MMR VACCINE

Ereni - posted on 01/28/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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HI mums, l was just wondering if you have heard about the MMR vaccine (done at 15 months) and how there has been unofficial evidence that it can lead to autism or traits of autism. My husband's nephew did this vaccine and he COMPLETELY changed after the vaccine and now has traits of autism.

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Dawn - posted on 01/28/2009

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Regardless of any links to autism, a baby's immune system is not fully developed until 18 months of age. That is the average, so give or take some months. When you vaccinate before this time, you are engaging the possibility of "stuff" happening. And remember, a fever, or knot at the site of injection are signs of a reaction. Other countries, like Japan, don't give the MMR until 2 years of age. All that said, you can go to a local health food store or farmer's market store (Sprout's or Central Market or others) and get a vaccine detox. It's a homeopathic remedy (which is governed by the FDA), that you administer about an hour before the vaccine and continue throughout the day (just follow the bottles instructions). It helps things move through your liver; this is where stuff can stagnate and cause problems. If for whatever reason you would like to wait until whatever age you want him to have it, if at all, let your doctor know. New evidence (agreed upon by the government) does believe that there is a genetic link along with other factors (not one thing alone will cause autism, but a collection of "things"). Do some research, and become informed-you'll be glad you did. Hope this helps. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions. If he/she doesn't answer you, find someone who will.

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Dawn - posted on 01/29/2009

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Quoting Bethany:



Quoting Dawn:
New evidence (agreed upon by the government) does believe that there is a genetic link along with other factors (not one thing alone will cause autism, but a collection of "things"). Do some research, and become informed-you'll be glad you did. Hope this helps. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions. If he/she doesn't answer you, find someone who will.






Do you know where I can read about this? I have always felt this way and hae been concerned about the vaccine for this exact reason. Can you give me some links to refer to? Thanks in advance!






You can look up nvic.org (national vaccine info center) and vaccineinfo.net (parents requesting open vaccine education).  This last one is for the state of Texas, but you can get lots of basic info from here.   I use this one a lot.  I would say check the CDC website, but that may not be so easy to do.  Hope this helps.





 

Ereni - posted on 01/29/2009

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Yes, they are a trigger. We never did so many shots 30 years ago. And also one shot combines 5 different illlnesses. I have had mumps and measles when l was younger and l was fine. I have decided to give them to my daughter seperately starting with Rubella.

Tara - posted on 01/29/2009

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I requested that my doctor wait a little longer before giving our daughter the MMR shot, giving more space between her vaccinations. i didn't know you can get them in 3 seperate shots. I will have to ask her doctor about that at her next appointment. The vaccines aren't so much the problem, it's how they now combine them and give them in shorter amounts of time now. I got all these shots when i was a child, they were just spaced out more back then. you never really heard of many cases of autism back then. now they group them together and they get them sooner and 1 in 5 kids are being diagnosed with autism. I'm sure it's not just the vaccine, there are other factors, but the vaccines are becoming a trigger.

Bethany - posted on 01/28/2009

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I have researched vaccines quite a bit, and would not give my daughter that combination. The Rubella vaccine, especially, is linked to many bad side effects. After my second MMR shot, I developed chronic arthritis in my knee. And it's not childhood, rheumatoid arthritis. It's old-person arthritis.

About the autism, I really think that MMR is not the only cause, but is definitely a trigger. If you think about it, autism was rarely - if ever - heard of before doctors started vaccinating children. Now they just do it young enough that you can't prove your child was totally normal before he or she got the jab.

Rikki - posted on 01/28/2009

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My little guy is Konnor Davis Klassy. Daddy is Keith Klassy and we wanted to name him after my husband but with a unique name so we chose to keep the "KK" initial tradition, thus Konnor with a K. Davis is my father's middle name.

Bethany - posted on 01/28/2009

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Quoting Dawn:
New evidence (agreed upon by the government) does believe that there is a genetic link along with other factors (not one thing alone will cause autism, but a collection of "things"). Do some research, and become informed-you'll be glad you did. Hope this helps. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions. If he/she doesn't answer you, find someone who will.



Do you know where I can read about this? I have always felt this way and hae been concerned about the vaccine for this exact reason. Can you give me some links to refer to? Thanks in advance!



 

Amanda - posted on 01/28/2009

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both my older kids all got it they are fine.... my 9 month old will get it too when it is her turn, no thought required, its either that or leave them susceptable to measles, mumps and rubella which i would rather not take a chance with...

Wendy - posted on 01/28/2009

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You can request that your child receive the MMR in 3 separate vaccinations rather than in one. It's the combo of the 3 that have researchers studying it's effects.
I don't care how many people tell me it's ok, I'd rather err on the side of caution for my child's sake rather than risk it. Your pediatrician should be able to request it from their drug supplier. They just have to ask for it to be separate.

Ereni - posted on 01/28/2009

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Wow, you have 4 kids-l admire you!!

Anyway, the amount of evidence is quite astonishing and of course no doctor will officially agree. Who knows? In Japan it was discontinued for a while, but now it has been put back in the market

Danielle - posted on 01/28/2009

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my personal opinion is that there is no connection, it depends on which 'evidence' you read as to whether there is a connection or not, i think it's just co-incidence that generally the traits of autism do not appear until about this age...all my four children have had the mmr jab and are completely fine. xx

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