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From two type A secretors (one Rh+, one neg):
You wanted feedback on Tetnus reactions. I'm an A+ Secretor and my reaction to a Tetnus shot is just a very sore arm at the sight of injection for a few days. No fever or flu like symptoms were experienced Diana
Comment: I had a swollen, sore arm from a tetanus shot but I tend to have the same reaction with other shots. Maybe a tendency to hate shots stems from the time I was 6 months old and had shots everyday for a week for strep throat.
I learned about that years later and realized it might explain the phobia to any shots or venipunctures I've had all my life. (A neg, sec) Lillie
Good to hear from you, ladies! You two seem to have had a similar reaction, which is the usual low-grade one most people report.
From the notes I've received, it appears that individuals respond quite differently to the tetanus vaccine... and that those variations do not correlate to specific blood group factors. For all I know, the vaccines themselves may vary from place to place as well -- and there's a great deal more to be taken into consideration when choosing whether to get that shot.
Read on! and thank you both for writing!! :-)
Heidi, you asked for folks to send in their experience with the tetanus vaccine: "Thank you for your report of the tetanus reaction. I spoke to an A and a couple of type Bs over the weekend, and the Bs both said they had a little raised swelling from it that went away in a day, the end -- and the A described just about what you experienced. Hmmm.... I'd love to hear from others on this, as there's probably some clear cause for the differences!"
Well, as you know, I'm Type O, and let me tell ya, the last time I had to go to the hospital was back about four years ago when I had 2nd-degree burns, and as shocky, in pain, and freaked out as I was, I fought them tooth and nail to avoid a tetanus shot!!!!
They finally ended up putting a big ole band around my wrist stating "ALLERGIC to tetanus!". I said, well, I don't know if I am technically allergic, and they said, well, either that band is on my wrist or I'm getting a shot. The band stayed on my wrist *lol*!
The reason I resisted so hard? In the past, I have experienced very bad reactions to tetanus shots. The local area of the shot itself swells up to a fare-thee-well and is very sore and painful. Meanwhile, back at the inn, I get a high fever (like 104 degrees), my mouth completely dries out, and I become extremely thirsty. I am also weak and exhausted. This continues for a few days.
So, mark this O down as having a strong reaction of the unpleasant variety to tetanus vaccine! If I really needed one, I'd get one, but I sure do fight 'em when they try to give me one just for the fun of it *lol*! --Edna O+ non
Hallo! I couldn't forget that horrendous episode of the burn you had... we all felt SO TERRIBLE over it! It's hard to hear that someone you care about is suffering, especially when there's demmed little we could do except flood you with suggestions and get-well wishes. :-}
You're an O+ non, as am I, and yet our reactions to tetvac are completely different. As I was saying to Diana and Lillie, there are other factors at work somewhere. Sure enough, Suzanna (below) wrote in with a pretty thoroughgoing resume of the problems.
Remember the pre-LR4YT days when I used to say, "Oh, just have a LITTLE spelt, the book SAYS spelt's OK for us," and you kept saying, "No way, it's a kind of wheat, I ain't touching it!!" ? ;-}
Keep listening to that body-sense, about food & vaccines & everything else!
Thank you so much for writing in! ...and getta loada dis:
I just went to your site to look up anything on Tetanus as the American consulat is insisting that my daughter-in-law (B+ NS - history of allergies to pollens, dust, mold animals etc.) and SHE IS 6 MONTHS PREGNANT, had a tetanus/diptheria shot.
I reccommend that your readers go to the internet and look up vaccine toxicity or pertussis or tenpenny koren (in a google search) and read up on this.
A recent study came out and showed that autistic children had live measles growing in their gut and their spinal fluid. My daughter (A+ NS) had a very bad reaction to the MMR her senior year of high school, swollen hands and joints, couldn't hold pencil, paintbrush (she's an artist) couldn't type, sleeping 3-4 hours per day after school.
Finally got her on an antigen infused collostrum extract (collostrum is not the same- doesn't work that well) and she finally got decent results but never has been quite the same with energy level. Several of her other senior friends had a bad reaction also.
Summer of 1998 in TN as the state had new rule to require a second MMR). MMR is a 3 live virus vaccine - measles, mumps and rubella. DPT is a 3 live bacteria (diptheria, pertussis and Tetanus) and the Pertussis has an affinity for the neuro system.
90+% of the reactions are not being reported as parents don't know there is a site at the CDC for vaccine damage of children reporting.
Doctors are not acknowledging the correlation to DPT (Pertussis is the worst) to convulsions, febrile seizures, high fever, high pitched cry, brain damage and these children should never be vaccinated again. But they're sent in for the 4th and 5th and doctors saying "Oh this is just normal."
I've been reading an incredible book "A Shot in the Dark" all about the dangers of the Pertusis. Kids by the millions are being vaccinated with the viarcella vaccine (chicken pox) and now they're working on a shingles vaccine as these teenagers/adults are now getting shinles in large numbers.
Let your kids get the chicken pox. My NS O- son, age 11, is more vaccinated than anyone else of my five kids and has problems sitting still, and focussing, follwoing through on tasks. When the book above was written they didn't have terms like ADD and ADHD but use the term "minimal brain damage."
In listening to Dr. Tenpenny's video (osteopath) she did 4000+ hours of research on vaccines and read hundreds of studies. Doctors are not reading them. They read the introduction and conclusion and miss all of the information that the drug studies are leaving out.
All the vaccines were tested 1) only on healthy children. The 14 children that reacted poorly were discounted from the study becasue it was just "coincidence" reaction and had nothing to do with the SAFE VACCINES.
Also all these vaccines were tested on children over 14 months. The DPT is given at 2 mo, 4 mo, 6 mo +. (5 of them). The greatest peak of crib death is at two months. The CDC is trying to say there is no correlation to crib death and DPT. They are insane. If you don't think the CDC and NIH are in bed with Merck and others(manufacturers)wake up!!!!!
Vaccines also have preservatives (thimerosol also spelled MERCURY) which they were supposed to have removed but not all are, because they were at unnacceptable levels.
I was able to get a note from my doctor stating that my son should be exempted from further vaccines because of a history of allergies and a bad reaction in a family member.
I also had this done for my daughter in Utah just based on personal beliefs. If you are Jehovah Witness you can do it based on religious beliefs. If there was an outbreak of MMR there, she would not be able to attend school.
The "benefits" of the vaccine do not outweigh the risks. Vaccines are giving us millions of "minimally brain damaged children", 500% increase in autistic children in the last 10 years. Schools are being inundated with special needs programs and with the studing that I have done I have to agree with the MD's and PhD's that much of it most definitely correlates with vaccination.
Vaccines also have: mercury, unacceptable levels in 2 month old babies.
Very good books on vaccines are available from Koren Publications, 2026 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 1-800-537-3001. Vaccination, The Medical Assault on the Immune System by Dr.Scheibner is: $26.00 or if ordering two or more, $24.50 each. Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality by Dr. Coulter is $14.95. A Shot in the Dark by Fisher and Coulter is $9.95. Please add $4.50 shipping and handling per total order.
My statement is: Be cautious with vaccines. Especially they are finding children with milk allergies and pertussis should not have it. Reacting badly and it increases the child's risk to allergies later in life. I've probably written way more than I needed to. My personal feeling is that non-secretors should not be vaccinated, considering that it was my non-secretor O and A that reacted poorly. Suzanne
Suzanne... Umm... I think you wrote just the right amount! :-) Thank you!!
I hope Kathryn is reading all this, and will follow up with more research before getting that booster... just so she can make an informed choice for herself.
A while back, someone sent me the following article from Dr. Mercola's site, containing detailed information on points you mentioned -- here it is, for your further review:
CDC still allows Mercury in Infant Flu Shots
Unbelieveable!! -- CDC Still Allows Mercury in Infant Flu Shots
This fall, hundreds of thousands of infants and toddlers may be exposed to a mercury-filled preservative from flu shots that had been nearly eliminated from other children's vaccines due to health reasons. Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that until there was proof of harmful side effects from this vaccination, they felt it was unnecessary to recommend parents and doctors to seek a mercury-free version of the vaccine.
The CDC's decision was made despite pleas from concerned parents and resistance from the government that issued recent federal warnings about the exposure to mercury and had it removed from other childhood vaccines.
Research showed that if warnings of the dangers of the vaccine were issued to parents, there would be a big demand for mercury-free vaccines, which would possibly limit the supplies.
Many parent groups expressed that the CDC's decision to not advise parents and doctors against the vaccine stands as a violation of the principle, which requires doctors to take the actions necessary to minimize the risk of harm. While many parents and physicians opposed the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics, which includes 57,000 physicians, supported the CDC's decision.
A Florida state representative stated he planned to introduce a bill that would ban thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative, in childhood vaccines and another physician referred to the CDC's decision as medical malpractice.
Los Angeles Times -- April 2, 2004
* The ingredients and contaminants in vaccines and why they're
detrimental to your health
Mercury in Childhood Vaccines: What Did the Government Know?
Childhood Vaccines Exceed Federal Guidelines for Mercury
Childhood Vaccine Safety Studies are Largely 'Inadequate'
Childhood Vaccine May Protect Against Smallpox
Childhood Vaccines Exceed Federal Guidelines for Mercury
Vaccines and Neurological Damage
Re. tetanus shots. Back in WW 2 days, army gave us lots of shots with those big, blunt needles (not like todays pin pricks) often 2 or 3 in each arm simultaneously and then drilled us. I suppose the theory was to circulate the vaccines and keep us busy so that we wouldn't think about them.
I never had any problems nor later in life since it seems to be common practice for MD's to give tetanus as a preventitive. I am O-sec, age 77.
Continue to try to spread the good news about the BTD. Saturday showed avoid list I carry to a friend who lit up like a hi-voltage lite bulb. She, also being an "O", exclaimed, "I'm allergic to 14 of the 16 items on your list." Amazing, ain't it??
She offered me info on another diet. I told her I wasn't interested because the BTD offers me everything that I need plus all the scientific evidence which supports and backs up the BTD plus all the help on the web site, etc, etc, etc,.
Faithfully read your articles and am continually grateful to you, Dr. D. and the others for sharing your knowledge, experience and concern for our good health.
God Bless you all. Conrad
Dear Conrad! When my Dad was in the Navy, he saw a lot of sailors with one almost-useless arm for a week after one of those injections. They'd just cover it up and try to bustle around as normal, cuz the treatment for 'problems' onboard ship was expected to be (and often was) worse that the problem itself. ;->
It's good to hear you never had a severe reaction to whatever they were distributing in those horse-needles. But then, you're a toughie!! :-D And a great-hearted ambassador for this way of life, by the way. Thank you, dear!
My gratitude to everyone who wrote to share their knowledge and experiences.... and blessings all around! :-D