Post Covid-19 Injection Syndrome or pCoIS (also called Post Covid-19 Vaccine Syndrome or pCoVS) is a new complex multi-system inflammatory syndrome. A syndrome is a collection of symptoms that may differ from person to person. Emerging data show that pCoIS is similar to Long Covid or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and manifests as a combination of the following symptoms:
- muscle and joint pain
- gastrointestinal upset
- numbness and tingling in the extremities
- intense fatigue
- poor sleep
- brain fog
Unlike Long Covid, pCoIS does not appear to necessarily progress from a Covid-19 like illness but may arise spontaneously weeks after a Covid-19 injection. As pCoIS is a new condition, we don’t know the long-term significance of the symptoms.
|Cardiac Complications (pCoIS-Car)||For post-injection symptoms affecting the heart such as inflammation or myocarditis, heart attack, or heart failure|
|Neurological Complications (pCoIS-N)||For post-injection symptoms affecting the brain and nervous system such as Guillain Barre Syndrome, encephalitis, Parkinson’s Disease, memory loss, and dementia|
|Haematological Complications (pCoIS-H)||For post-injection symptoms affecting the blood cells such as blood clots, thrombocytopenia and lymphoma|
|Vascular Complications (pCoIS-V)||For post-injection symptoms affecting blood vessels such as stroke, blood vessel thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism|
|Immune System Complications (CoIS-IS)||For post injections symptoms affecting the immune system including autoimmune diseases (e.g. Diabetes Mellitus, Multiple Sclerosis and Chrohn’s Disease) and infections (e.g. Shingles, Herpes, Epstein Barr Virus)|
|Reproductive Health Complications (PCoIS-RH)||For post-injection complications affecting pregnancy and the reproductive organs such as adverse pregnancy outcomes, heavy periods, post-menopausal bleeding, and infertility|
|Cancer Complications (PCoIS-Can)||For post-injection appearance of cancers such as breast cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, and brain cancer|
|Congenital Complications (pCoIS-Con)||For post-injection congenital complications such as diseases/abnormalities present from birth (e.g. bleeding and clotting abnormalities, deformities)|
How can post Covid-19 Injection Syndrome (pCoIS) be prevented and treated?
The best way to prevent pCoIS is to avoid having one of the Covid-19 genetic based vaccinations (Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen, orAstraZeneca) to begin with. We are only starting to gain experience in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating pCoIS, and much further study is certainly required.
Because pCoIS shares features with Long Covid, some doctors are using the same medicines and nutritional supplements that they are also using to treat Long Covid. Many of these are available over the counter. In general, it should be advisable to intensify your efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, exercise, weight, diabetes, and blood pressure management.
If you are experiencing symptoms of pCoIS, your doctor can do some tests that might help determine the best path to recovery. These tests may include a full blood count, immune system markers, inflammatory markers, clotting profile, and liver function tests. It is important to note that we are still in the early stages of understanding how to assess and treat pCoIS. Always consult with your doctor before commencing or changing any medical treatment.
Many of the established medicines and nutritional supplements being used are available over the counter. These include:
|Zinc||50mg daily to support the immune system.|
|Vitamin D||Vitamin D (5000 international units daily) balances the immune response.|
|Vitamin C||Vitamin C (500mg twice daily) to support the immune system.|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||Omega 3 fatty acids (4 grams daily) to support the immune system.|
|Quercetin||Quercetin (500mg twice daily), a natural anti-inflammatory and immune modulator, reduces overactive immune reactions.|
|Aspirin||Aspirin (325 mg daily) to reduce the risk of clotting.|
|Antihistamines||Antihistamines to reduce overactive immune reactions and mast cell activation. Loratidine and cetirizine are H2 antihistamines that are available over the counter.|
|N-acetylcysteine||N-acetylcysteine (600mg twice daily) helps reduce inflammation through production of glutathione that gets depleted in chronic inflammatory illnesses.|
|Melatonin||Melatonin (2mg to 10mg) at bedtime to help restore the circadian rhythm and sleep cycle.|
|Colchicine||Colchicine (as per your doctor’s prescription).|
|Steroids||Steroids (as per your doctor’s prescription).|
|Ivermectin||Ivermectin, (as per your doctor’s prescription) for its anti-inflammatory and immune-modulatory properties. It also blocks the spike protein and prevents blood cells clumping together. Treatment may need to continue until resolution of symptoms.|
|Mast cell stabilizers||Mast cell stabilizers (as per your doctor’s prescription).|
|Low histamine diet||A low histamine diet may help to dampen the immune system’s response to the foreign substances. Many people with pCoIS symptoms similar to Long Covid will respond to treatment within 2 weeks.|
|Fluvoxamine||As per your doctor’s prescription|
It may be necessary to consult with specialist doctors for specific complications. For example, you may need to see a cardiologist to manage inflammatory heart conditions such as myocarditis and pericarditis or a neurologist to manage neurological conditions.