Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Gardasil Girl and Gardasil Link List

" My daughter, Victoria, has been ill since February 2008. She had her first Gardasil vaccination November 2007. Her second vaccination was in the beginning of February 2008. Immediately after her second vaccination, Victoria experienced severe diarrhea, vomiting and was nauseous for about eight weeks. She had blood work done many times and doctors thought it was just a virus. On March 31, 2008, she had her first seizure.

My daughter has had several CT scans, MRI's, MRA's, EEG's, blood work and was hospitalized at an epilepsy center in the video EEG monitoring unit for two separate weeks in May 2008 and September 2008. She attempted to undergo a spinal tap in September 2009, but doctors were unable to obtain any fluid. 

On November 11, 2009, she underwent a lumbar puncture with fluoroscopy. She was put on many different seizure medications, however, after normal EEG results, she was taken off all medications. Her SED rate was high and she did have protein in her urine, but doctors do not seem concerned. I was told that her red blood are small and that she may have Thalasemia, but this apparently is not concerning either. 

My daughter has been seen by several neurologists, a psychiatrist, psychologist, several neuropsychologists, an immunologist, several infectious disease doctors, and also treated a at Wellness Center for a period of time. My daughter currently experiences the following symptoms: non-epileptic seizures, severe jerking movements of her whole body, especially her mouth and extremities, migraines, fainting, tremors, twitches, numbness, intermittent leg paralysis, hand/arm paralysis and facial paralysis, tingling, staring or blank episodes, eye pain, joint pain, neck pain, back pain, memory loss, confusion, brain fog, regression, mood swings and severe chronic fatigue. 

She continues to have bouts of nausea and diarrhea and stomach pain. She has not been in school since April 2008. My daughter cannot be left home alone. She cannot go to school, go out with her friends or work or has little "normalcy" in her life. She has very few good days and always says she doesn't feel good. Victoria should have graduated high school in June 2009 and would have been enrolled in college.

I do not know which way to turn for help. We have seen so many doctors and I can't seem to find anyone willing to help my daughter. There are so many other young girls who have the same exact symptoms as my daughter and the one thing that all of the girls seem to have in common is the Gardasil vaccination. 

Many doctors are all over the country are beginning to question the safety and also the effectiveness of the vaccine. Other “doctor” are willing to "try" treatment, most of which is "homeopathic" in nature and extremely costly. Once again, I must reiterate that there are so many other young girls experiencing negative symptoms. 

Each day, I cry and wonder if Victoria will be next one to die from adverse reactions to Gardasil. 

Please forward this information. 

Thank you for your time and attention. 
Jodi Speakman 

Whether to vaccinate or not should be based on research. Whatever your choice, make it an INFORMED choice.

Here is a tidbit of the research I have earmarked on this Gardasil/HPV issue:

Here is the vaccine insert. You have the right to read this before vaccinating your daughter. IF your doctor does not allow you to read this, you have the right to demand it or to hire a new doctor:

Alternative link to the insert:

See the bottom of page 8:
"GARDASIL has not been evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity or genotoxicity."

And page 9:
"However, it is not known whether GARDASIL can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or if it can affect reproductive capacity."

Action Points

* Explain to patients that this study suggested that women in their late 20s or older get little or no cancer protection from vaccination against HPV.

* Note that the findings were based on statistical models, not a randomized, clinical trial.

* Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented as a poster at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal

Here is a site that keeps tabs on the victims:

Here is what the lead researcher has to say about the situation:

“But of all its critics, perhaps the one we should all "hear" is lead researcher in the development of the HPV virus vaccine Dr Diane Harper and the specialist who helped develop the Gardasil vaccine.

In a television interview with CBS News on May 7, 2008, Dr Harper said she viewed making the vaccination mandatory as "a real danger zone" adding "...the vaccine has not been out long enough for us to have post-marketing surveillance to really understand what all of the potential side effects are going to be."

Dr Harper believes the vaccine will be beneficial in the long run but she cautions: "To put in place a process that says you must have this vaccine means that you must be part of a big public experiment and so we can't do that. We can't have that until we have more data."

Here is the original report that finds previous exposure to HPV and then vaccination causes genital warts. Yet doctors are NOT required to screen girls and women before vaccinating them:

Related article:

A doctor speaks out:

By Dr. James Howenstine, MD.

To summarize some of the facts about HPV and this vaccine:

• HPV vaccine increases the risk of developing a precancerous cervical lesion by 44.6% in women .previously infected with a HPV viral type found in the vaccine.
• HPV virus does not cause cervical cancer.
• HPV viral infections are self limiting and are not a health threat to healthy females.
• This valuable information about the etiology of HPV viral infections has been suppressed from public knowledge.
• Allowing untruths about Gardasil to be disseminated in public hearings and planting fear have been used to promote sales of this worthless vaccine.”

This is about the large FUTURE II trial that was "powered" and designed to detect effectiveness against cervical cancer...

”In these trials, called Females United to Unilaterally Reduce Endo/Ectocervical Disease (FUTURE) I and II, what is the efficacy of vaccination among all subjects, regardless of causal HPV types? In the FUTURE I trial,5 rates of grades 1 to 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcinoma in situ per 100 person-years were 4.7 in vaccinated women and 5.9 in unvaccinated women, an efficacy of 20%. Analyses by lesion type indicate that this reduction was largely attributable to a lower rate of grade 1 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia in vaccinated women; no efficacy was demonstrable for higher-grade disease, but the trial may have lacked adequate power to detect a difference. Vaccinated women also had lower rates of external anogenital and vaginal lesions (1.3 vs. 2.1). In the larger FUTURE II trial,6 rates of grade 2 or 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcinoma in situ were 1.3 in vaccinated women and 1.5 in unvaccinated women, an efficacy of 17%. In analyses by lesion type, the efficacy appears to be significant only for grade 2 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; no efficacy was demonstrable for grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcinoma in situ.”

So the effectiveness against cancer is zero, and it's 17-20% for lower grade neoplasias.
And how is that possible when the vaccine works so well against HPV types 16 and 18, which account for 70% of cervical cancers?

“Another factor explaining the modest efficacy of the vaccine is the role of oncogenic HPV types not included in the vaccine. At least 15 oncogenic HPV types have been identified,4 so targeting only 2 types may not have had a great effect on overall rates of preinvasive lesions. Findings from the FUTURE II trial showed that the contribution of nonvaccine HPV types to overall grade 2 or 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or adenocarcinoma in situ was sizable. In contrast to a plateau in the incidence of disease related to HPV types 16 and 18 among vaccinated women, the overall disease incidence regardless of HPV type continued to increase, raising the possibility that other oncogenic HPV types eventually filled the biologic niche left behind after the elimination of HPV types 16 and 18. An interim analysis of vaccine trial data submitted to the FDA11 showed a disproportionate, but not statistically significant, number of cases of grade 2 or 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia related to nonvaccine HPV types among vaccinated women. Updated analyses of data from these ongoing trials will be important to determine the effect of vaccination on rates of preinvasive lesions caused by nonvaccine HPV types.”

Just like there's "serotype replacement" with Prevnar, it looks like there's "genotype replacement" with Gardasil.
And if the non-vaccine types are more oncogenic (cause cancer "better") ,but less common than the vaccine strains, then mass vaccination could easily cause an increase in cervical cancer.

These FDA documents shed some light:

Also Gardasil contains Polysorbate 80, which is linked to infertility in mice.

*While it is true that more than 80% of women will be exposed to HPV over the course of their lifetime, cervical cancer is a rare manifestation of HPV infection. Less than 10,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer during 2007 (American Cancer Society

*More than 50% of cervical cancer cases affect women who have not been adequately screened in the previous five years (American Cancer Society)

*Cervical cancer disporportinately affects minority women due to cultural barriers to screening and lack of access to healthcare (CDC)

*Routine screening has resulted in a reduction of invasive cervical cancer rates by more than 75% since Pap testing became available in the 1950s (American Cancer Society)

*The risk of developing invasive cervical cancer or cervical interepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grade 3 in women who have normal pap results and negative HPV test results is less than 1/1000 (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

*Most women with healthy immune systems clear the HPV virus in less than 2 years with no resulting cervical cell changes. In a study of patients (aged 30 and older) receiving routine cervical cancer screening with a combination of the HPV test and the Pap test showed HPV positivity rates of less than 5% (Kaiser Northern CA, published 2006)

*Cervical cancer is caused by 13 types of high-risk HPV-Gardasil only protects against 16 and 18 which account for approximately 70% of cervical cancers. Even with widespread vaccination, women will continue to need routine cervical cancer screening (Gardasil package insert)

*Gardasil has been on the market for less than one-year-no other vaccine has been so quickly accepted and pushed for with regards to school mandates. Additionally, Gardasil is now carries the highest rate of reported reactions since it's approval (VAERS data 2006/2007)

It appears that the vaccine might be doing what antibiotics has done for MRSA:
“Since 2004, diseases caused by strains of bacteria not covered by the vaccine have risen by 140 percent compared with the pre-vaccine period”

Cervical cancer is an uncommon consequence of HPV infection in women, especially if they are screened for cancer regularly with Pap tests and have appropriate follow-up of abnormalities.


Most women who develop invasive cervical cancer have not had regular cervical cancer screening.


Fortunately, most genital HPV infections are transient, do not produce recognizable signs, and do not result in clinically recognizable or clinically important conditions. Moreover, most HPV infections clear without any medical intervention within two years of infection.

From the American Cancer Society (it's a little outdated, but you get the point):

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common causes of cancer death for American women. Between 1955 and 1992, the number of cervical cancer deaths in the United States dropped by 74%. The main reason for this change is the increased use of the Pap test.

Poor diet, smoking and using birth control are accepted by congress and the CDC as risk factors for HPV complications:

Prevention of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection

If you’re interested in learning about a different perspective than the commercials on TV:
Here are more recent articles gleaned from Facebook feeds:
"A PCR-based HPV detection device with provision for accurate HPV genotyping is more urgently needed now because vaccination with GardasilTM of the women who are already sero-positive and PCR-positive for vaccine-relevant genotypes of HPV has been found to increase the risk of developing high-grade precancerous lesions by 44 .6%, according to an FDA VRBPAC Background Document..."

Teenage girls are being bribed with high street shopping vouchers to receive a highly controversial vaccine. health trust is promising them £45 in tokens for stores such as HMV

Merck Sponsored Study Returns Dubious Gardasil Autoimmune Safety Results


  1. Oh my heart goes out to her and her Family. I pray she will find someone who is willing to help her daughter. And I am convinced my daughters/son will not get this shot. Thank you for spreading the word

  2. that is so heart wrenching. i really hope they are able to find something to help the poor girl and her family heal from this horrible fiasco.

    side note... have they tried any acupuncture? i know in my area we have a really great clinic that only charges according to what the family can afford.

  3. We don't vaccinate, because I am concerned about vaccine damage, but for other things, homeopathy has been very helpful for us and might be worth the try. I am so sorry you are going through this.

  4. you dont vaccinate?? Im replying to one of the posters here... So you mean your child is going around to different places and your putting them @ Risk for diesases? Please be a responable partent and get the vaccinated. This gardasil i do agree that it shouldnt be giving out.I have had this and i know it has changed my life.

  5. I'd love to read this but the text is in white.

  6. To a previous poster:

    We do NOT vaccinate either. There are horrible, horrible reactions to ALL of the vaccinations, not just Gardasil! Thousands of parents do the research and choose to protect their children by not vaccinating them.

  7. Im too am a responsible parent who doesn't vaccinate at all :-) Youre putting your child at direct risk by injecting disease and toxins into their body, and others by the vaccines that shed or cause spread the disease.

  8. Your children are at greater risk from diseases than vaccines. And counting on everyone else to vaccinate their kids and assuming that will protect your kids is pretty selfish. How many babies died from pertussis last year because of you people? Before the last couple of years, when was the last time you EVER heard of someone getting pertussis? Learn some basic science, please, and stop talking about things you aren't qualified to. You know what's a real risk to young women? CERVICAL CANCER!

    Oh, and BTW, "non-epileptic" seizures are also known as pseudo-seizures, as in not actually real seizures. They are a psychiatric phenomenon, usually related to personality disorders. I know this because I work in a neurosciences unit in a hospital, and one of the areas we specialize in is epilepsy. I also am a Certified Neuroscience RN that has worked in this field for over a decade.

    My sons are getting this vaccine as soon as they are old enough. Why would I do that, men don't get cervical cancer? Because of herd immunity, I'm being responsible so they won't spread disease!

  9. I invite you to learn more about Pertussis, as it is possibly the worst angle you could choose to defend vaccination. The Pertussis vaccine does not prevent transmission/carriage and scientists have recently admitted it's mutated to the point of being resistant to our current vaccines and antibiotics.

    The people contracting Pertussis and dying of complications from Pertussis are almost exclusively from vaccinating families.

    You can read more about this serious blow to the vaccine movement in these posts:

    You can read a non-argumentative article about the pediatric vaccines available for Pertussis here:

    I do wish you would spend more time thinking about the Gardasil vaccine, and consider leaving it as a choice for your sons to make when they are sexually active, consenting adults. Their bodies, their choice, right? Since the vaccine is fairly new on the market, the claims that it effectively prevents cancer are largely unproven. That, coupled with the fact that all the current lots are contaminated with HPV synthetic DNA segments, should leave any medical professional extremely hesitant about forcing such a thing onto her sons, especially seeing as how they aren't sexually active right now.

  10. We no longer vax bc two of my three children have vaccine injuries. My children have never had the flu or any other severe illness. Many vaccine inserts say the vaccine is not effective.

  11. Why are you scared of the unvaccinated? Just go vaccinate yourself and there's nothing to worry about, right? Or do you doubt your vaccines?