What was your life like before you received the COVID-19 vaccine?
My life before the vaccine was a full, fun-filled life of being a stay at home mom to four young kids. I was sleep deprived for sure, but happy and thriving!
Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.
My first two doses were Moderna. I didn't have any severe reactions with the first two shots. Then in November 2021 I got a Pfizer booster. Within seconds I felt tingling all over my body and had vision changes. A few hours later I had difficulty breathing and sensations of electricity running through my body. I had difficulty sleeping because the electrical sensations would wake me up. I was diagnosed with vestibular occular reflex dysfunction and hyperventilation syndrome within the month. About 5 weeks later my back and legs were going numb and I developed muscle spasms and twitches along with facial nerve pain and eye vibrations. I have infrequent tinnitus and excessive hair loss too. I also have difficulty swallowing, inducible laryngeal obstruction, throat spasms, new food sensitivities, and cental sleep apnea. I have sensory difficulty, being easily overwhelmed with lots of lights, motion, noise, etc. I was recently diagnosed with immune mediated small fiber neuropathy from a skin biopsy.
Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms
Vision therapy, breathing dysfunction physical therapy (with dry needling & stim), speech therapy (for the throat spasms/constriction), Butyeko breath coach, functional medicine approach to healthy gut and fasting, Wahl's protocol eating plan, Unisom sleep aid, Zyrtec antihistamine, ALA, magnesium, nattokinase
Which solutions were not helpful?
So far almost everything I've tried has been helpful.
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