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First dose of AstraZeneca in February 2021, and within a few days I had headaches and heart palpitations. Within a week, I developed quite a severe stammer. Concerned I’d had a stroke I was sent for an ECG, CT and referred to a neurologist. Within five mins of seeing the neurologist she diagnosed me as Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). Lots of appointments over the next 2 months, then I had my 2nd dose of AstraZeneca in May and that escalated my symptoms tenfold. The tremors, spasms, facial twitching, tics, muscle weakness, balance and gait issues, the cognitive and memory problems were escalating. I couldn’t (and still cant) read, and have word thinking problem. I was frustrated, depressed and didn’t want to out the onus of my care into my kids. I struggle to have a conversation or communicate due to speech and thinking disabilities. I’ve almost become a recluse. I don’t go out, I’m breathless if I walk further than a few feet, I struggle with the headaches, leg weakness and balance. I also suffer drop attacks so fall literally for no reason causing lots of sprains, cuts and bruising. The bubbly, happy go lucky, sociable, fun loving person has gone and in its place is someone who struggles daily, suffers daily chronic headaches, blurred vision, leg and muscle weakness, balance and gait issues, speech and word thinking abilties, inability to read and communication struggles. The fatigue is horrendous. I feel depressed, anxious, agoraphobic and frustrated with the NHS an

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