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N.R. – Florida

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Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.


I received my first Pfizer shot. I didn’t feel the injection at all. After much reading and deliberation I was confident I would have no issues. Being 35 and in excellent health I had no reason to believe I was at any particular risk from covid either. I was hoping to convince my wife that the vaccines were nothing to be feared. Other than an intensifying soreness in my arm, I had no substantial symptoms for the first 12 hours. After that I started to feel like I was coming down with something. I went to bed, woke up definitely feeling generally I’ll. Groggy, head ache, fatigue, dizziness, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, chills, strange random twinges of pain in my muscles, no fever, profuse night sweats. These symptoms became progressively worse over the next Day and then started easing off. But new symptoms developed 3 or 4 days later. I began to have extreme fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and dizziness that might better be described as vertigo. The dizziness and spinning was so intense I spent the next 8 days either sleeping or sitting on a couch unable to do anything productive. I took 2 rapid tests and a pcr for covid to make sure I hadn’t actually caught covid all 3 were negative. After almost 2 solid weeks I began to wonder if I would ever be “normal” again. 12-13 days in the dizziness and “brain fog” began to be less constant, they would ease up some then return later with a vengeance. I booked appointments with my pcp but they are all booked solid for weeks. I am a paramedic and have a background in immunology so I began to do some research. I found a page on VEDA that has as of writing this over 500 pages of people with similar symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, fatigue, and brain fog. Some of them still had not returned to normal 7 months later. Others had improved after a few weeks, or a few months, almost everyone said that the second was much worse than the first. Now at 23 days since my first vaccine, I am mostly better, only having bouts of dizziness and fatigue. I still haven’t been able to see a doctor, my best guess is this vaccine caused some kind of intense inflammation that affected my auditory nerve. I have no idea why I would react this way. There is no chance I’m getting the second shot or any boosters. For the sake of my family I cannot risk being incapacitated for months or forever due to some bizarre side effect. As it stands now, there is no way of knowing if I am going to remain “better” or continue to have bouts of random dizziness forever. I am hopeful that I will make a full recovery.

I feel for the unheard people suffering from side effects, and who are now being coerced with financial punishment due to mandates. We are all proof that statistics are for populations not people and that one size fits all has never been good for medicine.

-N.R. - Florida"

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