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#1 Sharlie2455

 
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

Hey all!

I was just wondering if anyone else's allergies coincide with a vaccination?

My allergies developed shortly after a trip to Thailand for which I was required to take 3 shots for hepatitis prevention.

I have been eating gluten free to manage a rash and digestive issues that developed shortly after the trip over 2 years ago, but still can't seem to get it 100% under control. Always assumed that I must some how mistakenly be getting glutened. Just found that vaccinations can cause allergies and was looking for patent info on the vaccine and it looks like they use yeast in the shot. Now I am thinking I may be reacting to the yeast in the gluten free foods.

I am 26 and experienced 23 completely allergy free years of life so I would really like to find out what caused this!
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:44 PM

Have you been evaluated to see if you might have picked up any bacterial or parasitic infection or something else while you were there? If your doctor hasn't explored this possibility with blood work and stool testing you should ask the doc to do so.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:25 PM

Have you been evaluated to see if you might have picked up any bacterial or parasitic infection or something else while you were there? If your doctor hasn't explored this possibility with blood work and stool testing you should ask the doc to do so.



Was checked for parasites. I have a "gluten sensitivity". On top of my own regular doctor I've seen a dermatologist and an allergy specialist, each of which gave me 2 prescriptions for a total of SIX!!! Just to treat symptoms, no one seems to wonder WHY I would suddenly develop this. :S

I read recently that immunizations for children could be causing autoimmune disorders later in life. "Have we traded measles and mumps for leukemia, cancer, multiple sclerosis and allergies?" Stuff about peanut allergies developing because peanut oil is used as a base in vaccines. In Israel no one has peanut allergies, they have actually developed sesame allergies instead because they use sesame oil as a base there.... Apparently yeast is used in the hepatitis vaccine so I'm thinking I could have developed yeast allergy/intolerance as well because of this which is why I still get symptoms sometimes regardless of eating gluten free as I do eat gluten free breads.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:23 AM

To be honest I'd look far farther afield, pestsides, pollution, GM, the whole shebang, we are eating stuff that isn't natural etc etc. There is so much that could be going on with all this autoimmune stuff!
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:24 AM

PS = not saying its not vaccines- at all, but personally I think its our whole western way of life if you know what I mean!
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:47 AM

From what I've read, all vaccines are made using chicken eggs, and those sensitive to eggs can have all sorts of bad reactions to them. Not to mention that vaccines also often include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and a number of other questionable things.

But if your allergies involve the immune system (and I'm not sure if they ever wouldn't), it might be tough to "turn it off". Just as the auto-immune reactions to gluten apparently never go away, in that once you're Celiac, gluten will for ever be an offender.

Not saying there isn't any hope though, and I do hope you find the answer.

Anyway, what others have said about picking up something on your trip does make sense to me as well. Just not sure what that could be. A tick bite maybe? Is there Lyme disease in Thailand? That's something which most doctors in the US aren't particularly knowledgeable about. Not sure about elsewhere.
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#7 Sharlie2455

 
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:19 AM

From what I've read, all vaccines are made using chicken eggs, and those sensitive to eggs can have all sorts of bad reactions to them. Not to mention that vaccines also often include mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and a number of other questionable things.

But if your allergies involve the immune system (and I'm not sure if they ever wouldn't), it might be tough to "turn it off". Just as the auto-immune reactions to gluten apparently never go away, in that once you're Celiac, gluten will for ever be an offender.

Not saying there isn't any hope though, and I do hope you find the answer.

Anyway, what others have said about picking up something on your trip does make sense to me as well. Just not sure what that could be. A tick bite maybe? Is there Lyme disease in Thailand? That's something which most doctors in the US aren't particularly knowledgeable about. Not sure about elsewhere.



Well I was in Thailand for a month, and their food is a LOT more fresh and healthy than ours. And when I came back I was under a lot of pressure and stress and pretty much lived off of Burger King and A&W. Maybe I just crashed the system. :S

Don't think it's lyme disease as I don't have the bullseye rash, but there are 70 some other symptoms and I could match up with some of them! LoL! Geez.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:16 PM

Don't discount Lyme on account of not noticing a rash. My grandmother never noticed a bullseye rash but sure enough after months of suffering so bad she couldn't care for herself let alone her husband a blood test came back positive. A few courses of antibiotics and her symptoms cleared right up. Not everyone gets the bullseye rash and it wouldn't be noticed on your scalp. It's something you might have to push really hard to be tested for but hopefully you have a good relationship with your doctor and they'll take your concerns seriously.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

According to Wiki, lyme is present in Thailand:

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Lyme_disease

Asia

B. burgdorferi sensu lato-infested

You really need a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor) if you in fact are dealing with lyme disease because most GP's know very little about it (kind of like celiac :P )
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:43 PM

Hmmm. Vaccines. Evil?

Smallpox was deadly. It has been eradicated worldwide. How? Vaccines.

Polio used to cripple many young people. It no longer does. Why? Vaccines.

Rubella (German Measles) used to cause birth defects when pregnant women were infected. No more. Why? Vaccinations.

Mumps used to be a common childhood disease, but caused serious reproductive issues in males after puberty. It is no longer an issue, due to effective vaccinations.

Measles? The jury is still out on the long-term impact, but incidence is way down. How come? Vaccination.

Harrumph. Vaccinate me.
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Is it allergies you have or celiac? Or an intolerance?
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

Just a thought -- have you had a follow-up blood test/endoscopy to check for dietary compliance? I.e., whether or not hidden gluten is getting in somehow?
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:50 PM

I need to have vaccinations before going on a humanitarian trip to Kenya. I am Celiac -- and so got on here to see if there was any info regarding gluten being IN vaccinations. Does anyone know? I don't have a doctor I feel like actually 'gets' Celiac Disease -- often feel I'm on my own. Look forward to the day I have a doctor that does! Thanks for any info. This is what I'll need:

Yellow fever
Hepatitis A
Typhoid
Hepatitis B (series of 3 injections you get one and then a 2nd one 30 days later and the 3rd at six months.)
Tetanus
Polio
and then malaria meds just before the trip and during.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

I am not aware of any injectable substance that contains gluten. That includes every vaccine commonly in current use. Gluten acts as a thickener, and that is definitely not something you want in an injectable substance.

The Sabin oral polio vaccine is gluten-free, but is less commonly used than the Salk injectable one.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:51 AM

I need to have vaccinations before going on a humanitarian trip to Kenya. I am Celiac -- and so got on here to see if there was any info regarding gluten being IN vaccinations. Does anyone know? I don't have a doctor I feel like actually 'gets' Celiac Disease -- often feel I'm on my own. Look forward to the day I have a doctor that does! Thanks for any info. This is what I'll need:

Yellow fever
Hepatitis A
Typhoid
Hepatitis B (series of 3 injections you get one and then a 2nd one 30 days later and the 3rd at six months.)
Tetanus
Polio
and then malaria meds just before the trip and during.


I agree with Peter that gluten is not likely to be found in injected drugs. Do make sure to check the malaria meds with the maker if they are in pill form just to be on the safe side.
Have a wonderful trip.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom


Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)




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