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Cheerleader has swine flu shot and now she can only walk backwards
NotoriouslyConservative ^ | 10 23 2009 | Notoriously Conservative

Posted on 10/23/2009 1:25:46 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative

Video on site

An American woman is convinced that a flu shot given to her has lead to a rare disorder which means she can only walk backwards. Even more strangely, she has lost the ability to talk at all - unless she is running.

The woman, Desiree Jennings, took a flu jab but just ten days later, she started shaking and struggled to walk in a straight line.

She can't stay still without having a spasm, but incredibly when she either walks backwards or runs forwards, she is normal again.

Just two years ago, she married her childhood sweetheart Brandon, and was training to become a cheerleader for the Washington Redskins.

Experts have diagnosed her rare condition as 'dystonia'. But despite the huge setback in her life, she claims the only thing important to her is "love."



TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: backwards; cheerleader; flu; h1n1; influenza; redskins; swine; swineflu; vaccine; virginia

1 posted on 10/23/2009 1:25:47 PM PDT by Notoriously Conservative
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Why do I feel my leg being pulled?

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 10/23/2009 1:29:01 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

“She can’t stay still without having a spasm, but incredibly when she either walks backwards or runs forwards, she is normal again.”

Isn’t this an advantage for a cheerleader?


3 posted on 10/23/2009 1:29:29 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: jagusafr
Angry Mob


4 posted on 10/23/2009 1:31:15 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Bull!


5 posted on 10/23/2009 1:31:25 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (DEFUND THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE NOW!)
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To: jagusafr

I saw her interviewed. This is for real. Watching her try to speak while just sitting was........painful. She’s a lovely young woman, too; very sad.


6 posted on 10/23/2009 1:31:58 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: jessduntno

I saw this woman on the Today Show. The doctor said whatever happened to her was psychosomatic, i.e. she really is having the spasms but the reaction is caused by her brain and JUST her brain since she’s the only one who’s had this reaction to the H1N! virus.


7 posted on 10/23/2009 1:32:46 PM PDT by jyoders19
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Oh this has GOT to be a joke!


8 posted on 10/23/2009 1:33:28 PM PDT by ifear for the children (I just want to wake up and find its all been a terrible dream)
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To: jagusafr

Okay, just watched the video. This is incredible and tragic, and her statement that running “is the only thing I have left” just tears your heart out.

Colonel, USAFR


9 posted on 10/23/2009 1:33:38 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

My son had a dystonic reaction to a medication once. That was the only time we called paramedics to the house. It’s a horrible condition and his was of short duration, thank G-d.

People don’t hear enough about dystonia. Even the paramedics thought it could be meningitis. Dystonic allergic reactions will put the patient into something a layman could think of as a frozen seizure.

I would not give this vaccine to my family for $1,000,000. And I need the money.


10 posted on 10/23/2009 1:35:38 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: jagusafr

It’s a real thing. I read about this with her a few weeks ago, but then she didn’t know about walking backwards or running forwards, apparently.

A most odd phenomena. If you look up the disorder, it is rare, but real. And it only gets worse over time.


11 posted on 10/23/2009 1:35:54 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (I love it every time a POS dies at the hands of a victim.)
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To: jagusafr
Why do I feel my leg being pulled?

Brains are funny things. For a long time, Scott Adams, the guy who pens "Dilbert", got Spasmodic Dysphonia and couldn't speak for over a year. Later could only talk verbally in rhymes, and this was part of his own therapy to restore normal speech.

So like anything, it could be a hoax, but keep an open mind (no pun intended).

12 posted on 10/23/2009 1:36:26 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: jagusafr; All
A One-in-a-Million Shot-Flu shot suspected in Redskins cheerleading hopeful's neurological condition

For real.

13 posted on 10/23/2009 1:38:37 PM PDT by BGHater ("real price of every thing ... is the toil and trouble of acquiring it")
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To: Notoriously Conservative
Rules, Rules, RULES!!!
We have them for a reason, folks.


Not Guilty.

14 posted on 10/23/2009 1:40:49 PM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Another video:

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/health/102109_desiree_jennings_dystonia_explained


15 posted on 10/23/2009 1:42:26 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Notoriously Conservative

At least she doesn’t have to run backwards. (Just an observation; I’m not trying to belittle her affliction)


16 posted on 10/23/2009 1:42:51 PM PDT by giotto
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To: jessduntno

A few protruding bellies on those girls ...


17 posted on 10/23/2009 1:44:54 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: eCSMaster

“A few protruding bellies on those girls ...”

I...uh...didn’t notice...


18 posted on 10/23/2009 1:46:44 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: Yossarian
Later could only talk verbally in rhymes...

Maybe that's the Rev Jesse Hijacksuuuun's problem too.

19 posted on 10/23/2009 1:47:13 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Worse than we could have imagined.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative
Since she can run and speak normally as she is running, I am ever so hopeful she'll come out of this.

sw

20 posted on 10/23/2009 1:50:38 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: BGHater

Thanks for the link. The NBC story says she got a “seasonal flu shot,” not the swine flu shot. Not that it makes any difference to the poor young lady.


21 posted on 10/23/2009 1:54:15 PM PDT by kittykat77
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To: Notoriously Conservative

bookmark


22 posted on 10/23/2009 1:57:57 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Notoriously Conservative

ping


23 posted on 10/23/2009 1:58:49 PM PDT by BattleHymn
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To: jagusafr

This story has been out for over a week. She lives near DC in Vienna Va, and she was trying out to be a Redskins cheerleader or is one.


24 posted on 10/23/2009 2:17:28 PM PDT by stockpirate ("if my thought-dreams could be seen. They'd probably put my head in a guillotine" Dylan)
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To: RightOnline
I have a list of all the garbage that is within the swine flu vaccine. If more people become educated as to what is the real agenda for this big push for vaccinating America, then hopefully we can stop it.

Here is a partial list;

1). Aluminum adjuvant,
2). AS03,
3). Daronrix,
4). Disodium phosphate,
5). Formaldehyde,
6). Octoxynol,
7). Polysorbate,
8). Sodium Chloride (table salt),br
9). Squalene,
10). Thimersol (MERCURY),
11). Celvapan,

The adverse reactions are frightening.

Swine flu has been around for a long long time.

25 posted on 10/23/2009 2:25:07 PM PDT by Mikey (He that refuses to know and exert his rights, doesn't deserve them.)
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To: jyoders19
"...she’s the only one who’s had this reaction to the H1N! virus."
26 posted on 10/23/2009 2:29:04 PM PDT by Mikey (He that refuses to know and exert his rights, doesn't deserve them.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Because of the timeframe, there is no way this was a shot for H1N1. It had to be the regular seasonal flu shot.


27 posted on 10/23/2009 2:30:36 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: jyoders19
"...she’s the only one who’s had this reaction to the H1N! virus."
28 posted on 10/23/2009 2:31:54 PM PDT by Mikey (He that refuses to know and exert his rights, doesn't deserve them.)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

Leadside while confined to a wheelchair except while jogging.


29 posted on 10/23/2009 2:36:33 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I don't have time to Procrastinate)
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To: Notoriously Conservative

The Onion?


30 posted on 10/23/2009 2:50:54 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: Notoriously Conservative
I reviewed the VAERS data for 2008 on an earlier thread. There were only a handful of dystonia cases reported as possible reactions to vaccines. Only one followed a flu vaccine. She was better by the next morning, so they decided it was psychological, changed her meds--she was on antidepressants--and sent her home.

If this is a side effect of vaccination, it must be incredibly rare. About a third of the US population is vaccinated for flu, and there was only one (questionable!) case in 2008 (and she got better!). That's one per 100,000,000.

It's possible that some cases of dystonia got coded as something other than [D|d]ystoni*. Feel free to look at the data yourself:
http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/index
http://www.cdc.gov/FLU/PROFESSIONALS/acip/coveragelevels.htm

31 posted on 10/23/2009 2:54:10 PM PDT by Caesar Soze
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To: eCSMaster

Muffintop on the left.


32 posted on 10/24/2009 5:08:26 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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