My name is Lauren Spring. I am 36 years old and from Dallas, Texas. Before my injury, I was an active wife and mom to two young boys, six and four. I enjoyed running and indoor cycling most days, and I was working a part-time job for a health software company. I had a clean bill of health, took no medications, and had no health issues at all.
I initially held off getting the Covid jab because I had concerns about how it might affect fertility, but my husband went ahead and got his. All was fine with his jab, and he had no reaction or obvious side effects. During the summer of 2021 when the Covid Delta variant came about, the external pressure to get the jab increased. My eldest son was about to start kindergarten, we were planning to travel to Mexico to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary, and family members were having babies. At this point, I thought it was the responsible thing to do. I also feared that not being jabbed would mean I might not be able to volunteer at my son’s school. On the 6th of June, I received my first Moderna jab. I had no reaction.
On the 27th of July, I got my second Moderna jab. A month later, we went to church and my heart started racing. I felt light-headed and fainted on my way out of the sanctuary. Every morning after this, I woke up feeling like my body was stuck in “fight or flight” mode. I could barely peel myself out of bed and my legs felt like they were jittery inside and SO heavy. It felt like there was an electric current running through them, like I was experiencing adrenaline dumps every morning starting at 5:45am, like clockwork, waking me up. I was so weak I could barely walk to the front of our house to give my boys a hug before they walked out the door to go to school. My blood pressure was high, and I felt as if I couldn’t take a full breath. I’d spend most of the morning in bed, and, strangely, I’d start feeling slightly better by mid-afternoon.
I had my sister who is a nurse come over and check me out because I truly felt like I was going to have a heart attack or stroke. I had zero appetite, GI issues, high blood pressure, weird heart rate fluctuations, palpitations, and extreme sensitivity to cold temperatures. I had bad circulation, but the biggest issues were my intense fatigue, adrenaline dumps, and the heavy calves and internal jitters in my legs. These jitters made it feel like I couldn’t walk farther than within my house without feeling like I was going to pass out.
My symptoms sounded very similar to POTS based on our research. We started our appointments with my PCP. After ruling out Covid infection, they suspected I was likely dealing with some sort of GI bug. I followed up with them two weeks later, but at this point, they thought I was just anxious and offered an SSRI. They also wanted to refer me to a cardiologist to have my heart examined for blood pressure issues.
I tried to resume some normal activities such as picking up kids from school. But I had instances where I had to have my husband come pick my son and I up in a parking lot because my body would start shaking, my heart would race, and I’d feel like I was about to pass out. I didn’t trust myself to do the simplest things such as driving a couple miles or walking into the grocery store.
I booked a cardiology appointment, but I had to wait to see the cardiologist and I was desperate for relief. So I found a recommendation for a chiropractor & went for a consultation. He recommended several months of treatments with him as he suspected I had autonomic dysfunction.
A few weeks later, I saw the cardiologist. I was curled up in discomfort on the exam table. He quickly dismissed the question of if it being a result of my Covid jab. We told him it was the only thing that had changed in my health history in the past several months. He offered blood pressure medication in an attempt to calm my body down. He did an EKG and it all looked okay, and he sent me on my way.
And then began the endless doctors’ appointments, blood draws, and tests.
Almost cruelly, with jab injuries like mine, blood work generally comes back clean. I’d be told (again and again) that I was fine, it was likely anxiety, and I would be referred elsewhere. I saw an endocrinologist and had a CT of my abdomen to rule out any rare adrenal diseases or tumors. I saw a functional medicine doctor who ran a very comprehensive set of labs. I got what I now know was a false positive diagnosis of Lyme disease. I was very frustrated that it had taken nearly two months and SO many appointments, blood draws, and tests, to still come to no firm diagnosis or conclusion. I felt that nobody believed me, no doctors believed each other’s testing, and I had just been passed around from doctor to doctor, all the while missing out on my life completely. I wasn’t able to trick or treat with my boys for Halloween. I barely made it to my son’s Christmas play at school. I missed a family trip we’d looked forward to, and did not attend church for five months. I could not exercise when I used to run or cycle daily. I had no appetite. I was in bed most of the day and would try to be up and about in the house for the afternoon & evening for my kids. I was ordered to do 10 1-hour sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
About Christmas, I got Covid and it made all my nervous system issues so much worse. I felt intense shingles-like back pains and developed shortness of breath. I was weak, heavy-legged, and jittery. My muscles were almost nonexistent and my skin was crepey. I was getting sicker and so discouraged that my symptoms were now as bad as they were at the very beginning, even after hours of therapies, supplements, and attempts at medications to help.
My sister and I had been scouring the internet and social media to find potential treatments for jab reactions and found other people sharing eerily similar nervous system symptoms. After reaching out to several people, we discovered Dr. Mark Ghalili in California who had had success reversing some major adverse jab reactions using peptide therapy/nutrient IV’s. I called and they agreed to get me in on the 1st of October. So we made arrangements (and owe SO much to all the friends/family who made this trip possible for us) & flew to LA to see this doctor for a week of treatment. I took unpaid leave off of work (at this point, my appointments, symptoms, and treatments were consuming our life). I had three days of treatment at Dr. Ghalili’s office. When we got there, I met several others who had been jab- injured—surreal but cathartic.
I was given numerous nutrient IVs, peptide pushes, and laser red-light therapy. I self-administered injections each night, along with a long list of supplements that I began taking in an effort to detox the jab spike protein from my body. As of February 2022, I was doing significantly better. I was prescribed Ivermectin for two weeks and Hydroxychloroquine for a month. I did more hyperbaric oxygen therapy. My appetite had somewhat returned. I had muscle tone returning in my legs. My weakness was significantly better. I had an Echocardiogram of my heart and got a clear report. I was still dealing with head pressure, sensitivity to light, and some back and neck pain that I think was a result of inflammation. I still had poor circulation and extreme sensitivity to temperature.
I filed a VAERS report in March, 2022. I never received any follow up. When I called in October, I was told it was still waiting to be processed internally and had not been sent to the CDC. My medical bills for this whole ordeal are now at over $30,000.
I found Dr. Pierre Kory and his jab-injury clinic through researching FLCCC protocols for healing from my injury. I’d started to have some flare ups again and could not figure out what to attribute them to. He put me back on Ivermectin, with low dose Naltrexone, and I’ve never looked back. I continue to heal and am living an almost normal life with minimal flare ups. I’m still limited in how much I can exercise (I haven’t run more than two miles because it triggers symptoms including inflammation, sensitivity to light, heavy legs, and extreme fatigue) but I am SO grateful and owe so much of my healing to him. He’s a true hero who has been helping the injured while also devoting his time to testifying before the Senate and getting the truth out there about the silencing/censoring of valuable medical information. This story is so long, but I’m so hopeful it is close to over, and I hope that my journey can somehow help some of those who are still searching for treatments to heal. It’s horrific that censorship has caused many to struggle much longer than they would have had to had information been disseminated appropriately once it was realized injuries were occurring.
Treatment & medications/therapies: 20 hours of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. One month of antibiotics for false positive Lyme disease Labetalol for blood pressure issues. Two-week regimen of Ivermectin. One month regimen of Hydroxychloroquine.
Traveled to California for nutrient IV’s, low-level, red-light bed, peptide therapy. I take over 15 different supplements daily, including CBD capsules. I have had EMDR, Nutrient IVs, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. I have had extensive blood work-CBC, Covid antibody tests, Covid nucleocapsid tests, urine tests, neurotransmitter tests, and thyroid tests.
I have had allergy and mold tests, a CT scan of my abdomen, and a QEEG of brain.
I have successfully come off my blood pressure medication.