I am a 40-year-old construction site manager. Prior to the vaccine I was fit, healthy, and training every single day as my job required me to be at the top of my game.
I was adamant I was not going to get the jab as I had full faith in my immune system. However. when the mandates came in hard for construction workers in Western Australia, I was left with no choice.
I got my first Astra Zeneca vaccine on 21 December 2021 and experienced no immediate symptoms, so I went about my life as usual.
I received my second Astra Zeneca vaccine on 22 January 2022. I initially thought I hadn’t developed any symptoms but looking back I now know that is when my chest pain started.
After the second jab I kept experiencing what I initially thought was really bad reflux. I was self-medicating with copious amounts of antiacids, however it was not getting any better. After ignoring it for nearly two months I finally went to my doctor. I explained the symptoms I had been experiencing. They did an ECG which came back negative and drew some blood.
I received a phone call a few days later from a concerned doctor asking me to come in immediately. They stated that my inflammation markers were extremely high, and they needed to investigate why. This led to my diagnosis of pericarditis secondary to the vaccine.
My doctor was very kind to me and stated that he believed my diagnosis was due to the vaccine. However, I felt like he didn’t want to say too much in fear of retribution.
I now have been prescribed many new medications, including colchicine for my heart which is destroying my stomach lining, resulting in me now needing surgery for a hernia. I’m also now taking antiemetics, strong pain killers and even benzodiazepines all because of this so called safe and effective vaccine, whereas prior to the jab I did not require any of these drugs.
I am now on light duties at work, and I find my once fit and active self, gone. I can’t do the things I once used to love doing. Most of all, I have had to give up training, and I’m now reaping all the pitfalls of that.
I regularly find myself feeling dizzy and suffer from severe migraines. The chest pain feels like I’m having a full-blown heart attack every single time with pins and needles down my left arm and tightening in my chest. As the chest pain occurs frequently, I’m lost as to whether to call for help or not, as when I have in the past my ECGs have come back negative, meaning I would need to spend hours out of my day waiting around for no questions to even be answered. With my current employment, that amount of time off is just not feasible.
I have an echocardiogram booked in later this week, so I will hopefully know more about what my is wrong with my heart then. However, it seems like the doctors and even the specialist can’t answer simple questions about my injury. I hope by sharing my story that it spreads awareness and encourages others experiencing injury post-vaccination to come forward. Maybe one day they will even use our stories to compile a database and force ample testing prior to any mandated vaccine.