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Dirk Johnson
Huntington Beach, CA
  Skye  
After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, (combo) DTAP-HEP B
What Happened:
2 month DTAP shot anad sick for weeks for first time next visit his head had swollen from 50% to 80% dr. Did [not?] mark chart right or notice. (head was back 50% @ 24months) sick from there on out just as he felt better we had a dr. appointment more shots/illness-Flu was really bad he was sick for 3-4 months turn 105 degrees at one point and dr. stated it was normal for some. 16m MMR shot was sick bed sick bout 2-3 weeks as usual but came out crazy-no longer talking at all, thrashing in bed for 2-3 hours till fall asleep i put him to bed, still do. 24 months asked dr. about autism? He stated Skye would grow out of non-verbal if not come back at 3 years old. Dr. gave Skye his last round of Vaccinations and he spiraled down hill, no eye contact total MR PDD called OCRC and started his intervention. Skye's MD charts are normal well baby till 24 onth even then the Dr. did not diagnose even after we had, the dr. is still lost on the topic and referral to OC kids if lucky or OCRC for speech. Dr.'s just do not listen I think it is to hard to admit they are part of this.

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Michelle Kaan
Patchogue, NY
   
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
I remember taking her to the doctor and asking him if this shot would cause any harm to her. I was told no no no. I remember having second thoughts. I then remember my healthy girl getting her MMR. Overnite, she was projectile vomiting and spiked a fever. The following morning, she was not the child she was the day before. I will always blame myself for not following my gut.
Claudia
El Paso, TX
  Julien  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2007
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, (combo) DTaP-HIB
What Happened:
15 months old vaccines (including MMR) adverse reactions: was running before he had vaccines and once he had the vaccines he was running into walls and stumbling. Two days later, he couldn't walk/couldn't crawl, acted like he was 'on drugs', kept holding his head and moaning, and lost all speech (he had about 10 words before that). It was all downhill from there. I fully support an alternative vaccine schedule and do not believe that newborns should be vaccinated.

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Jessica LaMonde
Dayton, OH
   
Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, HIB, MMR-V, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox), (combo) DTAP-IPV, (combo) DTAP-HEP B, (combo) DTaP-HIB, (combo) HEP B-HIB, (combo) HEP A HEP B
  COMVAX, PREVNAR, & Flouride Drops.
What Happened:
Marcel was born on a military base overseas. Labor & Delivery was normal. Marcel never missed a check-up and he received of his scheduled shots on time. Medical records indicate that Marcel developed normally until the age of 19 months, when he was diagnosed as having Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified. During that time Marcel also developed chronic diarrhea, an issue doctors couldn't explain. All of this occured after Marcel received a long series of vaccinations, the last being the MMR.

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Jennifer Claassen
Boise, ID
  Ryan  
With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, IPV, MMR-V, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
High fever, whole body rash, diarhea, loss of eye contact, loss of interest in his surroundings engulfed Ryan. He was never the same following 5 live viruses shot into him at once.

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Lora Vazzana
Fountain Hills, AZ
   
Child Birth Year:
2003
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, IPV, (combo) DTAP-HEP B, (combo) DTaP-HIB
Joy
Alpharetta, GA
   
Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP B, HIB, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus
What Happened:
After her second round of shots, late that same night she began to cry uncontrollably as if someone was sticking her with needles. The cries became louder almost like screaming in terror, then she turned green, stopped breathing and passed, she was gone 20 to 30 seconds...her father had to call her back into this realm.
Rebecca Eshraghi
Weston, FL
   
What Happened:
Same story like many others!!!! My pediatrician completely dismissed my concernes regarding vaccinations and Autism making me feel bad that I even brought up the issue gave my 14 month old daughter the MMR, Chickenpox and persuaded me to give her a flue shot at the same time. within four weeks she received 3 more shots which makes 8 vaccines in one month. From then she lost her socialization and 3 month later when she received her last 3 vaccinations she crashed!

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Dotz
Vancouver, WA
   
What Happened:
JUST DISCOVERED THIS SITE!
I have a 4 year old boy .. who when born every thing was wonderful he was healthy and strong alert had a few word's then about the age of 19 month's started showing sign's of something suddenly wrong. Loss of any words and attention and eventually autism was almost the conclusion but .... after a year and lot of help with OT therapy, speech therapy development and health he know seems to be coming out of this chemistry of imbalance and autism is not the medical out come. How? Only due to being a mom that wasn't about to let the Dr's misdiagnose my child. Remember I saw this child before the shots, I spend every day with him. There is there more to fear with his system and health and I believe his shots had something to do with this ... rather it be the flu shot or another shot but the further away from the shots after a huge pause he seems to be come out of it. I'm in fear of him getting his required shots in the future in fear of a relapse .. it has taken a lot of hard work to get him back on track and I don't want to have any set back's due to shots. I know they say we need our vaccines to be healthy but at what cost?

We need to Green Our Vaccines
Meadow Davidson
Sparta, WI
   
Child Birth Year:
1998
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, HEP B
What Happened:
I wasn't "one of those parents" blaming vaccines. In fact, I wasn't sure I really believed they could harm a child. I mean, how could doctors and nurses let that happen? We trust them to educate us and keep our children healthy and safe. That was in 2000, when my son was diagnosed with Autism and I first started researching. I kept thosehoughts in the back of my mind, and kept reading and listening to other parent's stories. Over the years, it became extremely hard to deny...SOME children had definately been injured by their vaccines. You could even see it in their pictures...a frightening truth that proved regression. But was MY son injured by vaccines? I never really noted the regression. He had ALWAYS been difficult. I mostly attributed his autism has having something to do directly with his hospitalization for Meningitis (that he did not end up having) at two weeks of age. I had taken him in for his check-up with a mild fever and they rushed him to the hospital. We were told to meet him there and when I walked in the room and saw my tiny newborn with an IV in his forehead, I was shocked and scared to say the least. I read about lots of Autistic children being treated for meningitis and the harsh medicine was thought to contribute. That had to be it. But the more I learned, the question still lingered in the back of my mind....where was the regression?
After seeing so many "before and after" photos, I decided to look one more time in my son's album, to see if maybe there was something I missed....a mother's love is blind....maybe I had just over looked it. On one of the very first pages of the scrapbook, was a copy of the hospital bill. I had saved it just to look back on one day to see how much it cost to have a baby those days. I read over it carefully, and noted the Eep B vaccine given at two days old. I sighed...if I had only had an idea that he didn't NEED that- he was so tiny- but I had trusted the doctors. But the shock came when I read that on the same day, I had been given the MMR vaccine. I was fully immunized, but the blood test showd I was not immune to Rubella. I never even remembered agreeing to it or them asking me about it. I'm would have definately told them I had had all my shots!
In the hospital, I had no problems nursing my baby boy. Being a young, first time mother, I was at a teaching hospital, and I remembered the doctor coming in with students and asking me how I knew how to take care of this baby. I told them, "I just knew, it wasn't hard at all". He nursed and pooped and did all the great things babies do so the doctors can send them home. But when I got home, I couldn't get him to nurse. It was like he had forgotten how to latch on properly. Then, he would only eat for a few minutes and cry and cry. I thought, maybe I wasn't making enough milk for him. I worried and worried and tried and tried. Finally, bleeding and sore and exhausted in the middle of the night, I gave up trying to nurse my three week old son.
I believe that the combination of the HepB my son was given at two days old and the MMR I was given as I nursed my son injured him in such a way that he regressed and forgot the basic instict to nurse. I believe his fever at two weeks old was a result of his immunizations and the cause of his constant illnesses until after age 2. From two to 10 years old, my son frequently vomited and had unexplained rashes and fevers that reoccurred about once a month, lasting a week to ten days at a time, and without the doctors ever givig me an explanation. The fevers only quit with biomedical intervention!

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Kay Vincent
Lovettsville, VA
   
Child Birth Year:
2003
Vaccines Involved:
DTAP, HIB
What Happened:
Fever went to 105 degrees, screaming for days and arching of his back

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Kathy Johnson
Dallas, TX
  Ethan Barrett  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1999
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, HIB, Rotavirus
What Happened:
Had all scheduled vaccinations and around 2 yrs old stopped developing further and started having all these problems: Immune & GI problems, chronic yeast, diarrhea, sensory sensitivity, eating & sleeping issues, frequent temper tantrums daily, and started head banging.

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Deborah A Delp
Carlisle, PA
  JR (a.k.a. Rodney)  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1997
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP B, HIB
What Happened:
His MMR, booster DTaP and booster Hep-B (all given in one office visit)pushed him to the brink but it was the IPV vaccine at 19 months that put him over the top. By 20 months his language was gone. Thus, began our journey down the road of autism though it would be another 17 months before we knew what we were dealing with.

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Annmarie Brogan
Poland, OH
   
What Happened:
When Colin was born he was a healthy little guy. I wanted to be the good mother and keep him safe and healthy so I chose to vaccinate him following the current schedule. His first year of life he developed typically and reached all him milestones. He was walking, smiling, interacting with us, babbling and beginning to say a handful of words. It was after he received a flu shot that we started to notice odd repetitive behaviors. Unfortunately that was not enough to stop me from doing further vaccinations so we followed the schedule and started to see our baby slip away from us. After each round of vaccines he seemed to slip further and further away. By 24 mos he lost all language, was in his own world flapping and spinning and totally unaware of us or the world around him. After his diagnoses of autism we did a series of lab test. We were shocked to find that his titers were 3 times the amount they should have been for his age. We also found out that Colin is a poor methylator which makes it hard for him to remove the toxins that are in the vaccines and our environment. It was a loaded gun and the vaccines pulled the trigger.

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H. Downing
Whitehouse Station, NJ
   
Child Birth Year:
2000
Vaccines Involved:
Maternal Flu Shot
What Happened:
I received the flu shot while pregnant. Baby developed heart arythmia in utero; then born 4 weeks early.

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Jennifer Palmer
Columbia, MD
  Jacob  
After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1999
Vaccines Involved:
HEP B
What Happened:
On his 3rd day of life, he recived the HEP B vaccine. From that point until he was around 6 months old, he cried in pain most of the time, slept little and had feeding problems. He seemed to get better at around 6 months, but still had some red flags. At around 18 months, he had a really bad case of the coxsackie virus. At that point, he lost the few words that he had and all red flag symptoms became more prominant. Many things have clued us in to what is going on with our son. To keep this short, we feel that he probably is dealing with a chronic meningitis. Viral infections have caused regressions for him and his viral titers have been very high for certain viruses that tend to cause injury in the neurological system. Even though the HEP B seemed to start some of his issues, I believe that vaccines in general are very risky and each vaccine that he received probably contributed to the burden on his body.

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Traci Bauer-Vowell
lawrenceburg, IN
  Jack  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, HEP B, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
He was a twin gestation and swallowed fluid, had to be worked on a little bit in the delivery room and then guess what? Was given the Hep B vaccine on top of an already compromised immune system.

Oh, and did I mention the day the twins turned 1 year old I took them to get the baby well check up and they received MMR, Varicella, AND a flu???? With TWINS and the mere head cold, I couldn't keep up with vaccines, I trusted my kids pediatrician...my boy had 18 vaccines until I stopped them at 18 months old.
Kendralee Kendall
Richmond, MA
   
Vaccines Involved:
Flu, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
My son was a very happy loving little boy up until his 1 year well baby visit once he received his vaccines and we went him he got a fever became very cranky and I slowly watched my loving little boy fade away to some far away place! I still to this day with him being 17 months old have not gotten an answer or diagnosis and its driving me crazy cause i have that mommy radar thing going and telling me its autism and I'm right and will not take no for an answer! I started the gfcf diet and in the 2 weeks of being on it he has made some small changes in talking and behavior but he still flaps and spins the wheels on his cars and stares off into space and causes pain to himself and others with no remorse. He used to say "mommy" "daddy" "ball" "truck" and a ton of words and now all he says is "no" "mama" "baba" "dada" and he just disappeared and I want him back so desperately I will do what ever it takes to help him recover!
Dan E. Burns
Dallas, TX
   
Before Autism With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
1987
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB
  oral polio -- all of the above at age 4 (boosters)
What Happened:
August 18, 1991. Hold up four fingers, Ben. That's right, you're four years old! On Ben's birthday he was coming down with a cold.

August 19, 1991. On his day-after-birthday, Ben received his four-year immunizations. He was sick. The doctor noted that Ben had no eye contact, was known to have autism, and was screaming all the time. Ben received three vaccines: for oral polio; diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis; and measles, mumps, and rubella. One month later, at the request of the school, Ben received his Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine.

August 25, 1991. Ben began the regular fall semester of his Early Childhood Intervention program at McCoy. He reentered the Early Learning Program, I wrote in a letter to a friend, and met all of his first year developmental goals within a month. His teachers are astounded. So are we.

September 6, 1991. Which therapy was helping Ben? I said vitamins; Sue said light. Careful to keep our disagreement from spilling over to Ben, I wrote to Dr. Rimland for advice. He suggested that we try one therapy at a time and observe the results. We took Ben off B6 and DMG. By the third week in September, I wrote in my diary, Ben was 100% un-potty trained and was using no language except 'eee-Up!' He was masturbating like mad. All systems were failing: potty training, language, attention span.


November 5, 1991. I wrote, Attempts to replicate last summerís light therapy results have not been successful ÖWe charted Ben's behavior in potty training, masturbation, commands, eye contact, socialization, and use of language. After more than two weeks, there was no clear improvement in his behavior on the light therapy compared to baseline behavior in the categories we charted. Ben had cratered. We put him back on vitamin B6 and DMG.
From a twenty-first century perspective, it's tempting to conclude that Benís four-year vaccinations were at least partially responsible for his regression. But in 1991, vaccines were not suspected as a trigger for autism. Because Ben's regression didnít occur immediately after the shots, Sue and I didnít suspect a link. All we knew was that we were at the bottom of the crater, and Ben wasn't responding to the B6 and DMG either. We were stuck.

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Holly Lukas
Rockwall, TX
   
Vaccines Involved:
IPV, HEP B, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Maternal Flu Shot, (combo) DtaP-IP-HI
What Happened:
My daughter seemed fine but after her shots she had rashes, ear infections, respiratory infections, fevers, etc. Her behavior became very difficult and defiant. Meltdowns- she would bang her head and bite herself. As she aged she began repeating movie dialogue, repeating a word she heard over and over, became very inflexible, never forgot anything. She covered her ears when toilets flushed, it thundered, or we needed to drain the tub. She lined up toys and was very concerned with grouping them. She became very pre-occupied with x-rays and animals. Parties were a nightmare! She needed about 45 minutes of time before she could "adjust" and look or talk to people. She never lost her speech, but things had changed she was almost OCD acting and we lived at the dr. due to ear infections and sinus infections. Also, food and eating became a nightmare. She reduced herself down to chicken nuggets, french toast, and mac and cheese. I always thought that it was a coincidence that all this happen after shots, but now I am thinking that is not true. She seemed fine until they gave her this big immunization that was all combined at around 18 months old.
Christina Hatch
Tustin Ranch, CA
   
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP B, HPV, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox), (combo) DTaP-HIB
  Prevnar
What Happened:
She got so sick that she could not get better without medical intervention. She drank out of a bottle until age 4, did not eat well or sleep well. She has done IVIG almost 60 times - a 5 hour IV every 4 weeks!

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Lori Pecore
Shawano, WI
  Mason  
Before Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2008
Alexandra Lowe
Centereach, NY
  Dylan  
Before Autism With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
Dylan received his MMR and just after contracted roseola, then the eye contact diminished, the hand flapping started, lining things up.
Katherine Sipes
Universal City, TX
   
Vaccines Involved:
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
He was a Great baby loved being held. He got all his shots on schedule. After the second varicella shot he started acting funny. He would not let you hold him, he started pounding his head in the floor, could not stand to play with others. We knew there was a problem but didn't want to see it. The first day of kindergarten the teacher called and he was in the nurses office with a bag of ice on head because he could not go to lunch. A couple days went by and I got another call he was running around the class room trying to catch his thoughts. That is when I knew we tried everything but I would not let any doctor tell me autism. I don't want Ridalin or any thing like it. I just need help.
Melodie Brown
BOISE, ID
  Nick  
With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2003
Vaccines Involved:
DTAP, HIB, IPV, HIB, HPV, (combo) DTAP-IPV, (combo) DTAP-HEP B, (combo) e-IPV, (combo) DTaP-HIB, (combo) TD, (combo) TTDaP
What Happened:
When he was 14 months old he was talking and getting to know food and people. We forgot to get his shots and they gave him 4 shots and a drink. Within a week my son stopped talking and eating went to full time breast feeding. My son was a normal kid and something happened when he got the last shots!! He almost died twice, I know in my heart that the shots are why he became ill and stopped developing! And all they can say is "it happens." 1 out of 150 get Autism and that's all I was told, but I know that it was the Vaccines.

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Christina McKay
Long Beach, CA
   
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HEP B, HIB, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  polio, prevnar
What Happened:
Completely disappeared within 1 week of his 12 mos. shots

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Tracy Slepcevic
Redondo Beach, CA
   
Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, IPV, HEP B, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, (combo) DTaP-HIB
What Happened:
After Noah received his 2 month vaccines he became very colicky and cried for 3 to 4 hours straight every night and it wasn't until I started taking him to a chiropractor the the crying slowly stopped.
Prior to Noah's 1 year shots he could speak several words and do baby sign language... once he received his vaccines he couldn't speak a word or do any sign language.

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Melissa French
San Antonio, TX
  Alexander  
Before Autism With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  pcv
What Happened:
Alexander met ALL of his developmental milestone's until 2-19-07, when he received his mmr, varicella and pcv in one day! He got a horrible rash on his face the next day, and started his regression into Autism. He slowly started loosing his speech, stopped laughing and smiling, slowly stopped making eye contact and gesturing. Started repetitive behavior and got Chronic constipation.
Lainne Bracy
Brewer, ME
  Kaelyn  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR-V
What Happened:
Kaelyn did everything early. Walked early, talked early, at 12-14 months she said "I kick it" and "Love my bubba". She was starting to pee on the potty at 14mo. She was loving, affectionate and social. We brought her in for the MMR and Varivax. I held her down while they injected her and she screamed. When we left, she was silent in the car. The ride home, not a peep. She had a slight fever and was lethargic, which they say is NORMAL. The next day, no improvement. Days later, she still isn't herself. I KNEW something was wrong but had absolutely no idea what had happened. Then my mother saw Jenny on Oprah. I lived in denial for a couple months, until a walk in care doctor said to us "She is Autistic, I bet she doesn't even know you're her parents" (word for word, no lie) My husband LOST it. We called her ped. I told her what was said. She was in disbelief. She had JUST seen Kaelyn and she was advanced. SO I brought her in. Her Dr. spent time with us and then said "Mourn the loss of your hopes and dreams, she does have Autism". She recommended the gluten free diet. I researched it, liked what I saw and tried it. AMAZING SUCCESS. When I found DAN! I asked my ped if she would be willing to work alongside a DAN!. She had no idea what it was and then went on to say they were quacks who were after our money. She told me there was NO WAY the vaccines had injured my child and there was nothing I could do for her (I SWEAR this is what was said to us). I got a new ped and a DAN! and I can't WAIT until Kaelyn can call that ped and say "Geez Dr,______, it's too bad you couldn't open your mind even a crack, you could have helped me say this".

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Jennifer Flinton
Round Rock, TX
  Jimmy  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2001
  ProQuad (Combo MMR + Varicella)
What Happened:
Developed normally up until age 16 months, at which time he regressed over a weekend after a bout of rotavirus. Was in a clinical trial for ProQuad (combo MMR + Varicella) at age 12 months.

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Cody Jordan
Urbana, IA
   
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, HIB, IPV, HEP B, HIB, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox), (combo) DTAP-IPV
What Happened:
My son was meeting all his developmental milestones up until about his first birthday. He did get frequent low-grade fevers and episodes of strep, but his cognitive development was fine up until this point. At his 1-year well check, he was fighting off the remnants of his latest cold, and his pediatrician still recommended all his scheduled vaccinations. I was naive and didn't know any better, so I went ahead with the vaccinations (MMR, Hib, Varicella, and his first flu shot). He got a bad fever not long after this, and about two weeks later, he got his flu shot booster. It wasn't even two weeks after this, Christmas Eve to be exact, that he got a fever higher than usual (103). We did the recommended fever protocol, but on Christmas Day, he got so bad that I rushed him to the emergency room. His entire body was flushed; he was entirely lethargic, not wanting to move or do anything. At the hospital, his fever spiked to over 105 (almost 106), and he had a very severe case of pneumonia. After his hospitalization was what I call "the big switch." He no longer made eye contact. His language development came to a screeching halt and even regressed to virtually nothing. The most painful thing to watch was my son fall into his own little world, and there seemed to be nothing I could do about it. My little boy was lost, and it's taken every ounce of my energy to begin bringing him back to where he is today.

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Jeanette Fligg
Columbus, OH
   
Child Birth Year:
2002
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, Varicella (Chicken Pox), (combo) DTAP-IPV, (combo) DTAP-HEP B, (combo) e-IPV, (combo) DTaP-HIB, (combo) DtaP-IP-HI, (combo) HEP B-HIB, (combo) HEP A HEP B
What Happened:
At a year, she got the flu shot. Immediatly after, she got a high fever. We are on Medicaid so many doctors wouldn't take much time with her. After, she was different and quiet. Before the shot, she had words and could throw a ball. After, she had no words, couldn't throw anything, and could only express herself with arm flapping. Doctors wouldn't take much time with me and would brush me off. It was at her two year check up when autism was finally noticed. By then, the affects had taken it's toll.
Monica Alzate
Elmhurst, NY
  Thomas  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2007
Vaccines Involved:
DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP B, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus
What Happened:
After Hep B was administered Thomas developed severa eczema. At 4 months when Thomas received multiple vaccines he developed Failure to Thrive, lost and extreme amount of weight. Went from 18 lbs to 12 lbs.

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Kris Torroni
Rancho Cuamonga, CA
   
Child Birth Year:
1986
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, MMR-V, Rotavirus, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  all the rutine shots that are given at 18 months old but he got a double does of them on same dr visit
What Happened:
At age 18 months my son was give his Vaccination shots at a Medical runned clinic. While I was getting my 3 month old ready for his check up another nurse came in and gave Patrick a second round of the very same shots. By the time I noticed what she was doing it had happened. After informing the doctors on duty of the mistake they had me sign a waiver of no fault. At the time they told me that it was safe for him to get extra dose. Just to watch for extreme symptoms,such as high fever vomiting rashes. They never told me that my once happy child was going to turn into a lost child. It started with the lose of vocabulary,then the stimming started hand flapping spinning in circles, laughing to himself. the rocking I could handle, but when he started the head banning that was hard. 3 trips to the ER for head wounds, but yet he never cried when they stiched him up nor did he cry when he first got hurt. with in 4 months he was totally gone. He never would look at me but more thru me or over me. he did not care if I left a room where as my other kid flipped out if I left. He only wanted to play with objects that spun. After noticing all these changes A close friend of mine who was born with hearing but lost it at an year age,thought that he might have lost his hearing and was now deaf. After getting hearing tested and told he had almost perfect hearing,I was at lost point. A Dr. at UCLA happened to be in the same elevator as us and noticed Patrick flapping his hand like a bird ready to take off. He asked me a few general questions about Patrick, and gave me an informal diagnosis. Patrick might be autistic. Scariest words I ever heard. He offered to test him at no cost to me. He was tested on a Tuesday and started intensive in home therapy the next monday. That went on for 2 1/2 years. It was stressful and hard to watch at times, but well worth the time and effort. There is alot more to my life story. If you have any questions I am very open about to it.... I that my lucky stars that I have 5 wonderful children and would not of changed anything .

Katina Towne
Keller, tx
  Kelan and Caden  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2002
Vaccines Involved:
HIB, HEP A, HEP B, Varicella (Chicken Pox), (combo) DTAP-HEP B, (combo) DTaP-HIB, (combo) DtaP-IP-HI, (combo) HEP B-HIB, (combo) HEP A HEP B
What Happened:
The twins had good eye attention and was saying "Ma Ma", "Da Da, "Ba Ba" for bottle they were even trying to call each others name... example Kelan would call his brother Cadey instead of Caden... but after their 12mo shots that ALL went away... they started having high fevers, ear infection, etc you name it... I was at the doctor every week and then after that they didn't request for their bottels anymore... They just would scream and scream ALL the time... ALL the communications they were doing almost drove me crazy... Because I knew something was wrong... I especially knew something was wrong when I begin to notice other children around them talking... I told the doctor and he brush it off and told me its normal for twins to have a speech delay and not to worry... Please read more about my story at http://townefamilyautismsupportnow.bbnow.org
Jeffrey Hoge
Fort Mill, SC
   
Child Birth Year:
1995
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, HIB, HPV, MMR-V, Rotavirus
What Happened:
She was behind in her shots and they gave them to her cocktail style with massive regression to follow. The doctors have refused the batch numbers for reporting to the CDC.

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Beverly Harvey
Jacksonville, FL
   
Child Birth Year:
2003
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
Saniyah was a typically developing baby until her 12 month shots. Soon after the shots Saniyah received she began to cry a lot. She began to not look at others when others are playing with her. She began to get sick with infections (sinus, ear, and respiratory). She began to get severe diaper rashes and skin ulcerations (boils) that were very painful, red, and swollen. She began to lose the language that was developing. Saniyah was requesting with one- three word utterances. It took 18 months to lose all of her language. I watched my child lose all means of communication. Her receptive language platoed. She retained many of the skills learned before the injury, but gained no new skills. Up until this time Saniyah had never had a cold or diaper rash.
Naomi Brown
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
  Ebony Shanay  
With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2003
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, (combo) HEP B-HIB
  DTP
What Happened:
We missed our 12 month vaccinations and at 18 months of age when I took her to the doctor they were adament about giving her 12 month and 18 month immunisations all at once. They made me feel guilty because my first reaction telling them no and as a naive 23 year old I gave in and paid the alterment price. My daughter I could see in her eyes on the way home something was not right. It didn't take long she started with a high temperature, a rash, cloudyness in the eyes and pastey skin. I took her to the hospital because i was deeply concerned she was just getting worse as time went on. They told me some children have these reactions and I shouldn't be concerned. I knew something wasn't right and they kept me there to monitor her. It was 48 hours of pure hell and when we went home because her temps were normal again. My little girl just wasn't the same. I expressed that at her visit with the maternal health care nurse and she told me Ebony was fine. It wasn't until her 2 year check with the nurse they said she had a developmental delay and referred me to a peditrician. This was because she then had no eye contact, very limited speech, obsessive and repeative behaviors and no social skills. It was the worst time in my life watching my child deterriate and feeling completely helpless. Often I watch her slip into her own world where I could be on fire in the same room and she wouldn't have noticed. I still feel slightly guilty today.

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Michele May
Hesperia, CA
  CJ  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2007
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, HIB, HEP A, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
Received DTaP, HiB, MMR, Varicella, Hep A and Pneumococcal at 15 months and lost all speech. Then received Hep A and the Flu shot at 23 months and regressed from there.

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Nancy Sagui
Boerne (adjoins San Antonio), TX
  Tyler  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1997
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, HIB
What Happened:
He began losing skills and development came to a standstill after his multiple vaccine doctor visit at 14 months old.

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Rita Hailey
Clarksville, TN
   
Child Birth Year:
1999
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
2 week after the MMR shot my son stopped talking. He replaced talking with pointing.
Barb K
Roslyn Heights, NY
   
Child Birth Year:
1994
What Happened:
Received the highest dose of thimerosal -- 237.5 mcg -- he could have via the usual baby schedule (except for Rhogam (not needed) and flu (because I opted out). I also ate a lot of tuna while pregnant.

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Laura Mulholland
Port Saint Lucie, FL
   
Child Birth Year:
1998
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, HIB, (combo) DTaP-HIB
  Polio
What Happened:
I hope that my son, Austinís story will give hope for some families and maybe even shed some light for a few. His is different from most that you read about because he was never actually diagnosed with autism, but he was, undoubtedly, "becoming autistic". What you do need to know is what he was diagnosed with.
He was born in March, 1998- 3 weeks to the day after my 18th birthday. I was always a single parent, with the help of my own parents. He was always normal- just a very happy & content little baby. He did most things right on cue and a few he was a late bloomer on, but nothing unusual. He received his 15 month MMR & Hep B vaccines on the same day. He was 17 months old (we were a little behind). Within 21 days he could no longer move- he just laid there staring at the ceiling unless you touched him...then he screamed the most bloodcurdling scream that youíve ever heard. The weeks before that were so confusing and only looking back on it now, 8 years later, do I see how obvious it was. He went from not responding to his own name, to being mean and throwing tantrums, which wouldnít have been strange but he had NEVER done that before, to banging his head on the walls, to refusing to stand, to not being able to speak words. His eyes even began to go different directions. Within about 10 days of those shots we were realizing something wasnít right but we had no idea of the magnitude. Over those 3 weeks I saw 17 different doctors and the diagnosisí ranged from nothing is wrong with him at all, to allergies, to a cold, to me spoiling him and my absolute favorite- me having Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. I went to St Maryís Hospital, which is suppose to be a non-for-profit hospital specializing in children, with a doctorís order for neurological workup on my son and they refused to do it and told me to give him Ibuprofen every 8 hours. I never even saw an actual doctor on that visit.

At barely 19 I was confused and decided maybe they were right, maybe Iím making up something thatís not there. Thank God my mom kept on me. I remember the tearful argument on my work phone- me asking "what else am I suppose to do? Everyone says itís nothing, Iím crazy, etc". All she really said was, "you know your son, you know something is wrong".

Dr. # 17 was Dr. Ivy Faske. She sent me to another hospital with another dr.ís order for another set of tests. To be honest, I expected the same treatment as the other hospital, but I was wrong. Within about 6 hours of walking through the door of that hospital my son was being treated. Some of the details are fuzzy because I was so young and to be honest- I blocked most of it for years. They had done a complete scan- something like an MRI, of my son after they injected him with this "glowing", active, green liquid that would help things show up better. They found that he had diskitis- this is only found in 1 out 1 million children. About 2 years ago I mentioned it to one of the doctors from the practice that we were going to at the time and he told me that I had to be mistaken- "if there had been a kid diagnosed with that in this practice I wouldíve heard about it". I ru dely told him to "check the file".

The gist of it was that "bad shots" caused this bacteria infection at the base of my sonsí spine (diskitis). The infection was "eating" away at the vertebrates. By the time we got to the hospital the lowest one was already completely gone and it was "working on" the second, which they managed to save. If we hadnít gotten to the hospital when we did the infection wouldíve continued to work itís way up his spine- creating more and more autistic symptoms until it got to his brain- then he wouldíve been autistic.

They treated him with massive doses of i.v. anti-biotics and anti-inflammatories over 2 weeks. He was put in a body cast for 6 weeks and could return to daycare for 6 months.

Iím torn on whether it had any "long-term" affect on my son. My son never had a solid bowl movement until he was 4. As a result of that, it hurt so much when he did have one that he would hold it for days until he couldnít, so we had potty training issues until he was 7. I know that sounds crazy but the doctor said that he had been doing it for so long that it was a learned behavior that his body became use to so we had to retrain his body. He was held back in kindergarten. I donít know how to feel about that. He is a March baby and they say that boys mature slower than girls, but what I couldnít understand is why he no longer knew how to count to 20 or his ABCíS- he had known them a few years before that. He would learn them but he couldnít "retain" them for the longest time.

He just turned 10 last week and heís a normal, rough & tough 10 year old boy. The main thing that I want people to know from my story is that NEVER let anyone dismiss you or make you think youíre crazy, especially when it involves your child. ALWAYS seek a second opinion and donít be afraid to get a third or a fourth opinion. You know your child, so you know when something isnít right. For any of the parents that are dealing with the aftermath of any of these toxic vaccines, please know that there is hope- my son is proof. Good luck to all of you, youíre in my prayers.
Shelley Bell
Westminster, CA
   
Child Birth Year:
1997
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, HEP A, HEP B, HIB, Rotavirus, (combo) DTAP-HEP B
What Happened:
At 17 months Jason had 4 shots and he was never the same. That night he was screaming and very hot with a fever. The pediatrician suggested cold baths and said I would see cold symptoms but he never did have those symptoms and was never the same.
Kelly Woodall
Bourbonnais, Illinois
  Dakota Woodall  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
He got MRI shot and he stop looking at me when I called his name and stopped talking.
Alexander Stewart
lansing, New York
   
Child Birth Year:
1995
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
Jacob was fine until he received his MMR shots, shortly after that he began to show signs of Autism. Loss of speech,he began to hum and went into his own world, would hurt himself at times, when he could not express himself.

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Susan Lawson
Castle Rock, CO
  Julia  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR-V
What Happened:
1-5 2007 - nine days post MMR-V (proquad) vaccine - Julia was found seizing and in critical condition in her crib. She was airlifted to Miami Childrens Hospital and was hospitalized for one month - 1st in PICU in a ventilator, in a coma, with a feeding tube, etc...then in the neuro ward for three weeks - diganosis - encephalitis. Etiology? Unknown...(I knew!!!) Julia was 1 year old when discharged from hospital, but functioning at a 2 month level. She had another severe seizure episode in 9-08 and was hospitalized again for 10 days. Diagnosis? Epilepsy coming from site of previous brain damage from encephalitis in 1-07. Julia is currently 3 1/2 years old, but cognitively at about 12-15 months and nonverbal with significant mobility issues. The vaccine court conceded her encephalitis case mid June and they are working on a settlement for her. This is great news financially for her, but I just want my old daughter back. It is so hard to watch her struggle, and it has caused immense family and financial issues for me, her now single mother, and her brother Jack who is six and typically developing, but not given the attention he deserves due to his sister's needs. Something or someone has to control this issue - vaccines are NOT one size fits all.
Sommer Slosson
Southlake, TX
  Zane  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2004
What Happened:
I don't remember Zane having a severe regression post-vaccines, but I've no doubt they didn't help, considering mercury is the second most neurotoxic substance on earth.

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Kimberly Anderson
Orlando, FL
  Robbie  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1998
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
My son had an allergic reaction to his baby shots and had to go to the hospital for swellng and rash.
Jeanna Reed
Plainfield, IL
   
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
Flu, DTAP, IPV, MMR-V, (combo) HEP B-HIB

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Dana McCaffrey
Nesconset, NY
   
Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
My son had a chronic ear infection from the age of 10 mos-14 mos(when they finally put the tubes in his ears). Joseph was a very vocal infant and had started to say..mama,dada etc...When the ear infections started so did the antibiotics...and a slew of other medications. He never got rid of the ear infection so they kept him on antibiotics until the surgery the last being a series of roecefen shots.During this time he was given the MMR and the Varicella shots (12 mos). His speech was just gone after that...and he didnt say a true first word until he was around 4 yrs old.
Alissa D. Ellis, B.S., M.Ed.
Buckeye, AZ
  Micheal  
After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2002
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, HIB
What Happened:
Micheal is a twin; although they were born at 37 weeks weighing 5 lbs 10oz each, they remained very small and were both diagnosed "failure to thrive" despite breastfeeding and all checkups. In going to many doctor visits for these issues, they got behind in their shots, and although they were much smaller than other babies their age, the pediatrician put them on a "catch up" schedule, resulting in more vaccines administered in a shorter period of time to get them "caught up." (I had also been forced to have an MMR booster only 6 months before becoming pregnant in order to attend the public University to complete my degree. I was not allowed to claim an exemption because we were trying to conceive, and was simply ordered by the OB doctor to "wait at least 3 months" before trying again).
Following this rapid "catch up" regimen, my son was diagnosed with Autism and my daughter had persistent Gastro-Intestinal problems, even refusing to eat solid food for 4 months at only 2 years of age. Doctors state she did this because she did not have a day without stomach pain. They found MMR virus in her intestinal tract.
Between this and my son's diagnosis, I contacted the supplier of their vaccines and received lot control #s and submitted adverse vaccine reaction reports.

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Julie Irvine
Staunton, VA
  Gabe  
With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
1999
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP B, HIB, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
-At birth he was given the HBV- then less than a week after discharge he was readmitted due to not eating.

-12/14/99 he got HBV, DTaP, Hib- he became an extremely easy baby. Didnít want to be held nor did he cry very often.

-3/29/00- 11-16-00 was given Influenza shot, HBV 1x, DTaP 3x, IPV 3x, Hib 3x, PCV 1x, and MMR 1x- Not long after all this he stopped talking and develop somewhere in-between asthma and was sick a lot. He even came down with Pneumonia several times.

-11/13/03 he got DTaP, IPV, and MMR. This put him at age 3 and is when things really went down hill. Clothes would bother him, such as tags and socks (he still wears socks inside out), he had little interest in making friends, lined up his toys and they HAD to standup otherwise he would have a total meltdown.

By age 5 he was removed from two separate daycares, they state they were unable to handle him. He was unable to relate to peers, showed no emotions, no pride in things well done, was completely oblivious to his impact on others, and had no concept of cause and effect relationships. This is the point I lost all parenting ability, nothing worked, and he just didnít care. I never once thought this was due to vaccines until I started reading articles on the topic and looking over his immunization records. No, the reaction wasnít days after however, it was only weeks. Additionally he received vaccinations while sick and on antibiotics (they wipeout normal gut flora- this lining makes up 70% of the immune system). I was also instructed to give Tylenol before and after his visits to help with the pain. I now have learned Tylenol reduces glutathione, which is an important defense against mercury.

Anne Adams-Smutzer
Kenmore, NY
   
Child Birth Year:
1997
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, MMR-V, Pneumococcal
What Happened:
George received the MMR vaccine within two days he stopped talking. For four years he needed speech therapy to produce sounds and words again and finally sentences again.
Sarah Smith
Columbus, GA
  Haley and Cameron  
With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2000
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, HIB, HPV, MMR-V, Rotavirus, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Rhogam
What Happened:
I feel that both of my childrens autism was caused by vaccines. The only proof I have is that they seemed perfectly healty until recieving thier shots. Both my daughter and son had bad reactions after recieving shots. My daughter is nine and is up to date on her shots, her reactions were not as severe as her baby brother. I refused to get my son anymore vaccines when he reacted so badly to his shots at four months. It was around six months that I realized with both of my children that something was off. They would get excited and flap thier hands and thier little legs would just lock up. It was not as severe with my daughter so I didn't think anything of it. But with my son he would lock up and wouldn't even breathe! I would have to jar him to get his attention off of what ever was getting him so excited. Unfortunately my childrens father was in complete denial and forbid me to speak of the possibility of autism (but I knew after seeing my sons symptoms). It wasn't until our daughter was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma in 2008 that he came to his senses. Burkitts lymphoma is caused by EBV, a herpes virus. I strongly believe that my daughters weakened immune system from her immunizations left her vulnerable to the EBV and allowed it to take over and become a cancer. Thank God she is in remission and on her way to having a full recovery! I have had to live with two seperate hells. My daughters cancer and high functioning autism and my sons more severe form of autism. I am new to the biomedical protocol, but I will do everything in my power to make sure my children are as healthy as possible and possibly cured of autism. I've conquered cancer and now I WILL conquer autism! I should also mention that I have a little sister born in 1999 who was diagnosed with JRA at the age of four. And I also have a nephew born in 2005, the same as my son, who has what his doctors are calling "mild retardation", but I believe he has autism as well. His behavior is very similar to my sons. These are NOT coincedences! My family was genetically predisposed to have adverse reactions to vaccines! Besides being related, immunizations are the only common denominator. All of our children had bad reactions to the shots! There is no history of cancer, arthritis, or autism anywhere else in our family history! I just have to wonder if our family is alone, or are there other families who have these same issues?
Bobbie Jo Bishop
Fort Worth, Texas
  Austin  
Before Autism With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2006
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu
What Happened:
After his MMR shot around 18 months I noticed changes in his behavior and then I took him for his flu shot not long after that and he was a totally diffrent kid. Lost all language, the tantrums started, an he stopped playing with his toys. All he wanted to do was lay in our bed and watch spongebob.

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Deborah Wall
St Thomas, Ontario
Canada
  Michael  
With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1999
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
Appearance of a swollen head, constant cold symptoms for 4+ weeks. Ignoring us, tantrums and general regression into autistic behaviours. Very poor sleep etc etc etc.

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Amey
Bensalem, PA
  Jarrod  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
Pneumococcal
What Happened:
I have a beautiful son. His name is Jarrod. He is 8 years old and he is bright, loving, and an extremely happy child. He developed normally and was even starting to say Mom and Dad around 7 months. One evening I noticed how congested he still was from a previous cold he had gotten 2 weeks before after he received the Pneumococcalvaccine to prevent pneumonia. He started running a 103 fever so we rushed him to the hospital where he was diagnosed as contracting the RSV virus. After 2 weeks in the hospital he physically recouped very nicely. However I noticed he had changed. He was not developing normally. He stopped talking altogether, he didn't walk till he was 16 months, and he was not responding to his environment at all and eye contact was nonexistent. Jarrod was getting worse because of no structure in his life his father is a great ďdaddyĒ but not much of a ďfatherĒ support wise when it comes to any of my sonís medical or mental health intervention; he is in complete denial that anything is wrong with his ďperfect sonĒ. His father and I split up over the years and he continues to be in total denial of his sonís condition but continues to see him every weekend, because he does love him and my son has a great bond with his dad. So I took over. I got him enrolled in every early intervention program there is. I have him in Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Music therapy and he has a Speech Therapist once a week. He also attends karate once to twice a week specifically aimed for special needs and he has been doin great! He has made improvements by great leaps and bounds but still has not been able to grasp the concept of basic social skills. I am having my current peditrician help me investigate if he has possible brain damage from this fever he had for the extended length of time but it is impossible to find a neurologist without a 3 yr waiting list.
Nicole Anderson
Yorkville, IL
  Kylie  
Before Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2007
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, HEP A, HEP B, HIB, Varicella (Chicken Pox), (combo) DTAP-IPV
  Polio, Prevnar
What Happened:
July 22, 2009 my daughter who at the time was about 26 months receieved the Hep A vaccine. By July 25, 2009 she was having symptoms of facial paralysis. It progessively became worse and then she was experiencing balance problems. We then took her to a neurologist and he stated that it was A.D.E.M. and ordered a hearing test. Just this past Sat on Aug 22nd we got the hearing test completed and she has complete hearing loss in her right ear. I take her tomorrow on the 26th to get an MRI to find out what exactly is going on with her. NOT DIAGNOISED WITH AUTISM YET BUT READ JENNY'S BOOK IN LOOKING FOR ANSWERS AND HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO SHARE MY STORY.
Lindy Schultz
Bradenton, FL
  Paul  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
1991
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, HIB
  DTP, Polio
What Happened:
Paul became obviously Autistic within 10 days of his cocktail of vaccinations at age 18 months. However he was exposed to mercury at conception...and before through amalgam fillings in my teeth(15) as well as the fillings in my parents' teeth... passing down the toxicity from generation to generation(in this way, you could call it genetic) Paul has a twin sister and an older sister. All of them C-section(not by choice). Paul was breech.I wanted to be awake for the twins' birth, but could not bc something was wrong with my platelets. The night before we were to go home I developed complications, high spiking fever, swollen distended belly, excrutiating pain. After many doctors examining me and not knowing what was wrong with me,they began calling my family from out of state to come. They felt I was dying...so did I. My cousin demanded that her gastroenterologist examine me. He found numerous eschemic patches in my intestines(leaky gut??)AND that my colon...stopped. My colon was on the verge of bursting. 2 weeks after the twins' birth we went home. They kept the babies with me because of their dad's history of abuse. Unfortunately my oldest daughter could not stay with me. She was 2. Paul had bleeding diaper rash the first day home from the hospital. I now recognize it as Peri-Anal Streptococcus. Paul and Jessica had many URIs, ear infections, etc. They were on open 'scripts of Amoxicillin for the first 2 years of life. Paul reached his developmental milestones ahead of Jessica. I was concerned about Jess bc her eye contact was not good, she did not nurse well and slept a LOT. Paul never crawled, but rolled across the room. He walked at 7 months and then RAN. I left my abusive husband just before the twins' 1st birthday and Elizabeth's 3rd birthday. Jess began walking at 1 year of age... they seemed to switch places and Paul began displaying strange behaviors, staring into the sunset, flipping his cars over and spinning the wheels, watching ceiling fans,insisting on following sidewalks and running up and down hills repeatedly, etc.Paul developed a rash. Lotions were given by his ped. The rash spread. He scratched constantly til he bled. A nurse practitioner turned off all lights and turned on a black light. My son literally GLOWED from head to toe.Nystatin lotion was prescribed.
Age 18 months...shots were delayed bc they were always ill...but they were given anyway. Within 10 days my son was very obviously Autistic...no eye contact, would not hold anyone's hand, stopped responding to the human voice, ran flapping his hands squealing all hours of the night. He also began what the ped called night terrors. I knew better. I KNEW my son was in agony. His "attacks" lasted anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours...high pitched screaming, thrashing around, arching his back so extensively that only his heels and his head touched the floor. This went on for 2 years until age 3...He would come to me with outstretched arms for me to hold only to push me away. My son was known as "Mr. Personality" before this...then he was replaced by an empty shell of a child who would not respond to the human voice, I could not FORCE him to look at me, he rode his spring horse obsessively and wildly when he was initially afraid to get on it. My child was gone. I put his baby pictures away.
I believe the Mercury that my son was exposed to via my amalgams and then vaccines...Hg built up damaging his immune system. In comes live vaccine MMR. His immune system does not create antibodies because of the damage done by mercury. I believe he has live virus in his body, along with mercury , candida, etc. There is much more...
Denise Smith
Littleton, MA
   
Child Birth Year:
2005
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, DTAP, HIB, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Maternal Flu Shot
What Happened:
Max was a typically developing child who was just a sweet, loveable little boy from the day he was born. He spiked a 103-104 fever the night of his 9 month shots and a week later was not making eye contact or responding to his name. it was a steady decline from there to 18 months when his system just could not handle anymore. He currently has a rubella virus titer that is 400 times what it should be and the last shot he got was over 3 years ago. He is doing better with speech, has regained his balance and alot of his social skills but is very anxious and has a hard time attaining. He is still very much a cuddly, lovaeble, smart little boy who is trying so hard to recover.

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Heather Stafford
New Cumberland , WV
  Hunter  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu
What Happened:
My son was given school shots prior to pre-k on recommended schedule. This was may 2008 prior to his diagnosis. He had a drastic increase in ocd,tantrums, sleep disturbances, stimming and most of his language was scripted from favorite movies and tv shows. He lost a lot of his functional speech. Toilet training regressed dramatically.
Fall of 2009 we had the recommended flu shot for the first time and his behavior took a downspiral. His sleep was interrupted. He tantrumed. His focus was off. He was so difficult to interact with his temper was very bad. His stimming was back in full force. He was like a different person.

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Amber Day
oklahoma city, oklahoma
  Cory & Lucas  
Before Autism With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2006
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  PCV
What Happened:
My children were growing great. They were starting to learn words, and being active. Then around a year old they got their shots and everything went down hill from there. It was like they shut down. They got really sick, and then it was like everything they had learned up to that point just went away. It was the craziest thing i had ever seen.
Jennifer Allyn
houston, tx
   
Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, HIB
What Happened:
My son was totally normal, smart, very outgoing and would try to talk, up until I got him vaccinated with multiple shots at once. I wanted to wait, but our dr. insisted on giving him 4 shots at one time. I noticed after all of this, that he had become more reclusive, less communication, to the point that his peditrician asked to refer me to a speech specialist. I refused though and put him into Head Start, where the teachers noticed that his vocabulary was low. From that year, it took 2 years, to finally get a school psychologist to diagnose him with broad spectrum autism.
Maria Ramirez
Fontana, CA
  Ivan  
Before Autism With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2000
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Flu
What Happened:
When Ivan was borned I thought what a nice and quite most gentle baby he was. I have an older son who was a handful. Now with Ivan he was so different. He was so well behaved, laughing all the time looking at me giving hugs laughing at older brother. Well pretty much a normal kid. Right before he turned 2 he received his MMR shots (first round). Then he became really ill. Asthma and he was given steroids. Both the shots and the asthma happened right around the same time. He stopped pointing at things when he wanted them and was moaning. He became very aggressive he would hurt people including himself. He didn't liked being touched. At the time I thought it were cause of the steroids. But as time went on he became more withdrawn. His speech was severely delayed. He would get frustrated because I couln't understand him. He would hit me. Tantrums left to right. Repetitive behaviors obssessive ones at that (like spit on the mirror and then go over it with his hand over and over... or cutting whatever he could get his hands on). Learning disabilities in school. School not very helpful either. No friends hard to communicate. Not my same baby anymore.
Ivy
Las Vegas, NV
  Leila  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  will have to go back and check on the others
What Happened:
Leila was developing normally, even said her first word at 9 months old. She soon had about 12 words or so. She had a set of vaccinations on September 1, 2005. The photo of her laughing was August 23rd and was similar to the rest on my computer, of a very engaged happy child. the next set of photos were not taken until after September 3rd, and you can see the difference, no responding to her name, no looking at the camera etc. Leila may have been a bit quirky before but after September she quickly regressed, lost speech, eye contact, interaction with others...
Amy
Dayton, Ohio
   
Child Birth Year:
2004
Vaccines Involved:
MMR-V
What Happened:
A Day after my son't 18 month MMR vaccines, his "normal" fever they typically get, he started having seizures and a high fever. I rushed him to our local Children's Hospital and they said it was viral, didn't observe a seizure although I ran into the hallway to get them when one happened. They didn't come in to observe the seizure. We were dismissed from the hospital, simply let go. No meds, no exam, no nothing. The next day I called my pediatricians office and they told me to take him back and to ask for an EEG. My husband and I returned to the same Children's Hospital and explained to them what our pediatrician had said. Their response was, that they hated when doctors try to force their hands to do this, that an EEG takes a couple of months to get in because it has to be scheduled. By this time, the pediatricians office was closed. I stayed awake with the tylenol, motrin regimen to keep his fever down. I called the neurology department of another Children's hospital to get him in, I new something was wrong, the seizures hadn't stopped. They told me to go to our pediatricians office and they will help us get in immediately. So I did this, I called my pediatricians office, they said no need to bring him in that they were aware of the situation and would call the neurology department and get us in. After a couple of hours, I called back to see if they had any information I was told that she had left for the day. I felt like I had no where to go, I couldn't take him to the hospital, they kicked us out twice. My son's pediatrician was gone. So we worked thru the night again and prayed the fever would and the "febrile" seizures would end. The next day, the office was completely closed. This day, my son wasn't speaking anymore and looked like he was just learning to walk, because he would fall and stumble. My sister who works in the NICU, out of my desperation asked the head of pediatrics what could be wrong, she told him the story. At this same time I was packing my bags, I was going to the next cities Children's Hospital. I told my husband if I had to get arrested for standing on a table, screaming to get attention on my son, I will do it. Someone WILL see my son and help him. I knew I was losing him and no one was helping me. My sister called me and said this doctor would see us, to bring him in. A few curse words later trying to get the records immediately from our just fired pediatrician to take with us to the new one and we were "in". He called the next major cities Children's hospital neurology department, and they scheduled us right in. Mind you a week had passed since his immunizations. He was admitted to the hospital in Cincinnati. He had a spinal tap, EEG and a cocktail of i.v.'s. Less than 48 hours later, we left. It took 3 years to find out he suffered viral meningitis. Their "Do No Harm" code of silence that hurt children is a crock of Poopoo. Anyways, my son lost his speech and some cognitive skills. Hopefully I can tell my whole story someday, it's just that it's 4 a.m. and I have to wake Joey up. We have to spend the night tonight at the hospital so I am making Disney Land out of our lives today to wear him out. He has "white coat syndrome", so I pray that he doesn't melt down, thrash and bite while they try to put "stickers" on his head.

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Heather Benson
LK Hopatcong, NJ
  Annika  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2003
Vaccines Involved:
DTAP
What Happened:
After her third DTaP injection Ana lost the muscle tone and motor control of her lower body. She experienced major cognitive and developmental regression and had diarrhea that lasted for months.

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Michelle Reynolds
Scottsdale, AZ
  Dominic  
After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2001
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, MMR-V
What Happened:
Dominic disappeared after the MMR. We were told it was because of his ear problems. An ENT told us he had lost his hearing which was why he had become unresponsive. He just faded away...we have been playing catch up ever since.

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Gowri Visweswaran
Herndon, VA
   
Child Birth Year:
1996
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP
What Happened:
I am convinced that the 18 month vaccines contributed to the autism in my son. He developed a temp of 103+ which lasted for weeks and then the autism symptoms began.

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Christina McDermott
St Louis, MO
   
Child Birth Year:
2000
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, DTAP, HIB, Pneumococcal, Varicella (Chicken Pox)
What Happened:
Jacob was born a normal healthy baby. He spoke at least 5 words and hit all his major milestones. He had a lot of ear infections in that 1st year, but we always were able to heal them using antibiotics. On his 1st birthday, he received 5 shots, I told the Dr. he was not feeling well and she didn't act at all concerned. We left and about 2 hours after the shots, he spiked a fever of 102. We called and the Dr. said it was normal, to give him tylenol. We moved to Alabama the next day. When we arrived, he was quite ill. We saw my mothers Dr. since we had just arrived and hadn't picked a pediatrician yet. They put him on antibiotics for an ear infection. It didn't work. They put him on another antibiotic and it seemed to start working then he fell ill again. His behaivor was becoming different and he wasn't sleeping well at this point. We went to a different Dr. and they did the same thing, yet another antibiotic. After about 6 different rounds of antibiotics he finally stopped having fevers. But there was still something wrong. He had begun to flap his hands wildly at the TV. I recall thinking I hadn't heard his voice in a while. We wrote it off to him not feeling well during the antibiotic-fest, but he wasn't sick anymore. I knew he had stopped talking. Then he turned yellow, not his eyes, but the bottoms of his feet and the palms of his hands, and a hue of yellow all over his skin. We went to the dr. and he said it was due to overeating carrots and other yellow veggies. This was not possible because Jacob was fixated lately on nothing but spinich and pudding. That's about all he would eat. The yellow began to fade a bit but he still wasn't right. The behaviors were getting worse by the minute. He started smearing his feces all over the walls and floors. He also ate it. He ate everything he wasn't supposed to. Not like a baby mouths things but obcessively eating everything. He was fixated on the floor. He would make these odd noises(which he still does to this day) and flap at the floor. He was throwing things, knocking things over, biting himself, and others, he pooped 5-8 times a day.6 months into this nightmare, my mother, who was my best friend and greatest support, fell ill with non-hodgekins lymphoma. She was self employed and uninsured. My attention was drawn away from Jacobs regressions and drawn into my Mom's cancer. It took her life less than one year after Jacob's regression. My Moms death and Jacobs regression swallowed me whole. I could barely function. One month after my mother passed, on Jacob's 2nd birthday, he was diagnosed as severely autistic. I couldn't understand. I hadn't read a word about vaccines and autism at this point and always attributed the illnesses he had for the last year to his shots, I just put it on the back burner because of my mom's illness. When I finally read about the connection there might be between vaccines and autism, I was astounded. Why hadn't one of the many Dr's we saw tell us this was a possibility? I felt like such a victim. They injured my son and now they wont help him. When I learned of the treatments that could help him, i became even more angry because I couldn't afford any of them. So here I am 8 years after his injury, and he still has not received any biomedical treatments. He gets ABA @ school which is very helpful, but it's not enough. I am hopeful that someday I will be able to sustain biomed treatment for him. I will not give up on him because I know he's there. He's such a wonderful, inspiring child who is already doing things all the docs said he couldn't. I will continue to rely on online support to get us through this and to hopefully teach me how to biomedically treat my son on a waitresses salary.
Kelly Greenberg
Las Vegas, NV
  Benny  
Before Autism With Autism After Treatment
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Child Birth Year:
2006
Vaccines Involved:
DTAP, HIB, IPV, HEP A, HEP B, MMR-V, Pneumococcal
What Happened:
After his first Hep B shot the day he was born, a couple days later the pediatrician noticed his eyes rolling back in his head at the first well baby visit. The next incident was after a round of vaccines at about 4 months old, (Hib, Polio, DTTP, pneumococcal) where he had his first seizure shortly after. After his 6 month shots I went back to my pediatrician (DTTP, Hep B, hib, peunumococcal) because he had hard lumps at the injection site that would not heal, she said it was nothing to worry about. The last time my son was vaccinated 4-23-07, he had a slight fever and runny nose, and the doctor said it was OK to give him vaccines. I said I didn't want the chicken pox vaccine and she said OK it wasn't necessary. My son got (MMR with varicella, and Hep A)and immediately went into a seizure on the table in the doc's office. She told us it was because he held his breath from crying and that gave him the seizure. I was dumb enough to believe her. He has gone on to have more seizures and one time turned blue and I thought he was dead. Luckily he started breathing again. My husband's friend and coworker also sees the same pediatrician, and has twins about 6 months older than my son, one of them is also autistic. Coincidence or bad vaccine batch? I don't know. What I do know is my son tested off the charts for mercury, a known neurotoxin and vaccine preservative (thimerisol). My doctor assured me when I asked, that mercury was taken out of vaccines in 2001. She didn't tell me the vaccines she was using were from before 2000. My daughter is also vaccine injured (immune system problems), and I will NEVER vaccinate again.

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Patricia de la Garza
Itterbeek (Brussels), Vlaams Brabant
Belgium
   
Child Birth Year:
1999
Vaccines Involved:
Meningococcal, (combo) DTaP-HIB
What Happened:
48h after meningitec it was a very sunny day in Brussels (not an everyday occurence). Lorena went to the cemetery with her dad and would not come out of the car screaming with pain from the sun. We finished in the ER where they scheduled a test for albinism which came out "normal". But why did my child become Dracula all of a sudden? We had to put tinted glasses on her as if she had occular albinism. We could take these off after starting the diet and the Dan! protocol.

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Nancy Master
Marble Falls, TX
   
Child Birth Year:
1992
Vaccines Involved:
MMR
What Happened:
I never really could pin-point a direct correlation between my son's autism and vaccines until I went to the 2008 DAN! conference. One of the speakers mentioned that for most autistic children, within 2 weeks of receiving the MMR, they usually experience a major medical emergency. I remembered that when my son was about 18 months old that he had a major medical emergency. He couldn't breath and had to be taken to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with pneumonia. After the conference I went back home and looked at my son's vaccine schedule and medical records. I was astonished to find that this medical emergency happened exactly 10 days after his MMR vaccine.

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Inna Kachler
Wassenaar, Zuid Holland
Netherlands
   
With Autism
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Child Birth Year:
2000
Vaccines Involved:
MMR, HEP B
What Happened:
3 days after joint MMR+Hepatite B shot developed Rubella signs. A pediatrician called vaccine producer for claim, but vaccine producer answered if it not their fault, because Rubella buttons lasted longer than 5 days. What a coinsidence - to have a Rubella virus at the same time as Rubella shot, but to be sick from the virus and not because of vaccination!
8 years later found that he has a low Mannose Binding Lectin - a protein which is procued by liver and suppose to eliminate Rubella, Measles, Mumps, HIV, heaptitis B, Polio, Tuberculosis, Candida, etc - from the body.
I contacted all possible organisatinos and specialist to to a research on MBL-autism connection (incl; Wakefield ans Shattock). officials said "there is not scientific research", but not requested it either, at the same time there are researches on producing new vaccines and decrease MBL level before vaccination - for MBL-depending vaccines, in the research they use Rubella virus to confirm it works. The "response" from immune system of vaccine is greater when MBL is low.
I tried to submit the case to Center of Disease Control's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, but did not receive any answer, as all other parents in France I have contacted with. European organisation did not answer eitehr. Only vaccine producer in UK answered, but preferred to discuss the matter on the phone!

 

 

 

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