My daughter Steffanee’s illnesses started after she had completed her three Gardasil vaccinations, the first was in 8/2008, the second in 11/2008 and the final vaccination she had on 1/2/2009. Her serious health problems started on February 2, 2009 and from that moment on things started to deteriorate. Over a period of time she had four ER visits at the University of Missouri, Columbia and the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. Her many symptoms included: headaches, panic attacks, she could not breathe, felt her throat was closing up, brain fog, fatigue, severe joint and muscle pain and spasms, really bad knee pain, energy level low, non epileptic seizures, twitches, neurological disorder with muscle movements that are uncontrollable, jerking of limbs and entire body. That is to name just a few and today there has been a slight improvement, doing better, but still has twitching/jerking of limbs and knee pain.
Our lives were turned upside down on Feb 2, 2009. We got a call from her school, our 17 year old daughter was having severe seizures, screaming in pain. This was the very first time I had ever seen anything like that. It started with muscle spasms in her back. It was like that for 6 weeks, ambulance rides and in and out of hospitals and ERs. It was her first visit to the hospital; she was a very healthy girl prior to having the Gardasil vaccinations. I worry about her every day. Her life has been on hold for about 5 months, she sleeps a lot. She is very fatigued most of the time. Her personality changed through all this, I’m sure it’s because she was in so much pain. I hope and pray every single day that these seizures will stop, that this Gardasil vaccine will get out of her system and let her have her life back. She went through a depression when she was in and out of the hospital, missing school & cheerleading. She was VERY active prior to February 2, 2009.
I have to have my cell phone with me every minute of the day, afraid that she will need me or that one of her friends is trying to get in touch with me, because she is having a seizure. Adolescents are supposed to be carefree and worry about nothing. Gardasil changed that for a lot of girls. The emotional stress alone has been very hard on our family. The financial part has added more stress. I believe they have run every test available on her, all results...normal. That in itself is not normal with all the serious health problems that Steffanee has.
They say stress adds to the Gardasil Girls problems. How can they not be stressed, worrying that they will become ill at school and their parents would then have to be sent for?
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