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I am a healthy 54-year-old single woman and have had no real health issues other than an occasional headache. If I had a headache, I could take a Panadol and the next day would wake up with no problems. 

I only decided to have the jab because my work mandated it and I was told I had to have it by the 1st of February, 2022. On the day of the jab, I wrote on the form that I was not taking it voluntarily, but no-one took any notice of that. Apparently, you need to consent and say you are volunteering. The pharmacy nurse empathised with me but gave me the jab anyway. I received the first Moderna jab on the 2nd of January,2022 (left arm). I felt okay immediately after. Later that day, my arm became sore, but it was nothing major. The next morning, I woke up with a headache, so I took a Panadol. The headache, however, did not ease at all.

I visited the doctor. He gave me a medical certificate for two days off work and told me to rest. He wrote on the medical certificate that the headache was due to the Moderna Covid jab. He told me that I was the second person that day that had seen him who was suffering from the same type of headache and that this person had also received the Moderna jab. I didn’t want my workplace to know that I had had the jab as they were being so demanding, and I wanted to hold out. In the end, 300 odd people were terminated from my workplace. 

Unfortunately, the doctor agreed, and he rewrote the certificate, something that I regret to this day. It was a vital piece of evidence of a doctor making the connection between the jab and my symptoms, which is rare! The headaches never dissipated, and the doctor just told me to alternate Panadol with Nurofen, but that didn’t help.

I work at a computer all day long and the continuous headaches were very hard to handle. I had periodic days off as well as the occasional couple of days off with a medical certificate from my doctor.

I also had to finish work early on a few days during January when the headaches were unbearable. No one can see your headache as opposed to a physical injury, so it was difficult taking time off and I felt judged. The doctor recommended that I delay the second jab and my workplace only approved this if I provided them with a definite date. I went in on the weekend to give myself some recovery time if needed. I felt apprehensive due to my continuous headaches persisting from the first jab and again stated that I was only getting this jab due to the mandates. I mentioned my symptoms after the first jab and the nurse stated that typically “only one jab gave anyone any issues”.

I received the second Moderna jab on the 12th of February 2022 and it was immediately followed by an even worse headache. I took Panadol and on Monday went back to the medical clinic and saw a different doctor. He was the poster boy for the Covid jabs and completely dismissed my headaches as jab related. He said that “no way” was this related and that he had ‘never’ heard of anyone being sick from the Covid jabs. This was a blatant lie as the nurses at the clinic knew my circumstances and one of them said that her second Moderna jab had given her incredibly high blood pressure. She had to leave work at the clinic that day as a result and this doctor must have been aware of this. 

I returned to the doctor repeatedly with continuous headaches and again had to take days off. He recommended I take Hydralyte for dehydration, but I already regularly drank a lot of water. I continued to complain of a continuous thumping headache. The doctor then recommended that I see a physio as he believed that my neck was causing the headaches.

After three or four sessions, the physio said nothing was helping me and he sent me back to the doctor with a letter stating that the doctor needed to investigate the issue further. This was when the doctor relented and sent me for a CAT scan, but it came back normal. He was very vague and dismissive about it all and wanted me to continue with the physio exercises and some anti-inflammatories, even though the physio had stated that nothing he was doing was working.

In March, my mental health took a dive as I wasn’t getting anywhere with the headaches in terms of treatment. The continuous headaches impacted my mental state as well and work suggested that I have counselling. My memory worsened, too. Even driving to a well-known location was difficult as I would forget the directions. One day, I couldn’t even remember the location of my friend’s house, which was really upsetting. I now have to write lists and re-read information at work that I’ve known for years. It is affecting my outlook, personality, and demeanour. I am struggling with other people’s reactions to me as well. Fortunately, my team leader gave me an easier task to do at work and this was really helpful. Her manager wasn’t happy with this outcome, though.

I waited to see the original doctor again as the Covid poster boy was not helping me. This doctor recommended I stop taking the anti-inflammatories as they were not good for my stomach. I went onto anti-depressants and saw a counsellor through work. This has helped my mental health and I am feeling better about my situation, even though the continuous, low-level headaches remain to this day. The second doctor gave me a referral to a neurologist and I saw him in April. I have new medication to take when the headaches are really bad. The neurologist sent me for an MRI, but it came back normal. I have a high pain threshold and I don’t like taking medication, but I have had no answers after five months. I need to keep working as I am single and can’t rely on anyone else. Work hasn’t pushed the booster and I won’t be having it. Quite a few of my colleagues feel the same and are not going back for the third jab. I have further appointments with my neurologist.

I am a healthy 54-year-old single woman and have had no real health issues other than an occasional headache. If I had a headache, I could take a Panadol and the next day would wake up with no problems. 

I only decided to have the jab because my work mandated it and I was told I had to have it by the 1st of February, 2022. On the day of the jab, I wrote on the form that I was not taking it voluntarily, but no-one took any notice of that. Apparently, you need to consent and say you are volunteering. The pharmacy nurse empathised with me but gave me the jab anyway. I received the first Moderna jab on the 2nd of January,2022 (left arm). I felt okay immediately after. Later that day, my arm became sore, but it was nothing major. The next morning, I woke up with a headache, so I took a Panadol. The headache, however, did not ease at all.

I visited the doctor. He gave me a medical certificate for two days off work and told me to rest. He wrote on the medical certificate that the headache was due to the Moderna Covid jab. He told me that I was the second person that day that had seen him who was suffering from the same type of headache and that this person had also received the Moderna jab. I didn’t want my workplace to know that I had had the jab as they were being so demanding, and I wanted to hold out. In the end, 300 odd people were terminated from my workplace. 

Unfortunately, the doctor agreed, and he rewrote the certificate, something that I regret to this day. It was a vital piece of evidence of a doctor making the connection between the jab and my symptoms, which is rare! The headaches never dissipated, and the doctor just told me to alternate Panadol with Nurofen, but that didn’t help.

I work at a computer all day long and the continuous headaches were very hard to handle. I had periodic days off as well as the occasional couple of days off with a medical certificate from my doctor.

I also had to finish work early on a few days during January when the headaches were unbearable. No one can see your headache as opposed to a physical injury, so it was difficult taking time off and I felt judged. The doctor recommended that I delay the second jab and my workplace only approved this if I provided them with a definite date. I went in on the weekend to give myself some recovery time if needed. I felt apprehensive due to my continuous headaches persisting from the first jab and again stated that I was only getting this jab due to the mandates. I mentioned my symptoms after the first jab and the nurse stated that typically “only one jab gave anyone any issues”.

I received the second Moderna jab on the 12th of February 2022 and it was immediately followed by an even worse headache. I took Panadol and on Monday went back to the medical clinic and saw a different doctor. He was the poster boy for the Covid jabs and completely dismissed my headaches as jab related. He said that “no way” was this related and that he had ‘never’ heard of anyone being sick from the Covid jabs. This was a blatant lie as the nurses at the clinic knew my circumstances and one of them said that her second Moderna jab had given her incredibly high blood pressure. She had to leave work at the clinic that day as a result and this doctor must have been aware of this. 

I returned to the doctor repeatedly with continuous headaches and again had to take days off. He recommended I take Hydralyte for dehydration, but I already regularly drank a lot of water. I continued to complain of a continuous thumping headache. The doctor then recommended that I see a physio as he believed that my neck was causing the headaches.

After three or four sessions, the physio said nothing was helping me and he sent me back to the doctor with a letter stating that the doctor needed to investigate the issue further. This was when the doctor relented and sent me for a CAT scan, but it came back normal. He was very vague and dismissive about it all and wanted me to continue with the physio exercises and some anti-inflammatories, even though the physio had stated that nothing he was doing was working.

In March, my mental health took a dive as I wasn’t getting anywhere with the headaches in terms of treatment. The continuous headaches impacted my mental state as well and work suggested that I have counselling. My memory worsened, too. Even driving to a well-known location was difficult as I would forget the directions. One day, I couldn’t even remember the location of my friend’s house, which was really upsetting. I now have to write lists and re-read information at work that I’ve known for years. It is affecting my outlook, personality, and demeanour. I am struggling with other people’s reactions to me as well. Fortunately, my team leader gave me an easier task to do at work and this was really helpful. Her manager wasn’t happy with this outcome, though.

I waited to see the original doctor again as the Covid poster boy was not helping me. This doctor recommended I stop taking the anti-inflammatories as they were not good for my stomach. I went onto anti-depressants and saw a counsellor through work. This has helped my mental health and I am feeling better about my situation, even though the continuous, low-level headaches remain to this day. The second doctor gave me a referral to a neurologist and I saw him in April. I have new medication to take when the headaches are really bad. The neurologist sent me for an MRI, but it came back normal. I have a high pain threshold and I don’t like taking medication, but I have had no answers after five months. I need to keep working as I am single and can’t rely on anyone else. Work hasn’t pushed the booster and I won’t be having it. Quite a few of my colleagues feel the same and are not going back for the third jab. I have further appointments with my neurologist.

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