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I was originally against vaxing until DD's arrival and the dr's badgered us to the point of guilt (more so DH). So we agreed to a delayed schedule. Well DD is now 8mo and after her last injections a week ago, I believe she had a reaction to them and am opposed to any future vaxes. Her reaction was within 2 hours following the shots (pc & Hib) she got VERY cranky, couldn't get her to nurse, would bite when try to nurse her, wouldn't nap, and just kept crying and crying. I know when my child doesn't seem normal and she didn't! Also, she has not reacted like this to prior vaxes. I didn't call the ped to report it though because I thought first that there is nothing they can do to make her feel better anyway and second because I felt like they would just tell me it's a normal reaction. So all this has done is confirm my belief that I should NOT be injecting my child with chemicals! Now I'm wondering though, should I report it anyways??? I'm thinking ahead to when I will have to do an excemption letter for school, it would probably help my argument for partially vaxing then stopping. But will a dr even accept a report a week after it happened and is her reaction enough that the ped will actually do the report?
 

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Anybody can report to VAERS. If you feel like making a report, you should. Your doc will most def. NOT make a report based on your description and you were absolutely correct in assuming you wouod be told it was a "normal" reaction. Sorry you are dealing with this. Hoping she feels better soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was originally against vaxing until DD's arrival and the dr's badgered us to the point of guilt (more so DH). So we agreed to a delayed schedule. Well DD is now 8mo and after her last injections a week ago, I believe she had a reaction to them and am opposed to any future vaxes. Her reaction was within 2 hours following the shots (pc & Hib) she got VERY cranky, couldn't get her to nurse, would bite when try to nurse her, wouldn't nap, and just kept crying and crying. I know when my child doesn't seem normal and she didn't! Also, she has not reacted like this to prior vaxes. I didn't call the ped to report it though because I thought first that there is nothing they can do to make her feel better anyway and second because I felt like they would just tell me it's a normal reaction. So all this has done is confirm my belief that I should NOT be injecting my child with chemicals! Now I'm wondering though, should I report it anyways??? I'm thinking ahead to when I will have to do an excemption letter for school, it would probably help my argument for partially vaxing then stopping. But will a dr even accept a report a week after it happened and is her reaction enough that the ped will actually do the report?</div>
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Yes, report to VAERS. DS had same reaction to same vax at 7 months except those symptoms lasted over two eels and his developed pituitary injury. I reported online myself and received a call within 48 hours from the CDC to touch base with me and get further information for their reports. His case remains open.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yes, report to VAERS. DS had same reaction to same vax at 7 months except those symptoms lasted over two eels and his developed pituitary injury. I reported online myself and received a call within 48 hours from the CDC to touch base with me and get further information for their reports. His case remains open.</div>
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Thank you for sharing this! I definitely am going to report it now! Did you report awhile after it happened or immediately? And do you mind if I ask, I'd the dr acknowledge the pituitary injury was from the vax?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thank you for sharing this! I definitely am going to report it now! Did you report awhile after it happened or immediately? And do you mind if I ask, I'd the dr acknowledge the pituitary injury was from the vax?</div>
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I reported 5 months after his vax after I had been in contact with the National vaccine information center and been seeking treatment for him.<br><br>
I have always mentioned to his doctors that things started after his 7 month vaxes. No one has ever responded to my remark except for our doctor guiding us through vax-injury recovery. In addition to the pituitary issue, DS regressed significantly. The NVIC recommended the VAERS report, and they were also extremely helpful with physician recommendation and such.<br><br>
I've found most doctors feel hesitant to confirm even the possibility of vax injury. However, none of our regular docs has been dismissive of it either. I was also very cordial when talking to the CDC as I wanted the report to be clear that wasn't a hysterical parent seeking retribution. I maintained a serious tone, made it clear that he was "normal" until after the vac, and even expressed my gratitude for the reporting system.
 

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I am so sorry for your situation and that your son had the reaction to the vax! I hope he improves! It is so unfortunate that our system is the way it is and that it will probably keep getting worse too!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am so sorry for your situation and that your son had the reaction to the vax! I hope he improves! It is so unfortunate that our system is the way it is and that it will probably keep getting worse too!</div>
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Thank you! I'm also so very sorry you've had to experience an adverse event as well. Hopefully, if more parents/guardians know that they can make the reports without "proof," our vaccines would become greener and the extreme schedule would change. Even "benign" reactions should be reported. And, yes, in many ways, our vax system is sadly worsening. The vaccine ingredients, schedule, and the one-size-fits-all approach must be changed.<br><br>
We feel very fortunate that early intervention has helped our son recover tremendously, and we're even beginning to see improvement from his pituitary injury. I hope your LO has no lasting ill effects.
 
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