Not sure what to be more afraid of...

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Not sure what to be more afraid of...
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Wed, 10-14-2009 - 1:03pm

I'm the mother of a healthy 8 month old DD. Her only health issues since birth have been getting colds that turn into ear infections since going into daycare. She's had 3 since mid-June, though since starting her on powdered probiotics she hasn't had one in a month and a half (she was getting them every 3-4 weeks).


Anyway, DD is on an alternative vaccine schedule, spacing them out mainly because in NJ if your child is in daycare or school they have to have quite a few shots unless you have religious exemption. So I decided to definitely split them up and opt out of a few that aren't required by the state.


My big problem now is this whole H1N1 deal. The vaccine scares me because it hasn't run the normal series of testing that most vaccines go through before going on the market. But the H1N1 flu virus terrifies me as well.

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Registered: 12-14-2005
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 12:55pm

It is a Canadian study that has not been peer reviewed yet. It said that getting the regular flu shot put you at higher risk for getting H1N1.

So in Ontario they are only doing H1N1 vaccination and once thats complete then regular flu shots.

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2009/09/23/flu-shots-h1n1-seasonal.html




Edited 10/21/2009 1:01 pm ET by cl-tashlb
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Registered: 09-18-2004
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 5:11pm

You know I read that too. And forgot about it when I got the shot. Ugh. I haven't gotten the kids done yet. Still debating that one. I have every year but now wonder about doing it!


Honestly I think we had H1N1 back in April when it first came out. Never been sicker!! It came hard and fast!

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 5:03pm

I recently read a study by scientists in London (I believe it was London) that suggested people who got the regular flu came down with H1N1 shortly after...

We have a soccer game, when I get back I'll try to find it for ya unless someone else has pointed out the post. I believe its here on this board but I can't remember the name of the thread, maybe someone else does.

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 4:56pm

"I'm looking at it from both sides and they are both a bit scary."

Amanda, I want to respectfully ask this question: Are you sure that you HAVE all sides of the story? Because I once thought I did, after years of going to the medical library and doing research on the web - also at the local library (people didn't have personal computers in their homes back then).

That is why my first child is partially vaccinated and my second has never, and will never get a vaccine. I thought I knew all the facts when I took the first child in to get *some* of his vaccines. Then I learned that I was lied to and when I confronted the doctor I learned that the doctor was also lied to...(about chickenpox killing my husband).

"What if she gets the vaccine and it prevents her from getting H1N1?"

I think we had H1N1 already but I'm not positive. Either way, I would want everyone in my family to get the disease (not the shot) because getting it will usually offer lifelong immunity to that particular strain, unlike lifelong annual vaccines (the vaccine is something you'll need to get every year, as long as the flu exist - or until society smartens up one).

I don't worry about my daughter getting sick because I know that her immune system is strong; not damaged by antibiotics and vaccines. She's had one antibiotic in her (going on) five years of life. My son who was partially vaccinated is strong and healthy too, but I don't think his immune system is as strong as hers because of the few vaccines he had.

Someone on this board once made a very logical remark that I have never considered until she said it --- they give a child 8 vaccines at once and call it a perfectly safe procedure but if the same child contracted all 8 diseases at once - what do you imagine might happen. I would imagine death. Some vaccines contain the live virus...they are injecting a disease into the child's body. Think about that! To me, it's just...I don't even have words to describe it!

I may see things very differently than you but its because we've had very different experiences. For example, my child was seen by a doctor last October because he complained of chest pains while outside running. She gave him drugs as if he were an asthmatic - told me to come back later and we would test him to see if he actually HAD asthma, and only said that because I pressed for answers and questioned the drugs. In other words, without even knowing if he had asthma or not - she treated him as if he did. Now most parents would still today, a year later, have that child on asthma drugs every single day of his life --- for the rest of his life! I never ONCE used that inhaler and a year later - wow - he hasn't had any symptoms of asthma since that day! It just makes me wonder how many kids really have asthma. I'm not saying your doctor is stupid, believe me, it's not their fault. The drugs prescribed to my son had countless side effects and it is obvious to me why so many children commit suicide and or become depressed...

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Registered: 09-18-2004
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 3:47pm

Your post is EXACTLY how I feel. I'm constantly worried about do it/dont do it. What are the good/bad to both. AHHHH!!! I want to pull my hair out! With 4 kids (and watch my cousin's son who's mom works at a hospital and he ALWAYS is sick) I so worry about my kids. Seems when one gets sick they ALL get sick!


AHHHHHHH!!!! As of now I'm 99.9% sure I'm doing the regular flumist, but pretty sure I'm not doing H1N1. Praying it's right for us!!! ***again virtual screaming and hair pulling**** LOL.


I'm no help. I came here to try and learn more about all these crazy shots they want us to be forced to take!

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 3:30pm
Every decision we make has the potential to be the wrong one.

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Registered: 02-15-2007
Tue, 10-20-2009 - 12:04pm

Oh, I completely understand that. But then

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Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:12pm
Something I notice with many of the studies too is that they test the subjects for antigens within hours or days of the shot. I don't understand that, what about weeks after the shot? Will the immunity be at the same level then or could it wane some, or wane completely?
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:03pm
And study after study describes the high rate of failure with the "seasonal" flu vaccines.
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Registered: 07-17-2005
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:01pm

We can't make the decision for you of course, but for perspective:

What if you give her the shot AND she gets H1N1?

And welcome to the board!

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