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Ofalltheginjoints Tue 03-Jan-17 10:14:53

After a bit of a rough 2016 health wise I was looking forward to a good 2017, today woke up looking like I'd gone 10 rounds with a boxer and GP tells me I've got Mumps, bloody Mumps, despite having had the MMR vaccine twice (who knew it can run out)

I feel very sorry for myself, going to have to miss work for the next 5 days (at least), miss family events and I'm worried I've infected other people before I knew I had it (thank god DN has had his injections)

AIBU to want to cry with frustration that this has happened after everything else last year

CoteDAzur Tue 03-Jan-17 10:19:02

That's awful OP. Huge sympathies. I had mumps as a child and still remember how my ears hurt & throat was swollen on both sides flowers

"despite having had the MMR vaccine twice (who knew it can run out)"

I don't want to turn this into an anti-vax argument but, well, I did.

That is one of the reasons why DC just had measles single vaccines. I'd rather they get mumps and rubella & be immune for life.

DailyFail1 Tue 03-Jan-17 10:20:15

MMR isn't a cure for Mumps, just makes you significantly less likely to get it. It's a nightmare though. Hope you get better

DailyFail1 Tue 03-Jan-17 10:20:56

You can get Mumps twice even without a vaccine. Mil got Mumps three times!

Lilaclily Tue 03-Jan-17 10:21:59

You poor thing

Stock up on netflix / amazon prime videos and try to rest , your immune system must be shot

EweAreHere Tue 03-Jan-17 10:26:17

Cote I had a failed MMR batch and had Rubella. It was a miserable, miserable experience. Not sure you know what you're asking to put your children through potentially.

CoteDAzur Tue 03-Jan-17 10:30:22

Yes, I do know, actually. Rubella is one of the mildest diseases known to man. So mild that many parents don't even know that their children have had it. "Fever" of only 37.5 C, pinprick rash that doesn't itch & disappears in 24 hours.

You may have had another viral infection if you suffered terribly with it.

CoteDAzur Tue 03-Jan-17 10:34:10

Btw I'm from a generation that had all childhood diseases because there were no vaccines for them, so good luck trying to scare me off with what you think you know about them.

Anyway, that's the subject of another thread. OP I hope you feel better soon.

WutheringTights Tue 03-Jan-17 10:35:56

But if your DD were to contract rubella in pregnancy it can cause stillbirth, miscarriage and birth defects. It's just plain dumb to run that risk instead of having a simple lie risk vaccination.

WutheringTights Tue 03-Jan-17 10:36:50

LOW risk, that should say.

CoteDAzur Tue 03-Jan-17 10:40:02

Dumb is assuming that the only option is to vaccinate DD as a baby (at a time when she has no need for rubella immunity).

Smart is to test her for immunity as a teenager and get her vaccinated then if she needs it.

< Waits for the inevitable cries of "But what about poor pregnant women your DC might infect? You are a heartless cow" >

CoteDAzur Tue 03-Jan-17 10:41:04

Anyway, I really think it's best not to turn OP's thread into a vaccine debate. She asked "Who knew vaccine immunity runs out?" and I answered that.

DailyFail1 Tue 03-Jan-17 10:44:12

Measles and Rubella can both kill/permanently disable unborn babies in unvaccinated mothers. But Measles can often be fatal for newborn babies too. Dad lost three brothers to Measles in the 50s. I think I should have the right to sue a parent who doesn't vaccinate a child if they pass on a fatal disease to my newborn.

WutheringTights Tue 03-Jan-17 10:46:22

Well I do think that anti-vaxxers are are selfish and heartless, not to mention mentally deficient crackpots. But actually, most of all, I can't believe that I've been stupid enough to be drawn into a debate about the merits of vaccination when those merits have been well proven for decades by science. Neither of us will change our minds as a result of this discussion so it's fairly pointless.

Best wishes OP and hope you've better soon.

DJBaggySmalls Tue 03-Jan-17 10:49:32

Its not over yet, you are likely to get some bright spark tell you its a kids disease.
I suggest you cough on them. flowers

FlyingElbows Tue 03-Jan-17 10:51:42

Everyone should know that vaccines given in childhood stop being effective in adulthood and everyone should know that there is no guarantee a vaccine will be effective. It's "vaccines 101" and it horrified me how blinkered and uninformed people are. Imo every parent attending a vaccination clinic with their child should be told that and be given the patient information leaflet when they leave. It's ridiculous how little basic information people have. Nursing really opened my eyes to the fact that people will let you inject them and their children without anything without asking any questions at all.

FlyingElbows Tue 03-Jan-17 10:52:44

"with anything"

Ofalltheginjoints Tue 03-Jan-17 10:58:30

FlyingElbows I didn't think that the vaccine would last indefinitely but I (maybe stupidly) thought it would last longer then 12yrs since the last MMR I had, but I will hold my hands up it isn't something I've ever looked into.

Lila Netflix is a plan, thankfully DP goes back to work tomorrow so the tv will be fully mine! At the moment though I can't be bothered to get out of bed, GP gave me a list of symptoms to keep an eye out for but fingers crossed I don't get them!

GandalfsWrinklyHat Tue 03-Jan-17 11:03:39

It's not about running out, you could be a vaccine 'non responder', most common with Hep B but known in MMR. Hope you feel better soon x

TaraCarter Tue 03-Jan-17 11:03:48

FlyingElbows, to be fair, isn't it possible many people have done the asking of questions before they make and attend the appointment? They're not advertised or intended as taster sessions!

PovertyPain Tue 03-Jan-17 11:04:04

One of my brothers is profoundly deaf as a result of my mother having rubella in pregnancy, but never worry about pregnant, immunosurpressed or very ill people, so long as the anti vaxers get their own way. hmm

1horatio Tue 03-Jan-17 11:10:22


I agree. Also had all childhood diseases. But DD still has her own ... what's the word. Vaccination plan?

Potentialmadcatlady Tue 03-Jan-17 11:15:02

Wuthering...anti-vaxxers are not all selfish 'mentally deficient crackpots' ( I actually think using those words is a total insult) Some of us have genuine well thought out, well researched reasons for not using vaccines. Some of us would love the option of having vaccinations done but can't and some of us spend time looking into research/timescales/efficacy of the vaccines then make hard decisions. Some of us have spent weeks in ICU watching kids in beds beside our own kids die from the likes of the measles. Some of us would like to have the reassurance of being able to vaccinate our very sick kids.

OP mumps is rotten..I hope you feel better soon and can I recommend 'stranger things' on Netflix ( if you haven't already watched it) as a way of passing a day..

Clandestino Tue 03-Jan-17 11:19:27

That is one of the reasons why DC just had measles single vaccines. I'd rather they get mumps and rubella & be immune for life.

I had chicken pox when I was 8. When I was pregnant, the tests showed that my immunity against chicken pox virus is almost non-existent. As the doctor said, natural immunity can wear out too, especially if your immune system is screwed anyway, like mine. So all I can say, what a shitload of bollocks you are talking, Azur.

Clandestino Tue 03-Jan-17 11:22:46

And sorry to hear that, OP. Hope you get better soon.

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