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i am a 45 year old lady who worked as a healthcare assistant in derriford hospital until june of last year when i was dismissed from my post due to my incapability of being able to fullfill my role following what i beleive to be a reactive arthritis following the flu and swine flu vaccination. I have never felt so ill or felt so much pain in all my life. I had profuse swelling of my hands legs and feet, they were that swollen the consultant at the hospital said he has never seen anything like it. i experienced severe pain in my head and in multiple joints and i lost alot of my mobility. I went from being very active to being able to do virtually nothing. I have had numerous tests blood test to check for rheumatoid etc echocardial gram, ultrasound on all my internal organs and doctors could find nothing. i was in that much pain at one point i wanted to die. Doctors put me on all sorts of medication including morphein and i was still in agony. The only thing i responded to was steroids but the consultant took me off them as i had no immflamatory markers in my blood which suggested i dint need to be on steroids. Within days all my symptons were backand in the end i could stick it no longer so i put myself back on them, went back to the doctor where they were shocked at the significant change in me and agreed to keep me on them. I still as of yet do not have a diagnosis and i am a year on. I feel that the vaccinations i was given has been the cause of this and the fact they gave me a double dose at a time when i was full of cold and cough , doctors feel my immune has become overloaded and couldnt cope , in turn causing my immune to attack my body. :cry: i feel very concerned as i am now a year on and everytime i try stopping the steroids all my symptons come back. They never go away properly i am still swollen and in pain but not as bad as when im not on steroids. I wonder how my body has been affected longterm and the damage this has caused. Is there anybody else experienced similarities to myself i would love to hear from others[color=red:786da7d458][/color:786da7d458]
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