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HPV vaccine... *Small edit*

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My stepson was due for shots - TWO of them - in order to return to school. I can't remember what the two shots were, but he ended up getting six. One of the six was the HPV vaccine.

Just FYI: I did not take him to get his shots, his BM did. DH & I do not vaccinate our children together. We did until the age of 3 when one suddenly had extreme signs of aggression & still struggles with it. Our 6 year old twins were vaccinated until 3, our 4 year old until 1, and our almost 2 year old has had no shots.

Anyway, when BM dropped him off after getting his shots, she told me how many he got. My jaw dropped, four shots that were not required for him to return to school were given to him - I'm really wishing I would have just written a letter saying we no longer vaccinate, but it's too late for that. So he got a chicken pox booster, and the HPV. I'm not sure what others he got, but those are the 'extras' that she told me about. The first thing out of my mouth was "Gardasil, you got him the Gardasil shot?!!?" She immediately looked appauled and said "NO!" .... I've been researching since I got home this evening (I had a long day at the hospital with one of the twins), and the only shot I can find for boys is, in fact, gardasil.

There have been a lot of deaths and serious life altering side effects because of this shot. I'm devestated by the fact that she unnecessarily gave her son (a child who has lived in my home and been a part of my life for almost 8 years, and I raise everyday) a shot that she had no idea what it was.

What is your stance on Gardasil? Is it something you would give your child? Especially a 12 year old who isn't even interested in the opposite sex?

BM texted me today to ask if SS was okay. I told her he has had headaches for the last two days, but that I didn't know how he was today since DH gets him off for school & I sleep with the littles til' they get up. "Okay thanks. I read up on the shot and the paralysis it may cause and don't want him to be worried about it. I believe we worry about it enough." was what she said in response. I think she's a bit worried about it now that she realizes that she gave him this specific shot without even thinking about what it was. She just assumed they wouldn't give him something dangerous? What, like wheat isn't dangerous to his body, and you continue to give it to him? ... Whatever, I'm really irritated.

My actions do not just affect my life, but also the lives of those that depend on me. Therefore, I choose to make good decisions, ones that will have a positive impact on the lives I've been given to raise up.

by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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kailu1835
by Platinum Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:56 PM
Oh I see. I read it as not due to any vaccination.

Quoting sugarcrisp:

People can develop allergies to something at any time in their life, vaccinations or not. They can also go from being severely allergic to something to just fine with it.

I know that my development of allergies to these foods has nothing to do with this particular vaccination. That is what I was saying.




Quoting kailu1835:

Not to be rude here, but there is no way you know that your food allergies began prior to vaccination unless you were not vaccinated as an infant.  Vaccinations start at hours old, with the Hep B shot.

Quoting sugarcrisp:

How do I know for certain?

My allergies to these foods began prior to my vaccination. Unless the vaccination is SO dangerous that it could effect me before even getting it. rofl

I get where you're coming from, but your shitty attitude being directed at me is not at all helpful Ms Anon. 

I'm in no way in denial about anything. As a matter of fact, I'm one who researches things a lot before making any type of decision/opinion. And the more people I can talk to the better. Like I said previously, I have many friends in the medical field (CNAs to MDs). Some of them have opted out of this vaccination. I've discussed these things with them.

I have weighed the pros and cons and for me I made my decision based on that.

A majority of people are NOT injured from this. A portion? Yes. Majority? You're overreacting. 

And I think it's disgusting to say 'when you child suffers'. Overall- your attitude is shitty.



Quoting Anonymous:

it mite not have killed per se a majoritiy or people, but a majority of people ARE injured from this....and when YOUR child suffers and adverse reaction to a vaccine, come back on here and tell us how much fun it is, or tell us how much in denial about it you are about it. .  

And taking a risk with a food allergy is NOT NOT NOT the same as taking a risk with a vaccine...there's NO comparison at all!   And, how do you know YOUR food allergies are NOT caused by latent reaction to a vaccine?   



Quoting sugarcrisp:

Not just you as it's many here this comment is aimed to, but I don't understand the fear.

'They might die.'

Yeah, and? Any time you leave your house with your child, every time you feed them a new food (or they develop an allergy to something later in childhood), every time you allow them to vaccinated with ANYTHING... You are taking the risk of them dying.

I developed a life threatening allergy to two foods that I had never had issues with before. My son could develop a life threatening allergy to anything he has no problems with right now. I don't have an epi-pen so I wouldn't be able to help him. But I took the risk feeding him that day.

*a lot of that was said with sarcasm btw lol*

People speak of this vaccination like it's killed a majority of those who have gotten it and that simply is not the case.



Quoting truetigress:

 I have vaccinated  ( the required shots) both of my girls but I am in PURE TERROR over this Gardasil shot. So they think it is safe for most but what about those who die from it....and they would be 12 flippin years old. No way in hell would I put my child's life in danger because of some shot which has killed and harmed too many to be on the damn shelf in the first place!



 






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littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM


Quoting kailu1835:

Well that sucks.  I have a 10% chance of clotting if I take birth control, so I understand not wanting to take the risk.  I still think the risk of contracting a lifelong case of HPV is much lower than the risk of being severely injured by the gardasil vaccine. 

Quoting Anonymous:

Quoting kailu1835:

Which is why I specifically said 90%. Meaning only 10% of HPV will not clear up on its own in 2 years.
Quoting Oceana09:

Not always.

Quoting kailu1835:

It only covers (I think) 4 or 5 different strands of HPV.  Only 2 of those strands can lead to cancer, and as for the other 2 or 3?  90% of all HPV clears up on its own after 2 years.

Quoting Oceana09:

Like I said, I was under the impression. Gardisil came out after I was in HighSchool so I never got it and I don't know everything it's supposed to protect against. What I do know is all of the side effects that have been reported with this vaccine.

Quoting SuDoNim:

And HPV-induced anal, penile, oral, vulval and vaginal cancers.

Quoting Oceana09:

I didn't even know they gave the HPV vaccine to boys since they can't even tell if a male has it unless they have the wart form. I was under the impression that Gardisil only protected from the form that causes Cervical Cancer.

 

 




Guess I'm one of the lucky 10%...joyous.


really  ?? I got HPV through a rape at age 23, I am now 48.  Lifetime sufferer and would NEVER allow dd to suffer like I did  . She got the shot several years back with no problems

littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:03 PM


Quoting bakerang:

Why get a shot for something that can be prevented with condom use


well, when I was gang raped, maybe I should have told my attackers to use a condom. Shame on me I guess.  I got HPV 25 yrs ago and I still have it.  Rape is far more common then people like YOU obviously understand.  I guess rough spots in my life have made me a MUCH MORE responsible person.  My DD GOT the shot.

mamalove1023
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM


Quoting littlelamb303:

 

Quoting mamalove1023:

 

Quoting DebnDrew:

Can someone please list the side effects you have seen from this? Because I just posted on my FB asking 6 of my friends who also got their daughters the shots and NONE of them has ever had side effects. I don't want to know what is on the box, I want to know what you have SEEN. Has anyone seen any of these side effects or is everyone just relying on "I heard....."?

Seizures, fainting, shortness of breath, rash, and oh yeah, lets not forget death.  There are many more but these are the side effects I've seen.

no one I know,, including my dd, had anything happen to them

Well, then I guess your one of the lucky ones on the CDC's list of success stories.  Congrats!  

tharealty2
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:27 PM


Quoting moneysaver6:

We wouldn't give it to our boys or our girls. I think the sudden movement to give it to boys is nothing more than a marketing ploy.

Quoting tharealty2:


Quoting moneysaver6:

I wouldn't give any child of mine Gardasil.  Even if we did feel it necessary to give to our girls, we wouldn't our boys.

why not protect your boys against it as well?

I wouldn't either but as long as I've heard about it,. (first time back in 99 I think, or maybe a little later than that) its been 'important' for both boys and girls to have it.

jen7289
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:15 AM

WOW! Gardisil sounds scary! Last yr my daughter's NP advised us to wait (my dd was only 9) THIS year she said we should it b4 her next well visit because she'd need other vaccinations and they can't/shouldn't be combined. I asked her why this yr is she saying it's okay when last yr she said no, she's got plenty of time, there's no hurry. My dd is only 10 yrs old, obviously not sexally active....I felt pressured to get her the shot...which I really don't want to do. My SIL is an LPN and she told me she's going to wait to get it (if at all) for her girls. Her girls are 13, 10 and 6. She says they come out w/ new info all the time--some pro and some con....Why rush into a shot so new that the doctors and nurses don't even know what they're giving and how safe it really is?! Scary world

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM


Quoting littlelamb303:


Quoting bakerang:

Why get a shot for something that can be prevented with condom use


well, when I was gang raped, maybe I should have told my attackers to use a condom. Shame on me I guess.  I got HPV 25 yrs ago and I still have it.  Rape is far more common then people like YOU obviously understand.  I guess rough spots in my life have made me a MUCH MORE responsible person.  My DD GOT the shot.

As a rape victim, i read your replies, and i am actually inclined to disbelieve you. 

as horrible as that sounds. 

but seriously. every time i read another post from you, your rape gets worse and worse, and it seems to be the only thing you can talk about...

that sounds like made up crap to me. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:24 AM

You can be born with HPV you know...HPV shouldn't be tagged as an STD by doctors anymore. A child can get hpv from simply picking up a pencil used by another child who had the virus. 

Quoting bakerang:

Why get a shot for something that can be prevented with condom use


moneysaver6
by Platinum Member on Jan. 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM

No, they didn't start recommending it for boys until late 2011...and with much controversy at that.  It wasn't even approved for use in boys until 2008 or 2009.

Quoting tharealty2:

I wouldn't either but as long as I've heard about it,. (first time back in 99 I think, or maybe a little later than that) its been 'important' for both boys and girls to have it.

Quoting moneysaver6:

We wouldn't give it to our boys or our girls. I think the sudden movement to give it to boys is nothing more than a marketing ploy.
Quoting tharealty2:

why not protect your boys against it as well?

Quoting moneysaver6:

I wouldn't give any child of mine Gardasil.  Even if we did feel it necessary to give to our girls, we wouldn't our boys.


tharealty2
by on Jan. 10, 2013 at 2:27 AM


Quoting moneysaver6:

No, they didn't start recommending it for boys until late 2011...and with much controversy at that.  It wasn't even approved for use in boys until 2008 or 2009.

Quoting tharealty2:

I wouldn't either but as long as I've heard about it,. (first time back in 99 I think, or maybe a little later than that) its been 'important' for both boys and girls to have it.

Quoting moneysaver6:

We wouldn't give it to our boys or our girls. I think the sudden movement to give it to boys is nothing more than a marketing ploy.
Quoting tharealty2:

why not protect your boys against it as well?

Quoting moneysaver6:

I wouldn't give any child of mine Gardasil.  Even if we did feel it necessary to give to our girls, we wouldn't our boys.


I stand corrected - looked it up and you are right.   

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