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Braden Tomlinson

Tagged with: Heart Issues,

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

Perfectly healthy. I would hardly ever get sick and even when I did my body would easily recover. I was very active and loved to lift weights and play all sorts of sports.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

I got the vaccine on August 7, 2021. First dose of Pfizer. On August 15th I started getting an itchy feeling in my chest and got a fever and chills, exhausted. Doctor confirmed I did not have paracarditis. A few days later my legs went numb and I went into the emergency room. All tests were normal. A doctor prescribed me a steroid for my itchy lung feeling and I took it for a few days. It spiked my BP and that's when things really took off. Since then I have had countless blood tests, MRIs, therapies, etc. I was put on anxiety meds due to the mental stress, which I am currently trying to get off of. Symptoms have included and still include in waves: - itchy lungs - dry heaving/throwing up - muscle fatigue - hearing issues - burning skin sensations - cool skin sensations - head aches - GI distress/diarrhea for months - stiff joints - achey joints - light headedness - brain fog - concentration issues - medical depression - medical anxiety - internal vibrations - physical shaking and involuntary spasms - muscle cramps - every morning I wake up and feel like the bed is shaking And I’m sure there are others, but life is hell. To this day I still experience all of these. I still get ongoing blood work and MRIs and they always come back “perfectly normal” despite me feeling awful

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

- exercise - removing sugar - eating more whole foods - meditation - vitamin supplements

Which solutions were not helpful?

- basically any medication I’ve tried - SSRIs - benzodiazepines - antihistamines - gabapentin

What would you like others to know?

Find people who believe and support you. You will need them. It will get better but the symptoms come in waves. So you will have good and bad days.
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