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Anne Griffin

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

I had some issues with my kidneys and took Fludrocortisone and lots of salt which I still take, but could function normally.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

I collapsed a week after the 2nd shot and was sent to a cardiologist where they did lots of tests including an echocardiagram and treadmill test and everything came up normal. In October 1st of 2021, I collapsed again. I had the booster on November 16th and started collapsing at least once a week.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

in December, I had a telephone appointment with my kidney specialist (the one that prescribed the Fludrocortisone) and he had me take my blood pressure and heartbeat repeatedly while lying and standing. He then said I probably had POTS and contacted my cardiologist to suggest Midodrene, which has helped me. I'm also taking six salt tablets a day.

What would you like others to know?

If you have any health issues, please do some research before taking any of the Covid vaccines.
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