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MMR and tetanus Vaccine
An_200736 posted:
Well start off by saying I'm an epileptic have been since the age of 18, however I have been seizure free and med free for 10 years now. That is until a few nights ago I'm a new mom, again, and my lil man woke at around 3am, so I got up made him a bottle, fed him but the bottle I made him didn't satisify him so I went to make him a couple more ounces, at some point I had a seizure. I didn't realize this that night I wasn't holding my son when this happened *thank god* but I obviously picked myself up off the floor picked him up off the couch brought him to bed and went to bed myself. I woke up my face hurting and soaked pants. Now my question is I had the MMR and tetanus vaccine 2 days before this happened , could that be the reason for the sudden return of my seizures? I haven't had one since but its really bothering me. Thanks to any that answer.
dancer86442 responded:
Hello Mom,

Congrats on the 'little man'. And, Yes, I too, "Thank God" you weren't holding him. I was still adjusting to a new med after my son came home. It was hard, but, no incidents.

Ok, as to your question. I don't think they have done any Research into the affects of 'shots of any kind' & Epilepsy incidents. But, it sure don't sound 'coincidental'. Although there is another possibility. Hormone changes after birth of babe, can re-trigger seizures.

My best advice: do some 'Homework' on Catamenial Seizures (under Resources) & make an appt w/ a neuro ASAP! Also, start a Journal! Info as to Everything to include is under Tips.

Please, don't let it worry you to much. Just Go & be Tested to Be Sure.

Love Candi
GroveCanada responded:
Yes there is a direct connection between the tetanus shot & seizures & epilepsy...Proven correlations(legal) exist for even symptoms appearing 6 years after the shot...
*I am looking into Wild Indigo Root & other Indium sources(it comes in tinctures & as a metal that could be worn against the skin), as alternative anti-seizure remedies...
dancer86442 replied to GroveCanada's response:
Hello GroveCanada,

Welcome to the WebMD Epilepsy Community. Do you have a Link to More info about the Tetanus shot? I know the Flu shots are Bad, due to Mercury as being an ingredient, But, didn't know about Tetanus shots. I recall having a Tetanus shot after being on my meds for over 5 yrs, but, don't recall having any seizures. Course I didn't know about keeping a Journal back then, either.

I do hope you will keep us updated on your 'alternatives' & how they work for You! Hugs

Love Candi

P.S. The post you replied to is 3 or more yrs Old. I don't Think the person who posted it is still w/ us. But, I am Always here. Always 'Listening'.

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