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Vaccine Injury of Addie Wing

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

It's hard to think about life before the vaccine. I've had to mourn my old life. I was a perfectly healthy, normal 22-year-old college girl. I loved to be active, hike, rock climb, paddle board, be outdoors, travel. I grew up playing a lot of different sports and played soccer for close to 10 years. I could run for miles and endure intense workouts daily with zero issues. I had bucket list goals of hiking 14ers in Colorado in the upcoming months before the vaccine. Outside of some minor GI issues, I was always totally healthy. Looking back, life before the vaccine was simple & peaceful. The things I use to worry about then are now so minuscule. I had no idea how much health issues take a toll on every aspect of your life.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

In August 2021 I got my first shot. I was extremely nervous to get it but was trying to do my part in staying healthy. My college was encouraging us to get it or else we needed to be tested often, and I had seen a lot of devastation from COVID back in my hometown, so I went ahead and got it despite having reservations. I didn't really do any research beforehand or trust my gut instinct which is my biggest regret. I didn’t feel much after the first shot, but not long after the second shot, I knew something was very wrong. I immediately knew exactly what it was from. Sure enough, my EKG’s started coming back abnormal and my daily life quickly became having a heart rate anywhere between 140-180bpm while doing simple things like brushing my teeth, getting dressed, cooking, or even just simply walking across the room. It felt like my body was constantly in workout mode even when doing nothing. My heart would pound so hard I thought it was going to beat out of my chest. It would often keep me up at night and I could hear my heartbeat in my ears against my pillow. I have had spikes where it reached almost 200bpm while at rest and I thought I was going to have a heart attack. I was hit with severe shortness of breath. Sometimes I feel like no matter what I do I am short of oxygen and can't breathe. It’s the most uncomfortable feeling that sometimes won’t go away even if I lay down. I often have dizziness spells where that the entire room spins, and I feel like I'm going to pass out. I've had countless episodes of AFIB & SVT, some landing me in the ER. I have random, weird twinges of chest pain that take my breath away throughout the day. I have watched my weight drop lower and lower, losing about 10-15lb total over the past few years which was a significant hit on my already petite body. My body doesn't absorb food and nutrients like it used to. My blood work is all out of sorts. I have lost pretty much all muscle and strength I had. My brain sometimes feels foggy and not as sharp as it used to be. I'm exhausted every day and deal with chronic fatigue despite sleeping a lot. It’s been a rollercoaster of symptoms to say the least. I was able to test my spike protein levels which is what the vaccine primarily consists of and instead of having the typical 100-600 mL (what someone who just had covid would typically have), I have 6,000 mL inside me right now. It has taken over my entire body. I've had dozens of appointments, EKG’s, echos, MRI’s, heart monitors, various medications, and no one could figure out what was going on with me. I was written off by so many people. Being told that I was having anxiety (the most irritating), being called dramatic, looked at like I was crazy, told I’d be fine in a few months, etc. I’ve heard it all. Very few people in the medical field will fully admit what this was caused from, nor do they know how to fix it. Not to mention, I am constantly drowning in medical bills trying

to get help and answers. I’ve been very blessed with parents who have been gracious enough to help me out financially through this because I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent or survive financially without their help with the medical expenses. My life has drastically changed trying to figure out how to navigate this. I kept thinking surely this will improve with time, but then months went by and now years, and I eventually just had to accept that this is my new normal. The girl who once could run for miles now can't even walk up the stairs without feeling like I'm going to have a heart attack. It's been incredibly hard to accept and manage. Most days I feel very defeated and like a prisoner in my own body. Watching my body deteriorate in front of my eyes has been the hardest and most scary thing of my life. I was told a couple of months ago that if something doesn’t change, I will likely be in heart failure by the time I am 30. While this was devastating to hear and shook me to my core, it also motivated me even more to get better and not become another statistic of this horrible shot. Shortly after hearing this, I discovered a wonderful, brilliant doctor who I am working with right now and for the first time since this all happened, I am so hopeful that I will get better and overcome this. I know I have a long journey ahead of me still, and whether I end up improving or not, I am determined to keep on living my life to the fullest. If anything, this whole journey has really opened my eyes and put things into perspective. I have learned so much about health and wellness and the pharmaceutical world. It has made me realize just how precious life really is and that being in good health is something you should never take for granted. As you can tell from the thousands of stories posted, I am one of the lucky ones and I fully recognize that. It could have been so much worse, and I am incredibly thankful to God that I am still here and able to live a somewhat normal life. I want to raise awareness to what is going on and open people’s eyes to the reality of this.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Functional Medicine Natural Supplements No processed foods / eating organic Nadolol for heart rate No alcohol / caffeine Be mindful of the ingredients in things / food Infrared sauna Walking Staying hydrated Leaning on family & close friends Praying

Which solutions were not helpful?

Band-Aid prescriptions, gaslighting, dismissing people and their symptoms, anxiety medication

What would you like others to know?

For others that are injured – you are not alone. At the start of this I had never felt so alone. It was the darkest period of my entire life and I felt like I was the only one out there who was dealing with this. I would go sit in the hospital parking lot for hours and sob because I was so scared and anxious something bad was going to happen to me and felt like no one understood. I started realizing there was quite literally hundreds of thousands, if not millions of us out there. I want people to know that this is real, and this is happening all around us. People lives are being turned upside down. Just because the media doesn't talk about, doctors won't admit it, and you're dismissed anytime you speak out doesn't invalidate you or what you're going through. People are being harmed and quite literally left for dead with zero consequences. These pharmaceutical companies need to be held accountable. People should be able to get help and compensation for this "safe and effective" shot. Trust your gut. If something feels off, it probably is. Don't blindly listen and trust just because it's what you're told to do. Lastly, and most importantly, don't give up! Keep fighting and having faith!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9

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