First of all, people, have your shots please!
Catching severe Covid-19 is the first thing we want to avoid.
On a personal note now, I was in remission for ~1.5 years under Entyvio and Salofalk. Both endoscopic and biochemical. Even if I was afraid of catching covid-19 I did have a scope both in 2020 and 2021.
Received the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in June and since then it all went downhill.
The first week after the second shot I had a minuscule bowel movement frequency increase.
Then the monthly blood panels started to slowly show ever increasing values for WBC, MONO, NEU, LYM, BASO, PLT, CRP etc, etc. Mind you the blood panels I had previously were normal.
Had a scope (second one in 2021) at month 2 after the 2nd shot because I now had blood... Flare.
For the first time in my multi-decade experience with UC, the prednisone doses I usually took during a flare, didn't do anything. So the dose has been maxed out and I am waiting for a new scope any day now (3rd in a row....) .
It's anecdotal, I know but it's my experience.
I would have the shots again but in the name of science and as a subject of an ongoing research on the matter, I believe these experiences should be heard and be respected.
Have your shots people but don't be afraid to talk.
Post Edited (WalterSkinner) : 9/13/2021 3:28:46 AM (GMT-6)