My name is Dianne. I am a wife, mother of two sons and grandmother to two grandsons. I have always been an active person who enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. I loved to go on walks every day. I have asthma and many allergies which I’ve had since childhood, but otherwise I’ve been healthy.
On April 23 2021 I received the COVID vaccination thinking I was doing my part like everyone else. The next day I woke with a fever, bone pain in my hips, chills and swollen red blotchy skin at the injection site.
On Day 5 after the vaccination I developed bleeding on my forearm (on the same side I was injected).
On Day 8 I felt a shudder in my head like an earthquake. I got bruising and petechiae and skin splinter hemorrhages under my nails. I got brown spots on my lower legs and sores that resembled ulcers on the back of my upper legs. I developed extreme fatigue that left me in bed for eight weeks.
I had Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) symptoms that included internal vibrations in my chest at night, blood pressure changes and blurry vision. I had noise sensitivity and suffered from painful calves, bulging veins and hair loss.
I visited the ER several times and had blood work done as well as ECGs anCAT scans. I was told I had anxiety and referred to a psychiatrist. I was prescribed antidepressants and benzodiazepines.
My family doctor yelled at me when I mentioned this was from the vaccine, telling me I had anxiety, and hung up on me. I truly believed them and continued taking the drugs. But I wasn’t getting any better. The brain fog got much worse and I decided to wean myself off the drugs six months later.
I joined a few FB support groups where I found other people suffering the same symptoms as me. I reached out to a local doctor I found who was following the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) protocol and was willing to treat me. I started the protocol and was 80% recovered from some of my symptoms. Unfortunately, these doctors who took the oath to help people and do their due diligence, the true heroes in all this, are being put under investigation and losing their licenses. This is truly criminal! I have been gaslit and ghosted by every doctor and specialist I was sent to. Labeling me and throwing around the anxiety card has only hurt me more. I also joined a COVID clinical research study only to be diagnosed with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) by them.
The neurologist I saw said my tremors were not FND and that he has seen many people with similar symptoms after having had the vaccinations. He reassured me these tremors would go away in time.
I have spent the last year researching and trying different treatments. I am still getting bruising and petechiae to this day. I feel angry about the way we all have been treated and silenced. We are real. This is real and we all need to have our voices heard.