I received the AstraZeneca vaccine on April 23,2021
The following 3 days I was bedridden with fatigue, bone pain and fevers. Day 5 post inoculation, I developed a bleed on my lower arm and swollen red patchy skin on injection site. I had a sudden earthquake like sensation in my head, which quickly turned into dizziness and a disassociation feeling like I had been drugged.
I visited the ER, knowing about Vaccine-induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), a so called ‘rare event’ from Astra, concerned about the bleeding under my skin. I was told I had a strong reaction and that was a good thing. This would be the start of many returning visits to the ER. I started to develop pins and needles sensation in my hands and feet that went up my arms and legs. My vision became blurry, my heart rate would climb suddenly when standing up, I had blood pressure spikes, internal vibrations in chest, extreme fatigue and spent 2 months in bed. I also experienced light and noise sensitivity. I started getting bruising, petechiae and splinter hemorrhages under nails. I developed a hand, leg and head tremor that resembled Parkinson’s. I was left with a diagnosis of Anxiety and referral for psych consult. I was put on antidepressants and Ativan.
I began to do my own research, and I found Face Book support groups and the FLCCC that lead me to a local doctor who treated me with IVM. 80% of my symptoms improved. Since then I have tried many different protocols, but still suffer with some lingering symptoms. I joined the Cancov study here in Toronto and diagnosed with Functional neurological symptom disorder (FND)….Another anxiety diagnosis!!!
I have been told to stop creating vax hesitancy, my FB account has been flagged many times and we have lost members of our support groups to suicide. People I have myself tried to reach out to with no avail. We have become a close knit community, and within our groups we have developed friendships, supporting each other the best we can. I recently created my own support group on Facebook for Canadians who are injured. We need to be heard, not silenced. Listened to and believed. We need transparency and awareness, as our greatest challenge is getting these establishments (medical and gov) to acknowledge we exist!!!
I recently received a apology from the hospital for the treatment or should I say lack of treatment I received. So that’s a start…. I will keep fighting and speaking up for all us injured. We are Real not Rare…