Accessibility Tools

Skip to main content

Carrie Cantrell

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

Happy, strong, healthy, successful, social, active.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

Upon receiving my first Pfizer Covid 19 vaccination, my arm swelled and there was a large whelp at the injection site. I began feeling worse and fatigued. On the 9th day, I told my partner something is really wrong and to call 911. I arrived to the ER and was immediately rushed to ICU. Initially, I was diagnosed with Transaminitis, Acute Liver Failure, Elevated INR, Hypoglycemia, Increased Ammonia Level, Bandemia, Septic Shock, Nausea, Vomiting and Hyperbilirubinemia. I was transferred by Care flite to another hospital for a higher level of care before ending up at a third hospital where I spent 10 days in ICU. I was told that I would not leave the hospital without a liver transplant. Additional diagnoses were added-Hepatic encephalopathy, Volume overload, AKI (acute kidney injury) (HCC), Anemia, Scleral icterus, Elevated LFTs, Tinnitus and Migraines. I ended up leaving the hospital without a liver transplant but have suffered immensely with ongoing health issues including Sjogren's, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases etc.. I suffer from severe Tinnitus 24/7, which has ruined my life.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Medications received in ICU and complete flush of all fluids and toxins from my body helped me recover from Acute Liver Failure.

Which solutions were not helpful?

All of the different medications prescribed by different doctors and specialists for ongoing health problems since the vaccine. Hearing aids to help Tinnitus, which I returned because it made Tinnitus worse.

What would you like others to know?

I did not have these health issues before I was vaccinated.
  • I certify that the statements made in the above submission are true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.
  • I agree to allow React 19 to share my testimonial publicly on its website, social media, or webinar platforms. I further understand that my testimonial will be posted publicly and React 19 cannot prevent third-parties from sharing it once public.
  • I agree to notify React 19 immediately should I discover inaccuracies in my testimonial in order to maintain the integrity of React 19's advocacy platform.
The individual experience shared above is offered for informational purposes only. React19 neither endorses nor recommends any treatment(s) noted therein. React19 does not diagnose medical conditions, offer treatment advice, treat illnesses, or prescribe medicine or drugs. It is strongly recommended that, prior to acting upon any information gleaned from a shared experience, you first consult a physician.