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Need some reassurance on MMR side effects to put my mind at rest!

(9 Posts)
Jen1978 Sun 31-Aug-08 20:57:06

Paronoid mum coming up..........!
DS1 - 15mths had his mmr 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Since last saturday (i.e 6 days later) he has not been right. Over the bank hol he had diarrohea, then on tues he started with a low grade temp which got worse until thurs when it subsided. He has been a prize mega grump, clingy limpet ALL week and has been off his food. Today (sunday) he has got the spots the nurse said might happen.
I knwo all these things suggest the measles part of the vaccine is coming out etc, but I just hadn't expected it to go on for so long, its nearly two weeks now and hes just getting the spots now - although to be fair he has been less grumpy for the last two days, but he is eating less and less.

I am just being paronoid but would like to hear other peoples experiences with the mmr if you can.

Basementbear Sun 31-Aug-08 21:02:41

My DCs are 4.5 and 6.5 but I do remember the nurse saying the symptoms might come out up to 2 weeks afterwards. Mine didn't have any side effects tho, so I can't be any more helpful than that I'm afraid. Have you given him calpol or anything for the temp?

Sawyer64 Sun 31-Aug-08 21:06:18

Diarrhoea etc. seem a little unusual IMO for Post MMR symptoms.

Does seem a little prolonged. Maybe he has had a virus at the same time?

Most people IME don't seem to notice much change in the 7-14 day timespan,maybe a slight rash,and feeling under the weather for a day or so.

Jen1978 Sun 31-Aug-08 21:45:57

Yes I gave him nurofen for his temp as that works much better on him for a temp than calpol. His temp has gone now. He is susceptible to getting a runny bum at the slightest provocation so I wasn't surprised, but maybe you are right and it is a virus as well, its more than likely as he seems to be picking up everything atm!

Sawyer64 Mon 01-Sep-08 10:14:01

Hope he's better soon x

zebedee1 Mon 01-Sep-08 12:32:02

Hi Jen,
Hope that your DS is feeling better today.
My DS had his MMR at 13 months (2 months ago) and had exactly the reaction you describe. He started grumping/ temperature/ not eating / runny nappy about 10 days after the jab and it lasted for about a week. I was so worried as the reaction came later than the Dr said it might but he was Ok - no spots though!

Beeper Mon 01-Sep-08 13:33:12

Hmm my DS1 had bad reation and was ill for 10 weeks, he had rashes, low grade fevers, green squits and was very upset. Docs denied any connection, it was 8 years ago. It was the MMR as it started right away. In the end the low grade fevers would not stop coming and I went to a homeopath who anti doted him, he had big pill and had a temp of 102 for 8 hours and the next day woke up perfectly healthy.

Never been near a needle since.

soremummy Mon 01-Sep-08 13:37:52

My dd was like that and had the rash as well took nearly a week for her to be clear of the rash and was very clingy etc

Jen1978 Mon 01-Sep-08 21:56:43

Ooo thanks ever so mcuh guys I feel reassured now that I know other peoples' lo's have been the same. He seems a bit better today and has eaten a little bit more, spots are spreading down his legs and arms and some on his chin - think this is the usual pattern for measles spots so I figure things must be getting better. Fingers crossed!
Beeper - am horrifed by your los' reaction, that must ahve been so awful and I don't blame you for staying away from jabs ever since!

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