Pfizer # 1: ER7449
Pfizer #2: ET9096
I’m 27, and until recently was working in healthcare. I wasn’t under any pressure initially to get the vaccine; However, I did feel that it would actually stop the spread of covid to other people. So, when I went to get the vaccine, I felt I was doing the right thing. I worked in a rest home, so my clients were part of the vulnerable population.
After the first Pfizer vaccine in April 2021, I felt a bit tired but nothing else. The second Pfizer vaccine was in May 2021. Again, nothing acute occurred but over several months I noticed symptoms such as light headedness, dizziness, tinnitus, pins and needles, cluster headaches and fatigue. I was back and forth to the doctor. It was thought that my Iron levels might be low, but testing showed that they were fine. Everyday my knees and neck crack, I have muscle and joint pain and have issues with body temperature, I’m often freezing cold.
I noticed the symptoms a lot at work because they made it difficult for me to function. At the time I didn’t know anything about adverse events so, early on I didn’t think that how I was feeling could be related to the vaccine. However, when it got to the point where it was really impacting my day to day life I did start to think ‘Is it the vaccine?”. I also noticed that other people were having issues after the vaccine.
Prior to this I was regularly exercising at the gym but ended up stopping because I no longer had the stamina to work out. I would feel exhausted and lightheaded after exercising.
The ringing in my ears gets louder and louder, it comes and goes, but lately has been pretty constant. I also got covid and lost my sense of smell for about 6 months along with increased fatigue. After the vaccine I noticed my gums were sensitive and bleeding too. When I had covid I would wake up with blood in my mouth. I’ve been a regular at the dentist, every 6 months and had never had this issue before.
I did see my GP for the fatigue and light headedness – At one point I had a headache daily for 7 weeks. My GP placed me on Betablockers to stop the headaches. This helped a bit, but they returned. I was also prescribed Epilepsy medication to help with brain fog (concentration and memory issues) and slurred speech. I had a reaction to the medication so didn’t continue. My GP was telling me to get the Booster vaccine even though I’d had covid. He said that doctors were losing their licences for recommending exemptions and he could not apply for an exemption for me.
I decided to see a new GP who has been quite supportive with my symptoms. To my surprise she didn’t dismiss me. She’s referred me to a specialist who should be able to determine if my symptoms are vaccine related and hopefully provide an official diagnosis. The specialist is at the hospital but it’s a very long wait before I’ll be seen. I was prescribed sertraline (anti-anxiety medication) to rule out anxiety but had an allergic reaction to that. Although I’ve had blood tests and several doctors’ visits, currently I have no official diagnosis.
A few days ago, I started a NZDSOS detox protocol. I had a consult with them, and I’ll be doing this for two weeks then I’ll have another appointment with the NZDSOS Doctor. I’m feeling optimistic that this could help. I’m taking Vitamin C, D, NAC, and Quercetin.
Although my workplace was as supportive as they were able to be, the Booster mandates meant I did end up having to hand in my resignation because I made the decision to not get the Booster. Now that I am no longer working, and with the support of others I’ve felt ready to speak about my experience with the vaccine. I have made a report to CARM as well.