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Steven Carroll

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

I was a very active and healthy 60 year old person.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

I had a neurological event 2 weeks after the 2nd vaccine (April & May 2021) where my legs and nervous system felt shock waves & I I couldn’t stand up. Dizzy & light headed for several hours. Numbness and tingling sensation in my hands was my next symptom that worsen over the following month and I began to become fatigued easily and had balance issues. Sought out a neurologist and after testing it was narrowed down to either transverse myelitis or a pinch nerve in my cervical spine. Symptoms worsened to the point of being very weak, developed worse balance and had walking and gait issues. Stanford Hospital performed a cervical C4-C6 surgery (9-21) to relieve swelling and pressure on my spine that was damaging nerve signals. This did not improve my condition. Readmitted to the hospital (12-21) with similar and worsening symptoms. Diagnosis after 1 week at Stanford Hospital and multiple test was Neurosarcoidosis of the spine. That is the condition that I now deal with and has limited me to 60% capacity and diminished motor skills with most of the same symptoms -combated with Prednisone & Remicade. The conclusion appears that the vaccine triggered this underlying condition despite me having no symptoms for 60 years.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

High doses of Prednisone reduces the swelling on the spine but permanent nerve damages is done and can continue with flare ups. Life long condition to manage with medications.

Which solutions were not helpful?


What would you like others to know?

I think the vaccine triggered my condition and there are many people who were also adversely effected by the rush to vaccinate.
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