1 year since Vax, still getting worse

By Tristan Hapel | Manitoba, Manitoba | February 21, 2022

I was encouraged by some family members to come to this site and post my story here.

I’ll start with a little about myself prior to my vaccination. I’m a 26 year old male who prior to the vaccine had no health concerns. I was in good physical and mental shape and ate a healthy diet. I worked in the Healthcare field and bought my first home in 2018. I’m not the kind of person to get a yearly flu vaccine, it’s never been my belief that it would do me any substantial benefit due to my health. However when covid hit, I decided to get this vaccine due to its greater effect on the world than the seasonal flu and because I’m a healthcare provider dealing with vulnerable people.

I am currently struggling with intense daily headaches, parasthesias, involuntary movements, visual disturbances, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, light/sound sensitivity, mood issues, and brain fog. This is in addition to some other syptoms that are less severe but quite out of the ordinary. I wont delve too deep into this to save time but an example of this is the formation of several bumps under my jawline that appear to be lipomas. Ive never had these before.

These symptoms had started one week after my first Pfizer jab in March 2021. They came on slowly, for the first month it was mild. I was still going to work and functioning normal but by mid April the symptoms had escalated. This obviously made me a bit skeptical about getting a second shot. Eventually I had to get it in order to keep my job, and I was assured by all medical practitioners and health canada that it could not be the cause of my issue. One week later my symptoms started worsening again to the state that I am in now. I have lost 20 pounds and can hardly leave my house. The pain keeps me often bedbound and barely able to function. My mental health has suffered greatly as well.

I’ve seen many different specialists and had several different tests conducted in the last year, none that have yet to offer any idea as to what is happening to me. I’ve tried dozens of prescriptions, treatments, and therapies all to no avail.

I’ve submitted an incident to the VAERS (Vaccine adverse event reporting system) with the assistance of my family doctor who has sent over whatever tests and medical information i have so far, about 6 months ago and I have not heard anything other than that i am a case they will look into. I’ve called my supposed representative a few times and can never seem to get a hold of them.

It’s becoming apparent to me that there isn’t an imperative to look into these cases. The political climate still seems to be the vaccine push, (even after many countries around the world have lifted mandates and restrictions with a lower vaccination rate than us) and it’s possible this may affect the reporting of vaccine injuries. I cannot otherwise explain why its taking so long. The severity of my case has ought to have placed me higher on the triage due to the debilitating nature of it.

If anyone is having or has had a similar experience, or perhaps know someone who is, I’d like to talk about what you were able to do that helped or what test was able get you the treatment that worked. If nothing else just speaking to people that have been suffering the same way might be beneficial and I may be able to help as well.

Lastly I want to say that I acknowledge the fact that this could be totally unrelated to my vaccination, being perhaps the onset of a chronic illness. I simply want it investigated so that we can all know for sure and if possible find a way to get my life back.

Thank you for your time,


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