Gardasil Put Our Lives on Hold

By Vivian Kydd from Dundee, Scotland

Gardasil changed my life.

Gardasil changed my life.

At 8 years of age, my daughter Calli was diagnosed with ADHD. She was full of energy, constantly on the go, enjoyed singing, acting and music, loved meeting up with friends.

Fast forward to the 11th of December 2013. That’s the day Calli received the second dose of the HPV vaccine Gardasil.

The 12th of December Calli went to bed at 10pm and at 10.45pm screamed ‘mum!’ I rushed upstairs to find her in a state of acute confusion, unable to see and very frightened. At first I thought she was dreaming but no, this was the beginning of our nightmare.

We took her to hospital where the doctors thought that she might have taken something, blood tests proved this was not the case. The doctors asked if anything had changed in the last 24 hours and I told them that Calli had received the second dose of HPV vaccine the day before. Calli was admitted to HDU at Ninewells Hospital. The acute confusion lasted the whole night.

What has concerned me since the 12th of December is that when the school sent out the consent form and their information leaflet, no mention was made of any serious adverse reactions which could occur following HPV vaccination.  The serious side effects are listed on the Patients Information Leaflet which is not sent out to parents at the time of requesting consent.

Friday 13th December 2013 at 10am while the doctors were at her bed, Calli had a Tonic Clonic Seizure. This was the most frightening experience I have ever witnessed. I thought my child had died in front of me.

Calli received an MRI scan and blood tests. Everything came back clear. She received a 24-hour ECG which also came back normal.

She left hospital on the 17th of December 2013, still suffering from dizziness, nausea, joint pain, itchy skin.

She had Tonic Clonic seizures in April, June, July, September and October. Admitted to hospital in October for a video telemetry and took another Tonic Clonic seizure and was diagnosed with Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy with secondary generalized Epilepsy. In all this time Calli had bouts of breathlessness, numbness in limbs, blurry vision and all of the ailments previous, no other tests were done regarding the previous ailments.

Calli has been absent from school since June 2014. She managed one day in school on the 6th of October 2014 and took another Tonic Clonic seizure that evening and has been unable to return.

She no longer goes to her singing lessons or piano lessons as she is just not well enough. On the odd occasion she has met up with friends, but she is very poorly for days after and her ailments worsen. Calli now has Outreach workers to support her, due to anxiety brought on by being housebound for so long.

Over 24 months of joint pain, itchy skin, dizziness, nausea especially after eating, on and off chest pain which shoots through her back, on and off hot flushes and is quite intolerant to heat and has also been diagnosed with psoriasis of the scalp. She also suffers from heartburn and terrible insomnia but can sleep for 20/24 hours.

At our September hospital appointment, the doctor said she does not believe the dizziness, joint pain, itchy skin, psoriasis, hot flushes, nausea and heartburn are connected to the Epilepsy or the medication for Epilepsy. Now after 16 months they are to investigate the joint pain, insomnia and dizziness. Post-Viral Syndrome (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) was mentioned by the Doctor.

Calli was taken into hospital to change her epilepsy medication in July 2015 and since then the seizures are more controlled. On the 23rd of November 2015, the doctor told us she thinks Calli has Raynaud’s disease and is now being referred to a Rheumatologist. If Calli has a shower, her lower legs and feet turn bright red, with purple and white blotches.

On the 15th December 2015, Calli was due to go into hospital for 24 hours for another telemetry, a tilt table test (which I asked for 18 months ago) and more blood tests. The doctor cancelled this appointment for overnight stay, by mistake.

The 15th of February 2016 Calli received the tilt table test. I was not allowed in the room while the test was being carried out. Calli took a partial seizure during the test and neither the doctor nor the nurse realized what was happening. The doctor repeatedly told Calli to be quiet. I am still awaiting the results.

16th February 2016 Calli had an appointment for the rheumatologist, who said Calli has Raynaud’s Disease with no underlying cause. Reading the blood test results taken from July 2015 nothing has showed up but she requested more blood tests for Vitamin deficiencies. I am awaiting these results too.

22nd February 2016 another hospital appointment was cancelled.

It’s over two years since Calli received the HPV vaccine and it has been very difficult for her. It has also been difficult for me to watch her every day not knowing how she will be or how much she will suffer. We just have to work on a day to day basis and cannot plan anything. Our lives are on hold at the moment.

I just wish I did more research on the side-effects of this vaccine before I consented to vaccinate. I feel very guilty.

Read this article in French here.


  1. The following comment came in from a reader who had difficulties with the captcha code:

    I am so sorry this has happened to your lovely daughter! My own daughter is
    vaccine-injured though from baby shots, not Gardasil. She is 13 now and
    still struggling with poor health even though her last vaccination (and she
    received only 4 shots total!) was at 5 months of age. So I know what it’s
    like to have a teenage girl with multiple serious health problems that are
    disrupting her whole life.

    I have three suggestions for you regarding medical care. First, if you
    possibly can, have your daughter’s heart evaluated carefully. She has
    several symptoms that could indicate heart disease, and there is evidence
    that Gardasil damages the heart. Second, if you possibly can, work with
    “holistic” or “alternative” doctors who are successfully helping
    vaccine-injured children and teens. Much can be done to help with problems
    like your daughter’s, with careful attention to diet, nutritional
    supplements, detoxification techniques, and other alternative medicine
    methods. Third, auto-immune disease is probably the most common adverse
    effect of Gardasil, particularly auto-immune disease attacking the central
    nervous system but also attacking many other body tissues. Look for
    information on alternative treatment approaches for auto-immune diseases.
    (BTW, some Gardasil-injured young women who have NOT had the benefit of
    alternative medicine treatment are reporting that after five to seven years,
    their health problems are finally lessening. This probably indicates that
    the antibody production stimulated by the vaccine is winding down — in
    other words, the “immunity” supposedly given by the vaccine is waning — and
    so there are fewer auto-antibodies as well and the auto-immunity caused by
    Gardasil is lessening.)

    I also want to make two suggestions that you and your daughter can carry out
    yourselves, without a doctor’s help, that will probably help her feel much
    better day to day. My first suggestion is: Get Barry Sears’s books “The
    Zone” and “Mastering the Zone” and get your daughter on the Zone Diet.
    Sears is a medical researcher who did years of meticulous research, and his
    Zone Diet is remarkable in supporting health and healing, by balancing both
    major metabolic hormones and the eicosanoid hormones. The Zone Diet is
    particularly good for the brain and the heart. If you read “The Zone”,
    Sears explains exactly how the diet produces its many benefits.

    My second suggestion is: Get Peter D’Adamo’s “Food, Beverage and Supplements
    Lists” for your daughter’s blood type, and help your daughter change her
    diet to strictly avoid the foods on the “Avoid” lists. (She can eat freely
    of the foods on the “Highly Beneficial” and “Neutral” lists.) D’Adamo is
    the developer of the Blood Type Diet which is described in his book “Eat
    Right for Your Type.” You can find the lists in this book, but each blood
    type has its own pocket-sized paperback guide and I recommend simply getting
    that if you can. Don’t try to implement the entire diet and other
    recommendations; simply “Avoid the Avoids.” (If your daughter is Blood Type
    A, also avoid soy foods even though D’Adamo lists them as Highly Beneficial
    for Type A’s.) This is important because many of the “Avoid” foods trigger
    blood agglutination — abnormal clumping together of red blood cells —
    which can seriously interfere with blood circulation and oxygen delivery in
    the brain and other organs. (Blood agglutination is one of the adverse
    effects of vaccination, BTW — you can read Dr. Andrew Moulden’s work on
    this issue on the internet.)

    It is possible that the combination of the Zone Diet and avoiding blood
    agglutination due to foods will reduce your daughter’s seizures, by helping
    to stabilize blood sugar, reduce unhealthy fluid retention, reduce
    inflammation, and improve oxygenation of the irritable brain areas that
    trigger the seizures.

    I hope this information is helpful to you and your daughter. I wish both of
    you the best. And thank you for sharing your story…by doing this, you are
    helping other moms and daughters!

    • Vivian Kydd says:

      I’m so sorry for the late reply but i would like to thank you for taking the time to give me advice and support. Your information is very much appreciated. I really hope your daughter’s health improves. X

  2. My daughter has had the same symptom. I descovered she had Candida Intestinal. The doctor took care of her.She is doing a gluten free diet, without yeast, milk ….She is taking vitamine D, B1, B6 and B12, selenium and magnesium. She is going better. Try!

    • Vivian Kydd says:

      Sorry for the late reply. Thank you Simona for your advice, i will definitely look into it. I’m glad your daughter’s doing better. X

  3. I am sorry to hear what has happened to your daughter and so many others like her. Her symptoms remind me so much of Lyme Disease, which I have personally fought the past few years. But don’t lose hope. In doing research about Lyme a few days ago I came across a website which has a product I am going to try and I remember watching a video about children who had been poisoned by harsh chemicals and some of their symptoms were quite similar. The BX protocol product really helped these kids as well as folks with Cancer, Lyme, Parkinsons and several other auto immune issues. I’d check out their website, watch their videos, and fill out their form on the site and get a consult and see if they can help. Website is listed below. And if you have any other questions, shoot me an email.

  4. Re: “bxprotocol” treatment suggested by Petros (above), see … .
    [ “bxprotocol” already scammed a family from Scotland, see … ]

    • Vivian Kydd says:

      Sorry for the late reply Apeczd and thank you for alerting me about “bxprotocol”. Very much appreciated, i’m away to watch you tube nust now. X

  5. Dear Vivian, I hope your daughter has been improving since writing your story. In case you might be interested in another approach, please look up Cease Therapy. It has been developped by a Dutch homeopath/doctor and lots of patients with vaccine side effects have been helped with it. According to the practitioner list, there should be four therapists in Scotland. I wish you and your family all the best.

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