
Cat Parker
2022년 6월 19일

Susan, I just want you to know you are not alone. As a fellow vaccine injured victim, I created a FB support group. If you need anything, please let me know. I hope to help as many people as I can just like us through support, resources, education, and anything else to help them through this journey with so many others that I am bringing together to support those like us. Sending prayers and hugs. Cat


The shots are designed to cause auto-immune disease.