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Jennifer Korn

Tagged with:Paraesthesias

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

Active. Loved hiking and outdoor activities. I have a basement woodshop where I built cabinets and molding and other projects. I also painted pastel children’s portraits.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

4 days after vaccine I had pain and numbness that started in my feet and spread up legs to hands, arms, back and face. Had difficulty with balance. 2/7/21 was admitted to hospital and given spinal tap. Was given 5 day infusion of IVIG and sent home. Was better for 3 weeks but still had minor leg weakness and fatigue. Neuropathy came back and now almost 2 years later i can do very little, no woodwork or painting, i cannot take even a short walk. Tinnitus started about month 3 and ebbs and flows

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

I am taking gabapentin 1800mg a day and that keeps the pain at bay but does not make me functional. I just started weekly IVIG two months ago and so far am not noticing any real improvement

Which solutions were not helpful?

Kefir Gluten free Sugar free Nicotinamide riboside

What would you like others to know?

I had covid in Jan of 2022 and symptoms got worse
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