I was perfectly healthy before the vaccine, and I attended boxing and stick-fighting sessions every week. I wanted to be a doctor and was about to sit the GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test). I worked part-time in children’s crisis management and had just been offered a full-time position.
I didn’t want to get the vaccine in the first place because it did not seem right that it could be produced so quickly. But from what I was hearing in the mainstream media, and with mandates being introduced at my workplace, I thought that it was the right thing to do. Not in a million years did I ever think I’d be sitting here telling my story.
I got my first Pfizer vaccine (left arm) on the 7th of October, 2021 at the South Australian Showgrounds. I sat down for the mandatory 15-minute post-jab waiting period and immediately experienced an adverse reaction. My mouth tasted metallic, my palms sweated, and a hot flush ripped through my body. I felt light-heated and began to hyperventilate. Staff saw that I couldn’t breathe and they ushered me into a back room where they took my blood pressure and measured my blood oxygen levels. They told me I was fine and that I could go home.
I left the building but felt as if I might not make it to my car. I bought a coffee from a mobile coffee van and sipped it slowly on my way to the car park. I felt nauseated and disconnected from reality. I had the day off and had planned to have breakfast after my vaccine, but I felt too nauseated to eat and had lost all appetite. I went grocery shopping instead, and my left arm grew increasingly heavy and sore.
I had a splitting headache that night and found it very hard to get to sleep, even though I was exhausted. I had constant nightmares. I woke in the morning to the still-splitting headache that was to last another week. I went to work feeling very fatigued and unwell. My period came later that day, 1.5 weeks early, and this cycle persisted until April, 2022. It is still not normal as of February, 2023.
More symptoms appeared over the next week, but I did not connect them with the vaccine. I had gastroenteritis and could not eat with no appetite. I would be extremely thirsty and could not control my bladder. My lymph nodes swelled, my vision blurred, and there were strange changes to my skin and hair. I had become very noise and light sensitive, and one day as I drove to work, I could not remember what a road sign meant. Sometimes I could not even figure out how to unlock my phone.
I knew something was happening to my cognitive function and it was affecting my memory and making me extremely restless and agitated. I was not myself. But I had recently moved into a new apartment and had just started working full-time, so I thought my symptoms could be attributed to being very busy. It was certainly the reason my family thought I had not messaged them as much.
I began to feel a pressure in my head as if someone were squeezing either the left or the right side of my brain. At times, my whole brain felt like it was on fire. Then I began to feel a painful pressure at the base of my skull where it connects to my spine. I lose control of my bodily functions and my mental faculties when this happens. I go into a seizure-like state where my body spasms non-stop and I want to escape my body. If you picture a rubber band being pulled out and snapping back in, you can kind of imagine my state of mind when this happens.
My condition continued to worsen and I finally began to connect it to the jab. I started experiencing heart palpitations and chest pains. I was talking to my brother on the phone one day and he thought I sounded strange, so he came straight over. He thought I looked terrible and told me I needed to go to hospital. He drove me to Emergency where they ran blood tests and asked me if I had a history of anxiety. I said, yes, but what was happening to me was different. They wanted to put me on anti-nausea medication, but I told a doctor that I have a rare reaction to them. He turned around and said sarcastically, “Which one? you can’t be allergic to all of them!?”
I said, “Sorry, but I only remember one of them, and I was just told not to take any nausea medications.” In the discharge notes you can pick up his sarcasm. He did not mention that I came there because this all started after the vaccine.
They didn’t take me seriously, no ECG was done and they gave me Valium and sent me home. I felt humiliated and defeated. Valium helped me get a few hours sleep that night.
I took the next few days off work and tried to get in to see any GP I could. I wanted to figure out what was going on with me, but everyone was booked out. So I went to my mum’s house and I haven’t left since. I called a Covid help line. The woman I spoke with was very unsympathetic and I felt she wasn’t listening to me. I told her what was happening and asked her what I should do. She rattled off what sounded like a checklist of questions and said to go to hospital if my heart hurt.
Eventually, I got into a GP clinic where I was given Xanax and I attended acupuncture daily. I was now unable to hold a conversation, prepare food, or eat. I lost 18kg in a short period of time and all my symptoms worsened. I soon had another seizure-like episode and it was the worst so far. I felt as if my brain were broken and that my blood was poisoned. I had some kind of temperature dysregulation where my body would flush one minute and then be shivering the next. I still had pain at the base of my skull.
No one connected my symptoms to the vaccine. They all thought I had lost my mind. I was afraid of going to the hospital and being admitted as a mental health patient because of the way they treated me previously and wouldn’t listen to what I said. I went to the doctor again the following week. I had a brain MRI (all clear) and was given anti-depressants. I took the anti-depressants for a few days, but they gave me Akathisia (a movement disorder where sufferers find it very hard to stay still and it carries a real risk of suicide) and I ended up in urgent mental health care. Over this ordeal, there was one nurse who I want to thank for pulling me aside to acknowledge that everything I was going through was from the vaccine, but no one was allowed to talk about it. She assured me I wasn’t going crazy.
Everything went to hell after Christmas and my memory of the next few months is hazy. I have no idea how I got through that time. It felt like I was poisoned and there was nothing to do to stop the rampage. I could not drive and I lost more muscle, my joints hurt all the time, I would not warm up no matter what I did, but I was constantly flushed in the face and ran a low-grade temperature. My knees buckled under me when I walked, I vibrated internally and had tremors. I could not hold a cup or a glass. My spine couldn’t support my weight and my neck couldn’t hold my head up. I had constant head pressure and pain and the back of my head would go numb. My chest hurt constantly, I developed POTS, my blood pressure increased, and my hair fell out in clumps. I could barely hold a conversation and I started stuttering. I could not listen to music or watch TV because my mind would go into fits. I was sensitive to the smallest noise around me. I couldn’t make decisions of comprehend the simplest concepts, let alone hold a conversation. My hands and feet would go numb and I would have burning nerve pain in patches and random brises appeared on my body. I had nothing to do to distract myself from the pain. I could not make myself a juice. Someone had to accompany me when I went on short walks as I often forgot where I was, I grew short of breath, and my heart rate increased dramatically. My family was worried and confused, I lost myself. I lost all hope.
I saw a new GP and he prescribed a steroid medication to calm my immune system. I took it for a short period and it helped a little.
I saw a cardiologist in February, 2022. He said I had pericarditis from the vaccine and told me he had seen a lot of people with it since they had the vaccine. He ran an ECG and told me not to over-exert my heart. He prescribed colchicine and Nurofen.I saw him several times and he referred me to the Covid reaction clinic in April/May and to a neurologist and a gastroenterologist.
In early March, I was diagnosed with Heliobacter pylori and prescribed antibiotics. The antibiotics were too strong and after three or four days, my muscles stopped working and I could not lift myself off the bed. I started hallucinating. It took me a long time to recover. I researched various diets and found one that helped me somewhat. I saw the gastroenterologist in June and she did a few tests and found no cause for concern.
I saw the neurologist in August. He tested my reflexes and said they were normal, even though I could clearly see one side of my body was not responding normally. He turned to me and said that my symptoms were caused by subconscious anxiety. He said I must have imagined my symptoms because no one could have survived and presented themselves as I did (sitting in his office holding a conversation with all the symptoms I supposedly have).I told him that these vaccines are injuring people and I told him to look at the evidence React 19 had compiled. He said someone else had told him to look at React 19, but he did not do so because he does not find the evidence credible. I felt he was narrow-minded and dismissive of the evidence. I asked for a nerve conduction test and he said he could do one if I wanted but that he did not expect anything to come out of it. I never saw him again.
It felt like this was the last straw and that no one was going to help me. I called the Covid Reaction Clinic and told them about the neurologist, but they told me that they are not there to give advice or treatment. They are just there to suggest another vaccine if the previous one had caused an adverse reaction. They also said the clinic was closing.
Still to this day I have not been officially diagnosed with anything linked to the vaccine. I have regular flare ups and I have tried all the protocols and diets. I am lucky to have a GP who is a good support and who I see regularly. He has given me some relief and helped me improve some of my symptoms, I have been taking Chinese herbs and other supplements.
The sleep section of my brain is not working and I can’t fall asleep naturally, even though I feel tired. I get seizure-like episodes if I go for more than 24 hours without sleep. To help me fall asleep, I take a pharma med, a strong sleep tea, naturopathic medicine, and a prescription-only melatonin tablet. My symptoms come and go in clusters. My gastroenteritis symptoms are better, but they appear sometimes for no particular reason, and I can’t eat without vomiting. My bladder still plays up, I still have cognitive problems, and the head pressure remains. I have seizures with only slight altitude changes and this makes flying or even driving up hills impossible. I have suspected mast cell activation and I am sensitive to sound and visual stimuli. My mother took five months off work to care for me, but she has had to return to work.
I also developed vision problems and I can’t focus my eyes. My vision is often blurry and I now have eye floaters. I also have pulsatile tinnitus.
The government is aware of what is happening to many people after this vaccine, but they do not care. I want it to acknowledge the damage these vaccines are doing. I want people to stop pushing these vaccines and to stop getting their kids and loved ones to have them. I originally told my story because I did not think I would survive and I wanted people to know. I have spent over $23,000 dollars on treatments and I am currently using alternative treatments to try and heal. With our injuries, progress is very slow and not linear. We have to fight every day, and it has been worse than hell for most of us.