Side effects of 18 month imminuzation shots?

Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son recently got his 18 month shots and he has been having side-effects such as, low appetite, low energy, high fever and SUPER grumpy.. His fever went down a bit..but I was wondering if any of you moms have dealt with this before?? if so, how did you deal with it?? All his other shot wern't like this..poor lil' guy =(

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Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2009

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oh wow...that's great ladies..thank you so much..his fever was SO high..he didn't eat NOTHING...but he had to popsicals and a bite of cereal..no sleep for 2 days..but he should be ok...if not i'll bring him to the hospital if he's not better by this evening...hope all ur kids take to their 18 month shots better than mine..thanx again ladies =D

Kris - posted on 01/22/2009

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go to Jenny McCarthy's generationrescue.com



We delay immunizations due to the havok they wreck on my kids' immune systems and she has a great delayed schedule plus helps to know what to expect and how to treat the discomforts and when to know if they are more serious.

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Kate - posted on 01/22/2009

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I think the grumpiness and low-appetite are normal with the 18 month shots. It's a hit or miss with immunization shots (for lack of a better term) Liam did very well with his first few shots, but as he got older he started to deal with them a little differently (the mild fever, attitude, lack of appetite, etc.) but the symptoms passed within a couple days. The best way I dealt with it for Liam was to give him the Tempra when he was uncomfortable, and keep the fluids going (Juice, water), his appetite came back within a day or two.



The 18 month shots are a little heftier than the previous ones, they're also known as the five-in-one shot. For that reason, my girlfriend ( who took her son for his yesterday) requested that her doctor divide the shot in to two visits. In another month or so he'll receive the second MMR shot rather than having to deal with it all at once. Poor little guy was a bit out of sorts too but otherwise was a trooper through it.



 

Carol - posted on 01/22/2009

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The only thing that happened with either of my children after their 18 month shots was a little tenderness and some fever. I started giving my youngest tylenol before his shots. But he just got his last shots for 2 and didn't have any issues other than being a little grumpy.

Keli - posted on 01/22/2009

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My sons 12 month shots were exactly the same. After a few days he was ok. I just had to keep up the panadol and cuddles. He had his 18 month shots today so cross your fingers for me!

Kate - posted on 01/22/2009

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I think the grumpiness and low-appetite are normal with the 18 month shots. It's a hit or miss with immunization shots (for lack of a better term) Liam did very well with his first few shots, but as he got older he started to deal with them a little differently (the mild fever, attitude, lack of appetite, etc.) but the symptoms passed within a couple days. The best way I dealt with it for Liam was to give him the Tempra when he was uncomfortable, and keep the fluids going (Juice, water), his appetite came back within a day or two.



The 18 month shots are a little heftier than the previous ones, they're also known as the five-in-one shot. For that reason, my girlfriend ( who took her son for his yesterday) requested that her doctor divide the shot in to two visits. In another month or so he'll receive the second MMR shot rather than having to deal with it all at once. Poor little guy was a bit out of sorts too but otherwise was a trooper through it.



 

Carol - posted on 01/22/2009

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The only thing that happened with either of my children after their 18 month shots was a little tenderness and some fever. I started giving my youngest tylenol before his shots. But he just got his last shots for 2 and didn't have any issues other than being a little grumpy.

Keli - posted on 01/22/2009

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My sons 12 month shots were exactly the same. After a few days he was ok. I just had to keep up the panadol and cuddles. He had his 18 month shots today so cross your fingers for me!

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