I’m 34 years old, a mother of three and have worked as a beauty therapist for the most part of my life, but I lost my business as a beauty therapist due to the COVID lockdowns. I’ve always been fairly health conscious and I’ve never had any major health problems, just a bit of mild asthma that I have managed since I was a child.
Initially I didn’t want it because I was breast feeding at the time and I had seen a few things from the USA about babies that had gotten sick from mothers who had the vaccine. I felt a bit uneasy, but I couldn’t find any solid proof that this was an issue that would putting my baby at risk. I was unable to go to my son’s kindergarten graduation unless I got the COVID vaccine and I was also worried that I would be at risk of being severely affected by COOVID because of having asthma, as the mainstream media was making it out to be something I should fear.
For the sake of my son, I got the Moderna vaccine on the 11th November, 2021 in my right arm. I felt nothing other than a bit of a sore arm the next day. Life continued and I had to get the second to be classed as fully vaccinated. I got the second Moderna vaccine on the 12th December, 2021 again in my right arm. Immediately after nothing happened, but later that night my arm was incredibly sore and swollen in an oval-like shape around the site of the vaccine injection. It’s hard to describe, but it was unusual to me. The swelling didn’t subside for another four days and then life continued as usual.
Roughly two months later, I woke up one morning and I was rubbing my head, I felt my skin on my head, it was really soft and I didn’t know what it was so I went to the mirror and noticed a bald spot on my scalp the size of a 10 cent piece. I freaked out and wasn’t sure what was going on. It took me about a week to process and think through what this could have been. I went to my GP who told me this was alopecia from stress.
At the time It didn’t cross my mind this was from the vaccine but I knew that it wasn’t from stress because I wasn’t stressed. And if stress was the cause I should have lost my hair years ago when I had kids. That was when I started to questions things, as it didn’t add up what the doctor were telling me and having experience in the hair industry myself, I knew this was unusual.
I was referred to a dermatologist and I couldn’t get in to see someone for a good two months. By then the bald patch had grown much larger, triple in size, and turned into more of an oval shape which was now starting to spread. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. My husband one day was listening to the radio and overheard something about alopecia being related to the COVID vaccine this was the first time it occurred that I was having an adverse reaction to the vaccine.
I had my first dermatologist appointment at the end of July 2022. I told the dermatologist that I thought this was form the COVID vaccine and she responded, agreeing that it was most likely vaccine induced. She only verbally told me this and didn’t write it down. She said they are trying to find studies that link alopecia to the vaccine but they don’t have anything concrete yet other than the fact there has been quite a few people who have presented symptoms like myself.
I have had one set of cortisone injections. The result after six weeks is that I’m starting see fluff in the spots where she did the procedure. I have my next set due within the next two weeks, I’m hopeful that this is going to help but at the same time, new bald patches are appearing on the front of my scalp and they are now joining into the other patch.
I’ve never had any issue of the kind and it’s Ironic that this has happened straight after the second vaccine and knowing that many other people are experiencing the same thing. I can’t see how it could be stress or anything else other than the vaccine. Time will tell where this leads to from here.