Pﬁzer ﬁrst dose: w0221.
Pﬁzer second dose: FD7206
The vaccine affected my cycle. I got my second Pfizer jab in July 2021 (against my better judgment). I work in healthcare and the clock was ticking to get it done or get dismissed. Also, they were getting so obsessed with having children vaccinated that I thought maybe, just maybe if one more adult gets it, they’ll leave the kids alone.
So, I get my second Pfizer in July, then in August no period. In September no period. Both months I took a pregnancy test just in case. My husband had a vasectomy over a year ago, but you never know, there’s always the possibility, but of course, two negative pregnancy tests.
I started to notice excessive weight loss and intense night sweats. I lost about 17 pounds in two months. In October all I had was one day of black blood. At this point I started to worry. I called the doctor and had them book me in for blood work.
I’m 35, could I really be going through early menopause? I wondered. No one in my family has before, but I supposed the possibility was there. The blood work came back normal, nothing to be concerned about. Now we’re in December, I ask to get a pelvic ultrasound done. Again, everything came back fine. No concerns. So where’s my period? The doctor now suggests I go on birth control, “Maybe it’ll start your period back up.”
Sure, I guess. Let’s give it a go. I’m currently on my fourth pack of birth control. Each month, no period, just light brown blood/discharge for almost three weeks out of the month. Not an actual period. I’ve had blood clots that come out of nowhere during any given month, some are painful to pass and some aren’t so noticeable. I have been referred to a gynecologist, but I feel like my case isn’t that concerning to them since I’m only on a cancellation list.
The most frustrating part is the responses I get from people, even some family members: “Well at least you’re done having kids, aren’t you happy? I’d be so happy to not get a period.” These people are so ridiculous. Sure, I might be done having kids, but what about the 25-year-olds?What about the 12-year-old that had to get the vaccine for school or to play sports? Are we so blind that we don’t see the potential dangers in that? How will they explain that to their kids in the future; why they can’t get pregnant? Why their periods are so out of wack.
I got my period at 13, I have always been regular, never had severe cramps, never breakouts, barely any symptoms at all. Although my injury may not be as severe as most that I have read about, I do think we need to shine a light on this type of injury as it could harm many future generations.
Notes: @ivonnethompson Is 35 years old from Ontario Canada. She is a mother and wife who was mandated to take the vaccine to continue working in healthcare.