Kristyn Allen (Gig Harbor, Washington State, formerly South Carolina)
My daughter was a happy, healthy 16 year old before Gardasil. This vaccine was literally pushed on us during a routine doctor visit. The doctor strongly advised getting this vaccine. She made it out to be the best thing to do for my daughter. She said there were NO side effects and this would prevent her from getting a whole list of things including cervical cancer and genital warts.
Almost immediately after getting the first 2 vaccines, my daughter started having a whole list of problems. Kristyn’s symptoms included back pain, numbness in both legs and left arm, headaches, pressure behind eyes, neck pain, racing heart, chest pains, stomach pains, difficulty breathing, weakness, dizziness, tingling in left arm and both legs, jerking movements in legs and arms. I took her to several doctors including the emergency room – Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg, SC.
The hospital ran all sorts of tests including a CT scan. Everything would come back normal. I should also add that she was given the Menactra vaccine (U2606AA) at the same time as the Gardasil vaccination (0279X and 0653X).
She continued to have problems. It was only after having the second vaccine that I found out about the side effects that other girls were having. I immediately started researching. The guilt was overwhelming. My once happy and healthy 16 year old had become a very sick girl. She was an A/B student but was now failing her 10th grade year. She did fail and is now having to re-take the 10th grade. She
still has a list of problems.
She threw her birth control in the trash because she didn’t want anything in her system. She was so sick. Two weeks later, she found out she was pregnant. Now, not only are we having to deal with the after effects of this horrible vaccine, but now the baby is in danger.
This vaccine has completely changed our lives. My daughter is scared every day that she will be another ‘one less’ living. Merck should be ashamed!!!! Our daughters are NOT guinea pigs for the big pharmaceutical companies!!
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