Agonizing over vaccinations

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Registered: 02-22-2008
Agonizing over vaccinations
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 3:29pm

I would like to start off by saying that I am not intending to start a debate about vaccines. The things I say here are my personal beliefs. I have done my reasearch and made/will make

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Registered: 01-02-2009
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 5:31pm

Tough situation, mainly because of the long-term relationship with the doctor. The doctor may feel personally attacked if you disagree about vaccinations, just because it is a long-term relationship. On the other hand, the doctor may be willing to work with you to keep the relationship going.

Go in with a firm position but no anger or hostility. Don't try to argue. Just lay out what you have decided and ask if the doctor is willing to cooperate. Be prepared to leave if the cooperation isn't there. If you want to protect your son from a possible risk, it is up to you. The doctor will not provide 24 hour a day care if something does go wrong as a result of the vaccines. Unfortunately.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 7:00pm

All I can say is research, study the diseases, not just the vaccines, and look at history.

I started out with a selective schedule, my son got some vaccines. Today, I wish I could say he was never vaccinated. My daughter was not and she is incredibly healthy. She's 4 and hasn't shown a single sign of having allergies. My son (9) has severe allergies. I had him on Zertec but have since decided against that too. I believe with all of my being that vaccines have caused great damage to mankind. The use of one drug causes the need for another, and another, and...

Look at these diseases back through history. Know the reasons why the disease spread so easily (environment) back then and realize that great improvements in hygiene have drastically changed the environment today. Know how many "strains" of a disease the vaccine does and does not protect against. Why is the CDC not worried about those which we DON'T have a vaccine for? And ask yourself how some diseases managed to go away on their vaccine was ever produced yet the disease isn't killing thousands today like it was hundreds of years ago...ask yourself why.

Have your doctor spew scare tactics at you and then come here to tell us about it...we'll do the debating if you don't want to. My biggest mistake is not knowing that doctors are influenced to believe the CDC - they aren't willingly lying in most cases, they just don't care to research for themselves and get to the truth. It's much easier to put our faith in higher authority. The government wouldn't lie to us now would they? Take a long hard look and prepare yourself - its not pretty.

When you research, look at numbers for the US (if you can find them) - not third world countries. Look at how many CHILDREN die from these CHILDHOOD diseases in THIS country. Know that when your doctor spews numbers regarding the flu shot - the deaths were mostly the elderly. We all know that when they get sick, they don't fight it off as well as a healthy child...specially a healthy UNvaccinated child. Healthy children will fight the diseases, our bodies are designed to do just that. If you hear or read about flu deaths in children, always question the initial health of the child BEFORE he/she got the disease. Notice the CDC's reports leave a lot of information out and the rest --- they manipulate.

If you read enough of those reports you begin to question the lack of information and you can see the misrepresentation when you look closely.

I'm not afraid of vaccine-preventable diseases. No one should be. I'll admit I kept my newborn out of public while she was at the greatest risk from whooping cough (pertussis), but now that she's older. I hope and pray that the measles will come find us!

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Tue, 01-27-2009 - 2:50pm

Welcome to the board equanimic.

I very much agree with the advice given by the PP but most importantly you need to be comfortable with your decision.

You could bring Dr Sears book to the appointment with you and keep it in your bag in the event your Doctor wishes to discuss it with you.

When is your appointment? Please come back and let us know what happens.

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Fri, 01-30-2009 - 2:44pm