H1N1 Vaccine Side Effects – Canadians, Please Report Here!

H1N1 ShotsDear Fellow Canadians,

Since the GSK H1N1 vaccine was rolled out in late October 2009, many people are reporting adverse side-effects from the shot. These reports are not being publicized, largely because there doesn’t seem to be anyone collecting them.

Therefore, we decided to collect some data of our own, and created this page to find out what sort of damages are really being done by the flu shot. You are invited to participate, and help others decide for themselves whether or not to accept a flu shot.

If you have experienced any adverse reactions or “side effects” with the vaccine, please share your personal stories with us and other Canadians, IF they are “first hand” (personal), or “second hand” (provided that you are close to the person affected, were a witness, and can vouch for the authenticity).

Anything that is “third hand” (rumors) should NOT be included, UNLESS it is something you are actively checking into, to verify it.

If you find media reports, you may post excerpts with the pertinent details, so long as you also include a link to the report (assuming it is posted on line). If it is from a source without a web presence, such as a local paper, be sure to include full details (Title, date, city, etc).


Simply use the reply field below. You do NOT need to include your full name (or real name) if you choose not to, BUT you must include a real e-mail address in case we need to get back to you for any more details.


Please be sure to to include as much detail as possible, such as where (city or at least your home province) and when the vaccination was administered, and whether it was the regular GSK Arepanrix H1N1 vaccination (adjuvanted), or the version they are offering to pregnant women (non-adjuvanted “Panrix”), and what you experienced.

Please supply your gender, approximate age, and general health condition prior to vaccination, as well as a description of symptoms you experienced, and for how long. A list of side effects you might expect, from the package insert of Arepanrix (adjuvanted) vaccine, is below, to help you assess whether or not your symptoms are likely associated with your vaccination.


Your report will not appear immediately as comments are moderated. We check several times per day for new comments. Please be patient.

If we receive sufficient responses, we will publish articles on this occasionally based upon the reports and data we receive.

Thanks in advance for your help with this project!

(According to package insert, “Arepanrix”)
As with all medicines, AREPANRIX™ H1N1 can cause side effects. The very common and common side effects are usually mild and should only last a day or two.

Very common (may occur with more than 1 in 10 doses):

• Pain at the injection site
• Headache
• Fatigue
• Redness or swelling at the injection site
• Shivering
• Sweating
• Aching muscles, joint pain

Common (may occur with up to 1 in 10 doses):

• Reactions at the injection site such as bruising, itching and warmth
• Fever
• Swollen lympth nodes
• Feeling sick, diarrhea

Uncommon (may occur with up to 1 in 100 doses):
• Dizziness
• Generally feeling unwell
• Unusual weakness
• Vomiting, stomach pain, uncomfortable feeling in the stomach or belching after eating
• Inability to sleep
• Tingling or numbness of the hands or feet
• Shortness of breath
• Pain in the chest
• Itching, rash
• Pain in the back or neck, stiffness in the muscles, muscle spasms, pain in extremity such as leg or hand

Rare (may occur with up to 1 in 1000 doses):

• Allergic reactions leading to a dangerous decrease of blood pressure, which, if untreated, may lead to shock. Doctors are aware of this possibility and have emergency treatment available for use in such cases
• Fits
• Severe stabbing or throbbing pain along one or more nerves
• Low blood platelet count which can result in bleeding or bruising

Very Rare (may occur with up to 1 in 10,000 doses):

• Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels which can cause skin rashes, joint pain and kidney problems)
• Neurological disorders such as encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the central nervous system), neuritis (inflammation of nerves) and a type of paralysis known as Guillain-Barré Syndrome. If any of these side effects occur, please tell your doctor or nurse immediately. If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please
tell your doctor.

Serious Warnings and Precautions

Advise your doctor or nurse immediately if you
experience these reactions shortly after receiving
your injection:

• body rash
• tightness in the throat
• shortness of breath

771 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Wayne on November 9, 2009 at 1:26 am

    I will start this off. This is not “firsthand” info, but I think it is worth noting.

    I received this on 11/08/09 at about 10 PM PST) from a friend, a young lady who is in hospital in or near Toronto area. She is pregnant but she is NOT in the hospital due to the flu. She is unable to post this herself right now.

    ” i heard some of the nurses and staff talking today about kids who have gotten the h1n1 shot….i think a boy under or just 2 died from the shot (I will ask around for confirmation), and a lot of kids have gotten really sick from the shot, some kids have gotten swine flu from the shot. i talked to 4 people today that got the shot and got really super sick. i’ve been here since thursday…i went to my OB’s clinic and they are giving out shots to pregnant women in the clinic, and the place was packed. they have tried to vax me 3 times but i have refused!”

    (Name and location withheld here but we do have it)


    • Posted by Diane on December 22, 2009 at 12:36 pm

      Hi all…I had the H1N1 vacine and seasonal flu shot on December 8th. On December 11th, I started to get a headache which turned into a severe, nauseating, almost debilitating migraine that that has lasted since then.

      It didn’t occur to me until last night when I was trying to think of what could trigger such horrible headaches, but I could think of nothing…except the H1N1 flu shot. The headaches were so bad that my doctor sent me for a CAT Scan (no results yet as my doctor is away until January 4th). My vision has been affected, extreme sensitivity to light and noise. I’ve had have the lights dimmed in my office and put a glare screen on my computer just to be able to work.

      I’ve been “living” on Advil and even took Tylenol with codeine last night just to be able to function. Today seemed like a good day until a few hours ago…

      I have no basis to prove it was the flu shot, but that is absolutely the only “new” thing in my life. I’ve identified with similar posts here.

      I regret taking the H1N1 shot. I’m 53, female, and in excellent physical health…except these headaches. I can only hope they go away soon! ):

      If the CAT Scan shows anything different, I’ll let folks know – but I really believe it was the shot after reading posts on this site.


      • Posted by steve on January 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

        Hi just noticed your post as im trying to inform myself why my wife who has never suffered from headaches is now almost immobilezed with severe migranes everyday she has been prescribed strong codine with no help her doctors says that these migranes can be trigged by a virus which besides the fact they started after her h1n1 VACCINE makes me conclude it was the vaccine that started them. My quest now is how to stop them

      • Posted by Kristie Tait on August 14, 2010 at 6:05 am

        Hi Diane & steve too,

        my little boy who is 6 has suffered severe headaches since that vaccine as well. He also suffered numbness in his hands and feet and episodes of violet vomiting ect. We are trying to find justice for so many who are suffering the same host of symptoms since the shot. We have been on the news twice and have contacted Health officials but everyone keeps passing the buck about who we should report our concerns to. I am compiling information from others who are suffering. I am then going to contact the news teat who interviewed us & try to get coverage of all these stories. I am then going to make some sort of petition or letter detailing all the stories and send it to the health officials who responded to me saying he has heard of no other adverse effects from the vaccine. If you guys would like to participate please send me an email
        kristiebarrett @ hotmaiil.com

        Please title the email H1N1 vaccine so I know its ok to open.

        kind regards,

      • Posted by Danielle on January 23, 2015 at 8:42 am

        This reply is for Steve. I have been going through chelation therapy for a couple months now. It is helping with my migraines/cluster headaches that have controlled my life since I was 6. I am 32 now. I would get 1 a week for 27 hours. I had to wait the pain out. Nothing would help. I would highly recommend getting your wives heavy metals tested through a hair follicle test. I am doing zeolite and DMSA twice a week. I have not had a full duration headache in over a month now. I am so angry that I suffered so long. Makes since that they followed my kindergarten vaccines. I wish I would have connected it sooner.

    • Posted by Eva Corbo on January 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      I received the vaccine in mid-November. Pain in my right arm began the next day but subsided within 48 hours. Immediately after that, I began to experience pain in my right pelvis area. That pain extended down the thigh, into the right knee and down my right shin. I am still having all of this pain and we are now into January. I am not sure which of the vaccines I received but if I have to, it’s easy enough for me to find out. I’m just now starting to get concerned with this because it’s affecting how comfortably I perform my job which includes carrying a large case and using the TTC multiple times throughout the day.


      • Dear Eva,
        I am sorry to hear about your situation.
        I have similar pain. This is my story:
        I received an adjuvated H1N1 vaccine in early October of 2009 in Saskatoon. I work in Public Health so I was expected to be vaccinated. That night I felt like I was 83 years old. I was so stiff and sore. I had never had any reaction to a flu shot before.
        Since October of 2009 I have had terrible pain in my IT band on the left side of my left leg and my left hip is often very sore. I limp daily. I went from walking the golf course with ease to a point where now 9 holes is crippling. I am also weaker, my lower back sometimes hurts, I am somewhat dizzy and the whole thing kind of changes. Sometimes it is my left thigh, then under the left knee, then down the left side of my shin. Driving or sitting for a long time also causes the pain to happen.
        I have been very active all of my life; this is not like me; I don’t get sick for very long.
        I have tried massage therapy, ultrasound, chiropractic care, needling, and lately traction. All of these treatments have had no significant impact on my pain. My Dr. has tried to figure out what it is with no luck. I have been examined and treated for priformis syndrome; no luck.
        I am getting very tired of this.
        If anyone has any ideas on how to feel better I sure would like to hear them.
        Thanks, Terry

      • Posted by Maria Murphy on December 21, 2010 at 9:33 am

        I had the adjuvanted vaccination in October and still have terrible muscle pain in my arm.I also got the worst flu ever a week after I got the shot.I am a 56 year old female with Asthma (which is controlled with medication) otherwise i am in good health.

      • Posted by BC Boy on March 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

        I also had the H1N1 and the regular seasonal flu shot on the same day. My symptoms showed up about a year later which includes: rash on the side of my neck; dried eyelid; sore knee & foot. At first I thought it was gout and have been taking Teva-Indomethacin, prescribed by my doctor. It helps reduce the swelling, but the joint pain seems to migrate from place to place. It took about 3 weeks to finally go away.

        I started doing a lot of research on the web because I remember people saying not to take the vaccine because it contains mercury & squalene. I also found out that WHO is a private corporation that is funded by Bigpharma, the Rockefellers and Bill Gates just to name a few.


        I am never taking another vaccine shot ever again and will take my chances with my own immune system.

    • Posted by wanda on January 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

      I got the shot on Dec 10th, and since Christmas time am experiencing dry eyes, dry lips and some tingling in feet and hand off and on…….anyone felt like this? Hope it goes away and does not result into a serious autoimmune disorder. I don’t want to think about it ..but can’t help it. Squalene is responsible for GWS.

      Is anyone monitoring the side effects after 2 weeks? That is when the Antibodies develop and potentially the autoimmune diseases symptoms kick in.
      Focus is on the immediate adverse reactions. Please someone, get the message out, there are greater risks after the two week period. The shot might develop antibodies that attack our body instead of protecting us.

      Why is the government allowing this vaccination program to carry on. The Adjuvant -SQUALENE is the killer.


      • Posted by Diane on March 19, 2010 at 8:23 am

        Yes I experienced the tingl,ing of the feet. I had the H1N1 shot in late November. December of course was busy and I had no time to notice anything different BUT the first week of January I suddenly became ill with what I thought was a flu. Everything ached, I was listless, could hold my head up for a few minutes is all, could not even lift my feet to walk (just shuffled forward). Well after 2 weeks and no improvement my husband called the doctor’s office and the nurse said go to Emergency. Being female (stubborn) I decided to hold out and surely I would feel better soon. Well at the end of the 3rd week I agreed to go to Emerg. The doctor took blood for testing and the result was that the meds I have taken for 45+ years which were steady in my blood in October before the regular flu shots and H1N1 shots in November suddenly spiked to a toxic level. I have had no other thought but that he H1N1 injection had something to do with the imbalance. My dilantin level had maintained at 63 (40-80 is therapeutic) and now was 105. With great hesitation I cut my dilantin dose in half and over a 4 week period I have maintained it now at 44 which is at the lower end of the therapeutic scale BUT I am afraid. I have not driven a car for 3 months as I just do not feel safe to do so. It certainly has changed my lifestyle.

        To summarize, if you have been taking any medication for a long period of time and have had the H1N1 injection do get your levels checked not just today but in a few weeks. I go every week now.

      • Posted by Julia on June 23, 2011 at 5:38 am


        I got the shot (which I don’t believe in shots because my son is autistic and I believe he is autistic because of vaccine induced (partly)). I was a very healthy 37 year up until my first shot since I was younger. I received my shot Nov 2009. Right after that I expereinced a living hell. I experienced sever pain in the bladder area (frequent urination up to 30 times a day), sever pain in the stomach. I have been pushed around from doctor to doctor….. The pain was so bad it was unbareable. I finally was refered to a gastro doctor where he performed a scope to see what was going on in my esophagus. He found gastritis, hiatal herna, gerds… I was in pain all the time, but still did not know about the frequent need to urinate and the sever pain in my pelvic area (i was put through hundreds of test going back and forth to numerous doctors , not knowning what was going on). FInally a year later I was diagnosed with IC, interstitial cystitis (very painful inflammation of the bladder walls) and IBS. Pain in most of my joints are now present. I am one NOT to complain but how dare I (I am one who stands against vaccines, do this to myself) do this to myself, but the craze to get this shot was epidemic. This is what happens when Media gets a hold of information; it exploits it and exacerbates the situation into a frenzy. To be honest I stayed strong throughout the crazy and finally gave in (which I normally don’t). I f only I listened to my gut, even when we were at the school were the shots were given I was desperately talking myself out of it.

        All this because of that bloody shot. I believe because of this shots my health will never be the same again and really am lost for words.

        Editor’s Note: Thanks.for your post Julia. Can you please confirm, however, that you received the H1N1 vaccine that was made in Canada by GSK, and where? Otherwise we will have to delete it.

      • Posted by Karen Rowland on June 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

        My name is Karen I work at an acute care hospital as an LPN. We are all pressured into getting our flu shots…I got my flu shot in November 2009 and the H1N1 at the same time. I felt unwell that evening and developed a cough and fatigue and a mirage of other symptoms. I coughed for months and months they tried antibiotic and a slue of inhaler medications. They finally took a X-ray and found abnormal area in my lungs. It took about a 1 year and a half for them to determine I have an auto immune disorder Sarcoidosis. I believe and have reported to the CDC that my disease was brought out by the H1N! shot. They have been unable to gain control of my disease which is slowly destroying my lungs. I am now on medication to suppress my immune system. I can no longer work in the job I love and have no social life due to the immune suppressing drugs.I have to be careful what I am exposed to. I believe the government and the Health industry need to come up with better screening methods before giving these vaccine’s to people. Sure it is a way smaller number of people effected by the side effects, but this has ruined my life. I have always been a socially active person who cared for other people. I am now forced to become isolated in my disease due to the H1N1.

    • Posted by ivan on January 17, 2010 at 11:13 pm

      I got the h1n1 vaccine shot in november 2009 and probably two or three weeks after that I got quite severe itchy scalp with some hives on the scalp as well. Since I am not allergic to anything, I am quite sure that it is one of the possible side effects. I am a senior 75 years old of good health…. (edited)

      [editor’s note: we cannot give you advice. please consult your doctor and check out the some of the links in the sidebar on the right side of the page – thanks]


      • Posted by Michelle Simpson on June 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm

        I have also had a severe itch following the vaccination. My scalp and eyelids especially. I am only 30, but I have been trying to figure out how this could have happened. After tracing my paths, I have discovered that this must be a reaction to the vaccine. I have never felt so awful. Please share your cure with me if possible.


      • Posted by Michelle Simpson on June 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

        Just an update… I contacted the attorney Sisiki (can not find spelling). I explained that I was a member on this discussion. After explaining my symptoms, the response was that there is no class action formed against this vaccine, but the attorney’s office would contact me again if that changes. So, for now it seems that we are stuck with our symptoms. Hopefully someone will step up to fight for us on this. I wish wellness for everyone.

      • Posted by minnie on August 12, 2010 at 2:31 pm

        have you had any luck with your symptoms (relief) yet….have you found out if the vaccine was directly related….
        I got my vaccine in Nov/09…the following complications are STILL here in Aug 2010
        Asking these questions because I too have the hives, rash on scalp, eyelids, ear lobes, behind the ears, groin area…..
        It appears as if there are two masses of skin folding or coming together is where my problem is (and in some cases, was).
        Now, today I have the rash confined to the neck up….thank God for that!
        Please let me know any end result you have.

    • Posted by Cathy on October 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      My husband recieved the shot on December 8, 2009, he was perfectly healthy at the time. On December 9, 2009, 12 hours later he was on his knees unable to breathe, pain in his chest and very much in distress. He wa taken to the local hospital where his bp dropped to 65/45 three times. He was then sent to a larger hospital by ambulance, the doctor who sent him told me that he thought his aoreta valve was ripping and make not make the drive. He did make it and was treated by a fantastic doctor, very lucky to get him. We were told that he was a very ill man. He was admitted to the hospital with fluid around the heart and fluid on the lungs. He has been tapped 4 times on the lungs and once on the heart. He now has constrictive pericarditis and is unable to work. They do not want to do the surgery as it has a very high mortality rate. He has had to have a cardiac catherization where he was told that the sac around his heart is attaching itself to the heart. He has been running to doctors since December 9th. He was healthy 12 hours earlier so it seems like quite a concindence for this to happen. He is unable to work and not sure when he will be able to return. He is having a hard time to breathe, eat and is now gathering fluid in various locations in the body at present it is in the abdomen. He now has gone from just a family doctor to having 4 specialists involved and constantly running for tests and being tapped. He has lost all his muscle tone and has lost over 25 pounds since August 2010. There was another person that had the shot the same night and a week later ended up in the hospital with a heart attack (or so they thought) and in kidney failure. There is something wrong with the shot and it needs to be investigated.


      • Posted by Jud on January 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        I too was diagnosed with accute constrictive pericarditis 3-4 weeks after getting the h1n1 vaccine. I had chest pain immediatly 3-4 days after getting the shot but the doctors here where I live couldn’t put a conclusive diagnosis on me until I went to an internist a few miles away in another town. There they confirmed that I had pericarditis. I was placed on high doses of prednesone for approx. 6 months. I have been off the prednesone since July 2010 but now starting to show symptoms again 1-3-2011. This was the most horrible health issue I have ever had. I otherwise had been a fairly healthy man until this vaccine. I will never get another flu shot ever again!!

    • Rec’d shot Nov. 2009. Within minutes was dizzy and sweating. Drove home and within an hour my neck was stiff and throat tight and I felt very weak. My age was 76; I am asthmatic and use two puffers.
      This year I definitely will not be taking the combined flu shot with H1N1 in it. Only one medical person has verbally supported my decision, after learning what happened. Something is very wrong here; not with the medical profession necessarily, but perhaps drug companies who make huge profits.

      I live in a small town in Ontario close to Toronto.


    • Posted by Cathy Z on May 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

      I am a 60 year old female who received the H1N1 vaccine on November 18,2009 in Hamilton, Ontario. Outside the soreness at the injection site, I felt fine until 3 days later when I came down with the flu. It knocked me out for a whole week. When those symptoms subsided, I was left feeling weak, had no appetite, dizziness, soreness in my legs and nauseated. I also fainted a couple of time after getting up. These symptoms lasted for about four weeks. My Christmas holidays were spoiled.

      In January 2010, I started getting up every day nauseated and nothing I took seemed to relieve the feeling. I did not vomit but would have dry heaves instead. My appetite, while improved, was still affected. During the next 4 months I came down with the flu 4 times (I did not receive the seasonal shot). My legs were extremely sore and there were time I thought I wouldnt be able make it from the living room to the bedroom. This feeling on unwellness continued. There would be times where I felt fine, but these times were few and far between.

      Most of the summer was quiet. Stillot feeling totally myself but at least functional. Because of my loss of appetite, I was not eating well and started to lose weight. Visits to my family doctor resulted in blood tests and prescriptions that did little to relieve by symptoms. The results from the blood tests were negative.

      In October 2010, I was again hit by the symptoms full force. I has no appetite. It would take me an hour to eat one saltine cracker. I would force down chicken broth and “BOOST” so that I would at least have something in me. I was very nauseated -no vomiting, just dry heaves. l went to my family doctor, literally dragged myself there and laid on his examination table. After going through my symptoms again, I recevied a shot of Demerol which kept my calm for the day. But all the symptoms came back the next day.
      I finally got an appointment for a CT scan and referred to two specialists. Both appointments were three months in advance. Between October 2010 and December 2010 I lost 25 pounds. The symptoms intensity subsided somewhat but still did not feel healthy.

      The specialists sent me for a battery of tests. Everything came back normal. None of the doctors could explain what was happening to me or why. My opinion that my problems started with the vaccine were all but dimissed. It was like they didn’t want to talk about it.
      Most of my days are semi normal, mornings are usually the worst but by the late afternoon I start feeling human again. I stillget nauseated and my legs are sore and my appetite has decreased again.

      My apologies for being so long winded, but this seems to be the first opportunity where I don’t feel alone in that others have been experiencing problems after receiving the vaccine. For the past year and a half, I have felt nauseated, lost my appetite and appreciation for cooking, weakness and soreness in my legs, fatigue,tingling in my hands and feet, belching and watery eyes. I don’t how much longer I’m going to feel this way. I believe the medical professionals want to sweep this whole H1N1 under the rug.

      Thank you for you time to read this. To all, take care as best you can.

      |Cathy Z.


    • Posted by cheryl on November 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm

      I had the H1N1 shot in November 2009. Started to feel a strange sensation in both sets of toes. At the time I didn’t associate it with the flu vaccine. It kind of came and went so I didn’t really do anything about it. In the past few months things have gotten worse. Sensation has spread up both legs to knees. It feels like I am wearing tight socks or elastic bands wrapped around feet and legs. Also get shooting pains in feet and legs. Worse at night when trying to sleep. Went to doc and have had nerve conduction tests yesterday (November 4/11). Doctor said I have sensory/motor polyneuropathy. Getting other blood tests done to see if they can find out the cause – I think it’s the vaccine. If nothing shows up in tests as to cause I will ask the doctor if it could be from H1N1 vaccines. Was healthy person prior to the vaccine.


    • I found this site & posted my 1st reply about an hour ago while searching for info about a possible class-action lawsuit for the H1N1 flu shot. I got the shot in Nov. 2010 in Windsor, Ontario. I was severely debilitated & off work for 7 months which created serious financial hardship ( S&A benefits barely kept me afloat ) My employer, despite paperwork from 7 different medical specialists continuously threatened to terminate my employment for excessive absenteeism. Now I’m worried because one of the drugs that’s been controlling most of my severe symptoms, ( Prednisone ) has been discontinued 4 months ago ( out of necessity since it has bad side effects if kept on it too long ) My lung / diaphragm spasms as well as the pain & loss of strength in my arms & legs is returning. My doctors offer no other treatment. If my symptoms progress to where I can’t work or function again, I’ll be financially ruined this time (I barely cover my bills on a full paycheque ) I’m a 58 yr. old female & I worry about ending up homeless in the street while this illness once again basically paralyses the muscles in my arms & legs & starts shutting down part of my lungs again. Anyone out there in the medical or legal community have any suggestions?


    • Posted by Lisa Hampton on June 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Received flu shot oct 25, 2013 nov 11, 2013 reacted to shot severe demyelination in brain, central nervous system and spinal cord. Encephalomyelitis and not a rapid acute onset of m.s. Neurologist said you can’t wake up one morning and have m.s. Been 8 months now with little change. Severely unbalanced. Worksafe unwilling to accept claim and has left it pending 8 months now. In b.c. hospitals shot is manditory for staff.


    • Posted by Maureen on March 22, 2015 at 5:39 am

      My daughter received this vacines at queen’s university as a student and has narcolepsy…she went through a sleep study when she did her post grad at queens and found out she had developed narcolepsy…most likely from the vaccination -a debilitating disease which she is living with- the meds give her severe migraines so she tries to manage as best she can-any help would be appreciated


  2. Posted by Wayne on November 9, 2009 at 3:17 am

    CTV News, Nov. 4th, 2009 – A Quebec woman died after she had received the H1N1 vaccination on Oct. 29th. Two days later, she came down with symptoms of the flu, then died. CTV, however, reports that she died of “complications resulting from the H1N1 virus.” It seems, however, that that is just an assumption.


  3. Posted by Barb on November 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Here in Red Deer 2 of our Co-workers have experienced large redness around the injection site- one has a large welt.This rashy redness is lasting days
    Another co-worker and her daughter got very sick just short of 1 day after being vaccinated.
    what are you seeing?

    All the information I have is heresay and second party info. I will share it with you anyway.

    A couple I know got the vaccine in Lacombe with their 1 year old daughter. They reported a woman having a reaction to the vaccine (immediate) in the line-up ahead of them, severe enough to have paramedics called.

    The other experience I’ve had has been on the Advocate posting forum – anonymous poster so absolutely not verifiable – but she reported a sore arm – burning sore – that needed several Tylenol. A day passed and she reported a severe headache, still sore arm and that she felt “awful”. She reported that she’d spent that entire day in bed.

    Sorry, both second-hand info. No one I know closely has gotten a shot.


    **** was at a TD bank today and one of the tellers told her that her friend’s 4 yr.old son is in hosp, paralyzed from the neck down, following his flu shot.

    The doctor reassured the mother he would recover in about 4 months !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rec’d an e-mail from a Chiro in Edm. who said his friend’s 5 yr old had a flu shot at kindergarten and started having seizures within seconds following.
    The rest of the children and teachers were so upset , traumatized watching him , that they all went home for the day. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.

    Just recd. a phone call that a nursing student here in RD was sent home from clinical practicum because she refused the flu shots.

    The nursing school said they signed a contract with AB Health Services. Who are these people? The Medical Mafia ??

    a fellow student of mine who works in a doctors office said they are reporting everything as H1N1 because it is too early in the year for the seasonal flu.


  4. Posted by Barb on November 11, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    This one in Alberta…

    So the call Aaron got Wed about the 18 yr. old Scott who had a stroke!!!! I
    talked to the girlfriends mom Kerrie who is our friend. He is still in a
    coma. They said it is bacterial, and brought in a specialist from the
    states. He is bleeding from his brain, and many internal organs. Last night
    Kerrie left me a message saying the doctors, and specialist have spoken with
    the parents and admitted it is due to the h1n1 vaccine!!!!!!!!!!!!! Audrey

    What a travesty!!
    How long after the shot before he stroked?


  5. Posted by Barb on November 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    More vaccine adverse reactions…and
    reactions to the virus itself.

    a friend of mine today shared that her daughters friend ( a teenager) had taken the vax, and that same day she was bathing and became instantly ill…
    she felt light headed to the point of passing out, couldn’t communicate, managed to get her house coat on, head spinning and got down stairs opened the front door so she could yell out for help because she didn’t know what was happening to her. she passed out at the door.

    and this from a friend…

    I am not getting the flu shot, not this one, not the regular one, but my son’s girlfriend did get the shot and has been sick for two weeks with , guess what? the flu from hell!

    On the other side of the coin, my neighbors daughter has a friend in Sundre, young guy, 24 ish, got sick and within two days was sent to a Calgary hospital. He did not get the shot.

    I as well have caught what ever virus it is that is floating around and cannot get over how extremely tired, achey and lifeless it leaves you feeling. The part I hated the most was the brain fog and depression. I am finding that many many people are reporting the tiredness and brain fog- inability to concentrate once their body is fighting this virus
    Another family member of mine who is also fighting this virus felt so heavy she was not able to pick herself up out of bed. And the extreme tiredness and lack of appetite.
    this virus seems to lay dormant for a few days, and just when you think you are over it, boom back comes the fever, headache and extreme tiredness again.

    what have they but in this bio- weapon??

    Again- I would rather get the virus and fight it off naturally than take the virus in the VAX shot along with everything else they ‘claim’ is in the shot and who knows what else!


  6. Posted by Laura J on November 12, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I got my h1n1 shot on November friday 6th, I really regret I did it, I have not feeling well since then, I am very concerned about my health!!! I started having pain at the injection site and after 2 days, headache, fatigue, shivering so bad, sweating and ache in my musles, and as a consequence… not going to work the whole week!!!. Is there going to be any kind of treatment after this very bad decision alot of people made??


    • Natural detoxifying substances include coriander, garlic and various others. For coriander, just make a tea, and add some green tea extract to it. Eat fresh garlic/daily.

      For more coriander info in regards to mercury detox: http://www.hbci.com/~wenonah/new/9steps.htm

      hope this helps,


      (EDITOR’S NOTE: CHF is not endorsing the above suggestion, nor any other natural remedies which others may have mentioned, or may mention. (We CANNOT give medical advice). There are numerous, qualified doctors (Who are not vaccine pushers, and who have been speaking out against vaccination) listed in the links section of this site who have written detailed detox protocols and we would refer you to them. We ask others to refrain from posting advice here, which is beyond our scope – please keep comments to reporting adverse reactions. People should also report to their own physician. (This page is only here so that the public can be informed of adverse reactions that others are having – thanks! )


    • Posted by Theresa Daniels on December 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm

      Laura, I live in Toronto and received the regular vaccine on Nov 17..the next day I awoke with headache, horrible muscle aches and spasms in my arms, back and legs…..It has been 3 weeks now and I still have the same problem….It is so bad in the evening I can barely walk….I went to Emergency and they said it was definitely from the H1N! shot…..I’m wondering if you still have the problem…..I’m so afraid it may never leave…..


      • Posted by CORA on January 5, 2010 at 5:05 am

        it was 8 weeks ago yesterday i got the h1n1 shot. i have not felt good since i got it.i have pain in my legs and hips all the time , by evening i can hardly walk. i went to my Dr see send me for x rays she said it was all muscles spas oms.i still don’t feel good it is not getting any better i don’t know what to do i know it is all from the shot.im so afraid it my never get better or my dr will never say it was the h1n1 shot..

    • Posted by tonya l. on December 11, 2009 at 2:30 pm



    • Posted by Marilyn on November 27, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      I too had the flu shot on Oct 27/11 and have not been able to lift my arm above my head. It has now been 4 weeks with no improvement. Dr feels it has something to do with the shot being administered too high in the arm. Being treated at physio for rotator cuff injury?? Anti inflammatory drugs do help but do not want to be on these for too long.


      • oh my .. you sound identical you me. My flu shot was the middle of October. I am also being treated for rotator cuff injury. My whole underarm was swelling up. Go get blood work and urine tests done right away. I finally went to the doctor for tests. In the meantime I continue with my physio. I just got the tests back and my kidneys are not working properly. I am borderline stage 3 kidney failure. My doc is following up with ultrasound and more tests to try to find out why. I have never had any issues before with my kidneys, and now this! All I can say is that it all started right after my flu shot. I stopped taking anti-inflammatory and ibuprofene. They are bad for your kidneys. My swelling has gone down. My arm pain has minimized, and I lost 10 pounds in the past week. I am following a kidney desease diet and it has really helped. Hope you find some relief too.

      • Posted by Kimberly Field on November 15, 2014 at 4:50 am

        I too had the H1N1 flu shot in 2009. I had never received a flu shot before but was afraid of the virus after hearing reports of people getting severely ill from it. I had shoulder problems previously and had a surgery on one recently for rotater cuff. A condition brought on from years of being a hairstylist. I worried about getting the flu shot in the newly repaired shoulder so the nurse put it in the opposite shoulder. Within days of getting the shot I experienced chronic joint pain and my ” good” shoulder immediately went from pain to a complete frozen shoulder. I remained in chronic pain for literally months afterwards. I complained to my Doctor and told her although I always have joint pain & stiffness regularly, it felt like most days I had been run over by a truck. I told her that it seemed as if the flu shot had caused this & she agreed that it could worsen or aggravate underlying problems. I have not gotten a flu shot again.

  7. Laura, I cannot give you medical advice, but what I would do in your position is investigate a product called MMS at http://www.miraclemineral.org . This is an incredibly powerful cleansing agent, which binds particularly well to toxic metals. You can read about it on the site. I think you’ll find it a tremendous help and it is very inexpensive, being a simple natural mineral. Do investigate.

    Also, you might want to check out the story of Desiree Jennings, the cheerleader who was literally devastated by the vaccine. She is making a great recovery from a state of being completely incapacitated, via the treatment of an osteopath who is using chelation therapy and cleansing supplements. Google the Doctor’s name, the story is on his site…. it’s Doctor K. Buttar.

    As for is there going to be any treatment, if you mean from the medical community, we doubt that much would be offered except symptom-squelching drugs, which would be an even greater toxic load on your body. Before you go there, check out what the naturopathic world has to offer.

    In the meantime, for your comfort, a hot soak in an Epsom-salt bath (use about a cup in a full tub) with some lavender oil drizzled into it would be a wonderful soother, and I bet you need one. Stay as warm as possible: your body needs to relax as deeply as possible. Drink lots of fluoride-free water. If you find it difficult to drink, take many small sips. Add some lemon juice to the water to alkalize your system. You could also drink two glasses daily of pure water with about 10 drops of 35% Hydrogen Peroxide (food grade only! available at organic/health food/natural remedy stores. This will oxygenate your blood and kill a lot of pathogens in your system. There are many, many ways to clean, nourish and maintain our bodies, and they will help you.

    While I highly recommend MMS as a product which cleanses toxic garbage out of the system regardless of the state of their health, I would really recommend that you see an osteopath, in order that it may be determined what effects have occurred and how to best remediate them.

    But the bath? Absolutely!

    Please report these symptoms to your own doctor, or to public health as an “ADVERSE EVENT”. Normally only 10% of adverse events are reported, and people need to know the truth. Also, even if you feel better, and return to your normal schedule, be on the lookout for any abnormalities in how you feel. We hope not, but residual effects could follow.

    Wishing you renewed health,
    Dee Nicholson


  8. Posted by Wayne on November 13, 2009 at 6:56 am

    -one man’s 17 month old son developed a fever the day after receiving the swine flu shot and suffered a seizure four days later and was rushed to hospital.

    -At least 10 people in the Northwest Territories have reported allergic reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.

    – A woman collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital in a stretcher after getting injected with the H1N1 swine flu vaccine.


  9. Posted by Cameron Neal on November 14, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I’m in Cornwall Ontario, have heard a couple of friends and their children coming down with the flu after only a few short hours of having the H1N1 vaccine, and have heard of several others neighbors and friends on my facebook that have said they were very ill after receiving the shot, including high fevers, the flu, major of their arm, grogginess. and in bed for a few days etc.

    Also I was told by a friend who was visiting a Cornwall nursing home that he overheard nurses speaking and that they were saying of their residents had went crippled from the H1N1 vaccine!

    also from listening to Dr. Paul from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit on 1220 AM on the radio show someone asks him if anyone would take responsibility if any side effects should happen from this shot…. surprisingly the answer was NO! he said when taking the shot, he was pretty sure there was a liability waiver with this vaccine? Meaning an informed consent if you take the shot then you’ve already agreed that you will take responsibility for yourself if anything happens to you,YOU are NOT covered….. listen to #9 ………… http://www.am1220.ca/news/h1n1/

    Something definitely wrong here!


  10. Posted by Aline on November 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I am also from Ontario and was in the medical field for a few years. I’ve noticed that the medical field is split on this vaccine, with half the doctors saying they will not take this vaccine. Also some that are saying they will take it are NOT? Why is that?

    Have heard of two different neighbors saying their kids and themselves have been very ill after receiving the flu shot.

    Also went out to breakfast yesterday morning with my friend. We were talking about the vaccine and our waitress commented about what we were talking about. She told us that one of her regulars were in that past weekend and had slurred speech badly, her customer said she only started having this the day after the flu shot. Very scary!

    Also if you read this http://whathappenedtohealth.blogspot.com/ ….. you will notice that they will be (the media) announcing the death of a 6 month old baby soon, where they will be blaming it on Crib death, when its only days after the child got vaccinated……

    also on that same link you will be able to find countless pages of info on the vaccine itself and the vaccine leaflet pamphlet that is carried with the vaccine…. why is the Health Unit not handing out these leaflets? they ONLY hand out a little paper saying that you could get fevers, chills, nausea etc. but NONE of the other things from the leaflet are on this little piece of paper… TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS


  11. Posted by Kevin S. on November 14, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Last evening I received the H1N1 vaccine ( Arepanrix with adjuvant) in one arm and the seasonal flu vaccine in the other arm. Today I have a headache, muscle aches, and a fever. I feel weak and achy all over.


  12. My boyfriend got the H1N1 vaccine in one arm and the seasonal one in the other just over a week ago. He was really tired afterward and slept for approximately 4 hours, was tired most of the next day too. His arm that he had the H1N1 vaccination in was so sore for about 4 days, the first two days he could barely lift it up. He also developed a cough that lasted for a few days as well.


  13. Posted by Carl on November 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I saw a post from a “friend of a friend” on Facebook – apparently the woman, who lives in Montreal said she had a reaction severe enough that she was brought to the hospital by ambulance this past Friday night. I sent her a message requesting the details, and this is what she wrote back:
    I had my shot along with my husband and kids on Friday night at about 6pm about 5 minutes after I felt really weird, my head was felt very spacy and dizzy. I felt like I was going to throw up and I had a weird tingaling feeling going right through my body. The had me lie down and put ice on my head and put my feet up but I felt worse. They gave me some orange juice because I hadn’t eaten since lunch. I then started to tremour and shake really badly and couldn’t stop so they called an ambulance and then went to emergency. 2 days later I am still feeling really weak and dizzy it is even difficult for me to type on the computer. I hope this helps and let me know if you need more info. Because of this I will never take or give my kids another flu vaccine.


    • Posted by Christopher-Peter: on November 16, 2009 at 8:41 pm

      Don’t know whether you’ve seen this before or not, so in the event that it is new, I hope that you can realize some relief from your discomfort via some of the suggestions listed…link provided.
      How to Reduce the Toxic Effects of the A/H1N1 Vaccine.


    • Posted by Linda on November 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

      I experienced the exact same symptoms as this woman. I had my shot on Friday evening as well, and they had to call my husband to come and pick me up from the clinic due to nausea, tingling hands, feet and face as well as feeling like I was going to faint. I felt sick all weekend, and missed work yesterday. I am at work today, but still feel very weak and am experiencing strange sensations in my hands and feet.
      I am telling everyone not to get this shot. If you are the woman who had this experience, I would appreciate hearing from you to see how you’re feeling now. This is so scary!


      • Posted by Jody on November 18, 2009 at 11:33 pm

        I got the shot on october 21 i have went to the hospital 4 times because i felt like i couldnt breathe shaking and felt nausea. after about 10 days i started felling better it lasted almost 2 weeks of feeling good then yesterday i ended up at the hospital again they checked my blood did a nerve test and said everthing was good but iam still experiencing tingling in my arms and legs and feeling like vomiting very damn scary and i so regret getting the vaccination

  14. Posted by Wayne on November 15, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Received Nov. 15th, 2009 from my friend who is still in hospital in Toronto:

    “my new room mate she just got here. guess what happened to her? she got the vax, and the next day her water broke, shes only 27 weeks gestation…she is on bed rest praying to god the baby stays in”


  15. Posted by Wayne on November 16, 2009 at 7:44 am

    2009/11/15 at 9:42pm Posted by Sandy this link

    “I am from Toronto, Canada. I had the H1n1 non adjuvanted vaccine on Tuesday Nov 10 when I was 4 1/2 weeks pregnant. On Wednesday, i started spotting and on Thursday I was bleeding heavily. I have lost my baby. I know in my heart the vaccine is to blame because I do not have a history of miscarriages, and I have had 2 full term pregnancies. What I am most concerned with now is, is there a chance I could be infertile? As I understand not even that is known to be a side effect of the vaccine. I want answers. I want an apology from the Canadian government for the loss I have suffered because they recommended all high risk people get vaccinated, and I followed their instruction. Where do I go from here?”


    • Sandy, words cannot express how angry and upset for you we are, that you, and many others, are suffering in this way. We have heard numerous reports of miscarriages in the USA, and their unadjuvanted shot is nearly identical to our own, if not the same. Your case exemplifies the reason why we are all in this fight. Nobody should be so callously uninformed about what is going into their bodies, for what purpose, and what effect it is likely to have; everyone deserves to be able to read and understand the package insert, so that no-one can minimize, or obfuscate, the possible side-effects.

      Is there a chance you could be infertile? I wish I could say no, don’t worry, your problems are over, but only time will tell. Meanwhile you need to ensure that you get as much of that toxin out of your system as possible. The unadjuvanted shot contains ten times the mercury of the adjuvanted one, so you have toxic metal damage to deal with and it must be removed. There are naturopathic methods of cleansing metals (a couple are listed above in other responses, though we cannot give medical advice… we can only tell you what WE would do in your circumstance, friend to friend.) Chelation and supplementation worked for Desiree Jennings… google Dr. K Buttar for her story. Her side effects were different, but treatment remains pretty much the same.

      What we can tell you is that there is treatment to remove mercury and other metals. You will not find it in the conventional medical community, which chokes up every time somebody screams it’s their fault, then lies through its teeth to cover their butts. You’re in Toronto? So am I, and there are a number of good people here who will ensure you get the right stuff. You have to look for them. There is a doctor by the name of Gannage in Markham who comes highly recommended… he has a website and is easy to find. Otherwise look for an osteopath/naturopath/clinical nutritionist who knows their stuff. This city has lots of them. You can find many through Vitality Magazine, which is free.

      As for complaining to the government, first of all, all complaints of adverse events in Canada are supposed to go through doctors… which we feel is horrendously inadequate and unreliable. Doctors are usually the first people informed, but as a norm, they deny everything connected to vaccines, so in general only about 10% of the adverse events are reported. But you can see from the figures in the article at the top that they EXPECT these things. They just don’t let on to the average person that the one in a hundred (out of a million vaccinated, that is TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE!!) “rare” side effects could easily affect YOU! So you need to make a formal complaint through your doctor, ensuring that he or she WILL report it.

      Then, because the Canadian government has guaranteed the indemnification of the vaccine companies, you need to write to your Member of Parliament and demand to know the process by which compensation for your injury can be applied for. Don’t be silent about it. It is our silence and compliance which allows these things to carry on and affect other Canadians, but if we speak out, say NO, and legally come after those who damage us, make them take responsibility, we can have an effect. My feeling is that you would qualify for major compensation, not just an apology. But you never get what you do not demand.

      We wish you the very best, Sandy, along with our profound condolences on your loss. If we can help by pointing you to information or ideas that may be of assistance, please let us know.


      • Posted by wanda on April 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm

        It is four months since i had the shot and my dry lips are still there and now my right knee aches and swells, and get strange aches in ankes and hip, my hands get itchy, probably eczema, symptoms change every day, starting to get drowsy too some afternoons, i am concerned and will check Dr Gannage in Markham, thanks Dee.It has to be the squalene.

    • Posted by Bea Bernhausen on November 16, 2009 at 6:20 pm

      I cannot add much to Dee’s post–except that your story is heartbreaking–as are the many others who have reported losing their babies due to this vaccine. If I read this in a work of fiction it would be a nightmare scenario. It is hard to fathom that this is reality.
      I wish you the best and hope that you do pursue justice for your targedy. Many others would thank you as well.

      My heart goes out to you


  16. Only a small portion of the population has been vaccinated in most areas so far, and yet already there is an avalanche of reports of adverse reactions to the H1N1 swine flu vaccine. Reports are pouring in from all over the world even though the mainstream media seems extremely hesitant to report on these cases.

    Hope this is of some use to you.
    Best regards Jim UK

    (Editor’s note: thanks Jim, was a lot of info posted in this comment, will just refer others to your link for more details)


  17. Posted by maria on November 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    I received adjuvant vaccine. 3 days later, developed rt side back pain with tingling in feet. Tingling has persisted mostly on feet up to calves, sometimes on hands. After the tingling, sometimes have a tight, weak feeling in the calf/foot muscles. This is now Day 16 post vaccination. Symptoms are no better but do wax and wane, most often they are present. Have reported this to Public Health and have seen a specialist but can get no reassurance or prognosis. They don’t know if it is temporary or permanent and can offer no advice. They just don’t know enough about this vaccine.
    Have spent every day worrying about Guillain Barre and whether this is permanent.


    • Posted by Natasha on November 18, 2009 at 12:56 am

      So sorry to hear of the neurological problems you’re experiencing. Although you can’t take the vaccine back, do read Dr. Russell Blaylock’s article entitled…. “What to do if you have to take the vaccine.” (not sure if I got the title right) Most of the info alludes to what to do prior to taking the shot. However, there is some additional info that may prove useful.

      What makes me furious is that I challenged local radio etc. repeatedly to have on voices critical of the H1N1 vaccine, but, of course, they’d only endorse voices from monopoly medicine. If there had been some semblance of objectivity concerning the ‘roll out’ of this vaccine, many people would not have been duped into unnecessarily taking it and risking serious long-term effects. The media deserved to be blasted for their steadfast refusal to take an independent, critical look at GSK’s shot. They are complicit in the damage that many are now suffering, and many more will suffer in the future as most vaccine reactions play out long-term.

      Maria, I’m glad you’re keeping a record of how things are going day to day. Be sure, to complain and report what you’ve been going through not only to the medical “authorities” but local and national media who falsely report that there are few reactions. Vaccine safety is basically a policy of don’t look, don’t ask, don’t find …. It’s appalling!

      (EDITOR’S NOTE: Again, we ask for restraint and brevity here. This page is intended for people to post their adverse reactions, not rants. Sympathy is assured here! A few supportive words, tips and links are welcome, but please be brief! We also welcome original articles as separate posts)


      • Posted by melody anderson on November 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

        I had the regular flu shot 5 weeks ago. The next day my arm was sore at the site of the injection, and the soreness has increased to the point that now, (5 weeks later), I am having difficulty lifting my arm to put on a sweater and I wake up with terrible pain if I sleep on that side.

  18. My daughter had the vaccine, and about 10 minutes later she got extremely thirsty and panicky. Then she suddenly felt very ill and nauseus and tried throwing up. She suddenly went pale ( I mean white from head to toe, her arms were white), we were told to take her to lie down on the mat, and by the time we were walking to the mat her skin turned green! I mean absolutely green, I didn’t even know that someone could turn green! Her arms were green too, and especially around her lips. I was so scared!! She also complained of feeling very sweaty. It took her awhile to get her color back to normal, she had a headache after and was extremely tired. I am anti-vaccine now for sure, my son will not be getting his second dose!!


    • Wendy, a word of caution here:
      Firstly, you will want to ensure that your child is taken to an osteopathic physician immediately, to institute cleansing procedures. Chelation and supplementation therapies tailored to the patient’s needs are what they generally use to reverse such damage. Meanwhile, carefully monitor her condition. Take a look at all the symptoms in the reactions list above. Your daughter likely went white, nauseous and shocky because of a sudden drop in blood pressure… a very serious reaction that could have had much more serious results, including her death. She clearly had an allergic episode. Do treat it seriously. If I were you, I would contact her doctor, and ensure (and I MEAN ensure) that he makes a report on this. Less than 10% of all adverse events are normally reported. This one should be.

      All the best to the little one for a complete and speedy recovery! Remember, a little knowledge is your best friend….


  19. Posted by H. Gordon on November 18, 2009 at 6:24 am

    I am a 39 year old healthy female with no underlying health conditions and was feeling fine. I received the adjuvanted H1N1 shot on the afternoon of October 25/09 in Ottawa. I have had a reaction to the regular flu shot in the past so I do not get them; so I expected a reaction to this one as well. The reaction was much worse than I expected. By 9pm that evening I could barely move my arm it was so sore; I also felt a bit anxious and shaky. By 12:30 at night, I was sweaty and shaky and had a fever of 38.8 and lay awake unable to sleep till about 3:30 am. By the morning, I couldn’t lift my arm and my hand/wrist was swollen and I still had a fever…I took Tylenol and spent the day at home resting. I had wicked chills and my skin was crawling and I still had a fever. By the next morning, my fever had dropped to 37.5 and I started to feel better. It took a week to feel mostly back to normal. I then developed a really bad cold and sinus infection with a cough too so went to the doctor. Asked about the reaction to the shot and was told that likely I am allergic to one of the preservatives in the shot. Not a happy camper at all as I sat on the fence for awhile and tried to educate myself as best as I could before getting the shot. My husband had the shot and only suffered a bit of a sore arm. My 4.5 year old had the shot, was irritable and had a low grade fever but no other complaints. We were told that the kids would likely not need the second dose of the vaccine. Regardless, I won’t be taking my son back for the second dose.


  20. Posted by Christopher-Peter: on November 18, 2009 at 7:35 am

    On November 15, 2009 – Health authorities across Canada, tossed out (where) hundreds of doses (500 doses, just in Toronto) of the swine flu vaccine…because of miscalculations…over how many time-sensitive doses were needed.

    The typical shelf life for the GlaxoSmithKline AREPANRIX™ H1N1 made for Canada is: 18 months of stability for the Antigen Suspension and, 3 years of stability for the Adjuvant Emulsion.

    Mixing the two components is quite simple…the complete contents of the adjuvant vial is withdrawn and put into the antigen vial…shake well…and you have 10 doses ready to go. Once the two components are mixed…the dose is only good for 24 hours (hmmmm).

    This probably meant that several hundred, perhaps thousands, of syringes and needles were also tossed out due to poor planning.

    November 17, 2009 – Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada’s chief medical officer said; adverse reactions data to the H1N1 vaccine, of which, the vast majority were mild cases; fever, sore arms and allergic reactions, will soon be made available on the Public Health Agency of Canada website. The reactions have also included one death, potentially from anaphylaxis, he said. All adverse reactions were linked to the version of the vaccine containing Adjuvant.

    David Jensen, a spokesman for the Ontario health ministry said; there have been 346 adverse events associated with the H1N1 vaccine in the province.

    Information compiled and provided by: Christopher-Peter: Maingot; without prejudice, malice aforethought, ill will, vexation, or frivolity.


  21. (only) “Three dozen people had ‘serious’ reaction to H1N1 shot” …according Dr. Butthead-Jones

    (meanwhile) “B.C. sees spike in severe reactions to flu shot:”

    Just the number of cases posted here in the past week tells us they are not reporting honesty..

    Please continue to circulate a link to this page so that others will find it. – Thanks!


  22. Posted by tammy on November 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I live in london on. I have had the H1N1 flu and some of the side effects are the same as some discribed from having the shot. I have recovered and am glad I did not recieve the shot now.


  23. Posted by Christina on November 20, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Thank you for this information… I live in BC, and the vaccination program is being opened up to everyone today, and was going to go get it done, but after reading this, I think I am going to pass. I will be following the common sense approach of: wash hands often, take my vitamins, get enough sleep, and eat good food. Thanks again!


  24. Posted by Tracey on November 20, 2009 at 11:59 am

    This is so interesting to read – I’m glad I found it after reading the article in the Georgia Straight. I never had any intention of getting the shot for myself but have been going back and forth about getting it for my 2 and a half year old. Every time I tell someone that I don’t want her to have it, they look at me as if I am the worst mother in the world – how could you expose your child to H1N1, they ask……???? I was almost at the point of giving in and taking her to get it, but after reading this and other articles about the risks of the shot, I am glad I haven’t. Thanks!!!!!!!


  25. Posted by Rupen on November 21, 2009 at 4:25 am

    I am diabetic (type 2) and had the H1N1 shot a few days ago.I was mildly sick for about three days after.
    My wife (49) had the two shots yesterday (Nov.20th) at noon and at 11PM she had wicked chills and fever.No sleep all night, and I treated her with Advil. No more Chills, but feverish and cold even 3 hrs after.Both arms are sore too.


  26. Just a quick update: health authorities have called for the withdrawal of 170,000 (higher risk) doses of the vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline. The initiative, of which the importance is being downplayed, is said to have come from the manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline, which expressed concern on higher than normal adverse reactions to the vaccine. Full story here: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=16192

    We cannot stress enough how important it is for those who have had adverse reactions to voice them publicly. You should report them to your doctor too, of course, but please realize that that Health Canada and PHAC are in a conflict of interest situation, as they (feds) have absolved GSK of ALL liability and have accepted the liability for damages on behalf of Canadians. In other words, we are all paying for the shots, and the damages too, so it is not in their interest to acknowledge or to disclose the full extent of adverse reactions, as it will reflect badly on them. So PLEASE …put it on public record so that we have a better overall picture of the situation and can challenge their public statements, and hopefully, all victims will have a better chance at receiving compensation.


    • Posted by Terry Mooney on May 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

      As  requested by my employer (group home) I attended the local Flu vaccination clinic in Vernon, BC, held during the first two weeks in November of 2009. Initially, I received the H1N1vaccination and then the following week, on November 17th, returned with my wife to the flu clinic site to receive the regular flu shot. The administering nurse on duty took my requisition and in error, administered a 2nd dose of the H1N1 vaccination instead of the regular flu shot. She acknowledged the error immediately and called for the supervisor, and reported the incident. An Incident report was filled out and I was given assurances that no harm would accrue. I then reported the incident to my employer as well as to my family doctor, [name deleted] and was reassured that no harm to me was likely.

      Beginning in the Spring of 2010, I began to experience numbness, tingling and soreness in both feet as well as stiffness, heat, tingling and redness in both hands. I reported these to my GP and commenced an exhaustive diagnostic and treatment regimen that included bloodwork, xray, CT Scan and MRI. I was prescribed prednisone which continued for approximately 2 months and experienced some relief. Lab tests and diagnostic exams are a matter of record and were inconclusive. I was referred to a rhuematologost, [name deleted] in Penticton for August 7th, 2009. Following initial examinations, new lab work and x-ray were ordered and a followup appointment for September 7th was made. An antimalarial drug called Placquenil was prescribed and I was to report back in Mid November.

      During the course of Placquenil treatment my symptoms continued unabated and the drug was discontinued. Dr. [name deleted] informed me that all tests for rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of arthritis were negative and I was returned to my GP for further investigation.

      In late November of 2010 I began to experience gout-like symptoms in both feet, and was prescribed Allopurinol, Colchicine, and Gabapentin. The more severe gout-like symptoms of sharp pain and burning,with redness around the big toe and heel gradually diminished and the tingling and stiffness continued. Lab tests for uric acid levels and heavy metal poisoning were normal.

      Treatment with Allopurinol and Gabapentin continued until April,2011. As symptoms continued, I was referred to a neurologist, [name deleted] in Kelowna. Standard neural response tests were performed and the Dr informed me that they were inconclusive, and were within the normal range for a man my age. I was advised to wait for 3 months and sent back to my GP.

      At present, Allopurinol was discontinued and Gabapentin reduced to half. My symptoms,especially numbness, and needle-like pain in my feet as well as stiffness, tingling,and pain in my hands and forearms continue.

      On Wednesday, May 11th, my wife noticed a story run on CTV about H1N1 side effects and compensation in Canada. The female patient interviewed in the story by Avis Favaro, described the identical symptomatic history and was diagnosed with GBS and subsequently CIDP.

      I have been researching CIDP online and came across your website. Tomorrow I will make an appointment with my GP to discuss this information. What do you advise?

      Terry Mooney


      Editor’s Note: thanks for your very detailed report Terry and putting this on the public record. We have removed the names of the physicians, as well as your contact info (sent by your I-Pad), which could be used by some for malicious purposes. We can’t offer medical advise, but please do check out some of the links we have provided and do keep us posted, as we hope others will too.


  27. Posted by Marijke on November 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Please, check out the link below and then click on the title: “Stacey Asley on a Woman’s death” (link on the right hand side) – this is CTV Winnipeg.

    !!!!! !!!!! !!!! This is about a 38 year old woman who DIED after taking the vaccine. Her 7 year old daughter is still in the hospital with extremely swollen legs and she can’t walk!.
    The family wants an ANSWER!!!!



  28. My son is with the 2010 games security force. He was given the vaccine a couple of weeks ago and has come down with some kind of lung infection. He has never had any kind of respiritory issues before. He is healthy and 21 years old. As he is deployed, I haven’t had the chance to research his diagnosis or medications, but I sure want him to see our GP, ASAP. I hope to book him in when he’s on leave.


  29. Posted by John Sutherland on November 22, 2009 at 8:17 am

    I am glad I had the vaccine, but I had a bad night two nights later and symptoms are continuing
    My wife who had vaccination at the same time has had no similiar reaction. I am in my mid eighties.
    I woke mid night with a very sore aching right hand. By morning I realized that my entire body was also affected, but not to the same amount. I have the general sense of unease of a mild case of flu. The hand may have been worse because of arthritis and is sore to pressure, but usable for light use.
    The injection site was never sore and I had the regular flu shot several weeks ago.
    After reading above site comments I think my reactions are probably the result of the injection.



  30. Posted by Kim from Ontario on November 22, 2009 at 10:28 am

    My two boys had the shot and they both had different reactions. The first one had difficulty breathing about 4 hours after……but is fine now. My second son had diminished reflex ability in the arm that he got the needle in but it developed a week later. It would shake when he extended it and would be in great pain. Did anyone one else experience that? I too had the shot and had a sore arm and it was soar to lift but i think everyone had that. His arm is almost able to extend fully now but it still shakes. Would I get the shot if i were to do it all again. NO WAY! There should have been way more testing on it. We are their lab rats.


    • Posted by Jim Piere on December 21, 2009 at 1:59 pm

      I got the shot 5 weeks ago. The shot did not hurt, and was fine the first day. 2nd day my arm was sore, and I said to myself “Oh, that is because of my shot yesterday”, the next day it was worse. For the last 5 weeks I have limited use of my left arm and it throbs. If I massage it, it seems to make it even worse.

      I dont know if I would ever get the H1N1 again. I get the regular flu shot every year, without a problem!


      • Posted by Michelle Bergin on February 11, 2010 at 9:19 am

        Got the H1N1 first week in Dec. The pain is still there and arm use is limited. I was told the shot if given too high ( into cartilage ) , would take up to two mths. to heal and it has been nearly three. I am tired of sleeping with ice packs but damp heat makes it worse. I seldom sleep more yhan 3-4 hours at a time than the pain wakes me up. Any suggestions.

      • Posted by Michelle Bergin - Michigan on March 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

        UPDATE….. Arm is still about the same. I did have an MRI which came back fine, to my suprise. I was told I may have some inflamation in a tenden just a coinsidence it started very soon after the shot. It’s now been over 3 1/2 mths as I got the shot on Dec. 10 th. Spring clean is really going to suck !

    • Posted by Nicole on February 21, 2010 at 7:55 am

      I am 46 and female. I received theH1N1 flu shot in October in a small northern Saskatchewan community. The arm that I received the needle in was sore for about two weeks. I forgot all about it. There were quite a few people in our community who had similar reactions, ranging from mild, to moderate. It didn’t seem like anything to worry about. It seemed better than getthing H1N1. My son-in-law didn’t receive the vaccine and he was in the hospital for over 6 weeks and almost died. He was on life support for a month, so a sore arm, didn’t seem to be to worrisome.
      Sometime in December, I reached over to pick something up and my arm “pulled” like a strain or a sprain. This kept happening. It is now the end of February and my arm is partially mobile. I cannot lift my arm over my head or even up to shoulder height. I do not have the strength in that arm as I do in the other one. it is swollen and I have tingling fingers. I have been to the doctor three times, have had prednisone shots and anti-inflammatory shots. Nothing has stopped the pain. It is sometimes so bad, I feel like vomiting and I do have tears in my eyes from the pain if I move that arm suddenly.
      I am scheduled for time with a physiotherapist to get some of the mobility back. I wasn’t sure what the beginning of all the pain was, until I starting thinking back to the vaccine and how sore my arm was afterwards.
      I thought I would do some research on side affects and came across this site. It makes sense now.
      I just don’t know what to do about it, are the doctors here going to believe me or even investigate a possible connection betweent he H1N1 vaccine and the problems I am having with my arm?
      What can be done to take the pain away and strengthen the arm?
      How exactly can the vaccine have that adverse an effect?


      • Posted by Tom on March 20, 2010 at 4:51 am

        I am 57 and had the H1N1. Sore injection site for about 10 days. About 1 month later went to raise my left arm above my head to do some work and felt like a knife being pushed into the injection site. This pain is localized to the injection site. It is now 3 1/2 months later and no change so am going to Physio and as an aside have felt lethargic since the shot.

      • Posted by Hula on May 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

        I would like to comment on Nicole’s story:
        I have the same issue, the doctors and myself have no idea what caused this, but after reading your notes, it;s pretty consistent with mine. I have had several anti-inflamatories, pain killers, muscle relaxers, and still living with this and not really improving. I am now on Lirica, have the doctors told you that you had a C5 & C6 impingement? This does not surprise me. I didnt want to get the vaccination, but the health nurse convinced me that the there was more mercury in a can of tuna, than the H1N1 dose, so I did it and regretful from the minute it was done. I knew better, and I should have never have gotten it or allowed my 11 year old to get it.

  31. Posted by Maja on November 22, 2009 at 11:13 am

    hi everyone, im 21 years old and I got the H1N1 shot on friday morning. Ive been on the fence about this shot for a few weeks but finally decided that I did not want to be a carrier and just to go for it.

    About 5-10 minutes after the shot I fainted, but they let me go half an hour later when my blood pressure was back to normal. immediately i started to worry i was having severe allergic reactions or signs of GBS. About 2 hours later at work I started to get tingling sensations in my right leg (I got the shot in my left arm), and I started to worry. It is now about 30 hours post shot and i just came home from work because i had a panick attack that i was getting GBS. My right arm started to tingle a while ago, and i have what seems like a big lump in my throat (ive been crying so maybe its from crying). Currently my legs are tingling and i am a giant stressball.

    I have found other forums and many others have had similiar sensations. I dont know if i should go to the ER right away but i am terrified I will develop GBS. its causing me great anxiety. I am going to book an appt with my neurologist on monday but i cant stand this stress. people keep telling me to stop worrying but its so hard not to worry. i will keep everyone posted. i hope this goes away and i can be normal again. I feel like Ive been worrying straight for a month, first I worried about catching the h1N1 virus, then I worried about side effects from the h1n1 shot, and now that ive got the shot Im worried about GBS.


    • Yes, Maja, you should definitely see a doctor right away and insist that this be reported to the Ministry. Don’t let anyone play it down. After you have done that, please check out the links for Dr. Blaylock, Dr. Eisenstein, Dr. Deagle and some others we have posted, who have written detox protocols. Follow up with us here when you can.


  32. Posted by Sandra L. T. on November 22, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I recieved an injection of the H1N1 adjunvented vaccine today at a hospital clinic in Ottawa, around 12:20 pm. After the injection, I received and took the 2 tylenol I was given and waited the reuired 15 minutes. When I returned home, I was so fatigued that I slept most of the afternoon, although my plan had been to go to the gym and workout.
    I also had a mild headache which lasted only a short while. I noticed this the first time I awoke from my afternoon sleep in a chair.
    Around 6 pm I began to feel ill and shortly afterwards had two bouts of diarrhea.
    The injection site feels fine and I am once again beginning to feel tired. I will go to bed ealy in the hope that I can get up tomorrow morning and go to work.
    For the last five yeas or so, I have taken the annual flu shot and have never had a reaction. (I have an allergy to cow-milk products which I understand is NOT in the H1N1 vaccine.


  33. Posted by Terry on November 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Hi, Got the H1N1 shot on Friday Nov 20th around 5:30 and had sat down for the mandatory 15 min period, I’d say about 7 or 8 minutes I had a ‘stoned’ feeling and everthing was weird and confusing and the next thing it felt like I waking up out of an anaesthetic, muffled hearing and felt droggy, and eventually coming back to my regular self.
    I reported to the attending personel of the symptoms and they took all my info and kept asking if I was ok, and the weird thing was I felt more energetic after all that had happened, maybe I was still kind of stoned, that was why I felt so good?
    Mind you I work very hard during the day and I may have been dehydrated and had not eaten for 5 hours.
    It’s been two days now and I can not raise my arm over my head and it is quite sore right know!


  34. Posted by Mac on November 22, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I had the regular H1N1 vaccination on Monday, November 16th in the morning. I was fine until about 1:00 in the morning (now Tuesday). I awoke with severe stomach pains and diarhea. This lasted until Saturday – off and on. On Tuesday afternoon, I suddenly felt very exhausted and then started coughing, had a headache, a fever, muscle achiness and just felt basically rotten. Here it is now Sunday evening, and I am still not feeling great. My stomach pains are gone, but all the rest remains, although not as bad as a couple of days ago. My fever is lower than before (it was usually around 38.6 – 39), but still comes and goes.

    My arm has been sore most of the week, but nothing I couldn’t handle until last night. The pain has really increased and now there is a red spot where the injection site was. My whole arm is sore now and very difficult to lift and extremely sore if I role on it while laying down (which is something I must do a lot of right now).

    Hopefully all this will be gone soon.


  35. Posted by andrewcnt on November 23, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I got h1n1 vaccine at 1 pm on Saturday, and started vomit at 11 pm, had muscle, very weak, stay in bed all day on sunday, but no shartness of breath, this is monday, I still feel weak and cannot go to work, should I still see family doctor?


    • Hi there, thanks for posting. You should at least call your doctor and explain the situation, and get his / her advice about whether or not to go to the office or hospital for examination. Again, we cannot offer any medical advice. If you are up to it, please do read through some of the previous posts (above) and other information posted on this site, as well as some of the links in the side-bar.


  36. I am in a degree that shares a lot of courses with nursing students. I noticed after they had their shots (it was, take it or fail your course/degree) the absenteeism in those classes went up quite a lot. I’d say about half the students disappeared for a few weeks. As well, one of them said about a week after the shot she started having serious insomnia. I think she also said, a month later, her arm was stil very sore. Another person I talked to said his wife is a nurse and she mentioned tonnes of kids who got the shot were passing out and vomiting.


  37. Posted by annab on November 23, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I had my seasonal flu shot as well as the H1N1 shot early Wednesday Morning. I then developed a fever that afternoon, (expected and not surprised) I woke up Thursday morning at 4:00 am with hives on my face and ears, along with swelling. I’ve never had a reaction to any shots before. I went to the hospital, they gave me some steroid drugs and other allergy pills. That evening it continued with a fever, untill Friday morning (two days after the shot) I woke up with huge hives, and welts all over my body! It was horrible! I went back to the hospital, but nothing could be done. It lasted untill 7:00 pm I thought I was going to rip my skin off. Since then (its Monday now) I’ve felt feverish, and chills, I missed two days of work, and barely made it back today. Definately not fun!


    • Posted by annab on November 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

      It has been 11 days now, and I am still breaking out in huge hives all over my body, face, ears, back, arms legs.. not sure what to do at this point!


      • Posted by Dee Nicholson on November 30, 2009 at 10:34 pm

        Dear annab, you are having a sustained allergic reaction to the shot and should see a doctor immediately to report this. The fact it’s lasted this long means it should be officially counted as an ADVERSE EVENT. But do a little reading on this page before you decide on treatment… there is a lot of information here to follow up on. It is not likely that your doctor would recommend chelation detox and supplementation with nutritional supplements, but we do recommend that you investigate further before choosing your course of treatment.

        In the interim, you might find some relief in a hot bath with Epsom Salts (it’s a natural detoxifier) and baking soda (very soothing on bug bites, sunburn, etc. as well). Use a half cup of each, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, and enjoy.

        Wishing you a quick return to the best of health.

      • Posted by annab on December 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm

        Well it has been almost three weeks. Hives are still occuring, I have gone to several doctors, and finaly have a second medication to try. I am also seeing a dermatologist next week. I have been sick everyday since. I don’t know what else to do.

  38. I heard that there were 8 severe reactions in Penticton BC in the last month. I don’t know who they were or can confirm as I heard this second hand from a reliable source.

    In Love,


  39. Posted by Tara09 on November 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I received my H1N1 shot on Thursday, November, 12th… I haven’t been feeling well since. My arm is still very sore and the injection site is very inflammed, red and warm. I am starting to get flu like symptoms… Chills, sneezing, coughing and sore throat.


  40. Posted by Ginger on November 24, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I got the H1N1 shot eight days ago on Nov 16th. I was very apprehensive but since I work in the emergency services sector, they offered immunization without the long line-ups, it seemed almost everyone was going so I joined the majority. That night, my arm was so sore, I couldn’t sleep, it felt like someone lit a line drive into my upper arm without exaggeration. I haven’t felt well since…weak, tired, just not myself. I’m getting worried because my arm is still so sore that I try not to use it. I’m living on Ibruprofen and thinking that I made a huge mistake getting this thing. If I could take it back, I would.


  41. Posted by Wayne on November 24, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Nov 24th – Severe reactions to swine flu vaccine in Canada – GENEVA (AFP) – An unusual number of severe allergic reactions to swine flu vaccinations have been recorded in Canada, where a batch of the vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been recalled, the WHO said on Tuesday. “An unusual number of severe allergies to the vaccine have been detected in Canada,” World Health Organisation spokesman Thomas Abraham told AFP. Read More: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/091124/canada/health_flu_vaccine_canada


  42. I got the shot a week ago tonight, Nov. 17th at 7:45pm. Within a minute or two I felt severe nausea and dizziness, and preceded to faint. The nurses at the clinic were helpful and once they got my feet up I came to…the next series of events is hard to explain as I lay weak on the floor I was told my blood pressure was incredibly low and they feared I was having a serious allergic reaction. They gave me a major adrenaline shot to get my pulse up (it worked–too well). The next thing I knew I was in an ambulance on my way to emergency with a suspected heart attack. I am 40 and very healthy–a serious runner. To cut the story short–the hospital spent the next 6 hours seeing if I did have a heart attack (EKGs, CT Scans). I didn’t, the senior cardiologist said it was likely a major fainting episode brought on by the allergy or an anxiety attack….I wish this was the end of the story. Since I was released, I missed 3 days of work with severe tiredness and head grogginess. Each day I would go through 3 or 4 “bad patches” where I felt I was about as hungover as I ever have been. I have been monitoring my fever and i have yet to have one. This is weird as I do feel like I have the flu. In essence I feel uneasy about everything for a while and then my head clears and I feel “normal” for a while (usually at night). I had a good day yesterday with only 15 minutes of a bad patch, then today felt wiped out and fuzzy almost all day.

    I wish I knew how long this would last or how to flush my body. I have found doing a daily walk has helped clear my head, as has drinking a lot of water and eating (even if not hungry).

    I should note my little 2-yr old girl got it with no symptoms, which is perplexing.


    • Posted by Linda on November 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Paul,
      I had my shot on November 13 and within 5 minutes experienced nausea, dizziness, tingling in my hands, feet and face and came close to fainting. I also felt quite ill for about 4 days and then it started to subside. All of last week, I had the same feeling of uneasiness/anxietty/fogginess that you describe. I’ve also continued to have the tingling in my arms and legs on and off. I am feeling somewhat better this week, with less tingling sensations and more muscle cramping. The fresh air does seem to help as well as the water. This whole experience has been horrible and I am hoping that there are no long term effects from the reaction. I am curious as to whether or not you’ve experienced the tingling arms/legs as well. Also, I haven’t been sleeping well since the shot. Last night was better, I actually slept 7 hours as opposed to 2 or 3. Both of my teens had the shot and were fine also.


      • Posted by Morrigan on February 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

        I know exactly what you mean! I had my H1N1 shot on November 9th and haven’t felt normal since. Tingling in arms/hands and feet, pain in hip joints, trouble sleeping and muscle twitching. This is going on 3 months now and I’m tired of it…going back to the doctor’s next week to try and get them to listen that something is not right here.

      • Posted by Brenda F on March 31, 2010 at 11:31 pm

        I had my h1n1 vax on Nov. 19 2009 along with my husband and four children. I am 39 years old. My life has been permenatly altered since then. Within 12 hours I had tingling in my right foot and leg. It woke me out of my sleep. I tried to blow it off as tired muscles. well, by 2 days after that I was in emergency because I thought for sure I had gullian bare syndrome. The tingling has moved throughout my entire body, I have stiffness in my neck, I feel like there is morris code going off in my body everywhere, my wrists and ankles hurt, acually my whole body hurts and my head felt like someone hit me with a baseball bat. I had exteme nausia and some vomiting.My vision has been effected, have been to the optomatrist twice. No, it gets worse. To make this story short, I went to 2 different doctors plus a nuerolagist, a rhumatolagist and a naturepathic doctor and this is what they came up with. I have a posative ana test which suggests a autoimmune disorder, but the rhumatolagist says there is nothing wrong with me, the nuerolagist did a MRI and I have legions on my brain(I got a copy of this and It suggests that maybe encephalomyelitis ) this can be caused by a vaccine but the neurolagist says that us unlikely because that usually happens after the MMR vaccine in children(my children will never get another vaccine of any kind so ling as I live) any way back to the long story short, my sister inlaw just told me that the same thing has happened to a friend of hers( a posative ana test ) I have been seeing a naturepathic doctor who has autoimmune herself and a lot of the crazing body twitching and pains have gone away with the things she has treated me with. I still have this severe headache and I’ve decided that I want to be tested for this encephalomyelitis. Enough already, I’ve suffered enough. I’d also like to add that when I have mentioned that I got the h1n1 vaccine to any and all of these doctors, I felt like they where sluffing me off. Even my own doctor. Why is it that they don’t think that the vaccine could possibly have bad side effect when I’m living with them and sitting there in front of them telling them that this is happening to me. And even having proof with the positive ana test and the MRI with legions? I would suggest anyone with the same symptoms as mine , get an ana blood test and an MRI because i never had these before, I know I did’nt. I was healthy.

      • Posted by Linda on April 12, 2010 at 7:22 am

        You almost described me exactly. I had my vaccine Oct 28, 2009 and am still recovering. My ANA tested positive and the neurologist I eventually got to see has said there is a temporal association between my symptoms and the vaccine – after being told for at least two months that it was a coincidence or that I was stressed. I have had stress in my life, but never anything like this. Still – no one will send me for an MRI.

        What will this postive ANA and the lesions mean long term?

  43. Posted by JimT on November 24, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Sorry if I am doing something that should not be done here…. “Sorrow,” is not a strong enough word to tell you all how I feel for you! I will be praying for you all. – Jim

    (Editor’s Note: this e-mail was much longer but, while we concur with much of what was said, this was not the appropriate place to say it. Jim, we share in your sympathy and sorrow, for everyone experiencing these reactions and our hearts and prayers go out to them. We hope everyone will now try to learn more and will share this information with friends and loved ones, and that more such suffering can be avoided)


  44. Posted by JJK on November 25, 2009 at 6:23 am

    My 80 year old father received both the seasonal flu vaccine last month and a few days ago the HINI vaccine. After the first vaccine he experienced flu-like symptoms for a week and was extremely irritable, grouchy, short-tempered. This man is normally in good humor and a quick wit. I had hoped he would think twice before getting another vaccine but he went ahead anyway. He has been experiencing severe cramps and diarrhea since yesterday. My 5 year old niece who received the shot has been complaining about pain in her lower leg and foot. After the shot she said her “brain hurt”. Her way of expressing a bad headache. As for her 2 year old sister she has mild rash on her face. She is too young to tell us how she is feeling but I noticed she was screaming and crying a lot and this at her birthday party. As for the rash on the baby’s face that is still there after two weeks; it was dismissed as “impossible.” I’m worried we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg here and have no idea about long term consequences.
    This is third hand testimony but a friend was called to the hospital because her granddaughter experienced anaphylaxis. She was sent home and was off school for a week. Our town’s public health officer meanwhile reported to the press there had been no serious adverse reactions.


  45. Posted by Jeannette on November 25, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    I’m a 34 year old female in good health. I got the H1N1 shot this past monday (Nov 23) and so far my symptoms are:

    Sore injection arm, not just the location of the shot. Mild fevers (nothing over 101 F), mild dizzyness, intermittent nausea, intermittent chills and sweating, general weakness and fatigue. Also some muscle tightness in my left shoulder (shot was given in my left arm).

    I find that so far that tylenol takes down the fever when it starts to climb, as well as lessens the arm pain so that it’s moveable (when the drugs wear off I can’t lift my arm up very high).


  46. F, 39, Received th H1N1 vaccination (adjuvanted), Monday Nov 23rd in Vancouver, BC. Side effects for me include, slight fever, fatigue, aches the first 12 hours. The next day the arm is still warm, red and VERY sore at the injection site, my glands are still swollen and I am also noticing I still have tightness in the chest that is uncomfortable but managable. All in all this is similar to the experience I have had with other vaccines in that , the “Seasonal Flu” shot gave me a mild flu for a few days, “Yellow fever” vaccine gave me a horrid fever for 24 hours. So this is what I expected for me. I would say a mild version of what it would be like if I contracted the actual virus which makes me glad I opted for vaccine. I am not prone to chest issues so this tightness indicates to me that I would have chest issues with this virus and while I may have lived through it, I would never forgive myself if a friend or family member with underlying heath conditions died from a bug I passed on to them.


    • We would suggest you keep a close eye on your condition in the case of this vaccine. Side effects are not short-term issues that just “go away”, especially with the neural damage that can be caused and surface years later, and the cumulative damage of multiple vaccines. We wish you well.

      But right now, you might want to avoid those people whom you suspect might have underlying health issues, because you’re now contagious, and will be for some time. You are correct, you were “given” a case of the flu. Check the literature for full information on viral shedding, which fortunately is less pronounced in injectable vaccines as opposed to nasal sprays.


  47. Posted by Adam Forth on November 26, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Please read this:

    Editor’s Note:
    “The recall affects 172,000 doses of the Arepanrix vaccine. …“We’ve been asked by the manufacturer GSK not to use this vaccine at this time pending further investigation,” said Manitoba chief medical officer Joel Kettner. Thirty-six Canadians, including one little boy whose face swelled up like a balloon, suffered severe allergic reactions after vaccination. 200 others died. “It is a serious thing that has the potential to kill – but fortunately seems to be relatively rare,” said Dr Neil Rau, an infectious disease specialist…”

    WE BEG TO DIFFER on “36 cases” of adverse reactions, as you can see above. This carnage was from just 172,0000 doses (not a total product recall). We don’t know how many were administered. It was GSK who recalled it, and not PHAC, who allegedly are there for our “safety”. GSK bears NO liability as the gov’t absolved them of liability on Sept. 30th, 2009 (CBC – “Taxpayers on the hook for any H1N1vaccine damages“). So, can we expect that the gov’t will tell us all the facts? They put themselves in a position of conflict of interest!

    David-Butler Jones says there has been just one death!
    Who is telling the truth?

    PS we are checking with euronews to confirm this and to see if they stand by it.


  48. Posted by Brainfog on November 27, 2009 at 8:27 am

    I got the H1N1 vaccine on Friday, November 6. My arm was hurting quite a lot within hours of getting the shot. My arm really hurt the next day and for almost a week after – hurt enough that it woke me up at night sometimes. My arm did swell a bit and was warm and very, very itchy where they injected me.
    The funny thing is this – and I didn’t even make the connection until yesterday…until yesterday I was feeling unusually tired and draggy…feeling foggy and not with it….just wanted to sit on the couch and do nothin – I woudl have to say that I even felt depressed – it was really, really weird ( I have nothing to be depressed about – my life is pretty awesome)…I wasn’t sleeping anymore than usual…just sitting on the couch with absolutely no energy – this drove me crazy but what bothered me the most was that I was foggy all of the time – I hated it….felt very disconnected from what was going on around me and couldn’t shake it…finally, miraculously, yesterday I felt like my old self again and I still feel well again today…I’m just afraid whatever I had is going to come back ….the only thing that makes any sense to me is that I had some kind of reaction from the H1N1 vaccination…or maybe I’m just crazy!


  49. Posted by Shari on November 27, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Me and my 3 children got the shot yesterday. Ages 41, 15, 13, 11.
    No reactions at all, thought it was a breeze. All we seemed to have is a really sore arm where we were poked.
    But… last night my 13 year old son had such severe stomachache he got me up twice. He never complains like that so I knew he was in pain. When I gave him a Tums it seemed to take away the pain a bit. Needless to say throughout the night he ate about 3 of them. He ended up going to the bathroom twice, first time was normal, second time he had diareha. He is just laying down today and relaxing so I hope that is is for the reactions.

    Will write more if anything happens.


  50. Please click the link at http://www.wellnessforall.ca to Dr Anrew Moulden. His expertise is in neurobehavioral assessment of brain and behavioral disorders.
    Real information on the effects of vaccines and adverse reactions or “side effects” with the vaccine.


  51. Posted by Dana on November 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I had the swine flu vaccination Friday, November 20th at a clinic in St.John’s, Newfoundland. Approximatly 10-30 seconds after the shot, just as soon as I entered the recovery room to wait 15 minutes I had a horrible reaction. It felt like my head started to tingle, then this same tingle went down my arms and my legs, up and down. It was very scary, then I started to wobble like I couldn’t walk and was feeling over-heated. At the time I felt like I was going to lose consciousness, started feeling emmense anxiety about it all. I never had such a strange feeling in my body before. All that night I felt wiped out, and I’ve been feeling that way for the past week now (as it’s been a week since I got the shot). Also I could taste the vaccine in my nose and mouth-if that makes any sense. Sometimes even now still I get this chemical taste, as if it was the vaccine.
    I regret getting the shot, I let fear make my decision for me. We really don’t know if it’s safe at this point. As I said I have been feeling very fatigued since, and I’m quit concerned about my health. My husband had the shot at the same time, and hasn’t felt any adverse symptoms. My 6-year old daughter got the shot November 4th, and she’s been fine as well. So I don’t know what caused my problems but it’s been a nightmare.
    Also I got a piece of paper (I didn’t notice at the time) and it said something about the vaccine coming from Australia. Maybe I got that dosage. The nurses there didn’t even fill out my husband’s vaccine form, just ticked off second dose on the paper. Geez you think they could do better than that.
    Anyways I’d be interested to hear from others with similiar complaints.


    • Posted by JBoss on February 23, 2010 at 8:59 am

      I too could ‘taste the vaccine’. I have minor muscle twitching, and I’m just keeping an eye on it. My whole family was vaccinated, husband myself and 3 kids. That was 4 weeks ago, and am trying to stay calm so I don’t cause my mind to freak out. I’m a healthy 34 yr. old woman who will not be getting this shot next year either! My son should be going back for a second dose, but I am not taking him…


  52. Posted by Carol on November 27, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I work for health and social services in Montreal so recoeved the regular H1N1 vacine early…Nov 12th because of the nature of my job. I had a large hard painful lump on my arm and by Nov 19th my whole arm started to hurt. It continued to worsen and by the 24th I was in extreme pain, couldn’t move my arm and my hand was swollen and discoloured. The nurse at work told me to go to the doctor asap. They did an ultrasound of my arm and found dead muscle tissue and ‘acute’ inflamation at the injection sight. They did blood tests and it is not infected but they are concerned that it might turn into an abcess.
    I have been off work since tuesday Nov 24th. I spoke to the nurse at work today and she told me that I may not get workmans comp for my time off work (which isn’t over yet) because it was my choice to get the shot.
    We were given a three hour training convincing us why we had to get it and the shot was given at work…now all of a sudden since I had a reaction, it’s my fault!!!!
    It has been over 2 weeks…I can barely move my arm and am on pain killers. Hope it gets better soon. The hospital said they haven’t seen this reaction and they don’t know what will happen.


  53. Posted by Reef on November 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I took the h1n1 shot on Nov.24/09. I had an immediate reaction to it. I wasn’t aware or warned that the h1n1 shot was a heavy needle. I started to get a light fever and head aches. Around the afternoon, my condition got worse. I was in-and-out of cold-and-hot chills, vomiting, fits, and passing out. I had it three times that same night from the shot. When I passed out my muscles tightened. I was going in-and-out of chills all night. I had ended-up in Surrey Memorial Emergency room all night. I told them that I took the h1n1 shot, but they didn’t seem to concern about it or the reactions people were getting from it. At 1 pm they gave me iv. When I saw the doctor he gave me graval with my iv. It has helped my stomach. The following night I had a fever and the next day I had a head-ache.

    The news media is urging people to get the shot, but hasn’t explained the side effects of the shot very well. I had no allergic reaction to egg shell. I thought I was doing the right thing by taken the shot, but now I’m not too sure now.


  54. Posted by marie on November 28, 2009 at 4:42 am

    Side effects right after I received the H1N1 vaccine were—–
    Swollen tongue,rash, headache,fatigue,stiff muscles,hard to breath,dizziness,pain in shoulders and neck area. I went to the doctor and they gave me tamiflu to take. I am feeling better now but I will not get that shot again.


  55. Posted by Carl on November 28, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Had vaccine Wed. Nov. 25th in Westbank. By Friday afternoon I had to go straight to bed; due to fatigue, Shivering, Sweating, running nose, and some body pains. I feel crappy as though I have full flu symptoms.


  56. Posted by Burlington Non Vaxer on November 29, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    This is antecdotal, but it frustrates me that none of these “reactions” will likely be reported.

    Close friend – whole family got H1N1 shot, 3 year old daughter immediately got dizzy, very pale, had to lie down, recovered, they let her leave after about 1/2 hour, developed fever and bad cough within 24 hours, the rest of the family very sore at injection site still (weeks later).

    Another very close friend – whole family got the shot, within a few days of getting the shot, the mom, 2 yo and 4 yo all came down with a very bad chest cold, flu symptoms, very high fevers, chills, shakes, etc. The mom’s cough turned to bronchitis, never cleared, 2 weeks later it turned in to bacterial pneumonia, she ended up in hospital for 3 days, tested positive for H1N1 (clearly the shot did not work…). Husband had soreness around the injection site and achey and tired for a few days.

    Another friend – whole family got the shot, all of them developed very high fevers, coughs, chills, aches, the mother’s lasted over 2 weeks and turned to bronchitis. She is still recovering and has trouble raising her arm.

    My dad – got the shot, got very sick, bronchial, achey, tired, etc.

    The “flu”, with all the H1N1 symptoms passed through my work and impacted pretty much every single family, and through my son’s daycare. The family’s who had the shot got SICKER than those of us who did not. We did not get the shot, but we had the “flu” come through our house – but it was very mild. I’m 39 and I had sore throat, fatigue and a “normal” cough for about a week, some minor stomach issues for a day. 5 year old had same thing. 2 year old had sore throat, then low fever and vomiting/diarreah, gone within 24 hours, mild fatigue for a few days after. Husband (who has asthma) had a sore throat and fatigue/cough for a few days. Same story for my sister and her family who did not get the shot, same for my mom/step dad who are in their 60’s and did not get the shot. It seems very consistent in the dozens of families we know and we work with that those who got the shot have been getting WAY sicker than those of us who didn’t. Bizarre.


  57. Posted by Dana on November 29, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Local newspaper reports

    “Lawyers mourn loss of courthouse worker who died of H1N1 flu”
    Newspaper: Waterloo Region Record – Kitchener, Ont.
    Author: Dianne Wood Record
    Date: Nov 10, 2009
    Start Page: B.1
    Section: LOCAL

    I no longer have this issue and you have to pay to get the full version from their website

    (anyone who wants to pay to read the whole thing, it can be found here:
    http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/therecord/access/1897405671.html?dids=1897405671:1897405671&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Nov+10%2C+2009&author=Dianne+Wood+Record&pub=Waterloo+Region+Record&edition=&startpage=B.1&desc=Lawyers+mourn+loss+of+courthouse+worker+who+died+of+H1N1+flu )

    But, in the article it tells how the gentleman who died was a parapalegic and that he had gotten the flu shot previous to his death. So my thoughts are that if the vaccine is supposed to prevent death from the H1N1 flu then…… what good was it for him to have taken the shot? He died anyways.
    So either the flu shot didn’t work, or he didn’t really die from H1N1 (maybe he even died from adverse effects of the shot itself?) , or the shot gave him H1N1.

    No matter which the case may be…… it all points to not taking the shot, in my opinion.


    • Posted by Dee Nicholson on November 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm

      This response is aimed at both Dana’s comment and the one from Burlington Non Vaxer: It is well-known that delivering a virus into one’s bloodstream via injection (vaccine) is absolutely going to infect you with the virus. Depending on the state of your immune system, and the strength of the adjuvant (in this case Squalene) this can, and does, cause the very same disease the vaccine is supposed to prevent.

      Don’t, anybody, be surprised if you come down with the flu.

      In the case of the paraplegic in Waterloo region, I’d bet my whole farm the flu shot was instrumental in GIVING him H1N1, and his weakened immune system, further compromised by the squalene (making him allergic to the natural squalene in his brain, muscle tissue and joints) put him down. Of course the medical community would never admit it, and we’ll never know the truth…. but I’d still bet the farm.


  58. Posted by Deb on November 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I got the injection 2 weeks plus..and i can still barely lift my arm. I am so anti-vaccine, but got talked into getting it, as i was going to Las Vegas, and with all the people there, and possible germs it seemed like the best thing to do. I regret it making that decision, and wish I could reverse it somehow. The nurse who injected me told me that the soreness can last for up to 3 weeks. Well 5 days to go to see if she is right or not. Go with your gut! I should have.


    • Posted by Patricia C on December 12, 2009 at 6:29 pm

      I am usually pro-vaccine, my kids are always up to date! But this one, I just can’t seem to do it. My gut feeling has been very strong to NOT have it done, so I will continue to follow my gut instinct, I think it just might be right.


  59. Dear all,

    I am supposed to be around 11 week pregnant now. I got my H1N1 vaccine on Nov the 10 th and I started bleeding 2 weeks later. I had ultrasound done which showed that my baby stopped growing at around 8 weeks and this is called missed abortion. I have to go through a medical or surgical approach to remove it. I am not sure if the vaccine was the cause. I feel so sad.


  60. Posted by katrina Loughlean on November 30, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I received the normal flu shot on November 22, 2009. I am from Alberta. After receiving the vaccine, I was told to wait for the usual 15 minutes. During that time, I felt the oddest feeling in the back of my neck. I was sure I was going to faint, and put my head down between my knees. After a bit, I raised up, but I couldn’t seem to focus my eyes properly, so I thought maybe I should try and get some fresh air. I stood outside for a bit, and leaned up against the building. Still had that odd feeling, but I was feeling a little bit better, so went home.
    During the rest of the day, I was a little sluggish, and my arm was unbelievably sore, but I thought…heck, I am going to be fine. At about 5 am in the morning, I awoke with that odd feeling again. My eyes felt funny, so I fiddled around, and found the light switch…Lord, wrong thing to do!…
    I almost screamed with the pain. I was light sensitive, and upon finally getting my eyes to open, they felt like I had sandpaper in them. I was wobbly, and my lips felt like rubber, so I went downstairs to the mirror, where I could not believe what was in front of me.
    The whites of my eyes were scarlet! My eyes, face, lips were swollen. I was not having breathing problems, so I went and sat down. No way was I going back to sleep! For the next day, I did not have feeling in my face or lips. Then slowly it started returning. I figured I was okay then, except for the arm that at this point I could not move or raise. “I was wrong.”
    It started with the headache, then the swollen glands on both sides of my neck, that when I swallowed felt like I had two large marbles in my throat. To go along with it, each swallow was extremely painful, like I had cut glass in my throat. (The swollen glands are still occuring and that was over 4 weeks ago). I had tingling in my feet, legs and hands. Stomach cramps so bad that I cried. My left arm felt like it had water running down it. Since then, I have had severe hand cramps that make my hand swell and unable to use for 2 days at a time. I get “pins and needles” in my fingertips.
    Needless to say, I am worried about why I am not getting rid of these symptoms. The nurse told me that I had had an Adverse Reaction to the vaccine. In the last week, I have been having “brain fog”…that is the only way I can explain this. I am not confused, but am doing things that are not normal to my character. Like going to the Post Office and after getting a parcel ready to be sent, I walk away without paying. Did it at the grocery store the other day as well…
    I am 57 years of age, a young-at-heart grandmother, art teacher, lift weights and do resistant training…for starters. Reading your comments here has helped me realize that I am not the only one reacting to this.
    As a note, the nurse that told me that did not make out a report of any kind. I was just told to be at the clinic in Vermilion, a week later, for my H1N1 shot. That I likely would be ok. I did go, because I was told that I fit into the risk category, because I had a bacterial infection attack my lungs 5 years ago. Had no problems, except for an extremely sore arm, but am quite worried about my strange forgetfulness as of late.


    • If I were you, Katrina, I’d be very concerned. The duration of your reaction is severe. I hope that you have chronicled this and reported it to a doctor, because this should have been reported immediately. The forgetfulness is extremely worrisome, indicative of brain involvement, and while the regular flu shot does not contain squalene, the H1N1 shot does, and you’ve had it as well. Injected squalene can cause neuromuscular problems, so please get checked out asap! I wonder what the timing was on that: did the forgetfulness begin to occur before, or after, the H1N1 shot?

      Certainly you had an adverse reaction, and the nurse should have immediately made a report or arranged for it. The severity of the effects warrants it, and unless adequate counts are taken of such results, how can anyone judge the actual safety of the vaccine?

      Please do make an appointment immediately to see someone about this, and also do your research (you can start on some of the suggestions on this page) with respect to cleansing your body of the toxicity causing your troubles, so that an informed choice can be made.

      WIshing you the best!


  61. Posted by Wayne on December 1, 2009 at 3:21 am

    Toronto Sun article: “A cure for flu vaccine injustice” “…only a few dozen people have had a significant allergic reaction, so we are not talking about a huge expense.” ?? Yeah right! Some of those who have reported their reactions here may also want to add a comment on this Sun article here:


  62. Posted by ginny on December 1, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I got the adjuvented shot and was fine for several days after, just a slightly sore arm. Six days later I developed a bad frontal headache, nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to smell. It took a week to get better. Don’t know what this was, but it was not nice and i am suspicious it may have been a delayed reaction to the vaccination.


  63. Posted by Susan on December 2, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Frankly these reactions scare the hell out of me. I did not get the shot. I have nerve damage from a coughing cold and fever from 15 years ago. When I heard that people were reporting tingles in their spine and feet and fingertips I KNEW that was a very bad sign.
    I was originally told I had a virus in my spine and immediately following being told that, I started stubbing my toes and falling down. I suffered permanent damage and though I know it was not from a shot ( because I didnt have one till well after that) I KNOW that tingles in your spine is a VERY very bad sign. ( it was the number one sign the doctor told me, meant virus in my spine)
    I dont trust these shots at all.


  64. Posted by AJ on December 2, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Both of us received H1N1 and seasonal shots here in Calgary a month ago.
    I developed cough one week later and now it is suspected to be night time Asthama and Mrs. is now booked for CT for severe headahes that started one week later after the shot as well.
    Any comments?


  65. Posted by Jonny on December 5, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Wow I am astonished at the amount of people reporting extremely adverse effects from this vaccine… It is so very obvious that no one in the govt is accurately reporting anything. …I wish a speedy recovery for all the people who have received the shot and a hi five for those of us who didn’t take it. Take care all

    (Editor’s Note: thanks for your comments and concern Jonny, but again, this page is for reporting adverse side-effects. Had to edit this down substantially, sorry)


  66. Unfortunately the H1N1 vaccine has some risks and pregnant women are at high risk of miscarrying if they catch H1N1 virus and maybe if they take the vaccine. The latest reports show 28 US pregnant women have died and there have been miscarriages. I have written an article on how difficult it is to get pregnant after a miscarriage. Please see this site for more information: Click Here To Check It Out The key is to conquer the grief (see how I did it), then check out a natural approach which focuses on building up the condition of your body. From experience I know ovulation is almost unpredictable. Best to you.


  67. My son in Alberta got the H1H1 vaccine last week and this week he got the flu and was not able to go to work all week. Sore throat, headache, muscle pain, fever, tightness in chest, weakness of whole body, etc. He is still sick.


  68. Posted by Kevin on December 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    My daughter and I recieved the shot today. My daughters arm is very sore, I on the other hand have had a strange taste in my mouth about 20 minutes after the h1n1 shot. Can’t really describe the taste but something different. Other than that so far it is all good.


  69. Posted by Lacey on December 7, 2009 at 10:16 am

    I had both the adjuvanted H1N1 and the seasonal flu on Nov 5th. Since then, I’ve been weak and have tingling sensations in my hands, feet and along my spine. Also, it felt like bugs were crawling over my right leg at one point.
    I live in Victoria, BC, in my 40’s and was healthy before this.


    • Posted by marie on December 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

      Hi I am Marie i listed my adverse reactions above and it did not accrue to me that the tingling in my hand could be a side of that but now i know,, i continue to suffer from fatigue headaces and nose bleeds but the doctors seem to think I am fine but I am starting to get afraid


  70. Posted by Melissa on December 8, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    On Nov.7/09 my daughter age:13 received the adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine in Surrey, BC.
    She said she felt warm as we left the office, and turned to look at me, her face was scarlet red, including the whites of her eyes that were tearing up. She grabbed her cheeks and said they were tight. I realized immediately she was reacting and took her back in the Dr. office, The receptionist sat us down in an examination room. My daughter’s color started to return to normal within minutes. She indicated that her cheeks and under her chin felt tight – like there was pressure on them. It did not seem to be in her throat or hard to swallow. She continued to feel uneasy.The symptoms seemed to subside and The Dr. and receptionist checked on her for about 1/2 hr. and sent us home, advised us to call 911 if any symptoms returned. No one knows what happened, other than “she may have reacted to adjuvant” I had never heard the word before.
    The rest of that day and that night – she had no appetite and lethargic, I felt it took about 2 weeks for her energy level to come back to complete normal. I could not believe every time I read something else about the vaccince, that I did know before I took my kids for the vaccine. I thought I was doing the right thing. No one in my family will ever get another vaccine.


  71. Posted by Jackie on December 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I got my H1H1 shot about a month about. Right after i got it, i felt dizzy, Some nurses were there so they did some test, and said my blood plessure, etc. are fine
    About every day after that Ive been feeling dizzy. I went to a bunch of doctors, and a neurologist, but im still feeling weird.
    Im really concerned, because it seems serious
    I live in ontario.


  72. Posted by Hannah and Dan Herman on December 10, 2009 at 1:36 am

    December 9th, at noon, both of us received our h1n1 shots. we both had the first reaction of Dry Mouth and Throat. Sipping water did not help much and this went away after about an hour. Within an hour of getting the shot, I experienced incredible fatigue and slept for about 2 hours. My husband also experienced fatigue about an hour later than me and slept for a couple of hours too. By dinner time at around 7:30 there was pain and swelling around the injection sight for both of us. As I write this, we both have headaches as well. We will see what tomorrow brings.


  73. Posted by Tammy on December 10, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Hi, I work in a nursing home and I too gave up on flu shots after 6 yrs ago feeling ill for 2 wks after the shot. From then on lived a heathy life with no sickness or just having a very mild cold since. With the scares of the H1N1 hitting the Hamilton area I decided to take the shot in case. We had to wait 15 minutes after recieving it and I really did not feel immediate effects until 1 hr later. I felt symptoms of light headness, and felt the life sucked out of my body. My arm was sore then became itchy. Later I started to have extreme achy pain on my left knee and grew worse affecting the whole left side with headaches. All through the night I was in pain. The next day went to work still aching and extreme fatique but then I felt nausea. This continued for 2 wks as well accompanying with diarrhea. The headaches and pains went away after 2 wks and the nausea but the fatigue is still there, never left me. I feel like I am in a fog and so tired I have to take a nap after work for 2-3 hours and still feel tired. I am on wk 4 since this shot not able to shake this. I had never felt like this before, never this tired and wondering if anyone has this.


  74. Posted by Sherri on December 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I live in Nova Scotia, i got my daughter, which is 3 years of age the H1N1 shot a week ago. She woke up with both her eyes swollen and puffed right out. I took her to the doctor and they tell me it probably isnt a reaction from the shot. She has had it for 2 days now, swollen eyes, fever and diarrah. She was perfectly heathly before she had this shot and i know it has to be a side effect from it. Were on day 3 and she is slowly starting to get back to her normal self. I did however talk to the pharma. and i have been giving her Benadryl for allergy….and it seems to be working. Thank god she only got half a dose. I am not going back to get her the other half. I think half dose was good enough. So if anyone experiences swollen eyes try Benadryl. :) thanks for reading this.


  75. Posted by WJC on December 10, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    These are not firsthand accounts, however I know the individuals who related these episodes to me to be very trustworthy and not inclined to exaggeration.

    The first involved a 12 year old girl who LOST HER SIGHT (not sure if partially or fully) within a half hour of the shot. Apparently, she is now at a local hospital and the doctors have said that her sight will return in three months. Only time will tell, but the point is if the vaccine could produce such a violent reaction as blindness, how does this bode for the child’s future visual health not to mention her broader wellbeing … Where are the media posters for this suffering child?

    I have a contact to works for the local health authority in my city, and she related how there has been quiet discussion amongst some of the staff how women are miscarrying after the H1N1 vaccine but that the “this is not to be discussed outside.”

    From several others, I’ve heard of cases of temporary partial facial paralysis; an arm so painful weeks after the fact that the woman must take painkillers; and of prolonged fevers etc.

    If these are accounts simply within my own circle of contacts, I shudder to think how many more there are in the broad population. Reactions and conditions that are not being addressed by those who pushed this vaccine in officialdom and the media.


  76. Posted by Rita on December 10, 2009 at 10:10 pm


    Jackhead resident’s death may be H1N1 vaccine related: band councillor
    Posted By Heather Robbins
    Posted 20 days ago [Nov 21/09?]

    A Kinonjeoshtegon (Jackhead) First Nation official says a recently deceased community member may have had H1N1 or had an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

    Coun. Rod Traverse of the band says the person was a middle-aged woman with a medical condition.

    “Other than that, she was healthy,” said Traverse.

    Traverse says the woman had been vaccinated for H1N1 the week before.

    “She had a fever and her mother gave her a Tylenol,” said Traverse. “She died two hours later.”

    Jackhead’s public health nurse and the woman’s family could not be reached for comment.

    A spokesperson for Manitoba Health and Healthy Living says the province only releases information on lab-confirmed H1N1 cases that result in death.

    “A lot of time may pass through the process of investigating and confirming with families as appropriate, but we try to announce confirmed cases as quickly as we can,” said the spokesperson. “We announced the first death in the second wave of the virus last Tuesday and we will make further announcements as current as possible.”

    Manitoba Health officials are also investigating two deaths within a week of the persons getting the vaccine, though the province says it wasn’t likely the cause of these deaths. “


  77. Posted by emma on December 11, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I got the h1n1 adjuvanted vaccine Nov 3! My left arm is still sore at times and I have been having sleeping and eating problems since and muscle twitches but the dr. say its nothing to worry about!
    I regret getting this shot! Since then I’ve learned the media has hyped the flu 10x worse then it is! I hoped that this vaccine is safe and all the side effects have been seen since people are claiming this shot to be like the anthrax shot and it took 5-10 years, to come to a realization that there was something going on from the gulf war!


  78. Posted by tonya lambert on December 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    anyone have any suggestions on how to treat symptoms from the h1n1 vaccine maybe someone has seen a doctor or something . i am so sick and i dont have energy and i usually am an upbeat energetic person.


    • Posted by Wayne on December 11, 2009 at 3:49 pm

      Dear Tonya, and others who have reported recently, we’re terribly sorry to hear about your experience. We thank you for reporting, and hope this will be of benefit to others. Unfortunately, we are unable to give medical advice. We can only recommend that you see your doctor make sure an adverse reaction report is filed too.

      Also check out some of the previous posts (above) that contained some tips, and check the “useful links” section in the margin on the right, as there are a number of doctors there who have spoken out against the vaccinations, and who have written detox protocols. Also check out this link http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Immunization–Vaccine-/show/156

      I hope that helps and we pray for speedy and full recoveries for all.


  79. Posted by Stacy on December 12, 2009 at 7:12 am

    I haven’t had the shot, thankfully. I’ve heard about some bad reactions though. My cousin’s son, who is 10, had it and he felt so sick afterward he had to stay home from school for a couple of days. He had a very sore throat.
    I took a taxi on Dec 2nd and the taxi driver told me how sick he had been after his H1N1 vaccine. He said he felt terrible that night. He took Tylenol and the next morning he still felt awful and his gums were bleeding. He phoned his doctor who told him to go to the ER. He went and was given a shot against allergies.


  80. Posted by Patricia Lavender on December 12, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    My 14month old niece Olivia Mannen died 48 hours after receiving the H1N1 vaccination. The autopsy showed a healthy baby with no pre-existing conditions. Everyone is heartbroken over this loss. A friend of ours whose mother is church minister ministered to another family in Sask whose 9 month old died 2 hours after receiving this vaccination. Why arent these deaths being recorded in the paper. They are valid statistics that should be recognized. The coroners have “noted” that the babes were vaccinated but cannot state that it was the cause of death. Report states that cause of death is Asphyxiation. We would like the whole truth.


  81. Posted by Maggie on December 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Got the vaccine on December 11th (the one for non-pregnant women). Initially it was just that my arm was sore, so sore that I couldn’t lift it at all and needed my GPs help getting my jacket on. Within a few hours I developed a fever, muscle aches and a neck so stiff I couldn’t turn my head more than an inch to either side. I started getting really bad vertigo and wasn’t able to stand up or even lift my head from the pillow. My stomach was really queasy and I couldn’t take any food, or even drink tea. This has lasted for two days so far, and though I am now less queasy, sore and my fever has gone down, I am still really fatigued and prone to bouts of bad vertigo. I am a 59 year old woman in Ontario.


  82. Posted by Cindy on December 14, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I got the shot on October 28 in Saskatoon at work just before lunch. The shot was the first available, the adjuvant type. I could have got both the regular as well as the h1n1, but decided to get only the h1n1 as I thought it would be too much of an assault on my system. Within about a half hour, my lips and tongue were tingling and numb. This went away but by mid afternoon I was unwell with fever aches/pains. I missed the next 2 days work then I had the weekend to recover. I had extreme weakness, terrible aches/pains, tinnitus, and felt my eyes were frozen. It was a struggle to sit up in bed and could hardly get out of the bath. I seemed to recover from this not completely, and on Nov 13 I started with it all over again. I missed a week and a half of work. The pain in my legs was incredible. And my back. and hips. I walked the floor for 48 hrs and had hot baths every hour and a half. 1000 mg of painkillers would not touch the pain. Had all the original symptoms again. I was shuffling when I walked, could barely lift my legs. Feet/lower legs were tingling up to my knees. I should have went to the ER but they were telling people NOT to go the ER…unless you couldn’t breathe…plus I could not manage a 3 hr wait nor did I have cab fare -so neither did I go to a mediclinic until I felt up to driving. I was very worried about guillanne barre. Still not sure if I could have had it to a certain extent. I did report this all to the reaction line, who told me that a medical health offer would review it and possibly follow up with me, and they would record it in the database their recommendation as to whether or not I should receive the vaccine again. No one has called me back from public health. then when I could see my own family physician, I reported this to her. She told to never get the h1n1 shot again and not to expect a call as she thought they did NOT want to even hear the adverse reactions. However next year it will be mixed with the regular flu shot. Not to worry, I will NEVER EVER get either of them again.


  83. Posted by jimi on December 15, 2009 at 8:58 am

    got flu shot last friday. woke up saturday morning dizzy, muscle spasms in my back and neck, dry mouth, and quite weak. dizziness has improved but my head still feels scrambled. finally went to a walk-in clinic and the doc said it sounded like an inner ear problem. really? so, less than 24 hours after receiving this vaccine i experience all these symptoms which sound similar to many here…haven’t had an ear inffection in over 30 years (when i was a kid). it is kind of what i expected from the doc though.


  84. Posted by Andrea on December 15, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I received the h1n1 adjuvanated shot in my doctor’s office (Kitchener, Ontario) in my left arm a few weeks ago and at the time I got it, I was just fine. It wasn’t until about 7 hours later that my arm began to hurt! I could not sleep on that side or use that arm the following day. Within 3 days the arm pain was pretty much gone, but within that time it was awful! Within 24 hours of getting it, I also began to get hive looking rash splotches on the left half of my torso and they still are hanging around – and are a little itchy here and there. There was nothing else that changed so I am quite sure the shot was the only change to my body/ environment.
    I am a 29 year old Caucasian woman who is in generally great health and I have gotten the flu shot every year and never had ANY adverse reactions to them.


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  86. Posted by maria on December 16, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I posted as Maria in mid November. I am now 6 wks post vaccination. My neurologic symptoms are no better (they started 60 hrs post vaccination). Still tingling mostly in feet, but now often feel “creepy crawlies” in my legs and arms. I have seen a neurologist who says she “hasn’t a clue what’s going on” and “doesn’t know anything about the vaccine”. I had to tell her the side effects listed on vaccine’s website. I have been subjected to nerve conduction studies, autoimmune work up and MRI head – all normal of course. I have spoken to both a Public Health Doctor as well as GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of the vaccine. They can tell me absolutely nothing as to my prognosis and whether this is permanent. Public Health said they’d never heard of this reaction. Both told me that there were really no studies as to the side effects of this vaccine. They are “now” conducting some clinical trials but because of the “urgency of the pandemic” , this vaccine was released without much data. I find it absolutely disgraceful that Public Health is advertising this vaccine as safe and effective, when almost nothing is known about it. Basically, I have been left to cope with symptoms that maybe permanent. The only reassurance they give me is that I am “on their database”. Otherwise I am on my own in dealing with this. I wonder what legal culpability the governement has if people are permanently damaged by this vaccine. I understand they have given the vaccine manufacturer’s immunity.


  87. Posted by kevin on December 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    i had my h1n1 shot on sunday in shediac this is friday now and i am so worn out ive got a headache.i sleep all day i would not do this again good luck to you all and have a merry xmas


  88. Posted by Leila on December 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I am a Massage Therapist in Ontario.
    I was at a clients house to treat the mom, dad and 3 kids late October and this is what I was told:

    One of their children had H1N1 a week earlier but was recovering and the family had not contracted the virus luckily-BUT the mom decided that she and the two other kids should get the H1N1 vaccine.
    Mom took the kids to a vaccination clinic. They all received their shot for the flu…whereupon mom asked if it was the H1N1 Vax-it wasn’t BUT the nurse offered to give them that Vax as well…so, Mom and the two other kids got the regular flu and the H1N1 Vax that same day.
    The dad is against vaccinations so he didn’t go.
    That night when I was there I was shocked to see the mom: she looked like she was nearing death…white as a ghost, red lips, black circles under her eyes and shaking with chills walking as close to a fetal position as one can get…I refused to treat her because (my logic was) if she DID have an adverse reaction the likelihood would be that I would get questioned later…as the Vaccine is considered ‘safe’.
    The kids seemed listless and had slower than normal reaction times in conversation…pale and looked downright ill.
    It was scary.
    They all seem to be alright now…

    I had been researching squalene for months prior to this night and was terrified for the family’s health.

    There are implications to the amount of mercury and squalene in the Vaccination for H1N1 that will take some time to surface-years maybe.

    I hope the truth is acknowledged sooner rather than later that the Pharmaceutical industry and the Governments of the planned NWO are playing with our lives for their bottom line…I hope one day this time we are in is seen for what it is and the Medical community involved in ‘hushing’ it up is brought to task and stripped of their license to ‘practice’…after all that is what they are doing, isn’t it?, practicing…but for what exactly?


  89. My 31 year old niece working in nursing homes in Southwestern Ontario felt pressured to take the H1N1 vaccine if she wanted to keep her job. She was hesitant at first but asked a local physician his opinion and sure enough he recommended it. She received it at the beginning of November. Within a few days she experienced a sore throat which has since developed into strep throat. More than six weeks later this young woman has had two courses of antibiotics and is still hoarse. At this point, she is ready to see a throat specialist. She did loose some time off work but for the most part has continued working with the elderly. Whether or not this persistent sore throat is related to the vaccine I don’t know as I’m not a health professional. Is it a coincidence that she has been struggling with this strep infection since taking the jab? I wonder.
    As a side note, and again I apologize this is second hand and therefore unsubstantiated but a lot of people in Canada lined up for the shot panicked after the death of a thirteen year old boy in Toronto from the swine flu. The media stated he was perfectly healthy but my cousin played hockey with him and claimed the boy was known to have suffered from a heart condition which puts his tragic death into another context.


    • Posted by Natasha on December 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm

      Yes, the strep throat is very likely related – a VIDS reaction (vaccine induced diseases) Re. the media’s irresponsilbe misrepresentation of the Evan F. tragedy, please see the article posted at this site.


  90. Posted by Dianne on December 18, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I was pressured by my parents and her father and stepmother to get my 12 year old daughter vaccinated. She had the shot on Nov. 19th at school. When she got home, she had bad chest pains. That night she started having a headache, and a couple itchy spots. The next day she had more itchy spots. The morning of the 21st, she was covered in an itchy red rash, fatiqued, and headache.
    The 22nd, she was fatiqued and feeling sick, The 23rd, the body rash was gone, just lingering red itchy spots here and there. She had headache, fatique, fever, shivering, sweating, and sick to her stomach. On the 24th, the redness, swelling and pain at the injection site was much better, although it was still sore. I contacted the health unit and told them what had happened. I refused all further shots at school. I took her to a pre-existing appointment with an allergy specialist and he will be testing her in the New Year because he needs to wait at least 6 weeks to test.
    My other daughter had one because she works with children and it was required. She just had swelling, warmth and redness at the injection shot.
    I will not be getting it besides the fact that I have severe neurological problems.


  91. Posted by Cass on December 19, 2009 at 3:48 am

    I got the shot Dec 17. I am feeling very weak and trembly. the injection site is very sore and looks like a red welt. Omg is this vaccine going to make me ill? Why did i let my Dr pressure me?


  92. Posted by R M on December 19, 2009 at 7:01 am

    I had the shot yesterday. I already knew that I was to expect a sore arm (since I’m accustomed to the flu seasonal flu shot).

    Within 8 hours, my shoulder/injection spot was really sore and tender to the touch. By the evening, I couldn’t sleep on the side of my injection spot. This morning, I have incredible body aches, an odd stabbling pain on the upper right side of my abdomen, and mild headache.

    I certainly hope that these symptoms subside soon. If it worsens within the next half day or so, I’m going to call my health care providers to seek symptom relief.


  93. Posted by Linda SB on December 19, 2009 at 7:17 am

    My husband and I got both seasonal and H1N1 shots on the same day on Dec. 2nd. I did not feel well for 2 weeks afterward. General malaise – achy, bad headache constantly, chills, nausea, diharrea. We are off to Mexico in a couple of weeks so thought it best to get shots, but wasn’t expecting to feel this bad. I don’t think getting both at once is a good idea – it’s too much for the body – creating antibodies for two strains.
    Finally feeling better now, over two weeks later.


  94. Posted by Terry on December 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I had the H1N1 vaccine shot 4 weeks ago and I have broken out into hives absolutely every day now. The hives appear on my neck, arms, legs, and stomach. It varies each day as to where they appear. When the hives appear, it absolutely feels like my skin is crawling. I have gone to my doctor and he does not deny the hives are not due to the vaccine. The only thing that has worked for me is taking Benadryl and this makes me drowsy and puts me to sleep. The last 4 weeks have been an absolute nightmare and I have regretted each day that I had the vaccine. I have never in my life had any reaction to any medicine that has been given to me.


  95. Posted by Jenn on December 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    I am going to see a doctor. At first I thought it was unrelated. My other arm aches. I got the shot in November in my left arm. My right arm hurt the next day like I had slept on it wrong. It will seem to get better and then I can’t sleep again. I can’t lift my arm above my head and simple things like washing my hair are challenging. There is no strength in that arm. Seems that this is not all that common. I hope there is something I can do about it. :(


  96. Posted by Janice on December 21, 2009 at 7:31 am

    I am a 44 year old otherwise healthy female and I got my H1N1 shot on December 17,2009. I have an egg allergy and had the shot at the doctors office with an antihistamine to coutneract the reaction. I did not have any swelling at the injection site that I normally get from shots and felt OK for several hours. I felt my heart racing when I went to bed and managed to fall asleep. Over the course of the next 3 days I experienced heart fluttering, pain in my chest, racing pulse, and light headedness. When it happens it last for a few minutes, I take a deep breath, sit down and it goes away. I went to the hospital last night and apparently it is a side effect of the shot. My ECG was fine but will be put on a heart monitor for 48 hours to try to capture these “flutters”. It is pretty scary as I thought I was having a heart attack.

    I hesitated getting the shot because of my allergy but wanted the kids done so made arrangements with my doctor to get it. Two of my kids had fevers within 4 hours and stayed home from school the next day. They are still tired and we all have sore arms but it is getting better.


  97. Posted by Michele on December 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    I’m 22 years old, and received the shot on Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 (exactly a week ago).

    The day I received the shot, my arm hurt, but I didn’t think anything of it.

    The next day, I felt fine in the morning, but severely ill in the evening. I was freezing cold (no matter how many blankets I had wrapped around me), running a fever (at the same time as the chills), feeling nauseated (and on the verge of throwing up), really tired, and very disoriented/dizzy. I went to bed early that night.

    The next day, I felt fine.

    And since then, I’ve been feeling fine… except for my arm.

    It’s been a week now since the shot, and my arm won’t stop aching. It’s swollen, hard, and red around the injection spot, and it’s painful to lift with that arm. Also, it gets cold easily (like there’s poor circulation), and it fatigues quickly (even as I type this, it’s getting tired).

    Most sources say that your arm could ache for up to 3 days (72 hours), but my arm has obviously exceeded this time. If it still hurts after Christmas, I’m going back to my doctor.


  98. Posted by Viola on December 27, 2009 at 8:30 am

    I am from Taber, Alberta and am 58 years old. I had the regular H1N1 vaccine on Oct. 26th. It was given in my right arm as I had my seasonal flu vaccine in my left arm the week before in the left arm and the nurse didn’t want to administer the H1N1 in the same arm a week apart.

    The day after the H1N1, I had neck soreness and then immediately a painful arm. Tomorrow will be nine weeks and the pain is not getting better. The pain is 24/7. If I turn or jar my arm while dressing or other activity, the pain can be excruciating.

    I did phone Alberta’s Health Link after three weeks and the nurse told me their was no connection to the H1N1 vaccine. I did go to my family doctor, and he as well told me he didn’t believe it was associated to the vaccine, but thought I had injured my ulnar nerve I firmly believe it was the H1N1 shot because it was within the next day that I had the arm pain. I was prescribed an anti-inflammatory painkiller which would help the pain, but not cure the problem. I had no accident or any incident that would have caused this other than the vaccine shot.

    The first place I found most information about this was a U.S. forum where many people have the same symptoms that I am experiencing. It really frustrates me because from what I can understand, is that in my case, the injection was done incorrectly. Best case scenario is 3-5 months recovery and possibly as long as a year.

    I am hurting, debilitated, and somewhat upset. I don’t really worry so much about getting the flu, more so about spreading it. Then this happens. Then who gets caught picking up the cost of medical expenses – I don’t have prescription coverage which is probably the case for many others. And even non-prescription costs – I try to avoid taking outside chemicals into my body, but some days the pain is too much and I do take Fast Relief Extra Strength Tylenol.

    The future does not hold flu vaccinations for me – I will take my chances. But I will not take the chance of this ever happening to me again. Is this good for the prevention of the spread of the flu? Probably not.

    I apologize for sounding on the cranky side, that’s not my normal nature – I guess constant pain wears you down.

    I am an active volunteer in our community and I heard last night that another person in our town has the same symptoms as me from the H1N1 vaccine.


  99. Posted by Helga on December 30, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I am a strong, healthy woman. I received the H1N1 adjuvanted vaccine on November 24 and experienced soreness around the injection site; within hours, it progressed into the muscles of my arm and made joint movement uncomfortable. By two days later, I suffered from a general malaise, and muscle ache throughout my body. I had a day-long bout of extreme diaorrhea, and nasal discharge that I would have normally ascribed to cold symptoms, but the timing was too tight to discount the likelihood of another vaccine symptom. I also developed a pain along the outside of my left leg from hip to knee that made sleeping on my left side too tender to lie on and this has slowly decreased but is still bothersome. I am still fatigued, have mild joint pain, and continue to require extra sleep and naps a month after the vaccine administration, and have had two additional bouts of nasal discharge, each lasting several days. I have never had more than mild tenderness around the injection site of seasonal ‘flu’ vaccine. H1N1 vaccine should receive appropriate official medical commentary as it has far more symptoms to be recognised than have seemed to be rather off-handedly disregarded by official government medical sources.


  100. Posted by Bob Wade on December 30, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I had the H1N1 shot on Nov 28/09 – experienced fatigue and muscle ache for a few days – then started coughing and sneezing, shortness of breath ever since – cannot get rid of it – 4 weeks now – have started on antibiotics as last resort


  101. Posted by Sharon on December 30, 2009 at 10:21 am

    First night I had very bad shakes and fever. Next day very sore arm, swollen glands, extreme fatigue, dizziness, heavy duty body aches and diarhea. It is now the fourth day and am still dizzy, feel shaky and have a lack of appetite although I have been at work the last two days. Weird pains all over my body including the gums around my teeth and one of my kneecaps. I received the shot (regular) at a pharmacy in Calgary, Alberta.


  102. Posted by Wanda on December 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Got the adjuvant vaccine Dec 10th.
    Dec 30th today, have dry mouth.


  103. Posted by Jeff on December 30, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    My family including 9-year old daughter had vaccine on Oct. 31 in Eastern Ontario. All had sore arms for a couple of days. My 9-year old developed mild flu symptoms about 5-days later. This turned into pneumonia which was treated with Anti-biotics. She was off school for the week but did not seem to be getting much better. Muscle pain continued for next four weeks and she was off school entire time. Went back to school for 2 weeks before Christmas with periods each day of feeling good, and periods of being wiped out and in pain. We thought the holidays would put the whole thing behind us but she is as bad now as se was at the beginning – crying with the pain lying in bed. She has had X-Rays, blood and urine tests and ultrasound with no other indications of anything wrong. Pediatrician is stumped. Doctors say she had H1N1 (caught it during a spike and before the 7-10 days the vaccine requires to work). I am not convinced the vaccine is the cause, but we are beginning to wonder. Whatever we are very frustrated to have no answers for her as she is now at 2 months of living with this. Whether from the actual flu or vaccine this does not seem right, but we do not know where to go from here…


  104. Jeff, your doctors are, to put it bluntly, full of it. There is no such thing as a period of 7-10 days the vaccine requires “to work” (very creative, though!). That information is NOWHERE in the product information, either from Health Canada OR from Glaxo. What happened was, your daughter has had a severe adverse event and it IS the vaccine. She caught the FLU from the vaccine (what would one expect, when it’s INJECTED into you?) but the rest of it is atypical of ANY flu. It is, however, entirely typical of adverse reactions to SQUALENE. In addition, your entire family became contagious upon receiving the shot (and that IS in the packaging information) and remained so for several weeks. You daughter could be in severe trouble here. You have no way of knowing what level of allergy may have been caused by the squalene, but what you DO know is you have a very sick child.
    Please stay tuned here (as well as reading the info above on how these things might be handled) and ensure you are well informed. There are ways to deal with your daughter’s difficulties, but you will not find them within a medical community that refuses to acknowledge the damage this vaccine has done and is doing.
    We wish you the very best in getting your daughter well again.


  105. Posted by Tina on December 31, 2009 at 1:53 am

    My 10 year old son got the shot as did all in our family. I got the first because I work in health care. I found it hard to sleep on the very painful arm for about 4 days. But my 10 year old had his shot in November and is still having a reaction to it. He got his shot in the right arm and by the next day, he had a raised rash colorless on his rt chest and rt shoulder blade. We took him to see the Dr. and she confirmed that it was a reaction to the shot. On Dec 29 we took him back to the Dr. because the rash was still there, only worse and in more areas. The rash is not itchy but looks terrible. They prescribed him hydrocortisone cream three times a day. Hope it works.


  106. Posted by Pamela Taylor on January 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I live in Alberta and had to fly to Halifax, N.S., Dec. 23, because my sister was in the hospital, incoherent, eyes closed, couldn’t move; probably paralysed. Linda had the H1N1 vaccine approx 5 weeks ago, now. My sister has multiple sclerosis and is in a wheelchair and lives in a nursing home. Her brain has always been sharp. When I saw her Dec. 24, she was not the sister I knew.She was almost comatose, a feeding tube in her nose and on intravenous, because she now had pneumonia and a bladder infection, along with no cognitive functions, extreme swelling in her hands and legs. I asked her neurologist if this was a side affect from the H1N1, and of course he said no. Each day when I was there Linda got a little better, however the feeding tube is still in her nose as she cannot swallow. I only hope that the feeling returns so that she can swallow on her own. I feel that this was a side affect of the H1N1 vaccine. Why am I so sure of that? Well, when I returned to Alberta Dec. 31, my friend Lyndon from Newfoundland introduced me to his sister who was visiting in Alberta. she told me about her brother who had leukemia. He was also given the H1N1 vaccine, and this is definitely an suspicious coincidence. Her brother ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and a bladder infection after being administered the vaccine.


    • Posted by Gord07192012 on July 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

      I have also had serious PERMANENT neurological, cardiac and respiratory symptoms following the H1N1 vaccination given to me while I was serving in the Canadian Military in November 2009. I had immediate symptoms and within months was diagnosed with MS, IBS, AFIB, Orthostatic Hypertension, and Chronic Fatigue. Prior to the vaccination I was considered a top level athlete within the military and meet pre qualifications for entering the special forces due to my physical fitness. I find it hard to believe that it is just a coincidence I was diagnosed with all of these serious illnesses immediately following the H1N1 vaccination. I was released from the military and Veterans Affairs has denied medical coverage stating there is no established link between the illnesses and the H1N1 vaccination. Is there any scientific data to support such a link?


  107. Posted by Anna Diehl on January 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    My 9-year-old son and I had the vaccine mid-November – I decided to go ahead with it ONLY because my son was considered to be “high risk” for complications. For the first 3+ years of his life, he was sick on average 3 of every 4 weeks – whatever may have been going around, bringing on his asthma, making it that much worse, lasting that much longer, with zone-out type of seizures as well. In recent years, he’s needed his asthma meds so infrequently that they’re usually expired by the time they’re needed and I have to get the prescription renewed.


    Three days after getting the H1N1 vaccine in SECHELT, BC he got sick. It came on very quickly, brought on his asthma, lasted for a week. Somewhat better for 2 days, sick another week. Back at school for week 3 post-vaccine, then sick again – with seizures of a new kind, where his body became distorted and pained (he was cognizant and able to communicate) and of course increased headaches, bizarre joint and body pains.

    He’s been getting sick on and off almost instantly, bringing on the asthma. Also has frequent headaches, sudden body and joint pains, and today, for the first time EVER, asthma came on after physical activity – he went outside to play, came in a half hour later wheezing and had difficulty breathing.

    Vaccine was ADJUVANTED.

    Also, much of my son’s body has become covered with bumps – rash-like, uncoloured, not itchy… Interestingly, he’s been experiencing itches where there remains no rash, no bump, no insect bite… all very odd and completely unusual.

    In case it matters – my son has AUTISM, high functioning.


  108. Posted by Terry on January 5, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Hi Anna,

    Your son is getting hives. Those are the colorless bumps all over his body. I have been getting these now for 7 weeks after getting the vaccine. I am so absolutely frustrated, I couldn’t even tell you. I hope your son gets better soon; I’m still waiting for the day the rash will disappear. Thanks for your input.


    • Posted by annab on January 5, 2010 at 8:22 pm


      I am in the same boat as you. It’s been about seven weeks since I’ve had the shot, and am still getting hives. Mine were very severe for about four weeks, and now they are more apart, and not as bad, but still occuring. It’s beyond frustrating!!


  109. Posted by Terry on January 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm


    Have you asked your doctors opinion as to what can be done? The only thing that has helped me in taking Benydrl. I am going to be moving onto my second bottle of 50 in the next couple of days; probably not the best for my body. Nobody has really offered me any real help to a long term cure.


    • Posted by annab on January 5, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      I have taken tons of Benedryl, I was also pescribed Predinsone, both have done nothing for me. I am asthmatic and also was prescribed Singulaire, which is a dual med for allergies and asthma. I’ve also seen a dematologist. Nothing has worked.


  110. Posted by Lauren on January 6, 2010 at 8:06 am

    why do i feel like crap and already have a headache when i just got the shot 3 hours ago? my nurse at school just told one of my friends who got the shot who also has a stomach ache that there is no way that they already have a side effect… WELL I DO!


  111. Posted by Sonia on January 7, 2010 at 10:03 am

    We DID NOT get the H1N1 vaccine. Thankful now that I read all of this.
    We got the seasonal flu vaccine last year (fall 2008). I was 18 weeks pregnant. 6 days later, my water broke. Baby died and I had to deliver. Pathology revealed NOTHING wrong with the baby. They cannot explain it.
    Over the past few weeks, it dawned on me that the vaccine may be to blame.


  112. Posted by Richard on January 7, 2010 at 10:44 am

    My mother,who is in Ontario,got the H1N1 shot Nov5 and started feeling sick the next day.The following Monday morning she started speaking gibberish and was belligerent. We phoned 911 and she went to hospital where the mds treated it as a symptom of depression and sent her home. She has social anxiety but has never exhibited signs like this before. Two days later the gibberish talk started again and we gave her orange juice and pedialite because we thought maybe she was dehydrated and she didn’t want to go the er again. She seemed to come out of it ok,even though she continued to feel week and dizzy.The following day she started having tightness in her chest and was having uncontrolled movements with her body.We phone 911 again because we were concerned she was having a heart attack.While in hospital she had another bout of gibberish talk and uncontrolled movements.The wonderful caring er doc said she was brought in for chest pains and thats what he was checking and ignored the fact she was having a seizure and wanted her to wait another 6 hrs for blood work and have a stress test. Feeling frustrated they came home again not knowing anything. My sister and I went to see the family md,because my mother couldnt travel due to weakness and dizziness still. The family doc listened to us describe my mothers symptom and concluded she had a type of epilepsy and prescribed anti-seizure meds and booked her in to see a neurologist. All this time she had still been having uncontrolled body twitches.The night before she was to see the neurologist she became extremely dizzy and weak and started vomiting and once again we phoned 911. This time the er doc,a different one this time, admitted her because he had no idea what was wrong. She spent 3 days in hospital were they did blood work and a mri. She was still weak and dizzy so on the last day she refused the anti-seisure meds and the doc released her because there was nothing more she could do. Through this whole episode she had had a cat scan been given blood pressure pills because one doc thought her pressure was a bit high. Along with telling her she had epilepsy,they also told her she had had a series of small strokes and probably wouldn’t be able to drive. My mother is only in her 60s and has been in fair health her whole life. She finally went to see the neurologist this past week and he told her she did NOT have epilepsy, did Not have a series of small strokes. And that it was probably brought on by depression/anxiety and it was a coincidence that she had the H1N1 shot before all this started. Now I know they call it the PRACTICE of medicine but you would think some one would put two and two together. Thankfully she has had no more bouts of the gibberish talk or involuntary movements and is starting to feel better. It’s just very disheartening to hear and read all of these stories and know that no one has the cajones to say what it is.


  113. Posted by Scott M. on January 7, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Friday Dec. 11/09 Received H1N1 shot in left arm..6 hours after shot my left foot [toes] starting burning..Raw rash like feeling.. Next morning had my son look at bottom of my left toes.. Son replied look redish, but that’s all.. Toes, because I couldn’t isolate which one[s] continued to feel rash like throughtout next 72 hours, a black line form in the right-top of my left foots middle toe .. By Tuesday morning my left middle toe had ‘blown up’ which look like a big blood blister.. Went back to Dr.’s, concerned but didn’t feel related. By know my right foot’s middle toe should signs of blackness, but never develope pass this stage.Started on antibotic’s as precaution.. Blister popped,next day, but no blood just ‘plasma’.. Has since remain as a ‘opened ulcer like wound’, that as of today. Jan. 7/10 has now been recassified as ‘atypical’ and referred to a ‘nereve specialist.. I’m athletic, good shape 53 years old always heal in a hurry. This is a 1st for me to have a open wound not heal?? Swapped and test but no infection present???


  114. Posted by Lesley on January 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Wednesday January 6, 2010 I got the vaccine – at 8pm.
    Thursday morning I was ok other than my arm that I couldn’t lift above my head.
    Thursday afternoon I got a horrible headache – which I assumed was due to my “monthly friend” who is coming to visit soon.
    Friday (today) I woke up still with an awful headache and sore arm – tylenol doesn’t do a thing – and by this afternoon I have just not felt OK. My stomache hurts and I feel foggy. I’m not sure if this is from the shot or if I’m getting sick.
    Who knows – convienient I’d say!


  115. Posted by Viv on January 9, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Thank you to those who have posted first hand experiences. My husband had his H1N1 AND his flu shot yesterday at the same time (don’t know WHAT he and his doctor were thinking) and woke up feeling like a truck hit him this morning. I declined both.

    For those who have posted about what happened to a friend of a friend or to the friend of the daughter of someone who works in the bank, please don’t. These just amount to urban legends and actually draw away from the credibility of the first hand accounts.


    • Posted by Stacy on January 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm

      Viv, They don’t have to be first hand accounts,second hand accounts are also allowed. The owners of the website have written at the top of the page: “If you have experienced any adverse reactions or “side effects” with the vaccine, please share your personal stories with us and other Canadians, If they are “first hand” (personal), or “second hand” (provided that you are close to the person affected, were a witness, and can vouch for the authenticity).”
      I hope people will please continue to post their authentic second hand accounts. We should find out about as many adverse side effects as we can .


  116. Posted by Adam on January 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Got my shot on the left arm in Victoria, BC. My whole family had gone together, and my Father had some adverse side effects, and briefly fainted. He eventually started to feel much better, but he still has symptoms of it that have persisted for several weeks now. Myself, I am mostly okay. I had some muscle soreness for the first few days, but now there’s this strange sensation I can’t seem to get around. I’m experiencing bouts of insomnia, and I’m generally “out of it” and feel sort of detached. It’s not too bad, and it’s not impeding my daily life too much, but it’s a strange sensation that I can’t shake. It comes and goes in waves, and only started a couple of weeks after the shot. I’m 20 years old and haven’t suffered any particularly severe side-effects, but this “dizzy” mental state is starting to get a little frustrating. I have no energy.


  117. The night of my shot, i had trouble sleeping and I have now had intermittent severe dizziness throughout the following day


  118. Hello, I am a 43 year old healthy women who has had seasonal flu shots with no adverse side effects. Two days ago, I received both the H1N1 and seasonal flu shot and felt fine that day and the next. However, I woke up with an itchy facial rash and stomach pain that has lasted all day. I can’t seem to function normally and am waiting for the pain to subside this evening.


  119. Posted by Viola on January 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I previously posted on December 27th, and am continually researching on this topic through the internet. I have been in contact with the Health Unit and also the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well I have had another doctor’s appointment. I am now at 10 1/2 weeks of arm pain which has now escalated into frozen shoulder as I protected my arm too much.

    My doctor’s diagnosis has changed from injured nerve to damaged tendon – I don’t think he knows. They say we know our own body and I feel my arm pain is more muscular. An orthopedic surgeon gave this explanation: that it is muscular inflammation which is a reaction in the deltoid muscle to an ingredient in the vaccine rather than an incorrect placement of the injection.

    The Public Health Agency of Canada is being supportive and wants to stay in contact and admits that they don’t know why some are having the arm pain that I am having. I don’t have the same sense of support from the Health Unit and they don’t seem to want to file an Adverse Effect report while The Canada Agency asked me to have them do it.

    My pain still continues all day. I have been x-rayed with nothing found. It was the H1N1 vaccination – there is no doubt in my mind. The Health Unit wants to put blinders on – what they don’t acknowledge, and what doesn’t show up on their records, makes everything look great to the public.


  120. Posted by Cathy on January 10, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Hello – had the vacc Dec 11th and have experienced very similar symptoms as most posters here. Have been taken via ambulance to emerg, all tests normal – doctors willing to listen to my coninced and direct association with the vacc – this is no coincidence. It has been 1 month and I am still sick with systemic, neuro-type issues, ehaustion, foggy, and numbness of my feet. Have found alot of support on medhelp.org on the immunizations&vaccinations section. We are now on ch. 3 called the Path to Recovery – check it out.
    I have been throught the full spectrum of emotions over this vacc – dealing with illness/fearful of what is happenig to my body/ongoing worry because the symptoms will not go away/regret/sadness/scared. It’s horrible. How can so many of us be dealing with this and the is no validation?

    My doc said it was an autoimmune like response and the the sensory nerves have been irritated…will take approx 1more omth to disappear. While extremely looooooonnnnggggg to go through, it does not appear to be GBS or some other horrible disease. Hard to stay positive at times these days after 1 month of this.

    Thanks and all the best –



  121. Posted by Viola on January 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Someone on a U.S. forum I’m on has made a suggestion that we make up and wear t-shirts that say “I got my flu shot and became one of many who suffered with pain”. Another person said the government wouldn’t allow it.

    I don’t think the government can control what we wear and besides we would be only stating fact. I thought it was a good idea.


  122. Posted by kevin on January 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    i posted on or about dec 14th today is jan 16 i still have a headache no over the counters really help
    i,m tired but getting better but the headache still there again good luck to you all from shediac nb


  123. Posted by Brenda on January 16, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I am so relieved and happy to have found this site. I am 42, from Calgary Alberta. and received the shot on Wednesday January 13. I was always reluctant to get the shot as I am the type of person who likes to wait 10 years before trying anything medically new. Always “fix it” problems. I work in a drugstore, which you handle money, touch people’s faces (doing make-up) etc. So that way it’s a dirty environment. I have a husband and two children ages 12 and 15. My son refuses as well to get the shot, as he dives into research like you wouldn’t believe. The pharmacist had the vaccine, and I could get it done without the line ups etc. So I did it much to my gut feeling I shouldn’t.

    2 hours after, my arm was so sore (normal) big deal, but then I started to feel dizzy and weak. That night I went home and spent on and off 4 hours in the bathroom with severe diahrrea. Next day I felt cold, shivery, then sweaty with the odd muscle spasm. Next day dizziness, weakness, muscular pain and soreness, that it hurt just to move a muscle. Day after that, much the same way. Now it’s day 4…still feeling weak and soooo tired. Go to work. This is today. 2 hours after my shift starts, my neck has bad muscular pain, and weak. It’s a challenge to keep my head up. It moves into my jaw, so much that I have a hard time speaking withoug pain. Now it feels like I have a 10 pound weight on my glands that’s pulling them down and it hurts. I feel like I could pass out at any moment.

    I never felt sick before the shot. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow on day 5. As I type this, my ears are bothering me. Feeling almost like an ear infection. I hear what the other posters are saying about sensitivity to light. I am most definitely feeling that as well as sensitivity to sound. The littlest noise almost sends me over the edge!

    Thank you for starting this website. I don’t feel like a freak anymore. I will continue to post my progress. Yes, I do regret getting this shot, and I will not force the rest of my family to get it.


  124. Posted by Richard Bedard on January 17, 2010 at 8:18 am

    – I received the 50ml AREPANRIX with adjuvant on Monday Nov 30th in Gatineau,QC.
    – Friday Dec 4th I get a scheduled physical at my GP where I get a booster shot for Tetanus
    – Around Dec 10th I notice a bald spot in one sideburn
    – Around Dec 20th it is clear I am losing facial hair
    – By Christmas I only have a few small patches of facial hair.
    – Between Christmas and the new year, I suspect I am losing scalp hair.
    – On Jan 5th I get an appointment with my GP, a blood sample is taken for thyroid tests
    – I am still awaiting results of blood tests
    – My loss of hair is now visible it may have slowed down but it is possible I go completely bald

    This loss of hair is called alopecia areata, it is an auto-immune condition where your lymphocyte cells attack your hair follicles. My understanding is that the squalene adjuvant is there to suractivate your immune system in order to increase its response to the H1N1 antigens of the vaccine. Therefore I believe that this sensibilisation of my immune system is responsible of this loss oh hair.


    • Posted by Richard Bedard on February 20, 2010 at 11:03 am

      It is one month since my post and I thought of giving an update.

      The thyroid tests came back negative. I kept loosing hair to such a point that I decided to shave my head, it looks less sickly that way. I also believe that the hairs left are not growing. I also lost hair on my front torso from the chest down to the pubis.

      I also noticed that the appearance of my fingernails has changed. Starting from the base up to mid-length, some look flaky others look darker than normal orthers a mix of both conditions. Nails like hairs are made of a protein called keratin. I also read that squalene the adjuvant used in the AREPANRIX vaccine is a lipid that helps protect hair follicles, it also plays a role in nails growth.

      On my next visit to the doctor, early March, I will present him a form from the Public Health Agency of Canada to report my immunization side effects.

      I would like to know if other people have experienced the same side effects.


  125. Posted by Deborah Ruth on January 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Are you also wanting cases of the vaccine failing and people still getting swine flu even after they’ve had the vaccine? My friend’s pastor’s wife had that happen and I’m thinking I should pass this site on for her to report that if you want it.


  126. Thank you once again to all who have been reporting their experiences. We completely sympathize.

    A reminder, however, that this page is for reporting only, and for any follow up to your own particular case. Please refrain from engaging in discussion, offering advice and editorializing. We would like visitors to this page to find the reports quickly and easily without having to wade through various commentaries.

    We moderators may, in certain circumstances, weigh in with some suggestions or contact individuals some people individually, however, we would ask those looking for support and advice to report to their doctors. Please also see the “useful links” section in the right hand margin.

    Each report is reviewed before being published. Please be patient. We will get to it as soon as possible.



  127. Posted by Andrew on January 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I had the vacine on December 17th. It is now over a month later, and my left arm and shoulder are still very sore and stiff. I’m 42, and in good shape and very healthy. I didn’t feel any other side effects from the injections other than a bit tired the next day. I expected a few days of stiffness, but this is a bit extreme. I would rate the pain similar to what you would feel after a vigorous workout after not excercising for a long time. Thinking of going to the doctor to have it checked out


  128. We have received a few comments in recent days from outside of Canada. We’re sorry, and our sympathies are with you, but as stated in the preamble, we are only accepting reports from Canadians who have received the GSK Arepanrix vaccine (which is the only one available in Canada). The USA, UK, Australia and other countries have different manufacturers and the vaccines have different ingredients. It is important to make this distinction and to only report reactions to the Canadian vaccine. Thank you for your understanding.


  129. Posted by elizabeth on January 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Family all received H1N1 shots early November. Husband and youngest (10 yrs) son (who has extreme allergies) both only had sore arm and headache. Oldest (15) son had headache, body ache and extreme malaise. He was so tired didn’t move from sofa for several days. The three of them all seem fine now.

    However, within 20 minutes of getting the shot myself my nose, part of my face and roof of my mouth went numb and I got a chill from the inside out which started in the middle of my chest. Hard to describe, was kind of like a drop of water and the ripple affect on the water. Very cold. All I could think of was I’m in the car with my youngest and he has an epi pen and I have another for him at least to buy me 30 minutes for him to call 911 if need be. Was very scarry. Symptoms lasted about 1/2 hour then subsided. The next day woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a truck, very achy very sore. Noticed roof of mouth numb again but only lasted about 10 minutes. Had red swollen hot band around my left arm below the injection site for a week after. Felt out of it and had hard time focusing for next several weeks.

    Then fun really started, my right calf muscle “poped” walking down stairs first week of December. Was like something snaped and I couldn’t walk without sever pain for 2 weeks. Now I have good days with the muscle and bad days. Somethimes when I sit for periods of time when I get up again I have trouble stretching it out without alot of pain.

    Have now noticed over the last week (now January 21st) that my right hip and leg to the knee are very sore and achy as well my right hand was swollen this morning when I woke up, couldn’t close into a fist and my wrist is very painful. Neck and sholders also are sore and tight.

    I have to say that I am 46 and healthy and active before shot. I had strong reservations to getting this shot but with our youngest with extreme alergies and asthma, we didn’t want to take the chance of him getting H1N1 and I won’t give either of my children shots unless I also get them so we all got this one. Our family will NEVER EVER get another flu vaccine. Too many things to go wrong and no one taking responsibility for any of them.


  130. Posted by Yvonne Carlstrom on January 26, 2010 at 9:33 am

    I am a 56 female who works in a physican office and I was STRONGLY urged to get the H1N1. I didn’t want to do it but felt pressure to do so. I never get shots as I just don’t believe in them and I have always worked in the public without getting sick, just the odd 1 day flu. Anyway on Nov 4, 2009 I got the H1N1 GSK with little more than a stiff arm for a day or two. Howcver, I have been experiencing alot of joint stiffness in the past 2-3 months which is new to me. I was thinking it must be menopause related and it just sucks. But it just occurred to me that maybe this is a side effect of the H1N1 because I never had this before. I am finding it hard to do my walking. My knees are painful, my elbows and shoulders hurt and my ankles feel weak. I am going to make an appointment with my own Dr. to get some tests done to see if there is a physical reason that shows up or is this a temporary inflammation as a result of the shot? I certainly hope so because I just don”t like this new body and if this is the result of menopause and I have lost my flexibility I am most worried about going into my golden years. I have noticed a significant change in my flexibility and it is affecting my everyday life.


  131. Posted by Shawnee on January 26, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I got the both flu shots on Nov 3rd. H1N1 on my left and the seasonal on my right. Since then I have had unbelievable pain on my right from the injection site to my shoulder joint. I have gone to the Health Centre 5 times, the last time with the nurse being condesending towards me. She went on to say that I am babying my arm too much and proceeded to show my some stupid excercise I wouldn’t even try because of my back (broke it in ’97 and have 30% damage). I had to walk out as I just wanted to yell at her.
    I have had the pain, fatigue and night sweats since the shots. I have another appointment on Friday and am very nervous about it as it seems pointless but I cannot contiue this way. Sleeping comfortably is a thing of the past it seems, the pain in my joint wakes me up and keeps me up. I live in Nunavut and am unsure where to turn for help.


  132. Posted by Rita on January 31, 2010 at 7:18 am

    The Toronto Sun is reporting today of two people in hospital with Guillain Barre syndrome in
    Ontario after receiving the H1N1 vaccine
    Here is the link to the story:


  133. Posted by Anna Diehl on January 31, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Further to my JANUARY 4, 2010 post – following 2nd week Nov. vaccination in Sechelt, BC

    My son’s cold/flu/asthma symptoms remain relatively at bay (as in he can still go to school most of the time) ONLY as long as he keeps taking his asthma meds every day – if he misses a day, he starts getting sick again. Again, this is completely new since the shot.

    The body/joint/muscle pains continue, with increased intensity for shorter periods of time. Example, yesterday morning he couldn’t move without pain throughout most of his body for almost two hours. “Mama, my bones are broken here and here and here and here and here,” he kept saying as he pointed to all the places where it hurt. He’s 9. There were more painful places than that.

    He complains of pain in his body on a daily basis – much in his stomach, too – usually multiple times a day.

    Also – sleep disturbances are out of control. He no longer sleeps through the night – average 4-5 nights/week he rouses (not actually awake) with a scream/cry, at least 3 up to 10+ times a night. Complains he can’t sleep, screams to “get rid of it!” and is becoming increasingly physically violent, along with the verbal. Touching him makes it worse. I play along when he allows by getting rid of whatever, but this is completely out of the norm/expected/ordinary for any kind of night terror frequency I’ve researched. He never has any recollection of any of it. Not only am I deprived of sleep, so is he – pale with circles under his eyes.

    Scheduled to see neurologist March 18 – EEG, then doc.

    Will update.

    As this continues, I grow increasingly concerned for the long-term…


  134. Posted by Jason on January 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    On December 23rd, my wife and I received both the H1N1 & seasonal flu shots at the same time. As expected, there was swelling and significant discomfort in the arm where the H1N1 shot was injected; while my arm recovered fairly soon, it took at least a week before the swelling went down in my wife’s arm.

    On January 3rd, she developed an intense migraine that also made her eyes extremely bloodshot. This migraine lasted almost the entire week that followed, complimented by minor flu-like symptoms (runniness, congestion), upper & lower back pain and a “pins & needles” sensation in the bottom of her toes on both feet. This numbness persisted and, after a couple days, we visited our physician who suspected that she may have caught the flu after all but was open to explore the numbness further after the flu-like symptoms had run their course.

    By January 7th, the “pins & needles” (numbness) sensation had spread to the 4th (ring) and 5th (baby) fingers on both hands. The back pain had also intensified, making it difficult to sit upright or stand for extended periods of time. We opted to visit the ER at NYGH where it was determined that my wife’s heart rate and glucose levels were high. She responded well to reflex, strength and motor tests. After more than 6 hours, we were discharged with the recommendation of taking 600mg doses of ibuprofen for the pain and working on reducing the blood sugar.

    Not only was there no improvement but, by 5:00a on January 9th, my wife developed partial paralysis in the left side of her face. Her left eyelids were not able to close completely and half of her mouth wouldn’t move, slightly impairing her speech and ability to drink properly. She also felt that the “pins & needles” sensation had spread throughout her fingers as well as the bottom of her feet. We returned to the ER at NYGH where we bypassed triage. In acute care, my wife had a new blood panel, ECG and CT scan of her head. Again, blood sugar high. Heart rate high. No other apparent issues in ECG and CT scan revealed nothing. ER doctor recommended referral back to family physician to discuss possible diagnosis of diabetes as well as referral to neurologist to address “pins & needles”.

    As far as the back pain, my in-laws questioned the possibility that there was an issue of a chiropractic nature. The chiropractor did identify some ‘structural’ concerns which were likely attributable to the extensive bedrest and performed some gentle adjustments. My wife was also tended to by the RMT who recognized concentrated areas of pain in her upper neck as well as her SI joints at the lower end of her spine. The massage did provide some relief but, upon our return home, my wife’s legs failed beyond the first two steps in our flight of stairs.

    On January 13th, we followed up with our family physician who expedited a referral to another neurologist as the hospital’s referral would not see my wife until March. While prepared to diagnose type 2 diabetes on account of the glucose level, the physician prescribed Metformin (500mg, 2x daily = 1000mg) to address the glucose and Baclofen for the back pain. With the Metformin, the physician expected a reduction of symptoms before we would see the neurologist on January 19th.

    By the morning of January 19th, the pain was excruciating, making it difficult to stand or sit. Further, the “pins & needles” was debilitating in that my wife had no balance and could not walk without my help, albeit very slowly and not for long strides. However, the neurologist’s assessment ruled out neurological disorders, without the aid of diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI), and he strongly felt that the symptoms were primarily attributable to diabetes. He prescribed Desipramine and Tramacet for the pain and referred us back to our physician to arrange referral to an endocrinologist and diabetes clinic. Blood sugar remained high over the course of the week. Nausea and hot flushes added to the list of symptoms, leaving Tramacet suspect. Our physician agreed to increase the Metformin dosage to 2000mg @ 1000mg 2x daily and ceased Tramacet to eliminate the hot flushes and nausea.

    On January 25th, we were to see the physician for the follow-up but my wife could barely make it down the stairs, given the debilitating numbness and excruciating pain. Instead of going to the doctor, we returned once again to NYGH. Interestingly, on this visit, they took notice of the high heart rate, high glucose and numbness and pain symptoms. Because she was barely able to walk, they admitted her.

    Since January 25th, spinal X-ray revealed no ‘mechanical’ issues. The attending physician drew concern to the heart rate and inability to walk but did not feel confident that her symptoms were attributable to diabetes, given their course of progression, potentially ruling out diabetic neuropathy as the cause for the numbness. The neurologist ordered an MRI of my wife’s neck area and did not find any signs of inflammation, once again ruling out neurological disorders. He too dismissed the likelihood of diabetic neuropathy. At this point, there has been consideration of the possibility that, while the high glucose level supports the diagnosis of diabetes, the other symptoms are attributable to complications of the H1N1 vaccine.

    My wife’s leg muscles have deconditioned due to the extensive bedrest, thus requiring physiotherapy. The attending physician is still working to address concerns regarding the high heart rate as well as a bladder infection. We have yet to receive results from the echocardiogram but, otherwise, no answers have been found for the numbness in her hands and feet or the pain in the two areas of her back.

    I am hoping that this detailed chronology might help draw some connections with others who have experienced significant symptoms within two weeks of receiving their H1N1 shot. We could use some answers from those who might be able to relate to the above details.


  135. Posted by Linda on February 1, 2010 at 4:47 am

    I’am 62 I had the H1N1 vacine in early Nov/09 Wish I had not rec’d it.As of Dec.24/09 I have been ill My Dr, was treating me for a lung infection. Until I went to the hospital and they told me I had H1N1.What was the point of taking the vacine,to end up having this.prior to taking this vacine I was just fine and worked,cleaned my house made meals.My husband has cancer and he was told to take this god forsaken vacine and that I should also take it being his caregiver.What a farse.Everyday I’am going through another symptom.This has been absoulutely unreal.I cannot even go to work.Dizzy,headache,earache,swollen gland,jaw pain from ear to ear,problem swallowing,day and night sweats,chills,muscle pain, stomach pain,blurred vision,nauseated all day,no appetite,rash on my chest that periodicall throughout the day is very itchy,neck pain constant fatigue,shortness of breath and pain between shoulder blades that sometime dart around to my rib cage


  136. Posted by Margie on February 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    My husband had the H1N1 shot in December. His arm and hand have swelled and his left chest also has swelled for two months now. The doctor thinks he may have lymphoma but he has had a CT scan, an x-ray and an ultrasound and nothing has shown up. He has taken three rounds of three different antibiotics but nothing has affected it. It is still swollen and this is February.


  137. Posted by Ashton on February 2, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Received H1N1 vaccine (adjuvanted) nine days ago. Experienced fatigue, body aches, and abdominal pain afterward. That evening, I also got a productive cough and would go into coughing fits to the point I could barely breathe. Fatigue has been extreme. Have barely been able to get out of bed all week, and can barely stand long enough to shower. Two days ago I began experiencing chills (but no fever), body aches, leg pain, loss of appetite, migraines, nausea, and really bad back pain. Very concerned especially about the fatigue. I’ve been very shaky and experiencing all-over weakness. Greatly regret receiving this injection. Was “scared” into it, because they said I was high-risk (young woman (25), and have the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s (hypothyroidism).


  138. Posted by Rita on February 2, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Toronto Sun reporting again today: “Andrew Morrison, spokeman for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, said the cases include four vaccine recipients who came down with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) — a rare neurological condition characterized by sudden weakness or parlysis. Another 13 people came down with anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction which can include symptoms of anaphylactic shock, rapid heartbeat, itchiness in the skin and difficulty breathing.”



  139. Posted by Lori on February 4, 2010 at 6:24 am

    I work in a Chronic care hospital where they were strongly urged to get the H1N1, and have heard many patients complaining about the side effects they had from it including flu symptoms, extreme tenderness on the arm of injection, a lot of swelling and pain, brusing (not just on the arm but over the whole body). One woman said within a couple days after she nearly died as she started to bleed internally…something that had never happened to her before. A lot of patients said their arthritis had worsened and many felt very sick for days aftewards. I’ve noticed that patients are having more lab testing done than ever because they feel so unwell. Many patients have told me that they will never again have any flu shots.


  140. Posted by kevin on February 4, 2010 at 9:57 am

    i have posted twice on this board. after a month and a half have finally shook the headache off. still when i look back on the shot in dec. i was acting really weird, tired and not feeling well. i still have a ways to go but i feel i’m over the hurdle. good luck to you all from shediac nb.


  141. Posted by Patricia Tait on February 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I had the H1N1 shot Dec 3, By Dec 10 I was at emerg for eye infection Dec 19 was back at emerg with hives Gave me dose of predenzone and sent me home Was back at emerg Dec 21, Three different kinds of hives covering my entire body Went into shock and had to have heart monitor, oxygen epi needle and some in an IV to bring me around I still have swollen tongue and a sore throat I go to see my specialist next week I have reported this to the Ont Ministry of Health I have discoid lupus so it may have been a factor in what happened Im still fatigued also


  142. The following reactions were reported to me:
    -A man I met while flyering in Montreal said his sister-in-law came down with GBS after the shot.
    – A woman I met while flyering said her toddler son became ill with fever and aches after the vaccine.
    -A woman contacted me on the Internet and said her mother came down with GBS within the week of receiving her shot. Her doctor insisted her condition must have been caused by some virus she had contracted, not the shot. She had had no pre-existing health condition.
    -The daycare provider of a friend died within a few days of receiving the shot. He was middle-aged and had no pre-existing conditions. This occurred in Quebec and was not reported in the news.
    Another friend of this same friend was 5 months pregnant when she received her H1N1 vaccine. She lost her baby 3 or 4 days later. No cause was determined for her loss. This is strange as second trimester pregnancy loss is fairly unusual and is most commonly caused by an incompetent cervix.
    – Two other women I met on the Internet told me they miscarried within 3 days of receiving their shots. They were both late in the 1st trimester and miscarriage rate is usually about 3% after 9 weeks.
    -My friend’s 9-year-old niece received the shot and came down with a severe respiratory infection almost immediately ad was put on antibiotics. She had been perfectly healthy when she took her vaccine. She had also received Gardasil on the same day.
    -Another friend’s daughter’s arm swelled up after she was given the H1N1 vaccine.
    -Today one woman who works at my son’s daycare told me that her arm swelled after the shot and she has had a strange rash on the arm ever since. She showed me the rash. It looked like peach-colored raised patches. Ironically, she said she makes a point of eating only organic food. She also said she felt like she had been suckered into taking the shot.


  143. Posted by Tina on February 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Im a 24 year old and on Nov 5th I got the h1n1 shot with my 4 year old little boy and about 5 days later I got a red burning rash on my hands,it was only there for about 3 days,not a big deal.On Nov 15 I started getting what felt like muscle flutters in my left calf so I started reading up on GBS on the internet and got all freaked out,but friends and family got me calmed down and convinced me it was stress.Well with in days the flutters started all over my body,worse in the legs.So i went into a doctor who told me it could be h1n1,or a reaction to the shot or MS but there was nothing she was gonna do for me,she said to go see my family doctor.Went and seen family doctor,she noticed I had a rapid heart rate but she wasnt concerned about the fluttering and she didnt think the shot caused it.So I went on for about a month with just flutters.By mid Dec my left calf had stiffened up and stayed that way for a week.I went and seen another doctor and he said he would take tests to see if I had some kind of deficiency.All blood work was fine except slightly elevated calcium.Through all of this I still had a rapid heart rate so I was put on a beta blocker.The Doctor took other blood tests but everything came back fine.Since then I have started getting really bad chest pain,a neck that tenses on and off like 20 times a day,a terrible sore throat and muscle aches every where.Ive been to 6 different doctors and everyone of them says Im fine.They pretty much say Im to0 young to have any real issues.Im very frustrated,because Im in pain and Im uncomfortable and nobody is listening to me,and Im scared by the time a doctor takes me seriously It will be to late. Oh ya and along with my muscle problems,I have had the tingling and numbing all over my body. I will NEVER take a vaccine again.


    • Posted by Laura on February 12, 2010 at 9:39 am

      I too will never take this vaccine again. I got the shot in Nov. and was fine for about a week. Then I started experiencing side effects, such as headaches, a very sore stomach that caused me to pass out. Then about two weeks later I started having terrible neck pain and feeling unsteady and having many dizzy spells. One morning I could not walk steady on my own, so my husband took me to the hospital. He had to wheel me in on a wheel chair, as all I wanted to do was fall over. They told me that I had Vertigo (an inner ear problem) and sent me home with pills. Since then I can not believe the number of people who have Vertigo and just in the past few months. I am willing to bet that everyone of those people have had the H1N1. Since being told that I have Vertigo, I continue to experience, dizzy spells, have a sore neck. rapid heart beat and an elevated blood pressure. I also have bouts of a choking feeling and not being able to breath and my sense of smell has intensified. I am tired all the time and haven’t felt well since November. I am 61 yrs. old and have not been on any medication all my life till now. I was in excellent health and exercised lots and now I can hardly go for a walk. Hopefully this will go away as I really do not want this inner ear problem and tiredness for the rest of my life.


    • Posted by Linda on October 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

      I too have had problems just as you have described. I had the H1N1 vaccine in November 2009. I had a sore arm the next day. I didn’t think anything of this since the rest of my co-works also had sore arms. This lasted a couple days and almost a week from some of my co-workers. I was seemingly fine till March 2009 when I started getting burning in my left toes. Also my left arm where I had the shot also fell asleep. I thought this was just due the way I slept. after several morning of this I thought I would have a message in April 21, 2009. This made everything worse. now I had tingling and pain and numbness all through the left side of my body of course this freaked me out so I when to the emergency. The doctor there gave my anti-inflammitories and told me to follow up with my doctor if this didn’t get better.

      A week later i was still not better and saw my GP who did a urine dip and said I had a bladder infection and gave me a prescription of antibiotics and said he’d refer me to a neurologist for me numbness and tingling.
      The week of taking the antibiotics my back never hurt so bad in my life the numbness and neuralgia got worse. I also felt a little bit nauseous that week and didn’t get better till I had finished the antibiotics. I still had the numbness, tingling and now weakness in my left and right leg and left arm worse in the mornings. And now I was leaking urine and my left hip feels “swollen” all the time. I didn’t however get to see the neurologist till June, 2010. He thought I might have MS and so sent me for an MRI of my head and neck and did nerve conduction studies. These came back negative and so he said he didn’t think anything was wrong with me neurologically. But why he never explained what else theses clearly neurological symptoms were I’ll never know.

      So, I went back to my GP. I told him AGAIN about everything I was experiencing and all he said was he’d refer me to a urologist for the urine leakage. which I have to what, now, till the end of November to see. However, noone seems to know what could cause the weakness, numbness, pain in my left hip, arm, leg(and right thigh)!!!

      I even went to a walk-in clinic to get a second opinion and the dr. there said I had sciatica and is sending me for another x-ray(my last one in May was negative) of my lower back and referring me to physio. Basically he doesn’t know either what’s wrong with me. I feel all the doctors think this is all in my head. But seriously! why would i make this up. I don’t even like taking medication or pain meds.

      I am sooo FRUSTRATED. I came across this site and it seemed to explain alot for me-still no fix. I know it was 4 months before these symptoms started, but nothing else seems to explain it .


  144. Posted by Rita on February 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Toronto Sun AGAIN with more stories of GBS, two more horrific stories here:

    “According to the ministry of health, they are investigating just four reported cases of GBS in Ontario following the province’s mass inoculation of five million people.

    But we’ve already told the harrowing stories of two patients who blame their debilitating onset of GBS on the swine flu shot — which they received within days of each other at the same Markham doctors’ clinic.

    Since then, four more GBS victims have come forward to the Sunday Sun. With the addition of a Hamilton case reported last November, that’s seven Ontario cases by our count alone.

    So exactly how many have really been devastated by this highly touted vaccine?”


    • Posted by Diane on September 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm

      You can add me to the list of those affected by GBS. I went to a diagnostic clinic in Toronto and the neurologist brought up the good possibility that I am experiencing the effects courtesy of the vaccination. I have not felt at all well since early January and felt unsafe to drive an automobile. I have epilepsy and have not been able to stabilize my anti convulsant in my blood stream, hence I have not driven, I am hoping these symptons will gradually diminish. Hopefully we will ALL get back to our individual “normal” in the next couple of months. It just seems to be a very slow recovery. Good luck to everyone…..lets all try to be possitive and encourage one anotherm,
      Diane. Central/Northern Ontario ()District of Algoma)


  145. Posted by Jose Perez on February 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    i had my HINI flue injection on Nov.17,2009. Since that time my left arm has been very painful to the point that I can barely lift it without feeling severe pain. I find it difficult to even put my shirt on to put my left arm into the left sleeve of my shirt. I have gone back to my Doctor to complain about this pain and told me that probably he was able to put the needle of the syringe in a nerve and this is why I have the pain. He prescribed me an ointment to put on my affected arm, but I had to stop this since I was getting a rash in my left arm. My Doctor told me that probably I would have to have Ultra Sound treatments. I have not had this Ultra Sound treatments yet.


  146. Posted by babymalai on February 13, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    my son and I both had h1n1 shots, then got the flu itself, and i have NEVER BEEN SO SICK IN MY LIFE, I TRULY THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE, EVERY SYMPTOM,, THAT THE VACCINATIONS WERE GIVING I HAD, BUT THE WORST I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE, I WAS SICK WITH THE INITIAL FLU FOR TWO WEEKS, AND WAS COMPLETELY BEDRIDDEN,NOT EVEN COHERANT, AFTERWARDS ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY PNEUMONIA, WHICH TOOK ALMOST ALL THE LIFE OUT OF ME,i call it the heabie jeabies, and i felt like i was crawling our of my skin for an entire month, muscle spasms, and i couldn;t breath at all, completely lethargic, couldn;t move, it was everything to keep enough fluid in me i was sweating so badly, soaking wet, and i couldn;t drink enough fluid, and the fever was so bad my healthy 14 year old son was sick for almost as long as me, and almost as sick as i was, \my fever was so high, ihad a rash all over my face, chest, stomach, and back, at one point my fever was 104, and i was delusional in the tub, i was scrawny to begin with, but near the end of my illness, which it had been a month, i weighed 89 pounds, i am 5’5, it took until the end of January, I had the flu in the middle of October,, it took until the end of January for me to not feel so tired that i seriously thought i would never ever feel better, my husband and i decided, that our other son, wouldnt get the vaccination, nor would my husband, even though they seen how sick we were, they wouldn;t take the shot.

    i feel alot of people are actually getting the h1n1 from the vaccine. alot of the reactions to the vaccine really ressemble the flu itself, I have had the flu itself, and alot of these reactions are exactly how i felt when i was in full blown sickness with the flu, but with a million times worse symptoms, i feel better, but not completely, and i am so tired all the time,. i can never seem to feel like i felt before i had this most horrible horrible disease, but i am an advocate to NOT GET THE VACCINE, AS I NOTICED IT WAS RAMPANT, AFTER THEY VACCINATED, ONLY AFTER THEY VACCINATED, DID THE FLU GO CRAZY IN MY TOWN


  147. Posted by Viola on February 14, 2010 at 8:31 am

    I have commented on your site previously and continue with my arm pain since Oct. 26th. If symptoms continue beyond four weeks I strongly urge you to report them to the following agency: Public Health Agency of Canada 613-957-0247. They can’t record it, if you don’t report it.

    I am stuck waiting for an appointment with a nerve specialist and an MRI and my symptoms are getting worse, not better. In the meantime – nothing but pain killers.

    I believe there was something in the vaccine that did harm to some of us and it needs to be made public – people need to be informed that there are side affects that are long lasting and we are not getting the medical attention we need.


    • Posted by Pam on February 14, 2010 at 6:02 pm

      I have been having similar right shoulder and arm and hand pain since my injection on Oct 26/09. Frozen shoulder was diagnosed due to protection of my arm. My ROM has gotten better but the pain is still there….Pain killers etc…..tingling, numbness in my whole arm to my fingertips.

      Last month I started having a bit of twitching in my right arm. This has now gotten worse, my whole body twitches waking even my boyfriend up!! I have been off work since Nov 26th. No sleep, pain and twitching.

      I was given a cortisone shot from my family Dr. No improvement.
      I was then referred to an orthopedic surgeon for some insite. I was then given a second cortisone shot. Crossing my fingers that this would work. With no success!! In the meantime the orthopedic surgeon, questioned the infectious control Dr in the Hospital about my condition. He said that “this is the first time he has seen a case like this”…hmmmmmm I knew I was’nt the only one.

      Now still on pain killers anti-inflammatory’s and other medication for secondary reaction to the injection.

      Still off work! and more Dr appointments but no answers!! Very frustrating! I am starting to wonder if this will be permenant.


    • Posted by nancy finkbeiner on February 14, 2011 at 9:03 am

      since the h1n1 my wrists are swollen my foot and knee
      this has been on going for almost two years.Somebody needs to be
      responsible for this.


  148. There are a great many people on this page who are suffering long-term damage from the H1N1 vaccine, and have found little recourse. However, you all need to know that the waivers you signed are legally useless: They protect no-one, because INFORMED CONSENT was not given, and the waiver must include fully-informed consent in order to be valid.

    The Canadian government was much less than forthcoming on the explanation of risk factors, lack of testing, and most particularly did not tell people that they might miscarry, or even die, or in what sort of numbers. Yet they DID admit that they expect some will be harmed. They KNEW, but they failed to inform properly, and in fact it was IMPOSSIBLE to properly inform anyone, since each person’s body is different, and will react differently, as well as being more or less subject to risk factors being realized on a unique basis. This was not communicated to people, nor was there any way for people to know in advance.

    This information was based on what I learned in a law class with Professor Robert Solomon of the University of Western Ontario Law School, who said, “Waivers aren’t worth the paper they shouldn’t be written on”, because they do NOT guarantee informed consent, and therefore cannot form part of a lawful contract. “Informed consent ” is entrenched in ALL LAW, and is a part of every bit of health legislation in the country, if not the world. If it is not present, there is no contract…. and no indemnification!

    For those of you who have been grievously harmed, my deepest sympathies; but do not for a hot second believe you are powerless. Speak to a lawyer, and find out what your real rights are!
    (Please do not construe this as legal advice: I am not a lawyer. But DO follow up with a legal practitioner to confirm. And do NOT assume that because you signed a waiver, you are stuck!)


  149. Posted by Audrey Ranni on February 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I am 61 years old, work in the health care system. Regretfully had the H1N1 shot at the Public Health Unit in Windsor, Ontario Oct. 27, 2009. Person giving the shot stated I had a very tense muscle, she gave the injection very high near the bone. She pushed the needle into the area. I was in extreme pain after this. Muscle aching persisted in the left arm for weeks and then months, across the back of my shoulders and into the right arm. Muscle aching down the right arm into the fingertips, thigh areas, hip joints. i have been working and complaining about this since the shot. I stated three days after getting the shot I don’t know why I ever did it. Now it three months past, muscle aching is worsening in both arms with weakness, vision loss, temporal lobe veins occasionally protruding, extreme tiredness particulary if I am not as active at work during the day. Activity on my feet makes it lessen for some reason. Severe tiredness after a day’s work requiring sleep right away. I am an extremely active person with four teenagers and five grandchildren. My energy has depleted immensely. I don’t usually go to doctors only once a year or two to maintain one. So this week I am going to complain about these severe symptoms since they are not lessening but worsening. Muscle will almost lock up in my right arm between the elbow and hand on driivng. Cold bothers it. Hot baths with epsom salts helps. Naprosyn products does not touch the achiness. I am going to have lab work this week to see what my counts are. I do blame this on the vaccination fully. My friends and colleagues at work can verify this.


  150. Posted by Karen Pennella on February 17, 2010 at 9:13 am

    I received my shot nov 13th pm since i get pain in joints hip hard time sometimes standing .Generally all over pain in muscles off and on. Also the worse is my eyes they still are causing me problems 3 months later and i seen the doctors they cant see anything there although no one hs actually checked anymore then shining a light in my eyes. My legs and arms from knee and elbow down off and on like they are jelly feeling.


  151. Posted by Bill on February 19, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I am a 48 year old male from Maple Ridge B.C. After getting my H1N1 shot In January I have a number of things that bother me. I have a sharp pain in my sholder like a pinched nerve. I am getting pain in my fingers and numbing in my face. I feel like a have a rash that burns but can’t see any rash. Can the shot cause nerve damage in my face. I got my shot through my work. I felt I had to get the shot as I am a truck driver and work with the public. Thank you


  152. Posted by Linda on February 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I sent in a comment Feb.1/10.I’am 62 and the problems I’am having are absolutely unreal.I’am still unable to work or drive.What I would like to know.I’am presently having still jaw pain,inner ear pain,but now terrible piercing head pain which is constent not just periodically.Tylenol or ibuprofen don’t help,this has been going on now w/head pain 2 weeks.Has anyone else experience this.


    • Posted by Anna Diehl on February 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm

      Sorry to hear of your pain – my son continues experiencing such head pains… he has other issues in that realm (brain atrophy, asthma – he’s 9, gifted with high-functioning autism with certain extreme sensitivities) but there has been a definite increase in frequency and intensity since vaccination. Have appointment with neurologist March 2, EEG immediately prior. Will keep y’all informed.


  153. Posted by Joanne on February 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    My cousin received the H1N1 shot back in November 2009. He experienced pain in his arm where the shot was given and could not lift his hand up to get a kleenex out of the box. It is only recently that the pain is now almost all gone and that his hand is almost back to normal. However, he is still experiencing numbness and tingling in his hand. He also developed some sort of flu for a month after receiving the shot.

    When he went to a clinic after experiencing these symptoms, a nurse there told him to never get the H1N1 shot again.

    Luckily, he is getting better but it has taken 3 months for a noticeable improvement.


  154. Posted by Zabina on February 23, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I am a healthy 53 yr old woman with no health issues other than sciatic pain in the left leg which I have had for years. In the middle of November I was given the H1N1 shot together with the seasonal flu shot on each arm. Two weeks later, I started experiencing severe joint and muscle pain in my left wrist and thumb. I thought it would go away. When it did not, went to the doctor who told me that I had tendonitis and to keep taking 1200 mg of tylenol a day. I did this, but the pain did not go away, and the rest of my body esp the joints in my hands, arms, back and feet started hurting uncontrollably. This pain and throbbing is now constant. I have checked everything, my diet has not changed, nothing! This has started since I had the h1n1 shot. I have taken the seasonal flu shot for the past 15 yrs and never had a problem. My sister had the H1n1 same time as I did in Edmonton and she is having the same pain. The doctors are unwilling to believe this! I am at a loss, don’t know what to do. My naturopath says it is caused by H1N1 but I don’t want to take any cortisone shots etc. Will this ever go away? Has anyone else experienced this? Any solutions? PLEASE HELP!
    Thanks a million.


  155. Posted by mal randhawa on February 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Am 53 years old from Penticton, B.C. and had flu shot and h1n1 shot taken at the same time as I was told that it was ok by the people administering it. Took the shots first week of December, 2009 and had no immediate reactons. Third week, Boxing Day, started breaking out in hives in my scalph and forehead. Till today am still breaking out in hives all over my body, swollen lips which alternates up and lower lips, alternating swollen eyelids, chest, legs, arms etc… Been taking pictures everyday. Doctor put me on starting dose of prednisone at 50 mgs, tapering to 5 mg in two months plus 10 mgs of antihistamine in the morning and 10mg at night. I have no energy whatsoever as i feel like a zombie all day from these drugs. It is a trial and error medicationj in my belief and it seem not to be helping at all. The specialist told me that it is most likely from the vaccines but she cannot prove it yet. I have started to feel pain in my left arm and feel that my heart area is throbbing. I feel piercing pain once in awhile in my kidney area after taking medication feeling like my organ cannot process all these drugs. I have now gained 12 pounds in three weeks. I have had no problems before i took these vaccines and was fit and active. Now i feel like a vegetable, no energy and can sleep all day. Thanks for having this website as it makes me feel better just to tell other people. The government should at least get some remedies on the table as it is a serious matter for all people affected.


    • Posted by JST on April 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      mal randhawa,

      I have had chronic hives now for four months and after at least 6 blood tests, visits to the dermatologist, immunologist, allergist, naturuopath, everything is “perfect” in the tests but I am still dealing with it and nobody can explain why. Its just an autoimmune reaction (presumed) that will hopefully go away soon they say. The natruropathic Dr. suggested the possibility that the adjuvant in the h1N1 vaccine may have stimulated my immune system to overreact and hence the 4 months of hives. However, since I didn’t have any reaction for about a month after getting the shot, the “real” Doctors deny this. I had the same symptoms as you… Xmas eve (about 4 wks after getting the shot) I awoke at 4 am with swelling eyes lips etc., hives everywhere, you name it. The immunologist has gotten me off the prednisone (hopefully you have by now as well), and onto Alprazolam (primarily for anxiety but also has antihistamine properties) and this is working soooooo much better than anything without the negative side effects of prenisone (although it make me drowsy). I also take aerius and about 60-80 mgs of Reactine daily and have minimal symptoms now.


      • Posted by JST on August 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

        Just a quick report to note that I am still experiencing chronic hives… 8.5 months after the shot. Anyone else still in this boat as well? TKS.

      • Posted by JST on November 21, 2010 at 8:26 am

        As of November 21, 2010, I still have chronic hives. They were under control for the most party with my medications, but now seem to be getting worse. My immunologist does not feel this was caused by the H1N1 shot, however I now have so much evidence from this site and at least three other people in my area (Halifax, NS) that I cannot believe otherwise. There must be something we can do about this. There must be some way to reverse the effects of the vaccine! I am not interested in money, just a cure.

      • Posted by John on November 21, 2010 at 5:54 pm

        Dear JST
        I have posted several times in the past and suffered from Chronic hives from Nov 2009 – Sep 2010
        I was referred to an Allergist /Immunologist in Halifax and after much trail and error she was the
        one who helped . Get a referral to Dr. Gina Lacuesta at Halifax Allergy and Asthma.
        My real name is Ryan . She will help you and understands. She delt with me for months and never gave up. Feel free to mention my name. Have you tried Plaquenil? It was the drug that finally made a difference.
        Your immune system is probably in Hyper drive and this autoimmune reaction can be stopped.
        Good luck and God Bless.

      • Posted by JST on November 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm

        Thank you, John, for your comments. I am seeing Dr. L. (she is fabulous), and for about 6 months the drugs she gave me basically left me with just a few dots each morning. Now I am gradually back to the big blotches, swollen fingers/lips, etc., on the same dosage. It is the worst in the morning. I have not been on Plaquenil yet (everything else but that I would assume!), and have an appointment with her next week, so I’ll see if it’s right for me. I am so happy to hear that your hives went away, as I am losing hope. Are you completely off of your drugs now? Thanks for your post. I wonder how many other posters on this site are from Halifax, NS? There seems to be a theme.

  156. Posted by sylvie on February 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Just came across this site and thought I’d also share…my mom has been sick ever since she got both seasonal and h1n1 shots in the fall – it’s now February and she now has pneumonia after struggling all winter with back pain, anemia, stomach infection, mouth infection (so let’s give her more and more antibiotics) but no flu symptoms. Could be all coincidental…could be a direct result? She has a number of chronic conditions (she’s almost 77) but none of these ailments can be directly linked to her heart or diabetes. I think there are many more people who have been affected by this vaccine but as someone posted, no one is really taking count. Thanks to this blog to allow some venting of frustration and perhaps a better view into what’s really going on out there. My only wish is for people to take care of themselves as best they can without relying on the government (for anything!) for health advice. Even the WHO is dealing with pharmaceutical companies that don’t have the best reputations or clean track records…but somehow, that doesn’t make the front page.


  157. My son and I received the H1N1 (adjuvanted) on Feb 24th, 2009 in the morning. I did not want to get the shot due to the controversy over the testing, but my Doctor suggested it since we are taking an extended vacation in the southern hemisphere and they are predicting an outbreak there in the near future (not sure how they can predict that?) Within 20 minutes of getting the shot i felt a tightness in my chest and was a bit shakey and sweating. I stayed home from work, but my son went off to school for the rest of the day and when he came home was complaining of a headache. I felt better in the afternoon, but by around 9:00, I had trouble chewing and swallowing noticed my tongue felt swollen. My son was not himself the entire evening, quite tired and lethargic. I woke up 3 times in the night sweating. My son woke up in the morning with a headache and his right eye slightly pinkish in colour. I put some drops in his eye and gave him some advil and sent him off to school. Today my hands and arms were itchy on and off during the day. My son called my at noon to pick him up as he was not feeling well. He had dark circles under his eyes and a headache. We both came home and rested. We had a late afternoon nap and when we woke up, he felt better, but I had a nose bleed when I got up. We are both fairly heathly, with no allergies or previous history of major illness. We have both received the seasonal flu shot in the past with no issues. I am not one to run out and get these shots just because of the media hype and had no intention of getting this vaccine originally. I will not get it again and will not recommend it. I’m hoping in the next day or 2 these reactions subside, but i’m a little disturbed reading the other entries from people who have had long term effects. Not to mention, the only thing I read online about this shot from the government or medical profession s there are minimal adverse reactions, yet there are thousands of posts out there saying otherwise.


  158. Another poor souls life blighted by this toxic vaccine;
    H1N1 shot blamed for Calgary woman’s rare disorder
    23 Feb 2010
    A Calgary woman regrets getting the H1N1 shot after her doctor told her it likely caused a rare and painful disorder.

    Norma Goldring said she felt compelled to get an H1N1 vaccine because she is diabetic and has had a heart attack, two factors that Alberta Health noted as putting people at higher risk for serious complications from swine flu.

    But soon after getting the shot last winter, Goldring felt ill.

    “My body was aching and I was throwing up. Then I developed a spot on my leg,” she said.

    The rash spread quickly and Goldring ended up in hospital on Christmas Day. “By the time I got to emergency, it spread pretty bad and turned to blisters.”

    Her kidneys were shutting down. Doctors eventually diagnosed it as vasculitis, an inflammation that destroys blood vessels.

    Her doctor, who asked not to be named, concluded it was probably connected to the H1N1 shot.
    Desmond Fordyce, her partner, said he is worried the vaccine wasn’t tested properly before widespread public vaccinations began.

    “I think they’re killing you more than giving you something for making you better,” he said.
    Read more;


  159. Posted by FTMM on March 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    This vaccine still bothers me even after 3 months!!!!!!!!

    Throat pain and headache (strange pain)


  160. Received my H1N1 over four monhts ago and still have intermittant pain in my right arm where I received the shot. Thought it was my imagnation until I stsrted doing some research on the web. I guess I’m not the only one.


  161. Posted by shania on March 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I had the h1n1 vaccine as soon as it was available. after about 1 hour i was sitting down eating lunch, when all of a sudden my whole head went dizzy very badly like never befor, I almost fell out of my chair. I phoned the hospital, they said its a normal reaction. Well i still get dizzy spells all the time now, feels like i am in a mild earthquake alot. Also my BP was always 114 over 76 give or take a few numbers, now i am 114 over 48,,, nothing else has changed in my life to do that, again the drs say its a great number and i am just so healthy… I find it strange that i have a new blood pressure and I am dizzy almost every day. If i had to do it again, I never would have gotten the shot, for me or my family.


  162. Posted by shania on March 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    oh yes and I also am normally very healthy no allergies, never any reactions to anything. I have been intoxicated befor and never felt the dizzyness like i got an hour or so after the h1n1 shot,,, it scaired me and when i phoned the hospital she almost laughed at me, saying all those symptoms were perfectly normal
    then why dont all the other shots have that perfectly normal reaction??


  163. Posted by FTMM on March 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    No many people are followig up this issue now……why?


  164. Believe me, this issue is being hotly followed by many major activism groups, with a view to presenting information to the people of Canada that makes them think twice about blindly subjecting themselves to government health initiatives without being properly informed.

    Many people on this page believe that because they signed a waiver, they cannot sue for damages. This is untrue. The waiver is worthless without proper informed consent, which is the law in all our provinces. While Glaxo was fully open in disclosure of risk factors, our government was not so forthcoming in what it used to “inform” us all. Without informed consent, the government IS liable, and cannot rely on a bogus waiver. This information is sourced to a very prominent legal authority, a professor of law at Western University, and an expert in liability law. He says “A waiver isn’t worth the paper it shouldn’t be written on”, because there is NO WAY to provide proper informed consent.

    We are still getting frequent comments here from people who are suffering from the shot for months afterward, with no relief and no improvement. Some symptoms are very serious, and indicate long-term problems coming in future. Some people’s lives have been ruined for their trust of authority. Lives were lost, including those of newborns and the unborn… and in some cases, children lost a parent.

    It is our hope that there is a lawyer and a brave victim who wants to start up a suit and turn it into a class action, whereby all Canadians who were damaged by this useless vaccine will gain access to compensation from a government that thought nothing of exposing people to such unknown, unquantifiable risks.

    If you have been vaccine-injured by any version of the H1N1 vaccine in Canada, and have contacted a lawyer, please share this page with your counsel, and remind him that there is no such thing as a waiver against this sort of damage! DO NOT TAKE IT LYING DOWN.

    If we can help you to further litigation against the Canadian government, we will do so, including by supplying the data from this page (privacy protected). Never believe this issue has been forgotten.
    But Bill C-6 is coming back into Parliament, and we are preoccupied with fighting this bill which threatens to end health freedom in this nation, so if we seem distracted, it is with good reason.

    Please stay tuned, keep reporting and updating as necessary. Keep in touch with this site, and know that you are not alone!


  165. Please do not use this page as a discussion forum. People are invited to report their adverse vaccine events here, but it is not a forum for personal interaction. We will be making an overall report soon based on the reports left here, and discussions and other interactions would make that task very difficult.

    You are welcome to make comments elsewhere on this site.

    And please, those of you who are utilizing this page, consider donating to this site to maintain it, because this is the only place we know of that is allowing the open reportage of vaccine injuries, as well as the only group that is fighting to keep Canadian health care a made-in-Canada decision. Donation details are on the main page, and we need your help!

    Thank you for your cooperation, and your generous support of the work to ensure health freedom in Canada, which has never faced greater challenges than right now!


  166. Posted by Sharon on March 21, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I had both flu shots at the same time at the end of October 2009
    H1N1 adjuvant
    I am mid 50’s have had Fibromyalgia for a while but coping well with it
    I had a very bad systemic reaction with the “expected” side effects, fever, dizziness, strange dreams, muscle aches etc
    I had a lot of warm red swelling on the side that got the H1N1
    it was the size of half a baseball in my shoulder/ neck area, just above the collarbone
    It lasted for at least three weeks
    I had joint pain in my shoulder which lasted for three months and it still comes back quite often even now five months later
    I have never had any problem with that shoulder before the H1N1 shot


  167. Posted by Maggie on March 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

    The only reason I took the shot was because my family doctor and respirologist said it was absolutely necessary, given my Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency. I have decreased lung capacity, and yet, inspite of this I have had not more than one cold in the year for the past 20 years or more. After taking the shot, I was unable to move my head from side to side for at least three months. Going to the chiro did not relieve this. The muscles on either side of my neck and behind were swollen and stiff. Added to that, i have had at least 5-6 colds and lung infections. It seems like my immune system has been compromised. I also experienced an anaphylactic reaction to some cheese I ate which contained yeast. I was in acute care for this and am glad that I was near a hospital as my epipen had expired. I am alergic to yeast, but the last time I had a reaction like this was in 1981!


  168. I am a mother of 4 , preschool teacher, and i am age 41. On nov. 9th, 2009 i received the h1n1 vaccine at my doctor’s office. I drove home(takes 15 minutes) and walked through the door to wave at my husband that i was home. When i turned around I got dizzy and I told him I was going to lay down. Right when I layed down I got burning in my head, my chest, and my legs. My face became swollen and I lost my motor skills and was having trouble breathing. My husband got me to the emergency room and by this time i was having uncontrollable shaking. He was not allowed to bring my son in the emergency room so he stepped out to call a neighbor . At that time the nurses labeled me as anxious and treated me as such. Since then, I have had numbness in head, spine, and legs,. I could not talk for a while and still get tongue twisted at times. I looked like I had a stroke on right side , eye drooping, and mouth, and hand for a while. I have been extremely dizzy, walked into walls, forgot how to drive or operate a car, etc., I have had pain in heart, along with numerous other symptoms. I now have burning in head and pain like it is bruised. My thinking skills are slow and vision blurred. I feel like my system is continually being attacked and I can’t get treatment like plasma pheresis , etc,. because i have been told since there is no known name such as GBS that they can’t just treat me. I feel like it is going into an autoimmune disease and am trying to prevent this and have been fighting for my life for me and for my children. If you know anyone that can help or whom has more information please contact me at this email. Helpless mother who just wanted to be well and now I have ruined my life.


  169. There is hope for regaining your health, Beth ( and others )… several protocols exist to cleanse much of this toxicity from your body. Check out the website of Dr. Rashid Buttar, who treated Washington Redskins cheerleader Desiree Jennings and has restored much of her health , which continues to improve. Also Dr. Russell Blaylock. There are many others. An Osteopath is your best bet, but do get naturopathic help, as the medical community has very little to offer you, but the natural community has a great deal. Get on the computer and do your research, and you will find a pile of information that you need to understand.
    Also, people need to realize that the waiver that you were asked to sign did not prove informed consent, as you are allowed under law in all provinces. SEE A LAWYER. The Canadian Government said it would compensate vaccine-injuries, then tried its best to avoid that liability with its waiver. But that waiver may not be worth the paper it’s written on, so explore ALL your rights!


  170. Posted by Viola on March 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I have posted here several times. My H1N1 vaccination was received Oct. 26 and my arm problems persist. MRI is scheduled for May 3. My Adverse Effect Report has been filed which everyone here should have done as well.
    Yesterday I phoned my contact at PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada). I informed her I have no improvement and I am extremely unhappy that my whole quality of life has been altered because of the H1N1 vaccine.
    She said they were still trying to determine what was causing the arm pain to some people and thought the injection was given too high and injured the deltoid muscle, but that might not be the case in everyone. I asked what they would do to compensate me financially for both my expenses and for pain and suffering. She said it would have to come from the province, not federally. I asked why? Her answer: she said she knew the US was doing it and that our government was late in getting into it – that was her explanation. She was going to email the Minister of Health in Alberta and also bring it up at their next meeting at the end of this month.
    I asked why there was nothing in the Adverse Effect PHAC report about long term arm pain – her answer was that until they could determine what had, or was causing it, they would post it there.
    I asked her to check if my Adverse Effect had been filed and she told me she did not have the ability to look it up and to check locally. On January 21 when I talked to her she did look it up by birth date and said it had not been filed yet. I believe she is not being truthful with me – one time she can look it up and then the next time she can’t ???
    I did call the Health Unit responsible filing the Adverse Effect report and they confirmed it was filed.
    My arm pain symptoms are:
    • Numbness and tingling in hand
    • Shock feeling going up arm and when dressing or putting arm in coat sleeve
    • Crawling pain in upper under arm
    • Severe jolting pain on top of upper arm
    • Feels like muscles are twisted
    • Feels like large rubber band is pulled out as far as it can be
    • Shoulder pain
    • Pain to hold anything heavy, can’t open fridge door, or open and close car door
    • Temperature difference in each arm
    • Swelling in forearm
    • Can not lift my arm or turn to the side very far
    All of this for over five months – sometimes I rock with the pain and even have had a few crying jags in private.
    I am sorry this is such a lengthy post, but I am angry about the vaccine, upset at my doctor who isn’t doing anything, upset because I have to wait so long for an MRI, and so terribly tired of the pain.
    I want a cure and I want my life back – just like the rest of you.


    • Posted by jennifer on October 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      I too am suffering since the H1N1 vaccine last October. It’s been over 1 yr. already that my life has drastically changed. At the time, the injection site was sore so I brushed it off as a typical reaction to vaccine injections. This went on for weeks/months at the rotor cuff /mid upper arm area. It is so sensitive to the slightist touch. It still feels like there is a ‘bump'(hematoma) there. This pain has persisted on a constant daily basis. After about 2 months the whole thing developed into a frozen shoulder where I was completely immobilized of any ROM. I couldn’t even wipe my bottom, wash my hair/face, brush my teeth. OMG! These are basic elements to daily living. Then there is the entire change of lifestyle-chronic pain to the point of tears, no relief from cortison shots, pain meds, anti-inflammatories, physio. exercises, etc. No life pleasures-sports, living in general is out the window!
      When I’ve gone to various physicians they poo-poo the idea that it was the H1N1 shot! But I know it is. My entire life has changed this past year! Interestingly, my mother has very similar symptoms but on a lesser scale. This is MADDNESS! I want my life/arm/shoulder back too.


  171. Posted by Patrick on March 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

    How long do these H1N1 side effects last? I got the shot, and I been feeling tired, weak, headache vomiting and I been getting chills and hot flashes. Before I got the shot I was fine, and now after I got the shot I feel weak. I got the shot in at the end of January and it’s not March.


  172. Posted by D Parsons on March 28, 2010 at 8:47 am

    My girlfriend received the H1N1 vaccination shot in mid November. She is 49 in excellent health. She had a bad flu a couple of weeks prior to the shot but she did not seek medical attention at the time so not certian if H1N1. A few days after receiving the shot she development flu like symptoms with a bad cough and mild small rashes over her body but these symptoms subsided after several days. A couple weeks after the shot she developed a sore throat. She saw her doctor at the time and she (her doctor) said she had a swollen Lympth node but not to worry abou it but prescribed nothing for it. The soreness has been getting progressively worse since and pain seems to have migrated to her whole neck and upper back. She went to see her doctor again last week about it and she advised my gf to check back with her in a few weeks but sent her for a regular blood work check up, still awaiting results. I know of a couple of other peole who developed similar symptoms (sore throat and neck) after the shot but they feel, as does my gf, that they are not getting the required medical attention from the their doctors.


  173. Posted by Frances on March 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I am a 56 year-old female and received the H1N1 flu shot in Sarnia, Ontario in October or November when it came open to the general public. The shot was uneventful and I had no immediate side effects other than a sore arm at the injection site for about a week. I am wondering if there are any reported gastro-intestinal side effects. I take anti-depressant medication that has caused me to suffer chronic constipation for years. As a result of that I eat a very high fibre diet and work hard to keep things moving. Despite this, I had BMs about once a week. In the last 4 months things have changed dramatically. I have gas, gurgling bowels, and BMs every second day. This is just not normal for me. I am only just now wondering if the flu shot might be a factor. I am most definitely not complaining about becoming “regular”, but again, it’s not normal for me.


    • Posted by Diane on October 24, 2010 at 9:57 am

      Francis: I am a 66 year old female and received the H1N1 flu short November 29th, 2009, in Blind River, Ontario, to facilitate my volunteering at our local hospital if there was a flu pandemic. I take anticonvulsant medication for seizures and in January it became toxic to my system which took me to hospital. I have been on this medication for 47 years yet suddenly it was not being absorbed the same after the H1N1 shot. Long story short I am still struggling to retain control of my meds. I too have not had “normal for me” bowel movements since January. Finally I had a colonoscopy in September and low and behold I am almost back to “normal for me”. I believe the cleansing prior to the test was responsible for the change as there was nothing abnormal found during the test ( which was a relief to me). Soooo maybe this test would help you too. We need to take charge of our health. I know I mentioned this problem to my GP for 8 months but he suggested nothing so finally I made an appointment with a Diagnostic Clinic (which was covered by OHIP) and that was when I saw an Internist and he prescribed the colonoscopy. Think about it. I wish you good health. Diane


  174. Posted by r. sumalde on March 29, 2010 at 8:52 am

    hi there,

    I had the flu shot and the h1n1 flu vaccine last november 12, 2010, since then i had hot flushes, got flu that lasted 2 weeks, that I never had before. Last Feb 2010, my vision gets blurry. Eventhough I take a nice sleep and rest. I had joint pains and always feel tired all the time. Sometimes I feel like my left body is paralyzed. A little twist of my body seemed to be too affecting to me, like my bones will separate with each other. This vaccine only gives pain and autoimmune diseases to me, I should have never had this. It ruins my whole life. I hope we can sue the government!


  175. Posted by susan on March 31, 2010 at 6:05 am

    I received the H1N1 on Nov 16th and from moment it went into my system I felt very strange and disoriented by supper time I had a hard time swallowing and I just felt sick. The next day I was still having a hard time swallowing and I was short of breathe. I have asthma so I took my puffers then I realized I couldn’t lift my arm when I looked at it was swollen, red from the elbow up to shoulder and hot to touch so I figured it was an allergic reaction so I took benadryl which helped the throat because it actually was getting smaller and the heat of the arm and of course my breathing with the help of my puffers. The next day I was getting together with my sister to do somethings but I had time for a long walk by the time my sister picked me up my face was swelling with red burning welts on it so I took benadryl and called the Doctor by the time I got there my welts were gone because of the benadryl but I felt disorienteed my lips were now swelling along with the face so he gave me peridisone 50mg to stop the swelling and I was told to take 2 benadryl every 4-6 hrs until all symptoms stopped well I am still on antihistames and it is March. I have swelling face and/or lips, welts and rashes if I over due which is doing light housework or a 10 min walk and that is only if I am well enough because I have just gotten sicker and sicker; Light-headedness, dizzy, legs feel like rubber and I can’t walk very far, feel disoriented, tingling in the legs feet arms and hands, sore muscles and spasms especially at night which makes hard to fall asleep and then periodically I am awaken with charlie horses in my leg or feet, my throat at times still feels like it is narrowing and it is difficult to swallow I can not swallow large pills and the small one also get stuck when the throat is bad so I crush the pills because the pills would lodge in my throat and I couldn’t drink or talk so I dislodged them with the fingers down the throat trick not recommended unless no other choice,and I occasionally stil have shortness of breathe, I still get a headache which is off and on since Nov , I am pale until the red welts/rash show up. Thank God the antihistamines help but they gave me an epi pen just in case . I saw and allergist , he says no allergies but that the shot did interacted with my medications because I do have many different disease ( asthma, arthristis, fibermyolgia, over-active bladder, acid reflux, chronic laryngitis) and he believes it is angioedema with anaphyaxtoid symptoms but it doesn’t explain all of my symptoms and why I am getting worse. The Doctor knows I am sick but has no clue to why so I have to see my rheumatalogist to see if she can figure it out. I am 54 yr old woman who most days feels 90 and can’t do very much and if I do I am lying down on the couch or in bed for the rest of the day except to eat which I do even though I don’t want to most days or nauseated and sometimes stomach cramps no fun at all.


  176. Posted by Marlene Buza on April 1, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I received the H1N1 vac. on Nov. 3.09 and on Nov. 9.09 in Luxor Egypt I developed fever blisters (must have had fever), severe pain in the front and back of my left chest, shoulder and neck. Also, about 1 hour after receiving the vac., where it was injected became very inflamed and swollen and It stayed swollen about the size of a golf ball for 3 weeks. I went to Hosiptal in Egypt, they did tests re heart and chest and said I had inflamation of my chest muscles. Approximately 3 days later when I decided ti venture out for a while I had severe shortness of breath when I walked more than 1/4 of a block or a I walk fastly or go up the stairs. This still continues to this day (April 1, 2010). I have gone to a cardiologist and he has done extensive testing for my hearat and lungs and I am told I am in perfect health and they do not know what this is. I was fine before this and never had this problem. It is making me miserable. I cann’t even enjoy dancing and to put it midly, I am really upset about this and I just don’t know what to do now. I am in the process of arguing with my family dr now – what are we going to do now? There is something wrong. They even tried a puffer – does not help. Thank you.


  177. Posted by JL on April 1, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Hi, I received my H1N1 and seasonal flu shots on Feb 4 around 3pm in Vancouver, BC. It was provided to public school employee for free.

    I worked in a school and my job requires constant interaction with people. I am a 33 year old female with excellent physical condition. I’m very conciouse about my body and I eat healthy. I’m about 5’1″ and 100lb. I am not on any medication (not even the pill). I was able to fight off cold/flu type sympton by my own system naturally even during the peak of H1N1 outbreak at my school. All of these didn’t get me into any flu like sympton until I got the H1N1 vaccine…

    1) I noticed I will have flu like sympton almost every other week. When it gets worse, I got this horrible migranes that have never happened to me before. (I didn’t even know that’s called migrane until I read the above posts noting the piercing headache sympton)

    2) Constantly feeling tired or not getting enough sleep even though I have more than 8 hours of sleep. Before I only need 6 hours to feel fully charged.

    3) I noticed increased virginal discharge and the color turned white/yellow. It used to be clear and not as much.

    4) Allergies occured more often then before: itchiness, rush, coughing due to irritated throat, sore throat. Sometimes lead to flu like sympton.

    5) I had some spotting and feeling some pain during ovulation. It usually happens when my body is in weaker state.

    6) Join pains that comes and goes, feels kind of like a milder form of migrane for joins. I never had that before the shots either.

    I kind of feel my body is trying to fight off the virus so I’m getting more white blood cells produced. I am also feeling the virus might as well distrupted my female hormone somehow and caused some PMS like sympton. My metabolism became slower and I feel bloated all the time.

    I was reluctant to take the shot before but I took it anyway since I was going on a trip a week after the shots. I regret that so much now and I hope these can go away in the next couple weeks.


  178. Posted by A. Baxter on April 4, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I just happened to land on this site and am so glad to have found it! Worried at the same time as well. I’m in my early 50’s, female and noted like some others here that I have never been so sick back to back with colds and flus, off and on, have slight fevers and headaches off and on as well, basically I’ve never felt so lowsy in all my life like I have since the shot. I didn’t have any severe reactions, just a tad nauseated and feverish for a day. In general I have enjoyed good health all my life. I have NEVER had any flu shots either, but last November took the H1N1 because of elderly parents. I believe that this was a HUGE mistake!! I can’t get enough sleep and after sleeping 8 or 10 hours I still need to have naps during the day, I feel exhauseted all the time and no longer enjoy the energy level I had before the H1N1 shot. It is now April 2010 and I had the shot in November 2009. You can bet I will let as many people as possible know about this site, I’m TICKED. All I can hope for is that I will start feeling better and get back to the good health I enjoyed last year. My daughter and her husband have 100% my support NO H1N1 for the grandson — NO WAY!!! and NO!!! for my other children!!!!!


  179. Posted by Deborah Ruth on April 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Some (not all) of your symptoms remind me of thyroid symptoms… May want to check if this has affected your thyroid at all. Let us know if it has. If so, that makes me all the more thankful I don’t get shots like this ’cause I’ve been hypo-thyroid since infancy and wouldn’t want 1 more thing interfering w/ it.


  180. Posted by Krista on April 5, 2010 at 9:51 am

    I”m 28 years old and live in Nova Scotia and in very good health. Many people have tried to persuade me to receive the H1N1 shot back in the fall. I refused the shot even though it caused much anger and debate between family and co workers who had readily and blindly jumped on the vaccine bandwagon. Most of these people who I know that received the shot had gotten sick anyhow. I on the other hand never became ill or even caught a cold at all throughout the fall and winter.I kept myself well by always washing my hands ( I rarely use antibacterial cleansers as they are damaging to my skin)taking vitamins and walking on a regular basis, eating lots of garlic and onions ( vanity and paranoia of bad breath aside, my health is more important), eating lots of oatmeal bread, citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, asparagus and swiss chard etc. I cut out all microwave, canned and frozen meals that are high in sodium, chemical preservatives and anything that contains MSG (monosodium glutamate), soda pop of any kind and drank lots of filtered water and fruit juice. I feel extremely lucky to have trusted my instincts on refusing a vaccine that we do not really understand and what it truthfully contains as ingredients. I have lost faith in our health system and feel as though it now lacks integrity. Apparently, a quick fix to solve or prevent impending illness has caused more problems, some even unrelated to the actual flu alone. We should have been properly educated on how to maintain a fully functioning immune system because it is our natural immune system that helps fight off illness. Also, I find it very unusual that pregnant women were vaccinated with a flu vaccine that has very little testing considering it is taboo to consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes, take pain medicines and many over and under the counter drugs in case of fetal deformation, death and other possible problems.


    • Posted by WJC on April 19, 2010 at 1:23 am

      Shows how essential it is to think for oneself and not be brainwashed by the pharma-cartel controlled
      health “authorities” and media. While the WHO flu scandal has come under scrutiny by the EU Parliament,
      not a word of such is murmured by our needle loving pandemic pusher$ here. Wonder how many of
      your family and co-workers will go on auto-pilot and surrender their arms to the needle come the fall.


  181. Posted by Tiffany on April 6, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I had received the vaccine two weeks now and the day after the vaccine i got up with severe neck pain. it was the worst. gratually it easy up but i still have pain on my neck when i move my neck up and down. When will this pain go? i am so scared.


  182. Posted by Cathy on April 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    I posted awhile back. Got the vacc on Dec 11 (I will never forget that night) and 2 weeks later was delivered to hospital via ambulance due to extreme illness/autoimmune reaction to vacc – I just became progressively more ill from the day I got the shot. Have been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy as a result of some type of autoimmune/or toxicity in the vacc (unconcluded). Have all the same symptoms described in many of the posts – lots neurological and very scary symptoms and peripheral nerve issues – numness/tingling/vibrating/burning/electrical shock/bug bite feelings with overall systemic ‘sick’ feeling – no appetite/upset tummy/exhaustion/major migraine headaches that last for days…etc. Apparently the vacc can cause an irritation of the peripheral nerves throughout our body causing a very unpleasant symptom list. Am being followed by a doc/neurologist both whom said this will end in time, that everyone is different and it can take a longer time for some to heal than others.

    For those who need online support there is a community at medhelp dot org – under immunizations and vaccines – there are many chapters to read as we have all formed an online family to deal with this lonely isolating illness and work together for recovery. I would not have been able to cope without sites like this and at medhelp.

    Thanks – please visit us at medhelp/immunizations and vaccines “Tingling after Swine Flu vaccine Chapter Two” There is support for those of you who need it.

    Thanks for posting this,



  183. Posted by john on April 11, 2010 at 7:35 am

    I am a 38 year old male who received the vaccine in Nov 2009.
    2 days later I was in emergency covered in hives and have had chronic hives ever since.
    Going on almost 6mths.
    Have been loaded on every antihistimes kown to man and even prednisone. now carry an epipen.
    Seems I have become allergic to everything since the shot with a slew of autoimmune problems.
    (hives, eczema, itch) just simple pressure on my skin results in a hive like rash.
    I sepnd most of my time sleeping and fatigued-it is insane.


    • Posted by Terry on April 25, 2010 at 9:20 am

      Hi There,

      I was glancing through my received posts again and came across yours. This post is me to a nutshell. I am 39 years old and had the H1N1 Vaccine in November and am still getting hives, which I had never had before in my life before this. I have tried everything to no avail. Good luck because I know I need it.


  184. Posted by Heather on April 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    had my vaccine in October and since then have been bothered by my right arm where the needle was lifting my arm above my head ,putting on and off shirts and turning in my sleep sends a sharp pain up my arm, never had these problems before, painfull and very annoying


  185. Posted by Eugene on April 12, 2010 at 9:58 am


    On October 30, 2009 I received the H1N1 vaccine in Newfoundland, Canada (local community withheld). Within 24 hours of receiving the vaccine I began to experience sever swelling on the palms my feet which lasted several days. As I work rotationally at a remote location I returned to work only to be plagued with swelling of the palms of my hands and pressure hives to my arms and shoulders. I received medical treatment from the medical aid at my work site in the form of oral antihistamines which however did not help. Upon returning home three weeks later I continued to experience sever hives and sought treatment from my family doctor who diagnosed me with Vasculitis and continued to prescribe several oral antihistamines. My symptoms however worsened, I was unable to return to work and my family doctor prescribed heavy doses of Prendisone. This was a very difficult time since I had very sever reactions when trying to come off the steroids including episodes where I experienced swelling in the mouth and throat and sever heartburn like pain in which case I went to emergeny at the local hospital. Several months passed as I experienced the side effects of the drug and sever symptoms continued to show up when the Prendisone was removed. I still could not return to work,as it is a remote location, my company offered to expedite an appointment with a dermatologist which I accepted. In the mean time my family doctor began a very slow weaning prescription of Prendisone as the dermatologist began me on antihistamines again. To date I am currently on 4 different antihistamines and still experiencing symptoms every 2nd or 3rd day, because I work in an extremely remote location and the severity of some my episodes I am unable to return to work there. At the request of my company based on the advise of the thier doctor I have returned on modified duties to my employers local office for a reduced wage even though some of the antihistamines are drowsy medication, (In fact one drug has as one of it’s many uses is a sleeping pill!) and I have a 50+ km commute both ways each day . It is now April 12, 2010. I have endured much financial loss, physical pain and emotional stress since receiving this vaccine. I have recently learned that public health who administered the vaccine to me has been instructed to stop and doctors have been requested to provide reports of any adverse reactions to it.

    Just for completeness I received: H1N1 Adjuvant, trade name Arepanrix, manufactured by Glaxosmithkline, dose #1 @ 0.5 mls, route: 1m ,site: LA. I am a 38 year old male Caucasian with no prior allergy to eggs, and was very healthy and in good physical condition. I had received many vaccines in the past for seasonal flue, yellow fever, hepatitis ect. with no reaction at all.

    I would very much like to know of any similar cases to mine.

    Thank you.


  186. Posted by john on April 12, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Hi Eugene

    I read your post and nedless to say, your story is as if I had written it myself. I posted just prior to you.
    I am from Nova Scotia, 38yr old male.

    Without getting into too much detail, I have been dealing with chronic pressure related hives for 5 mths since I received the vaccine at the end of Nov 2009. They are nonresponsive to the antihistimine treatment of 80mg of Reactine, 600 mg of zantac and 10mg singualir , all DAILY . Most recently added Doxepin in a topical form which made the situation worse-much worse. There are times that the swelling and pain and itch in my palms, feet and forearms make it near impossible to function.

    Today- I have returned to another cycle of Steriods. 3rd time on a “run” of Prednisone which is the only thing that provides relief. It is like a vicious cycle. Soon as I stop, they return.

    I too have been severly impacted by the affects of the outbreaks;on many levels.

    I have taken vaccines in the past, with no issues. I have all Arepanrix, Antigen and Adjuvant numbers on file which are different than yours. Our outcomes however are undeniably similar.


    • Posted by Eugene on April 13, 2010 at 3:33 am

      Hello John,

      Yes, I read your post just after posting mine and had to stop and think, “Have I posted here before?”.

      In regards to the Prednisone I had to come off it very slowly otherwise the hives were terrible. 5mg less per week and even then they were bad, but life on Prednisone is miserable; sleeplessness, weight gain, moody, so I was happy to try to get off it. Good luck with it.

      It seems to me that we are not the only ones talking here; on my last visit to the dermatologist I was expecting to start on Doxepin as per the plan outlined to me, but instead nothing changed, I found that courious since I’m still having random hives and pressure hives. Then I read your post that Doxepin made your symptoms worse which leads me to think our doctors might be in consultation, this is good since it might have spared me some pain. However I aso see this as more evidence that the vaccine is responsible for all this, and still no one is admitting it! This waiver that we signed before recieving the vaccine did not make us aware of such long term effects. Surely there must be something we could do legally, the federal government very clearly stated that it would take legal responsibility for complications from the vaccine. I rely heavily on my salary and this has very nearly put me in the poor house. I have contacted a local lawyer who said my first course of action would be to have a third part doctor review my case at a cost to me, money I just don’t have right now. This is why I’m on this site, my doctors are baffled and this has had drastic effects on my career and personal life. I’m thinking if more and more people come forward with legitimate cases then some form of rectification might come out of it. If nothing else validate our cases since I’m sure my employer thinks I’m just milking some phantom illness, which is killing my future with the company. Fact is I’m scared, I have no idea what might set off another sever reaction where my airways begin to swell and close off and for that to happen in the remote location where I work could very easily be the end of me!


      • Posted by Dee Nicholson on April 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm

        Eugene, we are attempting to keep this column as a record, rather than a forum, but I want to address your most salient point: The waiver you signed does NOT indemnify the government for the exact reason you state, that you were not properly informed of the risks and dangers prior to allowing the shot, as you rightly complain.

        Please consult a lawyer, and I am suggesting here and now that a class action suit would be most appropriate, given the numbers of postings here.

        The suffering on this board alone, which represents, I’m sure, only a small fraction of those injured, is ample cause.

        In essence, the waiver meant “You agree that you have been adequately informed of the risks and benefits of this vaccine, trust us, we didn’t leave anything out.” But they did, and they know they did.

        So do you.

        Our government assumed liability; it should be prepared to back up its guarantees. And when government harms citizens, it must undo its harm without a whimper, because it was never given the mandate to hurt us.

  187. Posted by wanda on April 13, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    my aches are spreading, can a survey be done of the 6 million canadians that got the flu shot, going to the doctor next week.


  188. Posted by Cathy on April 18, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I would be 100% behind a class action lawsuit against the big pharma/govement and provinicial goverment who deployed this vaccine and did not by any means discuss the massive impact it could have on my life. I am 4 months and 4 days post vaccine and am dealing with continuing neurological symptoms and have been put through the mill as a result. My life has become completely altered not to mention the expense, emotional stress on my family and the post trauma I am dealing with when I remember who sick I was in the hospital – I have NEVER been through anyhting like this and would love to have this ordeal brought to justice for everyone who is affected by the reaction.

    How do we deploy on somehting like this? What is involved in filing a class action law suit? What if a bunch of us got togethr and sued the big pharma – they made millions off our misery! Not fair. We derserve to be heard. I wish a journalist/investigative reporter would cover this and demand that the public know the truth about this adverse reactions numbers – Fifth Estate/Market Place, where are you??? CBC find out about us! There are so many who have been made so ill! The good peple of Canada deserve to be heard and compensated for their loss of work, reduced work hours, tests, lost time!
    _VERY FRUSTRATED_ for all of us

    Wishing you all health and healing.



  189. Posted by Addison on April 20, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Sick and tired of my two children being sick and tired, I sought answers and was directed here.

    While I was away on business at the end of October, my ex-husband and ex-mother-in-law (who were watching my children) asked if I wanted to have the children vaccinated against H1N1. My immediate (gut) reaction was ‘No’, but I was asked to think about it, and against my better judgment (stupid me! Mothers: NEVER GO AGAINST YOUR INTUITION WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR CHILDREN!!), I finally consented and on October 28, 2009, my children, who were at the time aged 4 and 18 months, received the regular H1N1 shot (We are located in Ottawa, Ontario) They got half of it in October and half in November because of their age. Four days later, my youngest spiked a fever. The fever broke, but came back in the middle of the night a day later (103F), and she was rushed to CHEO and advised that she had strep throat. She was given antibiotics. A week later my eldest got sick. She had bronchitis.

    To me, this triggered alarm bells. My children are VERY rarely sick. In fact, since she was born, the youngest had required antibiotics only once and for an ear infection.

    At the beginning of December, both girls fell sick AGAIN. The eldest didn’t require medication (she had flu-like symptoms), but the youngest had conjunctivitis, a bronchial infection and an ear infection and was once again put on antibiotics and ointment for her eyes. A week after finishing her antibiotic treatment, she was sick again and I was told she had strep.

    Just before Christmas, my eldest had to be put on antibiotics for an ear infection.

    I should make you all aware that I did NOT receive the H1N1 shot, but I got a regular flu shot (it is mandatory as I volunteer at an Old Age Home). I have NOT been sick in a very long time.

    In January, I fell ill, and so did my eldest (again) I figured it was a flu, so I went to see a walk-in Doctor as my own was not available. He swabbed both of us and my eldest had strep, but I tested negative for strep. He asked me (this conversation is VERBATIM):

    Dr: Have you had your H1N1 shot?
    Me: No
    Dr: Oh, well it is probably that then.

    I must have looked at him like he had two heads, because he followed with “Come back in a few days if you aren’t feeling better”

    I managed to get better on my own, but my children were not so fortunate.

    At the end of February, the girls were sick again so I took them both to the doctor. The eldest had fluid in her right lung and the youngest in her left (pneumonia). They were put on another antibiotic, and they recovered.

    In March, the youngest was diagnosed with an ear nfection and put on antibiotics (yet AGAIN), the eldest got sick but recovered quickly on her own. Both girls had fevers above 101, and threw up the first day. They rested and recovered.

    In about an hour, I will be on my way to see the doctor again. The girls are both sick again. This time, no fever, they are just tired, congested runny noses, coughing and wheezing.

    I am in immense pain considering the condition these poor children have been in since receiving the shot. I blame myself because this was MY DECISION.

    My father told me that GSK did NOT test this shot before administering it, and yet they have a pages long disclosure saying that they can’t be held responsible if anything out of the ordinary happens to you.

    How much longer do my children have to be sick for? Will they be sick every single month for the rest of their life?

    We live in a clean city. We live in a clean (relatively new, built in 2005) home. We have a HEPA air filter installed. I’ve had contractors come into the house to check for spores, mold, etc. They have all found nothing. Of course, it wouldn’t make sense that in the presence of these things that only the children would get sick.

    The ONLY difference between myself and my children is their exposure to the H1N1 vaccine.

    Feel free to get in touch with me if this goes class-action. I will be more than happy to provide adequate documentation of the state of my children’s health before and after this vaccine.


  190. Posted by ftmm on April 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    WE DESERVE TO BE HEARD …….!!!!!!


  191. Yes you do! You ALL do! And we intend that you WILL be heard. We will need your cooperation, however, which means that someone has to find a lawyer and file a suit that others may join as a class action, to sue for your rightful compensation for your suffering and that of your family members. Only a victim may file, which is why we cannot do it for you… we have no standing.

    For your edification, I have emailed Cathy’s post and an overall statement to Victor Malarek of CTV’s W5, and am awaiting a reply. I suggest that those of you who want to raise royal hell over this email him too.
    His email is: vmalarek@yahoo.ca so have at it, people…. if there is no response from Malarek, then we will proceed to others who are known for their investigative work. This needs to be publicized badly!

    Crossing fingers for you all, and trying to help you as best we can (while running on financial fumes, mind, please remember to support this site, as this work is not cost-free and we are not wealthy)!

    Donation links are on main page. HELP US TO HELP YOU!!


  192. Posted by j.palley on April 20, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    all stressed out about side affects from the h1n1 vaccine.i am starting worried that i am having side affects .
    i am a health 57 year old man.i decided to get the vaccine when 3-4 people i work with got the h1n1 flu.so it went to my family doctor in mid november and got the h1n1 vaccine,with the doctor telling me he took it himself.
    i was glad to see that it did not get a sore arm from the shot ,cause every one i talk to said they got a sore arm from the shot.earlier in the year i was having some Gastroenteritis problems and was taking prescription pills for my gas problem,but stop taking them cause they seem not work.then on dec 15 ,3 weeks after i had my h1n1 vaccinne i started to have gas proplems again so it took a pill that i used to take before with no side affects.well to my suprise the pill that i had no problems before,i ended up with a very severe itching attack all over my body,it was so bad that i was scratching so hard that i started to leave bad scratching marks all over my body and my throat was hurting,this last for a hour,then finally restored it self to a mild itch for the rest of the day.
    a week later i took a ddifferent gas pill i used to take before my h1n1 vaccine and again the severe itching attack.
    so 2 weeks later again a different gas pill i used to take before and again the same ithcing attack so i told my doctor and i had no idea why this was happening.so now do not dare take any of those pill.
    about mid feb i started having itchy watery eyes and itching tingling pinching feeling all over my body but mild.
    again my doctor told it was probely a allergies,which i never had my whole life.so i went for a allergie test and had a small reaction to eggs even though i have been eating eggs all my life and never had a reaction to eggs before in fact i would eat 3 to 4 eggs a week no problem. well guess whats in the vaccine in the h1n1 “EGGS”

    it is now april 20 i have not eaten any eggs.but my eyes are still itchy/watery and my legs from the knees down have the tingling/itching/numness,my feet have the same and my hands to my finger tips have the same feeling.
    i have had all sort of blood test and all is good except vitamine d is a little low,in which i have been take 2 1000 ui a day.i am now starting to worried that all this is because of the h1n1 vaccinne.i have gone back to my doctor and he seems to not to be concered and that he still thinks it has nothing to do with the h1n1 vaccinne.

    where and what do i do and go from here?i truelly beleive it has to do with the h1n1 vaccinne.PLEASE HELP ITS DRIVING ME CRAZY.

    one question.is the vaccinne a one time shot or are you to get it every year,cause i hope i can ride these sympthoms out and i am never ever ever going to get any kind of flu shot again.


  193. Posted by wanda on April 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

    My doctor got blood work done today for arthritis because of my joint aches and knee swelling.I am going to Dr.Gannage in Markham next week. An autoimmune disease could have developed for me.
    I also got medicine for angular cheilitis (cracked corners of mouth) which I suffered since getting the flu shot in Dec. My fear is it could be Sjogren’s Syndrome but time will tell.


  194. Posted by Anna on April 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I am 53 yr old female. Got the H1N1 shot Nov 5/09. No reaction at the time. I am not sure if the following is related to the shot or not. Several weeks later developed tingling in head. Dec 12th developed very stiff neck which after 3 days developed into chronic daily headaches. One month later developed severe burning and tingling on top of head. Discovered very small lesion like sores on the scalp. Felt like my head was hit with a baseball bat and waves of my head feeling very wobbly and feeling like I might pass out. Extreme weakness and tired at times as well as dizziness; all coming on in waves throughout the day. It feels like I have been poisoned. I actually thought I might not come out of this, however, I am recovering. The waves of feeling the symptoms have been subsiding daily. Went to emerg several times; they say nothing wrong with me. Not sure if the H1N1 has mercury in it but I am waiting for results from blood work that is testing mercury level. I am also taking iron supplements.
    Some of my symptoms are those of others, so not sure what to think. Thank you all.


  195. Posted by martin on April 25, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I am a 47 yr old male, have always been healthy with no family diseases or hereditary issues. I rec’d the H1n1 vaccine in Oct 09 and have had ongoing problems ever since. It was aprox 2 days after the shot that I really started to feel poorly. I woke up with a very stiff neck and then realized that my shoulders and hips were also affected. I made a appointment with my Dr. who asked for blood work and after receiving the lab report advised me that they felt I had contracted a auto immune disease called polymyalgia rheumatica,I was prescribed heavy dosages of prednisone 60 mg. then tapering off to ween my system from this drug. It worked well until it was stopped then all the symptoms came back. Then I was referred to a Rheumatologist who determined that it was more likely rheumatoid arthritis (RA) although the markers for the RA were not all there. During discussions with the Rheumy she feels that the disease (RA) was started by the H1N1 shot. As my body began to fight against the introduction of a foreign invader (h1N1), but since really nothing was there but the shot, the immune system began to attack itself. I am again on prednisone (weening off) and methytrexate a arthritis drug which slows the immune system from attacking itself. I am self employed and do need to work to live so it is a daily struggle in that the disease has no affected my hands, wrists and fingers severely as well as many other joints and I have daily chronic pain. I feel angered in that I was not warned of this type of side effect could occur and that I may have to live with this for the rest of my life. I for one will never advocate the flu shot of any kind. Anybody else end up with this type of problem? Thanks..


    • Posted by wanda on June 20, 2010 at 6:45 am

      Hello Martin,
      Kristie Tait got her news on CTV. I think you should get in touch with them too and then contact Siskinds.
      I want us to do this to preent others who can be affected. Squalene is probably the cause.
      We do not want them to continue using vaccines with that adjuvant, else we will have a generation of chronically ill people.

      Everyone who hase been diagnosed with somehting or the other should get in touch with them.


    • Posted by Cathy on January 2, 2011 at 5:14 am

      My husband has the same diagnoses and along with that had constrictive pericarditis and had to have the sac removed from around his heart. He is now recovering from this but has chronic pain in his wrists and hands and is seeing a rhuemotologist and has been diognosed with RA but again all the factors are not there. He is on the same meds as you. He recieved the H1N1 on Dec. 8,09 and on Dec. 09,09 he was in severe pain (within 12 hours of the shot). This has got progressively worse over the last year and has not been able to work for the last 7 months. The surgery he had is very evasive and not sure what will be the outcome of it or if he will be able to return to work with this sac removed as now there is no protection around the heart. Would appreciate any other comments regarding this. Also, agree 100% that there should be a class action suit against the government as I do not feel the proper testing was done and it was just pushed on us as test victims. Hope a lawyer out there will take on this suit on behalf of all of those who have been affected.


  196. Posted by Marie on April 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Got both regular flu shot and the H1N1 shot the same day in November 2009. I am female, age 65 with fairly good health, on meds for high blood pressure and cholesterol. Shortly after getting the vaccines, started having tingling/tickling sensations all long my left side, head to ankle.My physician referred me to a neurologist and he ordered a dopplar imaging and MRI of my brain to check for possible mini stroke. Both tests showed my brain to be in great condition and the arteries in my neck unblocked. The coondition continues and now seeking the cause (April 25, 2010). Definitely not related to side effects of my current meds. It has become extremely irritating, keeping me awake at night and occurring unexpected at all times of day. The only unusual thing health-related to the start of my problem was my flu shot.


  197. Nelson, BC. Received H1N1 vaccine Oct 29th. Within a week my hand started to go numb, and through the next few weeks my whole body. Up and down, coming and going symptoms ever since.
    List of various symptoms that come and go (for the past 6 months)
    Numbness, mostly hands and face
    Muscle exhaustion, burning sensation
    Fatigue spells, come and go throughout the day
    Brainfog, and dizzy spells
    Muscle cramping, tightening, contracting on their own
    Limbs will have the ‘fall asleep sensation’
    Memory loss, shortterm
    Joints will ache, or one (can’t open jars or doors one day, and then I can without any pain)
    This can strike whenever it all wants, seems to be no rhyme or reason. I think I am getting better though, seems to be less bad days and the good days seem to be getter better. I am hopeful of a full recovery. I started reading and following the advice in the Nourishing Traditions book by Sally Fallon, so maybe with such a clean diet I am noticing some improvments, or maybe it is just time…I just want to be well again.
    My heart goes to all with life interuptions due to this.


  198. Posted by wanda on April 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    We can get our doctors to report to PHAC .
    Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS)


    • Posted by Moe on July 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

      Hi everyone specially physicians who continue following up the side effects of H1N1 vaccination. My wife was 20 weeks pregnant when she got H1N1 Non-adjuvant vaccine in Toronto. My son was born on 27th of Dec 2009 in 35 weeks gestational age means 4-5 weeks early with an emergency C-section as she had bleeding.On first day of his life they did a screening test for hearing and he didn’t pass the test they did the test one more time and again he failed to respond. on one month old again we did the test and he failed to hear. we referred to do an ABR test which is a precise test to check the hearing ability of my son which has been done in March the 23rd and the result was this: SEVERE TO PROFOUND HEARING LOSS IN BOTH EARS. I and my wife was in shock for 5 days to hear this news. I checked our family history from both sides there is no one with such a congenital defect. Today when I’m writing this for you I really need to know if any other similar case you have seen or heard,if so please contact or reply to my sad story.I have a daughter with no problem at all and I blame H1N1 vaccination that I forced to do by the health authorities recommendations.


  199. Posted by Cathy on April 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Dee – Thank you very much for supporting us and pushing for our story to be heard. I hope it is and I would join any class action lawsuit that would bring this issue to light – especially if the WHO is being investigated re: buy off/kick backs to declare a pandemic.

    The thinking or working diagnosis is that my immune system attacked the peripheral nerves in my body – causing months of extremely debilitating illness that continues. Many others have experienced the same thing as per this and other websites and I feel like a part of my life has been destroyed because I was doing the right thing!

    I am nearing the 5 month post vacc mark – I have been told that it could take a year or longer to recover. What if I can’t work? What if I have long term health issues? Then what? And to think that when people would say that it seemed to come to market too quickly, and they would not take it due to the ’76 US fallout/GBS debacle, I MYSELF said…”they have perfected this vaccine over the years – there is no way they would bring something to market that would cause anyone harm.” HA. What a joke – Hope all the big pharma sales execs who made a fortune and huge bonuses have a great time pricing new vacation homes and yachts, while so many Canadians remain debilitated, sick and suffering.

    I am sickened by the course of events in our country and very sorry to those who are suffering over this – it’s not fair.

    I wish they could read these posts!!!



  200. Posted by Lori on April 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I am a 48 year old female living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In October I received the H1N1 vaccine at the same time as the regular flu vaccine at my workplace. For several days prior to receiving the vaccines I had general body aches, which seemed to have subsided the day before I got the vaccines.

    The injection site from the H1N1 vaccine started to itch that evening. It was red, hot and swollen. The itching continued in severity for 2-3 weeks and eventually subsided.

    Meanwhile, within 24 hours of getting the vaccine my knee joint on the same side as the H1N1 injection site started to ache. I could not then, nor now pinpoint exactly where the pain is except that it is the back of my knee. If I stand for any period of time, it locks and I cannot walk . If I sit for any period of time, I am unable to walk for several minutes when I stand up. When I lay down I have to have pillows under it to keep it slightly bent, or I cannot walk when I get up. If I do any walking on it, it gets worse. Sometimes when I first get out of bed and try to walk, I find the joint almost feels “loose” and I feel like my leg is going to go out from under me. It is now the end of April and the pain still continues.

    I had an xray in November that showed nothing. I took a prescription anti inflammatory medication for 2 weeks initially which had no effect. I have tried icing it which only makes it worse. I have tried massage with no effect.

    The only thing that seems to give me any relief is a hot bath and soaking for a long time. However, I find it very difficult and painful getting into and out of the bathtub.

    I am beginning to wonder if and when this will ever subside. I have suggested to my doctor that I think it is somehow linked to the vaccination which he doesn’t respond to.

    If anyone has any suggestions, I would welcome them. I also know of 2 other co-workers who had the vaccination at the same time who are suffering similar symptoms.


    • Posted by Carole Bechard on May 27, 2011 at 2:22 pm

      My H1N1 vaccine Lot# H8 .5 ml was administered December 2 2009 in Kelowna BC. Within 1 month a burning sensation started in both knees followed by knee effusions,stabbing leg pain,tingling jolts of pain in lower legs,muscle cramps in legs and feet,swollen fingers and toes,low-grade fever,chills,extreme exhaustion,mental confusion etc…All tests are negative and this is no surprise as the culprit is most likely the vaccine itself. To my knowledge it is not being tested…except on the public and the results are clear. On a personal note I have not worked since January 2010 and H1N1 vaccine’s side affects continue….


  201. Posted by Anna on April 28, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Hi, I initially posted April 23rd.

    It would be interesting to know if people are experiencing their symptoms as waxing and waning as time goes on with reduced frequency and intensity.

    i.e. are the symptoms constant or do they come and go throughout the day.

    My symptoms initially were constant and daily. Over time I noticed the frequency and intensity has been reduced to every other day, then every third day and now appearing every 5 days and last the whole day.

    Thank you,


  202. Posted by Cathy on April 28, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Hi Anna,

    Yes, I am almost 5 months post vacc and can agree that that is also my experience – I have gone from being bedridden for 4 weeks to very slowly emerging out of this nightmare at a snails pace. However, it can come back out of the blue and the only words that come to mind are: Sudden Onset. I can become very symptomatic after having a few days with reduced symptoms.

    It is a baffling and strange illness.



  203. To Anna/Cathy,

    I concur. This comes and goes, quick onset…lasting hours to days. I can go almost two weeks with minimal symptoms and then no rhyme or reason ‘BANG’ down for a few days. It seems like my better days are continually getting better, and the bad days are not as bad as the other bad days. So I do notice some improvments.
    It is just hard with it being so unpredictable, I was planning a trip to see some family next week and I have postponed it. I was good for a couple of weeks, and yesterday was aweful…so it scared me. I can’t be on the road with two small children and then have my body give up on me, and worse for brain fog to set in.

    I too would be willing and interested in filing a suit too, so count me in if anyone gets the class action started. This has interupted my quality of life every single day for six months now. All because I too thought I was doing what was best to protect the population.


  204. Posted by Cathy on April 28, 2010 at 8:05 am

    I have made inquiries into possible pro bono work. I am doing research into the law firm that won the first US vaccine injury lawsuit and how it all went down. I am thinking strategcally regarding the message that I want to send out: Canadians need to know the adverse reactions that come with this vaccine. Canadians need to make informed decisions. The goverment needs to know that these health crises are happening to their people who have elected them. Big pharma needs to address this – I want to hear them address this and provide answers. They are not even required to tell us what is in the vacc besides the dead virus – you would be surprised and grossed out by what we have had injected into our bodies – there was no pandemic, but there was a hell of alot of marketing.

    But who would want to take them on? Who will be the David to their Goliath? My guess is not many lawyers would do this as a class action – big pharma is so protected and have washed their hands – meanwhile watch the figures they release for next quarter – in the billions. It’s all about the money – create a fake pandemic? Surely this cannot be true – isn’t this just in movies, with George Clooney or Julia Roberts playing roles?

    Meanwhile good Canadians are debilitated, are unable to function normally, are living in fear and uncertaintly, with their earning power threatened – Who will answer to us? We were doing the right thing!


    • Cathy, Ann, and all of you, I have had a response from Global Television with respect to your complaints, and the possibility of doing a “16X9: The Big Picture” segment on how you have been left hanging by our government. I made it clear to Mary Garofalo, their reporter, that the people who are suffering were told that taking the shot was safe, that they believed what they were told, and are not activists, but ordinary Canadians who feel abandoned by their government after following its advice.

      I am very hopeful that given those parameters, Mary Garofalo will take on the task of examining what happened to you all. She asked me point-blank, what proof do you have this is from the vaccine, and I pointed out to her that the multiplicity of symptoms common to many of you and the common denominator being the shot itself leads automatically to that conclusion… and she agreed that was pretty solid reasoning.

      She is going to pitch the story to her editorial team on Friday and get back to me with their determinations. Meanwhile I would like you all to think about whether or not you would want to share your story in this manner. It would not do anyone any good to set this up and then have everyone stay silent, so if this turns into an opportunity to have your voices heard, please do not let it slip by.

      I will be attempting to get word to as many as I can beyond this notice to ensure that you all know if a story is being produced, so you can get your two cents’ worth in. I hope with all my heart that it leads to a good resolution for you all: you have suffered, continue to suffer, and yes, you did what you felt was right with the information you had. The point we all need to make here is that your informed consent is required by law, and you all have stated you didn’t get that.

      Time people started to realize that just because the government says so, doesn’t make it true, and that we owe it to ourselves to research things before doing anything that can have such horrible effects.

      Blessings and good health to all,
      Dee Nicholson


      • Posted by Terry on April 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

        Hi Dee,

        I would share my story in a second. My case is not as severe as a lot of these but I have had hives on my legs, neck and back since November. They go away but come back on a daily basis. I had never had any kind of hives in my 39 years of existence. I went to a Naturopath and was able to rid myself of these for a while by drastically changing my diet. Once I tried to return to a normal life and diet, the hives returned. I know for a fact this was all caused by the vaccine.


  205. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on April 28, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Hmmm… The fact you have 2 other people at your workplace with similar symptoms would be worth following up on TOGETHER. Would be great if you could get them to post on here as well.


  206. Posted by JayL. on April 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

    It would be nice to be able to subscribe to this blog, please consider it, thank you for doing this.
    Are there any health care professionals on this site? Do you know of any who are seeing patients in GTA/Toronto with health problems due to this injection?

    I had a bad bout of a respiratory flu from Sept. 24th for a good 4 weeks, coughing stuff up every day, ending the final week feeling like drowning in my fluids and got ready to go to the hospital when it finally started to be easier to breathe. They said at first they did not know if I had the H1N1 or not, then believed I probably did not because of one factor, I did not get a high fever or fever with this flu. I’ve been hospitalized with influenza before due to having asthma, and have had pneumonia and bronchitis repeatedly when younger adult. This was different. Everytime I went out into the outside air to go to the doctor, it would tighten up, and they would not hear the loose cough!

    After 4 weeks to a month I was exhausted, going through a personal move, and exploded (something I do not do), felt like bursting. Maybe I thought I was better and was not.

    2 weeks after getting rid of this flu, I was advised to get my first ever flu shot the H1N1 because of my history with health problems, weak immune system from them, picking up viruses very easily and being ill from them for many years as a history, as well as the respirator/asthma high risk category. Approx mid November 2009 Friday 5 or 6pm, I went to get the H1N1 shot.

    Symptoms: Immediately cold, they kept me longer because I react to medications. Within about 5 hours I began with a head that felt like someone cracked my skull with a sledge hammer on top (not like a headache at all), and I was still cold and getting colder. By Saturday next day, I was achy, feverish, head pain, freezing cold, and watched my fever climb with 1/2 hour to about 101F. I started sweating alot. For a whole week, I felt like I had ice in my veins, it was more than ‘being cold’, and heart palpitations.

    It’s end of April now, I have had the sweats ever since. I still shiver cold as well, still have the heart palpitations, but most of all, I can’t think straight, do not feel well, am exhausted easily, and not functioning. In December all of sudden I went from low blood pressure readings to high.

    Was it the flu that gave me the residual symptoms of a virus? I am virus prone, did I have the H1N1 flu and then the shot when I shouldn’t have? Can the adjuvent mess up a messed up immune system? I am sensitive, health, drug wise. Who can we see medically? When you are sick to begin with, you know your body very well, one of these 2 events, if not both have really affected me.

    Looking forward to any input, comments, thoughts or referrals to other sites, medical professionals. Thank you.


  207. Posted by Cathy on April 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Dee –

    The thought of one more person or teenager or child going through what I have been through leaves me with no other choice but to speak out so Canadians can make informed vaccine choices for themselves and their families, based on facts and concise medical knowledge.

    I am a law abiding, tax paying upstanding citizen who has worked very hard her whole life (like many pothers who have been affilicted) – I will continue to be one after all this is said and done despite the health uncertainty I am now facing. If I can help one person be more aware and informed – I will be satisfied.

    All they need to do is read this forum.



  208. Posted by Lee on April 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    My husband posted my story back in January. Following the shot I was eventually completely debilitated and hospitalized due to a neurological condition called “Transverse Mylelitis”. TM is very similar to Guillan-Barre Syndrome with a couple of variations.

    I was 27 at the time of the vaccination and in good health, and my life changed forever after bying into the media-hype. Am am grateful for my recovery so far, butI don’t want to be silent. I want people to fully understand the risks involved with the vaccine.

    I would be first in line to tell my story to W5/16:9…. Please keep us posted.

    I am currently following up with a Lawyer who specialized in Medical Malpractice in Toronto. I’ll let you all know if anything comes ofit. I would love for others to join me in litigation. Knowing what I know now about the risks involved, I would not have chosen to get the shot.

    I wish everyone who is victim to the side effects of this insufficiently tested vaccine a speedy recovery and good health.

    Health is Joy.



    • Posted by wanda on June 22, 2010 at 1:43 pm

      I feel the same, there was fear when I went to take the shot with my kids, but I thought if the government is promoting it then I am sure they have done there due diligence and if it is like any other normal flu shot it should be okay. I thought odds are 1 in a million to get GBS. The PHAC website says side effects 1 in 10,000. Did the swine flu kill 1 in 10,000?I don’t think so.

      Is it fair for the government to promote something that could maim so many??
      And as of April 2010 they have approved Glaxo to see the vaccine.
      How many more will suffer??


    • Posted by Lee on August 17, 2010 at 2:07 am

      I’ve been trying to get someone to look at this type of case, but law firms seem to be afraid to take on vaccination injury as a medical malpractice suit. One firm said that i could pay them 10K for a medical investigation before they would *consider* taking my case.

      This is all just wonderful. I have residual pain, my nerves are still affected and no one wants to help. I’m in pain every single day, and there is no help in sight.

      Any suggestions?


  209. Dee,

    I too would be very willing to share my story. I have been diagnosed with Guillian Barre Syndrome, mine is a mild sub set of the disease as I never experienced paralysis. I have a neurologist, an internal medical specialist and my family doctor who all agree this is a reaction from the H1N1 flu vaccine. I am in Nelson, BC. and I know of one other person on a personal level who has the same symptoms as I, we are both female, approx. the same age, I am 40. She personally knows of several others in this town who are affected as well. Everyone started having symptoms within a week of the shot, not otherwise sick at all. So there is a strong case here in one town with a population of 10,000. This is an alternative town, so many did not get the vaccine, so this is huge considering that alone.
    I have had to quit soccer, and cannot commit to anything as symtoms may strike out of the blue and leave me dehabilitated. My family has suffered due to my memory failing at times, lack of concentration (brainfog) so much that dinner does not happen. I have spent hundreds of dollars on alternative products, and accupunture etc, etc…

    And then I have a good day and have to go like hell to catch up on all the things that have fallen behind.

    I am happy to have found some relief to know that we can maybe do something to prevent anyone else from having this experience.



  210. Posted by john on April 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    hi dee nicholson
    you got my support.i posted my story on april 20 under john palley.

    and lee,i with you to.
    this feeling is starting affect my soical life cause of the discomfort i don’t want to do anything,what for when i feel the way i do

    one question ,was the shot a one time shot or is it something you need to get every year,cause i am hoping that the vaccine will wear it self out and will get go away.

    please read my report again if needed april 20th john palley

    oh by the way i live in brampton on.


  211. Posted by Cathy on April 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm


    If your lawyer thinks there is a case and he is willing to take on the gov and pharma – let me know. There are so many of us who have had ongoing adverse effects – I will get behind any class action.
    -Big Pharma should BY LAW have to provide all ingredients just like any other manufacturer
    -Gov should not absolve Big Pharma of responsibility for their product
    -We trustingly put THEIR PRODUCT in our bodies because we believed it was safe.
    -If we can push for new legislation for Transparency for Big Pharma – we would be helping all Canadians make informed choices for their families.

    Thanks to all the folks at this forum – you are providing a much needed platform for regular people to voice their experiences. Much appreciated.



  212. Posted by Viola on April 29, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    I have posted to this site several times with my H1N1 shot received Oct. 26/09. My arm pain continues. I am willing to step forward with the story to W5 and also any legal class action suit. My suffering has been agonizing for over six months and my life has not been the same since that dreadful day.

    I have just started receiving acupuncture. The medical profession has not doing anything to resolve my condition and so I had to try something in an alternative field. The person I am seeing has treated several victims with my same symptoms and has had positive results so I am being very optimistic for the same for me.

    We must stand together against the seriousness of the vagrant injuries we have sustained. The government boldly bombarded us with advertisements in the newspapers and on television trying to scare us into getting the vaccine – now where are they? They are certainly not stepping forward owning up to their responsibility.


  213. Posted by wanda on May 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Immunologist, Dr. Pamela Asa was the first person to recognize that the autoimmune diseases she was seeing in military personnel mirrored those in experimental animals injected with oil formulated adjuvants. When she met a patient with similar autoimmune symptoms who had participated in an experimental herpes vaccine trial, who also knew he had been injected with MF59, a squalene adjuvant being used as a ‘placebo’ in that study, everything began to fall into place. Pam Asa contacted Dr. Robert Garry, a leading virologist at Tulane University Medical School, whose specialty is developing antibody tests and asked him to develop a test for the detection of anti-squalene antibodies – a test that ultimately became the most important forensic and diagnostic tool identifying patients whose autoimmune diseases followed injection with squalene laced anthrax vaccine. (6)

    We want answers..why did the Canadian Govt approve the Squalene containing vaccine.
    It could take upto to 3 yrs to be severely ill according to one Gulf war Syndrome victim,


  214. Posted by martin on May 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I was wondering what the connection was between the Gulf war people that were vaccinated and the people like myself who had H1N1 shots and who have unfortunately experienced side effects. Are you saying we were also injected with a similar squalene vaccine or is it that we have been used as “guinea pigs” ourselves just like the soldiers. Not sure that I understand what you are trying to say in your post. I feel badly for all the soldiers affected by those shots and feel we have all been given a raw deal. Thanks.


  215. Posted by wanda on May 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Martin, I am very afraid of the symptoms I am having, my blood work is normal but am I constantly getting pain in my body, be it back , head, joints, eye, knees, there is something going on. In my research I came across Gulf War Syndrome and that could have been caused by SQUALENE because the sick soldiers had high anti-bodies to squalene. Our vaccine has the adjuvant Squalene which has been considered too dangerous to be used in vaccines by United States but Canada went ahead and I ask why. Squalene causes all kinds of side effects when injected in rats.
    I don;t know if my symptoms will go away or will get worse. I have an appointment with a rheaumatolgist in July. Today a friend in Winnipeg who too the h1n1 shot had a cyst removed form her foot and a friend in montreal said his leg have bee stiff too. Are are symptoms going to get worse??? I am worrying every day.


    • Posted by Dee Nicholson on May 6, 2010 at 6:15 pm

      Wanda and Martin, although we are not supposed to be posting anything other than reports here, I am leaving the post in on GWS and squalene, because of its importance.

      What you all must realize is that the most success in treating the symptoms people have listed here is in naturopathic/orthomolecular treatments.

      For further info on what has worked, please refer to http://www.drbuttar.com and do continue to dig.

      For your edification I have had replies from both Global and CTV’s W5 about this page and the people here who need help. Because it is the season’s end for series, 16X9 is considering the story for September, as they have completed filming. W5 acknowledged my submission, but has not officially replied to it.
      Still working on it. I will make efforts to publicize this in next month’s Agora Magazine, and will share the story broadly. You can help by sharing it as well, when it’s available.

      And meanwhile, although I don’t want to sound crass, this group, which is making so many efforts to make this issue public, would sure be delighted if you good folks could support the work. Donation instructions are on the main page… scroll down just a bit.

      Thanks in advance. We promise we will do everything we can to help you… but we need your help to do that.


      • Posted by brenda ferguson on May 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

        I have written two posts on this site, one in November(dated March 31) and another some time in April. I am worried sick about my family, as I am sure that four out of six of us all have had, and are still having side effects from this vaccine. I have gotten an autoimmune disorder and other unexplained pains and weaknesses since I’ve had the shot. My two young children still complain about prickle bushes in their feet and legs. That is my four year olds most recent description of what she feels. My husband suffers pains in his hand, feet and leg. It was my idea to get this vaccine and I am tortured with the guilt as well as feared for what is happening to them. Please read my other posts as I would share my family’s story anytime.

  216. Posted by wanda on May 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks Dee, I have gone to Dr Gannage in Markham, he is very close to where I live and met his naturopath. Marin I forgot to mention Squalene is injected in rats and has been found to induce arthritis.
    Dee I had sent multiple emails to Victor Malarek. Thks for the good news.


  217. Posted by Eugene on May 7, 2010 at 4:11 am


    In keeping with the intention of this site I would like to post a follow up to my previously posted symtoms. Basically there has been no change in my condition, I am still experiencing hives/pressure hives and continue the antihistamine regime. I am now 6 month’s post vaccine.

    I find the information on “SQUALENE” very interesting, and would surely lend my experiences to any established medium that would like to communicate our suffering and validate our stories.

    Thank God for this site, let’s keep this momentum going.


  218. Hi,

    Just for the record, my 20 month old daughter, has started exhibiting symptoms again after 4 months of nothing. She had numbness/tingling and tripping over her leg for two months right after the shot, and then I thought she had cleared because it went away. Two nights ago she had a fever and then the next day started grabbing her arm/hand/knee/calf on her right side, in pain. The same side she was affected on as before. Now today she has a very sore neck, and tingling on her forhead/face. She can talk sentences, she tells me where it hurts. And points, and says tickle? like she is puzzled, and because I have those same symptoms all of the time I know exactly what she means. So I guess because she is sick she is symptomatic again. I did take her to ER to rule out ear infection and meningitis, which she does not have. Anyone else with kids who are reacting like this?
    I really don’t want anyone else to have to go through this, we have try and get this out so others do not have to deal with this. My daughter does not have any underlying issues, nor did I, this is just from the vaccine!


    • Posted by brenda ferguson on May 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      Hi Carmen,

      Yes, both my younger children have experienced symptoms after getting the shot. My Two year old son would grab his arm, leg and foot in distress and say owy owy mommy, my had hurts and when I would ask him where specific he would pinch at his hand and cry and say that it was inside his hand. This happened in various parts of his body. He complained about his legs hurting within hours of getting the shot. My three year old daughter had similar sypmtoms but she could explain them to me better. From the day she got the shot she has complained of sore leg, feet, hands, stomach, eyes and head. She has described the feeling in her hands and feet as sometimes feeling crunchy (I think this was the tingling) She has cries out in pain out of the blue that her feet hurt or it might be her hand or finger, She still complains of all these things except the crunchy part. I have taken her to the doctor and had blood work done on her to be tested for autoimmune (it’s an ANA test) it was negative, yet she still continues to complain of various pains throughout her body. I pray and pray this will go away and we will all be o.k. I posted some of my story somewhere in the November column under Brenda F as my symptoms were horrific, I acually thought I was dying, I have gotten an autoimmune from this shot, my blood work suggests Lupus although I am still seeing specialists. My husband has suffered along with us as well. From the very beginning he’s had the tingling, tightness in his muscles and severe weakness in his entire body especially his hands and arms and feet and legs. Today he can barely sqeeze his hands together they hurt so much and some days he has a limp when he walks because his foot is so sore. He also has had blood work done and x rays with no answers. We are from Langley BC and I am also wondering if anyone has recovered completely from this vaccine. Four out of six of my family members have been affected from this horrible vaccine that the government said would have no serious side effects, even my doctor told me I had nothing to worry about, that I should be more concerned about getting the H1N1 flu it’s self. If any one can help me with advice I sure could use the support right now . Please read my last post, It is in November somewhere under Brenda F.


  219. Posted by Donna on May 11, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I am a 52 year old female. I decided to do research on the internet this morning to see if other people have been having similar symptoms as me. I had the H1N1 shot mid November. I started to have severe headaches mid December. I can’t recall if I had a milder headache just after the shot but the headaches became cronic in December along with tingling on the left side of my face. I went to our Chiropractor a couple of times for treatments as I have had stress headaches in the past. These headaches are very different though. It starts in the left side of my neck right up to the back of my ear(same side as my shot) and the base of my neck and moves up my head. I would take Advill and a heating pad and lie down eventually falling to sleep. My Chriopractor advised that I have message therapy. I went to my doctor who advised that I take physio and message therapy. I started therapy mid February up until yesterday. My headaches are pretty well gone except the left side of my neck still feels stiff all the time but thankfully less pain. I have this fear that my neck will always be stiff. I do the excersies that the therapists gave me every day and will continue to. Secondly, my husband’s left arm aches (the arm he had the H1N1 shot in) when he tryes to lift it or if it sits for a while. He said he feels like the ache is deep in the bone. Thank you for this opportunity to share our concerns.


  220. Posted by Tammy on May 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I received the H1N1 vaccination on October 30, 2009. By the next day I got a severe migraine headache. I could not get rid of the migraine and after 5 or 6 days of this I went to Emergency because I couldn’t tolerate the pain any longer. The gave me something to take away the pain and I was sent home. I ended up getting the migraine back right away and it lasted for over 6 weeks. I was also feeling “out of it” at work. I couldn’t think straight or concentrate on what I was doing. I also had extreme fatigue. I went to my family doctor and they kept trying different medications for migraines, however, nothing worked. I had to go off work for about 3 weeks at that time. I finally ended up getting a head CT Scan and everything was normal. It is now May and I am still not feeling well. I am normally a very energetic, active person and I have found that I have no energy and the fatigue is something I cannot get over. I feel almost like I am getting a flu or something all the time. My doctors are “shrugging” me off and I am just so tired of this! I have been told by doctors that all of this is from stress. My job is highly stressful, however, I am not totally convinced that this is what it is because I have taken a leave of absence for the last few months and I am still not feeling great.

    Is it just coincidence that all this started after the H1N1 vaccination or not?


  221. Posted by Anna on May 12, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Hello everyone,
    Here’s an interesting article regarding mercury poisoning.


    The article relates to candida however it lists the symptoms of mercury poisoning. The following excerpt relates to a lot of the posters here.

    “Mercury poisoning symptoms will also come and go and are usually not constant. It affects everyone differently depending on his or her personal physiology. Overall, a person may have long periods of great productivity in their lives followed by periods of being nonproductive. As the poisoning progresses, these periods of productivity become shorter and fewer in-between. Poisoning sets in slowly and progresses thru levels of increasing dysfunction. “


  222. Here in the United States, we are the organization who have been collecting the H1N1 vaccine related miscarriages and stillbirths in the US. We have over 200 miscarriages. We have also done statistic correction technique called capture/recapture. It indicates that there should be upward of 3,200 miscarriages since the vaccine adverse events reporting system vastly underreported by 90%

    Our data can be found at http://www.progressiveconvergence.com/H1N1-RELATED miscarriages.htm

    keep in touch.

    Eileen Dannemann ncowmail@gmail.com


  223. Posted by D, Martin on May 15, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Extreme weakness and tired at times as well as dizziness; all coming on in waves throughout the day. Has been going on for weeks, and weeks. Feel better one day and like I am really sick the next day. Or, I feel fine when I wake up and sick within 20 minutes. Got an extremely bad sinus infection which will not go away despite using antibiotics and trying many natural remedies The brain fog is unbelievable. I don’t trust myself to drive or do anything else that require fast reflex action. I keep missing work because I am just feeling too wrung out to do anything. My family have had repeated bouts of sore throat and cold; severe vomilting and diahhea. Another thing seems to be getting unusually cold feet at night. One gets better for a few days and then it is right back again. We are all at the end of our rope trying to deal with this. The only thing we all have in common is the H1N1 and regular flu shots which we had around October or November. We felt we had to get the shots because we have several very young children in the family and were told by the government that we could not safely be around them unless we got immunized. I really regret it now.


  224. Posted by john on May 21, 2010 at 6:13 am

    i posted my story on april 20 and added another post on april 26th.i can’t beleive what i’m reading,i have the exact symptoms that you people are having as i typ this e-mail.its a battle to get thru every day.i am a very active person and i go to the gym 4-5 times a week..know its been 2 weeks since my last visit to the gym,i have to much pain and to tired,i used to use 50 pd dumbells for arm curls now its a struggle with 30pds.i just got up after 9 hours of sleep and ten minutes into my day i am so tired i just what to lie down and sleep.if you go back to my post on april 20th you will read what i mean.it is 6 months now since my h1n1 shot and every morning when i open my eye i start my day hoping i going to feel better i pray that this feelings will go away.even my friends can tell i’m not the same happy ,full of energy kind of guy.i just just went for some more blood test on tuesday and i hope they find something just so i can have peace of mind in whats causing this pain and tiredness.


  225. Posted by Anna on May 21, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Hi there,
    I relate to your symptoms; mine are the same except for the vomiting and diarrhea. Didn’t feel safe to drive either. I posted previously with all I am going thru.
    I would like to suggest to everyone here; try taking an antihistamine and see if your symptoms improve. I am noticing that my symptoms improve when I’m taking an antihistamine on a regular basis and when I forget to take it the symptoms return. Could be the mercury in the flu shot or an allergic reaction to another ingredient it it.
    For the last few years I have had the seasonal flu shot and am only now suspecting it to be the culprit of my symptoms. In November 09 I had the h1n1 a week apart from the seasonal flu shot and feel like the symptoms are the same but intensified.
    In the past, my symptoms eventually disappeared. I hope that is the case with everyone here.
    I will never ever, ever get any flu shot ever, ever again.


    • Posted by wanda on June 25, 2010 at 6:39 am

      Hi Anna , it occured to me yesterday that we are getting an allergic reaction.
      I will start giving my son antihistamine and take some myself.
      He has constantly had a running nose since dec then had pneumonia in may and I think he is allergic to something in the shot.
      Could knee pain and swelling, body pain, tiredness be an allergic reaction too?
      How are you feeling now?


      • Posted by Anna on June 25, 2010 at 9:26 am

        Hi Wanda,
        I was thinking that myself that it’s possible that it’s an allergic reaction. I also had quite the runny nose from March to May and I don’t have seasonal allergies. I’m not sure about the knee pain but maybe swelling, body pain and tiredness could be related in your case. I’m seeing an allergy specialist in August and will ask to be tested for the flu shot ingredients.

        I started getting sick off and on 3 years ago with similar symptoms. And 3 years ago I also started getting the seasonal flu shots. So I’m now thinking there has to be a connection. In Nov/09 I got both the seasonal & h1n1 shots and it seems I really paid the price with getting both of them. I got them 1 week apart and in the same arm.

        The following is from:


        AREPANRIX™ H1N1

        No data are available on the concomitant administration of Arepanrix™ H1N1 with other
        vaccines, including seasonal trivalent influenza vaccines. Such data are in development,
        and this document will be amended to include them as soon as available. However, if co-
        administration with another vaccine is indicated, immunization should be carried out on
        separate limbs. It should be noted that the adverse reactions may be intensified. ”

        I have been feeling much much better and only in the last couple of days. My symptoms have severely lessened and are almost all gone. Still slight burning feeling on the top of my head every couple of days. But that sicky, yucky feeling is no longer there.

        I thought I read somewhere that the health organization didn’t know if one flu shot would be enough and that two (2) shots might be needed to protect from the h1n1 flu. My symptoms have been with me for 7 months so maybe it’s almost out of my system.

        Thanks for asking Wanda and I hope you feel better soon too.

    • Posted by wanda on June 25, 2010 at 10:46 am

      I am glad you are better.
      It seems you never got knee pain or body pain that migrates from every joint to every muscle?


      • Posted by Anna on June 25, 2010 at 11:21 am

        No, I didn’t have any kind of pain like that. I did have a stiff neck though for a few days at the onset of all my other symptoms.

  226. To Brenda F. and others if interested. There is an amazing support group for those experiencing tingling and muscle, brain fog type symptoms. There are people from all parts of the world on there having the exact same issues. We do support one another and give helpful advice as well.
    medhelp.org is the site, and then go to immunizations and vaccine, then you will see the tinglers chapter 2, click on that and read on some of the posts they helpful.
    My three 3 year old son complains of sore feet at times, and I notice when he first gets up he walks funny for a bit. He also tip toes, so I don’t know if that is related either. I am so sorry to hear you two kids and family are having to deal with this. It is hard and can be quite depressing at times. It has been 6 months for a lot of people and it is getting exhausting. I do think some people have improved a lot and are better. But these symptoms do come and go, good day or days and then BAM bad day or bad hour…no rhyme or reason. Just when you think you are maybe through with all this, it strikes, throws you off of your game and I find that the most depressing.

    Sorry I know this is not a forum, just a reporting site. I think it is important to note that depression has now become part of the symptom list, as it is impossible to have a normal life right now.


  227. Posted by Anna on May 21, 2010 at 7:51 am

    To Carmen,
    I went to medhelp.org and could not find tinglers chapter 2 under immunizations and vaccine like you posted. Please clarify.
    thank you


  228. Sorry,
    try this:
    then go to forums
    then to immunization and vaccine
    then tingling after swine flu vaccine chapter 2
    click on there and the posts should come up…
    good luck


  229. Posted by Tanya Mc on May 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I just discovered this website a couple of days ago when my husband suggested that I look into a Class Action suit for H1N1 vaccine side effects. I received the H1N1 vaccine on Oct. 29 2009 as ordered by my supervisor as I work in a Medical Clinic at a Hospital and was told if I didn’t and got the flu, I would not be paid for sick time. Immediately upon receiving the injection, my left arm felt sore, then that evening swelling and hot at the injection site. For a week I suffered from severe flu symptoms like never before. The severe flu symptoms subsided after 2 weeks, but I never felt like myself, and my arm continued to be very sore and swollen. My Doctors told me it would get better and no big deal. So I then got my 12 year old daughter vaccinated.

    Well, my symptoms did not get better, my lymph nodes were so plugged that I had to get lymphnode drainage done every 3 weeks because by body was so puffy, and especially in my left arm & neck and down the left side of my body. Constant body aches and tingling and numbness in my left arm, and then the shooting nerve pain that i would experience out of the blue! Difficulty in dressing, unable to use my left arm for anything, and pain would keep me awake at night. Ibuprophen didn’t help. By the middle of December my sypmtoms were getting worse, so I insisted on referral to physiotherapy and a referral to Rheumatologist. Ultrasound of shoulder and blood work was done but showed nothing. By mid January, I saw the Rheumatologist who diagnosed me with a frozen left shoulder, which she surmised was because I “babied” my arm since receiving my vaccine. She injected cortisone into the shoulder which helped for a couple of weeks, but by mid February my symptoms were worse. During this time physiotherapy wasn’t helping at all. There was too much nerve pain to do any of the exercises. So I asked my Doctor for a referral for nerve conduction studies which will be done next month. At the beginning of March my physiotherapist referred me to another Physio Clinic (because he couldn’t do anything for me) for ultrasound, accupuncture and physio which I have been doing weekly since then. The nerve pain was too great for much improvement, so I sought out a friend who does Rieki and Cranio-sacral therapy and she has helped me out a lot. She says that she could not believe how badly my nerves were enflamed (now 5 months post injection). So for the last couple of months, I have been getting acupuncture, ultrasound and nerve therapy on a weekly basis and I seem to be making slow progress which is better than a couple of months ago when I just seemed to get worse with each passing week.

    It’s now been almost 7 months since my vaccine, and I still feel like crap, no energy, sleepless nights, stiff neck and shoulder, sore left knee and sore left foot (feels like I’m walking on a nail some days) and a brain fog which seems to come and go.

    One more thing, a couple of weeks ago my 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. No family history and no signs or symptoms…our Pediatrician was just doing some lab work looking for something else when it was discovered…this is an autoimmune disorder normally found in women over 30 years of age…with family history. I’m now wondering if this is something other parents should be checking into if their daughter has had this vaccine, remember that my daughter was showing no signs of thyroid disorder before.

    I would definitely be interested in a class action lawsuit. I am so angry that we were not made aware of what this vaccine contained.


  230. Hello,

    I have submitted my information to the SISKINDS Law Firm, and they are looking into both the possibility of personal litigation or a class action law suit.

    If more people submit their information, we may be able to get them to take a look at our cases.

    They have offices in London, Toronto and Windsor Ontario. Looks like they also have one in Quebec.

    I’ll keep you posted if I hear back from them.

    Hope that everyone is doing well!



    • Posted by Anna on May 28, 2010 at 7:23 am

      Hi Lee,
      Thank you for the information regarding possible litigation on this matter. I’m wondering though, how is it possible to prove that the h1n1 vaccine is the cause of all of our symptoms.
      Also, to everyone; it really ticks me off that all the information regarding the vaccine side effects have only reported the side effects immediately after the injection and not months later. From what I have read, the effects of the ingredients of the shot surface much later.


    • Posted by wanda on June 19, 2010 at 10:55 am

      Hello Lee, any updates on the law suit?


  231. Posted by Kathy on May 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I had the H1N1 vaccine in early November, 2009. Six days later I developed a sore and tingly scalp, tingling in my hands and feet, sensitive teeth and facial pain. A few months later I developed dizziness, brain fog, and very dry skin and a dry mouth. I have seen my doctor numerous times this year. Today I was finally told that it looks like I have an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s Syndrome. My doctor also told me that the vaccine did not cause this. But he also said that because I have genetic markers for autoimmune problems, the vaccine may have triggered this disease. I may or may not have developed Sjogren’s during my life, but the vaccine certainly helped. I wish I had never received it. My sister in Florida is also experiencing identical symptoms to mine which also started 6 days after she received her H1N1 vaccine last November.


  232. Posted by Diane on May 28, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I first posted March 19th, 2010. I am still, like many of you, been unwell since the first week of January. My continuing question regards the H1N1 vaccine which the government thrust upon us in the panic of a pandemic. Since I live in a small community of 3500 people (Blind River, Ontario) I enrolled to help out in the hospital as a volunteer if there was a pandemic. I got the vaccination to ensure I would be well enough to help. That panic was over emphasized by the Governemtn and I regret to this day I allowed them to give me the H1N1 vaccine. I am thankful my adult children did not heed the go9vernment warnings and vaccinate themselves and their children.

    I am still not well enough to drive, and most days I am productive for only about 10% of the day. Every day is a struggle and no matter what I try I cannot regain my former self. This week I made an appointment with the Bay College Lockwood Clinic in Toronto to try to find answers. Unfortunately I could not get an appointment until September 14th! I am 66 years old and feel somewhat encouraged to read of the ‘brain fog’ experienced by so many and realize it is not only age related. It is so frustrating and makes you feel so helpless. I feel as though I am existing not living.

    Lets keep supporting one another and if anyone feels better let’s post it…even if it is temporarily. I felt better for about a week in April but then the decline began and I am back to the way I felt in February. I keep hoping the summer sun will burn it out of our systems!!


  233. Posted by wanda on June 4, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hi all, I continue to have vague muscle pain, joint pain everytwhere and wonder what it is. The infra red sauna has helped me.


  234. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    HI everyone,

    My little boy Logan has never been the same since his H1N1 vaccines he received in late Nov & early Dec. I don’t even know where to start as it has been a long painful road for me & my family. Logan hasn’t felt well in several months now & continues to get worse. He complained about not really feeling well shortly after his first injection, then he seemed a bit better. It was after his second shot that things really took a turn for the worst….he started to be less & less intereseted in eating, to the point where he lost a significant amount of weight & his eyes and cheeks were sunk in. He screamed in pain from the stomach aches and cried daily from the throbbing headaches he had. He started having severe sleep disturbances and his behaviour became more and more concerning. It didnt take long before I didnt recognise my own son anymore. We tried to get to the bottom of Logans health concerns and at first didnt even think it could be the vaccine doing this to him. He developed sever food sensitivities and could no longer properly digest protiens. we had to change his diet to wheat & dairy free & if he does get anything that is hard to digest he violently throws up. He woke up many mornings in a pool of his own vomit & urine. He also complains daily of muscle aches & tells me that his bones hurt. Lab tests have shown that Logan has none of the good bacteria found in his digestive tract & that he has an immunoglobulin A deficiency. He also now has a low red blood cell count & is slightly anemic.He also has a high level of reactive lymphocytes in his blood, my research has taught me that this is usually associated with a viral illness but can also be present as a result of immunizations. Logans hemoglobin is also low. He is pale & has splotches all over his face. He tires easily and generally is moody & upset. I think he is pretty much in constant pain now for months. We are all worried sick about him. We have reported these adverse effects to Logans pediatrician & to his family Dr. I sent a fax to his pediatrician regarding this matter to which he never responded & the last time we were in Edmonton to see him he wouldnt discuss this matter with us. We also told our family Dr. here in Cold Lake what was happening and we were suspecting the H1N1 vaccine has something to do with our sons deteriorating health. He refused to talk about it either & actually pretended he didnt hear me and started talking about something else. The real kick in the teeth came today when I took Logan up to see our Dr again to see if anymore lab resutls came back & to discuss Logans anxiety issues & see if there was anything he could do or suggest to help. He handed me a few paper stapled together and told me to ask his receptionist to copy them for me…he then told me that he feels there is nothing more he can do to help Logan and advised us that we needed to find A NEW FAMILY DR!!!!!!! Now thats all fine & dandy but the sad part is that we live in a small community where we are facing a SEVERE doctor shortage & there are NO doctors accepting new patients. I was totally SHOCKED!!!!!! I spent the remainder of the day in tears wondering how on earth we are going to find another dr. So now we have a little boy who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, who is chronically ill & we have NO family doctor. We are devastated & have no idea where we are going to turn or if we are ever going to find a doctor who cares. Logan has always had a weak immune system & getting the H1N1 vaccine is probably the worst mistake I ever made & my little boy has suffered ever since. To top it all off our family doctor has now turned us away and won’t see him anymore…we need help desperately & have no idea whats going to happen to our little boy.

    Kristie Tait
    Cold Lake, AB


  235. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on June 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Wow! Logan’s story is the type of thing you almost expect to see on the news w/ parents pleading the public to let them know if there are any docs who may be willing to see them. Must be really frustrating and I feel for you in this.


  236. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 8, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Thank you for your comment Deborah. I have contacted the local newspaper this morning & also a medical officer for our area in regards to this matter. I am not sure what will come of any of it but I know I will at least try for the sake of my son & every one else who suffered from this horrible vaccine. I will keep you all posted on what happens from here on in. We all need to support eachother and stand together to be heard.
    Take care


  237. I am in tears for you, over Logan’s story. I would go to the media over this. That is unacceptable. You are not alone, there are others with children who are experiencing the effects of the vaccine. There is a forum that has a lot of support for reactions to this. (medhelp.org) (go to immunization section and you will see something about the tinglers chapter 2, there are regular posters on there with love and support). I am so very sorry that you are experiencing this as a mom. Do remind yourself why you made the decision to have him vaccinated, it was out of love and fear of losing him to the H1N1 Flu. I know that you must be in agony over that decision, we all have been and still are. I just find it helps if we go back and think of why we did this.


  238. Posted by Charlie Cahill on June 11, 2010 at 11:24 am


    I am a 59 year old male living in Edmonton, Alberta. For the past forty years I was extremely healthy and active playing hockey and working in an office/construction type job. In November 2009, I received my first ever flu shot and H1N1 flu shot. About 1 week later I tried to get up from my office desk and my leg muscles wouldn’t work. It was like someone flipped a switch and they were turned off. With some effort I was able to stand and walk around but the muscles just above the knee were working at about 5% capacity. Over Christmas, the muscle weakness/paralysis moved upwards into my arms and it became extremely difficult to lift anything heavier than a cup of coffee.

    At this same time I went to see my GP about the problem and he sent me for a battery of blood tests, x-rays, etc. and he then referred me to a neurologist. At the end of January 2010, the neurologist examined me for about 15 minutes in his office and told me he’s 99% certain that I have Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). The next day I had an electromyography (EMG) and a second neurologist positively diagnosed GBS.

    I had a medical for my life insurance in October 2009 and was 100% healthy at that time. The only thing different in my life was getting the swine flu and regular flu shot about 1 week before the muscle weakness occurred.

    Over the past 6 months, the weakness has progressed to the point that I am off work and bed-ridden 23 hours a day. I have had 3 IVIG treatments each lasting 5 days and my neurologist has me on a cocktail of immunosuppressant and steroid drugs (Immuron, Pantoprazole and Prednisone). He believes that I may be able to go back to work in 1-2 years, but everyone responds differently to treatment and it is difficult to make an accurate prognosis.

    Financially, it is a disaster because I expected to work another 6 or 7 years at which time our mortgage would be paid off and we would be on OAS. Both our daughters are in University and we have everyday household expenses to deal with. We have already gone through quite a bit of our savings but it is hard to know when I will be able to get back to work. Fortunately, my wife is at home and cooks my meals and is a main caregiver. Otherwise, I would probably have to be hospitalized for several months.

    It is very frustrating that the Government of Canada promotes and endorses the idea that every Canadian should get a swine flu shot, even people in my age group who are considered low-risk for swine flu, but high-risk for contracting illnesses like GBS-CIDP. It is also frustrating that there is no safety net or financial support to deal with patients who experience serious adverse effects like myself.

    Thank you for your website and for giving me the opportunity to express my views.

    Charlie in Edmonton


  239. Posted by wanda on June 11, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I am sorry to hear about Logan.Doing our own research is important.
    Please get diagnosed for all autoimmune diseases.
    VASCULITIS is also one side effect of the flu shot.

    I will be going to the doctor again for more tests…..


  240. Posted by wanda on June 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    For Logan,
    Please there is medication that can help.
    Just get tested for VASCULITIS.
    Do not give up.


  241. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I have asked our pediatrician to have Logan tested for GBS and vasculitis…does anyone have any more ideas?? We have been complaining and reporting things but so far all the blood tests are coming up within the normal range except for his immunoglobulin A which is very very low….it has been that way for a month now that we know of. Logan has always had a weak immune system but before he had the H1N1 vaccine he had NO digestive issues, he didn’t scream in pain from headaches, he didnt feel sick all the time & throw up sparatically especially in the mornings, he didn’t wake up in the middle of the night screaming, he didnt wake up in a pile of his own vomit, he didn’t violently attack his teachers…please we are desperate for help. Does anyone have any other thoughts on what is going on & what we can do??? The doctors dont feel he is acutely sick and will not admit him. I witnessed him come running into my room at 630am crying and screaming that he didnt feel good then throw up all over my bed. he also has had night sweats for months where he soaks his bed in sweat. whats going on?? please help anyone who might know whats going on??


    • Posted by beth odom on November 3, 2010 at 2:22 pm

      I am so sorry about Logan. i myself had the vaccine On Nov. 9th, 2009. I had severe allergice reaction 20 minutes later and doctors told me it was too soon to be GBS. I have suffered just about a year with still no treatment except all natural. My mind continues to deteriorate as well as my health. Joint pain, fog, slurring words, rash , swollen tongue, vision going, hips hurt, hair loss, arthritis, no personality, etc., I also was very active , a teacher , and a mother of 4. I can’t work now because my mind is so slow and our money has run out. It is sad for all. I also have had the rejection of doctors and some friends. No one fully understands. I have been to John Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland that studies alot of these areas. The last doctor I saw I asked him if he had heard of Squalene and he replied no. I explained some of what I knew about gulf war syndrome. How do they not know. If any of you can get a doctor to refer you to john hopkins due to h1n1 they study this and maybe we can get something done. this doctor works with the fda who approves all of these shots. But at least if people write in on their website and request an appointment and tell the reason why maybe doctors will take it seriously. they said they haven’t had any reports besides mine from a reaction to the h1n1. Please write to them and maybe they can help logan. I will pray for him.

      Actually a small fraction of us not sure how many in the US did have the squalene in our shot . the manufacturer was Sanofi Pasteur. they later recalled the vaccines saying they were not strong enough and couldn’t protect against the H1N1 flu. I am from north carolina and have written in a few times. There doesn’t seem to be anywhere to write in US and I have been following alot of yalls stories as well as comparing them to mine. supposedly here the government wont let lawyers take our cases and we are suppose to file with the countermeasures dept. on vaccines. I was also told that unless it shows up in the testing how can they treat us. You are welcome to email me and ask me questions about what i have found out. bearodom@yahoo.com Still suffereing daily and trying to come with the reality that i will never be the same.


  242. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I think each and every one of us need to contact the same news station/ paper or whatever and make ALL of our stories heard…who’s with me??


    • I will try to get internet media time available for you folks if you are willing to speak publicly. You can do this as well. Unfortunately I wouldn’t hold out too much hope for mainstream media, though we do have Mary Garofalo interested in doing a story on Global’s 16X9: The Big Picture. She wanted to present it to her team but had finished her season. I’m forwarding some of your reports to her so that she can see what you are all going through. She’s a decent lady… a family woman.

      However, I want to pose another issue to you, which may seem far afield, but it is not.

      This is Bill C-36, the Canada Consumer Products Protection Act, which is the reincarnation of Bill C-6, the one you’ve seen on this site all along. it is a government bill, introduced by the Health Minister on Wednesday.

      You need to realize that the reason why these vaccines were shoved so rudely upon us, without proper information and without proper testing, was our obligations to the WHO. Nations signatory to the UN are legally bound to follow their orders in case of a pandemic, and while they did not force any nation, they certainly have the power to do so. And oh, yes, it’s relevant.

      There is currently an investigation ongoing to determine whether or not there was a conspiracy to use a fake pandemic to generate billions in profit for pharmaceutical vaccine makers. But while this is happening before our eyes, has the WHO withdrawn the pandemic alert? NO! The very vaccines which probably caused all your misery are now being foisted on third world nations as a “gift”.

      Some gift.

      In Bill C-36, as in the original Bill C-6, there is a clause making Canadians subject to the dictates of foreign authorities, including trade groups. Just as the WHO could order the suspension of national governments, mandate full population vaccination against our will, and institute martial law if it wanted, so these trade groups can force us to accept health standards that we don’t want, and can overrule our own sovereign laws.

      We don’t feel this is the way Canadians want to live. IMHO, I think Canadians want to BE Canadians, and have representation in government which can make laws that benefit them, not some pharmaceutical corporation or other international profit machine. For this, and other reasons, we are adamantly raising the flag again, to say NO to Bill C-36.

      The link between your probable vaccine damage and this bill is this: Health Canada is putting forward Bill C-36 with the idea that they stand for the health and well-being of Canadians. How can this be, when they allowed, at the same time as they were pushing this Bill last year, the heavily promoted and recommended, but LARGELY UNTESTED Arepanrix vaccine, the very shot which may have done all the damage reported here? Is this the action of a Ministry which truly cares? How about the fact that none of you have had the slightest indication from government at ANY level that they actually give a tinker’s dam about how you suffer? This is the same ministry which wants to have all the powers of a police force, and has used those powers against many… including by raiding, SWAT-style, guns drawn, the home of an Alberta naturopath for the ungodly crime of selling Folic acid and Vitamin B12. The man’s family was held at gunpoint for 11 hours, January 11th, 2009, they took all his products, and never gave them back, even though most of them were not subject to their jurisdiction as they were destined offshore. There was no warrant. And the Health Minister wants the right to do that to ANYONE she sees fit, over a mere suspicion.

      Back to what this same Ministry has done about YOU: First, they say their mandate is consumer safety, but how safe was that vaccine? Second, they want to make us subject to the dictates of foreign authorities, like the WHO, the UN, or even a trade group: do you want your health and product safety regulations determined by offshore authorities who are completely unaccountable to you?

      Yes, absolutely, we must get your stories out, all of them. You must not be allowed to suffer without recourse against those who caused your suffering. And the same Ministry that wants the powers of police and courts via Bill C-36 is the one that ignores you as if you have no right of redress, and leaves you with no option but to struggle.

      Please, all of you… stand with us to fight this Bill. Call, write or email your MPs and tell them what you’re going through and that you don’t want Health Canada to consort with foreign authorities, and you want the Ministry, since they okayed the product that harmed you, to demonstrate to all Canadians that they indeed serve their mandate, before they should be handed overarching powers to determine our well-being.

      The more you speak, the more you can win back for yourselves and your families. If you suffer in silence, who will hear you?

      Read the bill here:


      • Talk about Serendipity…. as I was writing the above post, this arrived in my email:

        (Note: BMJ is the British Medical Journal)

        BMJ on Conflicts of Interest, WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies”

        Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ, Philip Carter, journalist, The
        Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London

        Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for
        an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that
        stood to gain from the guidance they were preparing. These conflicts
        of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO, and WHO has
        dismissed inquiries into its handling of the A/H1N1 pandemic as
        “conspiracy theories.” Deborah Cohen and Philip Carter investigate.

        Next week marks the first anniversary of the official declaration of
        the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic. On 11 June 2009 Dr Margaret Chan, the
        director general of the World Health Organization, announced to the
        world’s media: “I have conferred with leading influenza experts,
        virologists, and public health officials. In line with procedures set
        out in the International Health Regulations, I have sought guidance
        and advice from an Emergency Committee established for this purpose.
        On the basis of available evidence, and these expert assessments of
        the evidence, the scientific criteria for an influenza pandemic have
        been met…The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza

        It was the culmination of 10 years of pandemic preparedness planning
        for WHO—years of committee meetings with experts flown in from
        around the world and reams of draft documents offering guidance to
        governments. But one year on, governments that took advice from WHO
        are unwinding their vaccine contracts, and billions of dollars’
        worth of stockpiled oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir
        (Relenza)—bought from health budgets already under tight
        constraints—lie unused in warehouses around the world.

        A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative
        Journalism has uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions
        about how WHO managed conflicts of interest among the scientists who
        advised its pandemic planning, and about the transparency of the
        science underlying its advice to governments. Was it appropriate for
        WHO to take advice from experts who had declarable financial and
        research ties with pharmaceutical companies producing antivirals and
        influenza vaccines? Why was key WHO guidance authored by an influenza
        expert who had received payment for other work from Roche,
        manufacturers of oseltamivir, and GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturers of
        zanamivir (AND AREPANRIX ~ DN)? And why does the composition of the emergency committee from which Chan sought guidance remain a secret known only to those
        within WHO? We are left wondering whether major public health
        organisations are able to effectively manage the conflicts of interest
        that are inherent in medical science.


        For the full BMJ article and video go to the following link:



  243. Posted by wanda on June 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Hi Kristie,
    Have you gone to a rheumatologist?
    The only thing I can think of is the SQALENE which caused Gulf War Syndrome, same thing happened there.
    Maybe a test for Antibodies to Squalene??


  244. Posted by wanda on June 12, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Hi Dee,
    Yes I will definitely write to the MP, that is the only way to be heard and reject Bill C-36.


  245. Posted by merelycanadian on June 13, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Those that received N1H1, and have had side effects … this vaccine was never tested and fresh off the burner. The ‘flu’ was concocted back in the mid 90s and dropped. The big drug companies were the ones to gain, along with government support. There is a flu season every year. The elderly and very ill, unfortunately, don’t have the means to fight it and it does takes its toll. There was no pandemic with N1H1 – the pandemic was built up by drug companies and government to brainwash others along the way. My own doctor refused to even have this vaccine and did not impose it on his patients unless asked for. I would bet your own MP/MPP did not have this vaccine!! The ‘vaccine’ came out before the ‘bug’ did. I hope all of those that did get the vaccine are able to get restitution.


  246. Posted by Anna on June 15, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Hello everyone,
    I just came back from my doctor and I did not get support from him that my symptoms are related to the h1n1 shot. I say “bull”, but I was not going to argue. He said that if I were to have side effects they would only last for 1-2 months. Again I say “bull”. His diagnosis was fibromyalgia and depression. It is really pathetic that a lot of doctors today blame everything on depression.

    My symptoms are gradually going away but are still present (it’s now 6 months post vaccine).

    I don’t think that it will ever be possible to convince any government representative that any of us here are suffering side effects from the h1n1 vaccine unless it is truly Guillain-Barre Syndrome. If anyone has any suggestions please reply.

    I wish everyone here good luck with a speedy recovery.


  247. Posted by wanda on June 16, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Thanks Anna.
    I would like to know more about your case and symptoms. I had eye pain and dry lips two weeks after the shot in Dec 09.In March I had knee pain for three weeks, then I got joint pain and muscle pain and back and neck stiffness occassionally and it is June now and the pain is not severe but still comes and goes but my eye pain is becoming more constant and getting mild head pain.

    And I seem to get new pain in the calf,arms, foot , back…..6 months and there is always something or the other. Going back to the doctor on Tuesday and a first appointment with rheumatologist on July 13th.
    Been to an eye doctor too and more tests coming up for glaucoma.


  248. Posted by Anna on June 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Hi there Wanda,
    I initially posted on April 23rd, but I’ll summarize my symptoms here.
    generally feeling unwell
    stomach pain
    inability to sleep
    shortness of breath
    rash on head
    stiff neck
    blood shot eye
    dry mouth and lips
    excessive drooling when lying down
    metallic taste
    chemical sensitivity (prescriptions and smells)

    severe stabbing along nerves in my head; when I initially experienced this symptom I described it as a hole being drilled in my head. It was when I read the side effects in the product information leaflet I was convinced all my symptoms are h1n1 vaccine related.


    I have never experienced anything like this in my life and it is very frustrating not being taken seriously.
    I honestly thought I was going to die.
    Thank you for your interest.


  249. Posted by wanda on June 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Anna,
    Thanks for sharing.
    I guess we are the 1 in 10000. So out of 2 million that makes 200 of us with the side effects and to the government that is expected and not a big deal.
    But I am surprised that doctors do not take it seriously.


    • That figure, you must be aware, is a GUESS, not an actual prediction, especially given the lack of testing given the vaccines used. Furthermore, there are 33 million people in this country, about a third of whom took the vaccine. That’s 11 million people. So really, it’s more than a THOUSAND damaged individuals, even by their own reckoning…. and since there are 321 posts here, the vast majority of them single posts, and since this site is not known to everyone, nor do all sufferers report their difficulties, we can safely assume there are a great many individuals who have been damaged.

      If a class action suit under the “Hazardous Products Act” were to be instituted, the government would be forced to admit that it guaranteed that it would take full responsibility for damages. Well, where is the government now? This is the whole point. The government does not want to admit that their little endeavor caused all this, even though they offered to compensate for it. People complaining to their doctors are in some cases being thrown out of the office and told to find a new doctor. This is not right, it is not just, and it is not lawful… and our government, especially the Health Ministry, needs to step up and take its lumps along with anybody else who does harm and gets caught at it.

      If anyone has a law firm willing to take this on as a contingency based class action suit, please do let us know. We would like to assist in any and every way possible. We also ask, in light of Bill C-36, which is the old Bill C-6 noted on our home page and is the replacement for the “Hazardous Products Act”, why this ministry should be given overarching police powers to protect Canadians from hazardous baby cribs and the like, when clearly it is not protecting anybody from anything unless it serves the pharmaceutical industry.

      I cannot find words to express my total and overwhelming disgust for that ministry and its minister,
      Leona Aglukkaq, who deserves all the disdain that Canadians can heap upon her head… as well as the Prime Minister who assured Canadians that they would be taken care of, and now ignores all the cries for help from all of you.


      • Posted by wanda on June 17, 2010 at 6:12 am

        Hi Dee,
        My mistake the 2 million is for Ontario. And you are right, I know of other people who are having these symptoms and are not reporting on this site.We have to be heard and do something.
        Lee was taking about a class action lawsuit.

  250. Posted by wanda on June 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Hi Anna, I read your April 23rd post.
    Very interesting because I was researching a form of vasculitis called Giant Cell Arteritis and the sores in your scalp are probably caused by that.
    Did they give you prednisone?


  251. Posted by kristie Tait on June 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Just wanted everyone to know how important it is for all of us to stand together & support each other! I have contacted my MLA as well as the health minister for Canada in regards to what has been going on with my son. He still is very very ill & its 6 months later. I am not having any luck getting anyone to do anything to help him. I haven’t been able to work because he is too sick to go to school & we are missing out on thousands of dollars in wages & my business is suffering. We can’t keep up with the bills anymore and we are running into serious troubles! The only Dr. we have in in Edmonton over 3 hrs away from where we live. we have several appts over the next month & the expenses are starting to be more than we can pay. I think everyone of us need to start taking serious action over this…..anyone have any ideas how we can make our voices heard?? lets all help each other be heard! if we all contact health canada someone will have to respond!! I contacted them today as well as my MLA MP & a minister for health in my region in MAY who promised to get back to me & never called again! This is a HUGE injustice to all of us! Lets be sure our voices are not silenced!!


  252. Posted by Anna on June 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Hi Wanda,
    I was not given anything to take for any of my symptoms. When I went to emergency the 3 times, the doctors shook me off about my symptoms and did not take me seriously. At the time I did not relate my symptoms to the h1n1 vaccine. At that time I was experiencing severe burning and pressure on the top of my head and I had tiny sores or pimple like spots that did not itch but felt like burning pain and I felt like I might pass out. I am still experiencing these symptoms but they are not nearly as intense. It’s really weird; this morning when I woke up I felt great and then all of a sudden this weakness came over me and I felt gravely ill. That lasted for about 1 1/2 hours and then pressure burning pain on top of my head which has been with me all day. It feels like there might be some swelling going on there. I had a cat scan on Saturday so I may know more once the results are in next week. I convinced a doctor at a walk in clinic to send me for a cat scan. My family doctor refused to do a cat scan.
    Thank you for the info on Giant Cell Arteritis though.


  253. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Hi everyone!

    I have been quite persistent with telling anyone I can about my son Logan, how the doctors have been treating us, this website & all of you on here who have reported your life altering side effects from this vaccine. CTV news contacted me this evening & they are considering coming to my home tomorrow. I need all of you to pray to God, the universe, the Angels or whatever & whoever you believe in that they come here. I will be showing them this website & that I not only want justice for my family but every other person whos life has been affected since this terrible & HUGELY untested vaccine they pushed upon us in the intrest of our heath & well being. I have been praying our voices are heard & we all find the help we so desperately seek! I believe prayers are answered & there is strength in numbers…..wish me luck because my next step is to write my story, make thousands of copies & post it anywhere I can from here to Edmonton. Positive thought guys…help me out here!


  254. Posted by wanda on June 17, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    That is great news Kristie, next we need to file a lawsuit


  255. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    I hope that will be the next step….if it makes the news. I will be letting them know that if they could help all of us find a law firm willing to take this case there are alot of people who will be doing a happy dance…well sadly if there syptoms will allow them to do so…..keep your fingers crossed


  256. Wow, that is great Kristie!!!


  257. Posted by Anna on June 18, 2010 at 4:51 am

    Thank you for the information Kristie and you said it all; “HUGELY untested vaccine”. And our government supported that!!! in this day and age; I do not understand.


  258. Posted by kristie tait on June 18, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Hi everyone!
    CTV was here and interviewed me. They were very specific about what I could say. I did tell them about this website & all the others suffering but I dont know what they will air. It will be on the edmonton CTV news at 6 tonight if anyone can catch it. I strongly suggest you all contact your MLA or MP and express your frustration with doctors & report all your side effects from the shot. WE MUST BE HEARD!!! if we all stand up then they will have to listen…..


    • Posted by wanda on June 19, 2010 at 10:53 am

      Did it air? I checked online but did not see.


    • Posted by Tanya McConnell on June 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      We watched you on the Edmonton feed. You were great!! It’ll be interesting to see what happens next…maybe more people will come forward.


  259. Posted by wanda on June 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    H1N1 shot blamed for Calgary woman’s rare disorder
    Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 2:28 PM ET Comments108Recommend36
    CBC News

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/02/23/calgary-h1n1-shot-reaction-disorder.html#ixzz0rG7OKctY
    A Calgary woman regrets getting the H1N1 shot after her doctor told her it likely caused a rare and painful disorder.

    Norma Goldring said she felt compelled to get an H1N1 vaccine because she is diabetic and has had a heart attack, two factors that Alberta Health noted as putting people at higher risk for serious complications from swine flu.

    But soon after getting the shot last winter, Goldring felt ill.

    “My body was aching and I was throwing up. Then I developed a spot on my leg,” she said.

    The rash spread quickly and Goldring ended up in hospital on Christmas Day. “By the time I got to emergency, it spread pretty bad and turned to blisters.”

    Her kidneys were shutting down. Doctors eventually diagnosed it as vasculitis, an inflammation that destroys blood vessels.

    Her doctor, who asked not to be named, concluded it was probably connected to the H1N1 shot. Goldring, according to her doctor, is one of only 31 people since 1974 to have had this type of reaction to a flu shot.
    Won’t get shot again, says Goldring

    Now, even using a walker to get from her living room to her kitchen causes her excruciating pain. She is on pain killers and steroids.

    “It was like I was put through a fire. It was like someone lit me on fire,” she said.

    Goldring said she won’t get a flu shot again. Desmond Fordyce, her partner, said he is worried the vaccine wasn’t tested properly before widespread public vaccinations began.

    “I think they’re killing you more than giving you something for making you better,” he said.

    Dr. Glen Armstrong, head of the microbiology and infectious diseases department at the University of Calgary, said the H1N1 vaccine is safe. “It’s very clear that the benefits of having people get vaccinated, far, far outweigh the risks of the very small number of adverse reactions to the vaccine.”

    So far, 25 million doses of the vaccine have been distributed across Canada. Nearly 6,000 H1N1 shots resulted in an adverse reaction, of which more than 200 were considered serious. Health officials are investigating 13 post-shot deaths.

    Alberta health officials told CBC News they have talked to Goldring’s doctor and will continue to investigate what happened in her case.

    The province has seen 1,276 people hospitalized with H1N1 since April 2009 and 71 deaths have been connected to the virus.

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/02/23/calgary-h1n1-shot-reaction-disorder.html#ixzz0rG7hSDOv


  260. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 19, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    YES it did air. It was on the ctv Edmonton news last night at 6. It aired every hour after that on the CTV national news channel…I can’t believe it! They of course edited the heck outta the interview & did not mention many things I wanted mentioned like our doctor telling us he wouldn’t see us anymore & this website but don’t worry I will get it out somehow. The news clip can’t be found on line for some reason, I am not sure why. My hubby is working on getting the video we recorded on you tube…I will post that link as soon as I can, hopefully tonight! Take care everyone & be persistent & never give up! Someone will have to step up and take responsibility for whats happened to all of us & our families! I will do anything I can to help make that happen! Much Love to you all!


    • Posted by Michelle on June 19, 2010 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Kristie…

      Though I am in the US, I have also had lots of side effects. In fact, I feel that I have nerve damage from this vaccine. Two hospital visits, no results. They told me I was nuts basically. This has been the only website that I could find people with my same symptoms. My problems have been skin crawling sensations, all over. My hands also turned black during the winter. I even had to shave my head because I wanted to see if my scalp had any parasites or such. (as a female this was heartbreaking). Luckily nothing there, just the itchiness that is getting better. I wish everyone recovery and look forward to watching the link when it is posted.

      God Bless


  261. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hi everyone, here is the link to the video posted on Youtube. This clip aired on CTV News on June 18th 2010. I hope many more of your stories will be heard. I would encourage you to contact the CTV News team and come forward with you life changing experiences since the H1N1 vaccine. I did mention this website and all of you during my interview and was disappointed that it wasn’t mentioned on the news.


    • Posted by wandal on June 20, 2010 at 5:15 am

      Hi Krisitie,
      Thks for posting it. I believe we now have to maybe get in touch with SISKIND lawyers the legal team that Lee got in touch with http://www.siskinds.com/content/practice.asp.


    • I hear your problem and hear others all keen to help you get legal advise. I suggest that you find a Classically trained Homeopath in Edmonton as soon as possible and I am sure they can help your son with many of the symptoms your son is displaying. The remedies have no side effects and will not interfere with your son’s medications but from my 28 years of use on film sets with crews and actors I can tell you they are effective. If you cannot find a Homeopath i will find one. Write me.


      • Posted by Kristie Tait on July 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

        Hi John,

        do you know of any reputable homeopath doctors near Cold Lake? or in the Edmonton area? The trouble is that since Logan has been sick I of course have not been working much & my small business is suffering. We are in a bit of a financial situation. However we will find a way. If you personally know of and homeopath doctors who could help us I would appreciate your help…thanks!

  262. Posted by wanda on June 22, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I am 43, female , my symptoms did not start out severely, but ongoing since Dec 09, with different symptoms cropping out at different times.
    Now I am afraid my son my son could have been affected..He had cols and cogh constantly since Dec and he complained of stiff neck and back pain in May and had walking pneumonia in May and toda a month late, June he has a knee swelling and aching. His eyes have been red for over two months now.
    I had dry eyes and dry moth in DEc that lasted till MArch then, my knee pain and swelling started and then 3 weeks later I have pain in joints and muscles off and on.

    I have a feeling my son will get the muscle pians and aches that I have three weeks from now in July.
    I will keep updating. I am very fearful of what it could turn into.
    Our symptoms have not been as server as everyone but seems like a slow onset.


  263. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 23, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Hello everyone!
    Thank you so much for your comments & support. We went to Edmonton to see doctors and have some tests done trying to get some much needed help and support for our family and our little boy who seems to be on a downhill slide again. On the way to Edmonton we had to pull over so Logan could throw up on the dide of the road. We went to see his pediatrician who won’t say either way if his symptoms are related to the vaccine. He stated Logans illnesses are very “mysterious” and wishes there was something he could do to help. Some more tests were ordered & some referals for Logan to see a gastro intestinal specialist were made. The waiting list for us to see the specialist is about a year. In the mean time we justy have to “deal” with Logans illnesses…how do you like that?? There were no recommendations, no advice was given, there were no meds to help stop the vomiting or severe diarhhea. I handed my doctor a sheet that was printed off the health Canada website where it stated all the symptoms and side effects that should be reported for medical attention. Out of 27 of these adverse reactions Logan has 18…..18!!!!!! WHAT THE HECK IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THEM TO MAKE A CONNECTION????? Can someone please help us??? My son has been sick over 6 months and my business is suffering, we may lose our house & we are in serious trouble due to the fact I haven’t been able to work because Logan has been so sick. We have been reporting our health issues to our doctors…our family doctor put us out the door and told us to find a new family doctor…our pediatician won’t connect Logans symptoms to the vaccine & we have contacted the health minister, deputy health minister, health link, a health officer for our area, our MP & our MLA…guess what???? NO RESPONSE FROM ANY OF THEM????? We desperately need help. The evening after our pediatrician appt in the city & we appeared on CTV news for the second time Logan was EXTREMELY ill!! He rolled on the bed crying in pain from headaches & stomache aches, he filled his pull up several times with diarhhea, had to be put in the bath to be washed….would get out of the bath & fill the toilet again & again & again. WHY WONT ANYONE HELP US??????? we have this episode in the hotel room on video. Here is the link to the second news report on our situation…if anyone can help us please contact me. We have to get the word out there about how our system is failing our little boy….this is inhumane!!! much love to all of you!

    Krisitie Tait & family xo


  264. Posted by wanda on June 23, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Aside form the walking pneumaonia, and knee swelling , I forgot to mention my son had runny nose and cough continuously since the flu shot in Dec and also complained of pain in teeth in May when chewing something hard, I got worried when he complained of nesquick cereal being hard the past month.
    something is not right.

    Kristie, I do not know what we can do short of a protest to get someone’s attention.
    I have not had a respond from Siskinds lawyers, I will try to look for vaccine lawyers, they have them in the States.

    Can you check out Dr. Rashid Buttar and call him? He is in North Carolina.

    Has your doctor recommended him to a Rheumatolgist??? They are the doctors who treat most autoimmune diseases.

    My doctor has already referred me to one and I will see him July 13th


  265. Posted by wanda on June 23, 2010 at 9:58 am

    My son also had skin peeling in tips of his fingers in march april.
    What did I do? We were so scared when we went to get the vaccine.


  266. Posted by wanda on June 23, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I got a respond from siskind lawyers. Have to file within 2 yrs.

    Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about your experience
    with the H1N1 vaccine.

    We are not aware of any litigation with respect to this issue in Canada
    and we do not, at this time, have any liability evidence against the
    defendants with respect to the vaccine. We will keep a copy of your
    inquiry in our investigations folder in case this changes.

    If pursuing this further on your own, please be advised that the general
    limitation period for commencing an action is two years from the date
    you knew or should have known you have an actionable cause.

    Legal Assistant, Class Actions
    Siskinds LLP
    680 Waterloo Street
    London, ON N6A 3V8


  267. Posted by Candace on June 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Dear Friends,

    First I want to thank Dee and others for creating this site and postings…..wow this is my first time reading these stories….it breaks my heart to hear your stories especially the children…

    To doctor means to “Heal”…..have we put too much faith in this medical system…who made them God’s?

    I have had many years experience with vaccines….working with Vaccine groups around the world who were started by parents whose children died or were damaged by Vaccines. I am also part of a group of health care professionals (doctors/nurses) who cannot work anymore!

    The healthiest people of met over the last 20 years have been the people who were never vaccinated!!

    Well I am so sad it has come to this but it is time we the Mothers- Women stand up against the medical establishment and Health Canada-who has been abusing us since 1927….it is not Health it is Sick Care…and expose the truth…..remember we are the best doctors to ourselves and children and in the past we were the healers, midwives and herbalists….

    I have been working on a documentary which will be available in about 1-2 weeks called,” A Question of Sovereignty”…..you can watch the 2 min. trailer under the same name. This exposes C-6 and abuses of our government and Health Canada.

    The truth will prevail but we must all come together now….remember the POWER IS IN THE PEOPLE!!

    Thank you so much for having this page available…..my prayers go out to you all!



  268. Posted by EAC on June 24, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I had the regular GSK Arepanrix H1N1 vaccination (adjuvanted) in mid-November 2009. I am female in my late 30s and otherwise healthy. I have had chronic injection-site issues from the start. In the first couple of weeks, I experienced significant pain, a large lump and bruising. This seems to cycle – I experience pain and then bruising at the injection site. Just yesterday (24 June 2010), the same area has started with almost constant (and isolated to the site) muscle twitching. This is 7 months after the injection.


  269. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on June 25, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Here’s an example to show docs about the potential for neurological damage from a swine flu shot- which is related to the H1N1 shot.


  270. Posted by Cathy on June 25, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    Celebrated my 6 month hellaversary since getting the jab in Dec. Still dealing with many symptoms and relapses – the hardest challenge of my life. The only way to chart progress is month to month, very slow to heal. Set backs are demoralizing and hard to accept.

    My heart goes out to the Tait family. The medical community that insisted that we get this vaccine, just stepped aside when we got sick. In my case, I am suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy which happened after my immune system attacked the nerve endings in my central nervous system due to the H1N1 vaccine.

    Just started a new job and don’t know if I can do it due to the ongoing flares and relapses. It is like a nightmare to deal with this all the time. My livelyhood could be affected and I am a single parent.

    VERY FRUSTRATING – who compensates us???Who helps us???Where do we go for help???

    Oh yeah: No one and No where.


    • Posted by Mette Truelsen on June 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm

      Hi Cathy

      Just wanted to mail you. I am also “celebrating” my 7 month hellaversary since getting the jab in Nov. Constant pain in the right arm- Peripheral Neuropathy due to allergic/toxic neuritis?
      Mette (Denmark)


  271. Posted by Anna on June 26, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Hi Cathy,
    I went back and read many of your posts and your symptoms and feelings going through this are for the most part identical to mine. I had a concussion in 2007 and had damaged nerve endings on the top of my head and that is why I think I was experiencing the burning and pressure on the top of my head.

    What I want to tell you though is this. I had a blood test and the results were that I was really really low in Vitamin C and D. At the health food store I was told that my immune system probably used up all my vitamins C & D in fighting this. So I started supplementing with powdered calcium ascorbate (vitamin C) and taking a sublingual vitamin D daily. I also started drinking Bolthouse Farms juices which are just loaded with nutrients. The ones I tried were the Smoothies called C Boost and Green Goodness. The Green Goodness has wheat grass which is a pretty potent supplement. Here is the link to Bolthouse Farms and they will tell you where you can buy it. Some grocery or specialty stores may have it.

    I also started accupuncture treatments.

    Anyway, 3 days after I started supplementing along with the accupuncture, I noticed a remarkable improvement in my symptoms and with just over a week after supplementing my symptoms are almost all gone.

    I hope this information helps and you give it a try.

    take care


  272. Posted by Anna on June 26, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Sorry Cathy,
    here’s the link



  273. Posted by Gary Galligan on June 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I received the N1H1 flu vaccine shot in mid December 2009 as part of the normal Canadian vaccination protical. I had no adverse reactions to the vaccine til now, June, 2010, 6 months later. I have developed pollen allergies which I have never had before in my life. I have lived in the same place for the past 6 years and have no health issues. Now I suffer from acute pollen allergies which cause head ache, body aches & pain, inflamed swollen sinuses, caugh & sore throat. I have had these simptoms for aprox. 6 weeks and it is not a cold or the flu. The only change to my (immune) system is the H1N1 vaccine that I received 6 months ago. Corelation, cause, & effect!


  274. The adjuvant listed in the GSK Prepandrix and Arepandrix vaccine inserts is similar to the adjuvant constituents developed by the DND laboratories in the US for the anthrax vaccine. The old style adjuvant used a water in oil suspension to kick start the immune system into producing a strong antibody reaction. However, there were serious side effects seen in the troops who received this vaccine (see Gary Matsumoto’s comprehensive analysis of Gulf War Syndrome in “Vaccine A”). So, the Freunds adjuvant was re-formulated to include a oil in water suspension (squalene), plus a few other goodies like Polysorbate 80, and Vitamin E. Back when I was born, they were still giving babies Vitamin E shots after they were born. Vitamin E is good for the body, but not when injected into muscle or the bloodstream. You can e-mail me for a copy of the E-Ferol Toxicity study that showed cancer in rats injected with E-Ferol (Vitamin E and Polysorbate). Polysorbate has it’s own toxicity/carcinogenicity and is used as a surfactant (soap) in biotechnology and molecular biology studies (we used to use it with bleach to promote effective sterilization of seeds and plant parts for tissue culture research). Squalene too has toxicity and immuno-hyperstimulatory issues as well and even in small quantities, these three chemicals combined make for a highly toxic, long acting poisonous cocktail. Add in trace amounts of thimerosal (mercury) into the mix and you can add nervous system damage to the list of possible side effects.

    The government of Canada (when it once had the Health Protection Branch) stated that there were indeed far safer alternatives to using adjuvant in vaccines and that these alternatives would be implemented into the vaccine program. This has not happened, of course and the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to contract out to drug companies like GSK that have a long track record of causing injury to people through their so called “medicines”.

    I have personally been stonewalled by the Prime Minister’s office, the Health Ministers office, the head virologist at the Saskatchewan Health Region and various other officials from whom I have demanded a straight answer.

    I fear that the Taits will become a statistic (as we are all meant to be who suffer ill effects from the vaccines we are badgered and forced and scared into taking), and no justice will be found for their son. It is my hope and prayer that they may find relief from the kindness displayed here on this site as well from doctors and researchers like Gary Null, Dr. Tenpenny, Dr. Mercola, and others who know the truth. It is my hope that by uniting together we can expose the fraud that is Big Pharma, and regain control of our health and our lives.
    Please e-mail me if you are interested in any of the articles (I have over 50) relating to vaccines or to GSK.
    God Bless,
    Heather Martin


    • Posted by wanda on June 27, 2010 at 8:48 am

      How can they do this?I am sure there is some lawyer out there who can help us.
      The FDA never approved the Squalene..all health authorities know the danger.


  275. Posted by Margaret Wendell on June 26, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    June 26 2010: I want to report that I had the H1N1 adjuvanated vaccine in Kelowna BC last Nov 2009. The first few days I had the typical significant pain in my arm but, 7 months later I still have significant pain in my upper arm around the injection site. Pain is severe enough that I have difficulty rolling over in bed and throughout the day I take pain relievers to control this chronic debilitating pain. The pain feels like a toothache in my upper arm.

    Age 63 … excellent health.


  276. Posted by Kristie Tait on June 27, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I wish to express my deepest gratitude to those of you who find the time to send blessings to our family. I become increasingly disgusted and horrified the more I research and learn about this horrible vaccine. It causes my heart such pain to see so many of us suffer with little or no help at all from the medical community who foisted this vaccine upon each and everyone of us & has left us to suffer the consequences alone in silence. We have been reporting the 18 out of 27 side effects Logan has been displaying since dec/jan for months. So far it has done very little good. Our family doctor shut his doors in our face and refused to help a little boy whom he knows has chronic health concerns and immune dysfunction issues. How could anyone who claims to have the health and well being of his patients in his best interest do such a thing? Logan has been severely ill for 3 weeks now with constant vomiting and diarhea, yet no one wants to help him. Our pediatrician doubts our credibility and has asked us to take videos and pictures of Logans behaviour and bowel movements. He will be getting a video and pictures next week that would make your hair curl. It is heartbreaking to watch. I wish I could share it with you but I dont know how I could post it on here. I did post it on my facebook and it has caused heartbreak for many family members and close friends. I have done everything I can possibly think of. Contacted health link, talked with health nurses and medical officers for our region, wrote the news papers and news teams, got our story on the Edmonton news, emailed MP’s & MLA’s, sent emails to health Canada, the minister and deputy minister of health. I have not even so much has gotten a response from ANY of them!!!!!!! Yet, in the news broadcast this Maria such & such acting minister of health says they are taking all reports seriously???? THAT IS THE BIGGEST CROCK OF BULLSH@T I HAVE EVER HEARD OF IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I used to be so proud to wear the maple flag….now I have no faith in this country after I have seen first hand how pathetic our Government officials really are. My husband immigrated to Canada from the UK and is so disgusted with our so called healthcare system that we are debating moving back to the UK where there is an abundance of doctors who care and want to help us. The bottom line is that our healthcare system and its officials care FAR MORE about protecting its credibility (whats left of it) than they do the health and well being of its citizens THAT IS A SAD FACT! The other sad truth is that doctors in this country have their hands tied up in the pharmacutical companies and can’t help even if they want to. We were told off the record by one particular doctor that wishes to remain unnamed that we need to get Logan to a naturopath doctor for help because NO medical doctor is going to touch this with a 10 foot pole. NICE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM WE HAVE HERE IN CANADA EH? I say a prayer everyday that someone, somewhere is going to help each and every one of us. We have all been victims of an outrageous CRIME and deserve to be heard and helped. I will continue to write and get my story out there as best I can for my son & everyone else affected by this unfathomable INJUSTICE! I would appreciate if each and every one of you contacted health Canada and told them of your life changing events since the vaccine. Also attach this link and ask them what they are going to do for each and every one of us????? STAND UP AND FIGHT!!! If we stand together we have strength! GOD HELP US ALL!!!!!



    • Posted by wanda on June 30, 2010 at 8:46 am

      Hey Kristie, the government should give you compensation , please write to Health Canada.
      They do have a fund for that purpose I believe.


      • Posted by Kristie Tait on July 2, 2010 at 8:46 pm

        I looked all over the health Canada website and couldn’t find anything about it. I did however write to the health minister again…not that it will do any good. I am no longer proud to wear that maple leaf and think our government is a disgrace! It is more than evident that they really don’t care about any of us….what is this world coming to?

  277. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on June 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    You could try posting the vids on youtube and then posting the link(s) here.


  278. Posted by John on June 27, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    It is heartbreaking to hear all your stories.
    I posted a few moths ago describing the symptoms that I have had sine Nov 2009. The suffering continues- chronic hives, pressure induced hives and overall inflammation and constant intching.
    They seem to be getting worse- back on Prednisone. This is my 4th “cycle” and the only think that makes my quality of life somewhat normal. My immune system is essentially attacking itself.
    I have been to specialists, allergists, immunoligists- had serious of blood work taken, nothing appears.
    All this 48 hrs after the vaccine. Somedays the swelling is so bad that the use of my hands is limited and feet so painful that I am unable to walk.

    I hope that we all find the justice that we deserve
    This vaccine needs to be stopped and all of its horrible secrets revealed.

    Bless you all.


    • Posted by Eugene on August 23, 2010 at 6:01 am

      I know and understand your pain, 10 months now and hives every day. Like you, some days I can’t use my hands other days I can’t put my weight on my feet, and on the really bad days it’s both. Some days my palate swells so it feels like something is stuck in my throat, often there is a very bad heart burn like pain in my chest which I assume (hope) is a hive on my esophagus. Lately I have had incapacitating joint pain in my knees and feet during sever episodes.

      Today is no diffrent from most others. I have hives. They are on most of my body, and as the day progresses the ones on my hands are becoming worse. I think I’m putting “SICK” on my office door and going home, what I’d like to put there is, “I’m gone home because our government has ruined my life!”

      I hope this ends soon for all of us,



      • Posted by John on August 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm

        Hi Eugene..Sorry to hear that you are going through this same nightmare.
        I feel the same way most days.
        I have now been placed by the specialist on 400mg Plaquenil, 100mg Hydroxizine,
        10mgs Prednisone. This is reducing my symptoms by about 40-50%. They are suggesting that I investigate taking a “short term” leave from work to see if this gets “under control” . This news is breaking my heart as I am fighting to
        sustain a normal life but loosing the battle. This autoimmune condition that I have “devloped” is now beginning to manifest itself in hair loss on top of the chronic hives and angiodema.
        It is 10mths now of this and I am angry and exhausted as many of you are. My once active life
        has been reduced to pill, sleep, pain and itching.
        I have missed many days at work and was usually the person in December
        that the boss was saying ” are you going to use your sick days?”

        Anger has set in and I will fight this- I have documented everything and photographed myself
        over 50 times on various occassions. I am 38 and now feel 70.


      • Posted by Debbie on January 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

        My niece received the shot in October 2010 and 1 week later suffered a severe rash mostly on her hands and feet. This continued for 3 days at which point she thought she was going to go crazy from the itch. Went to a couple doctors who told her it wasn’t from the H1N1. Rash continued and she went to a hospital and was given antihistamines and ended up going into anaphylactic shock. The doctor at the hospital said it was from the vaccination. It’s been 3 months and she still gets hives off and on. He said this could go on for a year.

  279. Posted by wanda on June 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I notice a small lump in my left wrist yesterday. Don’t know if it is a cyst.


  280. Posted by Mette Truelsen on June 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    We are a group off 25 scandinavians suffering from longterm immunologic, neurologic side-effects from the adjuvanted GSK-vaccine “Pandemrix”.
    So many suffering from chronic pain, swelings, rashes, lumps mm.
    The doctors offen do not know what to do. I have been on 4 cycles of Prednisolone, and still constant pain every f…… day (now 8 months). Life as I knew it is gone…
    Mette (40 years, Denmark- never been sick before)


  281. Posted by wanda on July 1, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    This should be a world wide revolution…….CDC of the US says they are doing longterm study of the side effects of the H1N1 vaccine and here they have it.
    Oil based adjuvants have been used in the passed and have been withdrawn due the side effects.
    The government has done something very criminal to go ahead with this vaccination knowing the side effects. Numerous research has been done in this regard.


  282. Posted by wanda on July 1, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    The effectiveness of squalene-like oils as adjuvants has been known for many years, but their use may result in auto-immune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and Guillan-Barre syndrome. Currently, oil-based adjuvants are not used in vaccines for civilians in the US. Instead, aluminum salts (phosphate, hydroxide), and thimerosal (ethyl mercury) adjuvants are used. Some scientists believe “Gulf War Syndrome” was caused at least in part by Anthrax vaccines containing an oil-based adjuvant .

    To dissolve an oil in water, a surfactant (detergent) chemical, such as octoxinol in the case of GSK’s H1N1 vaccine, must also be used. Little research is avaialble on the synergistic effects of injecting oils, surfactants, aluminum, and mercury together.

    In spite of evidence contraindicating the use of oil adjuvants, governments and drug companies are conspiring to scare populations into taking a poorly tested vaccine, risking widespread auto-immune disease. Drug companies stand to make massive profits and thanks to legislation enacted in 1986, will enjoy zero liability for adverse reactions [4]. Not surprisingly, a 2008 GSK study found no evidence for autoimmune disorders caused by it’s AS04 oil and aluminum adjuvant [5].


  283. Posted by Amanda Seal on July 2, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Kristie I am still prying for you everyday!! I hope logan gets better very soon! I cannot believe our health system!! What a joke!! I am very glad I trusted my gut and argued with my family and refused to get my son or myself vaccinated!! Kristie someone will help!! Dont give up!! I dont blame you for wanting to go overseas!! my prayers are with you all!!


  284. Posted by wanda on July 2, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I have written to these lawyers.
    All of you please do the same.


    • Posted by Anna on July 2, 2010 at 12:30 pm

      I just wrote as well. Thank you for that Wanda.

      It was very easy to do since you can do it right from their website.

      Perhaps if many of us wrote they would consider a class action lawsuit.


    • Posted by Kristie Tait on July 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

      I have contacted them as well! I hope everyone does


  285. Posted by Charlie Cahill on July 3, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Hi everyone. this may be of interest to Kristie and other sufferers.

    I wrote an earlier post as I got GBS from my swine flu shot, had 3 stays in hospital since Christmas, and now have to use a wheelchair (3 months) to get around. I am not optimistic we wil ever get any compensation or acknowledgement from our govt, but my focus is on trying to get better now and do something legal within the two year window.

    Browsing Health Canada’s website there is lots of good info on what the Cdn Health system has done to us. It seems to me that the additive squalene is the cuplrit. The US did not order squalene or any adjuvant in their vaccine, they just got the unadjuvanted version but Canada for the first time ordered 99% adjuvanted vaccine with a relatively untested squalene, and it was administerd to children from 3 -9 years old as well as 98% of the adult population.

    Squalene s the chemical that triggered over 10,000 cases of Gulf war Illness when tested on US servcemen without their approval. There’s a website that lists all the bad stuff and problems with squalene at:

    Go about halfway down where the squalene info starts… very scary stuff – here’s a small quote.

    “Squalene is a kind of trigger for the real biological weapon: The immune system. When the immune system’s full repertoire of cells and antibodies start attacking the tissues they are supposed to protect, the results can be catastrophic,” wrote Matsumoto. Dr. Pam Asa concurs with Matsumoto when she stated,” Oil adjuvants are the most insidious chemical weapon ever devised.”

    Charlie in edm


  286. Posted by wanda on July 3, 2010 at 9:07 am

    That is correct Chris and it was an oil based adjuvant which is highly untested.
    Here is the research I did.
    “To dissolve an oil in water, a surfactant (detergent) chemical, such as octoxinol in the case of GSK’s H1N1 vaccine, must also be used. Little research is avaialble on the synergistic effects of injecting oils, surfactants, aluminum, and mercury together”


    The AS03 adjuvant system is a sterile, homogenized, whitish to yellowish emulsion composed of DL-a-tocopherol, squalene and polysorbate 80 in a 3mL vial.
    Arepanrix™ H1N1 (AS03-adjuvanted H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine) is a two-component vaccine consisting of an H1N1 immunizing antigen (as a suspension), and an AS03 adjuvant (as an oil-in-water emulsion).


  287. Posted by Charlie Cahill on July 5, 2010 at 8:20 am

    For Mette …

    and his group of 25 Scandinavians suffering the side effects of the vaccine. How did you get together as a group. i think that’s what we need to do here in canada – have some sort of consolidated group that has a louder voice. As individuals we have little chance of getting any attention from media or government, and we can be dismissed more easily.

    Because the USA – FDA banned squalene in 2004 they were smart enough to order the unadjuvanted swine flu vaccine and so we will not hear many horror stories on the adverse side effects coming from our neighbors to the south. It seems that Scandinavia and Canada were the principal global recipients of the GSK product with the squalene adjuvant.

    I would like to include my email address mette if permitted on this site, and ask you to contact me so we can see how your country is dealing with the problems and maybe we can iorganize or collaborate somehow. I am at.


    Charlie in Edmonton


  288. Posted by Anna on July 8, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Hello to everyone,

    As one of my symptoms, on June 16th I wrote:

    “severe stabbing along nerves in my head; when I initially experienced this symptom I described it as a hole being drilled in my head. It was when I read the side effects in the product information leaflet I was convinced all my symptoms are h1n1 vaccine related.”

    WELL GUESS WHAT? I got my cat scan results back and it is not good. What is being described is in the same section of my brain as the symptom I described above, i.e. severe stabbing.

    Cat scan report:

    FINDINGS: In the posterior left parietal lobe, there is a 1.1 x 1.3 cm subcortical, intracranial hypodensity.
    OPINION: New rounded hypodensity in the posterior left parietal lobe as described above is worrisome for intra-axial mass. Further evaluation with contrast enhanced MRI is recommended.

    I was told that this “mass” may or may not be a tumor. Well, if it’s not a tumor, I think it’s a hole in my brain.

    The CT report was compared to a previous CT July/09 and MRI April/ 09 and this “mass” was not there. My vaccine symptoms started shortly after I got the shot so I know this “mass” was caused by it. Too coincidental if you ask me.

    Does anyone here know how and why squalene was added to our vaccine?

    Thank you all for listening.



    • Posted by wanda on July 8, 2010 at 9:37 am

      Adjuvant squlene was used so that they can produce more vaccines, less of the dead virus is required and thus the whole world can be vaccinated.


      • Posted by Anna on July 8, 2010 at 12:00 pm

        I guess I would l like to know, how did it get approved? and who approved it? I thought it was banned!

    • Posted by wanda on July 8, 2010 at 9:43 am

      I did get a stabbing pain in my head too in May which went away and now there is just a mild pain…I am wondering if it will grow to be a cyst.


      • Posted by Anna on July 8, 2010 at 11:56 am

        Hi Wanda,
        How long did your stabbing pain go on for? Just curious. Mine went on for about a month or so and only at night after I went to bed and was awaken by it.

  289. Posted by wanda on July 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Anna , I am very sorry to hear that.
    I did read squalene causes cysts too. So it might be a cyst.
    Squalene was used as an adjuvant .

    Please search CBC there is a history about the vaccine.
    I also found that the Govt is liable to pay for damages.



    Taxpayers on hook for any H1N1 vaccine damages
    Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | 6:51 PM ET Comments382Recommend98
    CBC News
    The seasonal flu vaccine is not a contributor or a cause of severe disease from H1N1, evidence suggests.The seasonal flu vaccine is not a contributor or a cause of severe disease from H1N1, evidence suggests. (CBC)

    If there are lawsuits over the H1N1 vaccine, it will be the federal government, not the vaccine maker, that picks up the tab for any damages awarded by courts.

    Contracts between governments and vaccine manufacturers usually include an indemnity clause that exempts companies if there are problems with a vaccine, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, told reporters Wednesday.

    The provision does not apply, however, in the case of malpractice — if a doctor injects a vaccine the wrong way, for example.
    Seasonal flu shots and H1N1 risk

    Butler-Jones said there appears to be no increased risk of severe disease from the H1N1 virus among people who received seasonal flu shots.

    “Those who have severe disease have the same rate of having been immunized with seasonal vaccine as the general population,” Butler-Jones said. “So the seasonal vaccine is not a contributor or a cause of severe disease or illness in those people.”

    Still, the federal government, provinces, territories and researchers are reviewing preliminary, unpublished research that suggests people in three provinces who received seasonal flu shots may be at twice the risk of getting a case of swine flu that doesn’t require hospitalization.

    He hypothesized that perhaps people who got seasonal flu shots may have been more likely to go to their doctor to get tested for H1N1.

    More information about an independent assessment of the research by international reviewers may be released to the public next week, Butler-Jones said.

    The sooner that the review and the study are made public and can be scrutinized, the better, said an infectious diseases expert in Ontario.

    “My opinion is it’s already out there,” said Dr. Michael Gardam, director of infectious diseases prevention and control at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion. “It’s out there, and I would say it’s important to be as open and transparent as possible.”

    Studies in the U.S., Australia and Britain have not shown an association between the seasonal flu shot and getting swine flu.

    Some provinces have delayed giving seasonal flu shots to most people, partly because of the unpublished Canadian research and partly to avoid confusion.
    Pneumonia infections

    In the United States, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that many Americans who died with H1N1 also had bacterial infections.

    A study of 77 patients who had the H1N1 virus showed 29 per cent also had bacterial co-infections. About half of these infections were streptococcus pneumoniae, which can be prevented with another vaccine.

    For years, Canada has offered pneumonia vaccinations to people at risk from secondary pneumonia infections, such as seniors and those with weakened immune systems, Butler-Jones said.

    Some Canadians on the front lines of health care have expressed concerns about taking the H1N1 vaccine until more is known about it and the adjuvant it contains.

    The adjuvant is added to the vaccine to boost the immune response in people who are vaccinated. It may also provide some immunity if the virus mutates, said Butler-Jones, adding he has “no hesitancy” about the adjuvant.

    Federal health officials said the risks from the vaccine are theoretical while the risk of severe disease and even death from H1N1 are too real to ignore.

    “It’s each individual’s decision,” Butler-Jones said. “But I’m not sure how I could counsel my family against getting something that would protect them and then watch one of my children die.”

    The H1N1 vaccine could increase side-effects such as a sore arm or fever. Clinical trials to date have not picked up anything more severe.

    Also on Wednesday, health officials in Nunavut announced they will not give seasonal flu shots this fall and will decide whether to offer the shots later after the pandemic vaccination campaign has ended, depending on whether seasonal flu viruses are circulating at

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/30/h1n1-vaccine-canada.html#ixzz0t74hJwZx


    • Posted by Anna on July 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

      Thank you Wanda, I am trying very very hard to be strong in dealing with all this and it has been very overwhelming, to say the least.

      Thank you for the article. How do I prove though that it was caused by the vaccine when they claim: “The H1N1 vaccine could increase side-effects such as a sore arm or fever. Clinical trials to date have not picked up anything more severe.”


      • Posted by wanda on July 9, 2010 at 5:43 am

        Just do a web search for adjuvants adverse reactions and a lot of experts have written.There are a lot of medical papers that say the vaccines cause this, just type Squalene.


      • Posted by wanda on July 9, 2010 at 5:45 am

        The medical community and experts know it can cause these reactions….and the reason they don’t care is because it does not occur in 50% of the population!

      • Posted by Richard Bedard on July 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

        I posted here back in January. My problem seems insignificant compared to some of you.
        I suffer from alopecia, an auto-immune condition that causes loss of hair, it started 2 weeks after getting the adjuvanted vaccine. I also believe the cause is the squalene adjuvant.

        The following link points to a list of recommendations to mitigate the impact of the H1N1 vaccine:

        I hope this helps. Good luck

      • Posted by wanda on July 22, 2010 at 7:50 am

        Hello Anna,

        I have something in the sole of my foot on the heel, a small bump that is paining and mild pain on my scalp and can feel a slight bump there too and a small bump on my wrist……….dunno where it is going to lead.
        How is your head pain?


  290. Posted by wanda on July 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    In May it happened just a couple of days on and off during the day time.


    • Posted by Anna on July 22, 2010 at 9:16 am

      Hi there Wanda, there was no “reply” button on your post to me so I’m reply on one of your other posts.

      My headaches are pretty much gone, but I’m still going thru a yucky feeling now and then. This morning it lasted for about 4 hours. The yucky feeling seems to be less and less intense each time I have them. My Cat scan was referred to a neurologist who sent me right away (last Thurs.) for an MRI. I don’t have the results yet but they said if it was serious I would hear from them right away. So far nothing and I was told my doctor’s office would call me when the results came in. No news is good news I guess.

      I’m sorry to hear about the bumps you’ve found. I would put money on it that it’s related to the vaccine.

      I wrote to the lawyer again, and after seeing one of the new posts this morning, I doubt if any of us will hear from any lawyer.

      I am really looking forward to this year ending so that we can all feel better and don’t have to go through this again. With me, I am certain my symptoms are less intense because the vaccine is working it’s way out of my system.

      take care,


  291. Posted by wanda on July 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    My doctor today said ALL aches and pains are due to the H1N1 vaccine and a LOT of people have had reactions


  292. Posted by Kristie Tait on July 15, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to let all of you know that Logans MRI & EEG have all come back & were “normal” however Logan still continues to have intense headaches which are on the top of his forhead. He says it feels like his hair hurts on the inside. He still also has episodes where he says his feet and hands feel like they have beads in them (tingling & numbness) his behaviour also continues to be a major concern, episodes of extreme rage and serious depression where he reports he wants to die. This has been heartbreaking for us. I was wondering if anyone heard back from the lawyer some of us have contacted? I was wondering also if anyone has heard back from any government or healthcare officials?? CTV news has contacted us again and wanted to know what response we have had from the health officials…well sadly NONE! I have emailed them again and included this link and asked them to read all of the stories here & asked them to please help all of us. I hope you are all doing as well as to be expected and I pray that we don’t give up the fight for justice!

    Bless you all



    • Posted by wanda on July 16, 2010 at 11:55 am

      No Kristie, no news from the lawyer.


      • Posted by Anna on July 21, 2010 at 4:03 am

        I wrote again to greg monforton (lawyer) web site requesting a reply and referred them to this web site. That was a couple of days ago; no answer yet.

  293. Posted by Rick Roth on July 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I received an H1N1 shot Oct 2009. It didn’t bother me much, except that I was extremely tired. Within a few days both hips and wrists became sore. When my left hip did not recover, I went to my family doc. An xray was taken which showed arthritis and joint wear. I asked for physio because I’d had previously good results. Five sessions later, the therapist discharged me disappointed in little progress. I left with good exercise ideas.
    A month ago I started with a chiropractor who has great knowledge of how the body reacts to foods. He began to massage ‘adhesions’ or scar tissue which was causing pain during hip motion, and I am gradually regaining hip flexibility. I now have hope of being cured. It will take time and relentless exercise.
    What seems to have happened – the vacine triggered an immune response to arthritis already in many joints. Inflamation led to adhesions. In addition to massage, the doc recommends ‘non-inflamatory’ foods (vegies and chicken/pork/fish) and fish oil daily. Gonna do it!


  294. Posted by John on July 15, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I continue to have extreme swelling and rashes- now hair is starting to fall out. More blood tests today and placed on Plaquenil with prednisone as my immune systems continues to attack my body..

    I am praying this is not Lupus but it is not looking good.

    I’ll keep you all in my prayers and keep me in yours .



  295. Posted by Anna on July 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Hi John, your condition sounds like one of the symptoms described at the top of this website, i.e.
    • Vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels which can cause skin rashes, joint pain and kidney problems)

    I am sorry that all of us have to endure what is happening to us when all we wanted to do was help stop the spread of the flu. And to think that I actually felt proud that I got the vaccine!!!

    Are you having any pain associated with the swelling and rashes? I seem to have a similar thing with pressure pain and rash on the top of my head. My doctor finally admitted it’s a possible side effect from the vaccine and it being vasculitis. He said he has had several complaints from patients.

    I wish you well and hope that the vaccine will soon work its way out of our systems.

    take care


  296. Posted by Charlie on July 21, 2010 at 10:34 am


    If you haven’t already I would take Logan to the U of A Hospital or Royal Alex Hospital in Edm and not leave until you get a diagnosis. I got GBS which has now become CIDP from my swine flu shot and tingling and muscle weakness in the legs and arms are the prime symptom of both those illnesses. You probably need to see a neurologist there and I found the U of A is a research hospital and more thorough in their testing protocols.

    After 8 months of not knowing what to call this range of symptoms Logan is experiencing, it has to be the most frustrating experience. There are about 80 subsets of CIDP that include cranial pain and some of the other GI issues he is experiencing. From what I’ve read these things can go from bad to worse and I would basically bring him in to U of A Hospital and refuse to leave until you have a diagnosis. If you can achieve that, then you at least know what you are dealing with.

    On the legal front I have emailed and phoned at lease a dozen lawyers across Canada, and every one refuses to touch it and most of their comments are that it is an “unwinnable case”. I’ve tried doing a lawsuit as an individual against GSK or Health Can or as part of a class action, and even the most highly advertised health lawyers won’t spend any time on it. They wouldn’t even ask for a retainer.

    On Monday I wrote to Carolyn Bennett MD, who is the Liberal health critic in Ottawa, and refered her to this site so she can read for herself and get a feel for the thousands of Canadians who have been adversely affected by the swine flu vaccination. No response yet. Good luck Kristie. If you need another voice for CTV I am willing to share.



    • Posted by wanda on July 22, 2010 at 7:54 am

      Please do not give up , I do know that the government can compensate if you win…..



      “If there are lawsuits over the H1N1 vaccine, it will be the federal government, not the vaccine maker, that picks up the tab for any damages awarded by courts.”

      Taxpayers on hook for any H1N1 vaccine damages

      Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | 6:51 PM ET Comments382Recommend98
      CBC News
      The seasonal flu vaccine is not a contributor or a cause of severe disease from H1N1, evidence suggests.The seasonal flu vaccine is not a contributor or a cause of severe disease from H1N1, evidence suggests. (CBC)

      If there are lawsuits over the H1N1 vaccine, it will be the federal government, not the vaccine maker, that picks up the tab for any damages awarded by courts.

      Contracts between governments and vaccine manufacturers usually include an indemnity clause that exempts companies if there are problems with a vaccine, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, told reporters Wednesday.

      The provision does not apply, however, in the case of malpractice — if a doctor injects a vaccine the wrong way, for example.
      Seasonal flu shots and H1N1 risk

      Butler-Jones said there appears to be no increased risk of severe disease from the H1N1 virus among people who received seasonal flu shots.

      “Those who have severe disease have the same rate of having been immunized with seasonal vaccine as the general population,” Butler-Jones said. “So the seasonal vaccine is not a contributor or a cause of severe disease or illness in those people.”

      Still, the federal government, provinces, territories and researchers are reviewing preliminary, unpublished research that suggests people in three provinces who received seasonal flu shots may be at twice the risk of getting a case of swine flu that doesn’t require hospitalization.

      He hypothesized that perhaps people who got seasonal flu shots may have been more likely to go to their doctor to get tested for H1N1.

      More information about an independent assessment of the research by international reviewers may be released to the public next week, Butler-Jones said.

      The sooner that the review and the study are made public and can be scrutinized, the better, said an infectious diseases expert in Ontario.

      “My opinion is it’s already out there,” said Dr. Michael Gardam, director of infectious diseases prevention and control at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion. “It’s out there, and I would say it’s important to be as open and transparent as possible.”

      Studies in the U.S., Australia and Britain have not shown an association between the seasonal flu shot and getting swine flu.

      Some provinces have delayed giving seasonal flu shots to most people, partly because of the unpublished Canadian research and partly to avoid confusion.
      Pneumonia infections

      In the United States, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that many Americans who died with H1N1 also had bacterial infections.

      A study of 77 patients who had the H1N1 virus showed 29 per cent also had bacterial co-infections. About half of these infections were streptococcus pneumoniae, which can be prevented with another vaccine.

      For years, Canada has offered pneumonia vaccinations to people at risk from secondary pneumonia infections, such as seniors and those with weakened immune systems, Butler-Jones said.

      Some Canadians on the front lines of health care have expressed concerns about taking the H1N1 vaccine until more is known about it and the adjuvant it contains.

      The adjuvant is added to the vaccine to boost the immune response in people who are vaccinated. It may also provide some immunity if the virus mutates, said Butler-Jones, adding he has “no hesitancy” about the adjuvant.

      Federal health officials said the risks from the vaccine are theoretical while the risk of severe disease and even death from H1N1 are too real to ignore.

      “It’s each individual’s decision,” Butler-Jones said. “But I’m not sure how I could counsel my family against getting something that would protect them and then watch one of my children die.”

      The H1N1 vaccine could increase side-effects such as a sore arm or fever. Clinical trials to date have not picked up anything more severe.

      Also on Wednesday, health officials in Nunavut announced they will not give seasonal flu shots this fall and will decide whether to offer the shots later after the pandemic vaccination campaign has ended, depending on whether seasonal flu viruses are circulating at that ti

      Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/30/h1n1-vaccine-canada.html#ixzz0uQXZ98Bq


    • Posted by wanda on July 22, 2010 at 6:51 pm

      This might be interesting to lawyers.


  297. Posted by Rita on July 23, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Hi there,
    There is a story (July 22, 2010) in the Perth (Ont.) EMC, here is the link:
    Dedicated athlete facing biggest challenge

    “Saunders began to experience difficulties speaking the day after she received an H1N1 flu vaccination on Oct. 29. The vaccination was mandatory due to her job at the hospital, but is only supposed to be given to healthy individuals. “I had Lyme disease then and the vaccination must have taxed my system enough to cause significant problems with my speech,” she said.”


    • Posted by wanda on July 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

      That is true , I read a paper by a doctor saying that people with weakened immune systems are not to be given flu shots especially vaccines with adjuvants.


  298. Posted by j f macdonald on July 25, 2010 at 3:07 am

    The next version of the H1N1 shot + seasonal flu – 3 strains in one.
    Placed in Sunday, July 25, 2010 The Chronicle Herald, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Sun, Jul 25 – 4:53 AM
    Flu vaccine free

    This year, it will be even easier for Nova Scotians to get the protection they need against influenza. In 2010-2011, the seasonal flu vaccine will be free for all Nova Scotians. This initiative is a positive step by government to protect the health of Nova Scotians………

    The flu vaccine will be available this fall and will protect against three strains of seasonal flu, including H1N1.

    Doctors Nova Scotia congratulates government on removing financial barriers for the vaccine and hopes this program will continue in future flu seasons. The health of Nova Scotians is a priority for both Doctors Nova Scotia and government, and this initiative is one more step towards having a healthier province.

    Doctors encourage Nova Scotians to take advantage of this year’s immunizations program and get vaccinated.

    Dr. Jane Brooks, president,
    Doctors Nova Scotia


    Reported after Australia childrens’ reactions to initial combined H1N1 + flu shots.

    Free flu vaccines suspended for children under five
    April 24, 2010
    Western Australia Health Minister Kim Hames announced on Thursday that vaccinations for children under the age of five would be halted after a number of reactions to the three-strain vaccine, which includes swine flu.

    Australia’s chief medical officer Jim Bishop on Friday said health professionals nationwide should immediately stop immunising children under five with the vaccine, as a precaution.

    Australia – Brisbane toddler dies after receiving flu jab
    April 25, 2010
    The sudden death of a Brisbane toddler has been linked to the seasonal flu vaccine, as health authorities warn against immunising children under five……
    About 60 children have been affected in Western Australia and a one-year-old child is still in a critical condition in hospital…….


  299. Posted by wanda on July 26, 2010 at 10:32 am

    This is horrifying.


  300. Posted by Cathy on August 1, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Hi Anna,

    Thanks for your email regarding supplements and Bolthouse juices – have been doing this regularly even prior to your recommendation – glad to know we are on the same page.

    Still dealing with waxing and waning symptoms.

    One day at a time…love to all.



    • Posted by blue on August 4, 2010 at 8:10 am

      I was wondering what this information on supplements and Bolthouse juices is? Please forward if possible. I have problems taking the garbage supplements on the store shelves making me sick and am sourcing better quality supplements. Thank you.


      • Posted by Anna on August 5, 2010 at 5:57 am

        Hello Blue,
        Here is the link to Bolthouse Farms. http://www.bolthouse.com/

        Their juices are loaded with nutrients. I am drinking the Green Goodness which contains wheat grass and I also like the C Boost. You can find these under the Smoothies category on their website. You can easily find these juices at grocery stores like Metro or Food Basics if you have them where you live. Their website will tell you where you can buy them.

        All the best

  301. Posted by Anna on August 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Cathy,
    I too am still dealing with the waxing and waning symptoms like you. It really sucks!!! I find that if I eat certain foods like packaged foods that have preservatives my symptoms surface. Or any kind of chemical smell also brings them on. Really hope this isn’t permanent is my only hope for all of us.
    take care,


  302. Posted by mike on August 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    It is so uncomfortable. I found many of my friends had some problems such as sore throat even after 9 months……..


  303. Posted by Viola on August 5, 2010 at 8:01 am

    It has been quite some time since I have left a post, but I continue to deal with my symptoms from my H1N1 shot on Oct. 26. I finally had a firm diagnosis of an ‘acute immune reaction’ to the vaccine. I have just completed a 25 day prescription of prednisone for the inflammation in my arm which seemed to work although my arm still feels tight. I still have pain and remain on a slow release morphine medication. From the pain in my arm I developed severe frozen shoulder – more than the orthopedic specialist has seen before, but then it took me five months to get in to see him.

    The Nerve Conduction specialist concluded I don’t have nerve damage which is a relief and those symptoms seemed to have gone away a couple of months ago.

    I have done massage therapy, acupuncture, and physio in the past with no results. For the past two weeks I have now been doing daily frozen shoulder exercises from YouTube by Sherry Lebed Davis – they are excellent and I am making steps to improvement.

    On July 12/10 I wrote a letter to the Canada Minister of Health, Alberta Minister of Health, Medical Officer of Health for my area, MP for my area, MLA for my area, MLA for Wildrose Alliance, and the Ombudsman. The only two responses I received were a phone call from the Medical Officer department of Alberta and a letter from the Ombudsman outlining procedures to follow.

    Our politicians don’t care and neither does the Canada Minister of Health. They didn’t even have the courtesy of a reply. In the future I will never allow the ‘system’ persuade me to participate in their vaccine programs again.


    • Posted by Mette Truelsen on August 8, 2010 at 9:09 am

      Hi Viola.
      I notice that you are struggeling with sideeffects similiar to mine. Longterm pain in the vaccinated arm. Can you contact me: mette.lykke@youmail.dk.
      Would like to hear more about your symptoms and compare stories?
      Mette (from Denmark)


  304. Posted by wanda on August 8, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I have my angular chielitis that will not heal and a corn in my foot with a small hole that will not heal.
    My immune system has been impaired.


  305. Posted by Line on August 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

    My 16 year old son received the regular GSK Arepanrix H1N1 vaccination (adjuvanted) last November 2009 and since then has been suffering from recurring nausea. Doctors have done a multitude of tests(scope of the stomach with biopsies, vidange gastrique, repas barite, vidange du grele) and have come up with nothing. The doctors are now suggesting that his problem might be psychological but I find that hard to believe as my son usually loves going to the movies, skiing etc and has been unable to do any of his regular activities since.
    I do not see anything other than the vaccin as his problem. He used to take provacol for his high cholestorol and we have stopped all medications since last March hoping to concentrate on one problem at a time.


    • Posted by brenda ferguson on August 9, 2010 at 8:14 am

      this notice is to all of you who are suffering from getting the vaccine. When i realized that my doctor did not report my situation to anyone ( and I bet you none of your doctors have either because they are in denial that the vaccine is the cause) I called my local heath unit and filed a report through them. They asked me for every detail from the moment I received the vaccine and submitted my statement to the medical health officer. Through a few of my conversations with the health nurse, she was very sympathetic and said they have not received any complaints of adverse reactions and that unless people filed a report through the health unit , then there would be no documented knowledge of people having adverse side effects. I would strongly suggest that everyone on this sight cll your local health unit and file a report. I did receive a letter back from the medical officer suggesting that maybe I have fibromyalgia. I now there is something much different then that going on in my body, and other members of my family as well. I posted a few times on this sight before and believe i have gotten an auto-immune disorder from this. I have a positive ana blood test and lesions in my brain. I will never know if these things were there before I had the vaccine but I know this for sure is that i never had not one symptom that I have now, before I had the shot. Please eveyone one file a report, we’ll all be helping each other by doing so.


      • Posted by kristie tait on August 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm

        Hi Brenda,

        I just wanted to let you know that months back before we appeared twice on the CTV Edmonton news I did contact my local health unit. They took some info, told me the same thing that no one else had reported any ill effects from the vaccine. They had a minister of health contact me and told me to contact health Canada with my concerns aswell. The health officer (his name was Brent Friesen.) told me to fax a copy of both the injections my son received along with a letter stating his symptoms. I did that & never heard another word again from him. Months after I contacted health Canada I received this crappy little email.

        Dear Ms. Tait:

        Thank you for your correspondence of June 16, 2010, addressed to the
        Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, concerning the H1N1 flu
        vaccine. The Minister has asked me to respond on her behalf. I note that
        you have also written to Ms. Glenda Yeates, Deputy Minister of Health.

        I understand your frustration—as a parent, there is nothing more
        challenging than when your child is unwell and you do not know why, or
        what you can do to help them. While the Public Health Agency of Canada is
        responsible for monitoring vaccine safety at the national level, this
        activity is undertaken in close collaboration with provincial and
        territorial public health authorities who are responsible for immunization
        programs in their respective jurisdictions. I would encourage you to
        contact your local public health unit and ask for their assistance in
        reporting your concerns.

        The Government of Canada tests vaccines for safety and efficacy before
        they are approved for use in Canada. The H1N1 flu vaccine was no
        exception. Despite the short time frame to ensure that the vaccine was
        available prior to the resurgence of H1N1 illness in the fall, Health
        Canada undertook extensive reviews of available evidence and concluded
        that it was ready to be offered to protect Canadians. Monitoring the
        safety of the vaccine across Canada and internationally has confirmed the
        vaccine to be both safe and effective in preventing H1N1 illness.

        Thank you for writing. I wish good health for you and your family.


        David Butler-Jones, MD
        Chief Public Health Officer
        Public Health Agency of Canada

        I was told by my public health unit to contact health canada….health canada is telling me to contact my public health unit….this is so frustrating for me. This was my response to his email

        Dear Mr. Jones,

        with all due respect, it is not a mystery to me why my son is ill. He has been damaged by that so called safe vaccine, I can find some comfort in knowing that we are not alone & many others have suffered similar damages and in some cases much worse than my son. Everyone who knows Logan reports he is not the same child he was before he had that vaccine. I have school officials at bat for him to be sure he receives the support he needs next school year. They have reported to me that my son is NOT the same child that started school last fall & I hold little hope he will ever be the same. I did report my concerns to our local health unit & sent correspondence to Brent Friesen who never ever so much as called me back or did anything to help. I am disgusted with health officials and our government. We appeared on the CTV Edmonton news twice and have been fighting for justice but hold little hope that anyone really cares. I appreciate your getting back to me (months later) but no offence…it’s a joke! I will continue to pray for Logan and all of the others who are going through hell and wonder if they will ever have their lives back. And I will continue to speak out about how this vaccine damaged my son & so many others. I am also writing a book and I hope to have it published by fall. I will be sure to put this email (months later) in that book. Thanks for nothing Health Canada!!! To think I used to be so proud to wear the maple leaf & now I would like nothing more than to move from here. I will continue to fight & won’t stop until I see justice…for all of us!

        thanks again for nothing!

        Kristie Tait

        As you can see it’s just a grade school game of pass the buck, an NO Logans doctor will NOT connect his symptoms with the vaccine. I am sure he did not report we suspect the vaccine is the cause of his ongoing spells of vomitting and diarhea. Or that since then he has had severe headaches where he reports his hair hurts on the inside & his hands and feet feel like they have beads in them (tingling & numbness) I have done and been down every road I can think of. I have contacted MLA’s, MP’s, health ministers, health officers, public health units, ect. ect. ect. so far all I have had in response is that stupid little email. I am getting rather fed up now & have compiled information & notes from all my journals I wrote ect. I am about to start some writing in hopes it will get published somewhere. Please pray it does as it is my hopes not only to help my Logan but everyone else who has suffered an impaired quality of life since the vaccine.


    • Posted by kristie tait on August 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

      my son has been going through the exact same thing…I so feel for you and your family.

      thinking of you guys

      Kristie Tait


      • Posted by Anna on August 10, 2010 at 6:28 am

        I am so angry right now! How can they claim the following when it clearly states in the vaccines leaflet that there was little testing done.

        ” The Government of Canada tests vaccines for safety and efficacy before they are approved for use in Canada. The H1N1 flu vaccine was no exception. Despite the short time frame to ensure that the vaccine was available prior to the resurgence of H1N1 illness in the fall, Health
        Canada undertook extensive reviews of available evidence and concluded
        that it was ready to be offered to protect Canadians. Monitoring the
        safety of the vaccine across Canada and internationally has confirmed the
        vaccine to be both safe and effective in preventing H1N1 illness.”

        I see it FUTILE to complain any longer as there is no one listening. A PROTEST WOULD BE IN ORDER.

  306. Posted by beth on August 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    I wrote back on Nov. 9th (mother of 4). I am still doing bad with problems thinking, focusing, processing information. I am lost and trip on my words. I have had another allergic reaction followed with hives, blisters, itching and burning, and mouth swelling. I now am loosing alot of hair and some eyelashes. Hands and legs still get numb with pins and needles. My head gets tight at times usually every week to one month where i get emotional , have trouble speaking, and am in daze. my personality is completely different and i would love to just have me back. my children will probably never remember their mom healthy and full of life. I haven’t been able to return to work because of my mental ability or lack of it. I went to John Hopkins and I go back in Sept. I wonder if I will be same thing that I have been told at every other doctors office.Head is burning and numb and feels bruised on top. I will pray for others on this site. I am also sad for your health problems and loss as well.


  307. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on August 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Just wondering from a few of the symptoms if your thyroid may have in any way been affected by this. Worth checking.


  308. Posted by wanda on August 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Kristie,
    You seem to be the most successful one in getting your story heard. Perhaps you could write a petition on behalf of all of us here that we could somehow sign and send it to Butler Jones and the media and all the local health units? They have to compensate everyone whose health has been compromisd by this vaccine.


  309. Posted by kristie tait on August 10, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    Hello everyone,
    Wanda…I think that is a fantastic idea!! why didnt i think of that?? So this goes to everyone here who wants to be a part of the letter I am about to write up for health Canada…please send me your email addresses & names to my email address kristiebarrett @ hotmail.com. Please title the email H1N1 vaccine….so I know its not spam. I will draw up a letter and send it out to each and every one of you who want to be a part. On that form will be a space to write your symptoms and anything else you would like our Health officials & government officials to hear ( I know there will be alot of comments) In the meantime I will call the reporter who interviewed my family & let her know what going on. Once I have the letters back from all of you I will ask to meet with her and share all of our stories. I will also send copies of each and every one of them to that mr. jones character who made me laugh so hard with his pathetic little email. Give me a few days to get the rough draft done up & I will ask my journalist friend to proof read it. Once its all done up I will email it to anyone who wants to be a part. I will send further instructions with the letter itself once I know who all is going to take part. I encourage all of you to do so & I promise I will do everything in my power to get the stories out. Together we are strong & will be heard. We all deserve to be compensated for our compromised quality of life since that horrible vaccine caused so much damage. Not to mention lost wages, pain and suffering ect. Anyone whos with me…GET EMAILING!!!!!! LETS DO THIS!

    Kristie Tait ~~ much love to you all~~


  310. Posted by wanda on August 10, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Health Canada reported 6500 adverse reactions and 19 deaths…maybe we can reach out to those as well?


  311. Posted by ftmm on August 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    two of my friends found blood in urine after h1n1 vaccine. Another two friends have sore throat from time to time after h1n1 vaccine.

    i suggest people to spread out this website to all people we know.

    Many poeple do not know this website.

    The only problem is that there is no direct proof or evdience that all this disease is related with the H1n1 vaccine. How to prove it???


  312. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on August 21, 2010 at 3:38 am

  313. Posted by Diane on August 21, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Thank you Deborah for sending us all this link.


  314. Posted by Christina on August 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I have noticed trouble breathing when I work out…which started only after I got the shot. I have been working out for years and have never had this problem. I went for an allergy test which came back clean. I have no idea if it’s possible to link this to the shot though.


  315. Posted by Nicole on August 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I had no idea other people who have received this vaccine are suffering these adverse side effects. Having suffered from mild to moderate asthma for years I had been receiving an annual flu vaccine, so in late November I thought nothing of getting this vaccine, as well I have two school-age children & I am a single parent, so felt it wasn’t worth the risk of bringing this infection into our home. Within 3 days my arm started tingling, eventually this radiated into my shoulder blade & up my neck. After going to see my doctor I was told that I had a muscle spasm in my shoulder and there began 12 weeks of bouncing from physio, massage therapy & finally a chiropractor. I have now been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease throughout my entire spine. I have been on a coarse of many nerve drugs to mention a few , Lyrica, & Gabapentin as well as anti-inflammatory drugs such as Arthrotec. I have been to 2 neurologists, I am now under investigation for MS. I have had X-Rays, CT scans, Ultrasounds. I have had two biopsy’s on a nodule that they found in my Thyroid. At this point I was now just diagnosed with high blood pressure it was 170/100 , now on water pills it is at 138/98. The great news is that I am on a waiting list for Feb 2011 for an MRI. Guess what I just celebrated my 40th Birthday! Someone needs to take accountability for the countless families & lives this vaccine has hurt!


  316. Posted by kristie tait on August 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks to those of you who have sent me an email. I am sad to report that only a few responded and I want to have at least 50 before I go ahead and hit the media again & the health ministers. I am still working on some things and if you want your story included please email me so I can add you to my list. I found this link and thought you all might find it interesting….neurological disorders linked to children who received the vaccine…how sad….look what they have done to our children.



    • Hi Kristi,
      Please e-mail me so I can send you what information I can to help you. I too have petitioned the Chief Health Minister, the Deputy Health Minister, the Prime Minister, Jack Layton, Judy Wasylicia-Leis (health critic for NDP), Carolyn Bennett (MP for St. Paul for the Liberal Party), Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg (PACE), Dr. Chris Shaw (UBC Neurosciences professor), Dr. Ross Findlater (Ex- Pandemic Influenza Committe member and current Saskatoon Health Region Chief Medical Officer) and Nigel Farrage (United Kingdom Independance Party) for help. So far, only Dr. Shaw has offered to support my cause. I can provide you with some journal articles to help you (or maybe we can help each other). It is my opinion that we need some help from someone with some clout (either legally, or media wise). Perhaps the owner of this blog could contact me as well. I am thinking we need an official organization (watchdog group) comprised of scientists, citizens, nurses, physicians, teachers, etc… that would have some influence. (I’m thinking of how successful Architechts and Engineers for 9/11 truth have been with their campaign).

      Hope this helps,


    • Posted by brenda ferguson on September 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

      Hi christie,

      For some reason you are unable to e mail me at brendaferguson@rocketmail.com, I can’t figure out why. I really want to have my story acknowledged as well. If you could mail me a letter that I could send back to you, I would be so grateful. I know it’s extra work and if you can’t I understand. If you can, thank you. My mailing address is box 1114 Coleman, Ab T0K 0M0.


  317. Posted by cher on August 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    When my son was born, no hearing problems were noted at birth. His favourite activity is “reading” books. He is 3yrs old. He is above average in intelligence, has above average vocabulary and oral comprehension and problem-solving skills are superb. His speech developed perfectly normal. I am only noting these things for this reason. Oddly enough, after the H1N1 shot, I had my son tested for his hearing (no particular reason), the results were that he has profound sensorineural (permanent) hearing loss in one ear. He has been retested by 2 other professionals, but with similar results. A child who has developed as such could surely not have had this for long. I recently also had his eyes tested, and he has poor eyesight in one eye. Oddly enough, both eye and ear conditions are on the same side of the body. I haven’t read of any other children here exhibiting anything like this, but I wanted to mention it just in case there are others out there. Is it possible that it is linked to the H1N1 shot?! I believe that the needles were given in the right leg.


  318. I am a 56 year old female. I had the H1N1 vaccine in Nov. This was my first vaccine since I was a child. By the next morning I was very short of breath and had weak muscles. I did go to emergency. It lasted for a month and then got somewhat better. Then I started to pick up colds which hung on. Also I very often get headaches and a stiff neck along with numbness in my limbs. I am having allergic reactions to many foods which I did not have problems with. I break out on my face when I eat any foods which have nitrates. Can’t eat wheat. I have very little energy and I ache often. I was tested by an alternative med. person and she said that my body is fighting a vaccine!!!! Also I am depleted of vitamins C and D. I take both and drink fresh fruit and veggies smoothies everyday. Next week I am going to a naturopath who has had success treating for this.


  319. Posted by Anna on September 10, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hello everyone,
    I’m just curious. Does anyone on this website who are having symptoms by any chance using aspartame on a regular basis? The reason I ask is because my symptoms have diminished greatly but when I consumed aspartame in a pudding the other day my symptoms returned and then after 3 days ceased. I consumed aspartame again in gum a few days later and the same symptoms returned. Just food for thought. Check out this website . . .



  320. Posted by Diane on September 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Check out this website re flu vaccine:
    I have had epilepsy and been on drugs for 47 years. Since I received the vaccine I have not been able to stabilize my meds. The level in my blood goes up and down like a yoyo weekly and I have not felt safe to drive my car since January.


  321. Posted by mavesu on September 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    We did NOT get the vaccine last year and do not intend to get it this year. But I want to make sure that I understand this well. Last year’s vaccine included an adjuvant called squalene, which seems to be the cause of most of the problems reported. This years’ GKS seasonal vaccine, Fluviral, does not have the squalene, only the thimerosal. I have checked the Canadian website thoroughly. This year’s will contain the H1N1 strain but without the adjuvant squalene. Am I correct in assuming that this ingredient was the main cause for concern last year? Thank you for clarifying this for me.


  322. Posted by Colette on September 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I rec’d the H1N1 last November and noticed some elbow joint paint in December, worsening in January. In March my knees were extremely swollen, in April every joint in my body flared & I was diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis, & became very crippled. They were interested if I had had food poisoning etc in my s.e. asia travels in December Or of there was anything significant or stressful etc to bring this on. The only thing different or unusual that happened was getting this H1N1 and the flu shot. I am actually RA negative, but they have concluded that I have some types of inflammatory arthritis. It took heavy doses of prednisone and other arthritic drugs to be able to walk & move again. So, was that just a coincidence or what, to go from healthy to an autoimmune disease and extreme joint flares in 4 months. Since August I have been recovering well, no pain and am gaining my strength back, still extremely low energy and am trying to go back to work.

    NOTE: I spoke with the disability health insurance people in May and they commented on how strange it was that so many people that they are dealing with have recently been diagnosed with the same symptoms & inflammatory arthritis, either RA or the others so similar that they really don’t know.


  323. Posted by Cathy on September 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm


    This message is for Kristi

    Kristi – good contact names of doctor studying this illness and interesting article. Maybe you can get in touch with this doc?



  324. Posted by kristie Tait on September 23, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Hi everyone,

    I am still trying to get some media coverage for all of us. I have had to take a step back for a while as this is consuming my whole life. It’s been 10 months and Logan continues to be sick. This week Logan has has several bouts of explosive vomitting, stomach bloating & pain, pain in his feet, and a nasty cough. We don’t seem to be getting anywhere with the doctors & I am just beside myself at this time. I still hold hope that someone, somewhere will help us all & will continue to do what I can to have our heartbreaking stories heard. If you have contacted me & have not heard back from me yet it’s because my email is overflowing and I am having a hard time keeping up while I still take care of my boy who is sick more than he is well. Please be patient I will get back to all of you. I hope you are all on the mend & wish you all good health!


  325. Posted by Cathy on September 24, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Hey Kristi – oh honey, I cannot even imagine a child going through this. I hope you can see some improvements in Logan soon. I am 9 months post vacc – it has been a very long healing process.

    We all feel so badly that this has happened to your boy – Hope you are holding up OK.

    SO sorry for all your troubles.



  326. Posted by Domuned on September 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm


    I am a 57 years old male. I play tennis, run and walk regularly, at least three times a week. In general I’m a healthy active person.

    I got the H1N1 vaccine Dec 3, 2009 and the regular flu vaccine in January 7, 2010; both in my left arm. Soon after, I had pain in the left arm/shoulder joint; I couldn’t sleep comfortably for month, then my right arm/shoulder joint started to ache as well making my sleep at times miserable.

    By early May I was experiencing headaches, fatigue, aching muscles and joint pain so, I visited my Doctor who told me that the effects of the vaccine may last for up to a year, but eventually they were going to go away.

    I visited my Doctor again at the end of June, 2010 because I had uncomfortable feelings in the stomach and belching after eating, unusual weakness, numbness in my hands, pain in the back and neck, stiffness in my legs muscles, muscle spasms and pain in my right leg. I also mentioned to him that it seems mosquito bites increased the muscle pain (mosquitoes just love me). He ran more than a few tests, but everything was fine with the exception that my good cholesterol was low and that I may have arthritis in my 5th lumbar.

    Lately, the aches in my shoulder/arm joints are not as frequent as before, but the pain in my right leg is increasing, giving me problems when I walk or sleep; the funny thing is that I don’t have any problems when I run, just when I walk. At night, I put a pillow between my legs, that helps to alleviate the pain and I can get a better sleep time. The other symptoms are on/off, some days I feel very weak, other days with muscle spasms, headaches, and numbness in my hands. I take Tylenol some times at night when I cannot manage the pain, some days it seems it help a little.

    I hope, the effects of this vaccine will go away some day. I hope, the people affected by this vaccine could get back to normal soon. So far, it seems we will have to find a way to manage the effects and learn from it; at the same time, I feel that we need to bring the responsible ones to justice for creating a false pandemic situation that made the pharmaceutical industry richer.



  327. My goodness. I feel so terrible for all of you and what you’ve gone through. I can only imagine your frustrations. I work for a Chiropractor and out of almost 1000 patients that we adjusted last winter, I would half to say that 3/4 of them had the H1N1 shot and had adverse reactions to it. Some of coarse, were worse than others, but pretty much all of them had the same symptoms that you all seem to have experienced. My co-workers and I on the other hand didn’t get the shot, as we don’t believe in it, or the Flu shot for that matter. We believe that the human body has everything it needs to fight infection and disease, if we’re at optimum health. That being said, none of us have had a cold or flu in years. We are around sick people every single day and our immune systems are top notch. We have patients coughing and sneezing allover our office and we don’t get sick, why? When you receive a Chiropractic Adjustment, your white blood cell count rises immediately after, warding off sickness and disease.
    We have patients who were diagnosed with cancer go into remission after a series of treatments. I’m not here to brag about Chiropractic, please don’t think that, on the contrary, i’m here to leave some personal advice that I would give to my own loved one’s suffering like most of you:Get to your nearest Chiropractor, get regular adjustments, eat right, sleep well, exercise, and your immune systems will takeover ,ridding you of whatever ails you. Only YOU have the power to heal yourself. You won’t find healing in a pill or a bottle or a shot. Don’t take my word for it, look it up, do your homework, and stay healthy. God Bless!!!


    • Posted by Diane on October 24, 2010 at 10:17 am

      Thank you for your suggestion as I went last week for an adjustment. My chiropractor did say that properly aligned bodies are better equipped to fight off infections. He also suggested I take a good vitamin which I had not done and put me on a magnet type machine which is supposed to boost your immune system. I don’t know the results yet but I am going to try this route. The vitamin he suggested is high in Vit A (2000 IU) of which I take 4 daily, plus Vit D3 (160 IU) and Vit E (80 IU) and smaller doses of many more. Hopefully I will then be equipped to fight off any flu without the vaccine. I am tired of fighting off cold symptoms as well. My advice to everyone is consider chiropractic adjustments and vitamins!

      check out this website since the first week of Nov is vaccine awareness: http://www.nvic.org/


  328. Posted by Dave on October 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I had a tetanus shot in early Dec/09, and both flu shots the next morning in BC. Since the following day I have not been well, and it continued to worsen. Both biceps became sore to a 6 or 7 on the 10 scale. Run down, tired, and generally ill. Continued to work, 4 12hr shifts, 4 days off. Also played hockey when not working. By April I could hardly make a shift at work, and after an hour 1/2 hockey game, was home to the couch or bed. On April 10/10, taking a routine shot, something in my shoulder popped, and the pain level was at 10 instantly. To the Dr., again, ultra sound, complete tear of rotator cuff tendon. While going thru physio etc., two Drs in the same clinic ( male and female ) informed me that they are pretty sure I have fibromyalgia. I quizzed both for a relationship of this to the H1N1 vaccine, but the male Dr. would not commit, or deny, as he had recommended I take the vaccine. The female Dr. was different in her opinion, stating she had not heard of this happening yet, but could be a good possibility. Both these Dr.’s know me, and saw how sick I became in a short period of time.

    As a 61 yr old dad of 5, and grandpa of 3, I have gone from a very active worker, hockey player, & water skier, (which I was in the process of teaching my grandkids), to a burden to the medical community. My shoulder has become very secondary to this mess. The pain, sleeplessness, brain fog (awful), restless leg syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, & on & on have all but put me on the shelf. And I have to fight the mood swings with everything I’ve got. Even my handwriting has turned to scribble.

    No one will ever convince me that the H1N1 vaccine was not the cause of this, as the whole problem started the day after, and has gotten worse by the day.

    So here I am, venting, and telling my story, as I feel there is no where to turn. I’m doing my best to fight this, researching everywhere, and have tried 4 different prescribed med’s, with side effects that…..well you know. Am on tramacet, which helps some, but plugged me solid, so 2 weeks of hell.

    If anyone out there has had an experience like this, or has even a slight help solution, I would greatly appreciate hearing about it.



  329. Posted by Noreen on October 5, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Hi Im a registered nurse and had the H1N1 flu shot a year ago in Oct.,I have been feeling myself deteriating more and more as each day goes by. As a health care provider I felt a lot of pressure to take the vacine and I work in Northern Manitoba.I was a healthy active person enjoyed outdoor activities ,fishing camping hiking,skidooing,ice fishing,going to the gym,and now I feel limited on what Im able to do because of body aches ,joint pain ,pain at injection site, I keep getting flu like symptoms with fever. I never experience any of these symptoms until after I had shot,and now a year later feeling all this pain and aching has me concerned.It all started shortly after I had the shot and now in my left tendon of heel and ankle I feel pain with a swelling at times ,my right elbow pains and burns with limited extention,lately my right knee became very swollen and painful,with the this at injection site i feel a sharp stabbing pain and at times causes swelling and soreness right to my wrist.I have tried taking all kind of medication right from naproxen ,celebrex,arthrotec,motrin,ointments,tylenol3,to percocet with 30mg codine for breakthrough pain.I have a high pain tolerance but at a point where I need pain medication just to function normal on a daily basis and still have the pain just a little more withstand able.I just want help from some one to reverse the H1N1 injection I am so sorry I took this needle and would sooner take my chances with the actual flu then to have my body slowly deteriating.It has been reported to health Canada as a adverse effect.So please if you know where I can go or who I can speak to for help it would be greatly appreciated.I just dont know where to turn and now Im being sent to a rheumatologist but it should have never gotten to this stage and I feel health Canada needs to do more investigating in a vacine before panicking and pushing it out to such a large number of people.I feel as a nurse I know this is a concern and for the innocent civilians who may feel much the same symptoms may not relate the their condition to the flu shot,but I know how well and healthy I felt prior to it. So please help if you can.


  330. Posted by Charlie Cahill on October 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

    For Dave, Domuned and others suffering from fatigue or leg / arm weakness..

    I was diagnosed with GBS and now CIDP as a result of my flu shot in Nov/09, both of which attack the immune system via the peripheral nervous system (legs and arms) bringing on fatigue and muscle weakness as the principal symptom. There are about 80-100 illnesses with similar symptoms, GBS, CIDP, fibromyalgia, etc., all of which fall under the auspices of Neurology. CIDP involves mainly leg weakness and can take two years to get worse, where it can be diagnosed and years more to treat and cure. I would advise you to have your GP refer you to a neurologist and let him/her look at your case and hopefully make a diagnosis.

    I just got out of hospital this week, after a stay of 7 weeks (my 5th hospital stay this year) because of my swine flu problems (CIDP) and they took me off the steroids and immuno-suppressants I was on and treated me for viral pneumonia, infections and gastro intestinal problems that were masked by the meds, and which i unknowingly contracted over the past 6 months of medication.

    I guess what I’m saying is maybe check out a neurologist if you have fatigue and muscle weakness as your principal ailment. and the gastro, joint pain and other issues may be a side effect. Once you have a diagnosis at least you will know where you stand.

    My sympathies to all of us afflicted by the swine flu shot, and I pray at some point Health Canada will acknowledge it’s role in this mess.

    Charlie in Edmonton


    • Posted by Diane on October 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

      I have been told I likely experienced a mild case of GBS last January and February. My husband recently described me as comotose during that time frame. Anyhow I live in Northern Ontario and in September went to a Diagnostic Clinic in Toronto where I saw an Internist and Neurologist. I am still struggling with weakness, fatigue, brain fog, and trying to regain control of my anticonvulsant drugs for epilepsy which I have taken problem-free for 46 years. Our lives certainly did change when we opted into the panic delivered by our Government.What does CIDP stand for?


  331. Posted by kevin on October 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    hi i posted late last year and early 2010. i had 3 mos. of problems after my vaccination. today i learn that if i want a (what ever this means normal) flu shot it will have h1n1 vaccine in it. well i have had a flu shot every year for 25 years i guess not this year. this is not a good year to get a flu shot please talk about this maybe someone will listen. have a great thanksgiving from shediac nb.


  332. Posted by Debra on October 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I am a healthy 57 year-old who, after receiving the H1N1 flu shot on January 21, 2010 and experienced no initial reaction other than a very sore arm. Eleven days later I woke up feeling generally unwell but had no nausea or headache. One hour after that I developed significant tingling in both arms that turned into numbness, tightness and tingling in my face and neck and my breathing became rapid. After 30 minutes the numbness went away but the tingling in my hands and arms remained. The tingling decreased over the next hour but never fully went away. Three days later I developed itchiness and small bumps (hives?) on the sides and back of my neck which subsided overnight. I retained the tingling in my hands, arms, neck and face and very painful lifting of my arm for an additional two months. Antigen Lot #AFLPA353AA, Adjuvant Lot #AA03A099BA, Site 5WU2730.


  333. Hi all,
    I am sorry to hear about your situations.
    I have similar pain. This is my story:
    I received an adjuvated H1N1 vaccine in early October of 2009 in Saskatoon. I work in Public Health so I was expected to be vaccinated. That night I felt like I was 83 years old. I was so stiff and sore. I had never had any reaction to a flu shot before.
    Since October of 2009 I have had terrible pain in my IT band on the left side of my left leg and my left hip is often very sore. I limp daily. I went from walking the golf course with ease to a point where now 9 holes is crippling. I am also weaker, my lower back sometimes hurts, I am somewhat dizzy and the whole thing kind of changes. Sometimes it is my left thigh, then under the left knee, then down the left side of my shin. Driving or sitting for a long time also causes the pain to happen.
    I have been very active all of my life; this is not like me; I don’t get sick for very long.
    I have tried massage therapy, ultrasound, chiropractic care, needling, and lately traction. All of these treatments have had no significant impact on my pain. My Dr. has tried to figure out what it is with no luck. I have been examined and treated for priformis syndrome; no luck.
    I am getting very tired of this.
    If anyone has any ideas on how to feel better I sure would like to hear them.
    Thanks, Terry


  334. Posted by Wayne on October 22, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Just a reminder that this page is being maintained for Canadians only, who are suffering with adverse reactions to the H1N1 vaccine that was issued in late 2009 and early 2010.

    Canada had it’s own version of the H1N1 vaccine called Arepanrix made by one manufacturer, Glaxo-Smith-Kline, which contained an adjuvant called Squalene (though there was another for pregnant women without the adjuvant) whereas, the US, Europe and other places have vaccines from numerous other manufacturers in various forms and with other ingredients.

    Therefore, while we sympathize with other victims around the world, we are ONLY accepting reports from Canadians concerning Arepanrix (Comments are moderated to maintain this level of integrity).

    More Info:


    Thanks for your attention, thanks to those who have posted and for any follow-up reports, and thanks to everyone for continuing to inform others about the info posted on this page.


  335. Posted by Jackie melanson on October 22, 2010 at 8:08 am

    My family got the shot approximately 36 hours ago. About twelve hours after the shot my 12 year old daughter called home from school and said she was sick she had thrown up and fainted. About an hour later I got another call about my 6 year old who had also had a fever and bad headache. About 9:00 that evening my daughter came to me and said she had lost feeling in her arm and part of her face, she could not even squeeze me tight her strength was gone and she. Expressed breathing difficulty and tremors. She also said blurry eyes and blackouts when she was walking. The other symptom she experienced was a cloudy mind with the inability to think clearly.needless to say we spent the night in the hospital monitoring he condition. My question is why are we being recommend these shots if they have such serious side effects. Clearly her central nervous system was under stress. Not only that, I think people should be told the serious side affects the company has on their warnings such as autism , developmental delays, alziemers, arthritis and of course the central nervous system disorders that can be fatal or never corrected.


  336. Posted by Nicole Morgan on October 22, 2010 at 8:24 am

    I wrote a few months ago. Just an update. My name is Nicole & I turned 40 in August this year, I live in Langley, BC. I received the H1N1 Vaccine in November 2009 along with both of my children. Within 3 days my arm was tingling, pins & needles ran down the arm into my fingertips, the back of my shoulder blade tightened up and my neck hurt like nothing I had ever experienced. This went on to spread throughout my entire upper body. I got diagnosed thru x-rays about 6 mnths ago with Degenerative Disc Disease. I have been on a waiting list for an MRI in Feb of 2011 for a year now. I am currently on Gabapentin. I take 900mg currently a day. I have gained about 25 to 30 lbs. I am working; however, this is a new job, as my old boss fired me stating that I was a hypochondriac. I have been to 3 different Neurologists, who can find absolutely nothing wrong with my Peripheral or Central Nervous System? I am now under investigation for an auto immune disorder? After being on the Gabapentin for so long my blood pressure is dangerously high. They put me on Hydrochlorothiazide for two months , but that does not seem to be helping, so now they also put me on Ramipril or Altace. So now the doctor is sending me to see a Rheumatologist to check for Vasculitis or Rhumatoid Arthritis. Did I mention that during the exray for my neck they found a nodule in my thyroid gland? They have biopsied this twice and I just went for a Nuclear Scan the day before yesterday. Have to wait to see the results. They think that I may have Hashimoto’s Disease. I honestly can say that it’s a good thing I am a strong & independent woman, to have coped with this for so long, and still not have any difinitive answers. All my doctor says is we must wait to see the MRI to fully know what is going on here. I am convinced I had an adverse reaction to this vaccine to say the least. I may have to consider going on some sort of disability. I stopped talking to anyone about my health concerns, for fear that everyone thinks I am crazy! Is there any legal recourse for me & others like me? I am terrified, my life is slipping out of control and there is nothing i can do. I am not giving up, but I definatley loosing a lot of respect and hope for not only the medical community surrounding me but in the hope that I will wake up and feel normal again?


  337. Posted by Charlie on October 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm


    CIDP stands for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, and is the long-term or chronic version of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), one of the many adverse side-effects of the H1N1 vaccine. Your problems are very likely a result of the swine flu vaccination from last year as Health Canada ordered their 2009 swine flu vaccine with an additive (adjuvant) that included the chemical squalene.

    Here is what one website says about “squalene.” which all us unfortunate vaccinated Canadians put in our bodies last year


    In her article, “The Adverse Effects of Adjuvants in Vaccines” (Nexus Magazine Dec. 2000), Australian vaccine researcher Viera Scheibner, Ph.D., lists the autoimmune diseases that have been linked to squalene injections in humans—arthritis, fibromyalgia, lymphadenopathy, rashes, photosensitive rashes, malar rashes, chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, abnormal body hair loss, non-healing skin lesions, aphthous ulcers, dizziness, weakness, memory loss, seizures, mood changes, neuropsychiatric problems, anti-thyroid effects, anaemia, elevated ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Raynaud’s phenomenon, Sjorgren’s syndrome, chronic diarrhoea, night sweats and low-grade fevers.

    Read the whole article if you want a real scare as to what squalene can do to your immune system. Based on the comments above from Jackie who just had the 2010 flu shot along with her kids, and their subsequent adverse reactions, it appears that Health Canada is continuing to use an adjuvant or something bad in the current flu vaccine. Anybody know the contents of the 2010 combined swine flu / regular flu vaccine ???



    • Posted by kristie tait on February 9, 2011 at 10:26 am


      Thank you so much for asking james to contact me. We will be meeting in Edmonton on the 18th of this month. I can’t thank you enough. I had almost given up. You have shed a new light in my life & possibly the life of many others. I hope that he will cover the stories of all of us here. fingers crossed for everyone of us. Bless you Charlie! I hope things have improved in your life. sending love your way.



    • Posted by Gord07192012 on July 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

      I believe in Canada the drug was called “AREPANRIX”. According to this website:


      These are contents of the vaccination, which include mercury and squalene:

      “Preservative content:
      5µg (micrograms) Thimerosal USP per 0.5mL dose or 2.5 micrograms organic mercury (Hg) per 0.5mL dose

      The AS03 adjuvant system is composed of DL-α-tocopherol, squalene and polysorbate 80 in a 3mL vial:

      DL-α-tocopherol: 11.86 milligrams/0.5mL dose
      Squalene: 10.69 milligrams/0.5mL dose,
      Polysorbate 80: 4.86 milligrams/0.5mL dose”


  338. Posted by mavesu on October 23, 2010 at 3:32 am

    If you go to the Canadian website of GlaxoKlineSmith, you will find the contents of the trivalent vaccine for this season. H1H1 is one of the 3 strains included but no adjuvant. However, there is thimerosal. In essence, this is what you will find:

    A/Brisbane/59/2007 (H1N1)-like strain: A/Brisbane/59/2007 IVR-148
    A/Brisbane/10/2007 (H3N2)-like strain: A/Uruguay/716/2007 NYMC X-175C
    B/Brisbane/60/2008-like strain: B/Brisbane/60/2008


  339. Posted by Diane on October 23, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Thanks for the info. Does anyone know of the adverse effects of thimerosal? With our immune systems weakened as of last years vaccine, I do fear getting sick with flus and colds this winter. I have started taking vitamins to boost my immune system.


    • Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on October 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      Can prob’ly find out from Dr. Mercola’s website or the National Vaccine Awareness Center’s website.

      Can also read up on there about Vit. D apparently being really good for your immune system along w/ Vit. A and K that are supposed to work together w/ it. Plus, having a cold or a flu for a week is no big deal compared to the risks of the poisons they put in vaccines. Most people can get through either ok.


  340. Posted by mrd on October 24, 2010 at 3:38 am

    Internationally, reports for continued serious side effects from 2009 H1N1 vaccination – Now are the international 2010 reports started by media in Australia of suspension of combined strains for Seasonal and H1N1 version, in children under age 5. (Melbourne-based pharmaceutical company CSL, Australia’s seasonal flu vaccine, the A(H1N1) swine flu, along with an Influenza B strain and an A(H3N2) virus.)

    Flu jab fears grow as toddlers hospitalised
    April 24, 2010 – Debbie Guest and Natasha Bita – From: The Australian

    CLINICAL tests were never carried out on the latest seasonal flu vaccine – a first-time combination of seasonal flu with the feared swine flu H1N1 – that has left a baby girl fighting for her life in a Perth hospital and sparked fits, fevers and vomiting in up to 60 toddlers across the country……

    Brisbane toddler dies after receiving flu jab
    April 25, 2010, Courtney Trenwith,

    The sudden death of a Brisbane toddler has been linked to the seasonal flu vaccine, as health authorities warn against immunising children under five.

    The two-year-old girl, a twin, died on April 9 at her Upper Mt Gravatt home. She had received the vaccine 12 hours earlier, it was reported……


    Suspension of H1N1 /Seasonal influenza vaccine

    1 June 2010

    Australian governments have suspended the use of seasonal flu vaccine for children under 5 years of age until further notice following an increase in the rates of children experiencing fever and convulsions following seasonal influenza vaccination. Anyone aged 5 years and over can be vaccinated with seasonal influenza vaccine…..

    For more information go to: http://immunise.health.gov.au

    Australia suspends seasonal flu vaccination of young children

    BMJ 340:doi:10.1136/bmj.c2419 (Published 4 May 2010)

    [The BMJ (British Medical Journal) is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully “online first” publication.]
    Melissa Sweet

    Peter Collignon, Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist
    Peter Doshi, Tom Jefferson Canberra Clinical School. Australian National University

    There have been large numbers of major adverse reactions to this year’s seasonal influenza vaccine in Australia, and the vaccine has been suspended for use in children aged five and under [1,2]. These reactions have occurred across the country and involved multiple batches of vaccine [2]. In the state of Western Australia where the problem was first detected, reports suggest that of the 20,000 to 30,000 children vaccinated, more than 250 had adverse reactions and 55 had febrile convulsions before vaccination was suspended in young children [2]. Assuming all convulsions were in children, about one child in every 500 vaccinated had a febrile convulsion. Across Australia, media accounts indicate that more than 400 adverse reactions [3] including 77 cases of febrile convulsion [1] have been reported by regulators. While attention remains focused on reactions in very young children, reports suggest only one-third of the reactions may have occurred in children under five [4]…. Read more……

    Health Canada

    Product Information Leaflet Arepanrix™ H1N1 AS03-Adjuvanted H1N1 Pandemic Influenza Vaccine – Version 4 approved 20 April 2010

    Arepanrix™ H1N1 (AS03-adjuvanted H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine) is a two-component vaccine consisting of an H1N1 immunizing antigen (as a suspension), and an AS03 adjuvant (as an oil-in-water emulsion).
    The final composition of each vaccine component per 0.5mL dose is as follows:

    Split influenza virus, inactivated, containing antigen* equivalent to:
    A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)v-like strain (X-179A) 3.75µg HA** per 0.5mL dose
    * isolated from virus propagated in eggs
    ** HA = haemagglutinin

    Preservative content is 5µg Thimerosal USP per 0.5mL dose or 2.5 micrograms organic mercury (Hg) per 0.5mL dose

    DL-α-tocopherol 11.86 milligrams/0.5mL dose
    Squalene 10.69 milligrams/0.5mL dose,
    Polysorbate 80 4.86 milligrams/0.5mL dose


    What the medicinal ingredient is:
    H1N1 influenza antigen from A/California/7/2009, NYMC X-179A (H1N1)v strain and AS03 adjuvant.

    The AS03 adjuvant in Arepanrix™ H1N1 vaccine enhances the vaccine-induced immune response and contains naturally occurring molecules (squalene and vitamin E) plus an emulsifier (polysorbate 80). This adjuvant has been tested in approximately 45,000 people around the world. Health Canada has evaluated its safety in about 10,000 people who received the H5N1 vaccine combined with this adjuvant, in the pre-pandemic period. No special safety concern has been raised, but rare adverse events can only be identified through careful post-marketing surveillance in large populations.


    • Posted by mavesu on October 25, 2010 at 3:38 am

      I do not think that this is the vaccine Canada is getting though. In Canada, this season, 2010-2011, the GlaxoKlineSmith vaccine is called Fluviral and is trivalent. Website of the company gives all the info you need. No adjuvant this year.


  341. Posted by Heather Cardoni on October 24, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I had the H1N1 shot In October of 2009 . I have recently had a severe case of heart palputations and and a feeling of anxiousness. It was very strong for a week or so and I still get the feelings alot but not as severe. I have spoke to at least 6 other people whom have had the same reactions as me and can’t understand what or why this is happening . I had all the heart tests and they say I am fine , does this have any bearing on getting that H1N1 shot a year ago ?????????? It just seems odd why so many people have exactly the same thing as I do ………. Very Odd ….. Is there something we should be aware of ??????????????????


  342. Posted by kristie Tait on October 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I wish I was writing to report that Logan was doing better, but in fact the opposite is true. Things have been on a downhill slide again & I fear that the stress and heartache have literally taken over my whole life. Logan continues to be sick more than he is healthy, and his behaviour is more and more out of control. He has become aggressive & aggitated most of the time and still complains of constant headaches. He also is still having serious episodes of vomitting & loose bowel movements. He has lost control of his bodily functions to a certain degree & now is having accidents, something he hasnt done since he was 3. Logan celebrated his 7th Birthday this year sitting on the toilet with a bucket in his hands. The real concern came when we noticed blood with Logans bowel movements & we are hoping that the colonoscopy & biopsy he will undergo in December will provide us with some answers & hope it is something we can fix. Ultrasound detected inflamation in his large intestine. Logan will also undergo a neurological assessment next week in Edmonton. My days consist of constant worry & uncontrolable crying. I never know from day to day if I will be able to work & if I do make it to work I never know when the school will be calling because things are out of control or Logan is sick. I would really like to have my little boy back……but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. I also hold little hope that anyone anywhere is going to help us. For those of you reading this and are sitting on the fence about getting the flu shot this year please know this……If you decide to get it, you can be sure that the same healthcare system that pushes this vaccine will turn its back on you if you do suffer any adverse effects. I appologise for not following through on trying to help you all get your stories heard, I am barely following through on my responsibilities as a mother. My son barely attends school anymore & every drop of energy I have is exhausted trying to care for my sick, out of control child. This vaccine ruined life as we know it……I doubt it will ever be the same. I cetainly hope some of you have improved or recovered your vaccine injuries. I wish more than anything this never happened to anyone.


    • Posted by Cathy on December 1, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      Kristie – I am thinking of you and your son. So sorry, your story continues to be heartbreaking. I wish only good things for you and your son – hopefully it will tip towards improvement very soon. The images of Logan during his 7th b-day are heartwrenching. I cannot even imagine the hell on earth you are going through. Please let us know how you are doing. Give Logan a big kiss and hug from all of us!



  343. Hi, it is one year ago today that I got the shot. I have reported on here already. This report is just an update…
    I was almost better through the summer. And since Sept I have been having symptoms on/off. Then I completely relapsed (after taking a bootcamp class a few times). So now I feel back to square one. Mostly numbness in my hands/arms, feet/legs…lots of sensations like the circulation has been cut off. And lovely brain fog is back on/off. And then general flu like symptoms, like freezing cold, then a hot sweat, achey…and then it passes…I am not coming down with a flu, it is just a symptom. Muscle fatigue and out of breath stuff after walking one flight of stairs, or holding my two year old. It has been a year, I want my life back.


  344. Posted by Debbie on October 30, 2010 at 12:54 am

    I am a 54 year old female who has Type 2 Diabetes but otherwise in good health. Last year after having the H1N1 shot I noticed numbness in my chin, neck, arms. legs and chest area. I did bring this to the attention of the Public Health people in my area which is Prince Albert. The symptoms were irritating but did not cause any further problems and slowly subsided.
    Last week without thinking of my episode of the previous year I went for my Flu/H1N1 shot. That was on Wednesday October 27th at 4:30 PM. As of today October 29th I am noticing the numbness again only this time it seems to be worse. I am noticing the numbness in my chest, arms, legs, chin and even into my mouth and throat. I seem to not have breathing problems but find swallowing weird as the sensation is different. My hands and feet have some normal numbness due to the diabetes but this has increased and my legs, especially on the inner side seem to be quite dead. If this gets worse I will have to see the doctor but last year it was deemed a serious issue so not sure if that will become nescesary. Time will tell.


  345. Posted by Kim Foster on October 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I have been ill for quite some time now. It’s been over a year since I last felt like myself. I have been working with a general practitioner here in Red Deer. He’s been running tests and sending me to few specialists but I’m not sure how much more he can do. Below is a history of my year thus far:

    October 2009 – Flu -bronchitis, sinus infection, sore throat.
    Doctor deemed it Swine Flu but was told to get the H1N1 shot just in case. Symptoms of flu lasted close to a month but I couldn’t seem to shake the symptoms as they would come and go over several months.

    February/March 2010 – Started vomiting and diarrhea on February 12th. Appeared to be a stomach flu. Vomiting stopped after the second day but continued to feel quite nauseous. I’ve never had stomach problems until that day.
    -Could only tolerate Gatorade, jello and liquids. In and out of hospital Feb and March on 3 separate occasions because of extreme nausea, leg aches, shakiness, sensitivity to light and headaches.
    -Blood work showed an increase in white blood cells.
    -Went for an ultrasound on pancreas and gallbladder on Feb. 19
    (Tests came back normal)
    -Feb 21 – back in hospital. Given Pantolock to decrease stomach bloating and discomfort.Put on IV for dehydration.
    – Feb. 22 -extreme fatigue and very bad migraines started.Still unable to eat solid foods. Stil nauseous. Went back to doctor to see what he could do.

    -March 11 -Endoscopy by gastrointestinologist. He found red lines in my stomach lining which he thought indicated a virus
    -March 22 – Went back to doctor with symptoms sore ears and feeling like I am shaking a rocking back and forth. Chest felt heavy and heart was beating rapidly on and off. I asked him if I could have a deep rooted sinus infection, which couldn’t be seen. He prescribed very strong antibiotics.Had to take two weeks off from teaching. Doctor prescribed amitriptyline for my headaches and to help me sleep (15 mg) Gave me Maxeran to help with nausea (no difference)

    April 2010 – Antibiotics helped rid most of the symptoms. Still felt nauseous and had trouble eating. Ears feel plugged as if there was water in them. Can only eat very small meals. Feel full fast.

    May 2010 – Nausea and dizziness are consistent. Still feel like I am shaking back and forth. Threw up one night after eating too much.Chest hurts, no energy. Amitriptyline seems to be helping headaches. Having trouble hearing.

    June 2010 – No changes. Same as above.

    July 2010 – Go back to Gastrointestinolgist who prescribes Domperidone for nausea. He diagnosis me with dyspepsia and says that I need to increase my Amitriptyline to 25mg/day for at least six months. I take Domperidone which seems to help during bigger meals.

    August 2010- Feeling shaky, dizzy and lethargic. Headaches aren’t as bad. Ears are extremely plugged – noticeable hearing difficulty.
    Go back to Dr. Darby and insist he test my hormone and immunology levels , which he does. I also have gone for an upper GI. He has arranged for me to see an ear, nose and throat specialist.
    September 2010- .Ears are extremely crackly and plugged, have a sore throat and feel very fatigued. Stomach isn’t as nauseous but still sensitive to food. Went to see ENT who says that everything looks good. He advised me to go see a neurologist and would like to see the results of the MRI I was getting in October.

    October 2010 – MRI on head (for the headaches). Still feel like I my body is vibrating. Haven’t gotten the results yet.

    Wow! I know I’ve written a short story here, but I wanted to give you a picture of what I’ve been dealing with. I’ve missed things I’m sure but these are the main things. Bottom line – I am not myself and can’t remember the last time I felt like myself. My sister Sara has had a VERY similar experience to mine. Within days we would both be experiencing the same things. We were even in hospitals on opposite ends of the country at the same time. I feel strongly that these symptoms are related to the H1N1 vaccine. We both had the flu and the flu shot at the same time. At first I thought it was a coincidence, but more than ever I am convinced that this has been brought on by the flu shot. The bright side (if there is one) is that having each other keeps us both sane; knowing we are not the only person on the earth going through this.


  346. Posted by David Fulcher on November 2, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I used to suffer from severe reflux, to the point where it was debilitating. Late in 2007 I caught a “bug” that caused the worst reflux attack I had ever had; it lasted 16 hours and I should probably gone to hospital.
    2 weeks later I realized that I no longer had a reflux problem. Before the “bug” I was having an attack every 2-3 days and they would last 2-6 hours depending on severity.

    I mention all of this as background.

    On Oct. 29, 2009 I received the H1N1 flu shot. It was the first and last time that I will get a flu shot.

    The only reason that I decided to get the shot is because I was going to be in Mexico for 3 weeks and it was a known “hotspot” for H1N1. I flew out of the province the following Monday. After a layover in Chicago, where I had a quick bit to eat, as I was boarding my plane, I started to have a mild reflux attack. I, at first, thought it was just a case of heart burn do to the stress of traveling back to work and the burger that I had eaten.

    At this point I had not had any reflux in over a year.

    When I got to San Antonio I took some Pepto Bismal to deal with the issue and expected to be fine the next day. As it turned out, I woke up the following morning still suffering the mild attack. This has happened with the reflux before but would usually sort itself out within a couple of hours so long as I was careful about what I ate.

    Over next 2 weeks I had to deal with a constant reflux attack. By that I mean that I had reflux 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without relief. By the end of the 2 weeks my diet consisted of small amounts of salad or plain rice for lunch and dinner and a slice of plain bread for breakfast as these were the only things that my system could tolerate with out making the reflux worse.

    At this point I was very worried that there was something seriously wrong and was contemplating flying back home to see a gastro specialist. I called my mother, who is a retired nurse, to discuss my situation and worries. It was at this time that she told me that she had been doing some research into the flu shot and had found that stomache problems were a possible side effect. If I had been informed of this I would NOT have taken the shot.

    After 20 years of dealing with reflux and then not having it for a year, I would not have taken that risk.

    My mother also told me that my sister was having an adverse effect to the shot. In her case she was suffering from depression, lethargy, nausia and patches of numbness and tingling that moved aroound her body. I will leave her backgound for her to explain if she wishes to post on this site if she so wishes. Needless to say her experiences seem to be related to her history as well.

    Since I now believed that the reflux problem was related to the flu shot I decided to give it another week and see what happened. Within a couple of days my reflux began to get better and was gone by the end of the week. All good right? Wrong.

    I did not have another attack for several months and thought that I was all over it. Boxing day 2009 I had another attack. This one lasted for a week and a half before finally subsiding. My sister has continued to have issues but unlike mine they are fairly constant. In both cases they seem to reduce or disappear for several months and then they will, without warning, flair up again. In my case, since I have dealt with 20 years of reflux, I know what “standard” attack feel like and I can say, without a doubt, that the attacks that I have suffered have not been normal.

    From all the stories I have heard from people that I , or my family know, who have had unusual or long term side effects from the H1N1 shot I have developed a theory. It seems that some part of the shot is causing side effects that are related to some previous problem or weakness in the effected individual. I don’t know if any one else has made this correlation or if it is just me. If anyone has information about this please let me know.

    All I know is that I feel as if I have been experimented on without my consent. If I could prove that what I and my sister have been going through was directly related to the shot I would sue. As it stands right now, no one seems to believe that the shot responsible for anything and I have not heard anything about research into the side effects that we all know about from first hand experience.


    • Posted by Kim Foster on November 2, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      Interesting theory David. You may be on to something. I use to suffer from headaches and now they are the worst migraines I’ve ever had. However, I’ve never had reflux problems nor joint problems in my life and now I have to deal with this every single day. I’m curious if you were at all sick when you had the shot or had you just gotten over something. I wonder if people who have compromised immune systems tend to respond to this vaccine in different ways than others. I’ve had flu shots for years and have never once had a problem. I will never get another flu shot again after this.


      • Posted by David Fulcher on November 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm

        I think that it is possible that I had a mild case of the H1N1 flu 1-2 months prior to my shot but I can not be certain.

        As to your issues with reflux I can offer some advice, from long experience. Antacids will work to an extent but like every medication it is important to find the right type and dosage that works for you. I found that they worked best if I could use them at a certain point during a reflux event. Sorry but you will have to determine when is best for you. Hot showers help with the muscle spasms that come with the event, but, again, timing of when to take the shower to cause the most good is a matter of trial and error.

        The most important bit of advice that I can give you is this. Relux is manageable but requires a period of adjustment and observation to determine what the triggers are and how to recognize when an event is about to occur. If you can figure out what the warning signs of an impending attack are, then it is possible to avoid or reduce it’s affect on you life.

        I have found these items to be the most common triggers with other people I know who have reflux.

        * Alcohol – Initially I would stay away from alcohol of any type as this will, almost definitely trigger an event, initially. After you have started to get your reflux under control you will find that there are time when you can consume alcohol and others where you will know it is a BAD idea within a couple of sips.

        * Pork and pork products – take this to mean any food with a high fat content or foods that are fried. I know, I know, fat makes things taste so good, but I am sure you have already discovered that reflux makes enjoying food difficult sometimes.

        * Spicey/rich foods – all those foods that we just love to eat, you know, the hot wings the spicey chili or curry, the rich sauces made with heavy cream and butter, the decadent deserts topped with whipped cream or ice cream. Sorry but you might want to steer clear of these for a while.

        * High acid foods such as tomato sauce, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, citrus fruits, etc.

        here is the final kicker….

        * Chocolate, coffee and smoking( if you smoke) – I would suggest weak tea in place of coffee

        In short I would suggest changing your diet to something a little blander than you are probably used to until your reflux becomes more manageable. You will probably start to notice that your events become less frequent and less severe and you will be able to start adding things back into your diet, just remember moderation when doing so.

        I have to warn you that, if your reflux is anything like mine, that you will probably find foods that you system just can’t handle anymore. In my case it was cooked peppers, as in bell peppers. I can eat raw peppers until the cows come home but cooked peppers would send my reflux into high gear in a matter of minutes.

        I would also work on some stress management techniques as stress will also have an adverse effect on your reflux.

        As for the joint pain; sorry but don’t have any advice for you there.

        One last thing. If you have not done so already, I would suggest seeing you family doctor about the reflux as there are some perscription medications available that might help.

        I hope this helps. Best of luck. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them for you.

        EDITOR’S NOTE:
        Please stay on the topic of the 2009 H1N1 Flu Shot issued in Canada by GSK. Thanks!

      • Posted by David Fulcher on November 4, 2010 at 10:22 am

        To the editor.

        Sorry for the rambling about the reflux but I have noticed that several of the post comment about reflux ( heartburn) as a side effect of the shot. Although this post was meant to help Kim Forbes I now realize that it can , possibly, be of some help to anyone else who is having similar issues.

        If a similar situation were to arise again, is there a way to chat off the site without the posting of email addresses?

  347. Posted by Viola on November 3, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I have not written for a long time. My H1N1 vaccine last year was Oct. 26, 2009. I was medically diagnosed with an “acute immune reaction”. I suffered with severe muscle pain in the right arm in which the shot was given. By the end of December frozen shoulder started to develop. I had several phone calls with Health Canada and the Health Unit zone office. There was verbal admission of my symptoms of the muscle pain as being a reaction to the vaccine.

    In July 2010, I wrote letters to my Federal MP (no reply), Provincial MLA (no reply), Minister of Health for Canada (no reply), Minister of Health for Alberta (reply indicated no support for reactions), Medical Officer of Health – Health Unit for my zone who did a review of my case (said there was no scientific proof of my reaction). My best response was from Paul Hinman who is the MLA for the Wildrose Alliance party – he was very interested as he is very concerned about the health issues in Alberta. and how people are being treated.

    They think because we are not from the medical profession ourselves that we are ignorant about our own bodies. Some in the medical profession have treated me respectfully, others have not. In one appointment the orthopedic specialist tells me one thing, the next time (Nov. 1/10) he tells me something else……. And I am the one that doesn’t know what I am talking about?

    I am appalled that they have combined the seasonal flu shot and H1N1 together. I am on morphine twice a day for pain over a year later. There are no clear answers. I promote no H1N1 vaccines to all people I know and it has been effective.

    Our bodies are being irreparable damaged – what do we know the future will bring.

    Prayers and thoughts are with the Tait family.


  348. Posted by Deborah Ruth Trotter on November 3, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Re: the recent American post.

    I’m sure NVIC would be VERY interested in hearing your story and may be of some help and/or support.

    National Vaccine information Center
    They are very concerned for vaccine safety.


  349. Posted by Sean on November 4, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I started having balance and dizziness issues about a month or two after my H1N1 shot a year ago.

    It’s gotten worse and I never made the connection until a mention on the syndicated Coast to Coast radio show today. If this is the cause, is there a cure?

    Editor’s Note: Sean, thanks for posting, and we do realize it is difficult for some to concentrate or even type with some of the symptoms that people have, but please do try and post again with as much detail as possible. We are merely trying get as many cases documented as possible here, and hopefully, it will lead to recognition, action and remedy, as well as, serve to inform others of the real risks. We cannot offer any medical advice, but you will find links to other sites on our main page which may offer tips. There are also some in the posts shown above. Also, could you tell us anything specifically about what was said on the radio show? Thanks.


  350. Posted by Sara on November 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I am the sister of Kim who wrote in a few posts above on October 30th.

    As she mentioned I was as sick as her and suffered from the same or very symptoms only days apart from hers (on different ends of the country might I add). I am 29 and Kim is 34. Generally we were both healthy. Here is my tale:

    November 2009- See my sister on the weekend. She is from Red Deer, I from Calgary. She is deemed as having h1n1 as is I. Miss a week of work dude to symptoms of coughing, fever aches and pains.2 weeks later receive flu shot. Relatively normal but find I catch every cold and flu that goes around. Every other week I have a new ear nose and throat problem that always ends up in my lungs. Given antibiotics, when they don’t work I’m told its viral.

    This continues into 2010.

    February 2010, away for work, feeling really run down. Begin vomiting uncontrollably and end up in a hospital in Ottawa. Vomiting on and off for the next two weeks. This is the start of what feels to be terrible reflux and almost a feeling of a panic attack…chest is tight, I wake up at night gasping for air. Feel like I am going to vomit on a daily basis.

    Told its viral. Continue going to my Dr. She orders a CT on my sinuses to see why I have had so many respiratory/nasal problems. All things come back clear. Told its viral.

    Between March and June I end up in emergency 3 times because I am having such bad respiratory issues. Blood work always comes back clear. I feel terrible; have no energy. General feeling of having a lingering flu daily. Given antibiotics. When they don’t work I’m told its viral.

    April-Eyes are bugging me terribly, I feel like everything is so bright. I have a hard time sitting at work because my eyes are so agitated. Go to ophthalmologist. Eyes show as being normal. Stomach is still distended and I have a hard time eating.

    The next months are full of more blood-work, an internal ultrasound to see why my stomach is acting up and visits to the Dr every 3 weeks. Dr is baffled. In the meantime my sister is going through very similar symptoms.Ultrasound shows nothing, sent on for more blood-work and a barium swallow. Also tested for ulcers. Given 6 different antibiotics in this time. I feel like a space cadette.

    In-between I end up at a walk in clinic because I feel so crappy. I again am having bad stomach issues. I FINALLY meet a Dr who looks at me, hears my symptoms and says I am still having symptoms of h1n1 and he has seen lots of this. I finally feel like I am not a freak of nature or a hypochondriac.

    July-Dizziness and feeling like I am going to pass out begins.Exhausted. barium swallow and pylori ulcer test ordered. Given nexium to try. Helps a bit. Then again, so does not eating.

    June-August-Extreme fatigue, bloating and general feeling of being unwell. End up in an emergency room in PEI because I am so dizzy I feel like I may die. Dr says my ears are infected and my bloodsugar is extremely low. This is weird as I ate a well rounded breakfast. Gives antibiotic and suggests talking to my Dr about the possibility of having hypoglycemia. Return to Calgary, new blood-work does not show low blood sugar but my ears are still red. Given a new antibiotic to try. Mid August develop 2 bladder infections. Stomach is very bloated and I feel terrible.

    September-October-End up on 2 month medical leave as I am so dizzy I cannot drive, walk or function as a normal human being. I’m exhausted and worn out. Given an antidepressant to try. I don’t want them but I am beginning to think I am. Shocker, it makes me dizzy. In hindsight I think it was a blessing in disguise. I’m also given Nexium again. I don’t know if it’s the vertigo or all the drugs but it makes me feel worse. I sleep for hours and still feel terrible. My head is in a fog and my ears are still plugged. In October I develop pressure headaches and a burning feeling in my head. I see and ENT and an Aeronautical Dr. Superficially my ears look fine. My GP suggests a tube be put in my ear.

    This brings me to present day. I am only working half days and nap as soon as I come home. I have restricted my diet. I avoid dairy and eggs as this helps. Stomach is feeling better, ears and headaches are not. I go for weekly massages or active release to help my headaches. I have taken myself off all drugs and have been using a lot of b vitamins and magnesium supplements as prescribed by a naturopath. Used a series of homeopathic antiviral tablets for 2 months. Something is helping….I feel a bit more like myself minus the headaches.

    To reiterate what my sister said, I am so sad but so happy to have had her going through the same things as me. There were days when I felt as if I was going to drop dead and there were even more of those days that like her, I was so sick I just wanted to drop dead.

    As I write this I just finished talking to a friend whom I picked up from the hospital yesterday. Seems she is having terrible stomach pain and she looks like she had a stroke because her leg is dragging. She went to emergency yesterday because of those symptoms and she felt really weird and out of sorts. They tested her for all sorts of things but couldn’t find anything. Went back today again for a gallstone test. Everything is normal. She had her flu shot on Thursday and has been off ever since.


  351. Posted by Heidi on November 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Hi… SO I though I was alone with all my issues over the past year but I guess not!!!

    My migraines have never been so bad. When they start they last for 3 days and I have to miss work because of this as they are debilitating.

    My acid reflux has never been so bad and this summer I caught a parasite in Europe and was sick for 2 months.

    I get a rash every time I have anxiety and when I get stressed out my neck turns red and gets so itchy.

    I have crazy joint pain and severe knee and elbow pain.

    A few years back I caught fifths disease from my students and 2 years later caught H1N1 and then got flu shot and H1N1 shot after. Clearly this was a big mistake.

    I NEVER believed in getting a flu shot before… and I totally felt pressured by my doctor to get one. I’m extremely pissed off because I have been dealing with all kinds of new problems this year health wise. I am at my doctor more than I see my parents and friends combined, What a nunch of bs.



  352. Posted by Diane on November 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Heidi….beware the H1N1 is in this year’s flu shot!!! Ultimately your health is your major concern and you have found out this past year how your life changed after having the H1N1 vaccination last year.


  353. Posted by JAMES BIGNEY on November 11, 2010 at 8:47 am

    My names is Jim (james) Bigney, Im 62 years old, living in halifax, n s. My general health condition prior to getting a flu shot last nov 11 was very good. I certainly experienced soreness around the inncocluated area the first couple days, The following week i started experiencing tightness in my chest, thinking that it was the begining of a chest cold I deceided to wait and see before going to doctors. In addition to breathing problems I have experienced adominal bloating, Gone from 30 pant waist to 34 literally over night, December 23, I went to see my doctor, I was told I had asthma and put on salbutamol and symbicort. The bloating I was told was redistribution of fat. In the past ten months I have had blood work, colonoscophy, barium enemma, cat scans, xrayed and pulmonary test. I have had one vivit to a specialist who suggested I had blood clots in my lungs. More test followed including ultra sound on legs which showed I did not have blood clots. In september my doctor tells me if i should drop dead today I drop dead a healthy man. They cannot tell me why I cant walk upstairs in my home without getting short winded. The same goes when I got biking, can go like crazy unless I get short winded. I believe the h1n1 flu shot has done this to me, I was fine until I got it last nov 11-09. My doctor says it wasnt, my reply to her was how can you tell me that it wasnt when you cant tell me what it is. Currently Im waiting for an appointment to have cardio work done.
    This past july I came down with pnemonia and put on antibiotics (for the first time in my life). I have tried to get answers and to see if anyone else has experienced extreme side effects. I have been put on bloood pressure pills. I am not narcisstic enough to think that I will never be sick or my body start to slow down as I grow older. But should it all happen so quickly? I am not happy with the way ive been dealt with or the medical establishment. Would I get another flu shot, NEVER. Im hoping with more tests that I can get to the bottom of this mystery. My lungs do not work like they use to and should that happen as quicklly as it did. thank you for this site and generally this has been my experience since last november 11-09


  354. Posted by Lynn Plourde on November 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I’m from New Brunswick and I just got back from Quebec City where my 73 year old mother was meeting with a lung specialist for what they expect is pulmanary fibrosis. She kept telling me that her symptoms started after she got the H1N1 regular vaccine in Nov. 2009… dry cough, weakness, fatigue, repeated pneumonia…
    After her broncoscopy, 2 other patients in the recovery room said they had the same symptoms and it all started right after they received the shots!!! I am just starting now to check websites. Can you forward whatever talks about these symptoms.
    (Sorry about the medical vocabulary as I only know them in french!)


    • Posted by abbasdaughter on March 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      You may want to research Manuka Honey and whether or not it’s effective for pneumonia… Have read it’s supposed to help w/ things like bronchitis and staph infenctions and such that antibiotics don’t always work well on. No guarantee that it will or won’t work, but the side effects are less likely than w/ drugs… If you’re diabetic, you’ll need to ask the dr. how much is safe to consume though. You can research it for yourself though to see if that will help or not.


  355. I had the shot in Nov 2009 everything was ok for several months then i noticed stiffness in my neck …now i have weakness in my legs with pain in my butt and legs almost everyday/night …chills as if i had low blood …i shiver for hrs even with warm clothes and blankets on …headaches like i didn’t have before …i just feel different …the leg pain and weakness is my real concern …I truly believe it is from the H1N1 shot …i was not a fan of it and told myself and my husband that i would not take the shot … but as most people do i listen to the media and other people on the views and was afraid if i didn’t get it and i got really ill it would be my own fault …I only wish i had followed my gut ….


  356. Posted by Diane on November 22, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I saw a neurologist in Toronto and he said I may have had Guillian Barre Syndrome and am slowly recovering. Here is the info on it I found which may shed light on some of your experiences. “Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome. The disorder can develop over the course of hours or days, or it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks. No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré strikes some people and not others or what sets the disease in motion. What scientists do know is that the body’s immune system begins to attack the body itself, causing what is known as an autoimmune disease. Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals traveling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap.

    What is Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

    Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed. In these cases, the disorder is life-threatening and is considered a medical emergency. The patient is often put on a respirator to assist with breathing. Most patients, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have some degree of weakness. Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after the patient has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations will trigger the syndrome. The disorder can develop over the course of hours or days, or it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks. No one yet knows why Guillain-Barré strikes some people and not others or what sets the disease in motion. What scientists do know is that the body’s immune system begins to attack the body itself, causing what is known as an autoimmune disease. Guillain-Barré is called a syndrome rather than a disease because it is not clear that a specific disease-causing agent is involved. Reflexes such as knee jerks are usually lost. Because the signals traveling along the nerve are slower, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test can give a doctor clues to aid the diagnosis. The cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the spinal cord and brain contains more protein than usual, so a physician may decide to perform a spinal tap.

    Is there any treatment?

    There is no known cure for Guillain-Barré syndrome, but therapies can lessen the severity of the illness and accelerate the recovery in most patients. There are also a number of ways to treat the complications of the disease. Currently, plasmapheresis and high-dose immunoglobulin therapy are used. Plasmapheresis seems to reduce the severity and duration of the Guillain-Barré episode. In high-dose immunoglobulin therapy, doctors give intravenous injections of the proteins that in small quantities, the immune system uses naturally to attack invading organism. Investigators have found that giving high doses of these immunoglobulins, derived from a pool of thousands of normal donors, to Guillain-Barré patients can lessen the immune attack on the nervous system. The most critical part of the treatment for this syndrome consists of keeping the patient’s body functioning during recovery of the nervous system. This can sometimes require placing the patient on a respirator, a heart monitor, or other machines that assist body function.

    What is the prognosis?

    Guillain-Barré syndrome can be a devastating disorder because of its sudden and unexpected onset. Most people reach the stage of greatest weakness within the first 2 weeks after symptoms appear, and by the third week of the illness 90 percent of all patients are at their weakest. The recovery period may be as little as a few weeks or as long as a few years. About 30 percent of those with Guillain-Barré still have a residual weakness after 3 years. About 3 percent may suffer a relapse of muscle weakness and tingling sensations many years after the initial attack.

    What research is being done?

    Scientists are concentrating on finding new treatments and refining existing ones. Scientists are also looking at the workings of the immune system to find which cells are responsible for beginning and carrying out the attack on the nervous system. The fact that so many cases of Guillain-Barré begin after a viral or bacterial infection suggests that certain characteristics of some viruses and bacteria may activate the immune system inappropriately. Investigators are searching for those characteristics. Neurological scientists, immunologists, virologists, and pharmacologists are all working collaboratively to learn how to prevent this disorder and to make better therapies available when it strikes. “


  357. Posted by Katie on November 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    From BC….my whole family had the shots as soon as they were available last Oct 2009. My son and I had reactions with swelling/red/hot. I can’t recall any other symptoms as it was so long ago. I do recall that my son and I had these symptoms for over 10 days or more. It hurt like hell as the swelling around the injection site was very hard to the touch and hot, and about 3 inches or more long, which i think was pretty bad.
    I am wondering if any of you are RH Negative blood type? or have any particular allergies or asthma as well? Just curious. I just thought it was odd that both my son and I are RH negative and had issues, yet my husband and the rest of his family are RH positive and had no problems.
    …I think I’m just thinking out loud on this one, but thought I would try putting the concept forward…
    Take care all.


  358. Posted by Mojan on November 24, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I had H1N1 vaccination around dec.2,2009. one week after, I woke up with severe dizziness, vertigo that has continued to this minute(11months now). I’ve done two brain MRI and CT scan, I have nerve inflammation (8th cranial nerve:responsible for balance and hearing).
    I also have severe ankle,neck and pelvic pain, all related to H1N1. I cough crazy, my facial bones are aching……absolutely no medication helps to ease the pain!
    H1N1 turned my life upside down. I was a perfectly healthy normal/young person. How could they do this to us!!
    Please don not get this vaccination!! the chemicals in the vaccine directly attacks central nervous system. I hope you come to see this website.


    • Posted by brenda ferguson on December 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

      I have posted a few times on this sight, I was severly ill for a very long time after getting the vaccine in Nov. last year. My four year old daughter is still experiencing tingling throughout parts of her body so I got her in to see a pediatrician who if you can believe it says she can not say for sure, but feels that of course what’s happening to both myself and my daughter is a side effect from the vaccine. She has gotten my daughter an appointment with the infectious disease clinic out of the children’s hospital in Calgary. She explained that these are the people who deal with side effects and would be able to give me some answers on what is happening to us. I will be seeing my family doctor and requesting an appointment be made for myself at the infectious disease clinic in the Calgary foothills clinic. I don’t really think that there is going to be some miracle cure for us, but just to have someone in the medical field acknowledge us and maybe give us some answers on how long our condition is going to last etc. I have aquired an auto-immune disorder from this and I believe that we have nerve damage of some sort. The appointment is on Dec. 15 I will keep you all posted, I pray that maybe this will be the ones to help us.


  359. Posted by Raymond Piche on December 4, 2010 at 10:04 am

    In Dec. of 2009, just before christmas, I got the flu shot. On or
    approx. Jan 9th I had trouble breathing…and the situation has never
    improved since. I have been using a nebulizer with salbutimol and pulmicort ever since, I now use a puffer with salbutimol constantly,I have repeated this to my doctor and specialists many times on visits and
    no one seems to be listening..I underwent treatment for high blood pressure, am on pills for ridding the body of excess water, a pill to
    slow the heart beat, a pill to thing the blood and a baby aspiring daily.
    I’m out of breath and weak…I quit smoking but the symptons remain,
    things never experienced before I receive the H1N1 flu shot, I should
    have never taken it..as it has ruined my health..


    • Posted by JAMES BIGNEY on December 21, 2010 at 6:09 am

      hi raymond:I have read your post and have experienced the same symptoms. I dont smoke or drink, in the past year i have been xrayed, bloodtested, colonoscophy, barium enemma and cat scanned. in september my doctor told be according to their tests i have a clean bill of health. this thursday im going to a cardiologist another attempt to answer the question as to why i cannot breath. I have made contact with my member of parliament who according to my conversation with her will look into the issue of adverse reactions. i hope to hear from her in the new year and will keep on it. like you they put me on inhaler, symbicort and now blood pressure. i got the feeling they had now idea what they were looking for. its been a year and still the lung problem is not better. im looking at joining a class action suit against the government and would like to find out if one is in the works and one exists. feel free to contact me at (jamesbigney@eastlink.ca). good luck and tks for posting. jim bigney halifax n s


      • Posted by JAMES BIGNEY on January 26, 2011 at 8:43 am

        hi raymond: jim bigney again. I hope that things have improved for you. I was wondering if you situation has improved. your symptoms were so similar to mine that I printed them off and showed them to my doctor. Last week I went to a cardiologist for stress tests and the results were good “no heart problems”. I was fine up to the time I got the vaccine, now im on b.p. pills, puffers and symbicort. On a visit to my doctors office yesterday she tells me she believes it was the vaccine but there is no physical way to prove it so I should start learning to live with my new condition. I find this unacceptable, my member of parliament is looking into the h1n1 situation and will get back to me. she (Meagan Lesley) was appointed health critque for the ndp just recently and didnt know that much at this point so will need time to look into it. I was wandering if you syptoms have improved or what? i am like alot of those that have posted here very frustrated and would like to get involved in a class action suit, there should be accountability. if you can let me know of you current status thanks jamesbigney@eastlink.ca

  360. Posted by Kaija on December 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I had my almost 3 year old son and 4 year old twin daughters, as well as myself vaccinated on Nov 25th. My son vomited the next evening, seemingly out of the blue. Within a couple of days it became obvious that he was experiencing flu like symptoms. He has been listless, pale, tired, has vomited about every 5 days on average since. His appetite is gone. He constantly complains of feeling sick to his stomach. One twin daughter developed similar symptoms within a couple of days of the vaccine but mostly resolved within a week. I am starting to become very concerned for my sons health and will take him in this week. We will never be getting another flu shot again, this experience has been too scary for all involved.


  361. Posted by Rita on December 17, 2010 at 3:53 am

    Sadly, another media report from BC.
    Trainer’s condition clarified – No confirmation flu shot caused syndrome from the Oak Bay News

    “Indications are that Bob Martin, a man in excellent physical health, developed Guillain-Barré in reaction to a flu shot he received on Oct. 20.

    Vancouver Island Health Authority medical health officer Dr. Dee Hoyano would not comment on Martin’s case.

    She did say no cases of seasonal flu shot-related Guillain-Barré had been reported in the Capital Region.

    Physicians who report serious adverse reactions from flu shots do so on a voluntary basis, Hoyano said. Unlike some other provinces, B.C. does not legislate doctors to make such a report.”


  362. I am 48 yrs old and received my first ever H1N1 vaccine on Friday Nov 12 2010. It was the NEW combination vaccine (with Australian Brisbane strain also in it) with albumen adjuvent. On Saturday I got flu symptoms , as expected, but that night passed out and took my Blood Pressure which was low….98/76 for me.
    Sunday 14th was ‘the day from hell’ I awoke with nasty taste in mouthn and thought I’m gonna be sick!…anyways started throwing up….few times so thought…better get some water down me…..well for next few hours water was coming up and out of my mouth and BACKSIDE…WEIRD. Eventually I stopped being sick (prob 6 hrs) and being from UK that’s not too long!!! and thought ‘thank god’So, I kept sipping water but it was still coming out of my back end. On Monday it still was coming out of my backside? but I felt really dizzy so I took my BP which was now going down and down…Tues AM it was 66/47 so we went straight to hospital. My Kidneys had shut down!!!…so they hooked me up to IV straight away for 7 days…bags an bags of it!!!! for 7 days as well as meds and I had apparently narrowly avoided dialysis. I was released for one day but then couldn’t breath and swelled up to my stomach..legs like tree stumps and tight and painful……I then went in with ‘Heart Failure’ and fluid on lungs cos i was too full of IV…so…they had to CAREFULY ADMINISTER DIURETIUC…..I had x rays. Blood tests until they were coming out my ears, ct scan. echocaridagram and ultrasound. I did have symptoms of bad headaches, poor vision, ringing ears, shakes and tremours and all the things that appear (after doing research) to come from the neomycin that they are putting in this combo-mess they call a ‘safe vaccine’….apparently containing the brisbane aus vaccine not tested properly and causing children to have seizures.
    I would like to point out the reason I was given the vaccine in the first place, was I have asthma…and WAS pre-diabetic…I HAVE WORKED SO HARD ON MY PRE DIABETES MY A1C CAME DOWN TO 4.9 and i am NOT A REGISTERED DIABETIC…JUST GLUCOSE INTOLERANT..I also have an underactive thyroid …SO i do NOT believe any of my on going issues were anything to do with this vaccine……I want to make that quite clear. I will NEVER take it again…and I hope more people come forward because I have heard there’s 10,000 people like me…and some haven’t made it. To me within 3 days it’s too co-incidental and also the symptoms had contuniuity. I have to taje a lot of tablets at the moment and as for salt…I can’t have it…and my intake of water has to be 2000ml a day…well how long is that for?…My diuretic has 3 month re fill…so am I to think my Kidneys are permanently damaged now?…I know my number isn’t 60 but they just say it’s acceptable…I don’t drink alcohol and I don’t smoke…I am on anxiety pills because this has traumatised me….I could have died….I want answers and I will SUE the company who\ve put this combo one out if others come forward!!!…However, I will never know if I was also at ris with the 2009 H1N1 vaccine although I don’t think it contained half the stuff in this one and the Neomycin and other anti b in it seems to cause idney probs…sorry for long e mail but I don’t want the same thing happening to other people that happened to me…Fortunately for me this is on my hospital notes!


  363. Posted by Gérald Frenette on January 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I received H1N1 vaccine on October,28-2009,by Public Health nurse, Louise B. (RN). Vaccine name=Arepanrix, Lot=080CAOC3A, Dose given= 0.5ml. Location= Bathurst NB Canada. My reaction was terrible. I have picture of myself with this terrible rash, that begin almost instantly after the vaccine. G.F.


  364. Posted by brenda ferguson on January 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    hello again, I finally have met a medical doctor from the infectious disease clinic at children’s hospital in calgary who has recently been in a meeting “behind closed doors he said, they are now aware that there are some side effects happening to people”. He explained that the information they have is so little but wanted me to know that they are aware. My entire family has has side effects, myself and my four year old daughter and husband seem to still be suffering. Thank god I now have an expert willing to work with me instead of telling me I have fibromyalgia or depression. Both myself and my daughter and being reffered to a nurolagist,along with the information that our symptoms are from the vaccine. This doctor also explained to me that there are no family doctors out there that have this information yet and was going to write a letter to my family doc to explain. I hope that Kristie Tait, with the little boy Logan, I hope you get to read this, maybe you could get an appointment at children,s hospital in calgary with Dr. Vanderkooi . He did not have immediate answers for me but he did say he would be there for us as they learned more about the side effect of the vaccine. I know its not much, but it’s a start.


  365. Posted by kristie tait on January 8, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Hi everyone,
    I know I haven’t posted in a while, Logan is doing better but still suffering effects from his vaccine over a year ago. Thank you Brenda so much for your post, we will be asking our pediatrician for a refferal to see this doctor & pray he will do that for us. We saw a neurologist at the Stollery childrens hospital in Edmonton yesterday who was very concerned with what was going on & actually listened to us. Logan will be getting further testing & finally we feel we are being taken seriously. Of course when there is also letters from Logans school reporting Logan was a comletely different child post vaccine it’s kind of hard to ignore isn’t it? I just want to take this news to the doctor who put us out on the street and shove it right in his face…but I have more class than that. I will continue to leave no stone unturned & do everything I can for my son who did not deserve the year of suffering he has already endured. I will never give up!


  366. Posted by Diane on January 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    So good to hear from you Kristie. Your friends on this link have not forgotten you and Logan. Keep up the fight for health justice and recognition of improprieties.


  367. Posted by kristie tait on January 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I sent an email to the doctor in Calgary that Brenda is seeing in Calgary. This was his response…

    Dear Kristie,

    I am sorry to hear of your son’s significant constellation of symptoms, which although concerning, may not all be attributable to vaccine.

    There are several excellent infectious diseases experts in Edmonton whom your pediatrician can refer you to.

    I don’t believe a trip to Calgary would be in any way beneficial as the treatment of many of the behaviours and symptoms will require a multidisciplinary approach in which an infectious disease specialist would play only a minor, if any, role.


    Otto G. Vanderkooi, MD, FRCPC, DTMH
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine
    Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Residency Training Program
    Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Departments of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases & Pathology and Laboratory


  368. Posted by Carmen Ibrahim on January 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    In November 2010 the H1N1 injection was included with the injection for the regular flu. My Sister and I did not have the shot for H1N1 last year but had the regular one with no problems either last year or in previous years. This year about two week after the shot we both experienced like a bad allergic reaction to something or a bad virus. Plugged sinuses with constant draining down back of throat sore red swollen itchy eyes. Headache continually. Dry patch in throat the causes really bad cough. The only thin that helps is a hot drink. This is on a two hour cycle both during the day and at night. By that I mean if you take a hot drink it settles down somewhat for about two hour and then your off coughing again until you are either choking or sometimes vomitting.It will wake us up from a sound sleep with the coughing every two hours. My sister is 62 year old I am 50. My sister’s husband who is 73 years old and my 19 year old son both had the shot the same time as we had yet they are fine . That was in November and this is now end of January and I am just starting to get five hours of sleep a night and the cough is subsiding. Did the Vaccine or the combination of the two do this to us??????


  369. Posted by Dawn on February 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I am a healthcare worker and we are “encouraged” to get the shot. I received mine in Oct10. Our 8 yr old son had H1N1 end of Oct/10.
    Early to mid Dec/10 I was having numbess in fingers, pain swelling in hand and wrists, there was no skin left on my hands for the because of the swelling. Had carpal tunnel test done they were positve but there was too much swelling for just carpal tunnell. I could hardly hold a pencil. My hand/wrists were on fire I would wake up at 2:00am tie ice packs on my hands and knees take more tylenol and try to sleep. Knees painful would not bend enough to lift leg to put winter boots on. I would have what I called my spell’s where I would be cold,aches all over yet sweating usually before it was time to take more meds. I had all the xrays on joints tests for arthritis some lab results were 20 times normal. I was out on anitinflammatory pills now for a year I have changed over the year 3 times to try to not have the stomach problems, heart problems associated with long use. The only positive change was in Jan/10 I had a sinus cold and was given antibiotics two days after that I was a new women! I am 51 have always been healthy and active – but to not be able to get in the bath tub hold a pencil,walk without pain. No one has been able to diagnose anything My only thought to back to the H1N1 shot…..I will continue to struggle with day to day life it has gotten better but very slowly I wish you all a better day tomorrow..


  370. Posted by kristie tait on February 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Hello everyone!
    I know its been a long time since I have posted, to be honest I had just about given up & decided to accept that noone cares or wants to help any of us. Logan is doing much better than in the past but still suffers some side effects from the vaccine. There has been some light shed on the situation as I was contacted by a reporter from CBC who wants to speak with me in regards to all of this. I must thank CHARLIE for asking him to contact me. I want all of you to know I have encouraged the reporter to read the posts on this website as my concerns are not only for my son but also each and every one of you who’s lives have also been dramatically altered since this horrible shot. I will do my best to get our stories heard. Remember that we are stronger togeher & it is our best chance to stand united and support eachother. If any of you would like to contact him please let me know. The more information the better. They can’t ignore the voices of many. I think the government should be put to shame for what they have done. I think they should be held accountable for NOT reporting adverse reactions honeslty. Please help me win this fight!! If you would like to contact this reporter let me know. Much love to all of you.

    Kristie Tait


    • Posted by Carmen Ibrahim on February 9, 2011 at 10:53 am

      Hi Kristie,

      I am very glad Logan is doing better. My sister and I have gone and are still going through the effects of the combo shot. i can’t imaging what it must be like going though this for as long as you and logan has. Our Doctors look at us like we are crazy if we mention anything against the shot. As usual all my tests came back normal so he infers its all in my head. however with my sister it has thrown her blood pressure and Diabetes meds out that it is an uphill battle to regulate them but there again it can’t possibly be related to the shots.

      Thank You and all the others for sharing your stories. At least we know we are not going crazy and are not alone.

      if you want to contact me directly my E-Mail address at home is yabutjord@yahoo.ca



  371. Posted by Jamie Lynn on February 12, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I received the h1n1 vaccine in November 2009. I was 51 yrs old then, a very healthy woman with no health issues at all. In early January I developed the flu, which I had only had once in my life when I was 18 yrs old. On the third day of the “flu” I woke up and my right knee was double the size and hurt like heck. The doctor at the walkin clinic said I had “viral arthritis” and it would be gone in 10 days. Well it has been over a year and my knee regularly acts up with swelling, stiffness and pain. I have noticed that when I eat chicken for 2 days in a row, the symptoms worsen. I have not noticed a correlation to eggs but I rarely eat them. I have always suspected that the knee arthritis is due to the vaccine. After reading these posts I am NOW convinced. Living in Bowmanville Ontario. Received the vacine at my doctor’s office in Toronto.


  372. First of all, to all of you who also are suffering from some bizzare, and sometimes disabling sypmtoms that are possibly related to the H1N1 Adjuvated vaccine, I truly empathize. After finding this site, I felt compelled to write for 2 reasons: Number 1, i too have been concerned that not only could my symptoms be related to the H1N1 vaccine, but more frighteningly, that they will never go away. Secondly, I am a Registered nurse and I believe it is always important to give feedback of anecdotal evidence regarding medications or any treatments that have unexpected, or untowards side-effects to the doctors who prescribe them, the Pharmacies that distribute them, and the manufacturers that make them, in order to correct what needs to be corrected so that outcomes improve, and the negatives are reduced. That being said, I was strongly encouraged to receive the H1N1 vaccine as were my co-workers because if we catch the flu and pass it on to the elderly population we care for, it could prove deadly for them, ( or those of us who have no immunity from lack of previous exposure to this virus. I received my 1st H1N1 vaccine in the fall of 2009. I had no negative side-effects other than a slight headache off and on for the 1st 3 to 4 weeks. I then started waking up with very strange muscle spasms that affected tiny muscle groups in my calves, my bilateral upper back just medial to the level of my arm-pits, and on my lateral thighs. I would waken at night feeling like these tiny areas were being snapped with little rubber-bands. Very small muscle groups, but quite painful. Then I noticed muscle twitches. I also developed what I thought was just a bad case of sciatica on my bilateral buttocks. Driving a car caused the worst pain, with the areas covering my ischial tuberosities (the major buttock bones you sit on), hurting so bad I felt like crying. These symptoms eventually subsided, only to creep up on me off and on with no precipitating event such as too much exercise. I also was extremely tired ALOT, and for search of a better term, felt like I really lost my “Mojo”. As much as I didn’t want to blame it on the vaccine, I started to think that the symptoms MAY be due to the vaccine, especially when a nurse I work with who also had that 1st vaccine told me that she also noticed the muscle spasms around the same time after receiving the vaccine, as I. Then, in the fall of 2010, the H1N1 vaccine and the seasonal flu vaccines were combined into 1 vaccine. Again, our work place strongly encouraged it’s employees to take the vaccine. Although skeptical, I decided to receive the vaccine because I didn’t want to give the flu bug to any of my patients, and heard and watched a special about H1N1 virus, and how deadly it can be. I had also heard that the number of people who developed Gullian Barre’ sndrome after receiving the “Swine Flu” vaccine in the 1970’s was not statistically significant. And, I was convinced that getting the H1N1 virus was much worse than the minute chance of having any serious side effects from the vaccine. So, I received the combination vaccine in October 2010. Again, I noted no significant side effects for the 1st 3 weeks. Then, BAM! The muscle spasms and numerous muscle twitches began. This time I experienced no sciatic pain, but I did, and still am suffering from horrible Thoracic, Scapular, and neck pain. Not knowing what was causing it, but believing I had some type of inflammatory process going on, I put myself on a schedule of ibuprofen 600 mg p.o. After 3 weeks, and no improvement, I stopped the Ibuprofen for fear of developing an ulcer, I visited my primary physician regarding the pain. i started to see a physical therapist, and am now also seeing a Chiropracter. I have not noticed any real improvement of my upper back and neck pain. I also experienced alot of light headedness, most pronounced upon standing, which I have not had before. This has eased up in the past month. I am still very tired though, and the constant pain has really affected the quality of my life. I am wondering if it is possible that in certain individuals the vaccine may negatively affect certain nerves in the body with some symptoms being very similar to how my patients describe Post-Herpatic Neuralgia pain from previous shingles outbreaks. When my upper back and neck are rubbed right next to the spine, I feel a hot, burning, needle prickling sensation that is quite painful. The most distressing pain is with walking as there is intense pain and severe aching of the lattisimus dorsi muscles just posterior to the armpits. Also after sitting for awhile I experience intense hip pain when I stand which eventually resolves with walking. I am also experiencing chronic bronchial mucous congestion. I am a 49 year old previously much more active female who has undergone the stroke, PVD, blood pressure, bone density, and carotid and abdominal ultrasound screenings that all showed great results with no signs of vascular disease or aneurisms. I am of normal body weight with a BMI of 19.5, and lifted weights, walked frequently, rode bike, and ran. All of these areas I have had to curtail due to this PAIN. I am hopeful that all who have shared their personal experiences will be taken seriously so that we can hopefully find ways that will help us, and prevent others from having similar experiences. Good luck. If I find anything helpful I will let you know. I am trying OTC supplements such as antioxidants and DHEA as they may help with the inflammation and Depression.


  373. Posted by Carmen Ibrahim on February 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    My sister and I are still fighting to keep going.

    Has anyone read the articles regarding the link with the shot and Narcolepsy?

    Also is it possible that instead of a reaction to the shot that we somehow were given live virus instead of dead virus and it gave us H1N1?



  374. Posted by kristie Tait on February 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Hi everyone,

    I almost cringe with disgust every single time I read a new post on here. The part that gets me is that the doctors don’t want to even discuss whats happening to all of us. Although my son suffered severely & still does i too have pain, stomach problems & chronic tiredness. My son & I both reported these things to our family doctor who eventually put us out of his office & refused to see us, leaving us with no family doctor in a town that has a SEVERE shortage to begin with. I am so angry…they care more about discrediting us than they do about helping us. How can they do this to so many of us?? I wanted to let everyone know there is a reporter in Edmonton doing a story on this & I know of one person from this website who had already been interviewed. My family is being interviewed this Friday & I sure hope he decided to read the posts here like I suggested in the email I sent him. If any of you want to contact him please email me & title the email H1N1 so I know it’s safe to open. I really think we all need to share our experiences. I also found this link & wanted to share it with you. There are a few links where you can report an adverse reaction but the one I looked at said you needed your doctor to fill out a certain form… WHAT A JOKE!!!!!! They wont even discuss the H1N1 vaccine with ANY of us, do you really think they are going to fill out paperwork for us?? I did notice some numbers on there you could call & I think thats the route I will go. Have a very busy few days in edmonton of appts with my son & then the interview with CBC on Friday. If everyone could please be thinking of us & sending good vibes our way I would really appreciate that! I think you should all have a chance to be heard too!


    Kristie & Logan xo


    • Posted by brenda ferguson on February 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      Hi kristie, I have tried to e mail you a few times now but for some reason it comes back to me as a permanent error. Maybe you could try to e mail me at brendaferguson@rocketmail.com as I would like to share my horror story with the reporter. The e mail I tried is kristiebarret@hotmail.com is that right? If all else fails, I could send you my Phone # or could you send me the reporters number? Box 1114 Coleman Ab t0k 0m0. thanks.


    • I just discovered this website & I cried when I realised how many people have experienced similar symptoms.I got the regular GSK Arepanrix H1N1 flu shot in Nov. 2010. I started having muscle pain in my arms & then spread to my legs.My diaphragm & lungs spasmed so severely that I woke up screaming because the pain was unbelievably excruciating! It took 6 months & finally breaking down crying in the doctor’s office because I could hardly breathe, could no longer stand/sit without help, couldn’t pick up anything with my hands. I was admitted to the hospital that day with both lower lungs collapsed with fluid on them & blood pressure reading of 77/58 even though I had been on high blood pressure medicine since the year before that. It took another 3 months after the hospital admission & after numerous blood tests, x-rays, ultrasounds & even a biopsy before I was diagnosed with Lupus which the doctors claim I must have had the gene for this illness all along & the H1N1 flu shot just triggered the illness. They get very defensive & downright rude at the suggestion of the flu shot causing my symptoms even though I had no problems before the flu shot & the symptoms started the day after the shot. The doctors can’t explain why my adult daughter who also got the H1N1 flu shot at the same time as I did also experienced muscle/joint pain in her extremities although in a lot less severity. I attributed her lesser symptoms to her being in much better health before the flu shot. Anyway, it’s been almost 3 years now (2 3/4) and I remain on 2 ventilators (my lungs could only be restored to 61% capacity), I just got off of Prednisone (anti-inflammatory) 4 months ago, & my symptoms are returning. I have to stay on Hydroxchloroquine (anti-malarial ) for the rest of my life.This was the only flu shot I’d ever gotten & only because of the scare tactics of the consequences in the media.

      PS I was 55years old when I got the H1N1 flu shot in November 2010 in Windsor, Ontario.


  375. Posted by beth on February 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Mother of 4 that has written in twice before. It is now over a year since I had the H1n1 vaccine. John Hopkins did nothing for me and I am off to another hospital next week. I am still suffering from joint pain, dizziness, off balance, slurred speech, vision worse and floating debris and spots, spine is in excrutiating pain, hips hurt, burning and tightness in head, lumps on head, green and weird looking tongue, snapping and twitching all over, mental slowness, trouble problem solving, making decisions, respiratory problems, lungs hurt, dark circles under eyes. I could continue with list ,but it is ridiculous. I am also truly sorry for the rest of you suffering. I am very discouraged by physicians and shocked at their inablility to not want to help so many with needs. I would gladly take letters at my residence or emails (letters preferred). I have a lawyer that is interested and maybe can do something. I am also going to try and get peoples stories and testimonies out since supposedly this vaccine is so safe. My address is 2516 Heritage Circle Statesville, NC 28625 and email address is bearodom@yahoo.com I know I am not in Canada but publicity and how many are being affected by the vaccine might get attention. Please get your stories to me and if you are unable just briefly write down what happened with name , etc. I will try and fight for all of us.I am still unable to work so I have time right now. Thank you, If you have questions contact me. Still fighting for our lives and rights.


  376. Posted by beth on March 5, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Please contact me at above email or address. bearodom@yahoo.com or 2516 heritage circle statesville nc 28625. have clinic and doctors that do research and studies. I need ya’ll to send letters of what has happened to you with phone number and /or email to be contacted. Thank you , we will get justice and help.


  377. I received the H1N1 shot and a week later, the pneumonia shot in January of 2010, and have not felt well since then. In May of 2010, I was in hospital for ten days with pneumonia, unable to walk even, my muscles having given out, because my sodium and potassium were so low. It was touch and go for a while but I made it. But, I just haven’t felt well since that time with frequent colds and allergic reactions where I was totally allergin free before.


    • Posted by Diane on March 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      Everyone should try to see the program 16 x 9 Saturday night at 7 or 8PM. It focuses on the SARS affected people and how they still struggle 8 years later. Is this what is going to happen to us!


  378. Posted by charlie cahill on March 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Hi everyone,

    I do hope we have a federal election in May because it will give us an opportunity to table our collective concerns, and maybe, just maybe Health Canada and the federal government will listen. I have been off work 15 months since my 2009 swine flu shot and am still barely able to hobble around a little. I make 3-4 trips to hospital every month for IVIG and Plasmapheresis treatments, and blood tests every other week and see my neurologist monthly.

    I have had lots of time to peruse the internet and found some interesting stuff. In the UK the government is paying everyone who had a serious adverse effect from their 2009 swine flu shot a one time amount of $180,000. The UK and Europe received Pandemrix from GSK but it contains the same AS03 adjuvant with all that bad stuff we had in our Arepanrix. Here’s the UK website:


    If you’re like me you have found it hard to get any info from the Health Canada website on how many people were adversely affected by the 2009 swine flu shot, or any breakdown of effects. Health Canada did report the numbers to the European Medicines Agency, and they were nice enough to post it in their final report in Aug, 2010. See link below:


    Scroll about 1/4 of the way down and they have a section on Arepanrix and how many Canadians reported experiencing various side effects. I would take these numbers with a grain of salt because in most provinces the doctors were not instructed to report any possible adverse side effect from the flu shot, so these numbers may only represent a small fraction of the actual number of victims.

    I think we can all accept that Health Canada probably responded to the pandemic emergency by accepting the GSK Arepanrix, that was made in Canada by the way, and in a way that is water under the bridge. What I find infuriating is that they will not recognize that many Canadians are suffering from serious side effects, side effects which GSK said were possible on their own vaccine leaflet. At least Europe and the UK are up front with putting up numbers and recognizing the problems and dealing with victims.

    The European Medecine Agency site has a lot of other interesting info such as in Europe they accepted a mock-up vaccine while Canada and the UK accepted an emergency vaccine. They talk about the difference but it is too medical for me to understand. The EU did a final report and they also talk about a separate report on the adverse effects of the 2009 swine flu vaccine being done for Canada and the UK (2 reports) that are supposed to be completed and submitted in March, 2011. Here’s the link for the European Med Agency.


    I hope these links work. I believe we have a window of opportunity if there is an election to get all the Health critics from the other parties to make an issue of dealing with swine flu vaccine victims. Hopefully our ailments have all been recorded and documented somewhere in the files of Health Canada. I know I bug Alberta Health Services regularly on updating my file that has been sent to Health Canada, and they’ve confirmed in writing that it has.

    I did a TV interview with CBC last month that should be aired sometime in April. The guy is interviewing 3 or 4 victims and my neurologist, so if an election is called I think we should mobilize some sort of concerted effort to highlight our collective concerns. This may be our best and last shot at getting any recognition. The legal statute on compensation is November of this year (2 year window), so the clock is ticking.

    Charlie in Edmonton


  379. Posted by Pauline Wells on April 6, 2011 at 2:00 am

    November I was given both the h1n1 adjuvanted vaccine along with my regular flu shot. My right arm where I received regular flu shot was fine, no reaction. The left arm became red, swollen and painfull within a few minutes. The next day I was walking towards my car when a sharp excruciating pain, what I now refer to as the headache from hell, brought me to my knees. The pain was so intense that I at first thought I had suffered a stroke. I crawled on my hands and knees to my car, managed to open door and crawl onto front seat. I lay on front seat of car for a few hours, finally headache subsided enuf for me to drive home. I am not prone to headaches and have extremely low blood pressure. The next day my doctor believed I may have contracted h1n1 virus. I do not believe this. I asked my Doctor, How is this possible? I AM 64, RETIRED AND DO NOT TAKE THE BUS ANY WHERE. Other then going over to a friends place, who does not have the H1N1 flu how is this possible. The facts in my case, received shot one day, sore aching arm immediatly after injection, headache from hell the next day. My blood pressure was 168 over 70 up from my normal 100 over 60. It took several months for my blood pressure to return to normal and several months for the headaches to subside. Even now I sometimes wake up with a mild headache. As a result of this frightening experience I no longer take the flu shot. I do not smoke and I am in EXCELLENT HEALTH. It is April 2011 and so far so good, NO FLU and only one mild headache in 3 weeks. Good Luck to all in your fight to regain your precious health.


  380. Posted by beth on April 21, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    mother of 4 in statesville nc was just told by company sanofi pasteur that us vaccines did not have squalene in them. Of course there were several ingredients a few which are aluminium, formaldehyde, thirmesol, etc. I apologize for the misinformation to all of you. I however continue to suffer terribly with most of the same symptoms. I have snapping and twitching throughout body, muscle pain and tightness in legs, swelling in body, weight gain, eye pain in right eye, slowness mentally, head tight and feels bruised, spine is in excruciating pain, and brain feels scattered. Knee and joint pain unbearable. I will continue to pray for all of you.


  381. Posted by Charlie Cahill on April 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Hi everyone

    CTV is airing a bit on the National next week, Thurs or Fri, I think. It’s about swine flu victims from the 2009 vaccination program. I did an interview this morning here in Edm and apparently they interviewed 6 or 7 other people across the country – that’s what the reporter told me. the focus of the piece is to lobby Health Canada to adopt a no-fault vaccine injury compensation program like they have in the UK and some other countries. The piece is being done to coincide with a working paper being submitted to Health Canada from a University group in Ontario outlining the merits of dealing with vaccine victims. It’s coming on CTV National with Lloyd Robertson next week, somewhere around May 3-5



  382. got flu shot h1n1 November 26, 2009. Today it is May 1, 2011 and it STILL HURTS to lie on that part of my upper left arm where the spike or crowbar or whatever was used went into my arm, muscle and bone, I feel certain! what on earth was injected there?!

    Also why were our questions not answered by nurses who were guiding us? Why did they brush us off when we tried to find out why they wanted so much personal information, what was that for? Usually when we get a flu shot nobody asks anything except for money to pay the doctor or nurse for administering it to us.

    What was the RECORD FOR? Nobody told us exactly WHAT IT WAS WE WERE TO RECEIVE in the injection. I tried to ask but was ushered to a table to fill out some form for birthdate and other info. What was that for? I was 78 then, but not a demented old woman, as I was treated!

    I never got a chance to ask these questions again because our chief health officer for the province of PEI seems to not be available to take calls from private citizens.

    And we have to VOTE IN A FEDERAL ELECTION TOMORROW, MAY 1 2011 BUT FOR WHOM AND FOR WHAT!? Doesn’t seem much like a DEMOCRACY to me!

    ps: Since that h1n1 shot I have been suffering with mysterious recurring rashes and cellulitis — something that had never been part of my medical history before in my life and was not known to ever have been experienced in any of my family or relatives.

    Could that have been a side effect of that injection? Nobody knows, apparently, or cares.


  383. Posted by Lynna Buswell on May 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I received the shot on Oct. 31st 2009. One of the first in Saskatoon as I was working in the hospitals in ICU and operating room re wound care. Within 45 minutes I was experiencing a funny feeling swallowing. Then 2 hours after receiving the shot walking to my car leaving the hospital from work, I could hardly walk as my knee on my right leg was throbbing. Upon getting home my knee continued to swell and I developed a fever and felt horrible. I called my physician who said I should go into the medi-centre. So I went and the physician informed me that I was probably having a reaction to the shot and to take some analgesics and stay in bed for a couple of days. I was not able to even put weight on my leg and basically had to crawl to the bedroom and bathrooms. It subsided within a couple of days. Then it began to flair again and I made many trips to my physician re swelling and was referred to specialists and sent for x-rays, bone scans, ultra sounds, MRI etc. The condition moved into my right arm and I was unable to lift or use my right hand as well as put weight on my leg. I spent a couple of days in emergency when I could not bare the pain and felt like the swelling was cutting of my circulation. My blood pressure was also elevated which has never been. When I finally got my appointment with the Orthopedic specialist he with drew fluid from my knee and was surprised to with draw blood. I ended up having cortisone shots in my knee and shoulder and ended up having surgery on my knee in May and had my entire membrane removed. I was off work off and on from the time of my shot Oct. 31st, 2009. Used up my holidays and ended up on short term disability re unemployment, lost huge amount of my income. Then ended up on long term disability until beginning of Oct. 2010. Just about an entire year. Tried going back to work and it just didn’t work so I ended up retiring early at the age of 56. I was told I should never have another flu shot or H1N1 shot. Being a nurse and working in the health care field this was a hard pill to swallow. I strongly believe that I should be compensated for the loss of income and the ability to perform my job due to the vaccine.


  384. Posted by William on May 11, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Received H1N1 vaccination Nov. 13, 2009 in Orleans (Ottawa). Was in good health and not taking any drugs whatsoever. Am male and age was 73.In AM Nov. 22 experienced tingling in finger tips and at night collapsed while getting up from chair. Went to hospital in ambulance next morning after being unable to get out of bed. At hospital was given x-rays and MRI. Was subsequently diagnosed with Guillaine-Barre Syndrome and was in Intensive Care, in sleep induced state, had a tracheotomy and on ventilator until Dec 31. Legs were completely paralyzed and hands were sore with stiff joints at that time. Doctors seem to think it was caused by the vaccination although they would not come right out and say so. My wife was asked by the doctor to bring in the vaccination certificate in the first week of hospitalization. Left hospital in middle of Feb. and spend the next month in Rehabilitation Centre in wheelchair and walked with walker and eventually with cane. Specialist told me not to expect improvement after 12 to 18 months. At this date still have a bit of stifness in my hands and trouble with walking and balance and do not expect it to improve anymore but am fortunate to be able to walk and be pain free. Doctors told me the only reason I survived was of my prior good health.


  385. Posted by edna on May 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm


    Editor’s Note: Edna, for the record, please provide more details as to where and when you were vaccinated, and that it was indeed the Canadian made H1N1 Vaccine. We definitely sympathize, but we cannot give medical advice. Continue to see your family doctor, but do check out some of the links we have provided in the margin on the right, under “Useful Links”.


  386. Posted by charlie cahill on May 12, 2011 at 8:08 am

    William, you should have your provincial health agency report your case to Health Canada. There is a working paper going to Health Canada recommending they adopt a no-fault vaccine injury compensation program like every other civilized country in the world. Only Russia and Canada don’t have one (in G8 countries). We did an interview that was aired on CTV Tuesday night promoting the paper. Here’s the link


    Charlie in Edmonton


  387. Posted by wanda on May 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Hi Charlie,
    I saw the interview on TV. I hope they compensate all victims.
    They said 1 in a million get GBS, that is not true, more than that were affected.


  388. Posted by Doug Palmer on May 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    A few days after I got the shot, I had a sharp pain in my right hip which gradually got worse to the point I could hardly walk. A few days later I had a pain in my back and my left arm got to the point where I could not close my hand completly, I could not hold a piece of paper between my fingers.
    After several visits to the chiropractor, the symptoms gradually got better, although even 6 months later my hip still has pain, especially if I am on my feet for long or lift heavy objects. My arm is now functioning normally.


  389. Posted by Terry Halpin on May 13, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Oct 28/10 rec’d flu shot. Nov.2 had pain in my legs, Nov. 5 in emergency because of instability Nov. 6 in hospital couldn’t walk.
    Diagnosed as Guillaine Barre and spent 6 days in