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Leslie Busichio

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

I have been living with mild auto immune issues. Hashiomoto's, Alopecia, and Vitilego. I also have had irritable bowel syndrome for over 30 years which was under control with some episodes. My husband and I have owned a compounding pharmacy for over 30 years. I was an avid golfer 3 to 4 times a week during the golf season. I could walk several miles at a time. I had endless energy even during menopause.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

Three days after the 2nd Pfizer vaccine, first just arm soreness, I developed a hormone rage. Night sweats, flushing up and down my body, up my neck, and tingling in the back and top of my head as well as down the jaw and lips. I had a rapid heart beat, and increase blood pressure. (Normal was 90 over 60). I was having panic attacks, anxiety, and depression. The night sweats did subside, but the flushing up my back and tingling in the head continued for almost a year. I started to have nausea and digestive issues as well. Every time I ate I would have continuos belching, nausea, and pain in the upper stomach area. After 6 months I developed chronic headaches in the front portion , over the eyebrows, temples, and behind the eyes and jaw line. The tingling and flushing came to an end after about 1 year. I was 88 pounds, normally 106, and after being put on Protonix, the digestive problem to resolve. I also developed bronchiectasis, thickening of the walls of the lungs. After 2 CT scans things have improved though not gone. I did have one episode of spitting up blood, went to the ER , that's where this was discovered. 17 months later I continue to have chronic headaches, and periodic nausea.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

I believe time has really been the only thing that has helped. I have tried many medications for the headaches, only one old drug Midrin, which we compound has helped headaches ,but can only take that 3 times a week. My neurologist wants me to try botox for the headaches at this point. I am not sure if the Protonix has helped, but I continue to take it.

Which solutions were not helpful?

I have been on several protocols of statins, aspirin, maravoric, . I could not tolerate them, and eventually once I could stay on for 6 weeks, nothing helped my headaches.

What would you like others to know?

If you have any auto immune issues I believe you are at risk for covid vaccine injury
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