Pfizer #1: FH4092
I’m a 45-year-old mum of 3 boys aged 17, 14 and 11 years. I live with my hubby on the Gold Coast. I work four days a week and would say my life is pretty busy. My health has been pretty good the last few years, although I have suffered depression and migraines. I’ve also been carrying extra weight for around the past seven years due to a previous back injury and surgery. 2021 started as a pretty good year as far as my mental health. I had also started a walking program to lose weight, In July 2021. I was feeling good.
I had reserved feelings about the jab. Not that I’m against vaccinations, but I just wondered about the necessity of it. The fact that it was so new and untested made me apprehensive.
On 27th September 2021, my 17-year-old son and I went to a hub and got the Pfizer jab. Previously I had an allergic reaction to a tetanus injection, so I was required to wait 30 minutes following the Pfizer jab. I felt fine and went home.
For the next two or three days I had some tiredness, nausea, dizziness and some strange aches and pains in my body. One day I also had a severe case of diarrhoea. I had been on annual leave at the time and returned to work on 5th October 2021.
Approximately two weeks later I started to go downhill. I had some days off work, tried to keep pushing on and would then spend the weekend in bed. By 1st November 2021, I could no longer function. I was at work and couldn’t comprehend what I was doing or what people were saying to me. I left work and have never returned. I spent just over two weeks completely bed ridden. I had severe joint pain, fatigue, nausea, vertigo and brain fog. It hurt to walk, I had no energy to shower and I barely ate. I would be awake for an hour at a time. I stopped driving as I believed it would be dangerous. At times I thought I was slowly dying.
My GP, who I have been going to for about two years, was very supportive. He never dismissed that it was probably from the jab because he knew how well I was functioning prior and how debilitated I was now. He ran loads of blood tests and the only thing that registered was that I had high inflammation levels and my Vitamin B12 had bottomed out. I thought that was the answer to it all and had some B12 injections which did nothing. I was put on prednisone for six days but again, it did nothing.
On 18th November 2021, out of desperation, I went to the ED. I waited about four hours to see a doctor. She took me in to a room, rather than a cubicle. I now know this was because she didn’t want anyone to hear me. She listened to everything I said, told me there was no way it was from the Pfizer jab as it was too long ago and kept asking why I was at the hospital. She then told me it was most likely anxiety. I cried and cried. She refused to look up my blood test records and acted like she didn’t believe me because I knew so much about my current symptoms, including knowing what my inflammation levels were. They took bloods and I sat back in the waiting room for another few hours. I was then seen by a senior doctor. I did challenge him whether I was the only person that had come to the hospital with these problems. He said my heart was fine so it couldn’t be from the jab. My husband was begging him to do something, but I said they couldn’t do anything because they had no idea what the jab had done to me. I told the doctor I was astounded that when someone is sick, they can’t be helped by the medical profession. I was completely distraught. Did he just expect me to go home and die quietly? I felt like that’s what was happening to me.
I went back to my GP who lodged an adverse reaction with public health and applied for an exemption for the second jab. Public Health advised I should not receive a second jab until I had been seen by a specialist. My exemption was approved, although only temporarily, until the end of May 2022.
He referred me to a Rheumatologist but there was around a two month wait. I hoped I would get an earlier appointment. My symptoms continued to be the same, although I did have some improvement and could be up for longer periods of time. I have developed sensory issues – I can’t handle lots of noise or bright lights, because it becomes too much for my brain to handle. I struggle to follow conversations, have no memory and sometimes can’t find words to make sense. My hair has started falling out. Sometimes I manage to go out for an hour or two, but then will need the next day or two in bed. I’ve had treatment with a naturopath and I am taking lots of supplements. I also have my wonderful chiro who has done some free sessions for me, as she knows I have no income.
I saw the rheumatologist on 6th December 2021. It was expensive and a complete waste of time. I don’t think she believed this was from the jab. She said, amongst other things, that I probably had sleep apnoea because I was tired, I should lose some weight, see a psychologist and get physio on my knee. I didn’t even understand what my knee had to do with my symptoms.
So that’s where I’m at. No idea what to do next. I haven’t been earning anything in three months, and this has put us under huge financial strain. I have a job to return to but can’t imagine being there any time soon. My husband is exhausted from working full time, caring for me and the kids. My family is suffering. We don’t have any family nearby to help us. I can’t shop, cook, clean. I can no longer do anything that I would normally do on a daily basis. Mentally I’ve hit a wall. I try and stay positive, but the thought of how long this could go on is hard to comprehend. I miss my life. I feel like there is no help. I had to stop reading about Covid when there is no acknowledgment for people like me, who have suffered adverse reactions. It upsets me so much. I did what they told me to do and when it went wrong, there was no help. I know people have it far worse, but I don’t know what to try next. How long can I continue like this?