My 16 year old daughter has been so unwell since getting the Gardasil vaccination in 2013. She has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome but I feel all her symptoms are as a result of Gardasil.
Her symptoms began in May 2013, some 6 weeks after receiving the 3rd dose of the HPV vaccine. She was a very healthy happy teenager who played cmogie, now she struggles to walk to the car.
We have been to lots of doctors, had MRI and CT scans. It did not help that she turned 16 during this process - the change to adult services was traumatic.
Orla goes to school in Cavan, last year she missed one third of the year.
We are in process of applying for some home schooling as she is in senior cycle and we have to get all help possible.
She was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome by a paediatrician one year ago. It was a relief to get a diagnosis but we have asked the doctor about the vaccine with not much success.
Orla is chronically tired, suffers from nausea, brain fog, poor memory, generalised pains and aches, sore throat all the time and swollen neck glands.
Orla is back at school but I don't know how she will manage.