Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I was healthy, loved swimming, biking, gym, walking, loved going out to eat and to the cinema, too. I loved my life.
Q: Would you like to share your reasons for getting vaccinated?
I work in a hospital, and I thought at the time it was the right thing to do to keep me and others safe and healthy, but it’s done the opposite.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
So I had my vaccine on the 26th of March, and on the 9th of May, I started to get a weird pulsating headache like nothing I had experienced before. I took some tablets, but it did not go away. Then I felt pain in my eyes followed by dizziness, and from that day forward all different symptoms started to happen, including earaches, sensitivity to light to the point I have to wear sunglasses indoors, extreme fatigue, feeling faint on and off, off balance, insomnia, head zapping, pain in my legs and numbness, breathlessness, chest pains, palpitations, high bpm, random tremors, pins and needles in random places, especially head, feet, hands, muscles spasms mainly in my legs and anxiety. All these symptoms would come and go, sometimes better sometimes worst, although it got much better around month 9. Its been just over a year and still struggling with tachycardia mainly after dinner in the evening when I relax .
Q: What is your life like now, after getting the vaccine?
I am 99% better but still a daily struggle sometimes. I still get palpitations on and off, normally in the evening after dinner as soon as I relax. Not sure if I am left with PTSD or still the vaccine causing issues, but I want to be back to how I was fit and healthy and loving life before.