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Jared Ferraro

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

I am Mechanical Engineer for a very large manufacturer handling multi-million dollar projects, working with development team, and supporting manufacturing.
Multi-tasking and forward thinking is an everyday, every second norm.
Outside of work, I am a husband and father of 2 children. As a family, we all participated and excelled in martial arts. I personally was working towards and established a training plan to achieve my second degree.Black Belt within the same year I became ill.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

My reaction started slowly about 3 months after taking the vaccine, actually probably earlier than that but we were just not aware.
During training, I realized my balance was not right and couldn't turn without becoming dizzy.
Within the next several months after the initial onset, additional.symptoms.were recognized.
Parkinson-like tremors
Brain fog
Altered gait
Slurred speech
Mood swings
Diminished cognitive abilities
Altered posture
Back pain
By the end of October, I was incapacitated to the point I couldn't drive wasn't able to work.
It wasn't until November when we received a diagnosis of COVID long haul due to complications of the vaccine.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Memantine 20 MG per day helped for about 8 months. This helped with brain fog and the tremors

Citalopram 20 MG per day to regulate mood swings

Which solutions were not helpful?

Amantadine 100 mg

What would you like others to know?

In the beginning, I thought this was all in my head.
I received real confirmation after my second neurologist performed reflex testing on me. By this time, I was nearly 9 months from my vaccination, with no understanding of the long term affects. By the time the realization came, the window for filing for assistance had passed.
It wasn't until a few days ago that I came across React 19 in an article by Brook Conrad on Cindy Hyde-Smith's website that I discovered I wasn't alone.
All of the stories touched my heart, but when Chris Dreisbach described wis symptoms, I broke down in tears. He described exactly the same symptoms as I have. I wasn't alone in this world.
The message I waould like others to know is they aren't alone.

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