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Desiree Jennings Medical Mistery Dystonia

Former Washington Redskins cheerleader Desiree Jennings had a healthy life until she received a flu shot. She began suffering from fainting spells and convulsions after the shot. Ten days after the shot, she developed flu-like symptoms. Then she began suffering fainting spells and convulsions. She was hospitalized at Inova Loudoun Hospital, then Inova Fairfax Hospital and later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Jennings has highly unusual symptoms, she can walk sideways or backwards. However, when attempting to walk forwards her limbs and body jerked uncontrollably, and she can barely speak. Many doctors are calling this a “one-in-a-million” adverse neurological reaction. That has left this once vivrant woman with an “incurable” affliction known as dystonia. While others conclude that her symptoms are not conducive to dystonia.

Another bad thing happened with the gorgeous woman, as she developed another odd symptom, a very strange foreign accent. The Midwestern woman suddenly sounded British. She said, “It sounds like an accent, but it’s not. I just can’t pronounce words anymore.”