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MMR Reaction Stuttering?

post #1 of 31
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My DD received her second MMR shot and not only got a large swollen leg and a mild fever but it seems that she has started stuttering all the time regardless of what is going on. It is concerning since stuttering could be indicative of brain swelling. Of course my doctor says there is no correlation. Has any one else had a similar reaction? What did you do? Thank you I am very concerned.
post #2 of 31
My son started stuttering abruptly last year, not from a vaccination, it was a different cause. For him, it was a sign of poor detoxification (we've got health things going on, it wasn't just out of the blue) and I fiddled with our supplements to make it go away. I think it's an important outward symptom of things being amiss internally. There are people in a lot of different health specialties who may be able to help, our HCP has a strong background in environmental medicine.
post #3 of 31
My son also stuttered for awhile (when he was 3), and it was not related to vaccines. I think it was just a matter of his mind getting ahead of his physical ability to talk (he could talk fine before, and talks great now).
post #4 of 31

stuttering after vaccination

Yes, my son started stuttering after vaccination, it was the regular flu vaccine when he was 3 years old, thank God in my son's case it only lasted a small period of time, since then he gest no more vaccines.
post #5 of 31
that's a difficult one. who knows..it could be the vaccine. however, my daughter, who is pretty above average in language skills, stuttered for a few weeks sometime between 2 & 3. no vaxes here. apparently, it's pretty common.
post #6 of 31
Don't know if it's the vax, but stuttering is normal for kids. My daughter started talking at 4 months and began stuttering when she was 3. My son didn't start talking until he was 2 1/2 and began stuttering a few months later. It lasted a little while but finally went away. I know a number of moms who said their kids did the same thing. Hang in there!
post #7 of 31
My son is 3 years old and was very fluent. However after the flu shot he started stuttering. For those moms whose children stuttered after a vaccine, how long did the stuttering last?
post #8 of 31
Stuttering at age 3 is a normal developmental behavior and resolves on its own. If this happened outside of age 3, I'd probably explore it more.
post #9 of 31
My son is almost 2 1/2 and has started stuttering as well. He has never been vaxed. He has been advanced in his language skills and I read that at the ages of 2-3 it is very normal. My oldest (17 yo) stuttered also when he was 2 and he outgrew it. It is called developmental dysfluency. Their brains are going faster than their mouths, or something like that. Everything I read says that if it doesn't go away in 6 months you should go to a specialist. I was thinking I wouldn't worry about it until it has been about 3-4 months. My son has been doing it now about 1 month. I don't want to make a big deal of it, but I don't want to miss helping him if it is a true case of stuttering and not just a developmental thing. I read that you should always look them in the eye and never finish their sentences for them. Also looked pleased when they are talking and do not look annoyed or upset because this will upset them. Read to them alot and talk about what you are doing as you go through your daily activities. Don't make them say things over and over till they get it right, just act normal basically. These are things I am trying to do for him. I hope this helps some.
post #10 of 31
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Originally Posted by Addy's Mom View Post
Stuttering at age 3 is a normal developmental behavior and resolves on its own. .
Not always. My ds needed speech therapy to get him over his stuttering.
post #11 of 31
DD#1 did the same thing at about 3. Now at 4.5 she no longer stutters and talks as clear as an 8-9 year old. Her J/K teacher was shocked at our first meeting about her speech abilities.

Funny to see when the other one is 19 months and can't say anything yet lol.. its so weird

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Originally Posted by A&A View Post
Not always. My ds needed speech therapy to get him over his stuttering.
true, but in most cases it does. Its something to be brought to the attention of a medical professional if it doesn't resolve itself.
post #12 of 31
My son who started stuttering at 3.5 years old was completely fluent and had a very large vocabulary. Then he started stuttering the same day he received his flu shot. He gets stuck on words with Th, w, and, t and I. We're hoping it clears up. Any suggestions?? Does anyone know how long this will last?
post #13 of 31
my daughters lasted about 5 or 6 months
post #14 of 31
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Originally Posted by SwanMom View Post
My son also stuttered for awhile (when he was 3), and it was not related to vaccines. I think it was just a matter of his mind getting ahead of his physical ability to talk (he could talk fine before, and talks great now).
Same here, SwanMom.

Greta
post #15 of 31

I would be very interested if you have ever found out any info this matter.  My six year old son had his kindergaten shots and has developed a sever stutter since recieving the shots.......  I do think there is a connection and I am looking for any info available on this toipic.

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I would be very interested if you have ever found out any info this matter.  My six year old son had his kindergaten shots and has developed a sever stutter since recieving the shots.......  I do think there is a connection and I am looking for any info available on this toipic.

have you taken him to a neurologist for this? or gotten any advice? what did his dr say when you told him your son developed a stutter after vaxing? Did he deny any correlation? Did you file a report with VAERS?

post #17 of 31

Just had my son vaxed with the flu shot last week and the stuttering began. I don't know if it is a coincidence or as a result of the shot. Very concerned. Anyone see the stuttering go away after having started with the flu shot?

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post #19 of 31

How long did the stuttering last?

Any info would help.

Thanks.

post #20 of 31

Stuttering may or may not resolve on its own, but either way, it is NOT normal.

 

Did your child receive any other vaccines other than MMR?  Stuttering can be a form of a tic disorder, which is known to be caused by thimerosal exposure.  There is no thimerosal in the MMR--but 90% of flu shots ARE preserved with thimerosal, including those given to pregnant women.

 

It is possible that the MMR may have somehow exacerbated or triggered something else that in turn was caused by thimerosal exposure from a vaccine you received while pregnant, or some other form of mercury poisoning, such as eating a lot of tuna, or some paint/varnish fumes.  There is also a possiblity that other heavy metal exposure, such as aluminum (an adjuvant used in most vaccines), might be linked with tic disorders as well.  We are only just now finding out that aluminum can have severe neurological and autoimmune effects.  Apparently, severe effects from its use were never studied until very recently.  Like thimerosal, it was considered "GRAS," or "Generally Regarded As Safe," in spite of no studies.

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