My name is Georgia, I am 35 years old, and I was 34 when I had the covid-19 vaccine last year. Prior to the vaccine, I was working in the music industry as a music manager, I regularly attended gigs and lived a very sociable life. Managing clients meant juggling a hectic schedule which I was very good at, the ability to remain organised and on top of things came naturally to me.
I was a physically active person all my life, I rode horses since I was 3 years old and roller-skated since I was 8. I lovingly walked my dogs every day and had just taken up arial hoop with friends.
When the vaccine for covid was first announced, I didn’t want it. The people closest to me didn’t want it either and my mother refused it due to heavy concern.
I ended up taking it because my partner and I decided we weren’t going to have children in the near future and we believed that any side effects would run their course in a short time.
Above all I needed to be with my family in Israel and had to be fully vaccinated for travel, this was a major factor in my decision.
I took myself to a local pop-up clinic and had my first dose on 17th May 2021, in my left arm. Afterwards, I felt exhausted and experienced some pain at the site, however, these were considered “normal” reactions and I didn’t think too much of it.
Before any side effect information was even handed out, I was given a consent form to sign, which obviously cancels out the informed part of consent.
I was lucky to have the next day off work because I had no energy.
I had my second dose on the 29th of June 2021 also in my left arm, which again left me with pain at the initial site.
Within 4 hours I was extremely lightheaded and dizzy, I fainted multiple times, something which I have never experienced before in my life.
The following day I was hoovering and fainted in front of my mum, she called the doctor and they told me to rest as fainting was apparently a mild side effect from the vaccine and nothing to be alarmed about.
I signed off work for a week to rest.
I started having neurological issues during this week. I struggled pick things up properly, only when I really concentrated, would I be able to grasp objects. It was like I was having a cognitive blip and the signals from my brain to my limbs weren’t firing correctly.
My partner and I were in Dorset in July 2021. It was on the night of the euro cup final, England v Italy on Sunday the 11th, when I got back to the accommodation and passed out. My partner had to lift me to the bed and that’s when I had a full body tremor. He was asking me questions whilst my body convulsed, “Georgia are you still with me?” I was fully conscious whilst all this was happening so I could hear everything he was saying but couldn’t reply. It was so bizarre.
As we were far from home, I just rode it out, but the very next afternoon I fainted, hit my head on the floor and again went into full body tremor.
We came back home on Tuesday the 13th, each driving our own cars separately. I pulled up to get fuel and managed to get into the petrol station with no issue. There was a problem with my card and I had to go fetch another from the car.
All of a sudden my mind and body just couldn’t make sense of the simple task. I told the cashier “I can’t get back out to my car” and she actually had to go fetch my card for me.
Mum was waiting for us when we got home and I said to her “please don’t be alarmed at how I’m walking” My legs were giving way beneath me and it must have been so frightening for her to see me like that.
The next day my partner drove to the hospital. At this point, I could not walk at all and was experiencing relentless tremors. I was admitted straight away to a ward and booked for tests.
I was hooked up to an ECG, and had a lumbar puncture and blood taken. They wanted a student doctor to perform the lumbar puncture which I refused as my tremors were so constant and could cause me more injury if not performed correctly.
I was given an MRI and CT scan that night. Doctors were baffled as all tests came back clear. Shockingly, they wanted to discharge me even though I couldn’t walk to the toilet without assistance. I refused discharge and explained that if I ended up back in hospital due to a fall or accident, they would be liable for medical negligence.
After hearing this, they adapted their approach accordingly. I saw two neurologists who ordered more tests. The second neurologist diagnosed me with FND and said I was having a direct immune response to the covid-19 vaccine.
When I asked the doctors to record this statement, they instead wrote that I was fixated on social media, in complete ignorance to what the neurologist had diagnosed.
I was in the hospital for 10 days in total and felt neglected and disbelieved the entire time. They gave unhelpful advice saying that if I had private healthcare or “money to throw around” then I could get a home neurological carer.
After the pandemic, I was in no position to pay so much, however, seeing as the NHS was not going to provide the appropriate treatment, my friend set up an online fundraiser for me.
Not long after I got home from hospital, The Mail online turned up at my door requesting an interview but I sent them away.
I did agree to an interview with The Times, making sure to do everything in writing and not just verbally over the phone, yet they still twisted my words and downplayed my condition and suffering. what I wrote versus what they actually printed is completely different, its absolute b****cks.
The mail online and The Sun regurgitated the article adding more lies that I was an online influencer. I had started speaking out about my reaction on social media whilst in Hospital and had a following of around 50,000 by this point, largely to do with my sociable music career but this was viewed as a “social media fixation” and somehow, out of nowhere, this made me an “influencer”.
I made them take it down.
After discharge, my symptoms worsened. I was using a wheelchair, and could no longer drive or go out on my own. My once independent, social and busy life came to a standstill and I felt isolated.
I received a letter in the August saying I had been added to a waiting list. I heard back from them one year later in August 2022 but refuse to respond. What is the point? I’d been left alone with terrifying symptoms for a whole year.
I was also refused treatment by one regenerative Doctor in central London hospital, as he openly did not want to treat vaccine injuries. A well-known LA Doctor was treating those injured by vaccinations, but shockingly wanted to charge$15,000. My options were decreasing.
In August I saw a South African doctor who specialized in Lymes Disease. He informed me there were a few options: NAC or Goldic Therapy, no one had used Goldie before for vaccine injury.
As a spiritual person, I noticed several signs that seemed to be telling me I was on the right path by choosing Goldic. I paid attention to those signs and I’m thankful I did.
I used the raised funds along with my own savings and prepared to begin treatment. Each course lasted 10 days and I’ve since had 4 treatments, one in the UK and one requiring travel to Germany.
It was September when my Instagram account was removed for “misinformation”. I sent them my medical documentation to prove the validity of my reaction but they still would not reinstate it. I had 53k followers. I was actually the first person in the UK to openly talk about my adverse reaction to the covid-19 vaccine and felt robbed of my ability to share my Goldic journey with others who could benefit.
I then took a suspected mini stroke in October which was horrific. I was admitted into the hospital and given a CT scan, but they never explained my results to me.
I was prescribed Aspirin which I didn’t take as there was no medical explanation as to why and I couldn’t chance to put any more pharmaceuticals into my body.
I suffered facial and left-side body paralysis but was told it was all in my head. The stroke doctor actually told me to see a psychiatrist, but never referred me. That would be another thing I’d have to do on my own. I was still suffering in my symptoms when I caught covid at the end of November. After ringing 111 for advice, I went back to hospital where they told me I had regular Flu and was sent home.
My symptoms had intensified and I again lost the use of my legs. I tested myself 2 days later, noticing my taste and smell were affected and the result was positive. I was furious, after everything I’d been through with my injury and I now had the virus which I was meant to be protected from by the vaccine.
My mum caught covid 3 days later. She was severely unwell with it and ended up in hospital and was put on a ventilator for several days. With all that was happening it was still Christmas, I tried my very best to make things enjoyable for her.
Mum had a stroke in February 2022, within 8 weeks of her return home, around 12 weeks ago she took her own life. Her illness, my injury, the pandemic, and the stress over everything was too much for her to bare and she battled severe depression.
I am devastated and miss her at every moment. It has been so raw. I have no reservations in saying that she died as an indirect result of covid.
I had to register as disabled in January of this year and managed to secure an exemption from any more vaccinations against covid.
I am still not completely free of seizures and my legs still give way from time to time but in March I had to get back to work to ease the financial pressure. I have a mortgage to pay and used all my savings and funds raised for treatment,
I now live month to month.
I want recognition that this vaccine does cause damage.
I submitted my form for the vaccine damage scheme in July 2021, they even had to recruit more workers on that team yet I still have no response. I have a private GP note stating that this is damage from the covid-19 vaccine, which has also been recognised by my NHS. I’m not sure how much more evidence they need.
Work is hard but after having more Goldic in march, it is easier. I have less inflammation and brain fog after treatment. I currently have no plans for more treatment planned but I would take it again when I felt like I needed to.
I am angry at the lack of help the injured have had. With new data now surfacing, it shows the exact opposite of what we were told in the beginning.
Pregnant women were bullied, backed into a corner, and put under tremendous pressure to take what they are now saying is unsafe for them. Unsafe for their child!
Some studies say FND can be brought on through trauma and I can’t imagine experiencing any more trauma than I have been through in the last year. It has been the single most terrifying and sorrowful time I will ever have. The community of everyday people coming together to shed light on this matter has been phenomenal, I recently took part in an independent documentary “Safe and Effective: A Second Opinion” which can be easily viewed on YouTube.
I urge people to watch it and make their own informed opinion.