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Joel Barthel

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

Before my shot I was extremely active. I ran numerous 5k, 10k, Half -marathons, and even the Chicago Marathon. I worked out 4-5 times a week. I ate healthy and weighed about 190lbs.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

I started having headaches shortly after my first shot. They continued after my second shot. I have never in my life had issues with migraines till now. I becam very tired. I was unable to complete simple runs of 3-4 miles. I deteriorated throughout the summer and was struggling to work out at all. Brain fog, shortness of breathe, fatigue and awful migraines persisted.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Nothing I did could make my symptoms go away. They would happen in the middle of the day and even wake me up at night.

What would you like others to know?

I no longer could take the pain. On October 8, 2021 my wife talked me into going into the immediate care clinic. Due to how I was presenting they sent me to the ER. In the ER they did a CT of my brain and found a massive blood clot from my sigmoid sinus through my transverse to my jugular vein. I had a occlusive blood clot over 5 inches in length. I was in the hospital ICU for 8 days. They also found trauma to my heart. I have a world renown neurosurgeon, hematologist, and invasive cardiologist. They ran every test in the world on me. Everything came back negative. They told me they have no other explanation than the vaccine. They wrote me a letter that stated I was not allowed to take any more booster shots regardless of the mandates. I still to this day cannot work out. I am now 230lbs. It is very difficult as I have lost everything and nobody has answers.
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