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When I got the vaccine, my pinky finger went numb and I felt this pressure in my lower back. It went away and I didn't think much more about it.

A few days later, while I was sleeping, the nerve across my stomach lit up like an electric fence while I slept. It only happened that one day and I didn't think much of it.

A week later, I woke up with a very slow heartbeat. I called the nurse line and they had me check my pulse. It was low but it was right on the border. One less beat and it would have been considered bad. I went about my day and it seemed to be better.

At 2.5 weeks, my entire world came crashing down on me. I started having weird nerve sensations on the surface of my skin along my stomach. It was like someone was painting on me -- as if they were drawing lines on my skin. It was creepy but it didn't hurt. But that night, I took a bath and when I got out of the tub after laying for about an hour, something went horribly wrong with my body. My sides and waist (around my entire waist) had extreme pressure. When I sat, my nerves in my torso would rub against each other and hurt. When I stood, the same thing happened. And when I tried to lay, the same thing happened. The only thing I could do was constantly walk around while stretching my body vertically so my nerves would stop rubbing against each other. I also had to keep pushing my sides in (I created pressure against my nerves so I would stop feeling the pressure they were having on each other and me). I was up all night walking like this.

I went to the doctor and they were clueless. The minute I mentioned the vaccine, their eyes glossed over.

I also started having the nerves under my shoulder blades feel pancaked together and also as if they were trying to tear apart. I also had this on my sides where the nerves are squashed together and numb.

I was this bad for a week.

I had to research online - find other people who had the same thing as me - in order to get help. The people I met are far worse off than me with nerve tremors and muscle weakness. Some cannot walk or need a cane (although all have been able to walk now that I know but some still need a cane).

I am slowly recovering. Although, I still have the pancaked nerves on the surface of my skin and I have a ball of nerves on my right side that are squished together or in distress somehow. I feel it a lot when water hits it in the shower.

I would not wish this on anyone.

There is no way that was normal and it certainly wasn't told to me as even a remote possibility.

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