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Vaccine Injury of Kate Nicoll

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

I had a previous chronic health problem of partial transverse myelitis from probable Epstein-Barr virus, and had periods of serious chronic illness, but had been in a stable position for about 6 months and was working to return to sustainable work at my nonprofit

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

10 days after first vaccine 2021, since then 26 ER visits, 7 hospitalizations

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

reading articles, Dr Been videos, an amazing supportive spouse, React 19 news, Dr Iwaski and Dr Putrino, Dr Amy Proal, using my clinical social work advocacy skills, physical therapy at Gaylord Hospital, town social services for food support when needed, naturopathic care, pelvic floor therapy; trusting as a woman I knew my body, Epstein Barr virus research, Dr Michael Levy at Mass General, UCONN, my knowledge of polyvagal theory applied in an animal assisted therapy nonprofit

Which solutions were not helpful?

gaslighting by medical professionals, "stop reading articles" you are a "too medically minded social worker" when I was partially paralyzed on the left side and total care, "you are anxious your mom is dying"

What would you like others to know?

on a Feb 2021 ER visit at a major hospital I had ambulation change, bladder and bowel dysfunction and was told I was "anxious because my mother was dying" in my medical chart it says; "patient believes she had an adverse reaction to the covid vaccine, requires a lumbar puncture (not done), and either IV steroids (not done for 18 months later) or IVIG (2.5 years later)" A woman knows her body. BP as high as 244/140 and as low as 80/47, it has taken 3 years to share here because until this week I have been in the fight for my life, still am but now have the right medical team in place, strongly interested in collaborative research efforts in vaccine injury and the impact on mental health and somatic awareness, coping with dysregulation

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