I’m a healthy 31-year-old guy with no current medical conditions. I exercise weekly and felt the best I’ve ever felt prior to everything.
I had my first Pfizer vaccination back on September 15th. After two days or so, I started waking up in the morning with heavy as ‘bleep’ palpitations and breathing.
Days later it felt like I had been hit by a truck. I felt incapacitated, like my heart wasn’t getting enough oxygen. It got to a point where even standing up and walking around was nearly impossible.
My job is not physical at all, but I couldn’t work so I took several days off to try and recover.
When I returned to work, I started experiencing chest pains, tightness and major shortness of breath. I went to ED that same day where they ran a number of tests on me like troponin, d-Dimer and X-rays.
Fortunately, and to my amazement everything came back negative for anything like a heart attack or clots, and so on.
Two days later I re-admitted myself to hospital. I could barely breathe and my heart was beating furiously. I remember getting to ED and was tearing up. I was writing to family members telling them I loved them just in case.
All tests came back negative again for anything serious like a heart attack. The doctors there told me it must be “anxiety”. Wow, nice diagnosis doc! Original too!
They gave me another few days off work to recover and I slowly got better over the coming two to three weeks to about 95 percent of my normal self.
I honestly didn’t even think any of this was connected to the vaccine. I thought it might just be a legitimate pre-existing heart condition or some other mystery. That’s how much I trusted the vaccine.
I had my second Pfizer vaccination on October 3rd. The symptoms I listed above came back again but probably twice as bad. A few days later I went to my mum’s house so she could check my pulse because I felt exhausted and couldn’t walk. She’s a nurse. I was just standing in her kitchen and was gasping for air and my pulse was 180 bpm!
The next day I re-admitted myself to hospital. This time a much better one in Brisbane. They run a number of tests on me and insisted I was healthy.
They tried multiple times to discharge me, but I refused to go. I told them I wouldn’t even make it to the front door and that this was no way to live.
I made them check my heart rate while standing and when I did, their jaws dropped. In a matter of seconds it went from around 80 bpm to 170 bpm and maintained itself there.
This happened over and over until they finally realised something was wrong. I was incapacitated and unable to walk for another six days. I couldn’t even stand up to piss.
I was in a room with four other men and there was a guy in his 40’s beside me diagnosed with myocarditis. He had had his Moderna vaccine just days prior. I overheard the doctors admit to him this was in fact the cause of his myocarditis but that it only happens in a small number of people, mainly men.
I wish I was making all of this up. I have no agenda here other than to share my experience and most importantly the truth.
By day eight I was well enough to walk short distances and be discharged. They diagnosed me with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) but refused to comment on the cause of this sudden mystery diagnosis.
This condition is rare in men and not documented as one of the side effects of the vaccines. A simple search shows a lot of men and women now reporting POTS symptoms post-vaccination.
It’s about two months post my second vaccination, and I am starting to feel normal again. My exercise tolerance is still greatly reduced, but I can stand and walk without issues.
I have researched on whether or not I qualify for an exemption moving forward but apparently I do not as POTS is not listed as a potential response to the vaccine.
If anyone has information surrounding this that may be helpful I would love to know.
Love you all and stay safe.