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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
Depression
Bronchitis
Numbness in her feet
Pins / Needles feelings through extremities and stomach
Possible heart issues has been referred to a cardiologist
Light Sensitivity
Diarrhoea
Fatigue: this is so bad she can barely move
Weakness
Rash
Fever
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
Wheezing
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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Crystal emailed me a copy of a letter she sent to Merck, the manufacturers of Gardasil, detailing the negative health effects her daughter suffered after receiving the vaccine.

May 14, 2008

TO: Mr. Richard T. Clark, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Merck & Co., Inc., P.O. Box 1150, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889

My daughter suffered a severe and prolonged reaction to the Gardasil vaccine, which was reported to Merck on November 12, 2007 (Service Request # 1-1619214020). Attached is a detailed description of my daughter’s reaction. Although she has seemingly recovered, I remain concerned that appropriate measures are not being taken to prevent other patients from suffering similar reactions. Specifically, I have the following questions:

(1) Has Merck notified medical professionals who administer the Gardasil vaccine of the potentially long-term side effects? Is any action underway to require medical providers who administer the Gardasil vaccine to ask the patients if they have had any unexplained illness before giving the second and third vaccines? (Although my daughter had been very sick for 3+ weeks, the second Gardasil vaccine was administered by the gynecologist’s office; no questions asked.)

(2) Is any research being done to identify a medical treatment plan for the side effects of Gardasil? (Throughout my daughter’s nine-week illness, NONE of the prescribed medications offered her ANY relief. When her doctor contacted Merck for assistance, they had nothing to offer.)

(3) Is there any plan to perform extensive follow-up with patients who have had the Gardasil vaccines? (Because the reactions vary and because they sometimes begin 30 days or more after the shot, it is highly probable that they are GREATLY UNDERREPORTED.)

(4) Is any research being done to determine which girls are at higher risk to have serious reactions to Gardasil? (Obviously, the majority of girls do not have a severe reaction, but it is also apparent from the number of VAERS reports that there have been several thousand girls who have had VERY SEVERE side effects. It seems that in-depth research of the affected patients’ medical backgrounds could help to identify those who should not risk having the vaccine.)

I have noted that your commercials and ads indicate that “fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting and fainting” are possible side effects of the vaccine, leading the public to believe that someone may perhaps be sick for a short period after the vaccine. There is NO warning that these symptoms may persist for weeks, months, or even longer, and that someone may vomit persistently (several hundred times), lose 25 pounds in nine weeks, suffer from all the other symptoms that my daughter experienced, and be NONFUNCTIONAL for a prolonged period of time.

I look forward to receiving your answers to my questions. Please do not reply to me that my daughter’s illness was not caused by the Gardasil vaccine. We are convinced that she had a reaction to Gardasil for the following reasons:

(1) There is simply NO OTHER EXPLANATION for her illness. ALL of the medical tests performed (as listed on the attachment) were NORMAL. Prior to this, she had NO history of any illness with these symptoms.

(2) The illness began abruptly and ended almost as abruptly. It seemed as if her system was poisoned, and it finally “ran its course”.

(3) We know of other girls who had almost identical illnesses following the Gardasil vaccine. Some of their reactions also began as much as 3-4 weeks after the first shot.

(4) We have found hundreds of similar cases on internet blogs from parents and young women who are seeking help.

(5) Of the numerous doctors we consulted, NONE of them recommended that my daughter get the third Gardasil shot.

It is incumbent upon Merck, and in keeping with your company’s values and standards, to educate the public about the potentially harmful and prolonged side effects of Gardasil, and to take appropriate measures to prevent the suffering of several thousand more patients. Meanwhile, those of us who know the potential harm will continue to inform friends and acquaintances of our experiences, and we will discourage them from taking the chance on a vaccine that has not been thoroughly researched.

Sincerely,
Crystal B. Wade

GARDASIL EXPERIENCE OF MY DAUGHTER

My daughter is a 19-year old college student at East Carolina University. On October 6, 2007, she was struck with a sudden illness that continued for approximately nine weeks. Prior to this, she was in excellent health. The primary symptoms of her illness were:

  • severe acid reflux (accompanied by horrendous burping)
  • vomiting every day (minimum of 2-3 times a day, but often 5-7 times a day)
  • motion sickness (this subsided after the first two weeks)
  • ear pain (this lasted for about three weeks)
  • recurring nausea
  • severe abdominal pain (worse just before and during menstruation)
  • diarrhea (several times a day)
  • extreme fatigue
  • weak/achy legs (this symptom began a few days after her second Gardasil shot and lasted for about a month)
  • muscle tenderness throughout her body
  • recurring headaches
  • intermittent back pain
  • weight loss of 25 lbs.

My daughter was under the care of an excellent Gastrointestinal Specialist in Greenville, NC, who diligently tried to identify the source of her illness and prescribe a treatment plan that would relieve her symptoms. Unfortunately, he was not successful.

My daughter underwent the following procedures, none of which showed any specific cause for her illness:

  • upper endoscopy
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • HIDA scan
  • CT abdominal scan
  • small bowel follow-through
  • colonoscopy
  • MRI and balance test of her inner ear
  • numerous series of blood and lab work

Several different medications were tried, but they were not effective in relieving her symptoms:

  • Prevacid (double dose)
  • Bentyl
  • Phenergan
  • Zofran
  • Reglan

My daughter’s nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea persisted. For nine weeks, she vomited after eating anything, even a saltine cracker. She usually vomited within 5-10 minutes of eating, but occasionally would make it for as long as 30 minutes. Her body rejected all foods as if she had been poisoned. Her body was producing so much acid that she often woke in the middle of the night and vomited acid. She frequently vomited acid in the mornings before she attempted to eat or drink anything. In the latter part of November, she discovered that Pepcid Complete provided more relief from the acid than the double dose of Prevacid. Throughout the illness, she was able to keep liquids down, so (amazingly) she never dehydrated. Most days she was too sick to get out of bed, and too nauseated to watch TV or read.

We are convinced that my daughter’s illness is the result of a reaction to the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine. She got her first vaccine on September 4, 2007, and first got sick a month later, on October 6, so we were not immediately suspicious that the vaccine was the cause of her illness. Unfortunately, she got her second shot on October 30, even though she was suffering from severe acid reflux, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. We had not made a connection between her illness and the vaccine, and we thought it was important that she stay on schedule with the vaccines. When she went to the gynecologist’s office (in Greenville, NC) for her second vaccine, no one asked her if she had experienced any unexplained illness since the first shot. We believe that her illness could have been shortened significantly if there was a checkpoint between shots.

Shortly after she got the second shot, she began to experience weakness in her legs and back pain, and her other symptoms worsened (especially the acid reflux, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain). We then began to suspect that her illness was the result of a reaction to the Gardasil vaccine. My daughter contacted her gynecologist’s office (in NC) and they informed her that any reaction to the Gardasil vaccine would have begun sooner than 30 days after the first shot and that the vaccine would not cause a reaction for the length of her illness. In spite of that, we reported her reaction to Merck and to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System. However, when her GI Specialist contacted Merck, they said they did not have any information to share with him regarding her reaction. Because my daughter’s illness persisted and did not respond to any medications, and because ALL medical tests were normal, he began the process of referring her to the GI Clinic at UNC Chapel Hill.

During her menstruation in November (the first period following her second shot), she was profusely ill. She was doubled over in pain for several hours, suffered from profuse vomiting and diarrhea, chills and fever. The severe abdominal pains lasted for two days. We took her to the emergency room, she was admitted for one night, given fluids and Phenergan through an IV, continued to vomit acid, but was released for outpatient care. Subsequently, she visited a gynecologist in VA who suggested that she take birth control pills continuously for 6-12 months and not have a period, to allow time for her reaction to Gardasil to run its course.

During the second week of December 2007, my daughter ate a piece of dry toast and she did not vomit. At the time, she was still taking Reglan and Pepcid Complete. Gradually, for the next few days, she was able to keep down small portions of food, and her vomiting decreased to once or twice a day, and subsided within a week. Her other symptoms also began to subside, and she decided not to make the trip to the GI Clinic at UNC Chapel Hill. My daughter is convinced that her illness was a reaction to the Gardasil vaccine, and she did not believe that there was anything the doctors could do to help her recover.

By Christmas, she was off of all medications and eating a normal diet. Since then, she has thrived. She is back at college, has returned to her part-time job, and regained approximately 10 pounds. About once a month, she has to take Pepcid Complete for acid reflux, and about once a month she gets sick after eating (vomiting and diarrhea), but she usually bounces back within a day. In March 2008, she was spotting, so she went off the pill and had a normal period.

We are hopeful that my daughter will not suffer any long-term effects from her Gardasil reaction. After reading about the serious and life-threatening reactions that many girls have experienced, we realize that my daughter was fortunate to recover. We are thankful that we realized that her illness was caused by the Gardasil vaccine before she got the third shot. It is highly probable that another dose of Gardasil would have been even more devastating to my daughter’s health.

We are aware of other girls who have suffered almost identical symptoms that began after their vaccines (sometimes 3-4 weeks after the first shot), and we have found many similar cases on internet blogs. Unfortunately, this information is not filtering to the medical professionals, and the affected individuals are suffering without any remedies being pursued. We consulted with numerous doctors in different specialties throughout her illness. Some doctors were of the opinion that my daughter’s illness was likely a reaction to the Gardasil vaccines, but many doctors were not willing to take that position. However, none of the doctors could prescribe an effective treatment to relieve her symptoms, and NONE of the doctors recommended that she get the third shot.

Subsequent to my daughter’s recovery, we reviewed the definitions of poisoning levels as described on the website of the Center for Disease Control (see below). During her reaction to the Gardasil vaccine, my daughter experienced almost all of the symptoms in the Moderate Poisoning range. We believe that, had she received the third vaccine, she would likely have reached the level of Severe Poisoning and may not have recovered.

Poisoning Symptoms as defined on the CDC website

Poisoning Symptoms

Each chemical family attacks the human body in a different way. General poisoning symptoms include the following.

Mild Poisoning

Headache, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, restlessness, perspiration, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of weight, thirst, moodiness, soreness in joints, skin irritation, eye irritation.

Moderate Poisoning

Severe nausea, severe diarrhea, excessive saliva, stomach cramps, excessive perspiration, trembling, no muscle coordination and muscle twitches, extreme weakness, mental confusion, blurred vision, difficulty in breathing, cough, rapid pulse, flushed or yellow skin, weepy eyes.

Severe Poisoning

Fever, intense thirst, increased rate of breathing, uncontrollable muscle twitches, pinpoint pupils, convulsions, inability to breathe, unconsciousness.

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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am 26 years old.

I have had problems in the past with cervical cancer cells, resulting in 2 lots of different laser treatment to try to eliminate the problem. When I heard about the Gardasil injection, I thought I don’t want to have to go through another treatment again, so lets look into it. I went and saw my local GP who found out the in’s and out’s of the injection and advised me that I was a prime candidate to receive it.

After the first, I started to notice a few changes: nausea, fatigue, mood changes, weight gain, etc.

When I received the 2nd injection, everything just fell apart. I went from a very happy, out-going person to a moody, irritable, constantly sick person. I had a really good full time job, in which I was managing a small business. I had to drop back to 3 days a week, and even that was to much to handle. I was so exhausted all the time. Even with the vomiting and loss of appetite, I gained 10kgs in 3 weeks. I was bloated, had severe migraines, dizziness, chest pains and mood swings. But the best of all was the rash.

I broke out in a huge rash overnight, which started on my face and continued down to my toes. It wasn’t your normal rash: they were huge open weeping blisters. The only comfort I could get from them was to cover myself in methelayted spirits; it was the only thing that would take away the itch.

The first doc I saw told me I had a shaving rash and I should use a different method of hair removal. The 2nd doc told me to leave his office as he didn’t want to know about it! Then I went to see a dermatologist who told me I had mental issues and to go and see a therapist.

The only help I did receive was from a naturopath in Sydney who put me on a heavy program to boost my system and it was the only thing that improved my problems.

I have to admit, several times through all of this ordeal I was so down and depressed, I did think about ending it all. I was just at my wits end!

This was nearly 12 months ago. Today I am feeling ok, I have my good and bad weeks. The rash has still continued, and my legs are so scared now I will never be able to wear anything short again.

I want to share this story with all the young girls out there wondering about getting this injection. I want you to see what it can do to you. They have not done enough research on this injection to see if it actually does work, there is no proof that it works. I would much rather go and have a pap smear, then go through the pain I have had with this injection. It is not worth it.

Rebecca

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My Daughter Shelby (14) had the Gardasil Shot. She was fine for a short while, then started to vomit everyday for a month, with a low grade fever, abdominal pain and fatigue. The pain increased and was unbearable in her abdomen and in her back and she was hospitilized for a week. During that time her kidneys started to shut down.

They tested her for everything under the sun, Head MRI, Abdominal/Pelvic Cat Scans, tests for Lupus, Chrohns, Mono, Strep, Carcinoids syndrome, Endoscopy and Colonscopy to name just a few. She also started to develop a strange bright red rash on her face, neck and chest. She also developed high blood pressure during this time and had to be put on blood pressure meds.

After her release the abdominal pain lessened, however, she had periods throughout the day where she felt as if she was going to pass out. The rashes continued. Extreme fatigue. Then the abdominal pain started again. It was awful to have it return when we thought she was on the road to recovery. She would curl herself up in a ball and scream, it hurt so bad. She was again hospitalized. The pain always started in her upper left hand side of her abdomen. The doctor said that nothing was technically there, but they repeated the MRI, and did a stomach emptying test. None of the tests showed anything.

The doctors started to say that she was “Stressed” out, and needed a psych consult, because they couldn’t find anything. (Doctors cop out when they can’t identify the cause.) This encounter left Shelby sobbing. She left the hospital still in pain with no diagnosis. It was heartbreaking.

Our family in California urged us to try to find someone there to help Shelby (we are from Omaha), so we packed up the kids and went over there. She had severe abdominal pains when we first arrived there and ended up in the emergency room once again, CAT Scan negative. She was ill for three months straight in and out of hospitals, doctors offices, and specialists.

She is finally doing better, with the help of a nutritionist, who had to do intensive work with her, both Chiropractic, and supplemental to repair a condition called Intestinal Permeabilty or Leaky Gut. Her body basically was so inflammed and ill, that when she ate her body thought that the food or was some type of an invader and her immune system was fighting to respond to it.  It was just so over-run with these toxins that it couldn’t handle normal functions.  It was awful to watch her go through.  Some traditional doctors are so short minded that if they don’t find a typical diagnosis they just stop looking.  Thank God for other options.

Please do not allow any doctor to give this medication to your girls. It has been a horrible struggle for our daughter and our family as a whole. Research, read testimonies. It has not been proven, most doctors don’t know anything about this shot. They only know what Merck is releasing, which paints a very rosy picture. This picture doesn’t show how truly devastating this drug is. It is destroying lives. Many girls are affected worse than my daughter.

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Hello. I want to tell you about my 11 year old daughter Mikaela and her reaction to Gardasil.

Mikaela went to the doctor for a physical in July 2007. The Dr said she needed a 2nd Varicella vaccine and the new Gardasil vaccine. I thought she was too young for it. I was told it’s better get it now before it’s too late. I read the brochure that was given to me and consented for her to have it. The only side effects mentioned were soreness at the injection site.

There were no immediate side effects.

Approximately 2 weeks later she got a rash on her face, neck and chest. Her face swelled so badly that her eyes were shut. I took her to the doctor and asked if it was poison ivy or something similar. She said No. She thought Mikaela had Lupus so she did blood work and a urine test. Mikaela had protein in her urine. So we were referred to a kidney specialist. The blood results said Lupus was negative. Mikaela was started on steroids for the rash. We did several urine test throughout the following weeks. We saw the specialist. By then the protein was gone. He doesn’t know what caused it.

She started having migraine headaches around the time of the rash, also complaining of fatigue and a stomach ache.

Mikaela received the 2nd dose of Gardasil in September. The migraines, stomach aches and fatigue continued.

She got the last dose of Gardasil in January. The same symptoms continued. I asked to be referred to a endocrinologist to check on her thyroid.

In early February we got to see the endo. We knew she had a goiter but it was small and wasn’t causing any trouble. All of her blood work had been fine. She measured the goiter and checked her TSH levels. They were low. She was prescribed Synthroid.

The fatigue, migraines and stomach aches continued.

On February 29th, while sitting at the computer playing a videogame, she had a seizure. My younger daughter Emily said she was making funny noises (sort of like snoring) then slumped over in the chair. After repeated attempts to yell at her she wouldn’t wake up. She jerked, snapped out of it and started crying. She said she didn’t feel right and didn’t remember anything. She was complaining of a bad headache and stomach ache. I called her paediatrician. She said take her to ER at Children’s Hospital. She was so sleepy. She slept the hour and a half drive to the hospital. She was drowsy while we were there, then slept all the way back. Once we got home she went to bed and slept thru the night. The ER Dr said she had a fainting spell. It wasn’t a seizure since she wasn’t jerking, biting her tongue or falling out of the chair. They did an EKG and sent her home with a seizure booklet.

We followed up with the paediatrician. She said Mikaela simply fell asleep. She agreed with the ER doc about the jerking and etc…. she sent Mikaela for an EEG. Those results were normal.

I told the paediatrician that her migraines are still happening so she scheduled an MRI and referred us to a neurologist. The MRI results showed some swelling in the sinus cavities. He was more worried about all the school days that she has missed (30 so far). He prescribed Maxalt.

She also had a low grade fever for over a month. No explanation why she was having it. It went away about a month ago. Now its back. She is still experiencing daily fatigue. The stomach pains and migraines are happening less.

I blame the Gardasil for causing her problems. This is a child that was normal and healthy before getting the vaccine.

I wont make the same mistake with my younger daughter!!!!

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