Hi, my name is Glenn and I’m 37 years old. Before the vaccine I was working towards starting up a bleach-dyed T-shirt business. I was physically active and enjoyed breakdancing, which required me to be in great physical condition. I was eating a gluten-free diet, because not doing so would cause me to fall asleep while driving (among other things). Other than high cholesterol, I did not have any further preexisting health conditions.
I got the vaccine because I thought that the coronavirus wasn’t going to magically go away (this was in mid 2021) and I thought that it would reduce the chance that I would infect my elderly parents. I naively thought that the risks of side effects were around 1 in a million.
I thought that Pfizer was the ‘safe’ one, because it was supposed to have fewer side effects than Astrazeneca, so I got the Pfizer on 27th of May 2021 (left arm). I had no immediate reaction. However, over the next few days my arm hurt more than with other vaccines I have had in the past, and I had mild flu-like symptoms.
A few weeks later on June 10th, I got sunburned badly. To this day, I still have a tan-line even though it’s more than one and a half years later (!). I still don’t know if my sunburn reaction was related to the vaccine.
I got the second Pfizer anyways, because I figured that I might as well finish the job. I thought that some people were exaggerating the risks of the vaccine. Later on I would learn about Brianne Dressen, Augusto Roux, Maddie de Garay, Olivia Tesinar, and another non-public clinical trial participant. It turns out that I had vastly underestimated the risk.
The second Pfizer was in my left arm and I did not have an immediate reaction. However, over the next few days the pain in my left arm was greater than my first vaccine, and the flu-like symptoms were also greater than before. It put me in bed enough that I didn’t want any more of the vaccine.
As the flu-like symptoms were wearing off, my symptoms evolved and started ramping up. I was tired, experienced brain fog, and had trouble multitasking. Trying to walk and hold a conversation was a little too much for me. I had trouble walking for more than 5 minutes, even though I was doing front flips and was breakdancing before the vaccine. I had trouble falling asleep, my body would jerk as I was trying to fall asleep. My sleep quality went down, and my sleeping patterns were fairly unpleasant.
I happened to have ordered some veterinary Ivermectin because of my research on Covid. Because I had read that it might work for vaccine injury, I tried it. Fortunately for me, I am one of the people who respond very well to this drug. My sleep quality improved dramatically and most (but not all) of the brain fog lifted. The timing of my symptoms after the vaccine and my response to Ivermectin made me realise that it was highly likely that I was injured by the
When my recovery plateaued, I started looking at other experimental and poorly-tested treatments for vaccine injury. I had heard that statins would help sufferers clear spike protein from their body faster (it turns out that this is probably a bogus theory). To get access to statins, I called my family doctor and explained that I suffered serious health problems after the vaccine.
My family doctor did not believe in vaccine injuries and suggested that my problems might be due to anxiety over the vaccine. In the end, my treatment plan was him hanging up on me.
I ultimately obtained statins through two routes. First, I ordered them online because red yeast rice can be purchased without a prescription. Secondly, I had a telemedicine visit with a walk-in doctor (day 76 post-injury) and was relieved when he was willing to give me a prescription for atorvastatin. I did not say that I had a vaccine injury and left it up to him to decide as to whether I had Long Covid or a vaccine injury.
Unfortunately, statins only gave me side effects and did not speed my recovery. I experienced muscle pains that moved from one location to the next. On day 80, I was walking with a limp because the pain (4/10 intensity) happened to be in my hip.
My symptoms have been evolving over time, with old symptoms going away and new symptoms showing up. On day 41, I noticed that I had tremors in my left index finger whenever I tried to move it slowly. On day 69, I started having many days when I would experience amplified anger. Something that should only be a 2 out of 10 would end up being a 9 out of 10. Something as simple as my phone ringing or playing chess online would send me into fits of rage. I was
constantly slamming the table over a game. I found this more debilitating than the fatigue.
On day 107, I went to visit the emergency room (my family drove me) because I had an irregular heartbeat. The doctor couldn’t figure it out but recommended that I stop Ivermectin. He claimed that the drug wasn’t approved in humans… until I mentioned that Soolantra and Stromectol are approved in humans. I was referred to a cardiologist who also couldn’t figure it out after an ultrasound test and ECG (I did not have an irregular heartbeat during those tests). However, I appreciated his honesty as he was willing to say that he couldn’t figure it out.
During my ER visit, the hospital staff did not like that I was wearing an elastomeric respirator (the type of mask worn by protestors who don’t like tear gas). They wanted me to wear a surgical mask instead. I didn’t want to catch Covid from my hospital visit, so I wore a surgical mask over my elastomeric respirator.
Since my cardiology visit, I have avoided the healthcare system because the tests don’t find anything, the staff have no training on my condition, and I don’t want to be harmed from catching Covid, which has caused serious relapses in many people injured by the vaccine.
I don’t have much confidence in medical professionals at hospitals. They don’t spend $50 on a mask that should do a much better job at protecting them from Covid. I do not have any formal diagnoses and did not seek one because it would not have affected my treatment at the time. I knew that there were doctors in Canada who went out of their way to educate themselves on the treatment of Long Covid and vaccine injury. However, I was not able to access any of those doctors because the licensing board in my province, the CPSO, has taken away their ability to earn a living (or has threatened to do so).
I was originally planning to try Christopher Hassell but waited 2 weeks and saw that his practice had closed. I currently stockpile Ivermectin to ensure that I have access to the drug. Currently, I am fortunate enough to be mostly recovered though I have lingering symptoms. I seem to be rotating between blood in my stool, my blood not clotting properly, irregular heartbeat, and several other symptoms. Every day, I take 4mg of Ivermectin (for prevention) and a teaspoon of black seed oil. I have only spent several hundred dollars on medications and supplements.
MY MESSAGE TO THE WORLD
Please help the injured find each other and please help the injured find resources. Many of the injured don’t know about what’s out there: treatments; doctors who actually know something about the condition; and support groups. Heavy censorship on social media makes it difficult for those newly injured to figure out how to get healthcare. I currently spend a lot of time doing volunteer injury advocacy work. I maintain lists of doctors and support groups at LongHaulWiki.com.