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Erin Alford

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

Before I received the vaccine, I was healthy. I wasn't restricted on activities. I could work out if I wanted, do household chores with no problem, be well enough to go on activities with my children.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

Since my 2nd dose of the vaccine on 2/4/21, I immediately got sick about 4 hours afterwards. I had to miss over a week of work, and felt horrible. I have never experienced a feeling quite like it. Unable to get out of bed. Extreme fatigue that lasted for over a month straight. Since that second dose, I have had to be on albuterol inhalers and steroid inhalers as well as nebulizer treatments every single day (multiple times per day). It is now 6/6/23, and I still rely on inhalers when I never once needed them. Simple household chores, i.e. laundry, make me extremely winded. I sometimes feel like I can't breathe. I need a several hour nap during the day on the weekends. I am unable to even go for a brisk walk. I have extreme leg pain and get incredibly fatigued and feel like I have to use my inhaler often. It has seriously affected my life to the point where I sometimes feel like I can't live like this anymore. I have had lung tests, blood tests, MRI's. Nothing is showing there is a problem, but this remains a constant problem in my life. It's so disheartening to have doctors not listen to what you're saying. They still want to praise the vaccine, when in reality, it does more harm than good.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Nothing has really helped me except albuterol inhalers, steroid inhaler and nebulizer treatments. It is very short term relief.

Which solutions were not helpful?

I haven't had any solutions that truly work. Nothing I have tried has provided long term relief. There seems to be no cure for what I am going through. I have only tested positive for covid-19 since the start. That was in summer of 2022. I felt horrible but it was nothing compared to the sickness I endured immediately after receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

What would you like others to know?

Please do all your research before you take the vaccine or the boosters. If I could go back in time knowing what I know now, I would 10,000% not take the vaccine. I can't go back in time now. Please do not vaccinate your young kids. There are too many unknowns. If this vaccine is making people sick for the rest of their lives and causing cardiomyopathy in kids and adults, there is no evidence to prove that girl's reproduction won't be affected as wel.

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