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John Agresta


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

Healthy, enjoyable, productive, fun. I was attending my sophomore year at college doing well in school, making friends, socializing, exercising, doing all of the typical college-age male activities. I was healthy, active and happy.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

On Nov. 9-10, 2021 I had extreme chest pain, like nothing I've ever had before. I called my mom in the middle of the night, scared about the symptoms and pain I was experiencing. I went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with myocarditis and pericarditis. My troponin level was very high. I was given morphine for pain and kept in the hospital for two days. The staff did fill out a VAERS report but I have never heard anything further regarding that report. I was given a prescription for ibuprofen and colchicine. I was instructed to follow up with a cardiologist and have an echocardiogram during December. After leaving the hospital I experienced heart palpitations, weird heart racing, heavy beating, etc... I mentioned this to the cardiologist at a follow up visit. I wore a heart monitor for two days and was told the readings were normal. I had an echocardiogram at the end of Dec. 2021 and was told it was normal. I started seeing another cardiologist closer to my home in January 2022. I told him of my weird heart beats, pounding, and now feeling like I couldn't get a deep breath. He had me wear a heart monitor for a couple of days and again I was told the results were find. He ordered an exercise stress test and told me to see a pulmonologist which I did in Feb. 2022. I did both of these and was told everything was normal on the exercise stress test and the testing by the pulmonologist. In March I continued to have weird heart pounding and pain in my chest. I was home for spring break and I did start taking supplements that could help with vaccine injury. I tried to go back to college but the chest pains and heart pounding got worse. I came home to stay with my parents. On March 20, 2022 I was in so much pain and felt like I couldn't breath. I went to the emergency room but was told that all of the lab work and EKG readings were normal so I was sent home. I continued to have chest pain, heart pounding, and now fatigue. Over the next few weeks I went to the ER three more times. Once I was admitted but the hospital staff said my symptoms were anxiety related and suggested I go to pain management. The cardiologist I had been seeing was no help to me at all. He advised that I go to see a neurologist about possible dysautomonia. I have recently (April 2022) seen a neurologist and I have an MRI scheduled for this coming Saturday May 7, 2022. I am now having heads pains, ear ringing, dripping or wet feelings under my skin in addition to the chest pains, heart pounding, and fatigue. I have been to see a doctor that believes in vaccine injury and I have been prescribed ivermectin, naltrexone, and hydroxychloroquine. I've also had several UV oxygen, IV treatments at their office. I continue to take supplements that are recommended for vaccine injury. I recently saw a functional doctor and cardiologist. He believes because I had JIA (Juvenille Idiopathic Arthritis) as a child that I would have been exempt from getting the vaccine and that it was poison to my body. He has not yet given me recommendations for my symptoms. I continue to feel horrible everyday.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Nothing has helped my symptoms yet. When I have pain I lay down and use ice or heat. I feel best when I am lying down so I stay in bed a lot. I would love to hear what solutions are helping others deal with their symptoms. So far nothing is helping me and my symptoms continue to add up.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Nothing that I have tried has been helpful yet. I did feel like I felt a little better earlier this week which was after my second dose of hydroxychloroquine. However, that relief was short lived and my symptoms have all resumed.

What would you like others to know?

I would like for others and myself to be told the truth about the cause of our symptoms. I would like for us to know what can help us recover and resume our lives. I would like for the public to know what is happening to people from the vaccine. I would like for everyone responsible for pushing the vaccine to be held accountable for all of the injury that it has cause.
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