Narcolepsy
Vaccine disease

See: Swine flu 2009  [2015 Dec] Children harmed by jabs face cuts in compensation

Sound (Sufferers of Unique Narcolepsy Disorder) 

[2017 Feb] Ministers lose fight to stop payouts over swine flu jab narcolepsy cases

[2016] Swine flu jab 'most likely' led to narcolepsy in nurse who killed herself – coroner

[2015 Oct] UK government admits swine flu vaccine causes brain damage, awards compensation to 60 families  One child injured by the vaccine is Josh Hadfield, an 8-year-old boy from Somerset. His parents say he is now on anti-narcolepsy drugs that cost £15,000 (more than $22,500) a year, just to help him remain awake during his school day."If you make him laugh, he collapses. His memory is shot. There is no cure. He says he wishes he hadn't been born. I feel incredibly guilty about letting him have the vaccine," his mother, Caroline Hadfield, 43, told IBT.

[2015 Sept] Schoolboy, 11, has been left unable to smile or laugh without suffering narcolepsy fits after he was given a nasal spray flu vaccine as part of a government scheme   Bobby Hunter

[2015 June] Boy wins £120,000 damages for narcolepsy caused by swine flu vaccine  A 12-year-old boy has been awarded £120,000 by a court that agreed he had been left severely disabled by narcolepsy triggered by the swine flu vaccine, following a three-year battle in which the government had claimed that his illness was not serious enough to merit payment.  The ruling is expected to lead to as many as 100 other families of people affected by the sleeping disorder after receiving the vaccine bringing fresh compensation claims, in a dispute where the government’s initial hostility was described by the family’s legal team as offensive.  “They felt quite insulted to have their condition basically dismissed as something quite trivial. They are incredibly needy. Some have lost their jobs, dropped out of university or seen their marriages break down as a result [of narcolepsy],” said Peter Todd, the solicitor for the family of the 12-year-old, a partner with the London firm Hodge Jones & Allen.

[2014 March] Victims of swine flu jab to get £60m payout

[2013 March] Swine Flu Vaccine Caused Narcolepsy in Thousands: BMJ Claim by Heidi Stevenson  The narcolepsy toll from GlaxoSmithKline’s Pandemrix swine flu vaccine is far more rampant than already recognized with 800 European children’s lives devastated. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has revealed that the numbers worldwide must run into the thousands. Suggestions that there was something unique about the Scandinavian population that first noted the problem have now been shown to be untrue.

[2013 Sweden] Insight: Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to GSK swine flu shot  Emelie Olsson falls asleep as she watches television in her apartment in Stockholm, January 17, 2013. Emelie is one of around 800 children in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe who developed narcolepsy, an incurable sleep disorder, after being immunised in 2009 with the Swine Flu vaccine.  She 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.

[2013 Jan] Boy, 7, develops narcolepsy after being given swine flu jab leading him to sleep for 19 HOURS every day

[2012 June] Narcolepsy traced to specific vaccine batches   A new Swedish study shows that all Swedes who developed narcolepsy from the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix received the vaccine from 12 of the 35 batches, despite the Swedish Medical Products Agency’s previous claim that no such connection exists. .....Over 220 Swedes, most of them children, developed narcolepsy as a side effect from the Swine flu vaccine Pandemrix,

Ireland: Narcolepsy rate 13 fold higher after Pandemrix/Irish Times etc.

[2012 April] Alex loved football -- now he gets exhausted and emotional

[2012 April] Swine Flu Vaccine Changed Jenna’s Life for Worse

[2012 Jan] Nearly 80 getting compensation for narcolepsy from swine flu vaccination

[2012 Jan] Compensation paid out for vaccine-related narcolepsy sufferers  Long-awaited compensation is now being paid to those who developed narcolepsy as a result of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix. Decisions on compensation have been given to just under eighty sufferers. Around 30 cases are still under review. A medical insurance pool will cover claims up to 30 million euros. The state will pick up the tab for compensation exceeding this sum.

[2011 Nov] Girl, 13, left in 'waking coma' and sleeps for 23 hours a day after severe reaction to cervical cancer jabs after she received the third dose of Cervarix in May this year she began to feel exhausted. By July she had lost a stone in weight and was sleeping almost round-the-clock.

[2011 Oct. Finland] Pandemrix victims to receive compensation  So far 92 people have notified the Finnish Medical Insurance pool of narcolepsy symptoms and requested compensation.

[2011 Sept] Warning of more cases of flu vaccine disorder  A SUPPORT group for parents who believe their children developed a chronic sleeping disorder after receiving the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix has said there are “a lot more” undiagnosed cases.....So far 30 potential cases of narcolepsy have been identified by the Health Service Executive (HSE) while the Irish Medicines Board said there were 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy in individuals vaccinated with Pandemrix.
    “IT’S CHANGED him – we’ve been robbed of our little fellow, and of our family life,” said Maria Ashe, from Maynooth, Co Kildare, the mother of six-year-old Declan, who was diagnosed with incurable sleep disorder narcolepsy two weeks ago suspected to be caused by swine flu vaccine Pandemrix.
    His symptoms include sudden loss of muscle tone (cataplexy) triggered by laughing, mood swings and the need for a two and a half-hour sleep during the day.
    Maria and Declan’s father, Tom, are left with a “high level of guilt” over the vaccination, and say their son’s life chances are restricted because he cannot cope with stress or be awake for long hours.
    “He’ll have to be on medication for the rest of his life,” Tom said. The disease is incurable, and treatment options include heavy medication.

[2011 July UK] Swine flu jab 'narcolepsy risk'

[2011 April. Eire] State indemnified drug firm behind swine flu vaccine  Liability waived for jab linked to narcolepsy

[2011 April] New concerns over swine flu jab after children given it 'hit by sudden sleep syndrome'  Within weeks of having the jab, Joshua began sleeping 18 hours a day and Mrs Hadfield says his personality completely changed.

[2011 March] A Swedish registry based cohort study provides strengthened evidence of an association between vaccination with Pandemrix and narcolepsy in children and adolescents  Results from a Swedish registry based cohort study indicate a 4-fold increased risk of narcolepsy in children and adolescents below the age of 20 vaccinated with Pandemrix (GlaxoSmithKline), compared to children of the same age that were not vaccinated. The results are in line with those of a similar Finish registry study. The Finnish study showed a nine-fold increased risk for narcolepsy in adolescents and children 19 years old and younger. When the Finnish study results had been presented, and considering that the risk of getting ill with H1N1 influenza at present is very small, the MPA concluded that vaccination of children and adolescents with Pandemrix for the time being should not be recommended.

[2011 Feb] Increased risk of narcolepsy observed among children and adolescents vaccinated with PandemrixR

[2011 Jan] Health Official: Swine Flu Vaccinations for Children Possibly a Mistake  54 children have been diagnosed with narcolepsy.

[2011 Jan. Finland] THL Vaccine Department Head: Pandemrix vaccine probably caused narcolepsy, but not alone

[2010 Aug] GSK's Swine Flu Vaccine Suspected Of Causing Narcolepsy In Children


[2013 Feb] GSK Swine Flu Shot Sparks Another Case of Life-Threatening Narcolepsy