Saturday, December 13, 2014
Gardasil: I should have researched first
When I received my first Gardasil-Vaccination/Immunization at the beginning of the Easter holidays in 2014, I felt very uncomfortable. It felt as if I had been injected with something viscous, like dough or batter.
The spot in which the needle was pricked, was very thick and hard. Furthermore, it hurt and I directly fainted at the ambulance. I was put on a lounger and after a short while I was able to stand up again. We didn`t do anything to combat the pain because I thought it`s something like a bruise.
One day later: I stood up like always, but I had a strong giddiness and felt as if I had a glass dome above my head. Three days later I was experiencing palpitations during the evenings for around one week. Also I often had chills and would shiver a lot. Afterwards I sweated and my right leg and right arm were vibrating (nervous twitching).
In school I was distracted and couldn`t concentrate. This lasted for a few weeks. For eight weeks I ran a fever every day. The doctor called it sub-febrile temperature. The whole thing was so bad that I could not sleep, stand up or eat anything. The vaccinating house doctor told me that my discomfort had nothing to do with the vaccination.
I had to give up my favorite sport because I was not able to take part in training anymore. Since I missed a lot of school lessons (classes), I have to catch up a lot. This is very exhausting so my family and I decided to cancel my sport school membership to fully concentrate on my academic studies at school. Even though I felt well again it would be too much at the moment.
But back to my bad time after the vaccination!
My blood was tested two times and my Immunoglobulin M was much too high. The doctor prescribed some antibiotics because she had no other solution. She didn´t want me to get a bacterial infection in addition to the virus infection.
It had been found out that the Gardasil-Vaccination triggered Gluten and Histamine hyper-sensitivity. Whenever I eat normal bread I get a bad stomach which will last until the next day.
In May I went for the first time to the osteopathic practice of Chr. Plothe. There, my problems were taken seriously for the first time. Everything was explained to me in detail and they carried out a lot of tests (blood, etc.). I was given the services of a dietitian and my therapy was discussed. I also had to take some dietary supplements, was detoxified, got infusions and was treated by an osteopath. Step by step I felt better.
In general, I missed school for forty days. Often, my mother brought me to class for only two lessons, because I was not able to handle more. Simply the bus drive to school was impossible for me.
It was remarkable that my palpitations (which I had only for one week in the beginning), the shivering and the twitching of my leg and my arm strongly reoccurred shortly after the first Glutathione infusion. It felt as if my body worked very hard. The high doses of Vitamin C infusions which I was given in the clinic helped me a lot. Moreover I felt much better after the osteopathic treatment.
Since the first week of summer vacation I feel very well again. The glass dome above my head disappeared. I have new energy and I am able to stand up in the morning.
After the holidays I was in school for one complete week. I am able to keep attending class and to do my homework afterwards. Two months ago I thought that I would never get healthy again.
I am so thankful to have been able to go to this clinic and receive this treatment and I would highly recommend it. It saved me from having long-term health issues.
How I wish we had looked into the side effects which can occur with the Gardasil vaccine before agreeing to being inoculated.
I strongly recommend that every family does a thorough investigation before deciding to use Gardasil. Check the internet. You will find many thousands of young people with serious health issues after being vaccinated with Gardasil.
I am one of the lucky ones who was given a treatment that helped me recover. Many others have not been so lucky.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
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Warning: Gardasil injuries can have a permanent impact
Sane Vax, Inc., 4 December 2014
I write our daughter’s story to give you an idea of the permanent impact Gardasil injuries can have on a young girl’s life. My daughter has battled her injuries for over 5.5 years. Thank you for taking the time to read her story.
Before our girl got sick she was a high achieving student, an active member of the Student Leadership Council, a Scouts girl and a fantastic field hockey player. She got sick after receiving 2 Gardasil vaccinations in the beginning of 2009.
She has a Vaccine Injury and has officially been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Hypotension (low blood pressure) and Tachycardia (high heart rate when standing up, to pump blood to brain), also called POTS.
At the moment, she still suffers from (extreme) fatigue on a daily basis, headaches (especially end of the day), her hands are sore with nerve pain and she lives with daily joint and muscle pain. Her ears pop every time she swallows and she has trouble hearing. She has difficulty concentrating when there is noise around her. Her feet are always cold but she doesn’t feel it. And that isn’t all of it…
Her days vary; one good day doesn’t mean the next will be ok. One good week doesn’t mean the next week might be better. Sometimes her symptoms come on quickly. A severe headache can appear in a couple of minutes.
In the last 5.5 years our daughter also had to deal with fatigue that made her a couple of times lay in bed fulltime for (6) months in a row, a constant (excruciating) headache that lasted 2.5 years (!), sore throats, swollen glands, chest pains, dizziness with black outs, weakness in her legs making it unable to walk without assistance, abdominal pain, muscle pain, brain fog, trouble concentrating and short term memory and gastro-intestinal problems. She picked up every bug that was around and had high temperatures about every 4-5 weeks.
After 2.5 years of being sick (and no doctor or specialist knowing what to do to help her) our daughter deteriorated so much that we almost lost her (mid 2011), she was too weak to talk, or even eat and drink. Her body was so toxic that her organs were shutting down. For months we were afraid to go into her room in the morning….
Neuro training, brain training, osteopathy, detoxing, a strict diet, supplements and more alternative treatments all helped to improve her health.
We have seen great results; she has had a couple of fantastic months…. until a relapse happens. We have also seen her deteriorate very quickly to being fulltime in bed again around September/October in the last three years. Each time this happens it is hard to get healthier again.
Because of being sick our girl missed about 3 years of her schooling. She wants to be at school but her body doesn’t always let her, which is very disappointing every time it happens. There are many times she needs to spend all her energy on catching up with school work. Through all of this she still wants to finish high school with year 12 and study at a University (she is interested in Political Science).
Next to missing out at school she struggles with her social life. She is lucky to have a couple of friends that have stood by her from the time she got sick, but a lot of people don’t understand. She always worries if people will understand her limits, when she isn’t able to stay in touch because she is just too exhausted or when she needs to cancel last minute. She is now 18 and still can’t do sport or a hobby next to (part time) school. She is not able to get a regular job to make some money like most of her peers.
Besides the physical illness, the stress of not knowing if she would ever get better, of not having a “normal” life, of disappointment after disappointment, of people not believing you, has been enormous, not only for her, but also for her younger sister, my husband and I. Gardasil changed our lives completely, we have learned to appreciate the little things in life.
We are very proud of our daughter and admire her way of handling all the challenges in her life. She has become mature very quickly in certain ways, but she has missed out on lots of experiences as well. We still fight hard to make her health improve more, we hope she will stay good for longer than a couple of months and keep our fingers crossed she will be able to accomplish everything she is dreaming of…
Through sharing our daughter’s story I hope that people research before they say yes to the unnecessary Gardasil vaccine. We trusted the system and thought we did the right thing, but the system has failed us.
Nobody wants to take the responsibility when this happens to your child. This “one solution fits all” system needs to change.
Please go to www.sanevax.org, or the Facebook groups set up for families injured by HPV vaccines. Do some research before you decide if Gardasil is a good choice.
HPV VACCINE VAERS REPORTS UP TO OCT 2014
|Did Not Recover||7,447|
|Abnormal Pap Smear||587|
|Extended Hospital Stay||260|
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Gardasil Changed Our Definition of Normal
By Francine Pugliese
Sane Vax, Inc., 21 November 2014
Nina is the youngest of my three children. I had no idea a trip to the pediatrician’s office for a checkup and one simple injection could change our lives so drastically. For the last seven years, our daughter has fought to regain some semblance of her normal life.
Spending long hours at the gym watching her play basketball and dreaming of sports scholarships have all been traded in for one simple wish, a pain free day for Nina. I continued to pray that, despite her daily illness, her childhood friends would still find Nina to be that funny, animated girl that could make anyone laugh.
Our story began in late May of 2007. I took Nina to the pediatrician for her 12-year-old checkup. During the visit the doctor recommended that I have her receive the first dose of Gardasil. I immediately told him that I was not well informed about this new vaccine. He reassured me that it was fine and better to get it while she was young. I trusted my doctor.
As we left the office, a strange feeling come over me. I started to question my decision to allow the doctor to administer a vaccine that was new to the industry. My daughter was 12 years old. What was the rush to protect her against a sexually transmitted disease? Maybe it was mother’s intuition, but I suddenly felt sick to my stomach.
Early Signs of Illness Post Gardasil
Less than a month later, early in July, Nina started complaining of her hair falling out. As a mother of three, I often play down any medical concerns my children have until I see a true problem. Nina is a beautiful Italian with long thick brown hair. I put her to ease by telling her that with her amount of hair it is common to see more of it in the shower or on the bathroom floor.
Over the next few weeks Nina started to complain of flu like symptoms. She would wake up very fatigued and nauseous. The symptoms were intermittent, but becoming more regular as the weeks passed.
I did start to notice an abundance of her hair on the bathroom floor. I was becoming concerned.
By August, her complaints were more severe, so I took her to the local Med Express. They told me she was very dehydrated and administered IV fluids. Nina felt great afterwards. I was relieved.
Unfortunately, the next morning the symptoms returned with a vengeance. She missed the first week of the new school year.
The following week I started driving her to school because she was too sick to get on the bus. The school was only five minutes away but by the time we got there she was already too sick to get out of the car.
At first I thought maybe she was having some type of anxiety about starting seventh grade, but that did not make sense to me. Nina had always been a very active child who was constantly laughing and playing with friends. Her relentless love of basketball kept her on the go most of the time. She played on three different teams. School had never been a problem for Nina.
A Mother’s Intuition
She tried to muddle her way through the first semester of school, but was losing the battle. She was becoming ill at all times of the day. She would sleep on the bathroom floor hoping not to vomit one more time.
I made repeated visits to the pediatrician’s office pleading with them to help our child. Questions were running through my head constantly. Why did she become so ill so suddenly? What could have possibly happened? What had she been exposed to that could have caused her mysterious symptoms?
Then I remembered my mother’s intuition moment and realized our world began to change after the Gardasil vaccine.
Her pediatrician was in agreement, we would not proceed with the second dose of the vaccine due to Nina’s illness.
Searching for Help
The next year was filled with illness, doctor’s appointments, diagnostic tests, multiple medications, multiple diagnoses, and many, many disappointments. We were told she was suffering from, Vestibular hypo function, Meniere’s disease, tonsillitis, and last but not least, a mental illness.
My husband and I were baffled. No matter what medicine the doctors prescribed for our daughter, her illness continued to invade her body turning our world upside down.
We finally caved in and took her to see a psychologist. The psychologist commended Nina for dealing with this confusing illness in such an adult manner. She reassured us that Nina seemed well adjusted and saw no reason for any type of treatment.
How could our healthy child who played basketball 24/7 and aspired to play basketball in college dwindle down to a chronically sick child who was now on homebound study without a social life? Most of her friends had drifted away. Her illness seemed invisible to them. There were no visible signs, such as bruises, broken bones, or blood spouting from an artery.
After nearly two years, we decided the traditional medical community was not helping. Perhaps a naturopathic route could. We were told it was coming form an adrenal problem and were given vitamins, detoxifying footbaths, and massage therapy know as Reiki. All were complementary, but did not give her any long-term relief.
Time marched on. In April of 2009, we stumbled across the television show Mystery Diagnosis. This particular episode described Nina’s symptoms in remarkable detail. It was the first time I had ever heard the word Dysautonomia.
I immediately went to the internet to research this illness and people who could diagnose and treat it just in case that was what my daughter suffered from.
I found no specialists in the Pittsburgh area, so called every specialist within the United States. I then faxed all of Nina’s medical information to their offices. We took the first available appointment from the first specialist to return our call.
Finally a Diagnosis: Dysautonomia
Dr. Hassan Abdallah at The Children’s Heart Institute in Reston, Virginia finally diagnosed Nina with Dysautonomia. As sad as it may sound, we were delighted to finally have a name for her illness. The pieces of the puzzle were starting to come together.
Dr. Abdallah started her on blood pressure medication, followed by a vasoconstrictor medicine, followed by a medicine used for people with Attention Deficit Disorder. These medicines all help push more blood to the heart and brain, thus making her illness less violent.
Typically, people with Dysautonomia do not perform well in the morning. It takes hours for their bodies to function and begin their day. Even though we had a diagnosis for Nina, we still could not get her back to functioning like a teenager.
We continued our battle by getting a second and third opinion from the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Medical Center. It was at Case Western that a doctor finally admitted that they had seen an increase in Dysautonomia since the Gardasil vaccine was introduced.
In addition to her prescribed medications, Nina takes melatonin to sleep at night. She constantly has issues with low Vitamin D, which requires a prescription dose of the vitamin periodically. She takes an anti-nausea medicine as needed. She has recently been diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), insulin resistance, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). She also takes multiple vitamins and natural supplements daily to promote a homeostasis in her body. Her medication routine starts at 7am, continues every three hours, for a total of four prescription medications (14 pills daily), and seven natural supplements (11 pills daily)…
She combats all this by pushing herself to exercise with a trainer who specializes in strength and heart rate monitoring.
Last December, Nina had a procedure performed by Dr. Michael Arata called Transvascular Autonomic Modulation. It is much like angioplasty, but investigates the veins instead of arteries.
It is believed that by looking for venous compression and inflating a balloon at the superior portion of the jugular vein, one will reset the autonomic nervous system. It has proven successful, but turning back the clock of a chronic illness takes time and a lot of life style changes. Nina is still a work in progress.
Seven Years of Post Gardasil Nightmare
Nina was on the homebound program for high school. She never got to play on her high school basketball team. She never got to attend any proms.
Regardless of the adversity she faces, she managed to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and now attends the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg as a full time student.
She struggles through each and every day with the perseverance of a soldier. Her strength, integrity, and relentless desire to live her dreams inspire everyone who has the pleasure of knowing her.
The light at the end of the tunnel is that most people with Dysautonomia will out-grow it. The doctors agree that Nina’s case is severe and it may be much longer before she gets relief from most symptoms.
Questions I have about Gardasil
I have researched Gardasil for a long time and still have these questions:
- Why was Gardasil developed when 90% of all HPV infections clear on their own, without symptoms?
- Why would the FDA place a vaccine on their fast track program (which means it only requires six months of research) if this vaccine was being administered to little girls?
- Why was fast-track approval granted when an already safe and proven effective means of controlling cervical cancer is available in the United States?
- Why do government health officials constantly ignore the facts posted on websites such as SaneVax Inc.?
- Do medical professionals truly believe all of the girls with new medical conditions after Gardasil are just complainers and really don’t want to have a normal life?
Lessons We Learned From Gardasil
Gardasil taught our family some valuable lessons.
First, never think your doctor knows everything. They are human. They work for you. If you have questions, never stop asking until you are satisfied. Always trust your gut feelings or mother’s intuition.
Never judge a person with an invisible illness. Everybody carries some type of a burden in his or her life.
We are better people because of this illness. We no longer take life for granted. Lastly and most important, we trust God has a plan and we will continue the battle until his will be done.