What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
It began with my feet feeling *weird.* couldn't really describe it. Numb wasn't exactly the word... they just felt weird and I couldn't get them warm. I then noticed they weren't cold to the touch, but I still had the sensation that they were freezing cold. Then came the burning. Iy yi yi... the burning was so intense that I would yell out, "My feet are on fire!"
There was no relief. Sitting down, elevating, hanging upside down, hot water soaks, cool water soaks (both soaks sometimes helped, but not much... and how am I gonna do that at work?), placing wet paper towels on every hot spot (they've since moved to my legs) and sitting under a ceiling fan made me look ridiculous, but sometimes helped.
I've also experienced blood pressure drops, heat intolerance, and I'm not sweating like I have previously.
I also have gut issues (always have, to a degree, but it's MUCH worse now)
The palms of my hands, at the base of both thumbs, turn purple when raised above my heart for more than a few minutes and when exposed to cold water, carrying a cold bottle of water, etc.
I'm single and have forced myself to go to work, on my feet ALL day, during these whole, long 22 months. Some days were absolutely excrutiating. I've had to lie down several times when my BP plummeted and I felt faint, light-headed, and confused. I have to carry salt with me at all times. It seems to be the quickest way to relieve this symptom.
It's all just been crazy. Most of my family thinks I've lost my marbles (though they won't say it to my face).
Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms
Which solutions were not helpful?
What would you like others to know?
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