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Measles outbreak? *KatteyBug* 2 kids; My City, AL, United States 2701 posts
24th Apr '14

I just watched a news clip about the measles outbreak, and apparently my state is one of the 13 where it's happening. They make it seem very scary. I delayed my daughter's shots at her 1 year checkup, because of all the horror stories I heard about MMR, and just not feeling comfortable with her getting that many shots in one day (I think all together there were 3) I had planned on delaying a little while, and letting her get a little bigger, but I did/do plan on having her get it. Now I'm not so sure if I should have waited. I've been spacing out her shots from day one, and it's worked fine, maybe I'm just having a mommy panic moment? She's not around kids/adults that are sick all the time, so I don't think there's much of a chance she will get it, but it's still scary.
I can't be the only one freaked out about this right?

*KatteyBug* 2 kids; My City, AL, United States 2701 posts
24th Apr '14

Quoting Icup Mipharts:
There have been 5 measles outbreak in the city near me and I'm really not worried about my kids catching it. I would say you're just panicking. Are you immune?


I have no clue. As far as I know, I got the shot when I was little, and I know I've never had it. Otherwise I don't really know 

Sthrnprincess Due November 16 (boy); 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 8059 posts
24th Apr '14

Quoting *KatteyBug*:

I have no clue. As far as I know, I got the shot when I was little, and I know I've never had it. Otherwise I don't really know 


Usually the MMR shot is good for 20 years. Of course I am 28 and I am still immune to Rubella. They test for it when you get pregnant because it dangerous to get when you are pregnant.

Good Queen Bess Due December 27; 2 kids; Ontario 48711 posts
24th Apr '14

What was your concerns about the MMR?

*KatteyBug* 2 kids; My City, AL, United States 2701 posts
24th Apr '14

Quoting Sthrnprincess:

Usually the MMR shot is good for 20 years. Of course I am 28 and I am still immune to Rubella. They test for it when you get pregnant because it dangerous to get when you are pregnant.


Well I guess when they took my blood they probably tested it, but they never called so hopefully that means I'm okay. 

Sthrnprincess Due November 16 (boy); 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 8059 posts
24th Apr '14

Quoting *KatteyBug*:

Well I guess when they took my blood they probably tested it, but they never called so hopefully that means I'm okay. 


Yeah if they didn't say anything about it I would say you are safe.

*KatteyBug* 2 kids; My City, AL, United States 2701 posts
24th Apr '14

Quoting speaktruth2powr:
What was your concerns about the MMR?


I read up on it, and the side effects really make me uneasy. I know that they don't always happen, but I have a cousin who was severely autistic, and they believe it came from the shot. Plus, it's 3 in one, and I just think that's a bit much for a 1 year old. I know I'm probably just overreacting, but she will get it eventually. I'm just not so sure if now is the right time or not. So I delayed, until I'm 100% sure.

Edit: When I say the autism came from the shot, it also had other factors mixed in, they just believe the shot triggered it. She (my cousin) was fine until she got it.

MotherFalcon Seidkona 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 6708 posts
24th Apr '14

a small number like that is not an outbreak, there are cases of measles everywhere. measles isnt usually a deadly concern.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
24th Apr '14

Quoting *KatteyBug*:

I read up on it, and the side effects really make me uneasy. I know that they don't always happen, but I have a cousin who was severely autistic, and they believe it came from the shot. Plus, it's 3 in one, and I just think that's a bit much for a 1 year old. I know I'm probably just overreacting, but she will get it eventually. I'm just not so sure if now is the right time or not. So I delayed, until I'm 100% sure.

Edit: When I say the autism came from the shot, it also had other factors mixed in, they just believe the shot triggered it. She (my cousin) was fine until she got it.


There is absolutely zero possibility autism could come from a shot of any kind.

Sthrnprincess Due November 16 (boy); 4 kids; Upstate, SC, United States 8059 posts
25th Apr '14

Quoting Squid Kid:

There is absolutely zero possibility autism could come from a shot of any kind.


This.

MotherFalcon Seidkona 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 6708 posts
25th Apr '14

does anybody know if vaccines can affect the oxytocin receptors?

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
25th Apr '14

Quoting MotherFalcon+2:
does anybody know if vaccines can affect the oxytocin receptors?


If  you're into pain. 

MotherFalcon Seidkona 2 kids; Fólkvangr, Asgard, YD, Sweden 6708 posts
25th Apr '14

Quoting Squid Kid:

If  you're into pain. 


no i mean like damage them?
as far as i know autism is caused by oxytocin receptor damage. i was curious if they had anything to do with eachother considering this is newfound info

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
25th Apr '14

Quoting MotherFalcon+2:

no i mean like damage them?
as far as i know autism is caused by oxytocin receptor damage. i was curious if they had anything to do with eachother considering this is newfound info


it's been researched to death that there is no link to autism with vaccines.

But there's no reason a vaccine would mess with the oxytocin receptors.