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B.B. – Kentucky

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I recieved the first Moderna vaccine on May 8th, 2021. I immediately felt pain in the upper right back (same side as the shot). About 4 hours later at home, my heart started racing and I got scared. I'm not sure how long it lasted, but it eventually settled down. Then I started having body aches, took some advil and went to bed. It wasn't long after I went to bed that I started having chills to the point I was shaking, body aches and fever. It almost felt like I had covid again. I had covid in Jan of 2021. The next morning, I was so sick. My lymph nodes on both sides of my neck above my collar bone were very swollen. A few days later, I started having difficulty swallowing. Then I started having a burning sensation in upper right chest. I went to primary dr and she ordered a ct scan but said the swelling wasn't from the shot. I explained that it happened right away and she said that i might have an underlying illness. I had the ct scan done and it came back unremarkable. I then went and saw a hematologist/cancer dr because I wanted answers. He said bloodwork was fine and since nothing showed on scan, nothing to worry about and that it was not from the shot. So, here I am 3 months later with no answers and no one to believe me. I'm not sure where to go from here.

-B.B. - Kentucky"

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