Autism and Vaccines...

United States
July 24, 2008 10:13pm CST
Does anyone else think that there is some sort of link between the increase in vaccines they want to give our children and the jump in the autism rate in the US? Personally I do, but trying to find out if others are making this correlation or if I am being overly paranoid...
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
25 Jul 08
No, I do not believe there is a link. If there was, the huge increase in autism would have started around the same time the vaccines started to be widely used instead of 20 years later. I think that parents who have autistic children need to have someone or something to blame, so they blame vaccines. In reality, over the past 20 years as the rates of autism have increased, there have been other major environmental and lifestyle changes, including more pollution, more processed food, more man made substances and products being used and women having children later in life to name just a few. Another contributing factor is that people are less tolerant now than they were in the past. When children misbehave or do not act 'normal' parents want a quick fix, a label, perhaps medication to 'fix' them. When I was a child, parents simply dealt with it and considered their children to be 'difficult' or something like that, but they did not go to the doctor when their children misbehaved for a solution. So for that reason, some of the children who had autism and ADHD (have you noticed the huge increase in children with ADHD also?) were probably never labeled, they were just 'problem' children, or went to the 'special' class. In addition, the diseases these vaccines protect against are very serious- deadly- and should not be considered unnecessary because they do still exist, and do pose a real threat to those who are not vaccinated.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
I think I was unclear, I don't think they are responsible for all of the cases of Autism, but I do believe they are a huge contributing factor. In the research I have done there is no particular vaccine that is "causing" Autism. It is the fact that so many toxins are being injected into our children so quickly. It is literally attacking the mylenation and the DNA of our children in the research I have seen. While MMR is what many people say is the "cause" it is not what I believe. The MMR is one that has the largest reactions to it in the media, my fear is the fact that I have seen, personally, reactions that I can't bear the thought of having happen to my child... And they have proven that it is directly caused to at least one case, the major problem is that people taking on the pharm groups don't have anywhere near the resources from my experience. Maybe I am just paranoid!
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@julievy (595)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I would think that it really has more to do with the fact that many women are waiting until they are older to start a family. There has been a proven correlation between older birth mothers and autistic children. Kids have been getting routine vaccinations for over 44 years now. If it was vaccinations causing autism then it would have shown up long ago.
• United States
25 Jul 08
Downs is the link with the older women having children from my understanding... Autism is not diagnosed until much later in most cases. And routine vaccinations when I was young (I am early 30's) was 14-16 vaccinations, they now want my daughter to have 246 by the time she is 5... are they all routine? Or is that a little excessive?
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
29 Jul 08
julievy, yes vaccines have been around for many, many years, but did you knwo that the vaccine dose has been raised several times over the years and there is a pattern. When the dose went up, the Autism rate went up. So explain that...
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I am on both sides with this.. I believe something is linked with the whole vaccines and Autism. Some people believe it's the mercury in the vaccines and some say it's not, some also believe that they don't use mercury in vaccines anymore, but I can tell you right now, they still use mercury in vaccines, so every parent should be able to ask the doctor and even tell the doctor that they don't want mercury in their childs vaccines. Most doctors are mercury free now, but not all. But another thing is, I don't know if it's mercury that was the cause or is the cause for Autism or if it's the other stuff they use in vaccines..? I know someone with Mercury poisoning can have the same signs as an Autistic child.. but who is to really say? I think more research should be done about this for sure... Also some people need to realize that back in the day the vaccines had less crap in them and as time went on, the doses in vaccines went up and I find it weird that the Autism rates also went up... I know my son has always had the signs as a baby, but I never saw it then and I also cried that the vaccines caused it, but now that I look back, he always had the signs, but I do know that after his MMR is when he honestly went more into the Autism spectrum. So I feel vaccines might trigger Autismm more then cause it... Either way, I feel they should still think about lowering the dose of vaccines...
• United States
29 Jul 08
Foxxee, I don't think I could have put it better myself. I agree that it is not 100% the cause of Autism but I do think it has become a major trigger. You worded your comment incredibly well and the only thing that I would add, is that another thing they are finding is that it is not only the Mercury, as you said many, not all but many do still have Mercury in them, but the fact that we are introducing so many viruses as vaccines bypassing the body's normal defense mechanisims. The bypassing of these systems is causing an increase in the amount of virus that the children are exposed to. Usually in nature they would have normal immunities that would help to reduce the exposure to any particular virus at any time. Also Virus's as we all know have no "cure" they are introducing the virus to the body to increase the antibodies that the body makes to combat these diseases. Often times too quickly for the body to adapt to the new introduction. Again I thank you for your response and wish you the best of luck with your own situation.
@Valenas (1510)
• United States
27 Jul 08
That is a very difficult question, at least for me to answer. Just know that there is also a link between eating ice cream and drowning in a swimming pool. As ice cream consumption goes up, drowning goes up. Why? Because both activities occur more often in the summer months. Perhaps autism and the vaccines are related, or perhaps, like the ice cream and the drownings, it has some other connection.
• United States
28 Jul 08
While I understand your ice cream analogy was meant to be a joke, it actually fits what I am saying, the rate of autism has gone up proportinately with the number of vaccines given, as well as the fact that the time for the diagnosis of Autism is usually during the highest level of vaccines being given.
13 Aug 08
you are not being parniod my son was diagnosed with Autism as a dirrect result of the vaccines he was given at birth. it raised the Mercury level in his system so high that it started to distroy the parts of the brain theat control flight to fright and speech and as a direct result he is now a low functioning Autistic 3 year old. Good luck I hope this helps.