Originally Posted by Marnica
and that's fine if you don't feel there is any risk from seizures in general.
Thats not what I said. I said that there is no permanent damage done by febrile seizures. I don't pretend to know anything about other seizures. And I don't subscribe to the thought that febrile seizures caused from fevers from vaccines are really any different than a febrile seizure from a sudden spike in temp from a naturally occurring infection. Then again I don't particularly subscribe to the thought that vaccines are terrible horrible awful things either.
Personallly Im not particularly concerned with febrile seizures when they occur as a result of natural infection. However perhaps when they occur as a result of vaccination, it may not be so cut and dry. I know of 2 children IRL who developed seizure disorders after repeated vaccination. In the first case, the first time it happened, the doc told the mom it was a febrile seizure and not to worry. Next time, it happened again, yet the fever was not a high one and the mom did not note any sudden changes in temp. Was told it's ok, it was a febrile seizure. The mom refused anymore despite this and her DD continues to have seizures and now has to take seizure medication. She was told her DD seizures have nothing to do with vaccinations - she thinks that is highly unlikely. I tend to agree.
Other child I know similar story. Was told it was nothing to worry about and I think he actually finished the series and now has a seizure disorder. But of course it was a cooincidence.
And it might be. Fact is, you nor I can prove it either way. Neither of us is a doctor, and neither of us has special training in understanding how vaccines work, or epidimiology (I'm assuming - please tell me if thats not the case), or degrees in scientific research - which isn't all that easy to read and understand without that training.
You can believe what you want, but scientific evidence, and anecdotal evidence are 2 different things as I'm sure you're aware. I tend to think that vaccines are an important tool to be used in public health efforts. No, they are not without risks - but life isn't without risks either. I take risks every single day when I leave my apartment. Heck, I take risks when I stay in my apartment every day! There are people who have true autoimmune disorders and cannot get vaccinated - those individuals depend on others to get vaccinated to protect them via "herd immunity" - which I know you probably don't believe in. And yes, I've done my research.