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Kristen Trawitzki

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

I am a stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor (23 years ago) and have been healthy ever since. I’m a personal trainer and lived a healthy lifestyle . No medications or no health issues other than anemia

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

Within just a few hours of the first vaccine I could feel my pulse was racing I chalked it up to possibly anxiety or a temporary symptom. After the second vaccine a month later I was instantly sick with neurological issues, heart symptoms, and most importantly slow hemorrhage bleeding. My journey started with my family doctor which said I was fine, my oncologist then said I was fine, and that led me to see so many specialist. I am a year and a half out from the job and I’m only getting sicker each week. I have my own business and I have had to close down temporarily because I can’t even stand for more than two hours. My anemia kicked in, I now have pots syndrome, and myocarditis and many neurological issues that are unexplained. Every single doctor including the ER does not like me to talk about the vaccine and what it did to my body. My son reacted the same way just milder symptoms and my 77-year-old mom that is very healthy had myocarditis . I am the only one that has been suffering this long and all of my labs especially with the red blood cells are wonky yet every doctor just wants to brush it off as it’s stress or anxiety .

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Seriously the only two things that have been helping me is getting saline IV therapy which I’m having to pay out of pocket that is helping the pots syndrome unfortunately it’s typically only two or three days of feeling better and then it all comes back. I demanded a iron infusion my oncologist finally agreed I felt fantastic and had every symptom, which is over 30 every day every single symptom went away for a month then it’s come back. I am now fighting the doctor as I’m not deemed anemic on lab test anymore just iron deficiency but she will not give me another iron infusion and unfortunately I can’t pay out-of-pocket for it . Baby aspirin protocol is helping a bit with my pulse but nothing else has helped.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Prescription meds for the pots syndrome only made the symptoms worse, and unfortunately every doctor that I have seen which it’s been over 20 at this point only wants to treat me for menopause or anxiety and I do not have either!!!!

What would you like others to know?

I have always been incredibly in tune with my body and any positive or negative changes and my body reacts very quickly to any stress, medication or etc. I want people to know this is not in your head you are being gaslight it by the doctors.
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