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Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot
01-24-2013, 03:07 AM #1
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Emelie is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly or call for help. During the day she can barely stay awake, and often misses school or having fun with friends. She is only 14, but at times she has wondered if her life is worth living.

Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunized with the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine made by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.

Finland, Norway, Ireland and France have seen spikes in narcolepsy cases, too, and people familiar with the results of a soon-to-be-published study in Britain have told Reuters it will show a similar pattern in children there.

Their fate, coping with an illness that all but destroys normal life, is developing into what the health official who coordinated Sweden's vaccination campaign calls a "medical tragedy" that will demand rising scientific and medical attention.

Europe's drugs regulator has ruled Pandemrix should no longer be used in people aged under 20. The chief medical officer at GSK's vaccines division, Norman Begg, says his firm views the issue extremely seriously and is "absolutely committed to getting to the bottom of this", but adds there is not yet enough data or evidence to suggest a causal link.

Others - including Emmanuel Mignot, one of the world's leading experts on narcolepsy, who is being funded by GSK to investigate further - agree more research is needed but say the evidence is already clearly pointing in one direction.

"There's no doubt in my mind whatsoever that Pandemrix increased the occurrence of narcolepsy onset in children in some countries - and probably in most countries," says Mignot, a specialist in the sleep disorder at Stanford University in the United States.

30 MILLION RECEIVED PANDEMRIX

In total, the GSK shot was given to more than 30 million people in 47 countries during the 2009-2010 H1N1 swine flu pandemic. Because it contains an adjuvant, or booster, it was not used in the United States because drug regulators there are wary of adjuvanted vaccines.

GSK says 795 people across Europe have reported developing narcolepsy since the vaccine's use began in 2009.

Questions about how the narcolepsy cases are linked to Pandemrix, what the triggers and biological mechanisms might have been, and whether there might be a genetic susceptibility are currently the subject of deep scientific investigation.

But experts on all sides are wary. Rare adverse reactions can swiftly develop into "vaccine scares" that spiral out of proportion and cast what one of Europe's top flu experts calls a "long shadow" over public confidence in vaccines that control potential killers like measles and polio.

"No-one wants to be the next Wakefield," said Mignot, referring to the now discredited British doctor Andrew Wakefield who sparked a decades-long backlash against the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot with false claims of links to autism.

more here: Yahoo! Health
01-24-2013, 03:12 AM #2
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This is bull. I just saw a counterstudy that shows that narcoleptics get flu shots in much higher numbers than the general population.
01-24-2013, 03:19 AM #3
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lmao.gif It all makes sense now. hmm.gif

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01-24-2013, 03:19 AM #4
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(01-24-2013, 03:12 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  This is bull. I just saw a counterstudy that shows that narcoleptics get flu shots in much higher numbers than the general population.


That doesn't explain how there was an increase in narcolepsy following the vaccine.
01-24-2013, 03:21 AM #5
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(01-24-2013, 03:12 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  This is bull. I just saw a counterstudy that shows that narcoleptics get flu shots in much higher numbers than the general population.


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01-24-2013, 03:36 AM #6
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(01-24-2013, 03:21 AM)I⊥∀NIW∩LLIʞ Wrote:  
(01-24-2013, 03:12 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  This is bull. I just saw a counterstudy that shows that narcoleptics get flu shots in much higher numbers than the general population.


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Well, I saw the thread title it threw me for a while, it implies that Narcolepsy causes people to get GSK swine flu shots (and not some other brand) kind of like that bacteria that makes mice go looking for cats.

Then I looked up Narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is due to low hypocretin levels (low amounts of low-stupid). Which means Narcoleptics have more stupid than they need.

This could be the association but I'm not a medical expert.
01-24-2013, 03:44 AM #7
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(01-24-2013, 03:36 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(01-24-2013, 03:21 AM)I⊥∀NIW∩LLIʞ Wrote:  
(01-24-2013, 03:12 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  This is bull. I just saw a counterstudy that shows that narcoleptics get flu shots in much higher numbers than the general population.


rofl.gif


Well, I saw the thread title it threw me for a while, it implies that Narcolepsy causes people to get GSK swine flu shots (and not some other brand) kind of like that bacteria that makes mice go looking for cats.

Then I looked up Narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is due to low hypocretin levels (low amounts of low-stupid). Which means Narcoleptics have more stupid than they need.

This could be the association but I'm not a medical expert.


yes the stupid is dumb

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