Five Years After Gardasil

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Ashley Adair
My name is Ashley Adair and I am suffering the side effects of something I thought would help me.  I received the Gardasil vaccine because the people and doctors all around me kept telling me “OH! This vaccine is the best thing to happen to the medical industry!” Of course my mom and I fell for it like many girls have. I want to let people know about the dark side of the Gardasil vaccine.

My Life Before Gardasil

Before the HPV Vaccine, I was the most energetic child. I went to school for 8 hours, then went to 3 hours of gymnastics practice, finishing with homework at night. My weekends were filled with gymnastics meets. After gymnastics I went straight into competition cheerleading, which were the same hours. I basically lived in the gym and loved every second of it. I was blessed. Overall I was a healthy child.

After the First Gardasil Injection

I received my first injection in April, 2008. My injection did hurt more than a normal injection. I had mild soreness and redness after. At the time, I didn’t recognize the symptoms I was having. I had slight fatigue, and I would occasionally have a very sore throat. I could not stick my tongue out and I just threw it off as an allergic reaction to chlorine because I was swimming a lot.

After the Second Gardasil Injection

The nightmare began in June, 2008. I received the second shot and I noticed it hurt a bit more than the first. I almost cried a bit, which is very much unlike me. I got a little lightheaded at the checkout line. After 30 minutes, I was fine. The very next night I told my mom I was very sick. I was crying in pain with my pelvis and legs absolutely killing me. I was running a fever and I was very nauseous. So like any parent would, she took me to the emergency room. Of course, the doctors only listen to one symptom and told me I had a stomach virus and that they couldn’t do anything for me. They sent me home.

The next day I was so exhausted and slept till about 3 o’clock. My mom came home from work.  I went outside and noticed I had some kind of rash all over my body. It looked like someone took a fine point purple permanent marker and dotted it all over me. My mom immediately took me to my regular pediatrician and he could not figure out what was on me. He ran a lot of blood work and we went home until we could receive the blood work news. My mom received a phone call around 9 o’clock; one of the scariest phone calls she has ever received. My doctor told her I needed to get back to the ER ASAP. He told her that my blood work was CRITICAL, and the rash on me was called a petechial rash.

Petechiae rashMy red blood cells and white blood cells were completely wiped out. They told me if I were to do a handstand my gums would start bleeding and I would bleed to death. If I caught a common cold my body would not be able to fight it off and I would die. Over the next six weeks I went through so many different rashes, EXTREME fatigue, joint pains, leg pains, shoulder pains, dizziness, and low blood pressure. I finally went to an infectious disease specialist and he told me not to get the third shot or I wouldn’t be here.

I finally started getting better. At the age of 15 I still had not received my menstrual cycle. I went to an OBGYN and he put me on birth control to start my period. That should have been a sign then but we didn’t think about it. I never gained my energy back. My senior year things started acting up again. I got a hemangioma on my lip.

This was very strange because it is mostly babies that will get a hemangioma, not adults. After that happened, I started getting very sick. I missed weeks of school at a time. I kept getting severe bronchitis and I just couldn’t shake it off. I also had to go to the doctor because I was very depressed. I was then put on Zoloft. Luckily my teachers worked with me and I graduated with A’s and B’s.

Ashley Adair Hemangioma post Gardasil
The hemangioma that developed on my lip.

Five Years Post Gardasil

Over the five years after I received the shot I always slept, never had energy, and kept getting what I thought was growing pains. In June of 2012 my growing pains were getting worse in my knees/legs. So my mom took me to the doctor and they couldn’t really figure out what was wrong. They put me in a knee brace and gave me medicine and sent me off. I also just did not feel good at all and my doctor ran some more blood work on me. We then found out I had hypothyroidism, I am now on medicine for that.

From June 2012 until now (August 2013), I face every day with severe pain. My pain is in my lower back, pelvic, hips, back of leg, and knee. I had eight epidurals for the pain. Nothing worked. My legs will also turn a dark purple almost black and it will travel all the way down to my feet.  No one seems to know what causes this.

Ashley Adair post Gardasil blood pooling
My leg turning purple.

I had an MRI for my back and found out that I am missing an ovary and have a mass on my uterus. Of course, when I went to the OBGYN for it, he did a sonogram and could find neither the mass nor my ovary. He threw me off like it was no big deal. I am now lost on whether I have an ovary or a mass.

I have discovered in this situation that doctors really will not try to help you. They just don’t believe you or throw you off to another doctor if they can’t figure it out. I also have lost family members because of this problem. Not everyone will believe you or know what you are going through, but I am here to get my word out so no girl or boy will have to go through the misery that I am going through. I want to create something good out of something terrible.

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18 Comments

  1. Ashley I’d like to start by saying you are very brave! These vaccines cause neurological damage that effect the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. You can research this and also the Vegas nerve. Myself and my son have been damaged by recent vaccines. Please check our Dr Nemechek in Verrado Arizona. Although his website talks about SIBO he does not publish his involvement with the cases in court over Gardasil. The FDA doesn’t like him too much which is why I took my son to him. Again, please look him up and entertain this idea
    May you be blessed!

  2. Hi Ashley,I just watched your video and I’m sorry about the situation your in, but at the same time I’m thanking you for all information you gave me, because I was almost about to allow my daughter to get the HPV vaccination. But since I decided to do some some research before I allowed her to have the vaccination, and I’m glad I did; and God bless you.
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  3. I’m hoping some of the contributors to this website would be willing to support Fiona Kirby from Ireland who is going to court to try to get Gardasil taken of the market. Her daughter was seriously hurt by Gardasil and she is trying to keep this from happening to other girls. She has received very little support so far and is ridiculed in the local papers.
    I don’t know this women but have been following her fight. She could really use some help!
    She has a GoFundMe page
    https://www.gofundme.com/tqea2zgk?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n

  4. Ashley,

    I found your video on Youtube and I want to say thank you again for sharing your story. It has recently been suggested that the reason that I have had abnormal Pap Smears (for the past 10 years) and I’m now having to go through procedures to remove the precancerous cells from my cervix and cervical canal are due to Gardasil.

    But now after watching your video and reading your story I am LIVID. My symptoms are all starting to tie back to 1 point in time – when I got the shot. I have also been diagnosed with Hypothyroid disease (my initial level was that of a coma patient), Epstein Barr, and Estrogen dominance. I also have dealt with severe back and hip pain for many years. All of this individually didn’t really stick out until NOW – now it all ties together – now it all makes sense- now I know 100% that Gardasil is to blame.

    1. Tiffany, would you be interested in sharing your story on the blog. It would help other women understand the long term risks associated with this vaccine. We have another case story of cervical cancer post vaccine here – http://www.hormonesmatter.com/pap-smears-saved-life-cervical-cancer-after-gardasil/ .
      If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact us via this link: http://www.hormonesmatter.com/write-for-hormones-matter/ .

  5. Know this post was put up a while ago but had to say something- the purple rash looks like blood pooling, i get this along with severe growing pains/ pins and needles whenever i stay standing stationary for longer than 2 mins along with purple/black feet. This has only come on in the last 2 months, along with hypothyroidism, other circulation issues and anxiety-attack like episodes (despite being the least bit anxious), i am constantly exhausted and in some sort of pain as well as being lightheaded. I too had the gardasil shot in 2008 and my immune system has been compromised ever since (pneumonia, sinusitis, glandular fever, bronchial infections, vertigo, mycoplasma, etc) however it has only recently been suggested that gardasil might be responsible for this.

    1. Emma, Would you be interested in sharing your health story post Gardasil? It’s been a while since we’ve had any of these but the symptoms that you speak of are very common and far too few recognize or understand them. Your story would help get the word out and perhaps push our understanding along.

  6. I found your video on YouTube when I was searching damaging effects of vaccinations. For decades I have been against vaccinations and I’m so sorry for what you have gone through. Can I suggest reading a lot of books on natural healing and detoxification? The chemical medications they gave you are not healing the root of the problem/damage. Maybe you have already looked into these things since you made that video but I truly wish you a complete recovery. Never give up hope and remember nature has all the answers to bring you to the best state of health your body can be.

  7. First, I am truly sorry you are having all these health issues. However, how can you be certain your symptoms are caused solely by Gardasil? It seems your issues can be caused by a number of things. There is no medical evidence supporting that the vaccine was the direct culprit. I am not saying it is impossible, but this seems to only be based on the correlation of the shot with your new issues. Does not mean they are related, doesn’t mean they are not related. The shots do hurt because it is injected between the muscle and the vaccine is irritating which gives that burning pressure type feeling. Like I said, not trying to say it isn’t or diminish your concerns because you are clearly having health issues. I am just not convinced it is related to the vaccine due to lack of evidence other than time line correlation.

    1. You clearly work for pharma. How dare you. My two girls were damaged because of your lies. I read the research studies. In case you haven’t noticed, the families affected are some of the best and brightest you will come across. We are not fooled by your bs. We all know we failed our children because we did not keep our eyes open to the corruption of big corporation. We still wanted to believe that our children’s doctors and schools would do what was right for them – after all they are human. So we thought. But you are not human are you? Only those few whistle blowers who have left their jobs because they could not face what they have done. Read the primary research. Those individuals responsible should hang their heads in shame. They may not have known what would happen, but they knew they could not predict the effect this improperly tested poison would have. they just took the money and hoped for the best. May they rot.

  8. Thank you so much for writing this..I only got the first one but stopped after. I haven’t had my period sence should I see a doctor? I got it at 17 I’m now 18. Mydocotor told me it was my choice to get the first one but didn’t say what it did. Thank u so much for sharing your experience. Hope you feel better in your life that shouldnt have happened to you

  9. My daughter had her 2nd shot in 2009 and after her 2nd shot she had a seizure, all the test said normal except they found an abnormal heart beat.Now it is 2014 and the seizures are back, she is seeing a cardiologist for her heart and soon another eeg and a neurologist. I am so scared for my daughter…. They told us it was safe and now I pray for my daughter’s life! I pray we can find the proper Dr. To help her! This is NOT normal for a 15 year old girl! Thank you for sharing your story BTW

  10. Ashley,

    Thank you for getting the word out about this. There are way too many stories like yours. I too have suffered a lot physically, but not because of a vaccine (that I know of, at least.) I have Interstitial Cystitis and Celiac Disease. I have left medical doctors completely in the dust and am now doing my own version of enzyme therapy and other supplements to re-build my digestive system and immune system. I hope you are able to figure more out.
    God bless,
    Janelle

  11. I’m sorry for all your suffering, Ashley! Thanks for speaking out about this dangerous vaccine. I too was a victim of the medical profession (unwarranted hysterectomy and ovary removal) and now have little faith in anyone in healthcare. You can read my stories here (author WS).

  12. Ashley – you just keep right on speaking out! Keep looking forward, but do try to add more vitamin D3 to your diet if you haven’t already! Don’t worry about what others think, you’re just a reminder of how life is!

  13. Ashley, I am very sorry for your suffering. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you will continue to look for answers. Sometimes it takes going through many doctors to find one who will listen and help you. Have they ever mentioned complex regional pain syndrome as a possible cause of your pain? If not, it might be something to ask about. It is not very well known, but it can cause the type of pain and skin changes you mention.

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