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T.J. – Ohio

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Here is my story of Covid and the Pfizer Vaccine.

I had signed up for the vaccine in March and was on a waitlist. While on the waitlist me and my husband got Covid. We were pretty sick but not hospitalized. It was just like the flu but on steroids. After that I felt safe from getting Covid again and didn’t plan to get the vaccine until I no longer had antibodies because that makes sense. It took about 6 to 8 weeks to lose the brain fog but it got better.

I waited 90 days and I got my 1st dose of Pfizer on July 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm. A couple hours after the shot I began feeling sick. I was short of breath, my throat was feeling a little tight and my chest felt tight too. My throat felt a little tight right after but i chalked it up to anxiety. As the hours went on I began feeling tired and thought this is all normal. Around 9/9:30PM I felt a pain in my right calve. I also had tingling in my hands and feet. I was concerned but told myself it can’t be related. No way because I went to bed hoping I would wake up.

July 23rd I did wake up but very sick. I was achy, had a bad headache, runny nose, the chills, low grade fever, still shortness of breath, chest tightness, throat was still tight, my skin was sensitive to the touch, nauseas, diarrhea, coughing and racing heartbeat.

As the day went on my fever went up to 102.3. Around 9:30pm my hands felt cold and finger felt numb and all of my fingers from the 2nd knuckle up turned completely white. I knew that wasn’t normal. But they did get their color back after a while. I felt like I had Covid all over but with odd symptoms. I couldn’t even walk 20 steps without being short of breath.

July 24th, I began to feel better but still had a headache, fatigue, Loose stools, tingling in extremities, coughing, shortness of breath. I scheduled an appointment to see my family doctor the next day.

July 25th still had headaches, loose stools, coughing and shortness of breath. I saw my doctor and she told me I had an anaphylactic reaction. She said I SHOULD NOT take the 2nd dose because I could very likely die from the anaphylaxis because the 2nd dose was much more powerful. She also said my immune system must be strong which is why my body fought itself against the vaccine. Which is why I am now wondering WHY we are being told we NEED the vaccine if my body recognized it already.

July 26th, I had coughing, shortness of breath and I began having strange episodes of confusion, loss of balance, a pain behind my right eye, dizziness, blurred vision, I felt like I was in a dream like an out of body experience. I was unable to understand what the people on TV were saying and couldn’t understand words were on the screen. I knew they were words but I couldn’t make sense of them.

I saw a neurologist and after going thru my medical history I was diagnosed with having Mini Strokes due to small blood clots caused by the vaccine. I am a healthy 54-year-old, I am in shape, exercise daily, I eat right, don’t drink, don’t smoke, I’m not on any hormones, I have excellent blood pressure and cholesterol and I am 5’4 and weigh 123lbs. There is no other explanation for this.

I have met so many people after sharing my experience who have had bad reactions. A friend of mine lost her father within a week of getting his second dose and another friend lost a family member within 2 days of the 2nd dose. The neurologist told me she sees new patients EVERY WEEK that have neurological problems, strokes, tremors, seizure and even partial paralysis after being vaccinated.

I still suffer from short term memory loss and brain fog. I am still on blood thinners to avoid future strokes. For 3 weeks following the vaccine I have had major mood swings and hot flashes and I passed menopause over a year ago. I also have periodic headaches that I never had a problem with before and my nose continues to be runny. My feet are also having nerve pain which is something I have never had in my feet!

-T.J. - Ohio"

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