- While there is little research on the subject, the general consensus so far seems to be yes. Many in the various communities have recovered and doctors who have seen this condition indicate that it generally tends to resolve over time. This process still might take 6 months or more.
It can be difficult to get doctors to take vaccine induced injuries seriously and many will often try to classify the symptoms as anxiety or psychosomatic. Below are a few tips for getting your doctor to take you seriously.
- How to talk to your doctor about your post-vaccine symptoms.
- Prepare for visits with well documented symptoms and proof that others have these experiences.
- Be willing to get second opinions.
- Consider and be willing to change provider and threaten to do so.
- Find a doctor who is willing to listen and take you seriously.
- Don’t give up or be bullied into thinking you are crazy.
Many tests for individuals experiencing post-vaccine sequelae will come back normal as there are not really many tests that directly address the phenomenon. Listed below are tests for some related issues that can crop up as a result of the vaccine.
- If you are having chest pain in general, it should be taken seriously. Consider visting an ER where they will likely perform some form of imaging (x-ray, MRI, CT scan) as well as potentially tests of heart function (echocardiogram, bloodwork, ECG).
- If you are having chest pains, heart palpitations, and/or shortness of breath, you should get checked for myocarditis/pericarditis. Common tests for this include ECG, CRP, and sed rate.
- If you have a severe headache, leg swelling, persistent abdominal pain, and/or shortness of breath, there is a chance that you might be experiencing CVST/thrombocytopenia (AZ or J&J vaccines). Platelet count and D-Dimer aid in initial detection and can be followed up with CT/ultrasound if abnormal.
- If your heart rate is highly elevated when standing up or performing routine actions, this might be a sign of POTS. POTS is diagnosed using either a 10-minute standing test or a head-up tilt table test.
- If you have numbness or tinging in extremities and/or muscle weakness there is a chance that this is indicative of Guillain-Barré Syndrome and should be assessed by a neurologist.
- If you are experiencing allergy / MCAS like symptoms, it might be worth checking your tryptase levels checked. (Note: these must be kept cool and tested within a short period of the symptom event)