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Olivia Gleser

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

Beautiful- working full time, cycling to work, working out at the gym, swimming, running, hiking, yoga, alpine climbing, huge athlete and athletic endeavors, energetic, happy, bubbly.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

Immediately- Shortness of breath, dizziness, extreme fatigue. Then intense chest pains, vertigo (BPPV), right sided numbness, now 6 months later, new POTS symptoms, lightheadedness/fainting, MCAS, food sensitivities activity intolerance, intense anxiety, depression as a result of this medical nightmare. I’ve been unable to walk, hike, bike, swim since, unable to return to work. Terribly scary and financially ruined.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Acupuncture, SSRI (Lexapro) for right sided numbness, clean diet…but I’m still so so so sick.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Steroids, advil, supplements of all kinds (was prescribed 25 of them)

What would you like others to know?

Don’t bother getting a booster. This was my fourth shot, second booster and it was unnecessary and completely changed my life for the worse.
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