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Jeffrey Stevens

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

I was healthy, active, engaged in work and basically a normal 47 yo male.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

After first vaccine, within 5 minutes I got clammy, and somewhat dizzy. Felt like I would vomit on the 5 minute drive home. Got a headache within an hour which would not respond to Tylenol or ibuprofen. The headache got progressively worse. I started having to pee about every 20 minutes at about day 6 or 7. Felt like I was going to black out several times. Went to urgent care on about day 10 and had very elevated blood pressure. 170s over 105ish. The ER swabbed me for COVID and told me I tested positive even though I had no illness symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, etc. My symptoms were persistent for roughly a month and a half. I changed to a very clean diet, walked and jogged almost daily, increased resistance training, etc and was starting to feel normal again. Then I had to get the 2nd dose on 12/9/21. Since then I've had constant parasthesia in my face and sides of scalp, moments of tachycardia that have become more frequent, episodic urinary frequency with spikes in blood pressure, and have lost over 20 pounds. I was 193 lbs prior to first vaccine and now weigh right around 170-173 lbs depending on the day. Ive had blood and urine tests, a kidney ultrasound, EKG, holter monitor, Abdominal CT which have all come back basically normal. The Holter test showed a few episodes of SVT for 7-8 beats per minute.

I am looking for solutions as I'm struggling day to day and having a hard time working. I am a Finance Director at a large health system and my job is fairly demanding. I just want to find something to at least get back to 80% normal.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Deep breathing seems to somewhat help at times. Walking seems to help sometimes. I've also noticed that liquid IV hydration packs will lessen symptoms. Unfortunately, the symptoms return and I'm convinced it is a neurlogical/autoimmune disfunction.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Hard to say.
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