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Christina Powers

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

My health life before was excellent. I have always been outgoing, athletic and full of energy. I became a yoga instructor and practiced daily. I did kickboxing, weight training and running. I would get up early workout, have coffee and go to work full of energy.

On occasion (every 4 - 5 months) I would get migraine with aura.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

After my second dose of pfizer, I started feeling fatigue and had less energy. I would go to the gym and feel sluggish with no motivation. This was the first thing I noticed. October 2021 I had 6 migraines in one month!!! This has never happened to me in my entire life. My anxiety increased because of this. It was impacting my work and life dramatically. I started having extreme sensitivity to caffeine, I would start shaking and having increased anxiety after one cup which never happened to me before. I would typically have 2-3 cups a day prior. Another symptom I noticed at this time was visual changes. I’ve always had perfect vision my whole life and I just woke up with eye floaters and randomly I see flashes of light. I saw an eye doctor and she did tests and said my eyes are perfect? The next symptom I noticed was chronic pain in my neck and shoulder. It became so bad it was all I could think about. Migraines increased to 8 a month regularly! The only thing in my life that changed was the pfizer vaccine. I started to become depressed, unmotivated and I no longer recognized who I was becoming.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Things I did to help myself was eliminating things from my diet like fast food, msg, soy, sugar and gluten. I limit my caffeine intake to 1/2 - 1 cup a day. I try to exercise 2-3 times a week but I still have struggled with getting back to my normal. I have seen a acupuncturist, chiropractor and physical therapist. I would say the chiropractor has helped the most with the chronic pain. This past month I had just 2 migraines - but I’d like to get back to the 1 every 4-5 months. It has been a journey where I have suffered greatly and have felt so alone because no one is talking a out this and none of the doctors I’ve seen seem to think anything is wrong with me. It’s my body and I know for sure the scary things I have endured through to this point that I never had before.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Regular doctor visits

What would you like others to know?


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