What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
In the first year, my primary symptoms included serious fatigue (exhaustion, really), dizziness, headaches, heart palpitations, shortness of breath. My doctor suggested tracking my heart rate and I began using a Fitbit to gather data at night and discovered that I often had spikes in my heart rate and breathing rates at night--not every night, but periodically with no clear pattern. I was desperate for help in April 2022 with no help forthcoming from my HMO but was able to connect with Dr Kory's clinic. Through a combination of pharmaceuticals (Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine) and numerous supplements I experienced significant improvement in acute symptoms. I continue to work with Dr. Kory's clinic while my HMO continues to send me to specialists who appear to assume that the vaccine had no contribution. Tests are always negative (cardiology, lung specialist, rheumatology). Now they want me to go to a sleep clinic, but I find it exhausting chasing after symptoms with no acknowledgement of the likely underlying cause. I thought I was moving toward getting my full health back, but I new symptoms have shown up in recent months: chronic fevers that go as high as 102, but is typically between 100 and 101; joint pain, diagnosed as likely micro clotting by Dr. Kory's clinic; tongue lesions; itchy rash on my right leg; and a return of the chronic fatigue and shortness of breath on a daily basis.
Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms
Which solutions were not helpful?
What would you like others to know?
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