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Brenda Streeter

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

Active, happy, hobbies, arts & crafts, didn't let my health issues define me, self-sufficient. Life was good. I had recently bought my home with land, got a dog, did yard work, plants.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

(I received my 2nd Pfizer 06/04/2021) Then I got my 2nd Pfizer vaccine & within hours I had a huge knot at the injection site. I figured it would be gone by morning. When I awoke I could hardly raise my arms. Under my arm pits was swollen & painful. I could barely raise my arms up. I took my dog out for a walk & had difficulties gripping the doorknob to open it. I have food, drug & environmental allergies & knew I was having an adverse reaction to the vaccine. When I came in & made breakfast I could barely grip my fork or raise my hand to my mouth. I got on my computer & went to the CDC site & information said to call my PCP if the symptoms hadn't changed within 3 to 5 days. I did & was dismissed as far as the adverse event goes. I got a Covid test days later as my symptoms had worsened. I started having serious upper respatory issues with chronic cough. I now had multiple rashes, painful, burning, peeling from head to toe. My lymph node's were swelling more from my neck to ankles. Nausea began, light headiness. I lost my appetite, started feeling weak. I called my PCP, I was scheduled for X-rays, C T with & without contrast. No pneumonia or blood clots . I was scheduled with my Pulmanolist & Cardiologist. There was very little change with either Dr. since my last visit. By now I have started having Neurological issues. I got a telahealth with my PCP. She tel l s me she doesn't know what to do with me & I shou.d see a therapist. I believe she was saying I was a hypochondriac. Totally dismissing my body attacking itself. I started researching for vitamins & herbs for healing. I am sure these supplements have kept me alive. I am disabled now, can't enjoy walks with my dog or able to do my chores as normal. I was a very happy, self-sufficient & now struggle doing the least of things. I also developed multiple rashes, my toe nails are falling off, my hair is falling out & skin scaling etc. I could go on & on. My body is attacking itself & I have lost my quality of life. My PCP has failed me & I feel alone & hopeless with no where to turn or anyone to help me! My quality of life has declined dramatically. Desperately seeking help to return to my former lifestyle. Does anyone know why my Dr didn't help me? Is it politics of not deferring others from getting the vaccine? This is unethical treatment for the patients who are vaccine injured by doing the patriotic duty? 10 months later I'm still suffering & disabled. From 06/04/2021 to now! I've had the blackbox reaction before but this is the worst. Most likely because my PCP refused to accept this was a Blackbox reaction since it was just hours after the vaccine.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Immune boosting vitamins, herbal oils for lymphatic drainage, adrenal support, CBD & Hemp oil for pain, Ashwaganda for the nervous system, Hemp bath & body products, Biofreeze for muscle aches. All RAW & Organic products. Aleve for pain.

Which solutions were not helpful?

I was never offered any medical help. I did all l the test, saw my specialist. No medical help.

What would you like others to know?

There is no excuse in the 21st Century for a human being to suffer & loose their quality of life! To be dismissed & labeled. This is Medical negligence & should be malpractice. That's just me because I am still suffering & my PCP has allowed it. I am frightened & very angry & cheated out of 10 months of a productive life. This has been a total nightmare & disappointment in my former PCP

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