I’m 20 years old and I was 19 when I got the jab. Prior to the jab, I was a very physically fit and healthy person. I had two full-time jobs and I also studied. I had a few previous health issues the last few years, but no doctors could distinguish what was going on. They thought it was Crohns, but I decided to stop testing after eight long months of being sick and try to heal myself naturally. After six months, I had healed myself to the point where I felt generally pretty good.
I then got a new job when NSW went into the really long lockdown. We didn’t have to get jabbed and it wasn’t mandatory until the government came out saying that’s what was required to stay open and fines will be given.
I had never even considered it. It has always been a no for me, originally because my body just can’t take much. And then I saw the reactions people were having to these jabs. I went to every doctor around me, but I couldn’t get an exemption. My work was prolonging it and trying to put it off until it was time to open back up to jabbed people. It was either I lose my job or I book in for the jab.
I decided to book in. I cared for and prepared my body as much as I could leading up to my appointment. I also decided the Astra Zeneca jab was the better one for me to get, if I were to get any, despite still not being okay with getting it.
I sat there crying as she injected the Astra Zeneca on the 19th of October, 2021. I instantly regretted it. Within 10 seconds, my whole body went hot and started to throb. My throat started to feel tingly and swollen. I told the nurse, and she advised me to take a deep breath. After 20 minutes, my throat didn’t feel as bad, but I was still hot and my joints started to ache. Everyone told me it was just in my head, so I ignored it.
I went home and went straight to bed because I was so upset with myself that I got it. I woke up at 2am with the most uncontrollable shivers and fever I have ever had. I like I was nearly fitting. Everything inside and outside of my body was aching. I was like this and in and out of sleep for the next five hours. I woke up the following morning at 10am. Exhausted, unable to move, I felt like I had been literally hit by a bus. I stayed in bed until the next day when I started getting a sore chest, dizziness and light-headedness
I went to the medical centre where I got the jab and they ran an ECG. The doctor told me to head to the hospital because I may have a blood clot. I went straight there with a letter from the doctor with my ECG results. They had me in the waiting area for 20 minutes before seeing me and running another ECG and a blood test. They put a cannula in my arm and sent me back to the waiting room. I was sitting there for another five hours, waiting by myself because they didn’t let anyone come with me. They also didn’t help me walk anywhere despite being dizzy, lightheaded and unable to walk in a straight line. They then called me in to say nothing was wrong and to go home.
I stayed in bed for another week. I was okay but felt generally unwell for the next month. After a month, my chest started to really hurt. I went to the gym for the first time since getting the jab, but after five minutes, I had to leave with the feeling that my heart and lungs were being squeezed.
I returned to the doctor, and he mentioned I did have a minor blood clot the first night I went to hospital. He thought it was weird no one told me and that I was sent home. So he did another ECG and referred me to a cardiologist. He put me on anti-inflammatory steroids until I got into the cardiologist. These worked and I felt good as long as I took them. If I missed one, I was back feeling like I was having a heart attack.
Every hospital trip leading up to my cardiologist, they told me it wasn’t the jab because I got Astra Zeneca and basically just sent me home every time saying I had nothing wrong and just had anxiety. I eventually saw the cardiologist and he said I had either pericarditis or myocarditis, as well as a heart murmur. He also mentioned it was quite common for him to see heart issues with both Pfizer and Astra Zeneca patients.
After doing an echocardiogram, he said I had pericarditis directly from the Astra Zeneca jab. He gave me more medication, and basically said if you are still sore after these, come back. I still never got anything on paper, and they insisted I then get the Pfizer jab because I had this reaction to the other! Obviously, I refused to get another jab.
I couldn’t even walk up the stairs in my house without having to stop halfway with an aching chest and lungs. So I felt like s*** every day, I was having pain between a 6 to a 9/10 at least once a day.
I ended up trying out a different route and I booked in to get some IV treatments at Ignite MediSpa, (@ignitemedispa) which is inside Wollongong private hospital. Dr Niro (@doctorniro) is the head doctor and undertakes the overall review, and he suggested what treatments I got done.
I got a vitamin drip first and felt okay afterwards. And then I went in for a second one to detox the heavy metals and toxins from my body. I felt like I was coming down with a cold for about two days. But ever since that second IV treatment, I have felt basically back to normal!!! I have a few days here and there that my heart gets sore, but it’s once every few weeks now, instead of every second of every day!
Which is so crazy because I wasn’t even able to go on a light walk, let alone exercise without my steroid puffer. I’m now able to go to the gym three times a week and can do a full weights session. But I am still easing back into more intensive workouts.