Its a New Day, A New Week and a New Month
May 3, 2021 8:15pm CST
Happy May 3rd everyone. I haven't talked about it on My Lot but it has been a rough couple of weeks for my hubs. We (me and his healthcare providers) think that he had a very negative reaction to the Pfizer vaccine and a new medication he was taking. It has been scary, he was having hallucinations, compulsive behavior, confusion, and he has been falling a lot. It was very scary. Last week I contacted his neurologist and we lowered his medication but it didn't give the desired results. On Thursday he fell 4 times. I stopped his medication altogether. On Saturday night he slept 13 hours and woke up Sunday his old self. Please keep him in your prayers that this is the answer. We were at the neurologist today and while he is not as steady on his feet as I would like, he was coherent. We will be going to physical therapy and speech therapy to help him with his articulation and his balance. Hopefully, we have been through the worst of it but it is not over yet. I don' usually talk about personal things like this but I wanted to make everybody aware that it is quite clear that some medications can react badly with the vaccine. Al's doctor was beside herself and apologized, she felt terrible. But how could she have predicted his reaction to this combination? She couldn't have, no one knows these things. I knew the rapid onset of the symptoms was not normal for Parkinson's. I am not suggesting that anyone shouldn't take the vaccine, I believe it is a lifesaver but if you are taking any medication, be very aware of any interactions that are possible. I just hope we can get back where we were which while not perfect was something we could happily live with.
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I will keep Al's health and your strength in my prayers. No 2 people share the same chemistry, and being on medication for the majority of my life I have reacted to shots that others have not experienced. It makes you feel worried and isolated in the fact that it only happened to you. Al is lucky that he has you in his corner, you're making wise decisions on his behalf when he was not able to. Stay strong Izzy.
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• United States
Thank you, it was a nightmare. I did fill out a form with Pfizer to let them know so that may be a warning to others using this medication could be written in. I am just glad he is almost back. It was very scary, I thought he was lost.
• Pensacola, Florida
I will be praying for your husband's complete recovery., I did not and will not get the vaccine and have been using many of the supplements suggested by some top doctors who don't recommend the vaccine and have been quite healthy
• Inverness, Florida
I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers are coming is way by me and a prayer group I belong to. Good thoughts are heading for you hubby, you, and your family. I was unaware that this type of thing could happen. Thank you for making us aware.