Is it possible for an un-vaxed parent to catch Pertussis from a recently vaxed child? - Mothering Forums

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It just dawned on me, somehow, almost 3 years later....

I am unvaxed. I vaxed my oldest dd with DTaP in October 2004. November 2004 I got "bronchitis" or what was really a 3 month long cough which often left me gasping for air and often vomiting. No one, not even my doc, thought to test for Pertussis. Now I'm wondering about this.

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Well, it is a dead vax, so you didn't catch it from your kid. However, in spite of the vax, pertussis seems to be circulating all the time, so it could have been pertussis--it sounds like it. I actually, as far as I know, have never had pertussis, nor have I ever been vaxed for it. However, if it is circulating all the time I guess I must have had it and didn't know. Several times...
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Well, it is a dead vax, .
You know, I remembered that as soon as I finished up typing this post,but, I figured I'd leave it here in case someone read differently.

That said, I'm really convinced I did have P. I had NEVER ever been sicker than a typical cold or flu in my life before that 3 month long cough. It all kinda makes sense now.

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Dunno. Haven't heard that one.

I do vaguely remember that some one did a study checking immune function in adults after they got the tetanus vax--and their immune function went waaaayyy down and stayed there for at least a couple of weeks. And I remember that some vaxes (meningitis) seem to increase the likelihood of getting the disease for a week or 10 days after vaxing, probably, again, a drop in immune function.

Anyone else remember this stuff?
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