A.P. – Virginia
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I was a perfectly healthy 37 year old before I got my first dose of Pfizer on July 15th.
Immediately, I felt flushed and felt something so strange, I can't describe it in words. I didn't want to be a drama queen so I didn't say anything and chalked it up to anxiety. I felt better in about 30 seconds after inoculation.
I went on my way and 24 hours later, i noticed my heart was racing while I was sitting down eating dinner. I thought it was the immune response and went to bed. The next day at work, I had uncontrollable sweating, shaking, tachycardia, and dizziness. Figured it was just the kick ass immune response but was concerned about my heart rate in the 140s.
I left work and came home to rest. Heart was still racing but the other symptoms subsided. Within a few days, I started having excruciating chest pain, heart rates in the 160s-170s and numbness and tingling in hands and feet. I went to see my PCP and was placed on a zio monitor. Turns out I was having multiple arrythmias including a run of Ventricular tachycardia. This didn't go away.
Fast forward to multiple doctor visits, an EMS call, and a hospitalization later, I have a diagnosis. While they're not excited to say this from the vaccine, it has been said. And the data supports vaccines can cause these type of reactions.
I have an autonomic nervous system disorder called dysautonomia. It's was so severe and my auto regulation was so off, it was stressing my heart out. My blood pressures were all over the place too which I had no idea until I was hospitalized.
I'm on a beta blocker and have been on it for a while now. I have good days and bad days. I have to drink 3L of water minimum a day and increase my salt intake to be able to function at a semi normal level. Even mild dehydration is detrimental for me now.
I have a cardiologist/Electrophysiologist that is following me. This whole process has been complete hell. They have no idea if this will get better or go away. But im hopeful that when my antibodies start to dissipate, so will this. Sounds like an auto antibody thing.
Anyway, wanted to share my story. Not to scare anyone but to spread awareness. These injuries are not being taken seriously enough at all. I'm afraid there's a lot of sweeping and a lot of rugs.
I'm still pro Vax and think that they're generally safe. But this push to get them and then not taking care of people like us, is downright wrong!
-A.P. - Virginia"
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