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My daughter is 11 months old and has had all her shots, i am just now tonight learning about the dangers of vaccs. I am in shock, hx: She has Gerd, in stomach pain daily, off and on bloating. From 0-5 months she could not poop on her own, we had to use rectal stim (poor baby<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: ) just to help her go. if we didn't help she would be in screaming agony just grunting for hours. She was also born at 35weeks due to my eclampsia by c-section, on top of that i had total placenta previa and her umb cord was laying on my cervix, and she was frank breech, and IUGR. NICU for 5 days. She was "spitty" from day one, but not in pain until 3 weeks<br><br>
In plain english does anyone know what the side effects are from the hep. shot? and if her stomach probs are due to that...what can i do to help her. She's on meds for reflux, and Flora infant probiotics.
 

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GSK, the manufacturer of Engerix-B vaccine (probably not exactly what your child had, but similar) lists "Nausea; anorexia; abdominal pain/cramps; vomiting; constipation; diarrhea" as side effects from Gastrointestinal System occurring in 'less than 1% injections' based on clinical trials of the vaccine. Additionally, from postmarketing reports, they list "Abnormal liver function tests; dyspepsia".<br><br>
Package insert: <a href="http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_engerixb.pdf" target="_blank">http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_engerixb.pdf</a>
 

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thank you so much! sorry to bug you guys...but the gastro symtoms in the pp, does anyone know if those are only temp due to the shot, or if the effects can linger..lets say so far 11 months?<br><br><br>
off topic question---what does frosted, toasted mean that i'm seeing in alot of siggys?
 

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I'm not even close to being an expert on anything <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">, but you should definately look up about Sodium Ascorbate (a stomach-friendly form of Vitamin C). It's done wonders for our family when the kids are sick and it sounds like your baby could use a boost in her immune system.<br><br>
Here's the thread with people who know more than me discussing it...<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=353318&highlight=ascorbate" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ight=ascorbate</a><br><br>
(Keep reading past all the comments about where to buy it to get to the "meat" of the thread.)
 

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Frosted, toasted etc. are various games we play here on the MDC boards when we are bored <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. Flashmobby kind of stuff - people pm each other a certain poem and whoeved gets it lists in the signature that they have been 'frosted' or 'toasted' or whatever, so people don't pm the same things over and over again to the same person. Just ignore them for now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.<br><br>
Gastro effects. Bad news is, nobody knows <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. It all depends on the ability of each child to repair the damage caused and not every child is able to do it quickly, and some are not able to do it at all. Plus, she obviously had more shots after that initial HepB thing, which didn't help either. As far as official reporting system goes, nobody is looking for answers to your questions, the follow up period is rather short, and only whatever was noticed during this short period gets listed. This is why it is so hard to connect to vaccines things that start a while after the vaccination - they are not listed, therefore has to be a coincidence. You can play with VAERS database if you want to see how often certain symptoms get resolved, but it is nowhere near full information. <a href="http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/index.html</a><br>
(for instance, choose vaccine 'HEP', symptoms 'reflux', recovered? 'no' and see what comes up. Then change search criteria).
 

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Thank you so much for the link, I'm off to check that out now. The reason I am suspecting the hep shot is because that's the only shot she received before getting sick, although all the other's could have had similar effects. I'm kinda ticked, I think dr's really should educate mothers. all I was told is that she may run a fever, and was given tylenol dosage for her wt. It's also my fault for not questioning shots. I had all my shots as a child, I didn't even think to question. Even if her stomach probs are not caused by vaccs, I still found something in the link you gave me that is disturbing, it clearly states in the product insert that if your child is sick etc..that would warrent postponing the shot...HELLO PEOPLE< SHE WAS IN THE NICU!!!! couln't keep her temp up, grunting while breathing, some fluid in her lungs, jaundice, heart murmer, low blood sugar, low iron (ok venting now, sorry)
 

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My youngest wasn't spitty (she has a sister who was tho), but she didn't poop either. She pooped a bit as she was born and then not for 2 days. After that it was every 2-3 days for about a month until . . . (Light goes on)I cut dairy products out of my diet. Within 24 hours she was pooping like a newborn - several times a day, even at night - which she had NEVER done.<br><br>
I stayed off dairy pretty religiously until she was about 6 months old. I tried reintroducing it a few times (once a month or so) and her symptoms of fussiness and lack of poop returned each time. Once she was about 6 months old she could tolerate dairy in my diet.<br><br>
Worth a try anyway ;-)
 
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