I am a 32-year-old female. I received my first Pfizer vaccine in June, and started getting
hives in July. They were small, and were relieved with one dose of Benadryl.
I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on September 1st, and that is when all hell broke loose. I was covered from head to toe in burning, vicious hives. After many hospital visits, blood tests and allergy tests, the doctors have been unable to find a cause. They never even mentioned it could be from the vaccine, and because of the one-month delay I hadn’t considered it myself. That was until I shared my story of how sick I was, and friends of friends came out sharing the same kind of story. The only link between us is the vaccine.
As of today, I am on strong doses of antihistamines that relieve the hives most of the time, but I have started to develop severe lip swelling. I just got back from the hospital where they sent me home with some steroids to take down the swelling. Will this nightmare ever end, and will we be able to get back to our regular lives?
Since all of this has happened I have missed many days of work and I am a pretty miserable person to be around. I just want to feel better. I read studies recently where they spoke of these delayed urticaria reactions and called them ‘mild symptoms’ and ‘insignificant’. I don’t know about you, but my symptoms are far from mild. They are debilitating and straight up depressing.
My letter to Doug Ford:
Not sure if you can help but there are a lot of us looking for answers. This is a link to the support group mentioned below.
Doug Ford, I’m not sure how this works or if I will ever hear back from you but I’m hoping that you will at least read this.
My name is Kaitlyn Hodgson. I am a 33-year-old female from Brantford, Ontario. I won’t get into all of the details, and try to get straight to the point. I was skeptical about getting the Pfizer vaccine that was so quickly pushed out to the public, but I had been working from home for two years and all I wanted to do was go camping with my family. So I rolled up my sleeve like you asked. Your voice in particular Doug.
Long story short, I have now been suffering ever since. I wake up every day with full body hives. Before this, I had never even seen a hive in person. I am now on strong antihistamines that make me feel like garbage. FOUR TIMES the recommended dosage was prescribed by my doctor. These hives don’t skip a day, sir, and they show up with a vengeance. My life is forever changed because you asked me to “do the right thing”.
If I had forced someone to live in solitude and never see anyone. If I had made them feel so depressed and alone, telling them that they can’t even enjoy the outdoors with their family, to the point where they were completely drowned in depression. Then told them they could come out as long as they do what I tell them to. Then what I told them to do ruined their ability to live a happy, healthy life. Wouldn’t I be held accountable? So why is no one being held accountable?
Doctors feel bad for me and medicate the crap out of me to try and keep these hives at bay. I’ve had more than four hospital visits because my face swells to the point where I can hardly breathe. I call in sick to work regularly but luckily have a boss who feels horrible for what I am going through and hasn’t let me go. But no-one can fully understand what I am going through unless they’ve been through it themselves.
I joined a support group on Facebook where thousands of people have the same debilitating illness caused from the vaccines that you and many others convinced us to get.
Doctors are telling us there are no long-term studies, so there is no timeline for recovery. We may live with this for the rest of our lives. Can you even fathom that? Like really fathom that sir. I was perfectly healthy and now everyday I wake up to this illness. So can you tell me where I go from here? My life is ruined. And the worst part is, I turn on the news to hear “do the right thing, get a vaccine”. Every day I hear you talking about the vaccine like it’s a hero. It’s not a hero sir. It has ruined my life.
Your words put me in this position, so I’m hoping maybe you can tell me who is responsible for my pain and suffering? Who is going to help me? Who is going to pay for my missed time at work and my medications? Me? I was depressed and just wanted to go camping!
Sincerely one sad constituent, Kaitlyn Hodgson