Should I get the HPV vaccine after being diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome?

by Rachel on May 16, 2011

I am debating weather or not to get the vaccine. I was diagnosed with GBS in august 2008. I am 16. What do you think?

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SandraLAVixen May 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm

If you actually have GBS, it means you have already suffered some damage already.

You need to be in a sterile environment for the rest of your life if you have GBS, any further triggering of your immune system can cause it to mistakenly attack your nervous system.

Lisa May 16, 2011 at 7:30 pm

GBS is listed in the HPV vaccine package insert as one of the reported adverse reactions to the vaccine.

Whether you get the vaccine or not, you’ll still need to get pap smears every one, two, or three years depending on your age and situation. That will catch any precancerous changes before any harm can be done.

Rhianna does Medicine Year 1 May 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Past history of GBS is not necessarily a contraindication for this vaccine or any vaccine. However, this is something you need to discuss with your Doctor. The vaccine is certainly very beneficial.

Weise Ente May 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm

GBS was not reported in the actual studies of the HPV vaccine. It is not a contraindication.

It is only mentioned in the postmarketing experience, which has this disclaimer: “The following adverse events have been spontaneously reported during post-approval use of GARDASIL. Because these events were reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not possible to reliably estimate their frequency or to establish a causal relationship to vaccine exposure.”

In other words, there’s actually no evidence linking it to the HPV vaccine. Antivaxxers lie.

Captain Feathersword May 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Researchers looked at records on 9,658 girls and young women in Maryland between the ages of 9 and 26, and found that just 27.3 percent started the three-shot Gardasil process between 2006 and 2010, according to the study presented at a recent meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research.

And just 30.7 percent of them followed through with all three doses.

But can you blame them? The shots offer only limited protection from some of the strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer… and thousands of girls who’ve gotten it have suffered from serious and even permanent nerve damage and other side effects.

And dozens have died after getting vaccinated.

The Centers for Disease Control has reported that 32 girls died after receiving Gardasil, the so-called cervical cancer vaccine. Eleven of these deaths occurred less than a week after the girls received the shot. Seven occurred in less than two days.

Serious Vaccine Reactions to Now Be Called ‘Coincidence’?

Dutch Study which clearly shows that un-vaccinated kids are healthier than their vaccinated peers.

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