Roofer Suffers Blood Clots Two Weeks After Covid Stroke Brighton News

A ROOFER who was hospitalized with life-threatening blood clots two weeks after his first injection of Covid called for greater awareness of the disease.

Paul Curtis, a freelance roof tiler from Parkstone, Poole, was rushed in an accident and emergency after collapsing at the house.

Two days earlier he had been released from Poole Hospital after medics performed a series of tests to determine why he was feeling so short of breath.

Paul, 50, has now been ordered to work for three months.

He told the Daily Echo that he couldn’t tell, nor has any medical professional told him, that the AstraZeneca stroke he had about a fortnight before he fell ill had anything to do with it. it has to do with his contact with death.

Indeed, Paul stressed, “I would encourage everyone to get the hang of it because it is doing absolutely fabulous things for the country, reopening it.

“All I’m saying is if you have the jab and then get out of breath, just be very aware.

“I didn’t think anything would happen to me at 50.”

Paul started to feel sick about a week and a half after his first dose of AstraZeneca, which he took on February 20.

“I fobbed it,” he said. “I just thought I had a chest infection.

“But I soon noticed that I was getting short of breath just running into the garden.”

After contacting his GP, he was told to go to Poole Hospital, where he spent the night for a series of tests.

Paul said, “They put me in a room, but they looked at my heart. Then they put me on a treadmill on Thursday before sending me home.

“That’s when I had this terrible pain in my back.

“On Saturday March 13 I collapsed in the kitchen and returned to the hospital (Poole Hospital) – and that’s when they found several blood clots on both lungs.”

Doctors told him his condition was life-threatening and while he was in Poole, an accident and emergency information about possible blood clots linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine began to circulate in the national press. .

“If I had known that, I would have mentioned the AstraZeneca jab – which I had had two weeks before.

Paul, who praised the doctors and nurses for their care at the hospital, said: “I can’t say the bite caused blood clots, but I just want to let people know it’s something. that they should mention if you start to feel that way.

“My partner texted me about the blood clots and the news while I was lying in the hospital.

“They (the doctors) didn’t even ask if I had it, but maybe it was something they should have asked?”

He continued to spend six days in the hospital during this second visit, before recovering sufficiently to continue treatment at home.

During her accident and emergency, doctors told her that the pulmonary embolisms on her lungs were potentially fatal.

“I was thinking, fucking shit,” Paul said.

Then he says the doctors told him he was about to want to give him clot medication, but there was a one in forty chance of complications.

Paul said, “I thought the way my week was going I would be that one in 40.”

He was therefore treated with intravenous drugs and injections, then tablets.

He is still being treated with medication and needs a follow-up appointment, and has possible lung damage.

Paul said, “The hospital has been really good, absolutely great.

“And, of course, I can’t say those blood clots were caused by the jab – but I just want the consciousness to be better.

“If I knew there was even the slightest chance, even if there wasn’t, it could have been checked the first time I was in the hospital and caught earlier.”

Dr Karen Kirkham, local Dorset GP and clinical manager for the Dorset Covid-19 vaccination program, said: ‘Vaccines are the best way to protect people against Covid-19.

“Everyone should continue to be vaccinated when asked to do so, unless otherwise specified, and a second vaccine is needed to boost immunity to a high level needed for better protection against Covid-19.

“The Oxford / AstraZeneca vaccine is safe, effective and has already saved thousands of lives.

“The UK’s independent regulator, MHRA, and JCVI have both said the benefits of the vaccine far outweighed the risks for the vast majority of adults.”

The current NHS advice to all NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts, following updates from the Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and advice from the Independent Joint Committee on Immunization and l immunization (JCVI), is that the AstraZeneca vaccine is “very effective and significantly reduces the risk of infection and serious illness from Covid-19.”

Counseling states that there have been reports of “extremely rare adverse events of concomitant thrombosis (blood clots) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) after vaccination”.

The government says the benefits of vaccination continue to outweigh the risks.

Dr June Raine, Managing Director of the MHRA, said: ‘Over 37 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in the UK, saving thousands of lives thanks to the largest vaccination program ever UK.

“No effective drug or vaccine is risk-free.

“We are constantly monitoring safety during the widespread use of any vaccine.

“It’s about making sure the vaccines work as intended, identifying any new side effects that might arise, and ensuring that the benefits continue to outweigh the risks.

“Public safety is always our top concern and we take every report of a suspected side effect very seriously.

“We ask anyone who suspects they have experienced a side effect related to their Covid-19 vaccine to report it to the Coronavirus Yellow Card website.

“It is always of vital importance that people show up for their immunizations when asked to do so.”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-26 08:45:32