I was pro-choice, but I was not going to get the vaccine. However, I went against my gut for the very first time in my life and now I’m paying for it. I’m so angry with myself. The day of my first Covid-19 vaccine (25th of October), I had a full on panic attack in the clinic and they ripped off my mask, handed me some water and then vaccinated me – basically throwing it into my arm like a dart.
I immediately felt hot and quite off. Because I anticipated they would dismiss it as anxiety, I waited and suffered for seven days before seeing a doctor on the 2nd of November.
My symptoms after the first Pfizer vaccine included: burning pain in arm, heart palpitations, gripping chest pain, pain behind breast, upper back pain, shoulder pain, jaw pain, chills and fever, pins and needles, calf pain, migraine like headaches, sore bones, nerve like zaps, short of breath, numbness in extremities, face and lips, weakness, dizziness, light headed, severe brain fog, lethargy, insomnia, vomiting, blurred vision, sore glands in throat and neck, whole left side affected.
I told the doctor my symptoms and she immediately said, “Well it’s not anxiety. You’ve had a reaction to the vaccine”.
She sent me home with some pain relief medication and told me to attend the local hospital if I didn’t improve. When things didn’t improve, I returned to the hospital on the 4th of November, where they ran blood tests, chest X-ray, ECG and discharged me after 10 hours. My white blood cell count came back elevated for viral and bacterial infections.
On my third trip to the hospital on the 18th of November, the day before my second vaccine, a young doctor diagnosed me with severe to moderate COPD (lung disease). I was told there’s no treatment or cure and that my lifespan could be between two to 10 years. And I was told all my symptoms are anxiety related and normal. I was then sent home.
I was in tears thinking my life was coming to an end. I went to see another GP and told them of the COPD diagnosis. I was advised this could not be diagnosed with an X-ray alone. I had further tests and the conclusion was I did not have COPD.
I’ve now had an echocardiogram, cardiac perfusion tests, ultrasound and awaiting results. This whole situation is bullsh*t. I just want my life back. I want to feel okay.
After my second Pfizer vaccine, I had the following symptoms: calf pain, chest, shoulder and back pain, palpitations, zaps, pins and needles, tingling and numbness in face, extreme lethargy, unable to put any pressure or weight on my left side, hand seizes up, brain fog and confusion.
I am about pro-choice and I know I chose to get it but I did it so I could see my children and grandchildren interstate. This isn’t fair and my heart goes out to all.
Forgive me if my story is a tad muddled but my ability to think clearly seems to have been impacted also. I no longer seek help nor really trust anyone in the medical field. I am dealing with it myself and alone.
This all needs to stop!