What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
I had Covid end of November, beginning of December. I was released back to work 12-6-2020. The VA told me it was safe to have my vaccine less than 3 weeks following severe illness and administered vaccine. I had my first doctor visit complaining of weakness between my first and second vaccine and extreme hair loss. The VA administered second vaccine on 1/21/2021 and it put me in urgent care here at the VA with idiosyncratic reaction, same symptoms of anaphylaxis, but instead of blood pressure bottoming out, it went extremely high and my throat and chest felt like they were closing and I got dizzy. Since this happening, I have been diagnosed with Common Variant Immune Deficiency and am on weekly IGG infusions, Long Covid (myalgic encephalitis), anemia, inflammatory arthritis with knots that have developed in all of my joints, loss of cartilage behind right knee, uncontrollable crying spells that I absolutely have no control over, calf muscles flutter, shooting pains down my legs, COPD-inflammatory problems with lungs, so much swelling in my head that people talking makes my ears pop or turning my head makes my whole head pop and crack. Feel like I am dying slowly and I know that sounds terrible, but I legitimately feel like that is what is going on. Muscle weakness started between first and second shots and then progressively got worse with time and new symptoms began to appear.
Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms
Which solutions were not helpful?
What would you like others to know?
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