Gardasil HPV vaccine side-effects

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    Aug 05, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    Hey guys.

    I had a physical today and my Dr. recommended I get the HPV vaccine (Gardasil). He didn't explain to me any side-effects in getting the vaccine, but rather the benefits. He did ask if I had any allergies, to which I replied "no."

    I received the first of three shots and now I have a horrible headache. I started doing a little research into the side-effects of Gardasil and, in some instances, it can lead to severe reactions. Further research indicated that Gardasil contains a type of aluminum sulfate which can cause severe allergic reactions... it's now that I remember that I do have a (mild) reaction to antiperspirant, due to the ingredient aluminum zirconium.

    To be honest, I'M FREAKING OUT.

    There are a number of reports that indicate that the vaccine led to patients having severe allergic reactions, lack of motor control, seizures, and even death. Most, however, only indicate the patients as female.

    So, the question... has anyone received the Gardasil vaccine (either one or all three doses)? If so, did you have any side-effects from the medicine? Also, did anyone end up having any long-term (severe or benign) side-effects?

    I'm curious to hear what the community has to say, especially since this vaccine is becoming more popular amongst gay/bisexual men.

    Cheers.

    S-
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    Aug 05, 2014 11:17 PM GMT
    scorcoran89 saidHey guys.

    I had a physical today and my Dr. recommended I get the HPV vaccine (Gardasil). He didn't explain to me any side-effects in getting the vaccine, but rather the benefits. He did ask if I had any allergies, to which I replied "no."

    I received the first of three shots and now I have a horrible headache. I started doing a little research into the side-effects of Gardasil and, in some instances, it can lead to severe reactions. Further research indicated that Gardasil contains a type of aluminum sulfate which can cause severe allergic reactions... it's now that I remember that I do have a (mild) reaction to antiperspirant, due to the ingredient aluminum zirconium.

    To be honest, I'M FREAKING OUT.

    There are a number of reports that indicate that the vaccine led to patients having severe allergic reactions, lack of motor control, seizures, and even death. Most, however, only indicate the patients as female.

    So, the question... has anyone received the Gardasil vaccine (either one or all three doses)? If so, did you have any side-effects from the medicine? Also, did anyone end up having any long-term (severe or benign) side-effects?

    I'm curious to hear what the community has to say, especially since this vaccine is becoming more popular amongst gay/bisexual men.

    Cheers.

    S-


    call your doctor.

    and try not to freak out icon_smile.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Aug 05, 2014 11:24 PM GMT
    ^ Agree. If you think you're having an allergic reaction, stay calm and go to the ER or call 911. Reactions to vaccines are extremely rare. I had the Gardasil vaccine and had no reaction.
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    Aug 06, 2014 1:33 AM GMT
    OP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

    Next, your doctor is going to tell you to get on Prep. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 06, 2014 2:38 AM GMT
    http://www.gardasil.com/
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    Aug 06, 2014 2:49 AM GMT
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

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    The current vaccine prevents 4 stains of the virus - which causes cancer in some men - of the penis and anus. HPV also causes anal warts. You have to be below a certain age (26?) to get the vaccine. I would rather have side effects of a vaccination than cancer.
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    Aug 06, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

    Next, your doctor is going to tell you to get on Prep. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Gardasil is recommended for young adults to protect them from exposure to viruses from future sexual contact, so unless the OP is considering staying sexually inactive forever, the vaccine can have an enormous benefit.
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:00 AM GMT
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

    Next, your doctor is going to tell you to get on Prep. icon_rolleyes.gif


    What on Earth?
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    Aug 06, 2014 3:10 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

    Next, your doctor is going to tell you to get on Prep. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I am very cautious when it comes to getting vaccines - many times I simply refuse. You should be cautious too.

    On a related note: I hear that an Ebola vaccine is being rushed through the development and testing process right now. Anyone here willing to get an Ebola vaccination?



    Uh huh. What vaccines are you referring to that you refuse?
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    Aug 06, 2014 6:51 PM GMT
    the side-effects are generally dependant on the person, i had none when i got it but my friend had similar experience to you. its most likely the ingredients in the shot that you are allergic to.
  • ai82

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    Aug 06, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
    Take a ibuprofen or tylenol if you're not allergic. Side effects are funky. Most of them are common ailments so its hard to differentiate between a true side effect and something that would have happened anyway. Don't stress out too much though. Hope you fell better.
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    Aug 07, 2014 2:25 AM GMT
    I am looking to get vaccinated w Gardasil please provide some insight if you know anything.
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    Aug 07, 2014 2:52 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

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    The current vaccine prevents 4 stains of the virus - which causes cancer in some men - of the penis and anus. HPV also causes anal warts. You have to be below a certain age (26?) to get the vaccine. I would rather have side effects of a vaccination than cancer.

    OP is 24. Should he still go for the vaccination?
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    Aug 07, 2014 6:42 AM GMT
    I would if I were 24.
  • pharmstudent

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    Aug 07, 2014 8:13 AM GMT
    The idea behind the 26 age limit is because by that age the guy probably has the virus. So if you're 26 or older you can still get the vaccine but I'm not sure if insurance can cover it.

    Almost all vaccines have an aluminum product so don't freak out. The symptom you encounter is not from the inactive ingredients. Most probably from the viral protein or RNA triggered by your immune system.

    So if you're symptoms worsen after 24hr see your doc.
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    Aug 07, 2014 12:15 PM GMT
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    HikerSkier said
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

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    The current vaccine prevents 4 stains of the virus - which causes cancer in some men - of the penis and anus. HPV also causes anal warts. You have to be below a certain age (26?) to get the vaccine. I would rather have side effects of a vaccination than cancer.

    OP is 24. Should he still go for the vaccination?


    I got the vaccine when I was 25.
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    Aug 07, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said... cautious when it comes to getting vaccines - many times I simply refuse. You should be cautious too ... I hear that an Ebola vaccine is being rushed through the development and testing process right now. Anyone here willing to get an Ebola vaccination


    hpv is not ebola, consider your life profile and stay on top of matching medical treatments, vaccinations.

    get the vaccination if your <26years old
    because really low chance of an allergic reaction like 0.2%


    to answer the OP:
    the bigger question is to continue the vaccination series. with a 0.2% probability (1 person in 2000 patients) you could have gotten a reaction or flue to something else just as easy. Is the reaction low? think this against if your sexually active you might derive some goodness out of this.



    reference:
    http://www.rxlist.com/gardasil-side-effects-drug-center.htm
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    Aug 07, 2014 8:27 PM GMT
    Bunjamon said^ Agree. If you think you're having an allergic reaction, stay calm and go to the ER or call 911. Reactions to vaccines are extremely rare. I had the Gardasil vaccine and had no reaction.


    Good advice for most, but perhaps not here in New Mexico where unless one is obviously dying, an emergency room wait would typically be a few hours.
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    Aug 07, 2014 11:22 PM GMT
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    HikerSkier said
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

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    The current vaccine prevents 4 stains of the virus - which causes cancer in some men - of the penis and anus. HPV also causes anal warts. You have to be below a certain age (26?) to get the vaccine. I would rather have side effects of a vaccination than cancer.

    OP is 24. Should he still go for the vaccination?


    You missed the most common HPV related cancers--Oral cancer of the throat and mouth.
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    Aug 07, 2014 11:25 PM GMT
    You should prob go to a fucking doctor, OP. duh.
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    Aug 08, 2014 12:00 AM GMT
    What is it with kids today? Why in the hell are you jumping in the deep end of the risk pool?

    HPV vaccines, PrEP ... this shit leads to behavior I've not seen since the pre-HIV days. PrEP is intended to be used in conjunction with condoms!

    BTW, a good (young) friend of mine who was on PrEP just found out that he's positive. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it. You know the new strains of HIV capable of circumventing PrEP will kill people faster than the most virulent strains of Christmas past.

    I'd like to thank Grindr, Scruff, et al for raising the current generation of idiots. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 08, 2014 12:03 AM GMT
    I need this vaccine too but I'm skeptical about vaccines. icon_neutral.gif

  • Aug 08, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    I have health insurance through my employer and just turned 29. I was able to get the Gradasil vaccine, fully covered by my insurance except for a $20 copay the first time. My PCP , had to talk with my insurance provider since I am a few years off tge age cut-off. I work in a lab with blood products so I thought why not get it eve though the probability is that I have one of those viruses already, but just in case get it anyways.

    As for side effects, do a google search and see what other people have reported. I just had the standard soreness in the injection site that lasted maybe 2 hours and nothing more. I'm sure it varies case by case. Just do your research and talk to your doctor.

    If you don't have insurance, it will cost $400 per injection, series of 3 like Hep B vaccine. That's what I was told.
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    Aug 09, 2014 11:11 PM GMT
    xrichx saidOP, are you sexually active? If not, tell your doctor to fuck off. It's sad to see doctors be pushers for the big pharma these days.

    Next, your doctor is going to tell you to get on Prep. icon_rolleyes.gif


    I believe he said his doctor RECOMMENDED he consider Gardisil, not TOLD him to. To suggest that this guy's doc is a "pusher for big pharma" is pretty much of a stretch.

    Gardisil is a vaccine against the 4 most carcinogenic subtypes of the HPV virus, a sexually transmitted virus that condoms do little to protect you from. These subtypes can result in cervical/vulvar/anal cancer in women (Farah Fawcett) and anal/penile cancers in men....regardless of orientation.

    A vaccine that prevents a cancer, yeah it sounds like your doctor was only interested in big pharma. Any side effects are extremely rare and usually resolve without intervention. In even rarer cases they can however be serious.

    I hear you can die in a commercial plane crash, are you going to stop flying? To those who are wary of vaccines in general, you are totally free to make your own healthcare decisions....and in the process, to prove natural selection!
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    Aug 10, 2014 2:16 AM GMT
    credo saidWhat is it with kids today? Why in the hell are you jumping in the deep end of the risk pool?

    HPV vaccines, PrEP ... this shit leads to behavior I've not seen since the pre-HIV days. PrEP is intended to be used in conjunction with condoms!

    BTW, a good (young) friend of mine who was on PrEP just found out that he's positive. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it. You know the new strains of HIV capable of circumventing PrEP will kill people faster than the most virulent strains of Christmas past.

    I'd like to thank Grindr, Scruff, et al for raising the current generation of idiots. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I've been seeing more profiles where guys say bareback sex is 100% safe when you're on Prep. Seriously, wtf.