By Stephen Tunley
August 30, 2009
Our daughters nightmare following the first and subsequent Gardasil vaccinations – April to September 2009.
On Tuesday 28 April 2009 our daughter visited her GP’s rooms in order to have cold symptoms checked – temperatures, congestion etc. Whilst there her GP asked whether she had the Cervical Cancer vaccinations, to which she replied that she hadn’t due to being absent from school (being chronically fatigued to the point where we had to withdraw her officially from year 12 in 2008). As the free vaccinations were due to cease as of 30 June 2009, her GP suggested our daughter commence the immunisation programme, and she therefore had her first vaccination. Her arm was rather sore and she got an immediate headache.
She was asked to come back in a month to have the second vaccination.
On Tuesday 26 May she again visited her GP and had a second Cervical Cancer vaccination. Upon leaving the surgery she almost fainted on the street and over the next few days experienced painful headaches, hot and cold temperatures, she vomited a couple of times, blacked out momentarily, and had stomach pains. She also started drinking large quantities of water which didn’t quench her thirst.
Over the next three weeks she progressively felt more unwell with headaches, fatigue, and experienced cold symptoms, ie congestion, cough, muscle aches and a sore throat.