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Found 203 cases where Location is U.S., Territories, or Unknown and Vaccine is COVID19 and Manufacturer is JANSSEN and Symptom is Guillain-Barre syndrome

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VAERS ID: 1428007 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 55.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Georgia  
Vaccinated:2021-04-01
Onset:2021-06-15
   Days after vaccination:75
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-06-25
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK LA / SYR

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Magnetic resonance imaging, Pain
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI,Neurological exam and test. Physical therapy
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Hospitalized with pain,then diagnosed with GBS


VAERS ID: 1429278 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 42.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: New York  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:2021-05-12
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-06-26
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN UNKNOWN / UNK - / -

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Blood test, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Magnetic resonance imaging, Neurological examination, SARS-CoV-2 test, X-ray
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), COVID-19 (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 5 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness: Abstains from alcohol; Non-smoker
Preexisting Conditions: Comments: Patient had no known allergies and no prior or underlying medical history or past medications
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data: Test Name: X-ray; Result Unstructured Data: Not reported; Comments: unknown; Test Name: MRI; Result Unstructured Data: Not reported; Comments: unknown; Test Name: Neurological examination; Result Unstructured Data: Not reported; Comments: unknown; Test Name: Blood test NOS; Result Unstructured Data: Not reported; Comments: unknown; Test Name: COVID-19 virus test; Result Unstructured Data: Not reported; Comments: unknown
CDC Split Type: USJNJFOC20210637243

Write-up: GUILLIAN BARRE; This spontaneous report was received from a consumer (the patient''s wife) and concerned a 42 year old male. The patient''s weight was 170 pounds and his height was 76 inches. The patient was a non-smoker, a non-drinker, had no known allergies and no prior or underlying medical history or past medications. The patient received COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.CoV2.S (suspension for injection, route of admin not reported, batch number reported as unknown), dose not reported administered once in total to the left arm on 12-MAY-2021 for prophylactic vaccination. The batch number was not reported and has been requested. No concomitant medications were reported. On 12-MAY-2021 (same day post-vaccination), the patient felt tired, but felt better on the second day (13-MAY-2021). On 14-MAY-2021, two days post vaccination, the patient went to work (works as a landscaper) where he fell over and twisted his ankle. This happened again later during the day and after a few days, he felt that his feet were not picking up (like Frankenstein syndrome). Patient could not move his toes and his feet felt sloppy like a drop foot. After 2 weeks, on 26-MAY-2021, the patient started experiencing tingling and numbness in his arms and had to wake up in the middle of the night to shake his arm. The patient''s physician referred him to a neurologist, the neurologist thought that it could be a case of transverse myelitis and asked him to go to the emergency room (ER) immediately. At the ER, all his tests were run such as x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, together with unspecified blood work and neurological tests, the results of which were not provided. The patient was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome and was hospitalized on 04-JUN-2021 where he was being treated with immunoglobulins (product unspecified) and was discharged on 08-JUN-2021 (duration of hospitalization: 5 days). On 17-JUN-2021 in the morning, patient fell in his garage. At the time of reporting, patient couldn''t lift his toes. Patient was perfectly healthy prior to the shot. Patient was getting mentally affected as everything felt like labor and work seemed burdensome. At the time of the report, all his symptoms were ongoing. The action taken with COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.CoV2.S was not applicable. The patient had not recovered from Guillain-Barre syndrome. This report was serious (caused/prolonged hospitalization). This case, from the same reporter is linked to 20210637283.; Sender''s Comments: V0: This spontaneous report received from the patient''s wife concerns a 42-year-old male who was hospitalized for Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) 23 days after receiving Janssen Covid-19 vaccine. He does not smoke or drink alcohol, does not have underlying medical conditions, and was not taking concomitant medications. Two days post vaccination, he fell and injured his ankle twice while at work as a landscaper. After a few more days, he felt difficulty lifting his feet and could not move his toes. Fourteen days post-vaccination, tingling and numbness began in his arms, and he was referred to a neurologist who then referred him to the emergency room (ER) out of concern for possible transverse myelitis. At the ER, x-rays, MRI, Covid-19 tests, and other unspecified blood & neurologic tests were performed; results not reported. Twenty-three days post-vaccination, he was diagnosed with GBS and hospitalized. He was treated with immunoglobulins and was discharged 4 days later. Nine days after discharge, the patient fell in his garage and could not lift his toes. At the time of this report, the patient had not recovered. Information regarding potential etiologies of GBS is insufficient, and the occurrence of the events could represent background incidence of such events in the general population. Considering the temporal relationship, the events are assessed to have an indeterminate relationship with vaccination.


VAERS ID: 1429292 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age:   
Sex: Male  
Location: California  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:2021-04-07
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-06-26
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN UNKNOWN / UNK - / -

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Depression, Gait disturbance, General physical health deterioration, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Myalgia
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Depression (excl suicide and self injury) (narrow), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 5 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Comments: Unknown
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USJNJFOC20210645706

Write-up: GUILLAIN BARRE SYNDROME; HE IS BEING VERY DEPRESSED. COULDNT BE AT WORK; HARD TIME WALKING; MUSCLE ACHE; HEALTH DECLINE; This spontaneous report was received from a patient and concerned a 47 year old male. The patient''s weight, height, concurrent conditions, and medical history were not reported. The patient received covid-19 vaccine ad26.cov2.s (suspension for injection, route of admin not reported, batch number: Unk) dose was not reported, administered on 02-APR-2021 in left deltoid for prophylactic vaccination. The batch number was not reported and has been requested. No concomitant medications were reported. On 07-APR-2021 (5 days post vaccination), the patient was having health decline, couldn''t walk, and muscle aches. The patient went to hospital on 02-MAY-2021 and was there for 5 days. The patient was told he had Guillain Barre syndrome. The patient was very depressed, he couldn''t be at work. The patient also mentioned that he could not write due to this condition. The action taken with covid-19 vaccine ad26.cov2.s was not applicable. The outcome of the hard time walking, Guillain Barre syndrome, muscle ache, he is being very depressed. couldn''t be at work, and health decline was not reported. This report was serious (Hospitalization Caused / Prolonged).; Sender''s Comments: V0: This spontaneous report received from the patient concerns a 47-year-old male who experienced onset of inability to walk, muscle aches, and unspecified health decline 5 days after receiving Janssen Covid-19 vaccine and was hospitalized 30 days post-vaccination for Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). He stayed in the hospital for 5 days. The patient was unable to work and was unable to write. No information regarding medical history, concomitant medications, physical exam findings, diagnostic testing (e.g. cerebrospinal fluid tests, nerve conduction studies, MRI brain/spine), corrective treatment, or outcome was reported. Information regarding diagnostic testing and potential etiologies of GBS was insufficient, and the occurrence of the events could represent background incidence of such events in the general population. Considering the temporal relationship, the event is assessed to have an indeterminate relationship with vaccination.


VAERS ID: 1429306 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age:   
Sex: Male  
Location: Massachusetts  
Vaccinated:0000-00-00
Onset:0000-00-00
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-06-26
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions: Comments: Patient had no significant medical history.
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type: USJNJFOC20210650443

Write-up: GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME; This spontaneous report was received from an online literature/invited commentary article. This report concerned a 58 year old male. The patient''s height, and weight were not reported. The patient had no significant medical history. The patient received COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.CoV2.S (suspension for injection, intramuscular, anatomical injection site, batch number and expiry date not reported) once in total at an unspecified dose on an unspecified date for prophylactic vaccination. No concomitant medications were reported. On an unspecified date approximately 2 weeks after vaccination, the patient experienced Guillain-Barre syndrome and was hospitalized by the neurology service at a hospital. The patient had presented with marked bilateral facial weakness and modest appendicular weakness. The action taken with COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.CoV2.S was not applicable. The outcome of Guillain-Barre syndrome was not reported. This report was serious (caused hospitalization). This case, from Same Literature article is linked to 20210652112.; Sender''s Comments: V0: This spontaneous report from an online article concerns a 58 year-old male who was hospitalized for Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) approximately 2 weeks after receiving Janssen Covid-19 vaccine. Presenting symptoms included marked bilateral facial weakness and modest appendicular weakness. Medical history, concomitant medications, physical exam findings, diagnostic testing (e.g. cerebrospinal fluid analysis, MRI brain/spine, nerve conduction studies), corrective treatment, and outcome were not reported. Information regarding potential etiologies of GBS was also insufficient, and the occurrence of the events could represent background incidence of such events in the general population. Considering the temporal relationship, the event is assessed to have an indeterminate relationship with vaccination.


VAERS ID: 1430514 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 64.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Kansas  
Vaccinated:2021-05-17
Onset:2021-05-27
   Days after vaccination:10
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-06-28
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 204A21A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Pharmacy       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Back pain, Bell's palsy, Guillain-Barre syndrome
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Retroperitoneal fibrosis (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Hearing impairment (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 8 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications:
Current Illness:
Preexisting Conditions:
Allergies:
Diagnostic Lab Data:
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Systemic: Bell''s Palsy-Severe, Additional Details: back pain, guillain barre


VAERS ID: 1458373 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 54.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Virginia  
Vaccinated:2021-05-13
Onset:2021-07-08
   Days after vaccination:56
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-07-08
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 205A21A / 1 LA / IM

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Abdominal discomfort, Abdominal pain, Arthralgia, Back pain, Balance disorder, Bell's palsy, Blood test, Chest X-ray, Computerised tomogram, Computerised tomogram abdomen, Computerised tomogram thorax, Dyschezia, Dysuria, Electromyogram, Eyelid disorder, Facial paresis, Gait disturbance, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoaesthesia, Motor dysfunction, Muscular weakness, Musculoskeletal pain, Myalgia, Nerve conduction studies, Neuropathy peripheral, Pain in extremity, Paraesthesia, Sleep disorder, Thinking abnormal, X-ray
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Acute pancreatitis (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (broad), Anticholinergic syndrome (narrow), Retroperitoneal fibrosis (broad), Dementia (broad), Akathisia (broad), Dyskinesia (broad), Dystonia (broad), Parkinson-like events (broad), Gastrointestinal perforation, ulcer, haemorrhage, obstruction non-specific findings/procedures (broad), Psychosis and psychotic disorders (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Noninfectious encephalitis (broad), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Noninfectious meningitis (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific dysfunction (broad), Gastrointestinal nonspecific symptoms and therapeutic procedures (narrow), Hypertension (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Eosinophilic pneumonia (broad), Hearing impairment (broad), Vestibular disorders (broad), Periorbital and eyelid disorders (narrow), Arthritis (broad), Tendinopathies and ligament disorders (broad), Hypoglycaemia (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: N/A
Current Illness: N/A
Preexisting Conditions: N/A
Allergies: N/A
Diagnostic Lab Data: Blood tests, X-Rays, CT Scans (With and Without Contrast), EMG, and Nerve Conductivity Tests. Far too many to list here, but can provide full results if needed.
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: To begin, I have always been a healthy, middle-aged male, with no history at all of neurological problems. What follows is a comprehensive summary of all that happened to me shortly (7 days) after getting the Janssen COVID vaccine and the supporting documentation to support the diagnosis of my having developed Guillian-Barre'' Syndrome (GBS) as a direct and obvious consequence of the vaccine. THURSDAY, 5/13/21: Received the J&J vaccine at 10:00 AM (LOT NUMBER 205A21A). FRIDAY - THURSDAY, 5/13 - 5/20/21: No obvious reaction to the vaccine, at all. FRIDAY, 5/21/21: During the day, I noticed deep-muscle pain/soreness in both shoulders (deltoid muscles) that increased throughout the day. It felt as if I had been doing heavy-weight presses with the resulting soreness. I attributed it to a delayed reaction from the vaccine (as I''d heard muscle pain, particularly in the shoulders, is a common reaction symptom), as I had no injury or other possible cause and chose to ignore it. It may have even started a day or two before Friday, but wasn''t of such consequence as for me to recall it; the only vivid memory I have is the discomfort on Friday, 5/21/21. SATURDAY - SUNDAY, 5/22 - 5/23/21: I had continued shoulder pains, but ignored them because they were not acute and just attributed them to a short-term vaccine reaction. MONDAY, 5/24/21: In the evening, while sitting in the bleachers attending a sporting event, I noticed my buttocks was pretty sore. The bleachers are not normally comfortable, but this was a dull, serious ache across my entire buttocks. I didn''t know to what to attribute it (not yet at that time associating it with the shoulder pain), so ignored it. In retrospect, I realized later that the soreness I was feeling at that time was similar to the shoulder pain and was the pain felt from a deep numbness across the buttocks, akin to when a body part (hand, foot, etc) "falls asleep" so deeply that it''s numb, but is still very, very sore. Later that night, my upper back began to feel sore, from shoulder to shoulder, down to my mid-back. As the night progressed, this pain increased exponentially to a "Level 10", leaving me unable to sleep but in 15-minute increments, wandering the house to find a spot -- sofa, chair, floor, anywhere -- to give me some comfort to sleep; I slept 2 hours, total, that night. The pain across my back felt equivalent to someone beating me with a baseball bat all over my upper back -- it wasn''t an acute, localized pain, but very deep and broad across the area. Normally, Aleve quickly resolves any pain issues I have, but overnight, it did nothing to reduce the pain. TUESDAY, 5/25/21: I began to piggyback Aleve and Extra Strength Tylenol, and that seemed to help abate a little of the most intense pain, but it was still painful and precluded sleep and much of my working. I think it was at this time that I began to notice the pain and numbness going beyond my buttocks, down the backs of my legs, and into my feet, leaving my feet (and toes, in particular) numb and tingling. I also began to notice a problem with balance and gross motor controls (stumbling when walking, nearly falling several times in the shower) -- all symptoms I have never experienced in any capacity. Additionally, I had considerable pain down the backs of my legs, leading me to feel as if my calves and hamstrings had been through a heavy workout the day before and desperately needed stretching -- however, any attempts to do so led to excruciating, stabbing pains in those muscles. I also noticed that the pain in my upper back was becoming more acute and localized in my cervical vertebrae area. Having taken care of a father who has had many back surgeries and suspecting I have my own degenerative cervical disc issues (I''ve had past neck pains), I began to believe that all the pain and numbness throughout my body might be due to a cervical issue (e.g., bulging disc, stenosis, etc), and so tried to treat the area as such, with hot shower, heating pad, better neck support, etc. I continued to piggyback the two pain meds that day, but the upper back and neck pain and numbness and gross motor issues came back in full that night, again leaving me no relief for sleep -- I could only doze in 15-minute increments and found no position or place to sleep that was comfortable; I was in tremendous pain 10) across my entire back and down my legs. By 2:00 AM, I knew there was going to be no relief, and I couldn''t wait until the morning; I drove myself to the nearby ER, again still believing/expecting at the time that this was a spinal issue. In the ER, I was met by a PA who reviewed my situation, determined that cervical imaging was unnecessary, and prescribed Percocet. My blood pressure was recorded at 160/94. I was released after two hours and returned home. Despite the meds, I was still in considerable pain that night and found myself unable to sleep in more than 10- to 15-minute increments. WEDNESDAY, 5/26/21: During the day, the Percocet seemed to abate the pain, somewhat, although it tended to flare up much more at night during the prior 2 nights, anyway. However, I noticed I had an upset stomach by midday, and as the day progressed, the pain in my abdomen grew considerably. By the evening, the pain across my abdomen was unbearable, as bad as it was in my back and legs. Late in the evening, I researched Percocet and saw that abdominal pain and nausea are two prominent side effects. I stopped taking the pain medication immediately, knowing that my back pain would return in full through the night; again, I slept in 15-minute increments in considerable back and abdominal pain for a total of about 3 hours. It was also during the day Wednesday that I noticed considerably worse gross motor skills (e.g., walking, ascending/descending stairs, standing up straight, writing), balance, and increased numbness and tingling in my legs, feet, and hands. At one point, I tried to walk by my daughter in a hallway in the house, and in trying to go around her, I fell against the wall. She thought I was joking; I wasn''t. It happened several more times that week. Also, this day or the next, I started noticing additional problems with urinating and defecating. It felt as though I had no control over my abdominal muscles, so could not strain or push when going to the bathroom. When trying to have a bowel movement -- and I knew needed to -- I felt as though I had no control to push; when urinating, I had no muscle support for pushing out the urine. THURSDAY, 5/27/21: Still believing these pain, numbness, and other neurological, problems to be related to cervical vertebrae/disc issues, I had an appointment with a spine orthopedist. He ordered cervical X-Rays and confirmed that I do have disc compression/degeneration, but not excessive and nothing that could explain the pain and numbness persisting all over my back, down to my hands, across my buttocks, and down my legs to my feet. The message: the cervical discs were not the problem. This is when I reconsidered all I had been through, tying back to the initial pain I felt in my shoulders the prior Friday. This is when I realized that my body had been reacting to the vaccine. Never before in my life had I had neurological problem. Never before had I experienced pain, numbness, and tingling across my entire body that way, so until that moment, I hadn''t considered the vaccine to be a possible vector for all that was going on with me. The coincidence of these events was FAR too great to be anything but a causal relationship. The likelihood of these symptoms arising on their own is infinitesimal in comparison to a causal effect. The vaccine had triggered a serious and painful neurological response in my body. The orthopedist, knowing I had responded poorly to the Percocet, prescribed oxycodone. I took that pain medicine that day and into the evening, but once again, my stomach and abdomen began to bother me and the abdominal pain returned. Once again, I looked at the side effects of the medicine, and the first two I saw were stomach pain and nausea. I stopped taking the pain medicine immediately. That night, I slept a total of 2.5 hours. FRIDAY, 5/28/21: I was still in considerable pain, and that combined with very little sleep (and none of it good) for 4 days led me to having trouble thinking clearly. My wife insisted I needed to go back to the ER in the morning to see what could be going on. My blood pressure upon being seen was initially approximately 185/140, but what was finally recorded after a second test was 191/112. I waited to be seen for about 2 hours, but I finally met with the ER physician and described my history of problems that week, including my then-belief that this was a vaccine reaction. She ordered full bloodwork, chest X-Ray and CT scans (without contrast) of lumbar and thoracic spine and CT scan with contrast of chest/abdomen. Nothing strikingly abnormal was found in these scans, but doctors (ER physician and neurologist) noted bliteral weakness in lower and upper body. The doctors wanted to order MRIs, but I am unable to have an MRI due to a piece of metal in my left eye. The morphine I was administered helped reduce my pain and my blood pressure upon leaving had abated, somewhat (don''t recall my final BP). Both doctors seemed not to believe that these symptoms could be the result of an adverse vaccine reaction, but they were unable to explain a cause. On my inquiry, at my friend''s recommendation I ask to verify, the neurologist disagreed that these were symptoms of a presentation of Guillian-Barre'' Syndrome (GBS). The ER doctor asked if I was interested in being admitted, but I felt some of my more extreme symptoms (blood pressure and pain -- thanks to the morphine) had abated sufficiently to allow me to leave. After 8 hours in the ER, I left and returned home. My numbness, tingling, some pain, balance, and motor skills issues persisted, but were blunted somewhat (probably from the morphine?). It was either this day or the next, that I was standing outside, and knowing I had problems walking and with balance, I decided to try to run a few steps to see how weak my legs were and bad my motor skills and balance were. Immediately, it was clear that things were worse than I had considered. I had very poor control of my legs -- they flew off to the sides, out of control, as I tried to step; I stumbled a couple times and almost fell; and I couldn''t proceed in a straight line, veering off at an angle. I earnestly tried several times, with the same results each time. That night, while the pain was still there, it was tolerable enough that I was able to sleep for a total of about 5 hours. SATURDAY, 5/29/21: Early in the AM, I noticed I was unable to smile. Having a friend who had had Bell''s Palsy, I recognized the signs immediately. The left side of my face sagged, I was unable to smile (left side of my mouth sagged), and I was unable to close my left eye. My wife took me to the ER, and we were met by the same ER physician who had seen me the day before. She was shocked about my return so soon after my prior visit. My blood pressure, on being admitted, was 151/102, but as with my other visits, asymptomatic other than the problems described before (pain, numbness, and tingling, in my back, arms, legs, and abdomen; gross motor movement; lack of coordination; and lack of clarity in thinking); no other signs of infection or illness. The Dr ordered a CT scan (without contrast) of my head and other bloodwork. Of note, the CK came back at 712 U/L. The CT scan came back normal. Again, I was administered morphine, which abated my pain and allowed me to relax. After 3 hours, I was released, with prescriptions for Amlodipine for the high blood pressure and Prednisone and Valtrex (Valacyclovir) for the Bell''s Palsy. The morphine helped reduce my back and abdominal pain and give me some comfort, such that I could sleep another 5 hours that night, although all other symptoms persisted. SUNDAY - WEDNESDAY, 5/30/21 - 6/2/21: I continued to experience the numbness and tingling in my back (primarily), abdomen, legs/feet, and arms/hands, but my severe pain began to abate, such that I could sleep a bit more easily. I taped my eye shut at night, as my Bell''s Palsy eyelid would not close fully, and it teared constantly. WEDNESDAY, 6/2/21: Not having a GP, I finally found an Internist to review my case and symptoms, but primarily to extend my meds (Blood Pressure and antiviral and steroid for the Bell''s Palsy), as the ER doctor had only given me a 5-day prescription. The doctor review my situation and continued the meds. Having been prompted regularly by my friend to confirm a GBS diagnosis, I asked this doctor about a possible GBS-vaccine link and after a cursory review, he said he did not think so. THURSDAY, 6/3/21: With the weakness in my left eyelid, my desire to find a resolution to it, and my concerns about its effect on my vision, I had an appointment with my opthamologist, who recommended eye drops until the eye improved and instructed me to stop taping the eye shut. She noted no other problems with my vision. FRIDAY - MONDAY, 6/4/21 - 6/7/21: During this time, the medicines for my Bell''s Palsy seemed to take effect, and the paralysis symptoms abated mostly (with some residual weakness in my left eyelid). I continued to experience the other neurological symptoms, however. TUESDAY, 6/8/21: Having been unable to get a timely appointment with a trusted neurologist, a friend with a contact at medical school head of neurology was able to get me an appointment with a neurology faculty member. I met with Dr. that afternoon, and he was the first to really listen to the symptoms I had and understand some of the possible triggers and consequences of them. I started the conversation explaining that I''m a reasonable, rational, and science-based person, an engineer by training and career, and that I firmly believed all the symptoms I was presenting were a direct consequence of my getting the vaccine. Additionally, at my friend''s continued urging, I asked if these symptoms could point to a Guillian-Barre'' diagnosis. He was at first skeptical of my proposition of the vaccine cause, but was quick to say he was glad I had raised the question of GBS, because he had that diagnosis in mind, as I discussed my symptoms. He believed that the symptoms I had and the way and speed with which they had progressed pointed to a likely GBS diagnosis. He scheduled a follow-on appointment to have an Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study to assess the extent of the neurological damage and prognosis for resolution, as I am unable to get an MRI and he seemed to feel a lumbar puncture was unnecessary. FRIDAY, 6/11/21: I had my scheduled EMG and Nerve Conduction Study with Dr. The results showed some abnormal neuropathy, but mostly normal in my extremities and indicative of some recovery from symptoms. Although I still had considerable numbness, tingling, and some pain down my legs into my feet and down my arms into my hands, my most prevalent issues at that point were numbness and tingling across my entire upper back and abdomen, but the doctor indicated these tests don''t identify issues very well, that they are better designed for testing neurological issues in the extremities. We agreed to reconvene over the phone in several weeks, unless problems worsened. TUESDAY, 6/29/21: During a follow-up appointment with the doctor, I indicated that some of my neurological issues were abating and that my blood pressure had returned to near-normal range. My energy was returning to a degree and my motor skills and balance and control had improved. However, I continued to have significant numbness and tingling across my back and abdomen, and of greater concern, I had increasing tingling and pain going down my left arm to my index finger when I stretched out my arm. This was a new symptom and increased in pain in frequency in the following days and raises the question of what other symptoms might arise. AS OF 7/8/21: CURRENT STATUS: I have continued numbness and tingling in my feet and hands and back and abdomen, although they are reduced from their earlier state. However, I have increased shooting pain in my left index finger when stretching out my left arm. Additionally, I have a mild increase in weakness in my left eyelid, after prior improvement from the Bell''s Palsy. My dangerously high blood pressure at the early onset of these symptoms has returned to near-normal levels, although my GP continues to keep on blood pressure medicine (Amlodopine) for now. Finally, a lot of the issues I had thinking clearly and regularly making mental mistakes, all noticeable and commented on by my family, have lessened, although I still find myself making mental mistakes and forgetting information that would have been MUCH less likely prior to this adverse GBS event caused by the J&J vaccine.


VAERS ID: 1461472 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 34.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Oregon  
Vaccinated:2021-07-05
Onset:2021-07-06
   Days after vaccination:1
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-07-09
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Private       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Lumbar puncture, Magnetic resonance imaging spinal, Muscular weakness
SMQs:, Rhabdomyolysis/myopathy (broad), Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Noninfectious encephalopathy/delirium (broad), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, ? days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Seroquel
Current Illness: NA
Preexisting Conditions: nonalcoholic hepatosteatosis, hypertension, obesity, depression, tobacco use, alcohol use
Allergies: penicillins
Diagnostic Lab Data: MRI Thoracic and Lumbar spine - 7/8/21 Lumbar Puncture 7/9/21
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: progressive lower leg weakness, numbness is lower chest, abdomen, pelvis, lower extremities, started on day after vaccination received assessment by neurologist consistent with clinical diagnosis of Guillain-Barre Syndrome


VAERS ID: 1464528 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 46.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Wisconsin  
Vaccinated:2021-04-06
Onset:2021-04-24
   Days after vaccination:18
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-07-12
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK LA / SYR

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Guillain-Barre syndrome, Lumbar puncture abnormal
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? Yes, 3 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: zyrtec, armour thyroid, duloxetine
Current Illness: none
Preexisting Conditions: none
Allergies: none
Diagnostic Lab Data: Lumbar Puncture to diagnose
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Gullain Barre Syndrome


VAERS ID: 1464641 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 44.0  
Sex: Female  
Location: Texas  
Vaccinated:2021-03-04
Onset:2021-06-01
   Days after vaccination:89
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-07-12
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN 1805018 / 1 LA / -

Administered by: Other       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Gait inability, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Immunoglobulin therapy, Lumbar puncture, Paraesthesia
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Anticholinergic syndrome (broad), Dystonia (broad), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow), Sexual dysfunction (broad)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? No
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? No
Hospitalized? Yes, 22 days
   Extended hospital stay? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: Loestrin
Current Illness: Na
Preexisting Conditions: Na
Allergies: Na
Diagnostic Lab Data: Spinal tap
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Guillain-Barr? Syndrome, IVIG treatment, numbness, tingly, sharp needle feeling, could not walk.


VAERS ID: 1464691 (history)  
Form: Version 2.0  
Age: 52.0  
Sex: Male  
Location: Texas  
Vaccinated:2021-05-13
Onset:2021-05-29
   Days after vaccination:16
Submitted: 0000-00-00
Entered: 2021-07-12
Vaccin­ation / Manu­facturer Lot / Dose Site / Route
COVID19: COVID19 (COVID19 (JANSSEN)) / JANSSEN - / UNK - / -

Administered by: Pharmacy       Purchased by: ?
Symptoms: Bell's palsy, Blood test, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Magnetic resonance imaging
SMQs:, Peripheral neuropathy (narrow), Guillain-Barre syndrome (narrow), Demyelination (narrow), Hearing impairment (broad), Immune-mediated/autoimmune disorders (narrow)

Life Threatening? No
Birth Defect? No
Died? No
Permanent Disability? No
Recovered? No
Office Visit? Yes
ER Visit? No
ER or Doctor Visit? Yes
Hospitalized? No
Previous Vaccinations:
Other Medications: n/a
Current Illness: n/a
Preexisting Conditions: n/a
Allergies: n/a
Diagnostic Lab Data: blood work, MRI
CDC Split Type:

Write-up: Bells Palsy - followed by Guillain Barre


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