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    Old 09-20-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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    Split up MMR?

    My son is almost 17 months old and for various reasons we have decided to stagger his vaccinations . From infancy, we only allowed two shots at a time. At his one year visit I denied the MMR. My son is a head banger. He rocks his head back and forth to self-soothe. I don't think he has autism but because of the head banging and the fact that my husband has a family member which we believe is on the spectrum, we thought it was in my son's best interest to hold off on the MMR at one year.

    Our doctor was great, but she did warn me of the life-long side effect of sterility in boys if they contract the mumps. We still decided to wait a little. We are now going to Disney in a couple months and with all the tourists (domestic and foreign) there, I am a little worried on what he could pick up. I asked his doctor about splitting up the MMR and just giving my son a single mumps shot. She said they could do it, but I would have to request it about a week before the appointment so they could get it.

    My question is for those of you who believe vaccinations are linked to it safer to split the MMR? Do people believe it's the combination of the three? Is the thimerosal also present in just the mumps shot? Should I not give even the mumps shot at this time?

    Any insight would be great appreciated.

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    Old 09-22-2007, 12:00 PM   #2
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    Re: Split up MMR?

    Most doctors just stock the combination (Measles,Mumps,Rubella) MMR vaccine but separate vaccines are available, thus the need to request it in advance so they can be ordered. The MMR vaccine has no thimerosal in it, as it is a *live virus* vaccine, but it can have side effects. Usually the side effects are mild and consist of a rash that goes away within a few days. If it would ease your mind any, the separate vaccines might be the way to go.

    Old 09-27-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
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    Splitting them up is ideal, because you're lightening his toxic load. To inject 3 viruses at once, directly into the bloodstream, could overwhelm his system. At least by seperating them, his immune system has a chance. You are a GOOD mommy, educating yourself on this and doing what you believe is best for your son. Good job! And enjoy Disneyland

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    I wouldn't do any vaccinations if you think there is a chance that your son might be in the spectrum!!

    Better to skip the shots (he's exposed to just as many people in day-to-day life as he will be at Disneyland and vaccinations are not 100% effective), and find a specialist in autism disorders and see that doctor before you do anything else.

    Sterility from mumps is rare. The MMR doesn't guarantee your son will not contract mumps. He could still have mumps AND suffer from orchitis (swollen testicles). This could make him sterile in one, both or neither. He can also catch mumps and not develop orchitis.

    Our son is 9 and has not received the MMR (and will not be getting it). We stopped all vaccinations when he nearly died from one of the ones he received when he was 7 months old. We are hoping he'll catch all the childhood diseases naturally and have immunity the way Nature intended!

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    Re: Split up MMR?

    I agree with Saucy . It is best to do the research yourself and not ask your doctor for the advice because the story is usually one-sided and shots and drugs go with the job. Building natural immunity is best, and our bodies are capable of doing so. We really need to beware, do the research yourself and make your own decision. Spliting up the shots is best if you decide to go that route. When vaccinating or getting shots, you are injecting toxins directly into what is suppose to be our healthy pure blood stream.

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    Old 11-17-2007, 04:00 PM   #6
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    Re: Split up MMR?

    We have wrestled with this one, but as I understand it, the toxic load is staggered anyway and the real problem is the carrier and so by giving three jabs you actually increase the toxic load and the only really dangerous part of the vacccine is the measles part, anyway.

    Damned if you do, damned if you don't. A significant bit of evidence comes from japan, where MMR was stopped for two years as a result of the concerns adn autism rates did not change.

    I worried about MMR until I heard about how dodgy the methods of the guy who challenged it were. Very odd fellow, trying out jabs on his childrens' friends at parties, or somesuch, I believe.

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