This is a personal account of Adriana’s Vaccine-related Story. Adriana completed the Autoimmune Sisters vaccine-related story form and submitted with permission to share.
Adriana’s Vaccine-related Story: I am pro medical freedom and respecting people’s personal health decisions. Those who decide to get the shot have every right to get it and those who decide not to get it have every right not to. I also believe where there is a risk of side effects or death there should always be a choice.
Occupation: Customer Service Representative
Family/Children: Boyfriend of 2 years who has a daughter and I love my dog as if it were my own child.
IG Handle: @healthylivingpursuit
Autoimmune Diseases: Psoriasis, previously dealt with Hashimoto’s
Chronic Viruses: None.
Physical Activity/Dietary/Lifestyle Preferences: Autoimmune paleo diet, strive to take daily walks, rebounding, oil pulling, dry brushing. Also lowering plastic use, emf exposure and stress whenever it’s possible and sleeping 7-8 hours.
Do you have any of the following COVID “high risk” factors? I have no COVID “high risk” factors
Are you under the care of a medical doctor? Yes
What kind of doctor(s)/provider(s) do you work with? I see an MD Family Medicine Doctor that is Board Certified in American Academy in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine and MD gynecologist who practices Integrative and Functional Medicine.
Did your doctor(s)/provider(s) advise you to get the vaccine? They have not brought it up one way or another.
Health Related Questions:
Please describe your health along with any autoimmune, chronic or related illness symptoms you are experiencing. Right now, I am dealing with a small psoriasis spot, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, brain fog, loss of memory, fibroids, an ovarian cyst, and getting my smell back fully from having COVID. I also am waiting to get results back for mold exposure and thyroid issues.
What kind of prescribed medications do you currently take? None
What kind of vitamins/supplements do you currently take? Vitamin D3, probiotics, vitamin C, quercertin, omega 3s, vitamin b complex, zinc
Are you in remission? I was in remission from psoriasis, a borderline case of Hashimoto’s and adrenal fatigue for about a year an half. But life situations, stress, and going off track with my diet has caused it to resurface along with some new health struggles. Currently getting back to eating well, healing self-care practices, running tests and adding new gut healing supplements to my regimen.
Covid-19 Related Questions:
Did you already have Covid-19? Yes
When did you have Covid-19? December 2020-January 2021
Please explain your symptoms and experiences while sick with Covid-19. It started off with painful lower back pain at 10PM at night. I couldn’t sleep all night because I had to keep switching sides because it hurt too much to stay on either side. I woke up to continued back pain only when laying down, having a slight fever & slight headache. The fever lasted a couple days maybe 3 and the headache for a day. The aches lasted about 3 or 4 days. I lost my taste & smell on the third or fourth day. Had fatigue about a week.
I didn’t have breathing issues at all until I started to fear ‘what if my breathing is next since new symptoms seemed to come day by day’ I had a little bit of shortness of breath from the fear. Fear is real when it comes to covid because of all the stories I had heard. But once I made a point to talk back to the fear and reassure myself that I will get better, the shortness of breath went away.
Since having the vaccine, have you been tested for Covid-19 antibodies? Yes
What were the results of your Covid-19 antibody test? Waiting for results.
Opposed to the Vaccine:
Why do you oppose the Covid-19 vaccine? There are many reasons I do not believe in getting the COVID shots. This article explains a lot of my reasonings: 18 Reasons I Won’t be Getting the Vaccine | The Defender.
I believe having antibodies from naturally contracting COVID offers greater protection than a man-made shot that has no long-term testing. I also believe the answer is teaching people about the importance of health, building your immune system and having optimal Vitamin D levels: Vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19: A case-control study at a tertiary care hospital in India | National Library of Medicine.
New Israeli Study Finds Fully Vaccinated People are at “Greater Risk of Hospitalization” and 13 TIMES MORE LIKELY to Catch Covid-19 Than Those Who Have Recovered and Have Natural Immunity | Gateway Pundit
There are Real Possible Risks to Getting the Shots:
In addition, there are real possible risks to getting the shots. Many people have been reported dead after getting the shot or gotten very sick. Often this correlation is being ignored:
- BBC presenter Lisa Shaw died of Covid vaccine complications, coroner finds | The Guardian
- 16-year-old who suffered cardiac arrest after COVID-19 jab recovering, undergoing rehabilitation: MOH | CNA
- 39-Year-Old Model, Malaysian Olympic Archer Die Days After COVID Vaccines | The Defender
- Eric Clapton feared he would ‘never play again’ after ‘disastrous’ time with vaccine | Yahoo! Life
- Royal suffers blood clots after COVID vaccination | News.com.au
- Michigan mother-of-four, 35, dies from brain blood clot 11 days after receiving Johnson & Johnson shot | Daily Mail
- Michigan Woman Died of ‘Complications’ After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: Family | The Epoch Times
- ‘Fun loving’ mum, 34, dies days after having AstraZeneca vaccine as heartbroken husband pays tribute | Yorkshire Live
- Devastated mother demands answers after her son, 20, with muscular dystrophy suffered a seizure and died less than 12 hours after receiving a Pfizer jab | Daily Mail
- COVID-19: Family of Italian woman who died after Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine launch legal action | Sky News
- Physical therapist, 28, working at a senior living facility in Indiana dies two days after getting the COVID-19 vaccine | Daily Mail
- Teen Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Weeks After First COVID Vaccine | The Defender
- Former Detroit news anchor dies one day after receiving COVID-19 vaccine | New York Post
COVID Shots Doing More Harm Than Good:
I see the evidence all around that the COVID shots are doing more harm than good. COVID cases were going down in my area until people started getting the shot & then a strong second wave came. It’s not just happening here. Look at Israel, one of the most vaccinated countries & they have become a hotspot for COVID: Israel is now the world’s Covid hotspot: Cases soar despite country’s trail-blazing vaccine roll-out – sparking fears other highly-vaccinated countries will be hit by another wave due to jabs’ waning immunity | Daily Mail
Also, California: COVID spreading fast in well-vaccinated California counties | The Mercury News
And in Europe: Our World in Data
Are you opposed to all vaccines or just to the Covid-19 vaccine? No, I’m not opposed to all vaccines. I think some of the ones I got as a child were beneficial, however, I don’t think they are all necessary and many use harmful ingredients. My health struggles began shortly after getting a hepatitis vaccine to go on a mission trip over seas. I think that was a big factor and I don’t want anymore vaccines unless there is good research data & doctors I trust finding that a vaccine is beneficial.
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