Kelly from Swords describes her 4-year long health problems following vaccination with Gardasil.
My name is Kelly Power, I am 17 years old and live in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland. I received the HPV Gardasil vaccination 4 years ago. From that very day I have never felt right. After a month of receiving that injection my health deteriorated rapidly. My back had caused me severe pain that had me lying in bed for a year. I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and had been given epidurals to stop the pain. Soon after my back I got extremely fatigued to the point I was falling asleep everywhere and had to get at least 2 naps a day in order to function. I got severely depressed and suffered from panic attacks.
I then got diagnosed with hypothyroidism and had been seeing a doctor for that for months so they could get my dose right. However, even though the dose was right and my thyroid had gained a balanced hormone level I was still having the symptoms. Then both my wrists disabled themselves and I couldn't use my wrists. They found ganglion cysts growing in the joints of my wrists but they were not big enough to be causing that amount of pain. I then went to get cysts aspirated and had steroids injected into my wrists. Still then my wrists were in agony.
Then after a few weeks of getting my wrists done my body started to get terrible chronic pain everywhere. I have suffered from chronic pain before and I thought that it was nothing just my muscles aching because maybe I did something to them playing football. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and had to be put into a rehabilitation hospital for nearly a month to try learn to deal with the chronic pain I was feeling. And that was just before Christmas. Now here I am getting tested for Lyme's disease and Bartonella as I am showing the rash all over my body and I had been told all the time that it was just stretch marks.
My mother had always cursed the day I got that vaccination and so did I. We are currently looking into getting compensation because of what had happened to me from the vaccination. I am being called collateral damage from doctors. I have started on something that you may want to look into. It’s called Low Dose Naltrexone. It is meant to have done wonders for Lyme's Disease and Fibromyalgia. I am so sorry about the horrible time others has been experiencing but I want to tell them they are not alone. And thank you for making me feel less alone and like I’m going mad when I say that vaccination destroyed my health.
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