I lived through a Gardasil nightmare

By Lisa from Spokane, Washington

Surviving Gardasil

Surviving Gardasil

My name is Lisa and I had a horrible reaction to the set of Gardasil vaccines. It took almost six years to get back to being somewhat normal.

Back in 2007 when I was 22, I was going in for a normal woman visit and I had a test come back positive for “abnormal cells.” They were cancer cells caused by HPV.

I went in for the whole “cut and burn” procedure and my Doctor told me there was a new vaccine called Gardasil for HPV to protect against cervical cancer. She said I should get it so I don’t get cancer again, or lose my fertility; and my insurance covered it, so I might as well.

So I said, “Sure go ahead, I don’t want cancer again.”

Well after she gave me the first vaccine of the set of 3, I started feeling dizzy. She said “That’s normal, see you next time for you second dose.”

I left the office and got in the elevator and passed out in the elevator. Luckily there was someone coming back from their lunch break who took me back into the office. I went to my car after 15-20 minutes and felt really “heavy”.  I thought nothing of it and put it out of my head.

For the next few weeks I started getting horrible painful screaming migraines where the pain would linger for 3-4 days. I lost all feeling in my hands and had tingling throughout my arms. My face and lip went numb on one side and my eyes lost sight. For some reason I could not speak because words would not form in my mind. I was so scared.

I went to the ER because I thought I was having a stroke. They referred me to a neurologist and I went to her to get her opinion. Her diagnosis was chronic migraine, so she offered me pain pills. I rejected them asking her if we could just find a way to stop them all together.

So after 2 months of this, I went in for my second Gardasil dose. The same thing happened but, this time I was prepared for it. I stayed in the office for 30 min after the injection. The Doctor told me I could leave when I felt fine. After this shot the migraines were worse. My brain literally hurt. My nose would bleed so profusely that I felt as if I was bleeding out. I started getting confused while driving, could not figure out if a green light meant stop or go.

One day on my way to work I just simply did not step on the breaks and ran into my office building up the cement stairs and my boss did not know what to say, or how to help me so she told me to take the day off.

I would have to pull over and call my fiancé to help me through the migraines while I was driving home so I wouldn’t wreck. I couldn’t read street signs anymore. I did not even understand letters.

I visited the neurologist again and she said confusion during migraines is normal. So after going through the horrible pain, bleeding, confusion, numbness, sight and sound problems for 6 months, I went and got my third dose of Gardasil, not even thinking any of this was related to the vaccine.

After all of my suffering and with no real answers, I decided to research the symptoms I was experiencing. Come to find out I was not alone. I found a few support groups and blogs of mothers and teens who were struggling with the same symptoms I was. Some were worse; some had even died.

The one thing we had in common was we had all taken the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. I do not believe this is a coincidence.

I suffered for almost 5 years before I started researching to see if there were ways to ease some of the symptoms. I learned how to detox, adjust my diet and use natural alternative methods. It took a whole year of using multiple methods including eating organic, detoxing of heavy metals, doing Epsom salt baths, etc… Finally, I am beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. My symptoms are nowhere near as horrible as they used to be.

I still have periods where my hands will go numb and then they feel “non-existent,” but it’s rare. I’ll take that over everything else I went through any day. I am just glad that for the most part it is over.

Before you decide if Gardasil is right for you, please do your research. Regular cervical exams would have never given me all of the pain and suffering Gardasil has.

Read Lisa’s story in French here.


  1. Pediatricians –including my grandson’s –are already pushing this on to boys. The head researcher said this vaccine was “fast tracked” through
    the FDA with out further studies. Even though many girls have had severe reactions and even strokes–Merck has the money and power to keep this on the market. Merck has more money invested in government lobbyists than the oil companies. That alone should alert the consumer to
    see that this industry is more power driven.

  2. john lagan says:

    Lisa, you probably already know this, in case you don’t, just one of many recommended green drinks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI5TFbL4t8Y

    If vaccines were just a placebo then this phenomenally profitable $30 billion business would just be a gigantic fraud, but add in all the gunk and it’s sinister beyond words.

    A flavour of the deceit from ‘ Assault on the Species’ by Patrick Rattigan:

    “During World War II there were 12 recorded cases of tetanus, of which, 4 were vaccinated.

    Persons wishing to contract tetanus, or to endow their offspring with it, should first collect samples from the soil, dustbins, sewers etc. This should then be sent for analysis to determine the presence of tetanus spores. When the confirmed spores are returned, a deep gash should be made in the arm into which the spores should be placed, the skin pinched to trap the spores and the arm bandaged to exclude the air. Persons not immune to tetanus should then contract the disease.

    As the above practice is widespread, it is understandable why every child and every hospital case involving broken skin needs to be jabbed routinely with a vaccine whose side effects include seizures, high fever, Guillane-Barre Syndrome, fatal anaphylactic shock, neurological damage, abscess, inner ear damage, myelin damage etc.” http://www.whale.to/vaccine/rattigan2.html

  3. I’m so sorry to hear that you went through this! I’m wary of any new vaccine. I’m not anti-vax, I’m pro-not-being-a-guinea-pig. Glad you are recovering. It sounds like you might already be checking out alternative medicine for healing, since you’re working with detoxing, etc, but if you haven’t already, you might consider seeing a naturopathic doctor. I too live near Spokane and I know there are several in the area. Best of luck to you on your continued path of regaining your health!

  4. Thank you for sharing your story, Lisa. Your doctor was misinformed at best and negligent at worst for even suggesting Gardasil to you. Patients who test positive for HPV have an INCREASED risk of cervical cancer if they then get Gardasil. Shame on your doctor.

    Good luck on your journey back to health.

  5. Can you reccommend any good resources that you used on your road to recovery? My experience was very similar to yours, they talked me into the vaccine the same day as freezing the lining of my uterus to get rid of the “bad cells”. I sometimes wonder if there was even anytbing there in the first place or if it was just a scare tactic. When I reacted to the first dose, I told the dr. I would not be getting anymore and she said it could not be related and that she had not heard of any other experiences like mine. Ha what an uneducated statement! I’ve been hoping there is a way to reverse the damage, so I’m glad I stumbled on your story 🙂

  6. Chelsea Rene says:

    Hello, I am so sorry you had to go through this. Glad you are on the road to recovery. Please be advised that this is an additive effect to re vaccinating dating back to childhood vaccines. All vaccines can cause micro vascular ischemic brain strokes. Take a look at your baby photos and you may notice after each round of shots your eye deviated inwards or your mouth drooped. I noticed your eye today is inverted, this is called 6th cranial nerve palsy caused by a stroke to the brain-likely a direct result of being vaccinated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58KLLm1q0_Y&list=PLRE3O2W6rjxnlQwws8emevWQOk7l9C9BG Good luck on your search for truth. Keep spreading the word! Glad you weren’t one less <3


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