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Amanda Miller

What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?

I was relatively healthy, athletic, had no issues. I really haven’t been sick many times in my life.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

April 30, 2021 I woke up in the night ~3am with numbness in my arms & a severe tingling “swirling” sensation in my solar plexus. It ended up causing me to go into a panic. I shook until the adrenaline wore off. I didn’t have any other symptoms until May 23, 2021 where I again woke up in the night from numbness but the swirling tingling wasn’t present. I felt terrible & made myself throw up, which was probably a bad idea. However, after that my heart *pounded* in my neck chest head ears & primarily after eating I would get soo much pain & tinnitus. It started to calm down. Upper endoscopy & echocardiogram came back normal. However now my tinnitus is 24/7 & my heart still pounds. Not tachycardia but pot’s & dysautonomia as well as itching after eating. It’s all terrible but the hardest part is my nervous system shutting down if I want to work out. It makes me feel like I’m “short circuiting” is the best way I know how to describe it. I feel like I have to fight off panic & I’m very fatigued. Just want treatment & relief.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Eating pizza, drinking wine, or having ice cream seems to increase the pounding. Tinnitus I can only use sleep apps. I’m just learning about hyperbaric O2 treatments & IVIG, both of which I don’t know will help me.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Hypnosis when they told me it was an “anxiety reaction”, acupuncture, although I only did it ~10 times. Propranolol - gave me nightmares.

What would you like others to know?

That this group exists & people have the same reaction as you. You are not crazy & you can get help to feel better. At least that’s what I’m trying to tell myself.
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