Originally Posted by prosciencemum
no reason for you to be "scared to death" Jennyanydots. The most likely outcome is that your daughter is now protected from cervical cancer, with no serious or lasting side effects from the vaccine.
Your use of quotation marks when paraphrasing what i said rather than actually quoting me makes it seem like you're mocking me.
Originally Posted by Mirzam
Jennyanydots, my heart goes out to you. I can so understand your concern for your DD.
I am so grateful my eldest DD (22) refused this vaccine as an 18 year old. She listens to me!
Lucky you and lucky her! Thanks, Mirzam.
My daughter went through a spell as a toddler where she did not speak at all and regressed markedly after having been advanced socially and verbally, and it was only in hindsight that I discovered this occurred right after a well check including vaccinations. She was never the same kid after that. In addition to severe asthma, she has suffered from attention and behavioral difficulties that have a always set her apart from her peers. i fought her teachers to avoid having her officially tested and labeled with any diagnoses, and (in her case) I still believe that has been the right thing. We've worked together to find ways to make sense of things, and now, in her junior year she is finally doing really well academically with an all AP curriculum.
We lived in TX most of her life, in a conservative area, where our ped looked down on the fact that i BF'd her till 15 months. I was a very young mom, and though I was vax skeptical and did ask questions, I was easily bullied into believing that vax were indeed mandatory.
Not long after her 2nd guardasil shot, DD became sicker and less energetic than ever. Her asthma was the worst it had ever been and, although she didn't have much appetite, she put on a surprising amount of weight. She has since tested positive for gluten and dairy allergies and responded very well to a modified diet. She's very slender again, a healthy weight. And she has cut back dramatically on her asthma meds.
The poor kid has just been through so much in her 16 years, and although I will never be sure, I suspect vaccines have contributed to the health problems she has. I wish I could go back in time and say no to all of them.