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A question regarding the health of your unvaccinated children.

post #1 of 71
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This is NOT meant to spark a debate, hurt feelings, etc. I am innocently curious. I have only recently made the decision to not vaccinate at all, and I have been wondering about this for a while so I thought .. who better to ask?! :0)



Do any of your vaccinated or partially vaccinated children have Autism?

Do any of your 100% UNvaccinated children have Autism?





I am honestly more curious about the second question, but wanted to give everyone a chance to respond. :0)
post #2 of 71
Neither of my completely unvaxed kids have autism (thank God!).
post #3 of 71
I'm interested in the answers to this. I have been wondering the same thing lately. Just like I've HEARD the Amish who don't vax, dont have autism. I have no proof to back that up, so please, correct me if I'm wrong.
post #4 of 71
I have 1 2yo who is completely unvaxed and is free from autism, and I am grateful for her health.
post #5 of 71
My 27 month dd is completely vax-free and does not have autism (or allergies or asthma or anything else that we are aware of).
post #6 of 71
No autism here either. My dd is completely unvaxed and she does have celiacs disease though. My ds is partially vaxed and he pretty much has an immune system of steel (I had to expose him 4 times to chicken pox before he caught them) and is healthy as a horse.

My decision not to vax did not really have anything to do with autism though.
post #7 of 71
At the time I decided to stop vaccinating, ASD issues were not particularly on my radar. Which is interesting, because it turns out my family doesn't deal well with the mercury in our amalgam fillings, and both my kids have health and behavior issues that are related (due to growing in me), but do not meet any diagnostic criteria. I am not confident I could've made that statement had I vaccinated my son; his immune system is not great.
post #8 of 71
I'm in a similar boat as Tanya. I have several amalgam fillings so apparently a pretty heavy mercury load, but neither of my kids has had any vaccinations.

DS1 has some definite spectrum-like behaviour issues, but DH is likely on the spectrum so genetics may also play a role.

DS2 has some allergy issues but no sign of autism.
post #9 of 71
Both of my children are partially vaxxed. Neither are autistic, though DS has issues with "life skills" (buttons, etc.) - but I can't say that has anything to do with the vax's he received either way. We stopped vaxxing after DD developed spiking fevers, seizures and severe allergies, and I do believe those were caused by the vaccines.
post #10 of 71
One of my children is partially vaccinated, the other six are completely unvaccinated, and none of them have autism.

However, my oldest two, who are technically my step-kids, have a half-brother who is autistic. (I think Asperger's?) I don't know for sure, but I would bet that he is unvaccinated, since his mother chose to stop vaccinating my step-daughter and chose not to vaccinate my step-son. (I could be wrong. Could be her current husband is pro-vax. But somehow I doubt it.)
post #11 of 71
My only child is unvaxxed and doesn't have autism.
post #12 of 71
I just have one sweet boy and he is unvaxed and about as healthy as they come. No autism.

He does have some food allergies, like I do, though. I am very glad we decided not to vax, since I think I have also had some mercury issues. Still working on correcting that!
post #13 of 71
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Originally Posted by thatgirliknew View Post
I'm interested in the answers to this. I have been wondering the same thing lately. Just like I've HEARD the Amish who don't vax, dont have autism. I have no proof to back that up, so please, correct me if I'm wrong.
The Amish might not have as many cases of autism because autism is a socially defined disorder. If their culture does not provide for autism as a disorder, it won't exist.

I am unvaccinated and autistic, my daughter is also unvaccinated but not apparently autistic. My brother was vaccinated and, while not autistic, nearly died after a vaccine when he was 1.
post #14 of 71
Myself (30) and my two sons (10 and 5) have never been vaccinated, and never had any major health problems. Both boys are way ahead in most school subjects (despite DS1 being slightly dyslexic) and none of us have any autism spectrum type issues, no allergies, etc. I had chicken pox as akid, and so has my oldest son (both exceptionally mild cases) other than that, we have never had more than whatever cold etc. is going around. We also avoid all allopathic medical treatments in all but extreme emergencies, and do not use metal dental fillings. HTH Yay for unvaxed families. I am especially proud of all the vaxed Mommas who chose to make a different choice for their children.
post #15 of 71
My son is partially vaxed, and no health issues other than slight eczema.

My daughter is not vaccinated and has no health issues at all.

I've also heard that about the Amish, and there is tons of conflicting information about it online ...so who knows?
post #16 of 71
Personally Autism wasn't a factor when deciding not to vax. We have no history of it in either side or our extended family. For this reason I decided to ignore the, does vax or doesn't vax cause autism, question. I focused on diseases and vaxes for them.

DH and I were both fully Vaxed. I had mumps and Whooping Cough as a preteen despite being fully vaxed. I was also in and out of the hospital for the first two years of my life, with unexplained high fevers.

DS1 is mostly fully vaxed up to 17 months so he is just missing the preschool boosters and he is 8. He is very healthy, he's never had antibiotics. Well one dose, when he was 3, that he promptly threw up. He is doing really well in reading and kinda just average with the rest.

DS 2 is completely unvaxed. He has had Chicken Pox when he was 2, It was a fairly good case with lots of bumps but he wasn't really ill. A few colds as well, never any earaches. Never any antibiotics for him.
post #17 of 71
My daughter is vaccine free and has no symptoms of ASD. But I worry about her mercury load b/c I was heavily vaccinated. I wonder about some rashes/digestion issues she's having and if that's related to mercury.

My decisions about vaccination had nothing to do with Autism. I find Autism to be a label for a collection of symptoms, b/c our science community doesn't have a clue what they are looking at or what causes "it." In my neuroscience hobbying, I've come to see a wide collection of illnesses and neurodegenerative diseases function similarly. And it seems to me that the primary culprit is...any environmental factor that damages the brain/nervous system. That would automatically include the heavily loaded vaccines on our CDC schedule, but that also means anything/everything else from toxins to deficiencies to birthing etc are included.
post #18 of 71
My stepdaughter is fully vaxxed and does not have autism. My daughter is completely unvaccinated and she also does not have autism.
post #19 of 71
My almost 2 year old DS is unvaxed and does not have autism or spectrum like issues
post #20 of 71
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Originally Posted by soso-lynn View Post
The Amish might not have as many cases of autism because autism is a socially defined disorder. If their culture does not provide for autism as a disorder, it won't exist.
Their culture does provide for autism as a disorder. The last I read the only cases of Autism found in the Amish community were in non-Amish children vaccinated before adoption. Though I don't know if a formal study has been done or this was only the research of the reporter.
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