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Girl falls asleep 30 times a day since taking the flu vaccine

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Girl falls asleep 30 times a day since taking the flu vaccine

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/girl-falls-asleep-30-times-a-day-since-taking-the-flu-vaccine/story-fneuzlbd-1226795686219

IT WAS supposed to be a simple vaccine against swine flu, but since she had it, Chloe Glasson's life has been like a bad dream.

Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

Now, without warning, she falls asleep up to 30 times a day wherever she is.

Naturally, this has made her life at school challenging, as she often drops off in class. But it is also potentially dangerous.

Chloe recently went missing for two hours after going into a "dreamlike autopilot" state while making a short journey to her grandmother's house. She eventually found her own way home safely, but not before her terrified family had contacted police, amid fears of what might have happened to her.

Now she is hoping a pioneering treatment will help her to establish a more normal sleeping pattern. She is to receive the specialist drug sodium oxybate - at a cost of $23,000 a year - at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

"I am putting a lot of faith in the treatment," Chloe told The Daily Mail.

"While the tablets won't cure me, they may offer the chance of a more normal life."

Vaccinated with Pandemrix in November 2009 during a flu pandemic, she is one of at least 100 people estimated to have developed narcolepsy afterwards.

Studies have found a tenfold increase in the risk of developing the disorder after the jab.

Chloe's mother Rebecca, said that her daughter's life "has been devastated after we followed government advice to have her immunised against the threat of swine flu.

"She has gone from being a bright, outgoing girl to one who cannot go out on her own.

"She doesn't doze for more than a couple of hours at a time, but she can have disturbing dreams.

"We desperately hope this new treatment will help."

The UK Government revealed in September that it would pay damages to some of those who developed problems after being given the Pandemrix vaccine before August 31, 2010.

Chloe's family hope she will receive the maximum compensation of $220,000.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency dropped the vaccine from its flu campaign in 2011.

Matt O'Neill, of the charity Narcolepsy UK, said they believe that "more than 100 people have developed narcolepsy because of the swine flu vaccine."

He added that families affected would meet to discuss the issue at the charity's conference in Birmingham this month.

GlaxoSmithKline, which makes Pandemrix, said: "Patient safety is our number one priority and we are researching how narcolepsy is triggered and how this vaccine might have interacted with other risk factors in affected individuals. We hope ongoing research efforts will enable us to provide more answers."

Narcolepsy is typically caused by the loss of neurons that produce a hormone that keeps people awake.

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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.
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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM

it happened  over europe...look it up, swine flu vax and narcolepsy.. the adjuvant used  caused narcolepsy in a lot of kids

Quoting Roxygurl: Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:11 AM

even the CDC acknowlegded what happened over there

CDC statement on narcolepsy following Pandemrix influenza vaccination in Europe

An increased risk of narcolepsyExternal Web Site Icon was found following vaccination with Pandemrix, a monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine that was used in several European countries during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. This risk was initially found in Finland, and then some other European countries also detected an association. Most recently, scientists at the United Kingdom’s (UK) Health Protection Agency (HPA) have found evidence of an association between Pandemrix and narcolepsy in children in England. The findings are consistent with studies from Finland and other countries.

Pandemrix is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in Europe and was specifically produced for pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza. It was not used before 2009, and has not been used since the influenza pandemic season (2009-2010). It contains an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant called ASO3. Adjuvants are substances added to a vaccine to increase the body's immune response to that vaccine.

Pandemrix was not licensed for use in the United States. In fact, no adjuvanted influenza vaccines are licensed in the United States, and no adjuvanted influenza vaccines were used in the United States during the influenza pandemic or in any other influenza season.

In response to the events in Europe, CDC reviewed data from the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)External Web Site Icon and the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) and to date have found no indication of any association between U.S.-licensed H1N1 or seasonal influenza vaccine and narcolepsy.

CDC is currently sponsoring an international study on the associations between adjuvanted monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines and narcolepsy. That study is expected to be completed in 2014.

CDC recommends influenza vaccination as the best way to protect from influenza disease and its complications. CDC recommendations for influenza vaccine during the 2012-2013 season can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6132a3.htm.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Scientific articles on this subject can be found at:

Quoting Roxygurl: Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.

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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.


Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:12 AM
I will look it up but how can you blame a shot when symptoms didn't appear until 4 months later?

To me it seems reaching, wouldn't symptoms start showing up a heck of a lot sooner?


Quoting Anonymous:

it happened  over europe...look it up, swine flu vax and narcolepsy.. the adjuvant used  caused narcolepsy in a lot of kids

Quoting Roxygurl: Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.



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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.


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Roxygurl
by Emerald Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM
Again I ask if it was the vaccine why didn't the symptoms show sooner? 4 months later seems like a long time to be blaming a vaccine.

Quoting Anonymous:

even the CDC acknowlegded what happened over there

CDC statement on narcolepsy following Pandemrix influenza vaccination in Europe

An increased risk of narcolepsyExternal Web Site Icon was found following vaccination with Pandemrix, a monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine that was used in several European countries during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. This risk was initially found in Finland, and then some other European countries also detected an association. Most recently, scientists at the United Kingdom’s (UK) Health Protection Agency (HPA) have found evidence of an association between Pandemrix and narcolepsy in children in England. The findings are consistent with studies from Finland and other countries.

Pandemrix is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in Europe and was specifically produced for pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza. It was not used before 2009, and has not been used since the influenza pandemic season (2009-2010). It contains an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant called ASO3. Adjuvants are substances added to a vaccine to increase the body's immune response to that vaccine.

Pandemrix was not licensed for use in the United States. In fact, no adjuvanted influenza vaccines are licensed in the United States, and no adjuvanted influenza vaccines were used in the United States during the influenza pandemic or in any other influenza season.

In response to the events in Europe, CDC reviewed data from the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)External Web Site Icon and the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) and to date have found no indication of any association between U.S.-licensed H1N1 or seasonal influenza vaccine and narcolepsy.

CDC is currently sponsoring an international study on the associations between adjuvanted monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines and narcolepsy. That study is expected to be completed in 2014.

CDC recommends influenza vaccination as the best way to protect from influenza disease and its complications. CDC recommendations for influenza vaccine during the 2012-2013 season can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6132a3.htm.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Scientific articles on this subject can be found at:

Quoting Roxygurl: Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.



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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.


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by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:17 AM

i'm guessing because everyone's body is different, just like the cases of narcolepsy are different for everyone of those kids who got it, from what i'm reading.  This one falls asleep 30times a day, while another child sleeps 20hrs a day...

Quoting Roxygurl: Again I ask if it was the vaccine why didn't the symptoms show sooner? 4 months later seems like a long time to be blaming a vaccine.

Quoting Anonymous:

even the CDC acknowlegded what happened over there

CDC statement on narcolepsy following Pandemrix influenza vaccination in Europe

An increased risk of narcolepsyExternal Web Site Icon was found following vaccination with Pandemrix, a monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine that was used in several European countries during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by the brain’s inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. This risk was initially found in Finland, and then some other European countries also detected an association. Most recently, scientists at the United Kingdom’s (UK) Health Protection Agency (HPA) have found evidence of an association between Pandemrix and narcolepsy in children in England. The findings are consistent with studies from Finland and other countries.

Pandemrix is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in Europe and was specifically produced for pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza. It was not used before 2009, and has not been used since the influenza pandemic season (2009-2010). It contains an oil-in-water emulsion adjuvant called ASO3. Adjuvants are substances added to a vaccine to increase the body's immune response to that vaccine.

Pandemrix was not licensed for use in the United States. In fact, no adjuvanted influenza vaccines are licensed in the United States, and no adjuvanted influenza vaccines were used in the United States during the influenza pandemic or in any other influenza season.

In response to the events in Europe, CDC reviewed data from the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)External Web Site Icon and the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) and to date have found no indication of any association between U.S.-licensed H1N1 or seasonal influenza vaccine and narcolepsy.

CDC is currently sponsoring an international study on the associations between adjuvanted monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccines and narcolepsy. That study is expected to be completed in 2014.

CDC recommends influenza vaccination as the best way to protect from influenza disease and its complications. CDC recommendations for influenza vaccine during the 2012-2013 season can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6132a3.htm.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Scientific articles on this subject can be found at:



Quoting Roxygurl: Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.



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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.



conweis
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Depending on the the disorder no. On the other hand it might not have became apparent until a few months later. The symptoms could have gradually increased.

Quoting Roxygurl: I will look it up but how can you blame a shot when symptoms didn't appear until 4 months later?

To me it seems reaching, wouldn't symptoms start showing up a heck of a lot sooner?


Quoting Anonymous:

it happened  over europe...look it up, swine flu vax and narcolepsy.. the adjuvant used  caused narcolepsy in a lot of kids

Quoting Roxygurl: Just four months after being given the Pandemrix injection, the 15-year-old schoolgirl developed the sleeping disorder narcolepsy.



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I think it would be hard to blame the flu vaccine if the symptoms didn't show up until four months AFTER she had the shot. Sounds like someone is looking for a scape goat.



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