I wanted to be a part of the solution to help squash the Covid virus. I had numerous confirmations that it was safe for me. I drove happy and whistling to the large stadium where the shots were being given.
I waited in the long lines and finally it was my turn to get the injection. I rolled up my sleeve and said “YAY!” When I got the shot.
However, by the time I drove up to the area where they monitor for 15 minutes, I was not feeling good at all. I had a headache. I had a feeling of being in a thick fog. I could hear the nurses questions, but I had a hard time answering….and then paramedics.
I had feeling of floating away. They took my vitals as my heart raced. My blood pressure was 230/130. An extreme risk for many things that can wrong with a blood pressure that high, including death.
I was lead to another parking lot where other people who were having issues were being monitored. The lady in the car in front of me was taken by ambulance. Another man was on a gurney.
After an hour they said it fine for me to drive home.
I was dizzy and drove slow. Before I got on the freeway, I saw car with the flashers on in the middle lane. I pulled up beside him and asked if he was ok. The wife looked alarmed. She had her cell phone out. I said I would call 911. She waved me on, so I got on the freeway.
I got home safely but had extreme nausea and dizziness. I took my blood pressure on 2 different b/p cuffs because I didn’t believe it. The ‘error’ sign came on when the cuff was above 230/130. And then it kept shutting off.
I had a bad feeling, so I drove to the emergency room. They took me in immediately. I had an EKG, IV inserted and blood draws. I stayed about 10 hours became stable and was sent home. At the last b/p reading, it was my normal of 130/80.
I slept fairly well. I decided to stay home because I didn’t feel very peppy. And then the nausea came on again and the dizziness.
I took my b/p. And again it was sky high, 224//130.
So, here I am in the emergency room again. We need to find out why my body is reacting this way.
I tried to be a good humanitarian to be vaccinated and help end the Covid virus and it backfired.
Well, at least I gave it a good try.
I will keep you posted.
Stay safe my friends.
I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.