Sleepless nights over the MMR vaccine...

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Registered: 02-24-2005
Sleepless nights over the MMR vaccine...
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Tue, 03-24-2009 - 2:00pm

So, call me oblivious, but before my sons were born, I never paid attention to the hype surrounding vaccines, esp the MMR vaccine and autism.

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Registered: 11-02-2006
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 2:55pm

The severe side effects of contracting the diseases are worse and more likely to appear

 

Lilypie

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Registered: 06-05-2006
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 3:05pm

Hi, Kim-


This topic sometimes gets out of hand, but personally I believe vaccines are safe.

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Registered: 04-23-2007
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 4:38pm

Hi Kim,


We did end up splitting the MMR, but really only because I have no health history for L&N. If I knew that either had an autistic sibling, I would want to space just in case, so since I didn't know that, I decided to go the most conservative route.


The Cave book was good in that it explained a lot about how vax's affect a child's system. Even if I hadn't separated the MMR, I would have separated vax's in general. I created my own rule of thumb...only one BIG shot at a time. They did have flu and chicken pox at the same time. I just really felt better spacing them out. Now, it did require more docs visits and when you have more than the # of well baby visits than your isnurance covers, prepare to pay for the extra visits.


I do believe that vaccinations are safe. I just like them spaced a bit apart so the body has a little time to "recover".


Good luck!

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 5:11pm
Kim I say exactly what Kellie just said.


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Registered: 10-13-2004
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 5:40pm

Ditto Kellie. (But she's



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Registered: 04-06-2007
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 10:12pm
I ditto Kellie too - she knows all the big words to describe what i would have said.
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Registered: 12-16-2007
Wed, 03-25-2009 - 12:57pm
ditto kellie
I'm a scientist too!

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Registered: 03-20-2009
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 12:15am

Hi Kim, If you are concerned that the MMR alone causes autism and that is your only concern, then I wouldn't worry about it. If you have no autism in your family and your boys have no early signs of autism they will most likely be OK. There have been recent very well done studies which suggest that the MMR vaccine alone does not cause autism.

Now, if you are concerned about the effects of 30+ vaccines plus all of the additives and preservatives in each one being directed into your child's bloodstream- that's another story for another day.
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Registered: 03-02-2008
Thu, 03-26-2009 - 8:08am

I know exactly how you are feeling!

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