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Bonnie Corwin

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

Vision was fine, I had a new job. Had just driven cross country, no pain to really mention. I was adjusting like everyone to COVID life. I could actually walk up and down stairs, walk along the river. I had some insomnia, but overall slept well.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

March 23, on the way home my left cheek went numb, left corner of mouth had pain, left side lower rib area, double vision out of both eyes. I was incapable of driving, clumsiness. Eyesight still changes almost daily. Wearing glasses sometimes helps, sometimes does not. Sometimes I see great. Eye doctor said my eyes are trying to see and it causes ocular migraine.

After my 2nd shot on April 12, 2021, the next day I had excruciating nerve pain that manifested from my hair to my toes. Felt like every nerve in my body was inflamed. Inside my body, Blood pooled into my feet. Over the spring and summer I had some hair loss,. I broke out in hives... I would awaken in the middle of the night with extreme deep right lower leg pain. Before I started taking sleeping pill I would get about one hour sleep at night. I had some suicidal thoughts, the pain was so bad. Medical ignored my complaints completely. It took until the end of March and me unable to walk to finally have x-rays, MRI. All over nerve pain at this point was excruciating. Back showed facet arthritis L3 to S1. Mild stenosis. I am now on Gabapentin. That takes the edge off the all over nerve pain 24/7. My sometimes restless legs turned into a nightly football Kicking of legs. No one in my family had arthritis of any kind that I am aware of.. no one is interested in any further study as to why I have chronic nerve pain. To sleep at night all night without awakening with deep pain in leg(s), 2 Advil, sleeping pill, 70 mg. THC. I have tried cutting back to 50 mg. of THC, but I awaken in the middle of the night with bad pain. I do hip flexor and lower back stretches, etc. I moved to a state where I could legally purchase THC in edible form because I hate taking it. But it helps with the pain so much. I list 20 lbs. on purpose. I can only work 4 hours retail on my feet. I have also noticed since last year that my synapses sent to fire slower. I will never take any booster, ever again. To this day, I still get an occasional rash preceded by my arm itching where I received my inoculations .

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Gabapentin, stretching several times a day. Nothing helps eyesight. It changes daily. Blood still occasionally pools in feet. I can finally walk again. Not knowing regarding all the nerve pain is most difficult.

Which solutions were not helpful?

Doctors ignoring my symptoms. I do not feel I have solutions.

What would you like others to know?

This is real. It upended my life. Keep pursuing help until you find it.
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