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Do you believe there is a link between autism and the MMR vaccine?

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Asked by maecntpntz219 at 5:57 PM on Feb. 19, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • no.

    Answer by lambdarose at 6:07 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • i think some kids have a reaction to vaccines, and of those, some have this reaction trigger more autism
    mine being one of them
    would she have been in spectrum without vaccines- quite possible
    would her autism have been as bad as it was if she never have these shots, or they were spend out ..or?- no
    did she get huge reaction to this vaccine when given with a few others- yes
    did she lose functioning after this- yes
    do i think connection- yes

    vote me down- not a popular opinion

    Answer by fiatpax at 6:08 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • I don't know what I believe. I do think that in some cases that the Thimerisol triggered it. But I think there are other factors too. That it isn't any one thing.

    But I am no expert.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 6:09 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • Nope.

    Answer by SWasson at 6:10 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • No

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:10 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • no, well, maybe... I dunno...

    I think it is genetic, possibly with an environmental trigger which,I guess, could be a vaccine but I think a lot of it is genetic disposition.

    I really wish they would stop with all the little tiny studies that find 'possible causes' and focus on a few of those 'possible causes' for a while.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:11 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • This freaks me out so bad. I don't want to hurt my kids with these stupid shots, but I don't want them to get these horrid diseases either.

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:11 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • Thank you fiat. I'm not looking for popular opinion, just personal opinions from those who have insight on it. I've been doing a lot of research on autism and came across this theory. Your personal experience on the matter is exactly the kind of opinion I was looking for, so thank you.

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 6:13 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • No, I dont believe so. I know some people strongly believe so, but I personally haven't seen it..

    Answer by Nimue930 at 6:14 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

  • Staci, I know what you mean. With this "autism diagnosis" now looming over my son, when I came across this theory I couldn't help but think what if. However, I feel like even if it were determined that 100% the vaccine is what triggered it (though if at all it is very, very, very mild in my son) then I still would not regret it because I vaccinated him for the right reasons. And if I had not, "WHAT IF" he caught a disease that was 100 times worse than what they are saying he has now?

    Comment by maecntpntz219 (original poster) at 6:16 PM on Feb. 19, 2013

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