S.B. – Utah
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First off I am so sorry to all of you that have been effected. My story seems small in comparison. My husband and I received our second dose of Moderna in April through a drive through site. My injection hurt way more than the first and was injected too high. We drove to the 15 minute waiting area and I immediately got dizzy. I have a Fitbit and watched my heart rate go from 80 to 135. My husband called for the check up guy that wanders around to make sure everyone’s ok, and told him what was going on. He deduced that I was having a panic attack. I told him that I believed that if I was going to have a panic attack it would be before I received the vaccine..and that was that. My arm was in agony but that didn’t matter as I remember very little from the following three days. 102.9 fever and simply couldn’t move except to get to the bathroom. The fever broke around day four but my arm was so swollen and red. That I called my PC. I told him that I know a lot of folks feel bad after the second dose but I felt like I was a little bit worse. Although I regained my strength, my head still hurt and my arm was excruciating. Move a wrong way and it takes my breath away and brings tears to my eyes. MRI shows bursitis, tendinitis and a rotator cuff tare. Back to the doc for a cortisone shot that did nothing. An incorrect needle placement into my bursa, along with an antigen that just doesn’t get along with my bursa and here I am left with one arm. When the bursa swells it can go between the joints and when you move it gets pinched. Ouch!!! It’s debilitating. I’ll go through the motions of physical therepy and hope for some change. What I would like to emphasize here is to be aware of where they are injecting you. Have the clinician define your deltoid (Important ) and explain to you exactly where it will be placed. They are trained to do this, and I’m sure most clinicians due. Luck of the draw I guess. Most people don’t ask and I sure wish the would. I sure don’t want anyone to be where I am now 4 months later.
- S.B. - Utah"
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