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Maria Guetter

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

Before the covid vaccine I was very active with no health problems. I exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. I became pregnant with my second child in January 2021. I had a very healthy pregnancy and continued to exercise and strength train with a personal trainer right up until delivery in September 2021. I had a quick, all natural delivery that went beautifully, followed by a speedy recovery. I was back to exercising 6 weeks later and had regained most of my pre pregnancy strength within a few months. At the end of December 2021 I received my first vaccine dose (I had put this off due to the pregnancy), and everything changed quickly after that.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

By early January 2021, a few days after my second vaccine dose, I started experiencing joint and tendon pain all over my body. I developed debilitating plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis in both feet along with patella tendinitis in both knees. I could barely walk. Also started experiencing joint and tendon pain in the ankles, wrists, elbows and hands.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Daily dose of meloxicam 15mg with supplemental Tylenol has helped reduce pain symptoms. Night splints and custom orthotics have helped treat plantar fasciitis though it has not gone away as of September 2022

Which solutions were not helpful?

I did a round of prednisone hoping to reduce inflammation that did not work. Nothing has fully helped and I’ve learned to continue living with the constant pain and relying on pain medications to get through the day.
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