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Lydia Frasca

Tagged with: Head Pain, Brain Fog,

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

I am 48 years old. I was very active, exercised and took classes regularly. Very fit and healthy. Don't smoke, drink and a vegetarian. I am the type of person that would try essential oils to try to relieve pain than take meds.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

I recieved my 1st dose 3/12/21( My 2nd dosage was 4/12/21 and 3rd 11/23/21. ) and within 5 weeks started to have leg twitches that started to become left side nerve pain from hip to above knee. It started to gradually get worse. It takes a lot for me to go to a doctor. Therefore I didn't seek treatment until November 2021. By then the pain was pretty much constant but worse in the early morning and at night. I seeked help from my family doctor who referred me to a back and pain doctor, I regularly went to a chiropractor and now see a neurologist. I honestly thought I was going crazy with the symptoms I was having. All the doctor's were quick to dismiss my symptoms and tell me it was due to back pain.I even had cortisone injections but the pain remained. 4/18/22, I went to the ER thinking I was having a stroke. The nerve pain in my leg started to travel up to the entire left side to above my ear. My face/ head, feels like numbing crawling sensations with a pain that was similar to someone squeezing my brain. The hospital took a CT scan and it showed no signs of a stroke and left me with no answers to why I still continue to have this pain regularly from knee to head. I also experience light sensitivity and am not able to drive at night. There are times I have to wear sunglasses because the car light hurt my eyes. I had Covid on 6/27. this virus caused my nerve pain to get 1000% worse that it made me think that it can be all linked.

I had to include that I am originally from NJ and moved to Florida Feb2022. I was also delayed with going to the doctors because of the lack of time that comes with selling your house, packing, renting and finally finding a home in Florida. This is an attributing factor as to why I lived with the pain for 1 1/2 years and have always had lower back pain since my late 30's.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

I am still seeking solutions. The pain doctor prescribed me Pregabalin, 100 MG 3x per day, Baclofen, 10 MG 2x per day. It only relieves about 50% of the nerve pain. when walking, I have to stop because My leg feels so weird when the pain starts and I feel like I will lose balance and fall. The pain also makes me very nervous when I drive even though its on the left leg that I don't use for driving. The shooting pain can be overwhelming

Which solutions were not helpful?

I feel like I wasted all my time trying to find the solution to my nerve pain and still want answers.

What would you like others to know?

Today, I spoke with someone who was also having the same symptoms and made me feel so relieved. They told me about this website and I just wanted to tell my story. If it is indeed caused my the vaccine, I want them to know that it can cause people to have lasting nerve pain. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would have still recieved the 3 vaccines. I do have video's of the twitching but am unable to attach due to the size.
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