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Teo Smith

First Dose of Pfizer on 5/16/21 Lot #FA5829

Second Dose of Pfizer on 6/06/21 Lot #FC0681


28 yrs old

photo credit: @covidvictimsportraits on instagram

UPDATE ON 07/22/22:

It is now 12 months after the last shot, and I am still not better. I still suffer from tinnitus, heart palpitations and extreme fatigue, and very rarely still have balance issues. Sad that at 29 years old, I have to use a beta-blocker to keep my heart rate down. I was also diagnosed with sinus tachycardia. When will this be over? Think twice before getting something like this.


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

I was a healthy 28 year old guy who loved to travel, game, drive, read go out and play soccer. I enjoyed live, day by day, I could fulfill my job with no issues, that has changed now.

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

After the first dose the tinnitus occurred, but I did not connect the dots. So on the 6th of June I went for the second dose. After that all the symptoms came rapidly: -Brain fog -Palpitations -Insomnia -Fatigue -Pressure in the head -Weight loss -Dizziness -High blood pressure.

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

In one word: horrible. The insomnia makes me feel like I am 90. The tinnitus does not give me silence and the other symptoms have brought the quality of life to below zero. I often feel like a stranger in my own body.

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

No diagnoses received. Brain MRI and bloodwork was all okay. Visited the cardiologist 3 times, no issues found with the heart. Went to 2 different ENTs, no hearing loss was found. In conclusion I went to over 10 doctors, only 2 doctors and neurologist and a cardiologist admitted that the side effects could be from the vaccine.

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

I reported it to the romanian VAERS system, was called for confirmation and never heard back.

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

My girlfriend was my and is my biggest support. Also giving up entirely up on drinking - and then living healthy helped. Often it's hard to stay positive as there is no timeline for this.

Q: What do you wish others knew?

wish them to know the truth and the risk, before they decide to get the vaccine that the reactions are not that rare and often do not fade away after 2-3 days. And that it can mess up your whole life. Think really heard before getting it, still wish I could have a time machine so that I could go back and give myself a slap to not take it.

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