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Our lives have been turned upside down after Gardasil.

My daughter had a 3.8 GPA without even trying.

She failed all her classes since Gardasil.

My daughters health has been in serious decline since she received her Gardasil injections. Within hours she was vomiting, feverish with a terrible headache. She could not get out of bed for almost 3 weeks. I called the doctor regarding her illness she said she must have received a bad flu shot. She was vaccinated with Gardasil at the same time as the flu vaccine.

She now passes out with any exertion, a simple walk will put her out. She suffers from weakness in her both legs. Soon after the second shot she was crying because her feet were hurting she was diagnosed later with peripheral neuropathy. She could barely walk and was put in 2 com casts to keep her feet from hurting.

She is still experiencing more then 4 migraines a month. She did have continual migraines for almost 3 weeks before they started to taper off.

At the age of 12 she was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovary syndrome. The doctor prescribed birth control pills so she would not constantly have her period. The pill was to regulate her because the bleeding was terrible. Will we no longer have that problem because she has not had a period since her first vaccination in November of 2007.

I am sending a list of the symptoms that my daughter has had or is currently suffering from. The good news is that she has only been to the ER twice In the last 2 months.

I attribute these bizarre symptoms and her illness to the Gardasil vaccine. This is a human experiment on our daughters and they have been injured.  I don’t want any other mother to go through what the Gardasil mothers are going through.

Tremors: hand
Migraines at first were almost constant.
Stomach Pain
Chest Pains
Leg Weakness
Brain Fog
Numbness in her feet
Pins / Needles feelings through extremities and stomach
Possible heart issues has been referred to a cardiologist
Light Sensitivity
Fatigue: this is so bad she can barely move
Blisters: never had them before but now she gets them sometimes.
Warts: not genital
Sore Throat: she had her tonsils and adenoids removed November of 2008
Vision Loss
Paralysis: in arm, temporary, after 3rd Gardasil injection
Fainting: once or twice weekly since third vaccination in June of 08, with slurred speech and loss of feeling of legs. However in the last 2 months she has only had two episodes. Maybe there is hope.
Severe flu symptoms: after 1st shot. High Fever chills. Could not get out of bed for 2 to 3 weeks
Aching Muscles: constantly in pain
Menstrual Cycle Changes
Peripheral Neuropathy both feet.
Bloody stool
High blood sugar: before it was always low
Sleep apnea
Degenerative disc disease: this was recently diagnosed

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My daughter, Kristyn, received her first Gardasil shot on January 9th, 2009. Her doctor practically forced it on us and scared my daughter into getting it. My daughter was 15.

Shortly after receiving her first shot, she almost passed out while we were in Wal-Mart.

I thought it was from not eating, so I bought her a candy bar. She had a couple other times where she felt like she was going to pass out after that.

Her second shot was on March 9th, 2009, just one day after her 16th birthday. It was after the second shot that she started complaining of odd things.

Before getting the Gardasil shots, she was a healthy, happy, energetic 16 year old teenager.   After receiving the second shot, she was up all night one night with terrible leg pains in both legs. I figured it was just ‘growing pains’. Then after a few days, she was very dizzy and couldn’t walk straight. I did not realize what was going on until March 20th, 2009.

It was that Friday morning when I received an email concerning Gardasil and what it was doing to other girls. I got an email with a link to a young girl’s video on Youtube. The young girl’s name is Holly. (Her and her mother are both in a yahoo group called Let’s Talk About Gardasil that I’m a member of.) After watching that heart breaking video, I started researching and made the connection with Gardasil and my daughters’ problems.

It just so happened to be that same Friday that we ended up in the Emergency Room with my daughter. She was having leg pains in both legs, tingling in both legs, numbness in both legs and also her left arm. She had terrible weakness all over and just felt like she had no energy. She was in tears with the pain so I took her to the ER.

They did a CT scan and some blood work. They could not find anything ‘wrong’ with her but she kept saying that something was not right. The doctor advised that we not get the third Gardasil shot because she was obviously having a reaction to the vaccine.

I called her doctor’s office on Monday, March 23rd to tell them what was going on and what I had found. They said to bring her right in, so I did.

At first the doctor did not even want to discuss the link that I had found with Gardasil and the 10,000 plus reports that had been reported on VAERS. She dismissed it all and said that it couldn’t be Gardasil. I told her that there was no way that she could positively say that since this vaccine is SO new and had only been clinically tested for 5 years and not on girls from ages 9 thru 15 (that clinical study was stopped before it was concluded).

She did more blood work the next day (Tuesday, March 24th) and said it would be a week before we got the results back. I told her that all of the other girls that are sick or have died (47 deaths the last I checked), all of their tests seem to come back ‘normal’.

During this week, Kristyn got worse. She began to have back pain that went from her neck to her feet, terrible pressure in her head, involuntary muscle jerking, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, severely tired, chest pains, rib pain, heart racing, I can’t even remember all of her symptoms.

She’s been back to the ER since then (by ambulance because of problems breathing) and has been unable to do her class work since this started. (most of the girls have had to drop out of school because they are SO sick!).

Now she is having problems with her vision and the light hurts her eyes.

I received a call from her doctor’s office telling me that she was diagnosed with Rheumatic Fever. They called in Penicillin for her to take. They basically have started acting like they aren’t interested in her.

Kristyn took her full round of penicillin. During the course of the medication, she seemed to feel better. But now that the penicillin is finished, her symptoms have started coming back.

Since this diagnosis, she’s been to other doctors.  Several of them have told me that diagnosing her with Rheumatic Fever would be very hard to do just based on her blood panel results.  So I don’t know if she has/had Rheumatic Fever or not.

Oh I forgot to mention, on January 9th when she got her first Gardasil shot, they also gave her Menactra (which I did not know they were giving her). Since I started researching this I found that Merck only tested Gardasil with Hep B vaccine. The reports of these side effects are off the chart when mixed with Menactra!

Some of these girls are having grand mal seizures, paralysis, pancreatitis, all sorts of STRANGE and unusual diagnosis and symptoms. We’re talking very healthy, active (some even very athletic) girls before Gardasil…now these same girls are very sick and nobody can find out what is going on.

I have an idea of what is going on but I’m no doctor. The Gardasil shots have 225 micrograms of reactive aluminium in each shot. 1 microgram is considered to be toxic!

My daughter has been allergic to nickel since she was born.  Maybe this is why my daughter is suffering, because of the aluminium that’s in the vaccine? A lot of the other girls that are having these types of symptoms are also allergic to costume jewellery, metals, etc.  Maybe THIS is another link?

Why have the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries chosen to experiment with the first ever, large scale application of a new, unproven, genetically modified, inter-species gene mixing vaccine technology on the female youth of an entire generation?

Under the ruse of attempting to eradicate cervical cancer, Merck is actually engaged in the first large scale, real world deployment and testing of genetically modified DNA, genetically engineered proteins and genetics produced by the combining of genetic material from more than one origin or species in a vaccine.

We just want some answers. They need to pull this vaccine off the market and do some further research! Gardasil was fast-tracked through the FDA and is now a mandatory vaccine in several states, with other states following suit.
It is an outrage what is happening to our daughters!

We have had several girls that have been interviewed by the media in several states, and some have been interviewed by their local newspapers. We are trying to get the word out as fast as we can because these doctors are dispensing this GardaHELL like candy every day…and every day that passes is that many more girls that will become very ill.

I did not know of any of this when I allowed that doctor to inject this poison into my daughter’s body. They said it was safe and that she even gave it to her own daughter.

I’ve since found out that most of the girls’ doctors that are sick said the same things to them!

One more thing…the last time we checked VAERS, there was almost 16,000 reports…that’s up from 10,000 since March 24th and they are backlogged, so that number isn’t even correct. And it’s estimated that only 1 to 10% adverse effects are even reported.

My daughter was taking a low dose birth control pill because she was having a ‘heavier than normal’ discharge.  Her doctor put her on the birth control to try and regulate this.

After she started having all of these side effects/reactions, she decided to throw the birth control in the trash.  She didn’t want anything going in her body.
Two weeks after throwing them in the trash, she got pregnant.  Now she is having to go through high risk doctors.  Her health is not good and now she is carrying a baby that could possibly be affected by the Gardasil.

Merck states that Gardasil is not recommended for pregnant women.  They have set up a registry on their site to follow women that get pregnant or are already pregnant and didn’t know it while having the Gardasil vaccine injections.  There are reports of spontaneous abortions and fetal abnormalities in women that were injected with Gardasil.

So not only are we dealing with all of the symptoms that Kristyn has… we are also worried about the baby.

I’m just sick of trying to talk to doctors about the links to Gardasil and hearing ‘it’s not the Gardasil’.  How can they be so certain?  This vaccine is NEW and was only tested for 5 years.  It would just be nice to finally find a doctor that would really look into this!  The doctors just seem to not want to deal with any of us if we even mention Gardasil to them!

I just want my healthy, happy and energetic teenage daughter back!!
Please educate before you vaccinate with the HPV vaccine Gardasil!
Gardasil is hurting and killing our beautiful daughters all over the globe!
My 16 year old daughter is one that has been hurt by getting vaccinated.  And I did not know the dangers beforehand.
Please get informed first!  I wish I had!

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Hi, my name is Nicole and I am 22 yrs old.  I was graduating from college in 2007 and would no longer be covered under my dad’s insurance at the end of the year.  My dad told me about the Gardasil vaccine and thought it would be a good idea for me to get it before I lost my insurance.

I had my first shot on August 13th of 2007.  I felt fine after receiving it and had no side effects…yet. The one thing I did notice is that it left a little mark on my arm, almost like an ink dot.

On September 8th, 3 weeks and 5 days later, I was driving to work and had just driven onto the expressway.  The last thing I remember is looking for traffic and getting over into the left hand lane.  I started coming to when I felt the paramedics grabbing me, but I couldn’t see anything.  I asked what had happened and they told me that I had been in an accident and not to move.  I was terrified and immediately started to cry in disbelief.

I was rushed to the ER.  When my family arrived, they told me that luckily I had not been in an actual car accident.  When my dad went to get my car, he said that it was half-way parked on the median, like I had intentionally parked it there knowing that something was wrong, but I do not remember anything.  I went to the doctors and they were just calling it a syncope since no one was with me to verify what had happened.

After that everything was fine, and for the most part back to normal, but I still couldn’t help but wonder what had happened to me that day.  I was scheduled for my next vaccine on October 15th, when the nurse came in I asked her about the dot on my arm and wondered if anyone else had ended up with one after receiving their shot. She told me no and that she had never seen that before, just chuckled and said “well hopefully it doesn’t happen this time”. But after I received the second one I noticed that I had another ink dot.  I didn’t understand why that would happen, but I just brushed it off.

On November 9th, 3 wks and 4 days later, I was in my room talking to my sister on the phone, the next thing I know I am hearing my Uncle Bill say my name, but again I couldn’t see anything. I finally got my vision back and saw my Uncle Bill and paramedics standing in my room staring at me. I had no clue what was going on, I asked what had happened and they told me that I had a seizure. I didn’t want to believe it! But I guess my niece heard some weird noises coming from my room so she walked into my room to see what it was, and saw me on my bed convulsing and making a weird noise, so she called 911.

I was taken to the ER again and cried even more. I just didn’t get what was going on, I had never had serious health problems, so why now?  I started thinking back to the incident in my car, and calculated the days. It just seemed a little strange that 3 weeks and some odd days after receiving these vaccines I had these 2 episodes.

After the second seizure, I had tons of tests done and everything came back normal, so I was really confused. Now I am on medication and have to see a neurologist, and I am uninsured, so my dad has been paying out of pocket to pay for my visits, but luckily I was able to get assistance for my medication and no longer have to pay for that, and believe me it is not cheap.

After all of this I had nothing else happen, so I was thinking that I was in the clear, but then on Easter of this year I had another seizure, but it only lasted a minute or so, which is very short compared to my other two.

This whole experience has been very hard on me and my whole family, and I still cry about this a lot. It just makes me feel like I will never be the same person that I was before all of this, the healthy woman with so much ahead of her. But it is sad to say that I am one of the luckier ones compared to some other stories I have read, especially those of younger girls.

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I think my daughter may be having a reaction to the Gardasil shots.

Before she started her series of shots my 17 year old daughter was a very outgoing young girl. She attends the local high school along with taking 3 classes at the community college. She is on the swim team, she is an editor for the yearbook, and she is the president of the drama club. And in her spare time when she gets bored she writes a book. She has managed all this in spite of the fact that she is Dyslexic.

She had her first shot in October 08 and sometime after the shot she was complaining of headaches and stomach aches but I dismissed it as stress because of all her activities at school and getting ready for midterm exams.

On 12/22/08 she had her second shot and the complaints increased along with sudden periods of extreme nausea. On 12/29/08 I watched my daughter fall to the ground and have convulsions in front of me as we tried to take our Christmas tree out of our house. It did not last long but it sure did scare me. She has no family or personal history of seizers. My husband and I took her to the local ER and after around 8 hours of tests, the Dr. in the ER told me not to worry about it because healthy young 17year olds do not just start having seizers. They told me she was perfectly healthy and wrote it up as a fainting spell.

After the seizure the headaches became almost constant and her stomach always hurt. When Christmas break was over she was unable to make it to school because she felt so bad. I kept trying to push her back to school. She called me from the school clinic in tears and I took her to her family Dr. By this point my daughter was also complaining of blood in her stool. The doctor ordered an EEG and MRI because of the seizure and made an appointment with a gastro enologist and sent her home with medicine for an ulcer. The Gastro Dr. ordered outpatient procedures to check her stomach and bowels. Again all tests came back normal and we were sent home.

After a while she started feeling better and most days she was making it to school. This week she is home on the couch again. She can barely walk and has complaints of back pain. After everything that has happened over the last couple of months I don’t know what to think. I guess it is possible that she moved wrong and pulled something, but I just can’t help but wonder if this is yet another unexplained medical issue that we are going to have to deal with since her Gardasil shots.

One thing is for sure: she will NOT be getting the third one.

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I am a fit healthy 26 year old woman. I exercise almost everyday, eat a healthy balanced diet, have never smoked or taken drugs and only drink socially. On 15th October last year I experienced my first bout of pancreatitis although at the time, I just thought it was a gastro virus. The stomach pain came on quickly and lasted approximately 24hrs on and off. It was a bloating stomach pain that I have never experienced before and at times I felt as if my stomach was going to explode. When the pain eventually subsided, I experienced chest and shoulder pain for about 24hrs. I went to the doctors to have this checked and she put it down to a virus.

On the 8th February, 2008 I suffered the same stomach pain again followed by chest pains. Two days later this pattern repeated itself. I saw the doctor and again we put it down to being a virus because I’d had the flu the week before and nothing else seemed apparent at the time. The third attack was two months later (20/04/08). This time my doctor decided to test for pancreatitis. My amylase blood result was 792 (normal levels are from 1-100) indicating I had suffered a bout of pancreatitis and indicating that this was the cause of my previous episodes.

My doctor referred me to a gastroenterologist and after several tests (x-rays, CT scans and an MRI) over several months and even a second opinion, no physical causes for pancreatitis have been found (ie. Alcohol, Gallstones, physical defects, increased levels of calcium or triglycerides in my blood etc).

Around this time, my mother heard an ABC radio report that the TGA was investigating three cases of young girls experiencing pancreatitis after having had their Gardasil injections. I checked the dates of my Gardasil injections against the stomach pains. My first injection (04/08/07) was trouble free as far as I can remember. My second, on 06/10/07, was nine days before my first attack and the third on the 17/04/08 was 3 days before my third attack of pancreatitis. I reported this to the TGA and they are still investigating the potential link.

On 24/08/08 (after I’d once again had the flu) I had an attack which was so severe, I was rushed to hospital. My lipase level was 2913 (normal is 1-60) and I was placed on an IV and remained in hospital for four days. Still no cause for the pancreatitis was found.

I have now had 4 attacks of pancreatitis over the past year…two of which occurred days after I received the Gardasil shots. I have never had pancreatitis before and believe the link with the Gardasil injections is not coincidence. I want to highlight the need to investigate this link and hope to raise its profile as more cases may exist however, the women like me, haven’t either identified an attack as pancreatitis or associated the potential link to the Gardasil injections.

Although I currently feel well, the pancreatitis has significantly affected my life over the past year and especially my plans for the future. I was planning on travelling and working overseas next year but now can’t get travel insurance. I would welcome any discussion on the topic as I think women need to be made aware of the risks. Had I known of the potential link to contracting pancreatitis, I would certainly have reconsidered my decision to have the Gardasil injections.

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I received my first and only Gardasil vaccination at the end of April this year. I was at my GP’s for a general check-up, but my doctor mentioned that I would be turning 26 in the next week and it was my last opportunity to have the free vaccine. I have Crohn’s disease, which is an auto-immune disease, although I am on no medication and have been symptom free for two years. I explained to my doctor that I am very careful with what medication I take, because of my Crohn’s, and he told me that Gardasil would not cause an autoimmune reaction. I was told that the only risk was of an allergic reaction. So I had the injection and expected that everything would be fine.

Initially I felt nothing unusual. However within 24 hours I noticed that the numb, sore feeling in my left arm had spread to my shoulder and neck. I had difficulty sleeping that night because it felt as if I had attempted to lift a piano with my left arm. The next day I began to have difficulty breathing, my left side hurt with each breath I took and I began to feel light headed and had difficulty walking. I was also beginning to notice that my left hand and left toes were beginning to cramp and curl up.

I went straight to my doctor due to my difficulty breathing. I nearly passed out in the waiting room. The doctor was spectacularly unhelpful. I was told to go home and have two Panadol. I later found out that he believed I was having a panic attack and it was all in my head. So I went home and continued to wheeze and popped painkillers.

When I woke up the next morning I was unable to stand. My left side, from my hand down to my foot, was curled up and was continuously cramping. At this point I probably should have gone to the hospital, however I was so frustrated with the reaction of my GP I didn’t feel it would be particularly useful. I was in bed for the next five days and was unable to walk further than the kitchen. I had incredibly sore muscles all down my left side, couldn’t take a normal breath and had cramps and pain from my neck down to my feet.

I felt that I was getting better the week after that. But two weeks after receiving the injection it became so difficult to breathe and so painful that I went to straight to the emergency room. I was very frightened at this point. Two weeks before I had been fit and healthy, and by this stage I was limping around the house like a stroke victim, wheezing and worried I was suffocating.

At the hospital I underwent x-rays, blood tests and an MRI. I was told that the lining of my left lung had become so inflamed that it was rubbing against my chest wall each time I breathed. My right lung was fine. I had the Head Consultant looking after me, and he was very certain that I must have had some mysterious unfindable virus, and that the pain in my arm and leg was referred pain from the pain in my lung and that Gardasil had been tested and was safe. I was released with no diagnosis other than ‘pleurisy’ and more pain killers.

I was sick for so long. All up I took two months off work, unpaid. I barely got out of bed for a month. Breathing was painful for at least two months. I forgot what it was like to breath without pain. I became depressed. When I did go back to work, I was completely exhausted and became stressed very easily. It took five months before I could work a full five day week. My left side was a mess. When the pain in my lung decreased a little, I became very aware of the ongoing pain and numbness in my left side. I saw a neurologist who confirmed that I had neurological damage to my left side, five months after receiving the injection.

I can now catch things with my left hand, but it is still colder than my right and quite clumsy. I can no longer play the few chords I used to be able to on the guitar. For four or five months I felt as if my left side was suffering from MS. My co-ordination has only returned slowly, like I’ve suffered a stroke at the age of 26. If it had been my right side as well as my left I would have needed a wheelchair.

It’s been seven months since I received the injection and I am still feeling exhausted far more easily than I used to. I no longer run to work and I don’t have any energy for much of a social life. I work a full week and then a four day week each fortnight and just make it through it. My left side is getting there slowly. I still feel far flatter than normal, as if some important neuro-transmitters have been all used up. I have never been so sick, and I still have not received any diagnosis other than ‘an auto-immune reaction, resulting in inflamed lining of the left lung and nerves on the left side, with a temporal connection to Gardasil injection’.

I was incredibly angry at the various doctors at one point, now I simply feel resigned. They do not know what damage this vaccine does and they do not really want to know. I still haven’t had the guts to look into all the damage it has done – I have not yet gone to the gynaecologist. I am worried that I will have one or all strands of HPV. Given that all my other linings have become inflamed it seems unlikely that my cervical lining fared any better.

To get myself back at it, I’ve done what I did when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which is to visit my awesome acupuncturist whenever I can afford it, eat very well, eat a lot of anti-inflammatory herbs and food (fish oil, ginger, tumeric, saffron), and drink a lot of water.

The truth is that western medicine does not seem to understand immune disorders and this vaccine seems to cause immune reactions – so I never had much hope that any doctor would cure me. Obviously my existing auto-immune disorder put me at a higher risk of having such a severe reaction to Gardasil. If I had been aware that this vaccine causes auto-immune reactions, there is no way I would have taken it.

My advice is that if you have a history of auto-immune disorders or a family history of such disorders, whether it’s just irritable bowel syndrome or MS or rheumatoid arthritis, DO NOT HAVE THIS VACCINE. I believe that if I had had my second dose, it probably would have killed me. I hope that as more information comes out, less women will suffer from these side effects.

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My daughter, Elisabeth, is a month from 13 years old. She had her second Gardasil shot on 10/8/08 while under the weather with a sore throat. I did not even think about side effects. I trust my doctor and many of her friends have had it. Anyway, starting on Nov 1 (3 weeks from the shot) my daughter began having stabbing pains in random places throughout her body. The first week or two they were painful and annoying but somewhat infrequent throughout the day. They progressively got worse and more frequent. After two to three weeks of these pain, she was nonfunctional. In the evening, she lay on my lap and cried, at times squeezing my hand so hard I thought she would break it. One day I had her keep a log so I could quantify the pains. She did not go more than 20 minutes without a stabbing pain. Most often they were cycling: one in her thigh, then her neck, then her arm, toe, etc. Evenings and nights were very hard and pain medication made no difference (tylenol with codine did nothing). The autoimmune blood work came back negative. We had an MRI done, but I have not received the results yet.

In the process of searching the web, I began to think that perhaps it is a reaction to Gardasil. Several girls in our neighborhood have had weird neurological symptoms that came on suddenly and were severe. I am in the process of talking with the moms to determine if they too had the Gardasil shot. My husband teaches at a high school and when he mentioned our daughter’s situation, all the girls jumped in and said that they all suffered weird pains like this after the shot. I am going to try to collect info from their parents to see if I can get some back up on this. I think that since the symptoms did not occur until 3 weeks afterward, many would not connect it to Gardasil, so they don’t report it or connect the dots. Proving causal relationships is close to impossible with these types of things, which lets the companies get off the hook. But we need to keep pushing.

My daughter’s pain has significantly decreased. It is almost completely gone. So the reaction seems to have lasted a month. She seems to be having just mild pains now and much less frequently. I just hope that my story can encourage someone. You begin to think you are crazy but you know your daughter and know that something is wrong.


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My name is Ian Kay and I am from Adelaide, Australia. I am the grandparent of Jade, a beautiful young 16 year old girl, who has over the past 18 months had to go through a complete life style change. The complete story is quite long and emotional but I will keep it as brief as I can.

It all started in May 2007, about a week after Jade received her first Gardasil injection. Jade started getting severe lower abdomen pain on the right hand side. It was tolerated for a week or so, then she was hospitalised. No cause was found however they decided to remove her appendix.

Jade was no sooner released from hospital when she started getting severe lower back pain and paralysis of the legs. She was once again hospitalised and treated for pain management. This time her stay in hospital was 6 weeks. She was released just before her 15th birthday in September 2007.

Jade was advised to get her second Gardasil injection. She received the injection, and within 2 hours she had paralysis of the legs. They just gave out on her while she was walking along.

During the last twelve months, Jade has had continual back pain which starts at the lower back and moves up her spine to her neck. She has lost the use of her legs on many occasions, but until recently she could usually use them again after a night’s rest. She has suffered severe body spasms of which she has had absolutely no control, as well as chest pain and breathing difficulty.

About five weeks ago, one day after her 16th birthday, Jade was swimming in her family pool with her younger brother. When he noticed she seemed to be in trouble, he called out for some help and Jade was pulled to the side. At this point she had no use of her arms and legs, and was unable to move her neck. I feel a tragedy would have occurred had her brother not been in the pool with her. She was taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital here in Adelaide and was once again admitted. Within a few days, she regained the use of her arms and neck muscles, but up until now she still does not have the use of her legs.

Jade has been humiliated in hospital. Some nurses believe her condition is within her mind and treat her poorly. She hates being in hospital and would do anything to get out.

Since being in hospital, Jade has had an MRI and lumbar puncture all negative results. She has been having Physiotherapy everyday to try to get her legs working but very little is happening. She always suffers acute pain after a session and is medicated to help.

Yesterday (25/11/08) she had a fairly tough physio session and as a result she started to get severe back pain. Within half an hour her pain turned to chronic back pain and no medication was able to relieve it. After three hours of screaming the hospital ward down they injected morphine into her blood stream, eventually she calmed down and went to sleep. This lasted for about four hours and when she came to she was once again in screaming pain. They injected two more shots of morphine into her this did not arrest the pain, they then gave her something else which knocked her out. I am frightened what today will bring.

During the course of the last 18 months, not one medical person would say that Gardasil was responsible for her condition. The moment you mention it, they all clam up. We have no doubt that this injection caused this young girl’s demise, she was a perfectly healthy sports loving girl prior to being immunised.

What do we do now? The Doctors here don’t seem to know what to do, they give Jade pain relief but do not treat the cause. I am not a Doctor but I can see that all her problems seem to be coming from the area of her central nervous system in her back. She has seen neurologists and they dismiss her condition. No one will seem to go outside of their square to investigate the source of her pain.

Thank you for reading my story. Jade’s parents and grandparents are being told by the system that they don’t know what is happening. How scary is this.

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My daughter is 14 years old. At present in Australia all girls at secondary school are administered the Gardasil vaccine free of charge at school.  I was reluctant to let her have it as it is a relatively new vaccine, but the health department expressed no concerns. I decided to allow her to have the vaccine in the hope that this would reduce her chances of getting cervical cancer.

The first dose was administered at school in March of this year,  and for the following 2 days she complained of mild side effects, such as pains in her legs and feeling off colour.  I allowed her to take things a little easier and the symptoms seemed to pass within a short time.

After the second dose in May she had similar symptoms but nothing to be really concerned about.  However, approximately a month after the second dose she started experiencing swollen, painful joints which were so severe I took her to the emergency department of our local children’s hospital.  They ran blood tests, did x-rays and referred her to see a rheumatologist the following week. In the meantime they prescribed her Naprosen for the pain and swelling.

Unfortunately her symptoms got progressively worse and she was admitted to hospital for pain relief as by now she was unable to walk unaided due to the extreme pain.  The rheumatologist told me that her blood tests  revealed that she has a positive rheumatoid factor and as a result of this she has been diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.  She is now on the arthritis disease modifier, Plaquinal and the anti-inflammatory Naprosen.  The doctor told me that she must have had a virus in the proceeding month which caused her immune system to respond like this. I told him that she hadn’t been ill at all in recent times but that she had had the Gardasil vaccine. He didn’t believe that this was relative.

I was still considering allowing her to have the final dose but the doctor suggested waiting a few months. After reading articles on this blog about other people’s experiences I’m now convinced that the vaccine was involved and she will not be receiving the final dose.

My daughter’s arthritis symptoms have settled now after a month of high dose Prednisolone and 3 months of the disease modifying drug. Hopefully she is on the road to a remission for a period of time.   However over the past few months she has suffered extreme pain from a condition which will probably be with her for her whole lifetime.  If I could turn back time I would have followed my gut instinct and not allowed her to have this vaccine.


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My name is Jamie, I have spent my whole life trusting doctors. I guess it is like they always say, it doesn’t bother you till it happens to you! I first heard about the Gardasil shot manufactured by Merck in July 2007. I think the only reason why it appealed to me is because my Daughter had just turned 10. I immediately hopped on the Internet to check it out. I read the Gardasil web site and read their basic information. I then Googled Gardasil side effects. Finding under that category nothing too alarming, I went and made an appointment. I talked to my husband and we both felt it was a good idea. I mean, I put her in my shoes, I have never been with anyone but my husband, but he had been with one other person prior to me. So, with that mentality, I figured that I wouldn’t want my daughter to get HPV, or cervical cancer just because she fell in love with someone that had been with someone else.

We went to her appointment and I talked to her doctor about what the side effects might be and how she felt about the drug. She told me the same things as what I had read about on the Internet. She said that most girls had little to no reaction, and the most that we could expect to happen was that she might faint, but highly unlikely. She expressed that her feeling on the shot, is that we should do all we can to protect these girls because there is so much that can effect them as they get older, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, and osteoporosis. I agreed and proceeded to have her get the shot. She received the shot in her arm in Aug., 2007.

She left the doctors office without incidence. We went home and she had a lot of soreness in her arm. This continued for several days. She also felt warm to the touch, but nothing unusual. She said her stomach hurt a few days after getting the shot, but once again this was expected. She went on with life with no other complications.

She did not get her next shot until Jan. 25, 2008, she had been sick, and so had her brothers, so the doctor thought it would be best to wait till the whole family was well. She got the injection and everything went as expected. She had soreness at the injection site, and that was it for two days. The second day after she got her shot, she started saying that her stomach hurt and that her head was ” annoying” her. I thought nothing of it and we went about our days. The headaches would come and go but seemed to get a little worse day by day. Her stomach hurt everyday but nothing to concerning. This went on for a few months, on and off everyday. I assumed that it was her body changing, she has needed to wear a bra now for a year, so I knew these things would be coming soon.

On Friday April 18, 2008 we went out shopping with my sister-in-law. One of her favourite things to do. Then she started to complain that her stomach hurt. Now, by this time we had been dealing with this for a few months, so I told her she would be ok, and if she wanted to she could sit for awhile. She continued to have a “pained look” on her face the rest of the night and winced every so often. She had also experienced “flu like symptoms” the weekend before. Now I say flu like because she never ran a fever, she never had any aches or pains, and it passed in just a few hours. Once again I assumed that these pains might be because of that, just a little residual pain. She woke up that night and her stomach hurt so bad she could not sleep, so I gave her some Tylenol thinking that would be less harmful to her stomach. She eventually went back to bed.

The next morning she woke up and said she felt fine. We had a friend’s birthday party to go to, and she felt well enough to go. While we were at the party she started complaining that the pain hurt so much that the Motrin was not helping at all. We very quickly said our goodbyes and went home. By the time we got to our house she was doubled over in pain, and didn’t want to eat. She said that she just wanted to go to the hospital.

We arrived at the hospital shortly thereafter and we were taken to the room. The doctor came in and said that she wanted to run some blood test just to make sure it was nothing severe to worry about. The doctor came back into the room an hour or so later and said that there is something very wrong and that they wanted to admit her. She said that her enzymes where high and that she had something very serious and that they are going to treat it very seriously. The next morning I was informed that she had pancreatitis, and that it is a very painful disease and that she would be on Morphine for at least the next few days. She was hospitalized for four days and then released still on Vicodine.

She still had residual pain for the next week and we went in to have her check up. the doctor said that the pain was normal, but should subside in a few days. we went through life, and eventually it got better until two weeks after she was released from the hospital. She called from school saying that her stomach hurt just like it did before. I took her immediately into her doctor who had some blood work done. She then told us that her enzymes were high again and had an appointment made for the next morning with a gastroenterologist.

We went to the gastroenterologist and her order blood work, and stool sample tests. Everything came back normal. We have now been seeing him for months and no results. She has been in and out of countless emergency rooms without any answers. She has had several CT scans done, and endoscope, a colonoscopy, and this Friday she will be going in to have a pill cam endoscopy done.

My daughter prior to all of this was an honor roll student, she played drums in her school band, and couldn’t wait till this year when she could start chorus. She played softball, basketball, and her favourite sport, chasing her little brothers. Now, she has pain everyday. Some days are worse then others. On a good day she can go to school and hang out with her friends. On the bad days she can not move out of bed. She has severe abdominal pain, back pain, headaches, joint pain, and sometimes diarhea. She has been on countless medicines with no good outcome.

Her gastroenterologist keeps trying to label her with IBS, but if it were IBS, then the drugs they have tried would have worked, and the only sign she has had of IBS is the abdominal pain. She hasn’t had bloating, diarrhea or constipation. She has had no long term problems with pain. She rarely had to take Motrin or Tylenol, just for a fever.

Now, I know some people think that this is such a low side effect, and that it won’t happen to you. Guess what, it wouldn’t have happened to me either, until it did, now it’s to late. Honestly I don’t think the risk is worth the possible benefit. I only hope that someday there will be enough information out there to help her. God knows the United States government, the FDA, and the CDC have let us down and I hope no one else has to feel the regret that I do.

Thank you, Jamie

UPDATE: Jamie found out in early October that her daughter has developed a lot of small intestinal ulcers.

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