Vaccination - The Pros and Cons Print E-mail

 

Dr. Sarah Myhill

 

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I have concerns about immunisations in general because I suspect they result in an overall gradual erosion of the immune system. This is compounded by excessive use of antibiotics, excessive use of hygiene (mothers who bring up their children in squeaky clean environments put them at high risk of allergy and asthma), the depletion of micronutrients in our diets as a result of modern food choices and agriculture techniques and the exposure to toxins such as pesticides and heavy metals.

 

There are some vaccinations which I believe are essential such as polio, tetanus, diphtheria and possibly whooping cough. They have also been around for a long time and we think we know the problems. I think that the evidence for other vaccinations is less certain and each case needs dealing with individually. Hepatitis B is a difficult one and should probably be given to 'at risk' groups. I am particularly concerned about vaccinations which are given altogether such as for example MMR. Nowhere in nature is one likely to meet up with several viruses in one go and I think this may explain some of the problems which follow vaccination. As a general principle try to be as healthy as possible on vaccination day!

 

Vaccination and CFS. Vaccinations are a two edged sword because whilst they have the potential to prevent illness, they can certainly cause flares of CFS. Indeed I have several patients with CFS dated from vaccinations such as flu or hepatitis B. However usually this has been on the background of overwhelming stress

 

Influenza vaccination: should you have one? One of the commonest triggers of a flare of CFS is flu. One can usually expect a mini epidemic most winters and a major epidemic one in every four winters. If you are the sort of person who regularly gets flu every winter then I would recommend you have a flu vaccine. If you are the sort of person who could become very ill as a result of flu (such as heart failure, chronic chest etc) you should consider flu vaccination. If you are the sort of person who never gets flu, then I would not care to risk flu vaccination. Between the two there is a grey area and it is for each individual person to decide for themselves what is the best thing to do.

 

MMR vaccination: I think the evidence that the MMR vaccine causing autism is strong and I would not like to use this mixed vaccine in any child. In any case it is a complete waste of time giving rubella to boys and mumps to girls. Girls do not need rubella vaccination until they are sexually mature and by this time they will have had a good chance to have the infection and be naturally immune. Measles is a nasty illness and there probably is a case for vaccination young, but not in combination with the other viruses.

 

The trouble in UK is that the Government has banned the use of the individual vaccines measles and mumps. However with a doctors letter it is now possible to get these vaccinations individually. They can be ordered through IDIS 0208 410 0700.

 

Gulf War Syndrome. GWS is a classic example of a CFS with several causes. One probably cause was the many vaccinations that the soldiers received in one day. Some said they had 14 injections at one session. It is perfectly possible that this could have caused some sort of immune disruption resulting in CFS.

 

Polio vaccination: an example of what could go wrong. The epidemic of CFS we are seeing at the moment may be partly caused by polio vaccination. Before polio vaccination, everybody got the polio virus at some stage in their lives and a few developed paralysis as a result. As a result of the immune system fighting the real polio virus an immunity to all enteroviruses was stimulated. These enteroviruses included Epstein Barr virus (glandular fever), ECHO, coxsackie B etc. Polio vaccination gave immunity against polio, but not these other enteroviruses. Enteroviruses are a major cause of post viral syndrome. Indeed it has been estimated that over 20% of people who get glandular fever never recover their full energy levels.

 

So we have swapped one problem for another, less polio paralysis, but more post viral syndrome.

 

My concerns about vaccinations. My philosophy is always 'mimic Nature'. A vaccination will never produce the same strength of immunity as getting the real infection. My worries are: The insidious erosion of the immune system. Giving vaccinations may block very useful cross immunity to other viruses. For example there are some viruses which cause cancer. I do not wish to inadvertently block immunity to one of those! We are constantly meeting new viruses and our bodies have to learn to cope with them.. We have no idea of what long term problems we are storing up.

 

 

 

 

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  • Guest - April Brosdahl

    i dont think there is enough information on this stuff.... i am looking it up at school and there is no information... i have been gon google, dogpile, and all kinds of web sites you can think of.... there is no information on anything.... >:(

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  • Guest - Jay Carter

    I believe the point of Dr. Sarah Myhill article is to inform readers the risk of using vaccination. It's a matter of how healthy a person is and what the vaccination is being used for that should be determine whether or not it's needed. If a person decides on getting a vaccination to prevent an illness I think Dr. Sarah Myhill has given some reasonable results above of certain outcome she has encounter. Base on the research she has collected, she seems to be encouraging one to look into the matter before getting any vaccination to be sure one knows the risk factors in play. Vaccination is highly being recommend mostly for younger and older age groups. My final thoughts are, today when babies are born there are countless vaccination that is given to to them and who knows the pros and cons of this and perhaps in time we as a nation will explore vaccination in much greater depths for all and make some accurate conclusions toward vaccination.

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  • Guest - Gary Barnett

    It is outrageous that you should publish this garbage. In doing so you are k owingly publishing opinions that are known to be false, and potentially endangering people's lives.

    There is far far more evidence to prove the safety of vaccinations, and a great deal of research has been done to counter the hoplessly disceredited claims of a link between the MMR jab and autism.

    Indeed the evidence for the safety of the MMR jab is considerably stinger than the evidence for the existence of "CFS".

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  • Guest - Jack Schlunke

    >:(
    I think this website is a disgrace; the people who made it have no real qualifications to make these assumptions and are handing out false information to the visitors of this website. There is much more reliable information on www.mylazysundays.com, the information on this website has come from trustworthy resources. Yours, disgustedly, Jack Schlunke >:(

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  • Hi Jack,

    I'm a little confused by your comment. The article you are commenting on was written by a medical doctor with around 30 years of practice experience, much of which with people affected by environmental illnesses who often react badly to vaccinations - surely that makes her qualified?

    Maybe you would like to tell us exactly which part(s) of the article you disagree with? That way other visitors can respond to your concerns.

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  • Guest - Socrates

    I think that this site brings up very many valid points. In terms of what is thought today, probably only a portion of it is really true. Examples include Darwin, Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, etc. Just because it is written in text books doesn't make it the absolute law of things. If any of you people who are writing negative comments, thinking that they know the truth, read this, remember to think for yourself sometimes. The author of this article is not a lunatic for thinking for herself. I believe that there is some truth in what she is saying, maybe not all of it is correct, but lets wait a couple 100 years to see who is laughing last.

    Sincerely, Socrates

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  • Guest - Jamison Hill

    Jack,

    I am in medical school now and we are researching the pros and cons of vaccinations for an in-class debate. I am fairly open and realize there are advantages and concerns in vaccination. I must say that my experience in classes as well as research online has reitterated much that this article has to say. Your overtly angry response pushes me towards the viewpoint that vaccinations have many potential consequences and side-affects. There is plenty of literature and many publications that support the view of this website. The Dr. just warns us to be aware of possibble concerns. I think it is illogical for anyone to state that we have perfectly mastered vaccinations, the immune system, and their interaction. I agree with the Dr. that certain vacccinations are concidered a must and others still have room for debate.
    -making an effort at educating myself, Jamison

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  • Guest - R.M

    My husband and I are going on a safari to Afrika and the Countries we are going to visit are Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. The recommended vaccinations are for Hepatitis and Malaria pills but are not mandatory. If anybody has done this trip, please let us know. I don't believe in excess vaccinations but would like to due the right thing.
    Thanks

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  • Hi R.M.,

    I was faced with this dilemma when I travelled to rural Mexico for a week in 2006. Having suffered from ME/CFS for 20 years and had bad reactions to vaccinations before I wanted to avoid them. Hepatitis A, typhoid and rabies vaccinations were all recommended but in the end I decided to take the risk. Despite living on what was essentially a farm surrounded by animals and dirt for a week I was fine and there was no sign of these illnesses among the local human or animal population. Of course this is just my personal experience, I may have been very lucky.

    I think you have to carefully weigh the pros and cons of vaccination. If like me you have reason to believe being vaccinated has a high risk of causing adverse reactions, based on past experience or any health conditions you might have, then it is certainly worth careful consideration. If you are healthy and have not reacted badly to vaccinations before then the prudent course of action would most likely be to have the recommended vaccinations. Ultimately the choice is yours but it is certainly worth researching the risks of the various vaccines and the chances of contracting the illnesses in the regions you will be visiting. Of course your doctor should always be a part of this process.

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  • Guest - Carly

    We should continue with the essential vaccines. Stop giving the non essentials until more research is done. Ban multi-dose vaccines. Stop giving kids so many vaccines until sufficient research is done to prove safety as well as efficacy.

    There has been insufficient research on vaccine safety or efficacy. There has been insufficient research on the vaccine link to neuroimmuine disease. There is a lack of transparency on the true dangers of vaccines. One of my favorite phrases:

    "Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense", T. Huxley.

    It seems common sense to me that when you have tens of thousands of people claiming they or a loved one had developed a neuroimmune disease in connection to a vaccine, we should listen to them.

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written by Matthew Hogg, February 28, 2009
Dr. Myhill is indeed a medical doctor. She has around 20 years experience treating patients suffering from CFS, fibromyalgia, Gulf War illness, and other chronic illnesses with an immune component. During this time she has seen the fact that vaccinations can and do have adverse consequences - both triggering and exacerbating these increasingly common illnesses. I am suprised by your reaction to this article. Dr. Myhill does not irrationally or illogically say that nobody should be vaccinated. She is simply aware of the negatives and is proposing a cautious use of vaccines and only those that are essential.
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written by Jessica Hedrick, May 09, 2009
I comepletly agree with what the doc is saying. I have a son who is Autistic and it is my very strong feeling this was caused by the thermesol in vaccination's. She brought up very good point's in everything that was said.
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written by Matthew Hogg, June 22, 2009
Dr. Myhill specialises is chronic fatigue syndrome/ M.E. and fatiguing illnesses where there is proven immune dysfunction and strong anecdotal evidence that vaccinations aggrevate the situation. Her comments must be taken in the context therefore of someone who has observed the negative effects of vaccines over a number of decades. She is not calling for parents to completely stop vaccinating their children against life-threatening illnesses....she is simply urging caution since the complete picture of how vaccines affect the immune system is not yet known.
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written by toby hummer, September 25, 2009
thank you my son
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written by s and friend, September 28, 2009
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written by April Brosdahl, March 05, 2010
i dont think there is enough information on this stuff.... i am looking it up at school and there is no information... i have been gon google, dogpile, and all kinds of web sites you can think of.... there is no information on anything.... smilies/angry.gif
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written by Jay Carter, April 29, 2010
I believe the point of Dr. Sarah Myhill article is to inform readers the risk of using vaccination. It's a matter of how healthy a person is and what the vaccination is being used for that should be determine whether or not it's needed. If a person decides on getting a vaccination to prevent an illness I think Dr. Sarah Myhill has given some reasonable results above of certain outcome she has encounter. Base on the research she has collected, she seems to be encouraging one to look into the matter before getting any vaccination to be sure one knows the risk factors in play. Vaccination is highly being recommend mostly for younger and older age groups. My final thoughts are, today when babies are born there are countless vaccination that is given to to them and who knows the pros and cons of this and perhaps in time we as a nation will explore vaccination in much greater depths for all and make some accurate conclusions toward vaccination.
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written by Gary Barnett, May 23, 2010
It is outrageous that you should publish this garbage. In doing so you are k owingly publishing opinions that are known to be false, and potentially endangering people's lives.

There is far far more evidence to prove the safety of vaccinations, and a great deal of research has been done to counter the hoplessly disceredited claims of a link between the MMR jab and autism.

Indeed the evidence for the safety of the MMR jab is considerably stinger than the evidence for the existence of "CFS".

..., Low-rated comment [Show]
Maff
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written by Matthew Hogg, September 08, 2010
Hi Jack,

I'm a little confused by your comment. The article you are commenting on was written by a medical doctor with around 30 years of practice experience, much of which with people affected by environmental illnesses who often react badly to vaccinations - surely that makes her qualified?

Maybe you would like to tell us exactly which part(s) of the article you disagree with? That way other visitors can respond to your concerns.
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written by Socrates, September 25, 2010
I think that this site brings up very many valid points. In terms of what is thought today, probably only a portion of it is really true. Examples include Darwin, Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, etc. Just because it is written in text books doesn't make it the absolute law of things. If any of you people who are writing negative comments, thinking that they know the truth, read this, remember to think for yourself sometimes. The author of this article is not a lunatic for thinking for herself. I believe that there is some truth in what she is saying, maybe not all of it is correct, but lets wait a couple 100 years to see who is laughing last.

Sincerely, Socrates
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written by Jamison Hill, November 14, 2010
Jack,

I am in medical school now and we are researching the pros and cons of vaccinations for an in-class debate. I am fairly open and realize there are advantages and concerns in vaccination. I must say that my experience in classes as well as research online has reitterated much that this article has to say. Your overtly angry response pushes me towards the viewpoint that vaccinations have many potential consequences and side-affects. There is plenty of literature and many publications that support the view of this website. The Dr. just warns us to be aware of possibble concerns. I think it is illogical for anyone to state that we have perfectly mastered vaccinations, the immune system, and their interaction. I agree with the Dr. that certain vacccinations are concidered a must and others still have room for debate.
-making an effort at educating myself, Jamison
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written by R.M, January 22, 2011
My husband and I are going on a safari to Afrika and the Countries we are going to visit are Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. The recommended vaccinations are for Hepatitis and Malaria pills but are not mandatory. If anybody has done this trip, please let us know. I don't believe in excess vaccinations but would like to due the right thing.
Thanks
Maff
...
written by Matthew Hogg, January 24, 2011
Hi R.M.,

I was faced with this dilemma when I travelled to rural Mexico for a week in 2006. Having suffered from ME/CFS for 20 years and had bad reactions to vaccinations before I wanted to avoid them. Hepatitis A, typhoid and rabies vaccinations were all recommended but in the end I decided to take the risk. Despite living on what was essentially a farm surrounded by animals and dirt for a week I was fine and there was no sign of these illnesses among the local human or animal population. Of course this is just my personal experience, I may have been very lucky.

I think you have to carefully weigh the pros and cons of vaccination. If like me you have reason to believe being vaccinated has a high risk of causing adverse reactions, based on past experience or any health conditions you might have, then it is certainly worth careful consideration. If you are healthy and have not reacted badly to vaccinations before then the prudent course of action would most likely be to have the recommended vaccinations. Ultimately the choice is yours but it is certainly worth researching the risks of the various vaccines and the chances of contracting the illnesses in the regions you will be visiting. Of course your doctor should always be a part of this process.
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written by Carly, March 16, 2011
We should continue with the essential vaccines. Stop giving the non essentials until more research is done. Ban multi-dose vaccines. Stop giving kids so many vaccines until sufficient research is done to prove safety as well as efficacy.

There has been insufficient research on vaccine safety or efficacy. There has been insufficient research on the vaccine link to neuroimmuine disease. There is a lack of transparency on the true dangers of vaccines. One of my favorite phrases:

"Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense", T. Huxley.

It seems common sense to me that when you have tens of thousands of people claiming they or a loved one had developed a neuroimmune disease in connection to a vaccine, we should listen to them.

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