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By TLB Contributor & Talk Show Host: Leslie Carol Botha
Britt Fiste, her mother Roxie and Cynthia Janak and I have been friends for years – a circle of women who I respect and admire. What brought us together? The HPV vaccine, Gardasil. Britt was injured as a teenager, – and we followed her – and supported Roxie while she cared for her daughter – and we developed a life-long bond.
The following is an excerpt from Roxie’s story about Britt’s experience with a vaccine that nearly killed her. (Excerpt is re-printed with permission from the
author ). The second photo of Britt was taken recently – a far cry from the many photos of her as a very sick, bed-ridden young woman.
“Imagine for a moment having an outgoing, vibrant daughter, just turned 21 years old – her whole life ahead of her. She’s a bright, outgoing, athletic, college student, kind and compassionate. She has hopes and dreams just waiting to be fulfilled. No parent could ask for more. All parental bias aside, this was our daughter, Brittney, before Gardasil.
When Brittney received her first Gardasil injection in June of 2007, she was told that the only real risk involved was the possibility of her having a small seizure shortly after the shot was administered. She did not react within the 15-minute window, during which the medical staff monitored her. She thought she had nothing to worry about. She admitted later, after she took the first dose, that the doctor had told her she could get the HPV viruses that cause cervical cancer through a lab accident at college, (where her blood might mingle with someone infected). She had been in a lab accident just a few months previous, so the fear of being infected was immense.
When she passed out the next morning on our family room floor, she got up wondering what had happened. Britt chalked it up to the possibility of being dehydrated. She had been quite active for several months. Several years before she had fainted from dehydration, so she didn’t think much of it. She was so unconcerned she didn’t even mention the incident until over a week later. By this point, she had experienced two other unusual episodes.
The next incident occurred nine days after her HPV vaccine injection. She had what we now know was a partial seizure. Three days later, her legs gave out while she was at a water park. Hammering pain spread up and down her legs for 15 minutes, then disappeared. As a parent, I was beginning to think the incidents were related, but was not sure how they were connected.
Britt is a fighter. She never backed down from anything, but charged head-on until she accomplished her goals. The nagging leg pain and the strange episodes of blacking out were just one more challenge to conquer. She pushed through summer determined nothing would prevent her from achieving her goal to graduate college and pursue a dream of becoming a singer/dancer.
Sometime mid-July, our doctor reassured us that what Brittney was experiencing had nothing to do with Gardasil. We were relieved – at least we could relax on that score… “
At the time of this writing though, on Sunday, Feb 1, 2015, Britt is suffering from intense body pain due to the snow and cold in Ohio. Years, ago a storm like this would have sent Britt to bed – on this day though – she is at least up and around.
Eight years? And Gardasil efficacy has waned (5 years), and yet Britt is still struggling. Why?
I happened to hear from another mother this week, whose daughter also adversely injured from Gardasil, mentioned in my blog post from May of 2014, Britt Fiste – One Less Healthy Girl After Gardasil
In California – another young girl ended up in the hospital – her 86th time in the last two years since she was vaccinated with Gardasil – for constant vomiting. She was wearing a red arm band with the words ‘ALLERGIC TO GARDASIL’. Upon the advice of her doctors she had her gall bladder removed to ease the vomiting. A couple of days later she was back in the hospital again – for vomiting. Her hospital bills are way over the 1 million dollar mark.
This young woman is also still struggling, according to her mother. And there are many other girls who have fallen prey to the HPV vaccine. Why?
Enter Cynthia Janak.
A few weeks ago, I received a phone call from a mother in Florida whose two children (a college-aged son, and a high school senior, daughter who were both adversely injured by – Gardasil. The mother – and Goddess bless the mothers – we have been shamed and blamed – but damn our observations are always right… related her children’s injury to histamine.
After getting off the phone, with her, I decided to call Cynthia. When she and I first got into the Gardasil vaccine conversation, we picked a part the ingredients. And we always came back to L-Histidine – first time a vaccine ever contained this ingredient.
L-histidine is the chemical precursor to histamines, which play a central role in allergic reactions which are the body’s response to the presence of substances it perceives as alien and potentially dangerous.
What we discovered is that the hormone, estrogen actually stimulates histamine production. Of course, I had may concerns about further stimulation of the body’s allergic response with additional L- histidine in the vaccine – combined with vaccinating girls at menarche – the time of first menstruation – when girls are experiencing irregular or anovulatory menstrual cycles – meaning, in this case; they are already producing more estrogen than progesterone until they develop their own endocrine/menstrual rhythm – and that is stimulating more histamine.
Then their is the challenge/re-challenge of a three vaccine series…. and well, we know the results. Neuro-endocrine and immune system damage.
But that is not the issue at hand here. Why aren’t these girls getting better?
Why is the vaccine disabling them after all these years?
Well, after Cynthia spoke with the mother in Florida, she decided to re-examine the histamine issue.
Gardasil Girls Give the Silent Faces of Autism a Voice
This above is a phrase that Cynthia came up with and we used together for a radio show series where she was my co-host. Someday, I am going to have to go through and pull out all of those initial shows that we did in 2006 – 2009.
The phrase was intended to illustrate that many of the symptoms of Gardasil post-vaccination injury girls experienced – were similar to what children on the Autism Spectrum were experiencing. And because, the only reaction infants, and children could articulate was crying and screaming, the injured girls could give a voice to their feelings of discomfort.
And they did. And they have – they took to social media and let the world know what happened to them post-vaccination – and they managed to keep the vaccine uptake in this country at a minimum – no matter how hard the government tries to blame and shame the girls and their families for not finishing the three-shot series. (Hmm… – sound familiar? The same thing is going on now with the flu and measles blame the parents game – with threats of suing parents of unvaccinated children and barring them from public places.)
We do know that there are many injured children, adolescents and adults who have suffered vaccine injury and who continue to struggle with health and relapse issues. Is it possible that Cynthia Janak has found the culprit behind vaccine damage and the reason why so many continue to falter?
The very sad thing is that the research she uses in her paper dates all the way back to the discovery of histamine intolerance to 1910. She also cites multitudes of other studies on histamine intolerance and health issues dating up to 10 years before Gardasil came on the market.
Since we cannot sue our government and/or pharmaceutical companies for vaccine injury, perhaps we can sue them for malfeasance?
Oh, gee, that is what Brian Hooker, PhD is working on with the MMR vaccine and the government not disclosing its knowledge that the vaccine has been linked to autism.
Author: Leslie Carol Botha is an Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women’s hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of “Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle.” Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.
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