I’m an 18 year old and I got my first Pfizer vaccine on the 29th September 2021. Before the vaccination I was a disability support worker. I’ve always struggled with low energy but that’s about it. I worked four days a week and went out every weekend. I was fairly active and healthy and never home. I was always doing something!
I wasn’t going to get the vaccination, but then I had to travel overseas for something very important. I was getting an exemption to travel as it was before borders opened and it was for something that very important to me. I was fine after the vaccination, not even a sore arm. But exactly two weeks later I was curled in a foetal position for hours with painfully bad chest pain. I went to the GP who did blood tests and an ECG. The ECG was normal (at this time) but my D-Dimer was elevated, so I was taken for a CT scan of lungs No blood clots showed (but this doesn’t mean there were none) so I was sent home.
I was in so much pain and could barely move, so Mum took me to the hospital. Here my ECG was abnormal and they had told me I had pericarditis due to the vaccine, but they refused to write it on paper. After a couple nights in the hospital I was told to take Panadol and have a couple weeks off work that I’d be fine. After this, I got a live blood analysis and
it showed that my blood was micro clotting, which isn’t enough clotting to show up on the scans. Fast track to 1st November when I started having seizures, slurry speech, blurred vision, losing the feelings in my legs and collapsing and not being able to move at all.
Dad would have to help me move around and mum would sometimes have to hand feed me water. Enough was enough, so I went back to hospital and had to FIGHT with the doctor to admit me. I was admitted into the Neurological ward. They said I have a lot of non-specific symptoms but my head CT was normal so they sent me home.
I still get chest pain every now and then and now I’m starting to get shaky and more blurry vision and migraines, as well as seizure-like activity. But the worst pain that I still get is abdominal pain. I had never had this until the vaccination. I take a lot of natural medicines to help me and without it I would be so much worse. I’ve come a long way, but I still can’t work. I can’t travel as I’m not getting the second vaccination and has been absolutely devastating for me. My whole life has turned upside down.
I spend most my days in bed and when I do go out I can’t be out for too long. I have days where I feel absolutely fine and I can do quite a bit and some days I feel like my health is going backwards again. I take natural blood thinners and when I run out of these, I’m in so much pain. That shows my blood is still clotting.
I’m nowhere near where I used to be and am so scared I’ll never get to that point again. I had some really amazing life changing things to look forward to, but unfortunately they have all been affected because of this. I’m a LOT better than I was but still feel so sick and I’m absolutely SICK of it. Not working has added so much stress on top of my health so it’s very hard to maintain a positive mindset. But I’m trying…