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Myco
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Who's taking the COVID vaccine when it's available.

Would love to know if any long term lyme patients out there have reliable info from their LLMD's. What are they recommending?

I had debilitating Neuro lyme and am largely symptom free after treatment. Don't want to rock the boat but am thinking of taking it when it's available. Have never taken a Flu Vaccine.

Are we considered "at risk or vulnerable" part of the population? ie..would we get it earlier than others?

I've done lots of Vaccine research so please no conspiracy related replies here, thanks.

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I might have to bite the bullet and do it. Just heavily detox and pray ill be ok. I just started a new job that I absolutely love, it's in Healthcare ( business/ administration side) and worst case scenario I don't want to lose my job if I decline or wait. I gave them my medical exemption form for the flu shot and they were fine with it (thankgod)

A vaccine for Covid gives me so much relief and hope. However for someone with Lyme and Cos and who was injured by vaccines last year I am worried. If I become more sick and the vaccine triggers something ugly then what? Still lose my job? ☹

It's a gamble.

[ 12-04-2020, 05:51 PM: Message edited by: Mountainsky ]

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Many Lyme patients have severe Immune disfunction.
We simply don't make antibodies. Putting any vaccine in my body would be fruitless.

Did Lyme cause this Immune disorder or did this Immune disorder cause us to be unable to clear Lyme out of our bodies? Please get your IgG sub-classes tested.

A VACCINE MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER!

Dr H has conducted his own study on Lyme patients within his practice and to date, not one has ended up in the hospital. Hospital clinical trial is next.

Here he lists his exact protocol for preventative and active infection treatments;
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3559511577470948&id=558833517538784&__tn__=%2As%2As-R

Good luck finding ivermectin. Many stores have pulled it off their shelves.

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No thanks. Not for me. I have MCS and MCAS and I know it would throw me for a loop .. and with possibly permanent complications.

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"I've done lots of Vaccine research so please no conspiracy related replies here, thanks."

If you actually did any substantial amount of vaccine research you wouldn't be taking it.

(editing out a couple remarks - people can make comments here but keep them courteous please)

[ 12-06-2020, 12:28 AM: Message edited by: Robin123 ]

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My Lyme doc is able to treat any patient who gets covid- says symptoms are down in 48 hours. Not true that people need a vaccine to treat covid.

I have taken lots of Vit C, Vit D, turmeric and a mushroom extract and I have had 3 negative tests. Pretty good for someone with an immune-compromised illness, yeah?

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C'mon team. Have you seen the symptoms of long haul COVID and how they are identical to long-haul (Chronic) Lyme?

Why would any of us what to risk getting that?

I know vaccines can and do cause issues, but for me I'd much rather roll the dice with the most heavily scrutinized vaccine in history rather than get COVID and face another decade of long haul symptoms. It just isn't worth it.

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I already have the long-hauler symptoms. It's called MCAS.

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Hi Lymetoo!
I have MCAS too but I am seriously considering the vaccine. Some think Covid-19 causes significant vascular damage and can affect any part of the body. Heart attacks, strokes, eye issues, permanent lung damage, permanent heart damage and the list goes on and on. When I read the facebook group posts of long haulers they sound very much like us and chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Lots is still unknown about post covid issues.

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What is MCAS?

I was just going to post this same question about the vaccine. I really don't know what to do. It seems you could damned if you do, and possibly damned if you don't.

I never got totally well from lyme. Got reinfected too many times. Don't need Covid, and sure don't need to be a long hauler due to a reaction to the vaccine.

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As a RN who had a vaccine injury which was really the downward spiral of my health I would say wait. Not never, just but wait and see.

Personally, I won't ever get another vaccine; however, I don't think they are all bad. I would just wait and see how it goes with the general population before you jump in. [Smile]

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MCAS Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. I believe I have that, as I am allergic to everything. I take a lot of quercetin and sometimes benedryl. I can no longer tolerate antibiotics because of it. Trying to build up the gut flora, but not having much success. So much inflammation.

I may just wear a mask the rest of my life.

Thanks Keiko for the good advice. I have not had a vaccine for decades. Your story concerns me, and I will definitely wait and see. Just wear a mask the rest of my life, maybe.

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quote:
Originally posted by bcb1200:
C'mon team. Have you seen the symptoms of long haul COVID and how they are identical to long-haul (Chronic) Lyme?

Why would any of us what to risk getting that?

I know vaccines can and do cause issues, but for me I'd much rather roll the dice with the most heavily scrutinized vaccine in history rather than get COVID and face another decade of long haul symptoms. It just isn't worth it.

Agreed, thank you!
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You must educate yourself. Put in the time and work.

Emergency COVID-19 Vaccine May Cause Massive Side-Effects
https://tinyurl.com/yddpfkr7

Major safety questions still remain. None of the trials included immunocompromised volunteers, so the effects of these vaccines on people with suppressed immune function is wholly unknown.

Australia Ends COVID-19 Vaccine Due To HIV Antibody Positives
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/australia-ends-covid-19-vaccine-trials-due-to-hiv-antibody-positives-2337285

Data showed some patients developed HIV antibodies towards fragments of a HIV protein, which was used in the vaccine to stabilize the vaccine. What????????????

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I've already lost the link, but I read a warning somewhere which warned that persons with bad allergies might have trouble with the COVID vaccine, which made me think immediately of MCAS patients.

I had intended to post that article immediately, for fear of losing track of it, which is exactly what has happened. I promise to come back and post it here, if/when I'm lucky enough to find the link again.

Until then, here's what our daughter's old allergist from any years ago used to do to protect her whenever she needed any kind of flu vaccine or other immunization. He broke the dosage down into two (or more) smaller dosages and gave them a couple of weeks apart.

It's been too long ago for me to remember any of the specific details, especially about the timing of subsequent dosages.

What I do recall is that this method was very effective for her. She did not suffer any major setbacks this way.

I suspect that many allergists would be open to this idea because they are already familiar with super-sensitive patients -- in case you need to go doctor shopping in order to find someone open to this idea.

Obviously, this method would not be feasible for the vaccine (from Pfizer?) which requires super-cold storage because it decays very rapidly at room temperature, but most of the other COVID vaccines from other manufacturers do not require extremely cold storage conditions.

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I tried to post a video from a LLMD about this subject, but the link doesn't activate.

This doctor feels positive about this vaccine because it doesn't introduce any virus into a person's system, but instructions for the immune system. When he says to weigh the risks, he's saying it's life threatening for people with LD to get covid-19.

Basic summary:

3 reasons for thinking twice about this type of vaccine:

1. If you have ever had a severe reaction to anything. Severe doesn't mean a few days of headache, or plugged up sinuses, etc. This means those who carry an epi pen with them all the time. This applies to all vaccines, not just the covid vaccine.

2. Some people have an autoimmune illness that can be proved with blood tests. Not all people with LD have autoimmune blood markers. If they do, there is a 1% chance they will have problems with a vaccine of any kind. So, they have to weigh their risks, the vaccine's possible negative outcome against risk of dying with covid-19.

3. If a person had a vaccine of any kind in the past, and it caused a serious relapse of lyme disease (not just a month or two of feeling worse).

This vaccine is so different from any before it, there is no information about people with LD taking it. There's no information about long term effects.

end of summary

My friend who works in the ER of a local hospital is going to hold off and see how it goes, but she is very healthy and protects herself well.

I'm inclined to wait and see. That is risky for a person who catches every little thing that comes along

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quote:
Originally posted by Robin123:
My Lyme doc is able to treat any patient who gets covid- says symptoms are down in 48 hours. Not true that people need a vaccine to treat covid.

I have taken lots of Vit C, Vit D, turmeric and a mushroom extract and I have had 3 negative tests. Pretty good for someone with an immune-compromised illness, yeah?

What does your doctor do to beat Covid-19 in 2 days? What you just listed?
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quote:
Originally posted by TX Lyme Mom:
I've already lost the link, but I read a warning somewhere which warned that persons with bad allergies might have trouble with the COVID vaccine, which made me think immediately of MCAS patients.

I had intended to post that article immediately, for fear of losing track of it, which is exactly what has happened. I promise to come back and post it here, if/when I'm lucky enough to find it again.

OK, here's the link to the article which I thought I'd lost. It was still open on my computer.

Funny thing though: I had first seen the link to that article posted right here at LymeNet, by Bonnie, in her message immediately above my previous message! Thanks, Bonnie!

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/12/08/coronavirus-vaccine-side-effects.aspx

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I'm not going to get the vaccine. Too many allergies and history anaphylaxis reactions. However, I am now taking Vitamin D3 and zinc for protection. There have been small studies on Vit D3 with covid 19. Also, smart doctors are well aware the benefits of Vit D3 and respiratory illnesses because it was already in studies long ago.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qwaq4oRnpjY&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1o2VFQfh1mSOmWn4mlOMieJVt1SHxSAKnax5MiSKRkn4IuG_4xrPkLHTA

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quote:
Originally posted by TX Lyme Mom:
I've already lost the link, but I read a warning somewhere which warned that persons with bad allergies might have trouble with the COVID vaccine, which made me think immediately of MCAS patients.


Exactly. It's recommended in the UK that anyone who has to carry an epi pen should not get the vaccine.

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More info:

https://acaai.org/news/american-college-allergy-asthma-and-immunology-releases-guidance-risk-allergic-reactions-pfizer?fbclid=IwAR0sUWYp19b1lzcSjOZUAY1AMg-KT78Yq_LN6gjYzqTJgnsGnsK6 OjPJAGc

"Data related to risk in individuals with a history of allergic reactions to previous vaccinations and/or mast cell activation syndrome/idiopathic anaphylaxis is very limited and evolving."

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-vaccine-allergic-reactions-study/2020/12/21/e01001d2-431a-11eb-b0e4-0f182923a025_story.html?utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social&utm_s ource=facebook&fbclid=IwAR06s38EzXTrpDeeExhegP21pquhRz0_DfY6X73yzR9rAaMHRFJhwRBDE8w

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quote:
Originally posted by daisys:
quote:
Originally posted by Robin123:
My Lyme doc is able to treat any patient who gets covid- says symptoms are down in 48 hours. Not true that people need a vaccine to treat covid.

I have taken lots of Vit C, Vit D, turmeric and a mushroom extract and I have had 3 negative tests. Pretty good for someone with an immune-compromised illness, yeah?


What does your doctor do to beat Covid-19 in 2 days? What you just listed?
Ok, here's his list:

1) ViraClear - a homeopathic remedy that helps to clear respiratory illness. Available on Amazon as a cherry-flavored syrup and tincture. Said if ill, to take 4x the normal dose 4x/day, and have at least 2 bottles on hand. Made a pretty strong statement that taking ViraClear early on has a good healing impact.

2) Safecell glutathione - said if already taking it, double it - ie if taking 2 pills in the am, add 2 at noon. Watch for sped-up feeling, insomnia. 60 capsules in a bottle, 300mg each.

3) upped Vitamin C - said to take 3x more than what normally taking (me - I really up it)

4) Noxylane - it's a shiitake mushroom enzyme extract. Said if on it, up it to 3 pills 2x/day.

Just giving instructions verbatim. Obviously for first-time users, see how any of it goes.

Most recently, he said 48-72 hours for clearance of COVID sx in his Lyme patients!

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Thank you!
Might be good to have this stuff on hand...of course, I have the Vit. C.

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Risks of Covid-19 mRNA vaccine to those with chronic Lyme Disease and other neuro-inflammatory conditions, plus preventative and alternative treatment options:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/01/31/covid-19-vaccine-gene-therapy.aspx?ui=bbe5915fe75d998fd4d12ec07a2608f4ac51b11f547ace6cc7a32a6963ff4b88&cid_source=dnl &cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20210131&mid=DM790791&rid=1072374347

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What is MCAS?

https://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=036299;p=0

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Well, I got the first part of the Moderna Vaccine yesterday. I was really afraid. I believe I have MCAS, as I am allergic to everything, always fighting inflammation. Never got totally well from Lyme.

But, the new variants are scaring me. And all the people that are dying from this.

So, I just went for it. Had to wait 15 minutes after the injection. Felt anxious after shot. And I think my imagination took over. I have been dealing with panic issues the last couple of years, so most likely was just that. The only true symptom that I know for sure was real, was a sore arm.

Today, I don't feel any different that usual.

I go back in a few weeks for second shot/booster, which can sometimes cause more symptoms.

Will let all you know more about how I do with that.

But this was done while in my car. Then we parked and waited for any serious reactions. They had an ambulance and medical team present for such things. And the hospital was fairly close.

Thought I would share.

P.S. I am scared of vaccines, and usually don't get them.

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I would eventually like to get the vaccine. Not anytime soon though. The *earliest* maybe this summer. Esp not when I am in the brunt of treatment.

That new variant frightens me too. Vaccines scare me for sure more than Covid. Its a tough decision . I was personally injured by one almost 18 months ago. Its a gamble, for sure but a very important personal decision. Nobody should be bullied or negatively swayed to take/not take it.

My work knows I am waiting and they have been great and accepted my flu vaccine exemption. I was rest assured it wasn't mandatory, for anyone. Mind you I work in healthcare ( they don't know I'm sick).

Good luck Rivendell I'll pray you'll do well 🙏 positive vibes sent your way! 🙂

Quite a few of my coworkers got sick after their 2nd shot but within 48 hours they were fine. Not sure why the 2nd does that.

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it's a no for me. My Lyme became symptomatic after a flu vaccine. Can't imagine what would happen with this where people get really sick after the 2nd vaccination.

Plus with the new strains the effectiveness is too low to consider. my doctors say don't get.

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My Lyme symptoms have never gone away. And I know this stuff is still in my body. I think it hangs out in my skin, joints, and brain. Zithromax helps me the most, but had to stop because my poor gut couldn't take any more, plus ringing in my ears

I take a few Buehner herbs and rub essential oils on my skin. That stuff (essential oils) is potent and knocks me on my butt.

I'm 67, have asthma, and just dealt with breast cancer. I feel so vulnerable.
So I went for it.

Haven't had vaccines in decades, and never had a flu vaccine. But, I always thought feeling sick after some vaccines was normal.

And I get the flu, or something bad, every two or three years, but since Lyme never completely left, wouldn't know if the flu brought it back or not.

So it is a gamble, and no one should be bullied either way. And if you have suffered an injury from a vaccine, it is good to think this through very carefully.

Just sharing my experiences to help the rest of you to decide one way or the other.

And I can always change my mind about the second shot, although I am preparing myself to go through with it.

I have such a fear of an allergic reaction. Don't know if taking Benadryl before this next shot would help. I have taken Benadryl before getting Kat Scans.

I am not in Lyme treatment now. Don't know what my doctor would have said.

I used to get Bee shots for allergies. Got those weekly and did okay, but boy my arm would get so red.

Thanks for your good vibrations and prayers. Best Wishes in your decisions.

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Rivendell, hope you do not have a negative reaction to the covid vaccine.

Please keep us posted.

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I will post when I receive my second shot. Thanks

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I have been refusing vaccines for many years, but have decided to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

It's a choice between 2 risky decisions. I believe covid-19 is far worse than the vaccine. With my health, I know I should never catch this virus.

I stay at home, and my husband is very careful when running errands for us. I went to one appointment where everyone was very careful. Yet, somehow I caught the seasonal flu. I'm fine now, but see how easy it would be to catch Covid-19.

This is a hard issue to decide on without all the facts we need to make an informed decision. I respect whatever others do. Those who have to live with their decision should make their own choice.

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Not according to this tweet.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MoonFix2/status/1358883498111688704

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FYI, the quotes in that tweet came from Mercola's article found in my previous post above.
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No, it’s not safe, it’s not like any other vaccine. Thankfully Covid is very treatable.

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Don’t believe e a tweet. And the md in Mercola’s interview has been discredited. She doesn’t even believe in wearing masks. Bet she wouldn’t let a surgeon operate on her if he or she didn’t wear a mask.

But if you are concerned about mRNA vaccine wait for the Johnson and Johnson.

I know 3 people who have died from covid. And two who are long haulers, so I don’t agree that covid is very treatable.

Just my opinion.

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Since we still know very little about Covid-19, including its origins and the circumstances surrounding it, I feel it is important to keep an open mind and consider all sides, even (especially) those that have been censored. The information in the article is definately worth consideration, IMO.

After all, has the public ever been fed the truth about Lyme Disease?

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I personally think it's safer to strengthen our immune system naturally. That way, we can fight off anything.

I usually get a lot of flus. This year, because I was scared of the covid virus, I upped my immune boosting 2-5x, and as a result, only got a couple flus, maybe like 3 in the whole year.

I went for virus testing during my first one, wondering. Got a negative test. I asked them how would we know if we had the flu or the covid virus. Answer - we don't know!

So, as a result of really good daily immune boosting, I've been the healthiest I've ever been, and I'm now 15-20 pounds heavier, because I normally lose weight during the flus, and I haven't had that chance this year!

So, here to report immune boosting is working out great, but I've got weight gain to show for my success - lol.

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I am planning to get the covid vaccine, when it is available to me.

My Lyme treatment was years of abx, then LDI which got me pretty well. Then I got hit with mold, worked on that and got better. I was doing great, then last April hubby and I both got covid.

The symptoms were bad but our O2 sats were okay and we didn't need hospitalization. Since then we have struggled with post-covid symptoms: chronic fatigue, muscle and joint pain, some neurological symptoms, etc. My doctor found my IgG for EBV quite high, activated by covid?? Now treating with herbal tinctures and feel like cr*p.

We know of people who died. Both my elderly parents got it and survived, but Dad now has some new heart issue. I read one of the Lyme docs online said he thinks that Covid is dangerous enough for his patients that he does recommend the vaccine.

In my case, I don't know if my system will make antibodies? Who knows. But I think it will be at least worth a try. The new variants are so contagious, I don't know how people will be able to avoid them. I sure don't want to get this again. I'm 67 now.
Just my two cents.

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My current LLMD says if I get the vaccine, be sure it's J & J. I don't know how that one is different.

My previous LLMD gave me the impression that yes, getting the vaccine is risky, but getting Covid-19 has a much higher risk of death.

Sillia, what is LDI?

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I got my second Moderna shot this past Monday. I was feeling great that day, and had no allergic reactions. But I have started taking Zytec 10 mg. twice per day because I am allergic to everything, so maybe that helped.

Yesterday, the day after the vaccine, I felt very tired with brain fog. Would have thought it was lyme stuff, but realized it was most likely the vaccine.

Today, I feel a little better, but still sluggish.

I am glad I did it, because of the awful things this virus has done to people. One of our local meterologists anchors a morning show. She is young, lots of charisma and energy.

She got covid last November, and has not recovered. The station would not renew her contract. Very sad.

And we all know what it is like to lose so much of your life to an infecion.

But, each person needs to decide what is safe for them. We are all different.

Good luck to all of you in whatever you decide.

And, if I go down hill later, and I think it is due to vaccine, I will let you know.

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Rivendell, great news, so glad you are feeling okay after vaccine number 2!

Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Glad you got it.

The Famous Dr. H says to get it and prefers Moderna/Pfizer to J&J.

The highly respected Dr. M also says to get it or rather that it is safe for lyme patients. He did a whole video on it. See here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obwhJmasuXo&feature=youtu.be

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BartenderBonnie, thanks for the Dr H. link mention. The video was very informative. Haven't gotten to the other shared links yet.
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I have always stayed away from vaccines, but this is a crazy time.

I have tinctured herbs that might help with the covid, in case I or my husband got sick with it.

Normally, I would try to treat viruses naturally, but with this, no one knows what will happen.

Sometimes its mild. Sometimes people slowly get sick.

But some people start off feeling under the weather, and within a few hours, they can't breathe, and are heading to the hospital for oxygen.

In that scenario, there wouldn't be time for herbs, or making an appointment for an ozone treatment or other types of healing that might otherwise work.

So, that was the main deciding factor for me.

Once you are in the hospital to breathe, you have to take their treatments, so..

Good luck to all of you.

Hopefully herd immunity will come soon, and those who are afraid will be okay.

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I wanted to jump in here and let you all know that as someone who has mast cell issues I had an incremental Moderna vaccine for Covid at my allergist's office yesterday. It was give in 3 separate shots of 10%, 30% and 60%. I was monitored with an Oximeter off and on and checked regularly. Outside of a very sore arm I had no reaction to the vaccine.

I've never had a vaccine outside of childhood vaccines so this was my first and I was super nervous since I have bouts of anaphylaxis.

I'm totally fine today and worked outside in the yard.

I'm scheduled for my second full vaccine on April 19th and will report back.

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Oh also wanted to let everyone know that I did fast 9-10 days, more on than off, with liquids such as coffee, broth, protein drinks, etc. to get my histamine down.

I think that helped me not to have a reaction. My histamine level when tested was over 1300. Normal is like 200-300, hence the fasting.

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I received the two dose Pfizer vaccine. No reaction from first dose. Itchy for two hours at the second injection site.
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I did both shoots .I was fine.i am in remission

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I am in remission, but I have low IgA. After careful consideration and research, I had both doses of the Moderna vaccine on schedule.

I buried a family member to Covid last year. The data for three vaccines here in the US is quite good. My reasoning for taking it is that I know people with long Covid and have seen healthy friends hospitalized with it. It's nice to see family again.

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My LLMD today gave me the green light to take it.

She's very comfortable with it and said the risk of covid is more severe, she has seen no adverse reactions in her patients that received it.

Ultimately it's my choice though. But I can honestly say I'm getting more comfortable and open minded about taking it.

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Basically, we won’t know more until some vaccinated Lyme people get Covid: then their experience would be enlightening.
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First, do we even have any data on how UN-vaccinated people with Lyme have reacted to Covid-19?
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Phoiph-I agree with you I would like to hear from people with Lyme who have not been vaccinated but have had Covid.

I don’t think I’ve seen any of those stories on this site.

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Here is how Lyme patients reported their experience with the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID VACCINATION SIDE EFFECTS
Lyme Patients Similar to General Populations-MyLymeData

https://www.lymedisease.org/covid-vaccination-side-effects/

About 1/3 of Lyme patients participating in MyLymeData’s COVID-19 Vaccine Survey said they have been vaccinated.

MyLymeData participants reported similar side-effects as the general population. In fact they reported fewer side-effects, yet these results aren’t entirely clear.

But. . .

Some patients reported Lyme flare-ups (Moderna 28%) (Pfizer 25%).

A majority of Lyme patients reported that their chronic Lyme places them in a high-risk category for severe disease (75%).

This survey is on-going and this is the preliminary results. Enroll in MyLymeData to participate:
https://www.mylymedata.org/

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quote:
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Phoiph-I agree with you I would like to hear from people with Lyme who have not been vaccinated but have had Covid.

I don’t think I’ve seen any of those stories on this site.

I find it curious that I know of no one, and can find no reports of people with Lyme having contracted Covid-19 on this site or even with a Google search.

I just posted a new topic on the subject to see if we can get more information.

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My friend told me about several nurses with Lyme. They all got the Covid vaccine and never got Covid. They had no ill effects from the vaccine and all got it in December or early January.

Several said if you would see the patients dying a horrible death from covid you would get the vaccine.

I got the 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine. Only side effect was after second dose was sore arm and headache for less than 24 hours. I feel relieved.

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Just to be clear, I am not trying to debate the "vaccine".

I just find it curious that we have not heard more from anyone with Lyme (unvaccinated) that has had Covid-19, and would like to know their experience.

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Lyme patients are very cautious and take their health very seriously. I think this may be the reason we haven’t heard many contracting COVID.

I personally do all my shopping in the mornings, wear 2 masks, wear safety glasses, always open doors with antibacterial wipes, socially distance, clean off carts, clean purse handles and bottom, and sanitize constantly. No one is allowed in my house.

Too say I’m scared is an understatement.

Here is one of Dr H’s patients who contracted COVID and did a video of his experience. Dr H has stated not 1 of his patients has been hospitalized with his COVID protocol.
https://www.lymedisease.org/roth-horowitz-covid19/

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Thanks, Bonnie~

Yes, I agree that people with Lyme are likely more careful and are less exposed unfortunately due to many being homebound to some degree.

Even so, they are still exposed to others in their household who are out working, etc., so you would think we would hear of more cases, even on this site.

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