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26-year-old Swiss sprinter and Olympic athlete, Sarah Atcho, was diagnosed with pericarditis five days after receiving a Pfizer booster shot, the Covid world reported.
Sarah Atcho announced on her social media accounts on Monday that she was diagnosed with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).
Atcho previously received the Moderna vaccine. She decided to take the Pfizer vaccine for her booster after she was told that it was safer than Moderna.
According to her post, she received her booster shot on December 22nd. Then on December 27th, she started to feel dizzy and felt tightness in the chest.
At the end of her post, Atcho admitted that she was upset and frustrated claiming that nobody is talking about the side effects of the COVID vaccines.
Here’s the excerpt from her Facebook post:
Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever.
On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects.
On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs. This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).
I am now not allowed to get my heart rate up for a few weeks to allow my heart to rest and heal from the inflammation.
I am still doing everything I can with my coach to keep my muscles moving and he’s doing a GREAT job, thank you @patsaile !!
I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control…
I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I am frustrated that myself as well as other young and healthy people are suffering from these heavy side effects.
I hope you understand why it is important for me to share, I’ll keep you guys updated on the process
let me know if you’re experiencing the same, let’s help each other!
Atcho is the second Swiss Olympic athlete to develop heart problems following their third shot of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine. Triple vaccinated Swiss runner and Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf announced on her Instagram account that she developed myocarditis. At the time being, she is not allowed to play any sports and participate in training.