Australian woman with Guillain-Barré syndrome after the Pfizer vaccine
Jayde Stapleton: Australia woman says “Pfizer vaccine ruined my life” after post-injection Guillain-Barré, dysautonomia diagnoses
MINNAMURA, NEW SOUTH WALES — Social media is rarely an accurate depiction of people’s lives. But Ms. Jayde Stapleton has been on Instagram since 2011. And everything about her is consistent. She loves her family. She loves her fiancé. Most importantly, she loves her 2-year-old daughter. Ms. Stapleton was just a happy young woman living life to the fullest. That is until Australian dystopia and Pfizer completely altered her existence.
Ms. Stapleton received her second Pfizer mRNA injection on September 29, according to a now-deleted Instagram post. She only got the injections due to her employer’s mandate. Her reply to a comment about her condition sums up the same situation millions of people in Australia and beyond are facing.
It’s unclear when she received the first shot. But it appears Ms. Stapleton suffered no ill-effects from the first injection. The second one, however, was absolutely devastating.
Ms. Stapleton has been hospitalized “countless” times since the second injection. Her initial diagnoses were an enlarged heart and pericarditis. Doctors prescribed heart failure medication just weeks after the second shot. But her symptoms extended far beyond chest pain and arrhythmia.
She was forced to see a specialist to determine what exactly was happening. After three separate holter monitors, Ms. Stapleton was diagnosed with both Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and dysautonomia. The latter is an umbrella term describing autonomic nervous system dysfunction.
“The Pfizer vaccine has ruined my life,” Ms. Stapleton said via Instagram. “If I had the chance, I’d go back in time and never have the [vaccine].”
Ms. Stapleton has been unable to work since October 15. She posted another update on December 4, outlining several more forthcoming tests. Ms. Stapleton said she is scared for her life and saddened when her baby daughter asks if she’s still sick almost everyday. Her older sister has moved into her home to help with household duties.
Ms. Stapleton made clear that she is “not against vaccines.” But she again reiterated that she only got the injections to save her job.
We’ll update this story in due course.