Florence, South Carolina 2021-07-28 08:45:41 –
Rock Hill, South Carolina (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — A woman in Rock Hill says her life has turned upside down after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
She says she was diagnosed with a rare disorder just weeks after her arm was shot.
She says she was very active before this. Now she has to rely on her two sons.
“I was frustrated … it upset my life,” says 61-year-old Kelly Fine.
After receiving both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, Fine sits on her son’s porch most days because that’s really all she can do now.
“Before vaccination, I walked 10,000 steps a day and worked 40-60 hours a week. Now I’m lucky to walk 1000 steps a day,” says Faine.
Six weeks ago she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. It is a rare disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. Weakness and tingling in the extremities are usually the first symptoms. It can be very serious.
“Guillain-Barré syndrome is less common with the vaccine itself,” said Dr. Arinlimazadian, Chief Medical Officer of StarMed.
Dr. Primazadian reports that the chance of developing this syndrome after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca is less than 0.0007%.
“When we looked at the risk factors for Guillain-Barré syndrome after receiving one of the mRNA vaccines, there were few cases,” he said.
“From the first dose, I noticed that I had normal fatigue and stuff, and I also noticed a lot of pain in my legs, especially my thighs. In fact, it still hurts to get dressed.” Said Fein.
Fein’s pharmacist cleared her to get a second shot, and that’s when things went into overdrive.
“Three weeks later, I started to fall. I just walked and for no reason I fell. At first I ignored it and said I would go to the doctor on Friday holidays. Thursday, I knocked down three times and couldn’t go to work. “
Fine says she drove herself to the emergency room and underwent multiple blood tests and MRIs, after which health officials found nothing and decided to send her home.
“And I looked at the doctor and said,’I can’t walk,'” Fine said.
Shortly thereafter, she was immediately admitted to the hospital.
“After a series of lumbar punctures, she said it was Guillain-Barré, then we received a five-night IV treatment, and they sent me home and said I shouldn’t be alone. “Faine said.
Two weeks later she began to fall again. Fine moved from being completely healthy to almost bedridden and received immunotherapy within two months.
“So now I’m just trying to regain my strength with physiotherapy, but I don’t have any hamstrings or quad strings left,” Fine continued.
“The simple act of going up and down the stairs makes me exhausted,” she says.
Her roommate was the one who recommended her to be vaccinated because she had COPD and was nervous about taking the virus home.
He had the vaccine with her close friends and family, and says she was still part of the “wait and see” crowd, but she never objected to it. But now she partially regrets the shot.
“But you hear the horrifying stories of people who actually get sick, so I don’t know. If people are thinking about it, just tell them to be really careful.”
She says Guillain-Barré syndrome is controllable, but she cannot be vaccinated against the flu, shingles, or booster again because the syndrome can recur.
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