My DD got the MMR on Wednesday afternoon. She was a little out of sorts on thursday but then on friday was really upset when she woke up. Then i noticed she had a bad limp, there was no mark on her leg, no fever. i called the doc he said to take her in if it got any worse. today she woke up and couldn't walk at all. i took her to the GP and he said there was no sign of infection so he's not worried. But i am. Has anyone else's DC's had this reaction after the MMR... Do you think i should go to another GP?
I'd go to get it checked out today at A&E, paediatric A&E if you have one. It is most likely fine. I have heard of children doing this and it's related to the pain of the injection site and them associating weight bearing with it being sore but you need to rule out it being anything else at all. You're only going to worry all weekend. The GP not being worried is a good sign but you really do need somebody to have a really good look at your dd to make sure it's all okay and you need to feel reassured.
And yes, if the OP stays worried then that is a perfectly good reason to get her seen again, but I dont think it is fair to imply that she is behaving unreasonably by going along with the advice of her GP if she was content that her DD had been carefully examined.
we've been to the GP and i called the health line, they both said i don't need to worry. I'm in NZ, it's sunday morning here. We are getting ready to go to A&E now i'm not waiting another night DD was in pain this morning.
catsareevil - how long was your dd unable to walk, was it a sprain?
the injection site is clear no redness, no rash. So Pagwatch you may be right it could be nothing to do with mmr.
I'll let you know what the a&e doc says. Wish us look...
It lasted a day. I dont know exactly what it was in the end as my DD as about 18 months old at the time, and couldnt explain. It was horrible though, as I had no idea when it happened that this was something that children do, and I had really frightening thoughts about what might be causing it. The GP that we saw seemed to have seen it all before though.
dd had a "hip cold" at around this age , unrelated to mmr but apparently fluid can build up in a joint after a cold/virus. Has she been otherwise unwell ? After a few days of antiinflammatories she was fine.
LIZS a "hip cold" never heard of that but DD was unwell last week with cold like symptoms. Another possibility.
We took DD to the a&e and the doc said that the sore leg is likely to be caused by the mmr and will pass in a few days or so. DD had a slightly high temperature and vomited after dinner, still can't walk or put any weight on her leg. We'll see how the next day or two go.
The thing about toddlers is they can be capricious, even a little ache can make them conclude "Blech, I won't bother"; I had that with DD, once; she had a small infection with her toe & refused to walk for about 18 hours; an hour after we started antiBs she started walking again -- that was too soon for the antiBs to have taken effect, I'm sure she had just come around to deciding the pain wasn't that bad.
CARM is the place to report adverse reactions in NZ and Ive filled in the report. I also found a number for the Immunisation advisory centre, Im disappointed that none of the doctors gave me this number before now nor did they advise me to report the reaction? Anyway I gave them a call and Im waiting for their immunisation specialist to call me back.
My ds1 was unable to walk for 4 days once when he was 3. He was in total agony if he tried to walk and screamed if you touched him.
He had had antibiotics for a bad chest/throat infection a week or so earlier. My DH was in charge and he had not finished the course of antibiotics. He had no injuries.
He had x rays in the end and we found out he had a genetic bone disorder. The ortho doc said that the earlier infection had gone to the weak part of his body, in this case his left hip. It sounds similar to the hip cold mentioned ealier.
Good Luck (also in NZ, although all the above happened 10 years ago in the UK)