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HE WAS TRAINING FOR 100-MILE BIKE RIDES BUT IS NOW BARELY ABLE TO RIDE A STATIONARY BIKE FOR 20 MINUTES
His Doctors Won’t Admit that Covid Vaccination is the Cause of His New Health Problems
I have been struggling for 10 months with post-vaccine injury. I won’t go into all the details of my symptoms other than that they involve fatigue, shortness of breath, some chest tightness at night, dizziness (of late), and headaches. I also have a fluttering feeling in the heart, from time to time. I have had numerous tests/labs, including work with a cardiologist, CT scans and x-rays. Most were deemed “unremarkable” except for an unexplained spike in blood pressure during one of two stress tests and a marginally high antinuclear antibody test (ANA) at 180.
I decided to sign up for Dr. Bruce Patterson’s labs and found that I have three abnormal readings: SCD40L and CCL5 (Rantes) were each high and my VEG-L was 2.5 times higher the high end (28). I hope to have a consultation with Dr. Patterson’s team though I am waiting for confirmation from my primary care physician, who is generally supportive but at a loss for what to do and is now out of town until April 7.
Throughout this process over the past 10 months, all but one doctor expressed skepticism that the vaccine could be the culprit, though my health was turned on its head inside two days after my second dose of Moderna. It took me the better part of two weeks to get over the first dose. I also had a tetanus shot during this period of time. I saw a doctor in June 2021 who told me I was not alone and that the clinic had seen similar problems in healthcare workers who were the first to get the vaccine, but that most of them seemed to recover after three months or so. For reasons that are not clear to me, he is no longer part of my healthcare team.
Just a bit more background and demographic details: I am 65 and African American. Prior to the injury, I was on no medications (they since put me on 5 mg of Amlodipine because my blood pressure, from time to time during this period of time, has been a bit high). Prior to all this, I was actually nearing the end of a two-year training program to prepare for two century (100 mile) bike rides and hoping to join the master’s circuit for velodrome bicycle racing. I trained 6-8 hours per week at an advance level and was in the best shape of my adult life. Around March of last year, I had a physical and there were no issues with my health and my doctor saw no reason not to continue the training and cycling goals. Now I struggle to bike 20-30 minutes on a stationary bike.
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