June 27, 2015
By Simona from Rome, Italy
Gardasil in Italy
My daughter Chiara is 13 years old. She was an athlete with a history of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with elevated levels of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies. We discovered it much before receiving HPV vaccine.
I can tell you that she was a good athlete. Hashimoto’s did not stop her from participating in the World Championship Karate in Caorle twice. In 2010, she won the brown belt. Chiara’s other hobbies included painting, singing and practicing sports. That was before Gardasil.
Chiara’s story after Gardasil is as follows:
She received the first injection of the HPV vaccine Gardasil in March 2013. It was about ten days before her menstrual cycle. Afterward, she was sick for three days showing nausea, headache, stomach-ache and faint.
In April 2013 she was again sick for five days but the doctor said that could be just a strong menstrual syndrome.
In May 2013 she received the second shot and she was sick again for seven days.
During June 2013 she stayed sick for ten days.