I would not have vaccinated my ds (dss). He definately had a gradual regression with each vacc.
Just curious, how many moms got the flu vaccine (or any other vaccine) while pregnant?
the us (and others) do produce 100s of tons of mercury vapor in the air everyday.
i think some have genetic predispositions to autism, etc. however i don't believe it is genetic one bit, something is wrong that is causing it.
Mothering magazine did realease an article of a 30% drop in cali. autism rates since the removal of thermisol from vaccines.?? anyone remember the article?
I live in California. The autism rates have not dropped since thimerosal was taken out.
Thanks for all of the thoughts. Autism is something that scares me. Sorry -- but it really does.
I think everyone has that one thing they're just terrified of, it's normal.
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I never got any flu vax while pregnant (or otherwise) and don't eat seafood or have amalgams, so I don't think mercury was a major issue for her either. The prenatal RhoGAM might have had mercury but I don't know one way or the other. On vax I worry more about how they might fundamentally alter the workings of the immune system more than I worry about mercury. Especially the newborn HepB vax.
The only reason why I obsess about the cause and will continue to do so is because in our family it means less than optimal health. If she'd hadn't had all these darn health issues, I could be coping a lot better with it and just accept that things are as they were meant to be, but the sad truth is that she's sick. I just want her to be healthy.
Here's an interesting article that could be pertinent to anyone in a similar boat or who is concerned about types of autism that could arise from medical issues:
During pregnancy I received both a RhoGam shot that contained thimerosal (they don't anymore but did then) and a flu shot ( I was considered high risk due to asthma ) that also contained it. I would not accept any shots containing mercury now, period, pregnant or not.
DS was born with a kidney defect and due to the supposed very high risk of infection, we allowed him to be on amoxicillin literally from birth to age six months, after he had surgery and testing done to confirm his kidney was working properly. It was supposed to protect him from a possible UTI that could have cost him his kidney. I think we made a huge mistake allowing these antibiotics. Huge. His normal gut flora never had a chance, so he never developed normal digestion, and I believe this set him up for the cascade of digestive problems and immune system problems and food allergies and intolerances we are still fighting 3.5 yrs later. He has never had a UTI in his life, but the cost of that six months of antibiotics has been very high. Knowing what I have learned about the tremendous importance of gut flora since then, I believe that oral antibiotics are probably a much larger contributor to ASD issues than most people ever suspect. Gut flora is so important.
He was also fully vaxed, which I would not do again, and due to being high-risk from being sick almost constantly, he also received a flu shot at 7 months, again containing thimerosal, which I think should be completely illegal.
I absolutely do believe that mercury contributed to his problems because when we treated him with chelation, I watched him suddenly mature by about 6 months in the space of three weeks. He started adding many new words to his vocabulary a day, his constant tantrums disappeared, he started speaking in long sentences and having back-and-forth interactions, and has just been completely interactive ever since. He still has gut issues and does best mentally when he gets daily nutritional supplements and needs constant input of probiotics. And two of his food allergies are ones we are stuck with. But other than that, he's doing great. I can only imagine what he would be like if we hadn't decided to give chelation a chance.
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Having dental amalgams can cause toxicity and even worse having them removed while pg. or b'feeding can cause major damage.
There are dentists who follow proper protocol for the removal of amalgams but most don't. Mercury is highly absorbable through respiration and through the skin.
Autism was my own personal boogey man too. I was terrified of it before I ever got pg or even thought of getting pg. All during my pregnancy I was scared of it too. God has an ironic sense of humor, no?
I think everyone has that one thing they're just terrified of, it's normal.
ahh yes ITA. I prayed that if something was going to be wrong that would be ok... for as long as it did not involve the brain. With both kids I didn't count the ten toe and fingers. I looked into their eyes for that spark of life that told be they were somewhere in there. Everything else was superficial. Then again, ds was meant for us and we were meant for him Ironic yes but still wise!
Both of my kids have autism and the onset for both were definately different, even though there were some similarities. My dd showed the signs since birth, however did regress after 12 mos. My ds was NT and regressed with in days after his first 1/2 of his flu shot and is 13 mo immunization/ 2nd half of flu shot 30 days later. He regressed even more severely after his MMR. Mind you, I was not a believer in the vaccine theories at the time when I witnessed the events unfolding. Both my kids have had tests done to determine the levels of toxicity for certain heavy metals and environmental toxins. My dd is elevated in all and my ds is within average range.
What would I do different? Obviously, have either a selective vaccine schedule. Try my best to have the family eat those foods that do contain high levels of toxins, ie apples containing pesticides. Breastfeed for longer than 12 months. (interestingly the DAN doc and I discussed the children's development - both kids were making progress on BM and stopped when switched to cows milk. My dd drank BM from 18-24 mos after I had ds and made remarkable progress to where we actually thought she was not as delayed as she was) After giving birth, ask the OB to leave the baby attached to the placenta for another minute or two so the baby can absorb all the remaining valuable stuff. Make every attempt to use antibotics as a last resort and not to use tylenol for every ailment. Tylenol can reduce glutathione levels which is one of the main issues parents doing biomedical treatments are constantly fighting - increasing cysteine and glutathione levels.
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