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Erin Mc

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

I was the happiest I'd ever been. In the best shape of my life, physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. I was a newlywed, traveling, working a successful career in biotech, surrounded by amazing family and friends. Very physically active, and enjoying yoga, running, hiking, snowboarding, cycling and walking our two golden retriever's. I had finally reached a point in my life that things were exactly as I had always wanted.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

The day I received the Janssen COVID vaccine, my body started to ache from head to toe. My husband said I seemed very confused. The swelling started right away. I felt such tremendous pressure in my pelvis. I kept saying something is very wrong. My period came early with blood clots. (My cycle still comes every 2 weeks now.)

By the time I went to the ER a few weeks later, I was 4 hours away on a business trip. My stomach was so swollen I looked six months pregnant. I was unable to urinate, vomiting and very confused. They did a vaginal and pelvic ultrasound, CT scan and bloodwork. Everything came back inconclusive/normal. When I checked in, I told them I feel like I’m about to give birth to my internal organs, I felt like I needed to push. I’ve never felt this way before, complete with vaginal dryness and intense pelvic pain.

Since then I have had debilitating narcolepsy-like fatigue/chronic insomnia, sleeping 12 to 14 hours per day (and waking up at least 6-7 times per night, often lying awake for hours). I have poor sleep quality now, per my sleep study. I take a 2-3 hour nap during the day most days. I have heightened anxiety, nervousness and irritability. I startle easily.

I have muscle weakness, stiffness and rigidness. I have been an athlete my entire life and this has been agonizing, both physically, mentally and emotionally. I get flares of pain from head to toe lasting weeks at a time, with little reprieve. The pain in my head, neck and shoulders is constant. My masseuse says my muscles feel like one big rock, and she can’t get them to relax.

My brain felt like it was on fire at all times. Decreased concentration, loss of memory, head pressure and pain. Like I had permanent brain damage, or early onset dementia. I forgot entire conversations, repeat myself. I got so frustrated doing everyday tasks. I used to enjoy reading, now I can barely read a few pages without falling asleep, getting blurred vision, or becoming easily distracted. My optometrist said my reading glasses prescription has changed drastically since my last pair. Much of the time, my eyes can’t focus, and get so much worse at night.

My hashimoto's thyroiditis (since initial diagnosis in 2008) has flared for the first time. My TPO antibodies went from 200 to 1435 after the vaccine. I now have diagnosed adrenal insufficiency and low cortisol. Diagnosed with mast cell activation syndrome. Very sensitive to stress, cold, hot, lack of sleep and most medications will cause a flare, pain and dizziness. I also have swollen lymph nodes.

I also have chest tightness and palpitations that comes and goes.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Yoga and meditation, walks in nature, epsom salt baths, home massager, lymphatic massage, Low dose naltrexone, titration in thyroid meds T3 & T4, vitamin B, D & C. Sam-E, Co Q 10, ashwaganda, zinc, DHEA, melatonin, Bemer PEMF mat, seeing a doctor who knows vaccine injuries are REAL:) I have made SIGNIFICANT progress in my healing journey, but still have a long way to go. It has also helped to connect with others around the world with a similar experience. I am determined to use my suffering to help others and stop this insane corruption.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Adderall. I took it in the beginning to keep going and stay alert. It made my muscles burn SO badly and exasperated all of my symptoms.

What would you like others to know?

McDonalds and mandates are NOT how safe and efficacious drugs are marketed to patients. Silencing, censoring, threatening doctors and controlling the narrative is NOT science. Adverse events are typically very much part of the discussion when giving informed consent. A package insert contains vital information such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, half life of a drug, and clinical trial information to include serious adverse events and deaths. There is no PI!! If we have not been given proper informed consent, how can we make an educated decision around risk vs benefit? I've never had a reaction to any vaccine before. If they lied to us about stopping transmission and infection, what else are they lying about? I have lost all faith in the politicians and governmental agencies that are supposed to protect us.
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