Kelly from Virginia


KellyKelly E. McFarland (Leesburg, Virginia)

Kelly was a healthy, athletic girl until she had mononucleosis at the age of 15½ in May of 2006. By December 2006, she had almost recovered and her pediatrician recommended Gardasil.  Her dates of vaccinations were 12/15/2006 (Lot 0637F); 2/15/2007 (Lot 0186U) and her final vaccination was on 6/2/2007 (Lot 0522U).

My daughter’s illnesses have covered a three year period and she has still not recovered.

Kelly’s symptoms  during this period of time have included:  Immediately Urinary tract infections – 5; Upper respiratory trait infection, strep throat 3 times, progressing to joint pain, muscle pain, muscle weakness, fatigue, irregular but very painful periods, memory loss, moodiness, anger, occasional slurred speech, 2 bumps growing under the skin on her face, insomnia, panic attacks, runny nose all the time (had no allergies previously), body temperature issues, gastrointestinal issues and night sweats.  Kelly was diagnosed with Posterial Orthostatic Tachacardia Syndrome (POTS) in April 2009.

Kelly’s days are all the same, she wakes up and is in pain all day long – joint, neck, shins, knees and her body is sensitive to touch.  She cannot take a shower and lift her arm over her head, walking upstairs causes her heart to race and she cannot get to sleep without medication.  Her sleeping pattern has been completely altered and she can sleep two days in a row.  If she is not vomiting or having diarrhea with a stomach upset, then she is constipated.  Her concentration levels are poor and Kelly cannot sit down and read a book, which she always used to enjoy.  She is constantly exhausted and this is just not the young girl I used to have.

Up until May 5, 2006, Kelly was a healthy, active 15½ year old teenager getting A’s and B’s in school and playing volleyball in national tournaments.  Kelly had to give up volleyball because of her chronic illness and in February 2009 had to medically withdraw from college due to medical disability.

(Email address: danadmc66@yahoo.com)

Comments

  1. If Kelly had not had the Gardasil shot I would say she had Lyme Disease. I guess both are huge assaults on our immune systems as well as all of the other systems in our bodies. I wish you the best Kelly and family.

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