Washington Redskins Cheerleader Suffers Dystonia From Flu Shot - page 3

great must see video our six year old daughter was diagnosed with a mild form of dystonia but it took almost 2 years and 2 pediatric neurologists to get the correct diagnosis. her symptoms began... Read More

  1. by   musiklover
    link to studies on vit d and the flu


    • epidemic influenza and vitamin d
    • on the epidemiology of influenza
    • use of vit d in clinical practice
    • association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d level and upper respiratory tract infection in the third national health and nutrition examination survey

    there are many more cited when you click on the link. i just listed a few and some of them are also mentioned in my previous post with links. you asked for links to studies......these are all compiled on this website but you can find some of them on pubmed and jama/archives of internal medicine because i found them there as well. i'm sure others can be found if you look for them because they are cited in the articles that i have posted.

    all of this is just food for thought. whether or not you get the flu shot i'm sure many of us are vit d deficient so it wouldn't hurt to look at the information that is presented in these studies and articles.

  2. by   *ac*
    I see possible links and benefits to using vit D, however, remember how many such possible links there were to using vit E and beta carotene? Then it turned out that high doses of these vitamins/supplements increased risk of death.

    Vaccination is proven to save lives.

    High doses of supplements are not proven.
  3. by   musiklover
    By way of follow up on my husband's friend/family in TX who were all treated for swine flu with high doses of Vitamin D and C by their family physician. Here were the dosages of the vitamins- Vitamin D 100iu/lb/day and Vitamin C 3000mg q4hrs during the duration of their symptoms.

    Again, I feel I have to reiterate(picture of me beating my head against a brick wall)that I am not telling anyone to drink the kool aid and jump on the Vitamin D band wagon or to not get vaccinated. Getting vaccinated is your own personal decision to make-not mine, your employer and certainly not the government. I'm not telling you to OD on Vitamin D supplements(head against the wall!). We're all adults with rational thought processes. Not only that, we're professionals with RN behind our name in most cases so I think that makes us qualified to read some legitimate scientific studies and articles written by qualified physicians and researchers(not people that stayed at a Holiday Inn) and make an informed choice.

    Do you think that if 75% of Americans are vit d deficient that maybe, just maybe some of us might fall into that category?
    ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2009)-According to a recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 75 percent of Americans do not get enough Vitamin D
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0408140208.htm I am just putting the exciting new research and findings out there for all those that want to be informed and to point out that there are many of us that are probably deficient ourselves when you look at the numbers.
  4. by   CalmAustinRN
    Please look at this video on side effects from the swine flu vaccine of 1976 -

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  5. by   MandaTaye
    I won't be getting it...and if I was forced to inject something into my body I would quit. Period.
  6. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    Quote from MandaTaye
    I won't be getting it...and if I was forced to inject something into my body I would quit. Period.
    And I'd be standing right behind you, sleeve rolled up and resume in hand.
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    It truly is sad that she developed this disorder. There are so many possible causes for this condition that I am uncomfortable attributing the cause of her illness to either the flu or the immunization.

    Dystonia information
  8. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from MandaTaye
    I won't be getting it...and if I was forced to inject something into my body I would quit. Period.
    Haven't you already been? Haven't you been required to get PPD's? Prove immunity to measles? Rubella? Varicella?
  9. by   CuriousMe
    Quote from blondy2061h
    Haven't you already been? Haven't you been required to get PPD's? Prove immunity to measles? Rubella? Varicella?
    She might not....according to her status, she's a pre-nursing student.

    I know my nursing school required all the things you're speaking of and my clinical sites required me to have both seasonal and H1N1 shot. Of course my school didn't require the flu shots.....but as I'm not allowed at my clinical site without proof of vaccination or documentation of a medical contraindication....there's no way to pass school without vaccination.

    Who knows, maybe she'll opt to not go to nursing school.
  10. by   CaLLaCoDe
    This is just heart breaking!

    Informed decision required people:

    Last edit by CaLLaCoDe on Oct 27, '09
  11. by   nuangel1
    oh my god that poor girl.i don't know what else to say.
  12. by   Tait
    That is quite bizarre.
  13. by   PedsDrNurseTheo
    Important distinction is that it is a seasonal flu shot, not H1N1. Tragic story.

    Our daughter developed cranial nerve VI palsy after her regular immunizations at 18 months. She had gotten her DTaP, her MMR, and her last HiB series.

    There is no way of knowing for certain what will happen when we inject attenuated virii or even killed virii particles into individual human bloodstreams. Especially not so many at one time. Yet the alternatives are just as untenable.

    My daughter's palsy is resolving. And we will continue to immunize - but one at a time, not in multiple doses. Our pediatrician understands.