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Hi
,I am just wondering if anybody else had thought this possibly could have added to the factors  triggering their kid's anorexia.

Mine had Tdap and MenC  boosters immediately before he started restricting.


tdap 

Adverse Reactions:     

¨  Dermatologic reactions include erythema, induration, swelling and tenderness at the injection site.

¨  Infrequent adverse reactions include: fever (3%-8%), fussiness, anorexia, vomiting and drowsiness.

¨  Serious Adverse Effects include: Anaphylaxis, persistent crying (≥3 hours), fever (≥104 degrees F), and seizure.

 

MenC

Adverse Reactions from clinical trials

Adverse reactions reported across all age groups are provided below. Adverse reactions were collected on the day of vaccination and each day following for at least 3 and up to 6 days. The majority of reactions were self-limiting and resolved within the follow-up period.

In all age groups injection site reactions (including redness, swelling and tenderness/pain) were very common (ranging from 1 in 3 older children to 1 in 10 pre-school children). However, these were not usually clinically significant. Redness or swelling of at least 3cm and tenderness interfering with movement for more than 48 hours was infrequent where studied.

Fever of at least 38.0°C is common (ranging from 1 in 20 in infants and toddlers to 1 in 10 in pre-school children), but does not usually exceed 39.1°C, particularly in older age groups.

In infants and toddlers symptoms including crying and vomiting (toddlers) were common after vaccination. Irritability, drowsiness, impaired sleeping, anorexia, diarrhoea and vomiting (infants) were very common after vaccination. There was no evidence that these were related to Menjugate Kit rather than concomitant vaccines, particularly DTP.

Very commonly reported adverse events include myalgia and arthralgia in adults. Drowsiness was commonly reported in younger children. Headache was very common in secondary school children and common in primary school children.




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Hi toothfairy,

In this case anorexia is a medical side effect that just means loss of appetite. I know because we came across it is a description of a different disorder and it immediately drew our attenetion!

But, of course, the triggering event for EDs is negative energy balance i.e. consuming fewer calories that you are burning. I am guessing that in theory a reduced appetite for a period after a vaccination would be enough start the process as would a sponsored fast, a new training schedule, illness, braces, stress, a diet, a growth spurt, healthy eating etc.

Hope you are still making progress,

Warm wishes,
D

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Hi Deenl,
Great to hear from you!
Thanks for that, I had been wondering about this on many occasions after I noticed it ages ago.
What you say makes sense!I did come across this today though -
http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2017/02/21/vaccines-linked-to-mental-disorders-by-yale-study/


Thank you Deenl, my S is still making progress. He had been doing well, and when I ditched the dietitian and started adding to his food in December, he has been getting even better by the day.
We still have a way to go, but apart from monitoring the food/drinks he is living a normal teen life.
He has a girlfriend, and has just finished his mock Junior cert exams.He is happy and growing by the day too. He still sees a psychologist ( gets on great with her), once a month, has not been weighed since November,( dietitian used to weigh and talk numbers, bmi 19 is target etc ,but we can settle for bmi 18.5 she said)......, NO WAY- !!!!!!!
So we are just keeping on keeping going without her, feeding him up to the hilt. He has outgrown all his clothes we have gone up 2 sizes since December. 

He will now go and get his breakfast in the morning, without being asked, and also his snack after school! This is very recent. Great progress.

I hope your Son continues to do well and that you see huge healing now that he is just WR.
You are a fabulous Mum, and HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY XXXXXXXXXXXX

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Other findings in the study, however, reveal that these correlational results should be taken with a grain of salt.


Key phrase in this article.  Remember correlation does not equal causation although a lot of people think they are one and the same.
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Yes you are right !!


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