Just curious, Marissa has her 18 month shot today anyone hear of any of the shots they have causing Austim. Her dad has a son that is 7 years old and they suspect that's where he got the Austim. Any info would be helpful.

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Jan. 17, 2008 at 3:00 PM I had a friend whose son started having Autism after his 18 moth shot. HOWEVER... all the dr's he has seen said that it was the mix of whatever new shot they give at that time, and the drugs that were left in his spinal fluid from when his mom was pregnant, and doing all kinds of drugs...

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Jul. 12, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Was stopping by on my road trip and seen this post.  My son is 8 and he has autism. I hope your baby is OK! :-)

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Apr. 15, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Hi! Was checking your mother's day basket and saw your post. Not sure if the shot causes autism, but I can tell you our 3rd child had a reaction to the dpt shot (allergic to the p part). Then after his 18 month shots he was not the same. I had just had a new baby and at his 1 week check up my husband stated the issues our 3rd son was having to the dr. at that point they were done looking at the new baby and had me fill out all kinds of questionnaires. The doctor made a few phone calls and set up early intervention to start home visits twice a week. We had play therapy and speech therapy for the next 18 months until he turned 3 (the point children age out of the program). My son went from talking, playing and acting like his older brothers to a quiet, non talking little boy who can not handle noise, to having a hard time  warming up to new people or situations . He was never officially labeled autistic. He is now 7 and doing well. The sparkle never came back in his eyes you can see a difference in his baby pictures. I am very happy he is where he is now. He is still very quite and prefers to be in a calm environment, noises still bother him, not as bad though. Out of four children I can see a difference in his personality compared to his brothers.

Sorry just had to vent a little. I still feel guilty like I caused the extra problems for my son.

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Jan. 4, 2010 at 2:08 PM

You hear alot of talk that vaccines are the cause of autism. That very well may be, but in my opinion,not getting shots is worse. I mean I can deal with autism. I wouldn't want to deal with my kids getting like the measels or some other preventable disease. So no matter what shot causes(or supposedly)I am still going to get my kids vaccinated if need be. Like I said a kid being diagnosed with autism is definitely better than the alternative.

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Feb. 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM

I spoke with a woman yesterday and she confirmed that when her grandson got his 18 months shot he got autism. He as you said "lost that sparkle in his eye" hes 4 still not talking and she said she read Jenny Macarthy's book about it happening to her. She also said now you can give your child the shot separate. SO there is 3 different shots in one she said it's the preservatives in the shots that cause it.  My daughter is 10 months and I'm paying more to give her that shot seperate so that it will give her a fighting shot at not getting autism! Thanks

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