Valerie Milford’s Story:
This was hard for me to open up about, but I felt it was important to do so.
Wednesday 13th Oct I got my 1st Pfizer dose. Few hours later I had heart palpitations, body aches & felt feverish, then later that night I had chest pains & was struggling to breathe so I went to the ER with my Mum. After a long wait, I was told I had PERICARDITIS – inflammation of the sac around the heart. I was sent home and advised to take Nurofen for the pain. The next few days I felt weak, tired & out of breath constantly. I was too exhausted to do anything & still had chest pains.
3 days later on Saturday, I suddenly felt my wrists & ankles feel “heavy”/weak, and my hands & feet began to ache. I was unable to walk & move my hands much due to the pain, & at times my feet would get numb. My GP prescribed me with painkillers but unfortunately it didn’t help. Seeing that my feet were worst, I was referred back to the hospital.
My feet & lower legs were cold to touch, ached at every movement, and felt like they were being pricked at when I tried to take a step. After a 6hr wait in the ER we were called in & at this point my feet & lower legs were numb from sitting for so long.
The first 2 Doctors that saw me didn’t know what was going on but told me my condition was not from Pfizer, unrelated to my nerves & blood, and that it was “all in my head” – yes these were his exact words. I didn’t feel like I was getting any help at this point. However after another Dr saw I was struggling to walk they admitted me to stay overnight to run some tests & find the cause.
3 days later my Dr & Neurologist confirmed I had NEUROPATHY in my hands and feet – a side effect from my Pfizer dose that may last 4-6 weeks.
I didn’t have any major health concerns prior, I loved being outdoors & keeping active. I got the jab so I could work, despite me being anxious about it, & now I’m unable to because of it.
Thank you all for your love & prayers during this time🤍 I’m currently recovering from home, doing check-ups with my GP every few days but still experiencing chest pains & struggling to walk due to the pain. But I know God is by my side🤍🙏🏼
Solely doing this to create awareness🤍