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Vaccine Injury of KM

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

Chaotic-frontline RN with Critical Care background working PACU deployed to the ICU. Health was baseline prior to the vaccine. IBS with chronic orthopedic issues associated with 20+yrs of nursing and treated for hypertension.

Describe the symptoms and the timeline of the reaction.

1st dose Pfizer Dec 2020-anticipated adverse reactions for the first 48hrs (fever,fatigue,sweats). 7 days out 48 hours of profound dizziness and nausea.
2nd dose Pfizer Jan 2021-anticipated reactions for 48-72hrs. 8 days out profound dizziness and nausea that persisted for several weeks, marked by severe hypertension and arrhythmias. Treated for anxiety.
Approx 4 weeks after vax neurologic symptoms developed complicated by thyroiditis. Neurologic symptoms consisted of myoclonic jerks, tremors, dysphagia, tinnitus. I was quickly dropping weight suffering from bowel and bladder spasms with frequent shedding of mucous layer. Neuro and GI consult obtained. Myelogram done and urgent appointment for LP with provider concerns for ALS. Major AI diseases ruled out but Oligocolonal banding noted in CSF and blood. Brain MRI normal. EGD normal. Lost approx 15% body weight in 30 days.
Symptoms waxed and waned in severity for the next several months with time in between flares lengthening and severity decreasing. Health near baseline by October but I still experience a milieu of mild symptoms at times to this date. In the following years I experienced weight loss two more times. Weight has been steady for 1.5 years.

Describe the solutions that helped your symptoms

Antihistamines. Elimination diet that led to me avoiding processed foods, gluten, and dairy. The biggest impact came from microdosing psychadelic mushrooms for 30 days on medical leave. It was the first time I had felt like myself throughout the whole experience. I do believe it reversed and healed what I now assume to be a diffuse nerve injury.

Which solutions were not helpful?

In the midst the stigma and lack of access to healthcare was frustrating.

What would you like others to know?

Things got better. It took time but they did. We have React19 now which I will happily donate to.

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