Shaz; Astra Zenica May/July 2021
I was in generally good health with few underlying issues prior to the pandemic. I was unfortunate and had COVID-19 very, very early which led to me being diagnosed with Fybromyalgia pre-vaccine. Even with this new condition I was managing to work full-time and had a reasonably active lifestyle until my first vaccine in May 2021. That’s when things changed very quickly for me. Initially I lost mobility of my left arm which was causing me a lot of pain. Over the next few months my health to put it simply, has continuously deteriorated. After the first injection I had flu-like symptoms and really struggled to get out of bed. I was not advised to skip the next round of injections in July, and this was one of the worst mistakes I’ve ever made in my life. Since July; the symptoms aggressively picked up pace, and I was having so many problems by the day, I was really struggling and losing hope of any recovery. We’re almost two years after my Astra Zenica vaccinations; and I’m unable to work, at times unable to walk, unable at times to even think!! Have been trialing with no positive effect many medications and supplements, and to this day I am still waiting to see the specialists I need to see within the NHS to even find out exactly what is going on. Recently my own GP has became much more involved; likely because I’ve gotten so much worse over these months, so it has been acknowledged that my health has declined since my vaccine and as a result of Long COVID. I’ve also managed to fortunately meet a private Doctor recently who has agreed to meet with me regularly in a bid to manage my case and I hope my own GP will work alongside them, while we tackle a multitude of illness, symptoms and autoimmune disorders I am now dealing with. I’m still waiting since October 2021 to see an Endocrinologist with the NHS, as my case time after time has been knocked back by then despite me clearly having progressive autoimmune illness, it’s so difficult when treatment is hard to come by. I am also under the guidance currently; with both Cardiology and Rheumatology. It’s becoming all too frequent for me now, where I’m in regular contact with a GP or spending time in Hospitals. There are far too many symptoms to list here, but with a recent test also pointing towards vaccine induced Systemic Lupus Erythematous, it’s a very challenging time for me ongoing, and not knowing the full and true extent of damage; COVID-19 and the Astra Zenica vaccine has done to my body and mind is absolutely devastating. The only positive that’s happened, is my own GP advising me not to have any further vaccines, this in fact may have saved my life and the reason I am still here battling a number of chronic conditions sadly.