I am the mother of my precious little girl Alisa (pictured). Though she is not little anymore, she will always be my princess. Alisa grew up healthy, active, and happy. She enjoyed trying new things and being around others. She loved photography, fishing, bike riding, boating, hiking, martial arts, music (especially her violin), and all types of animals. In high school she enjoyed her photography in which she won awards for. She was a tattoo assistant for a Washington State award winning tattoo artist and was learning the trade. She was on the swim team and loved swimming. Being a concerned mother I was fearful for her getting cervical cancer. We were being bombarded with commercials and ads for this vaccine for girls to be one less. When they offered the vaccine to my daughter I said sure. They never went over side effects or problems, so I figured it was a safe one. That day is when our nightmare began.
August 14, 2007, the first vaccine shot ( lot # 0384U) – Alisa went home with her injection site itchy, swollen, red, and sore. She was not feeling well, like flu. I sent her to bed and she was home sick for a couple days. The doctors office said that was normal. I did notice she was complaining about sore joints and muscles in the months to follow and she was napping more with headaches. I just blamed it on growing pains.
November 14, 2007, second vaccine shot (lot # 0927U) – Alisa was not thrilled about having the shot again. She was so scared she was going to feel crummy again. Sure enough the injection site was itchy, sore, red and this time the area swelled up a large area. She went home and went to bed. She was out of school again down with flu like symptoms for days. Slowly she came out of her slump but was so sore throughout her body. Sore muscles and joints, complained of headaches. She was exhausted all the time. It was difficult for her to muster the strength to do things. She took to her computer and was playing games online with friends.
Happy Valentines Day to you….February 14, 2008 (lot# 12APR10). This time she was flat terrified and cried all the way to the doctors begging me not to make her get the vaccine. This breaks my heart because I remember this day too vividly. I kept telling her it was the last shot and we don’t want to make the other two shots go without the final one. I kept telling her it was for the best. We left the office and she was throwing up, shaking, feverish, and the usual symptoms of sore muscles and joints, a pounding headache, exhaustion. She was down for over a week recouping from the shot.
After the 3 shots I put the series out of my mind. The only time that I remember the shots was EVERY visit to the hospitals and Dr.s offices, when they would ask if Alisa had all her vaccines. EVERY time I answered I said, “yes she has even had the Gardasil series.” Not one doctor put this together. The cause to her illnesses were put together by good friends of the family.
Many of you may wonder why I continued taking her in for the vaccine series. I called the doctor’s office about her reactions each time, and they said it was completely normal to have those “minor” reactions: swelling, itching, light headed, and dizzy. After all it is a shot!!!! They also said at the doctor’s office, NO ONE has ever had the flu like symptoms from the vaccine, so she must have a touch of the flu. When the third dose came around they stressed to us that the other two shots of the vaccine would have been useless without the third. I trusted our family doctor of 15 years. He had never steered us wrong and always took care of us – treated us honestly and fair. I grew up with my grandfather being a doctor and most of my aunts being RN’s, I worked in the medical community. I trusted them….It never dawned on me they could be wrong.
Alisa continued on with her life but lost some of her spunkiness. She no longer had tons of energy. She slept a bunch, stopped her swim team, and spent more time in her room on the computer. She said her body hurt and didn’t feel like doing anything.
There are so many doctors appointments and hospital visits in this time frame. I have requested all her records from the hospitals, clinics, and her primary care provider (he has discharged her from his office).
October 2009, another visit to the emergency department with eye problems. She was having bloody discharge and pressure behind her right eye. Alisa was having problems with slurred speech, headache and facial droop. They accounted it to pink eye and we begin treatment. They recommend we contact a neurologist and see the doctor.
After seeing the neurologist finally we were sent home with the idea of further testing later. Later that night the neurologist called recommending we take her back to the hospital for further testing. October 2009, off to the hospital again. By this time, Alisa was admitted into children’s hospital with the following symptoms: Bells Palsy, migraine, right sided weakness, blurry vision, tinnitus, balance problems, numbness right side, unable to walk, problems swallowing, fatigue, joint pain, difficulty in opening mouth. They were testing for stroke and other unknown causes to this problem. She endured CAT scans, MRI’s, Lumbar punches. Over the next week she continued to get worse. Of course the psychiatric doctors were sent in to ensure she wasn’t an abuse victim. We didn’t know yet then she was abused by the pharmaceutical company. She was discharged without a cause to the problem.
This was Alisa’s senior year in high school, though the first semester she was in the hospital and a tutor came in a few times a week to drop off and pick up homework. The doctors released her to return to school but the noises, medications, and lights caused her headaches to pound and she was struggling with anxiety issues. With only one semester until graduation she dropped out of school. It was too much to handle. (She tested and passed her GED in Dec. 2011).
Over the following years Alisa has had this happen 2 more times. Right side paralysis, wheelchair, learn to walk with a walker again, and now she gets so exhausted she uses the wheelchair to save her energy.
Her side effects seem to increase in intensity and keep adding in numbers. So far she struggles with the following issues: leaky gut syndrome, pins and needles in extremities, dizziness, bleeding gums, toothaches/teeth changes, brain fog, sensitivity to chemicals, chest pains, constipation, dehydration, enlarged liver, sound sensitivity w/anxiety, extreme pain in the tailbone area, fainting, fever and blisters, fibromyalgia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, autistic-like symptoms, hand/leg weakness, back pain, hot//cold intolerance, trouble sleeping, itching, joint pain, knee pain, light sensitivity, blindness, depression, personality changes, anxiety/panic attacks, loss of bladder control, bladder issues, muscle aches and spasms, muscle tension, tumor, paleness, chronic fatigue syndrome, paralysis, pneumonia, severe nerve pain, shortness of breath, slurred speech, smell sensitivity, diarrhea, sore throat, stomach pain, swelling/edema, tremors hand and/or leg, random twitching of extremities, bloating, uterine spasms, hair loss, urinary tract infections (UTI), kidney issues, vision loss (temporary/permanent), vision problems, dyslexia, hallucinations, vomiting blood, stomach ache, nausea, rashes, appetite loss, weight gain or loss ( 20-30lbs).
Alisa is unable to anything without supervision. Showering requires a shower chair. She has to be checked on constantly since her seizures come without notice. She becomes so disoriented after some of the seizures, she wanders off.
Alisa was once firm in her beliefs about anti-smoking and drug use, but has now become a medical marijuana patient. This is the only thing that takes an edge off the pain. She is never pain free but the MMJ makes it more tolerable. Unfortunately this pain relief isn’t covered by medical insurance so the $1200.00 a month pain control comes out of the pocket book.
This vaccine has dramatically changed our family’s life. Alisa fights for her life everyday. It is even more difficult to not be able to help her or find a cure for her symptoms. It is heartbreaking to watch your child suffer in horrible pain and not be able to help. I feel guilty because my child is suffering because of a choice I made. A choice I thought was to help her and instead has disabled her. I wish someone would have told me. Please help spread the word about this vaccine. Tell everyone you know about the dangers of the vaccine. Educate before you vaccinate. This vaccine is harming thousands of girls, and now boys. The vaccine needs to be taken off the market. The numbers of children affected is rising everyday.
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My daughter has been having a terrible time with pains, depression etc, it’s been a nightmare for the last three years. Last week at a psych appointment one of the medical team whom we had not met before said they thought her condition was caused by Gardasil. We do not live somewhere you can sue anyone, but I am desperate to help my daughter. This particular doctor has suggested starting with a detox diet. Is there a support group for people who are suffering like this (or us mums?)? There are so many people who make suggestions in forums I would dearly like to be in touch with mums who have tried some of these things and tell me what actually helped. In the meantime I will be making an appointment with a naturopath for my girl 🙂
I am so sorry!
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Hi. Were you able to find a detox diet that helped your daughter. My daughter is in the same situation. Please find me under my Facebook name Laura Alvarez From San Jose , Ca.
Doctors take the hippocratic oath that they will do no harm. It seems this has been cast aside in lieu of $ received for worthless and life threatening vaccines. If you value your health and your children’s health you will avoid their recommendations. There are natural ways to heal your body.
I’m a Dr. of Natural Medicine whose son was also vaccine damaged. I share many similarities to your story above in my book, “The Path To Cure; The Whole Art Of Healing.” I became a physician due to his full recovery, now practicing the principled protocol that scientifically, albeit naturally, resolved his issues. That was over 15 years ago and he’s now fully functioning. These are the consistent results we also get with our other patients. Warmly, Allyson
I would encourage you to look into the GAPS diet developed by Dr Natasha Campbell McBride to renormalize gut flora populations. Vaccine damaged patients with autism etc have been immensely helped by this protocol. http://www.gaps.me/
Lisa Bloomquist -I would like to know more about the fluoroquinolones you speak of. I can’t have enough knowledge to help my daughter. Thank you for your kind words, they warmed my heart. It is difficult to not blame myself, even though I thought I was doing the best thing for her. I trusted too much.
Thank you so much for this website..
In a week my daughter had a doctor’s appointment for her physical and she was to get such a vaccine which was recommended by her pediatrician, after reading what I read, she will absolutely will NOT be getting such vaccine. I am so sorry to all the parents for what you had to endure due to this vaccine. I will keep you in my prayers.
I am so, so, so, sorry for your pain! It is not your fault. It’s not. No matter how difficult it is to truly believe it in your soul, it is true – none of this is your fault.
Please make sure that neither you nor Alisa are further victims of the pharmaceutical companies through fluoroquinolone antibiotics – Cipro, Levaquin and Avelox. You mentioned that Alisa struggles with infections now. These antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics on the market. They are also incredibly dangerous. They cause a syndrome that is similar to an autoimmune disease. Please see http://www.floxiehope.com for more information.
I hope for healing for Alisa! Thank you so much for sharing your story! Remember, it is NOT YOUR FAULT!
Lisa, would you like to write an informational article about the fluoroquinolones? I’m sure our readers would benefit from learning more.
Marjorie- Thank you and you are on track…pretty good guess. She does the above. Though she is not well enough for the yoga yet. She has a pilates reformer that can use. Lately with her seizures she falls out of it, so she is taking a small break. Trying to get her back using it. Thank you for your help. Positively
Dollie – First let me say how sorry I am that this has happened. I’m not a Dr. but I’m going to pass on my take on this in case it will help. She needs a serious complete detox first, then a specified diet to facilitate her recovery – you will have to find experts to help with those two things. Next I would get her into Kundalini yoga class even if all she can do is lay on the floor and be in the room with it at first. Kundalini tones and balances the endocrine system naturally. Kundalini also sharpens intuition and mind body connection which will help in in making future decisions regarding her health and well-being. The best of luck to you both. – Marjorie
Hi, I am wondering if you have tried acupuncture? The doc we got to (my 4 yo son has severe food allergies) warned me against the vaccine and treats several girls for the issues they have from getting the vaccines. Also my husband has suffered from Lyme disease and the symptoms are similar…find a doc that HAS lyme and have her tested there..it would be cheaper than the MMJ. God bless you and yours.
TXFirechick said she has waived all the rest of the vaccines as well as gardasil. The general rule in my area, as well, is that if there is an outbreak of any disease your kids aren’t vaxxed for, you have to consent to take them home. I’m sure TFC knows how cervical cancer spreads. It’s the other ones the school is worried about. I’m in the same situation.
Wow, TXFireChick! There is not going to be an outbreak at school. Doesn’t even sound like you know what HPV is or how it is transmitted, so sad. About 90% of people will test positive for HPV by the time they are middle age. There are more than 200 known types of Human Papilloma Viruses. HPVs has been found in skin (squamous cells), lung, throat, endocervical, cervical, and endometrial cancers, to name just a few. NO doubt that the HPV viruses play a significant role in cancer development. HPVs being DNA viruses is why a successful vaccine could be produced.
Per everyones questions~ Yes she has been checked for every thing over the years. She has been checked for Lyme, but we are unable to afford the testing for Bartonella. It is a very expensive test. Alisa does go to Bastyr for weekly IV treatments.
Has your daughter been tested for Lyme or other Tick Borne Illnesses? My daughter has the exact same symptoms but not immunizations. Sometimes the immune system can receive a hit from something like this shot and it can no longer fight off bacteria it has been dealing with previously. it might be worth seeing a Lyme Literate MD because there are treatments that can offer a remission and hope.
I’m so sorry this has happened to her. Alissa is in my prayers. Has she seen a natural path doctor to try and detox her body?
This is heart-wrenching. I feel for your daughter. I don’t know if it would help or not..or if it is reversable or not. All our body systems work together in very complex ways. If the liver is damaged in any way it hampers it’s natural functions and usual becomes worse. If the liver is functioning properly the body is unable to get rid of harmful toxins.
I have turned around my health and cured several diseases that I had been told I would have to manage for life. I started drinking water only with lemon slices for some flavor, cut out all HFCS, limit sugar to 4tsp or less a day, no GMO or processed foods. I eat mostly veggies, protein that fits the palm of your hand for portion sizing, fruit in moderation, nuts and a beet a day.
Beets thin bile allowing it not to gunk up and cause issues. a liver friendly diet allows the liver to heal and it can heal completely as long as it hasn’t done so too many times already. Chronic fatigue gone, chronic all over body pain gone, diabetes 2 gone, thyroid issues gone, depression, anxiety, insomnia…all gone.
I’ve had results in under a month. I am only sharing in hopes that somehow this might be able to be turned around for your daughter’s sake.
Best wishes and prayers.
I have obtained the necessary documents from the health department in Texas to waive further vaccinations (all of them) for my 9-year old daughter. I am not going to run the risk. If something goes wrong and an outbreak occurs at her school, I have agreed to take her out of school and leave her at home with me until all is safe. That is totally fine with me. I don’t think a lot of people are even aware that this is an option. I feel comfortable regarding my decision.
I have just visited the Dr. with my son (14). They wanted to give his 2nd dose of the HPV vaccine. I refused. The Dr. was surprised with my decision. I have shared Alisa’s story and the many other girls that have experienced so many side effects. I have shared this link and recommended that she investigate further information.
Praying for your daughter!! I’m so glad my eyes have been opened to the evils of vaccines before I have kids! I wonder if there is a natural way to cure her body. If superfoods can cure cancer (and they do!) it might be worth looking into 🙂
You need to find out if the issues were reported to your local health department or the drug manufacturer. Yes, these symptoms are true but should be very minor. Gardasil is a fairly new drug. If I remember right it hasn’t been on the market or studied for a long period of time. I don’t understand how they can say the side effects of problems that arise from the injections are no problem. It hasn’t been out there long enough to trace back for problems. What happens to the girls/boys who get the injection and then go about their life and 20 years later have problems???????
Sorry to hear about your daughter. My daughter was injured by Gardasil also. We have found out that she is histamine intolerant and allergic to several foods that she use to regularly eat. Samantha was also is horrible shape. However the immunologist saved her life. I will pray for you and your family. Believe me I know what your going through.
I am so sorry for your daughter’s health issues. Have you had the chance to take the Gardasil/Cervarix survey. It’s anonymous. The information we gather will help up determine the true scope of the side effect and adverse reactions. It’s really important data that mom’s like you need and didn’t have before making the decision to vaccinate. It’s a comprehensive survey and will shed a lot of light on the side effects. Here’s the link. http://www.hormonesmatter.com/gardasil-cervarix-hpv-vaccine-online-study-participate-now/. Please share. Thank you.
Alisa is my beautiful great-niece, and it’s been heart wrenching to follow her journey as she and her family try to cope with the terrible changes in her life and theirs. I hope all parents carefully consider not giving this vaccine to their children. And shame on the politicians and drug companies for putting, once again, their financial gain ahead of what is best for the constituents/customers. Love you, Alisa! Aunt Wanda