Q: What was your life like before you got the vaccine?
I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 8 years. After having my second son, I really wanted to focus on my health, physically and mentally in order to be the best mom/wife/person I could be. I was very active, worked out five times a week and ate as healthy as I could and lost 60 pounds and felt amazing! I did not have any preexisting health issues other than asthma which was very controlled. I was happy and just enjoyed being a mom and raising my boys with my husband.
Q: What was your reaction, symptoms, & timeline?
My symptoms started around day 3 after being vaccinated. At first, I just had a sore arm but nothing else so I figured I was good. On the third day, I started having intense stabbing chest pains and heart palpitations. I assumed it was from drinking a cup of coffee that day so I completely stopped drinking caffeine and only ate completely bland foods just in case I was having some sort of acid reflux/heartburn even though the chest pains continued days after that. Exactly one week from getting the first dose, I was getting ready for bed and I began to have much more intense chest pain and heart palpitations and my left arm began to feel numb. I was worried that I was having a heart attack so I rushed to the emergency room. The hospital was no help and even after an EKG(that was given to me 2 hours after my arrival) that showed my heart was beating abnormally, they told me it was just anxiety and made me take anti-anxiety medication then sent me home.