Did Vaccines Cause My Son’s Autism ~ Part Two

Vaccines Autism

Today, I continue where I left off in yesterday’s post, “Did Vaccines Cause My Son’s Autism ~ Part One“.

If you didn’t read that post, you’ll want to.  The comments there, and on my Facebook page, are compelling – and some get a little feisty.

So we vaccinated our son–with several vaccines.

Starting sometime after his 5th birthday.

At age six, almost to the day, things changed radically in our home.

His unstoppable panic attacks and anxiety ruled our lives.

I’ll never forget the day that I knew something was really wrong.

The day that I knew our lives had changed forever.

The history–For weeks, or maybe months, our son had been developing an anxiety about his clothing being wet. He would repeatedly ask us if he could change his pants, shirt, or socks if he got even the smallest amount of water on them. It was sad to see him so distraught about it and to wonder if this obsessive questioning would ever end.

But one day we were at a business outing (for my husband’s work) and my son decided to play on the playground.

My husband and I were eating and chatting with his colleagues, when we heard a blood-curdling scream.

Running to see what had happened to him, I expected to see, well– blood.

What I found was instead, my son with wet pants.

It had been raining earlier in the week and so the ground was–very wet.

He had slid down the sliding board and into a huge puddle.

The resulting panic-stricken screaming was ear piercing and wouldn’t stop.

He was terrorized.

We left the gathering. Humiliated. Scared. Petrified.  Mind spinning, heart pounding.  

What was happening?  What would my life become now?

No matter what we tried, it didn’t work.

Calming thoughts, praying, threatening discipline. 

Nothing.  The screaming and panicking continued.

The whole way home, an indescribable eeriness filled my mind and the entire car.

Something had happened to my son.

Our lives would never be the same.

The unending panic attacks continued in the months ahead.

I was on the computer daily. Nightly. Late. Very late. – looking for answers, for anything that might help.

Was it OCD? Anxiety disorder? Panic attacks? Had I done something to him? Were we just bad parents?

One night I found our answer.

I printed the diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s Syndrome off of the computer, walked over to where my husband was working and tossed the papers triumphantly (?) into his lap saying, “We’ve got our diagnosis.”

He had Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism.

Three “official diagnoses” later and my suspicions were confirmed.

We went from having a child with peculiarities to being a family trapped in our home with a severely anxious and perseverating child who defied all means of discipline and behavior modification. We were truly prisoners in our own home while our son suffered from up to 30 unstoppable tantrums per day.

One of my worst memories were of the days when he would lie on the floor screaming, “Mommy, what’s wrong with me?! What is happening to me?!

To this day I wonder –

  • Did he have autism the whole time?
  • Was it the vaccines that threw him over the edge?
  • What if we hadn’t vaccinated?

Looking back, I think he was vulnerable.  Maybe borderline autistic.   And I think his vulnerabilities were triggered by the vaccines.  They “threw him over the edge.”

My thoughts are that autism is a complicated ailment involving many parts of the body and many “causes” or triggers like:

  • congenital issues
  • toxins & heavy metals
  • vaccines
  • leaky gut / digestive issues and related dietary complications

I personally think that vaccines may not be the cause, and are not in all cases, per se, but that there is a groundwork laid for the damage and in some cases the vaccines “do the child in”–and autism happens.

In truth, I am not really anti-vaccine, but I am concerned about:

  • the frequency that vaccines are looked to as a solution to a health problem (instead of more natural options)
  • the amount of vaccines that are dosed (too many – do we really need a chicken pox or papilloma vaccine?)
  • the dosing of vaccines in combination (done to save time and money, but the assault of multiple viruses being injected into our babies might just be too much for their fragile systems)
  • adjuvants and preservatives found in vaccines (like mercury and aluminum – yes, there is still mercury in some vaccines – and aluminum isn’t something I want in me either.  By the way, I am full of aluminum.  And my son is full of copper and more.  Here’s more info on heavy metals and how we are working to get them out of my son–and our whole family.)

Perhaps some or many children can handle vaccines, but I think that children with fragile immune systems can’t.  And I think our society has gotten vaccine happy and that it is financially, and not health, motivated.

In the near future I’ll share more of what Asperger’s looks like in our family and what we’re doing to heal our son. And me.

And if you’d like to read more now about our journey with autism, you might wish to read:

And if you’re looking for a good read on vaccines and autism-related disorders, you might want to consider the books I recommended in my first post on autism and vaccines as well as these:


Lynn Hamilton speaks from her own personal experience after her son was diagnosed with autism. This book will have you on the edge of your seat.

When we thought we were on the verge of an autism diagnosis, a sweet mom (with a grown autistic daughter) spent tons of time on the phone with me. When I asked her what I should do, the first thing she recommended was buying this book.

Another book that speaks of the possible causes of autism and remedy options is:

I have not read this entire book, but the theories in it are compelling and worth a second look.

Together we can all help raise awareness and help heal our children.  They truly need our help.

What do you think about the vaccine / autism link?  What would you like to know more about?

And keep in mind–I love discussing controversial topics – let’s just keep open minds and talk kindly and seek the truth, together, OK?  I reserve the right to delete comments that don’t observe common courtesy.

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  1. I realize that this post is several years old, but I think that in light of all of the recent research, it would be responsible to update or even delete these posts. You’ve made it clear that you do not believe that vaccinations CAUSE autism, but you also make it very clear that you do believe that it HELPS cause it.

    With so many people looking for an excuse to avoid vaccinations, we need to remove the misguided information so that people can make good, non-emotional (and not fearful) decisions.

    All of the older “studies” that pointed to a link between vaccinations and autism have been proven fraudulent. More and more studies and research being conducted increasingly point to other factors (like genetic links). Anyone who still tries to make any connection between the two (even when saying it isn’t the only factor, just a contributing one) is on a witch hunt.

    I’m not going to deny that there are situations where a limited, modified, delayed, or even canceled vaccination schedules are needed for the child’s safety. And if there are parents who are concerned for other risks, and would prefer natural or alternate health protection measures, I won’t judge. However, I do believe that if you make that kind of decision, it needs to be well informed and you need to base your decision on accurate information. To make that easier on overwhelmed parents, we need to remove outdated, incorrect information, like this post.

    There is currently no medical connection between vaccinations and autism. It doesn’t mater if you think there is.. There isn’t. Saying that there is, and using outdated and unproven information to make your fraudulent point is very irresponsible.

    • Hi Jane. Thanks for commenting. I will in fact not be deleting this post, but am planning an update in which there is a scientifically documented proof of the MMR vaccine causing autism. I don’t know if you heard about it in the news or now, but this video will show you some of it. I am very disappointed with what is happening in corporate America, and in our government, that allows this kind of thinking to proliferate.

      My son watched this video and started crying out, “Mommy, shouldn’t we be able to sue them b/c of what this did to me?”

      Yes, I think we should.

      Let me know what you think about this. I hope to post about this in the coming week. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4546421/rep-bill-posey-calling-investigation-cdcs-mmr-reasearch-fraud

      • I watched the video, but I didn’t see or hear any admittance or mention of documented proof that vaccines link to autism. I heard him mention the Wakefield study, which is the completely fraudulent study that has been universally discredited. The gist of the video seemed to be that a little over a decade ago, when they did a study, they hid information that showed race to significantly affect the statistics. That’s still bad, and I’m glad that all of the information is being revealed and I do hope that they get thoroughly investigated for hiding some information – but that’s not quite the same as hiding a proven link between autism and vaccines.

        After the study mentioned in the video was published, more have been conducted and published by different sources. I have heard of the link between race (previously hidden as mentioned in the video) or genetics and autism, so at least someone, somewhere was being honest. The later studies that I’ve seen have largely pointed away from the link between autism and vaccines (some directly discredited the idea).

        I still haven’t heard of any published study that has been accepted by the medical community that definitively shows vaccines to cause autism, so I will be very interested to see what you post!

        • Hi Jane.

          The video talked about a whistleblower, Dr. Thompson, who has come forward about documents that were destroyed that proved by a large margin that the MMR vaccine led to much higher rates of autism in black boys. I don’t know, but perhaps you missed it?

          In fact, the video talked about how Wakefield but didn’t state that he was wrong. In fact, with this new information, it seems that Wakefield may have been correct after all.

          The study proved the link for black babies and in fact, I would suspect it will be extrapolated to carry to others as well. I have a friend who is very much “up” on this and I am going to be getting more up to speed and will likely post about this in the near future. The reason for the coverup was “statistical significance was huge” – which means there was a large correspondence of the MMR with autism in black children.

          I have personally talked with Temple Grandin, a PhD and the most famous autistic person in the world, and she stated that there has never been a valid study done on autism and vaccines. I don’t know if you have seen her video, but she is one sharp cookie. And she knows what a valid study is.

      • I wrote in a few months ago, telling my story about my son and why I think it is vaccines that caused my son’s “on the autism spectrum”.. as the dr’s call it. Not sure why it was not shared, maybe it was too long… But I read this post and completely agree with being able to sue when it comes to the MMR vaccine. I have been looking at pictures and videos of my son up until around 2 years old and he was a happy, healthy “normal” baby, and it was after he received a “combo vaccine, with the MMR vaccine in it that he stopped talking, and became different in little but noticeable ways. I really hope that there is enough evidence to start a “reversal treatment” so that we can heal our children from the damage the vaccines have caused, as well as get justice when it comes to being pressured to administer these vaccines to our children; as I was definitely pressured into it with little-no information or precautions.
        I am a first time mom of a wonderful 4 year old son and I just wish that I could have had the option instead of being pushed to give vaccines, and in combinations, which just seem to be too much for our babies tiny bodies! I would appreciate any feedback or more info if anyone has found any on the links with autism and vaccines!

  2. Ien in the Kootenays says:

    I love your rational, balanced approach. I am sick and tired of the dogmatic mentality, either/or thinking and name calling we find in both the pro and anti vaccine people. No, we do not want to see a return of diphteria and polio. Yes, we support the science of vaccines in general. AND experiences like your’s happen. Questioning the wisdom of an intense and early vaccination schedule on sensitive children does not make one an “anti vaxer.” I would like to see recognition of potential damage to those sensitive children. If they are less than 15% of the population we can still maintain herd immunity even if they do not get the jabs.
    I am grateful I had my offspring in the seventies, when I still trusted ‘the system’ and the vaccine schedule was less intense as well. You are doing good work.

    • Thank you so much. You literally made my day, Ien. Have you heard of the movie “Vaxxed”? I am totally with you. There is something going on …. I don’t think it’s all vaccine caused but we need more transparency and more docs willing to think outside the box.

    • By the way, found your blog. Very interesting!

      I was a little lost on the underwear post — why were they going to tax them if they were for you?

      • Ien in the Kootenays says:

        Lol, you found the personal blog. There is also a garden blog and one with more serious reflections. Yes, in B.C. adult clothing is taxed but children’s clothing up to age 14 is not.

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