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Posted by2 months ago
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Fourth Round of Pfizer Vaccine "Cured" My Long Covid?

I have some good news. I was doing much better on my long covid about a year after infection. Then got the vaccine and got a whole new batch of symptoms. Next vaccine I stayed the same, no better no worse. The third vaccine I got more new symptoms, some nasty brain issues. I was dreading vaccine four, I had already lost my short term memory and fatigue from shot three was debilitating at this point, though I could work in the mornings, but I figured I'd have to stop working after vax four at the very least.

Weirdly shot four "cured" me. I'm still waiting for the shoe to drop, but every day goes by and the fatigue is not there. My oxygen is great. Even my eye convergence is back to normal. The only symptom left is short term memory, so that may be ongoing, but I'm used to that now. And I couldn't say that I have long covid now. It's a very weird feeling after years of being sick and afraid of the future. Long covid really can become your identity.

So I just wanted to write this to say you never know what is going to work for you. I assumed mine was permanent and going to worsen with each vaccine. But in reality, any of us could find something that somehow fixes us tomorrow. I'm not stupid enough to declare myself symptom free forever. My next vax could put me right back or even worse. But for today I feel 100%.

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Thanks for sharing - great to hear about your recovery.

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level 1

try getting the seasonal flu shot. There's no risk, no promises,
but just try it.

it did something to my LC .

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level 2

Something? Like something good? Something bad?

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It’s better after the flu shot?

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level 2

Seriously? Haven’t even heard of this before

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I was at the height of my neuro long covid symptoms. I got the booster because I had nothing to lose. Doctors won’t engage and 15 different supplements weren’t doing shit. I got the booster and my extreme fatigue was lifted and now I’m just exhausted. That was a big plus.i can’t image doin another 20years in this condition.

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Op · 2 mo. ago

I'm glad you got a little better. There are many of people who have had 20 plus years of immune difficulties from tick bites or viruses or mold or chemicals. It's a tough life, but there are ways to manage. I really hope that with the deluge of long covid that's coming our way that a little research will actually happen.

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Thank you 🌸 for saying that about the doctors. I am just flat refusing to go, they always treat me like I come from another planet or something anyway. I guess I’m very good at masking because people always seem to think I’m fine and I’m not fine but how to explain it? I have pretty severe trauma where doctors are concerned just incremental over the years of them not seeing what I’m saying. And what you’re saying is important when you go to the doctor, it’s the most important thing I believe, and it’s like I’m speaking a language they don’t understand— or care to. It’s punishing. Anyway thank you for saying that I appreciate it

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Weird. Mine alternated too. But from the virus.

First time I got covid longhauled 11 months. Second time cured within 5 weeks. Third time longhauling 8 months, up to now. Maybe I SHOULD get it again.

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Same here. There's some things that got better after my fourth infection.

The horrible food histamine itching issues got better after I was reinfected with my second infection. Each infection I've had different, awful long hauls but some symptoms were reset. Now after my fourth I'm doing a bit better overall. Some symptoms have returned like hair loss, labile mood, and fatigue but the rest either were unaffected and I continued my healing journey uninterrupted or got better.

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· 2 mo. ago
1.5yr+

This is almost exactly my timeline too!

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Your story is encouraging. I’ve been putting off the new booster because I finally feel somewhat better (no derealization but still some PEM) and didn’t want to jinx it.

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Op · 2 mo. ago

That's such a hard decision to make. For me anything could so easily start a relapse. I wish you luck in your decision. I'm the first person I've heard of who had a full recovery from a booster, so it's really a crapshoot.

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Keep it up! The more you avoid spike protein the quicker you will recover.

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· 2 mo. ago
2 yr+

Very glad you feel better. It's really weird that some things can make us better or worse; it just depends. I've heard that getting re-infected with covid has cured a couple LHers even though it usually makes things worse. Maybe the 4th shot finally triggered antibodies to clean up the spike protein in your system.

Personally with how much worse the vax shots made me I'm not sure it's worth the risk for myself, but I'm glad you saw improvement.

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Op · 2 mo. ago

Thanks for the support. I certainly wouldn't recommend the vax to many here. But it is scary to start with a wonky immune system coupled with old age and a previous long haul from another issue. Plus I got the terrifying original strain pre-vax which was so different from today's omi and the BA's. I will always choose the protection from going on the vent or dying even if it makes my long haul worse.

I think people don't recognize that all of our immune systems are going to go down and no evushield or pax is going to save us when that happens. Unless the nasal vaccine stops spread if organ failure doesn't get us first we will all eventually die on the vent. I'd like to put that off as long as possible.

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