Pfizer # 1: FA5833
Pfizer # 2 FC5029
I’m 41 and live in Hamilton with my Husband and cat and I have been a community support worker since 2016. When it was our turn to have the vaccine, I felt I wasn’t going to have a choice.
I had my first Pfizer vaccine on the 26th of June. I felt weird in my head and body within the 15min wait and like I’d just had a massive dose of hormones, that’s all I can describe it as. The next day I had a metallic taste in my mouth which stayed for 3 days – I still have the weird feeling in my head and body to this day. I had my second Pfizer vaccine on the 17th of July. I didn’t feel well in my guts. It got worse over the next few months, and I waited for it to go either away, or get worse, then I would go to the doctors.
We went into lockdown in September, and I’d been battling feel sick for the last few months, I was constantly nauseous and had stomach pain. Mid-September I went to the doctors. I was feeling cold and stiff, like Rigor Mortis had set in and had what was like a gastro vomiting bug. Results from that visit showed I had too many white blood cells (meaning Inflammation/infection) and low iron saturation – my iron had been low over the last few years so was likely unrelated to the vaccine. The doctor prescribed antibiotics but couldn’t determine what kind of infection was in my body.
At the end of September, I developed 3 boils in my gums, which were extremely painful (I’d not had a boil before). I rang the doctor, and he prescribed an oral antibiotic metronidazole over the phone.
In early October I started getting Brain Fog. The 2 times I noticed, I was driving and turned to my husband and said, “Where the hell are we going?” During October I had a lot of vomiting, several blood noses and started getting unsteady on my feet – I was struggling to mobilise by the end of October. The vomiting continued off and on through November and December and I had developed pain in my upper kidney area and noticed cloudy urine (which I still have to this day, I test at home using ‘Combur’ urine analysis dipsticks. Doctors have said not to worry about it even though it’s been 6 months!) so on 26th October I went to Anglesea A&E. When we went to sit in with the doctor, my husband said, ‘The vaccine did this to her’ The doctor said, “That’s bullshit” and poked and prodded me roughly. She took a urine sample looking for infection and prescribed me ‘Trimethoprim’. My heart rate was 110bpm (but I didn’t have any pain).
I spoke to my boss the next day and asked what to do as I had been fobbed off. She said to go back to a different doctor, not mention the vaccine and say I needed to get a CAT scan.
On the 28th of October I was sent to Waikato hospital from the A&E for a CAT scan (I did not mention the vaccine). My Blood Pressure was very different between sitting and standing but my heart rate was not recorded on that day.
The CAT scan could see everything except for why I had blood in my urine and results were effectively inconclusive. They advised me to have an ultrasound to further investigate the kidney, so I booked one through the doctor for the next day. Urine test results came back in the meantime, I was told I had no infection and to stop the antibiotics. I had ‘copy to patient’ so was sent results directly.
I then developed a skin rash and welts which were like blistery hard lumps under the skin. I felt like my body was trying to purge the vaccine.
I’d had an Anti-nausea jab in October at the A&E, and to this day, that jab site still hurts off and on and also wasn’t effective. The other medication I was taking (Panadol, Tramadol for the pain and other anti-nausea meds) wasn’t working either, so a friend asked an online group she was on for help and a kind doctor on the group phoned me. He advised me to take Vitamin D3 and 3000mg per day of Vitamin C, another advised me to take activated Charcoal I was also taking Colloidal Silver and Milk thistle too. At the end of October, I put a post on my Facebook telling everyone I was really crook, only my boss and my husband had known until then. A lot of my friends struggled to believe how serious it was at first until they saw me with their own eyes.
I went to a homeopath on the 8th of November who seemed to know exactly what to do as he’d seen people like me already. He put me on Thuja for the Kidney/blood issue for 3 days and to settle the inflammation, then another 7-day treatment he said would trick my body to reverse the response it was having. He warned me I would get worse before I would get better – I’d been sick for 4 months and getting worse, I was willing to try anything at that point.
Every day in November I felt like my insides were going to come loose and start sloshing around inside me – I felt like I was rotting. I can’t describe how disgusting it felt. Ural sachets seemed to be the most helpful thing to settle it. I also had light sensitivity and confusion (often asking where we were/where were going) I used Google Maps even to get home from work and places I’d always been. I had no appetite throughout November and December and only managed a slice of cheese and a little bit of fruit each day.
On 3rd December, I woke up looking like I had advanced Parkinson’s, everything was shaking, and I was in incredible pain (10/10), which lasted 5 hours. I rung my boss to tell her what was happening and called an Ambulance, wouldn’t come as they told me I was in ‘no immediate danger’. My husband came home from work and took me to Victoria Clinic A&E. A Nurse triaged me, then told a Nurse practitioner I was hysterical and to just give me a Panadol (My husband had overheard this). The Nurse Practitioner discovered Petechial rash covering the front of my stomach and ordered some allergy tests, which all came back normal, I was given a medical certificate for 2 weeks off, prescribed Panadol and sent on my way.
On 8th December, I was referred to a private doctor who agreed to investigate my case, he went out of his way for me. I sent him a copy of all my notes, and he ordered serology, autoimmune, allergy and bone marrow tests, which all returned normal, the D-dimer was at the higher range of normal but still under the ceiling at 414ugl/500 and he suggested to take an anti-coagulant, I was apprehensive because I still had blood in my urine (and still do to this day with ‘Combur’ urine analysis dipsticks at home). My C-Reactive Protein result was 3 times higher than normal, meaning inflammation is present. He seemed disappointed but not surprised that he couldn’t help. It was my last straw with doctors.
I didn’t want to leave the house in December but managed to ride it out. My husband recently told me he lay awake at night most of December listening to me breathe and wondering if I was going take another.
I originally worked 15hrs per week but ended up having to take 7 weeks off between September and December due to vaccine side effects. I had to use all my annual and sick leave. When I still couldn’t get a diagnosis in December and still not doing well, I asked to drop to 10 hours per week. My boss agreed and the small change meant I only had 3-4 sick days this year, rather than weeks. I’ve slowly improved since mid-January with vitamins and things we could afford. My plan was to increase hours as I got well but the Booster has been mandated since and I’d had 2 extensions so far, so was fired on 12th of April from refusal to take it.
Thankfully, I don’t feel like I’m dying anymore. I believe the homeopath treatment really helped, but I will ever know if I would have improved naturally. I’d got nowhere with doctors spending $1000 by December.
My current symptoms: I do get the shakes, but it doesn’t last long now, the odd bout of vomiting, I can’t regulate my own body temperature – my feet are icy cold most of the time and to wear shoes hurts as the way I stand has changed. It’s like my body’s thermostat is busted – When I do the dishes, it feels like my body is cooking, and even turning on the heater raises my body temperature greatly. My sleep has also almost halved, I’m only getting about 5hrs a night (I was a 9-10hrs prior) I’d felt I’d shrunk in height; I was measured and have shrunk 1cm. Both jab sites still hurt, I can’t swim for long or run or do half the fun things I used to be able to do. I’m also very emotional, it’s unpleasant and I don’t feel right. I still get horribly confused at times too. The worst part of everyday is late afternoon my skin starts hurting all over, sometimes bone deep, and sometimes my guts still heave with bad pain at times. I struggle most looking in the mirror, I don’t look the same, I’ve lost so much of myself and feel like a different person.