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Hormones, Autism and Seizures - A Dangerous Mix

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By Teresa Conrick

Two years ago, I wrote about my beautiful, vaccine-injured child, Megan, turning 16.  March 2nd marks her 18th birthday and boy, has she gotten some horrible gifts!   The Supreme Court of our United States declared on February 22nd,   (HERE),  that she would be unable - EVER - to receive compensation for her childhood vaccine injuries that have detoured her from a healthy, and pain-free life.  Her vaccine injuries happened 16 years ago, yet we were never told by any of the professionals back then that autism symptoms can be medically related to brain, gut or mitochondrial injury from vaccines.  We are unable to go to those companies who made her vaccines and prove, to a judge and jury, that they were dangerous to her and injured her into "autism."

Now some false autism advocates will try to convince you that autism "just happens", that it's "just genetic", that "we are better at diagnosing it", or that it's such an intense diagnosis that "parents WANT to get their child labeled" for all of the perks and benefits. PERKS & BENEFITS?  What a crock!  How about this perk- severe medical issues, many of which continue to be ignored or dismissed by the US Medical Establishment.

So back to Megan -- innocent, injured, nonverbal, and now ..... seizures.  In August, Megan had a seizure, first in 2 years.  She had an initial one back after her 16th birthday and we tested, consulted and waited as her EEG showed no seizure activity. Two years, nothing, thankfully, until this past August of her 17th year.  Now like many of the symptoms of autism and many of Megan's medical symptoms, nothing is NORMAL and there always seems to be a puzzle piece begging to be solved.  She had that seizure on August 22nd, then the next on September 27th, then October 24th, November 23rd, December 25th, January 27th and now yesterday, February 28th.  Do you see the pattern?  First, I have to say how thankful that these are a monthly experience as SO many children have numerous, daily and even hourly seizures.  They are though of the grand mal/tonic clonic type and so we did initially have her neurologist recommend and start her on anti-seizure medication.  She was on this for much of this time while the monthly seizures were not stopped and instead she began to have erratic and concerning behaviors AND also develop a BAD RASH.  That was a huge concern and we had to stop the medication, which had unfortunately shown no benefit for her anyway.

So as the trees to the forest showed a picture, hormones became the culprit.  Megan is completing hormone testing for a full month to help determine how her hormones might be causing these catamenial seizures. Initial blood testing showed abnormal estrogen and progesterone but could not tell us when or how. I came upon that word, catamenial, as I have been doing a lot of reading on hormones and seizures: (HERE)

"Catamenial (from the Greek kata, by; men, month) epilepsy refers to seizure exacerbation in relation to the menstrual cycle. Traditionally, the term has been used to refer to seizure exacerbation at the time of menstruation. In its purest form, a woman with catamenial epilepsy may have seizures only at the time of menstruation, but this form is not very common". ...... So again, my daughter's medical symptoms exhibit the "not very common."   "Menstrually related hormonal fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone underlie the patterns of catamenial seizure exacerbation. Estrogens facilitate seizures, whereas progesterone protects against seizures. During the menstrual cycle, serum levels of estradiol and progesterone fluctuate Estrogens (in particular estradiol, the most important of the different estrogen forms) have potent proconvulsant properties. They exert an excitatory effect on neurons by stimulating the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)- type glutamate receptor. In women with epilepsy, intravenous administration of conjugated estrogens activates epileptiform discharges and may result in seizures."

Well that seems to be what we are seeing but why?  Now it is interesting that words like NMDA and glutamate are at work here as those are also involved in research on autism, like here.."Neuronal glutamate receptor immunoreactivity patterns are abnormal in the hippocampi of thimerosal treated SJL mice" (HERE)



Now I had heard for years as Meg was growing up with her autism diagnosis that puberty could be a horrible time as many children could begin to have seizures then.  Being the ever inquisitive, I always wondered why that was.  So here was the door being flung open as to how hormones were affecting my daughter in a deadly way.  The pattern seemed to be that as estrogen (estradiol) rose, right before ovulation, Megan would convulse.  This would happen always in the morning but not always in a safe place - on the school bus twice, in a cabin in remote Michigan, on the stairs - ascending, and the scariest -- in the bathtub!  Like clockwork 10-13 days after day 1 of her period, Megan has a seizure.  The bus driver knows about it, Megan's school knows about it and I wanted all of you to know it as it is a sign of another abnormality of autism that needs investigation as to "why" so we can treat it..  So why is it happening to Megan? 

To examine that I will say that as some know, I have been trying to figure out the nature to her extreme medical and subsequent behavioral symptoms.  Meg is very fair skinned, blue-eyed and had many thimerosal vaccines prior to her live virus vaccines.  I have reported on observations to vision  (HERE)   and auditory   (HERE)   disturbances that Megan has that research shows can be connected to mercury.  Is it possible that vaccine injuries can return with a vengeance during puberty and cause hormones to harm?  In our situation, I would say that is definitely a possibility. 

If so, Neuroendocrinology should be added to the long list of experts to offer their expertise and research on the list of MANY systems damaged in autism. Megan is labeled, "autistic."  It is not a table injury according to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program here (HERE) yet there are THOUSANDS of children like her, who began a descent into encephalopathy, immune dysfunction and seizures. Isn't it unbelievable too, that something can be dormant, like seizures, and then start with a vengeance during puberty?  Here was an interesting passage that may need to be investigated more on many of our children who were injected with large and toxic amounts of vaccine mercury - Thimerosal, who now are entering puberty and adulthood.  It may help us understand how a toxic ingredient can be insidious in its ability to cause harm immediately or much later:  "adverse effects of Hg on endocrine systems may be most evident once endocrine axes are fully developed."  (HERE)

Teresa Conrick is a Contributing Editor to Age of Autism. 

 

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Thanks Pharma for causing all this pain. Hope your profits can buy you a conscience one day.

"....William is among the one-third of epilepsy sufferers who do not respond, or respond only poorly, to anti-epileptic medications. Now he and others with refractory epilepsy are benefiting from treatment that targets inflammation, the result of new research into how epilepsy damages the brain.

'Many of us theorize that the two are tied — inflammation causes seizures, and seizures cause inflammation,' said Orrin Devinsky, director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the New York University Langone Medical Center and William’s doctor. 'Over time, both of them may feed off each other.'

....Annamaria Vezzani, a neuroscientist at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Milan, has induced epilepsy in mice and rats by injecting kainic acid into their brains, and has observed the activation of a cellular pathway linked to inflammation before and during seizures.

The amount of inflammation in the brain correlates with the frequency of seizures, she also has found. 'This is a novel finding,' Dr. Vezzani said in an interview. 'It was not known that inflammation was a common feature of different types of epilepsy.'"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/health/research/new-epilepsy-tactic-fight-inflammation.html

I have a 18 YEAR DAUGHTER WHO STARTED HAVING SEIZUER AT AGE OF 13. SHE SEVER AUTISM AND NONVERBAL. she take 6 different medications for behavior and two for seizuers that control them at time month she have face movements and rolls eye up. So I understand what some say.

Do you call VAERS to report these are Long term results of vaccine damage? I think all parents should!!! In my research over 5 years ago, I also heard FROM PARENTS, the only reliable source, to keep a careful look out for seizures during puberty/hormonal changes. I feel these are Serious Long Term Results of Vaccination. Thank God for the web and parents can communicate. They have been the ONLY helpful resource that I've found. How sad is that? The Doctors, since they are recommending shots, should KNOW the long term effects of the damage they are causing. You think they would have read up on it? The inflammation, headaches and brain infllamation, gut bacteria and encephalytis caused by these and taken some action! Very few have and even though they've actually RUSHED babies that were JUST vaccinate to the emergency room, they still say...Oh, it's very rare. It's not that rare, these seizures, Autism, inflammation, diabetes, leukemia, arthritis, immune problems...not rare anymore! Wake Up Medical Field and see the Infant Mortality rates that are rising with these shots and all the behavioral and medical problems as an afermath. How long can you place your head in the sand?

Hi Marie,

I am so sorry your son and your family is having to endure such pain. I know how hard it can be. I have written additionally on this topic under "Contributors" and them my name. Reading them may offer more information. You can email me if you have a question. Best of luck and hoping things get better.

tconrick@gmail.com

I am also having that problem. My son just started having seizures. He is eighteen he has also become very aggressive. I would love to know what i could do to help him. He is also nonverbal. What is so horrible is the fact that im afraid he will grab someone and get in trouble. If there is an answer please share it with me I am at my wits end. Marie Dillard

I remember when I became allergic to thimerosal in the eighties: it was in my contact lens solution and it made may eyes very red and painful. Many people must have had the same issue, because soon after that thimerosal was removed from contact lens solutions. But why was it still used in vaccines in the nineties?

I feel for you and your family. It is a tough issue to deal with. You may want to have your daughter try drinking tea, as tea may have a positive influence on brain wave activity.

I have an Autistic child who is 15, he just had a seizure.

Erica in Alabama
I am so sorry you are going through this!
Neurologist are idiots!
I too have a son that suffered seizures as a baby and took seizure meds from the time he was 10 monts old untill he was 4 years old.

After he came off of them though there was plenty of finding him standing around, looking lost, pulling on the bottem of his shirt, or not respoinding when called with a far off look in his eyes, or come running into the bedroom only to shake and bite his tongue.

What was I doing all this time, you may ask? Going to neurologists that said the EEG were fine!

The older he became the more pronouced those "non existing" seizures became. He started having more and more, worse and worse, closer together myclonic jerks, and an occasional grand mal seizure. But it did not seem to disturb the neurologists any at tolllllll.

1.)Try keeping a video recorder close by and video tape it.
2.) Try finding a sure enough seizure clinc "that might help" and not just a neurologist.
3.) Try keeping him awake for long periods of time before EEGs are taken because - I am pretty sure that these seizures happen as they are just falling asleep (thus night terrors) also being tired does provoke them.
4.) or you just may have to wait untill he gets older, with onset of puberty and they get worse.

Meanwhile: Get on the Atkins diet of only 15 carbs - not the 20 a day. Because that is what they are recommending for epilepsy. Right now you have control of his diet more than anty other time and it can make a difference. It is a whole lot easier than the Ketogenic diet and you may even avoid a life time digonoesd epilepsy.

Good luck to you and God Speed.

While my son is 7 and clearly puberty isn't what is going on ~ he started having seizures a year ago. We saw a neurologist and did a couple of EEGs. He has petit mal cluster seizures. Well, that is what they said then. She put him on medication. It made him nuts so we changed the meds. He did great (with a few blips here and there) until February 14, 2011. On that day his seizures came with a vengence. Normally the treatment at the onset of seizures is to give him 2 - .125 dissolvable klonipin. Did that. It would stop them for a little while then they would come right back. Spoke with the neurologist - she increased the seizure meds. No relief. Day after day - seizure after seizure. February 19th we wound up in the ER. They administered ativan through IV and held him overnight for observation. We were released Sunday early afternoon. Sunday evening the seizures started again. Monday morning the neurologist decided to send us to Children's Hospital for a 24 hour EEG. (We had already done one before but during the previous monitoring we brought the machine home with us) We get there and a team of doctors come in - witness the seizure activity (arms raise, head lowers and mouth opens) He is hooked up to the machine and we are told to press the button for each time that we see one of his seizures. The next morning the lead doctor comes in and says that when the button was pressed - there was no EEG change. Confusing of course because sometimes these things get so bad his words slur and he can barely stand. He also says that he consulted with my son's neurologist and they agreed that they wanted to keep him another night for more monitoring. Ok. On this day, my son seemed more like himself than he had been in 2 weeks. He wasn't hostile or "out of it". He wasn't happy that we were staying in the hospital another day but he handled it like the champ that he always is. There wasn't ANY seizure activity that we saw at all on this day. We didn't press the button once. Of course the next morning they come in, say that my son is an interesting case and discharge us with instruction to see his neurologist.
We go see the neurologist - she tells me that since there was no EEG change that she doesn't think it's seizures. She hands me a questionairre about Autism (to see if my son TRULY has Autism because during our first meeting I explained that he did). I did the questionairre - she comes back and says that he has Autism. Decides that what is happening is one of the "ticks" from Autism. Decreases his meds and tells me to see a therapist. Problem for me is that in the beginning there were EEG changes corresponding with the physical attributes of the activity. So now what do I do? I don't believe this is some "tick" from his Autism. I feel like they have dismissed me as crazy and I have nowhere to turn because they don't want to listen anymore. If anyone can help me - PLEASE do. :(


The doctor comes in the next morning

If the hormones are responsible for the seizures
May removing ovaries help them to prevent having
Seizures!
Faranak Behi

Oh, Teresa.

My heart aches for you and Megan. The changes must be so scary. I hope you find the right answers and treatment to ease any pain Megan might be in during the seizures.

You're a great Mom to continue to find answers. You're a wonderful friend to report what you learn so that other people can stay a step ahead of what is to come.

Cat

Vitiligo is an enigma to most doctors. It has its origin in iron overload, so one should go to a hematologist and have the serum ferritin checked. According to European studies taking about ten years, if serum ferritin is not below 50 ng/mL, plaque will form on the inside of the blood vessels.

Generally, the diagnosis of iron overload takes between ten and fifteen years. A good example is Steve Jobs of Apple Inc who has great difficulties with his health now.
Hans

As a professional working with families on the Spectrum (and having a 22 y.o. niece on the severe end, I have seen this happen to both boys and girls once puberty hits. I wonder what the explanation is for boys. My niece had them just during her early teen years, was on an anti seizure med for awhile and now is off of it and hasn't had one in years.

Teresa,
If you give your daughter some progesterone (it could be a cream), her body will make more allopregnanolone. I would not go with Prozac, because she will become dependent on it and SSRIs are known to increase suicide rates in teens.


So busy yesterday that I am just able to post now.

Thank you all for such kind and supportive comments. They are very appreciated. I am hoping that the testing gives us a good picture so we can treat the source of these serious seizures.

Kathleen, I would really like to discuss more with you about the similarities that our daughters share. Can you email me please- tconrick@gmail.com

Donna K- Thank you! Ironically, I just got the Dr. John Lee's book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause,and reading lots of research about progesterone. There's a lot of information that is very intriguing and may open some doors.

I may do a second part to this when we get the results back to the tests. I did find out researching that other are seeing the benefits of increasing progesterone- especially allopregnanolone. a significant metabolite. In fact, Prozac is supposed to be newly marketed soon for PMS and PMDD -- PreMenstrual Dysmorphic Disorder. They have found that tiny amounts of it increase allopregnanolone- and thus, prevent and treat these types of seizures....supposedly.

"Research from several laboratories previously showed that one SSRI, fluoxetine (Prozac) could increase allopregnanolone concentrations in rats and in people .."

BUT as we all have read, prozac has been shown to be very dangerous at times so going to the source - progesterone or allopregnanolone would seem to make much more sense.

Thanks again.

Teresa,
My older daughter Kate had convulsions after the HepB at age 10. She had seizures of all kinds for three years afterwards. It was all a mystery. These things just develop. No one knows why.

We have so many damaged children. They close their eyes to autism, ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, diabetes, allergies, chronic infections, speech problems, diet and bowel problems. It's all just a mystery.

Autism is just part of the problem. I've never met an autistic child who just has an inabililty with communication skills and social interaction.

It's a lie that this is all autism is.

Anne Dachel
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I am truly sorry you are having to go through this.
Even boys as they reach puberty (MINE) also begin to suffer from more and more intense seizures.

And of course it effected my daughter too, hormones high- lighting a mood disorder; making it much, much worse, and then she developed the inability to stop her monthly flow (after she received a DTaP at age 14).

Hormones do play a roll.

Speaking of eyes - my husband with his mitochondria problems and his vitlago (Immune sytem attacking pigment in skin living it white) went to the eye doctor the other day and she said that she saw white or rather no pigment areas on his retina - the vitaligo extends to his eyes too!!!!

I am Mercury toxic as an adult - as well as Cadmium, and Lead amoung others just from daily living... I nearly lost my life last year and am still suffering up and down.... some good days some really bad days.... My son too was one of the 5,000 children across America who was in line to get compensated.... this is so sad... I worry how he will be able to function as an adult... programs are being cut, there is no compensation and even if there were it would NEVER give back what these greedy companies took away from all of us, or friends and families...

Your daughter is a beautiful girl and I pray for all of our babies that there will be better options in the future. Detoxing is very important as that is what has kept me alive thus far...

My son too had seizure activity when he was 5 1/2 and is was so scary... I understand that 25% of our children or more will develop seizure activity in their lifetime...

I wish that we lived in a loving world and that these drug companies, the government and the CDC would take some responsiblity in ruining our childrens immune systems and neurology.... Even if it was divided in some amount to give us that apology that we all so deserve...

Blessings to all in the fight...

Heidi

I recently read that the DPT vaccine causes one to not be able to fight off intracellular pathogens. Of course, mercury and other toxins also do this. Intracellular pathogens like Lyme and Bartonella are being found in the autism population and they have cyclical symptoms. In that, doctors who are aware of this, say that the symptoms are worse during menstruation and can by cyclical. Testing is not considered accurate unless done by an LLMD (Lyme literate medical doctor). Since her symptoms are cyclical, I would check into these and protozoa, since they also lead to cyclical symptoms.

Theresa,
in addition to some forms of progesterone or progestins, you should supplement your daughter with magnesium (at least 500 mg/day). It also inhibits seizures. I am sure some form of treatment can be found for her.
All best and Happy Birthday to Her.

Australia

Thanks Theresa for sharing your story.

My sister-in-law has a nephew (vaccine injured) starting puberty and is now having frequent seizures. The doctor cannot link it to anything so with his "blase`" attitude he merely states that "it is one of those things!"

Perhaps I should link him to this site.

Teresa, your daughter is stunningly beautiful - physically perfect, but harmed by something or some combination of things in early childhood. Keep up your excellent research, and no, it is not "time to change the conversation" away from vaccines or any of the other invasive procedures used in obstetrics or neonatal treatments.

Teresa,
Your daughter Megan is beautiful. The story you wrote is almost exactly our daughter's story. She is 14 years old, has autism and seizes (Grand Mal, requires mouth to mouth and rectal emergency seizure meds) between day 10 and 15 of her cycle. For her 7 pm is the hour. She has been seen by Dr. Herzog in Boston, who specializes in seizures and menstruation. She has transdermal progesterone beginning day 13 of her cycle. Right now she is only having one seizure a month but they are very dangerous. We will meet with Dr. Herzog again this summer to see if an adjustment to the progesterone might relieve her of that one seizure a month.
My thoughts and prayers go with you.
Aloha, Kathleen

Interesting that high progesterone seems to abate seizures and other neurological symptoms - progesterone is known neuroprotective, currently in Phase 3 for acute brain injury (ProTECT 3 http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00822900). Is this cycle-based seizure activity common with TBI with delayed secondary seizure disorder? It simply frightens me how much doctors simply do not even consider - HBOT, progesterone treatment, cycle influences, gut bugs..

Thank you Teresa. Happy birthday to beautiful Megan.

Georgio, thank you for staying in the fight. Blessings to all of the courageous fighters.

Happy Birthday, Megan! And thanks, Teresa, for such detailed medical information.

Two other autism mothers mentioned seizures this week, so I really appreciate getting a heads-up. Puberty is a huge game-changer with our kids.

Giorgio Tremante,
Thank you for bringing up Janine Roberts' book, "Fear of the Invisible." Very eye-opening information regarding what is known and what is not known about 'viruses'. She also offers a convincing alternative to what may have caused the polio epidemics in the 50's. I am very glad to hear that some recognition has come her way for her research into the key game players in the field of virology and their personal theories on what they think viruses are and how that has shaped our misunderstanding of what viruses are and what viruses do. I have just recently been re-reading this book in hopes that it can clear up some of my confusion with how viral vaccines actually work. (Teresa, sorry to go off topic on this comment)


Teresa,
First, I'd like to send a Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter Megan.

I always look forward to the insights you provide. We are travelling down this road with seizures with my 15-year-old ASD daughter too, and continue this journey not really understanding where it is leading but trying to figure out how to maneuver each bend and pothole along the way. From reading your posts over the years, I recognize that your daughter's experiences with autism are so much like my own daughter's.

When my daughter Rachel first started having seizures again after a hiatus of about 7 years, in hindsight they precipitated a succession of changes that revealed to us that her hormones were changing towards puberty. Her seizures started out as small absence type and eventually included grand mal with severe muscle contractures (think tetanus type) with erratic heart rhythm and arrested breathing. No seizure drug works/worked. I too kept a calendar of my daughter's seizure activity and it showed definite cyclical activity. This cyclical activity was there for over a year before her actual period started at age 14.5 years of age. My daughter would have a grand mal almost every two weeks like clockwork. Interestingly, once her period started, her grand mals almost came to a stop. The mid cycle grand mals stopped and she has only had I think three grand mals since starting her period over the past year, and each one occurred the day before her period started and this during erratic fluctuations in her cycle length. That said, she still experiences her small absence seizures everyday, that didn't change. They only thing we have seen stop those were certain antibiotics that she gets treated with when she's got strep.

My daughter also experiences cyclical changes in behavior in relation to her cycle. Not through any hormonal testing, just observation, it appears that when progesterone drops her OCD and anxiety kick into high gear and she becomes extremely aggressive and mean and can become manic. Of great interest to me is that she is most susceptible to strep as her progesterone drops. I think most women have noticed that they are more vulnerable to catching whatever's going around when they are in this part of their cycle too. Do you know know what role progesterone plays in the immune system? I know that mercury depresses parts of the immune system and that it also interferes with fertility and am wondering if immunity and fertility are intertwined more closely through mercury's affects on progesterone. The Gardasil girls also seem to have problems with their cycles--what's up with that?

Like you, I hit the books and pubmed when doctors had nothing to offer my little girl. I'm sure you have read this, but for others reading these posts, there is a Dr. Herzog who has done a lot of research on catamenial epilepsy, and the U of Washington has been conducting clinical research on natural progesterone supplementation's effect on catamenial epilepsy. I haven't heard how that research is coming along, but am very interested in what they find out. (Zofie: The synthetic progestin would not help in this situation as it is a metabolite of natural progesterone that acts at GABA receptors. The pill would also stop ovulation altogether and that extra boost of naturally produced progesterone would be gone.) We also saw a boost in language and cognitive ability in our daughter once she started menstruating. Her neurologist said he wasn't surprised to hear that.

For others interested I also found Dr. John Lee's book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, very helpful in explaining how progesterone has protective affects on the brain, for both females and males; pages 79/80 "Progesterone and the Brain" is very informative and written for the non-medical reader.

One last thing I wanted to mention, regarding your melanin research, my Rachel was born with an olive complexion, but is very pale now and does not tan very well.

Teresa, I too believe that if anyone is going to find answers to help our girls it will be you.

They need to change course and go after the doctors and clinicians who misdiagnosed their child's symtoms as autism. Autism is not vaccine injury. The courts keep beating this into the people trying to claim vaccines caused autism. Vaccine injury is vaccine injury, and the doctors who mislead the family need to be sued to prevent this from happening to others. Right now, the government is using this loophole to protect themselves and the manufacturers..... Lose the A word and the wall will com tumbling down. Dump the A word.

Please read this webpage, which explains the devastation of seizures in autism.
http://www.autismhelpforyou.com/New%20-%20Epilepsy.htm

It is so awful to read about these things happening to our kids.

My brother's seizures occur most when he is exposed to dairy products and when he is getting sick. I can't imagine knowing that it is coming every month. My heart breaks for you because seizures never get easier, no matter how many you have seen.

I'm just curious, can you use hormone therapy with her to prevent her from having periods?

Hang in there!

I returned from Spain where I attended the "SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DE LAS VI'CTIMAS VACUNAS" that took place in Girona 4 to 9 October 2010 - The International Week of Victims of vaccines is celebrated every year as a tribute and remembrance of the victims of vaccines. The event is made during the week of October 11 of each year (the anniversary of the death of Marco Tremante) which has been dedicated to the International Day of Victims of vaccines. Throughout the week there is an exhibition touring caravan on the victims of vaccines, conferences, activities, concerts, theater, cinema and delivery of the “PrizeTremante" (survey on injuries from the vaccine). This year the prize was awarded to the journalist for his work JANINE ROBERTS "FEAR OF THE INVISIBLE"
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=243482&id=100000877344712&saved

VACCINES MURDERERS Part 1: Tremante George [HQ]
September 30, 2009. at the hearing on the case Verona (Italy)Tremante-Glaxo
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=471386776752&ref=mf

E 'mark to describe this "CORRUPTION"? Considering going to interfere directly on the health of our children, and to try to steal the good faith of the parents, absolutely uninformed about the likely adverse effects that these trials may lead to short or long term, carried out as proposed in the document directly on human Human unaware where this is forbidden by Law
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=5549&id=100000877344712#!/notes/giorgio-tremante-bis/e-sbagliato-definire-questo-documento-corruzione/148153371906475

Theresa,

You always write the most wonderful articles and comments, they always go straight to my heart. Thank you for that.

Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous!

I agree with a previous commenter here about trying sequential homeopathy. I am a big fan of it. Many of the clients my homeopath has are teenagers that have tried everything under the sun with little to no result. Most of them were non-responders to the DAN protocol and sequential/integrative homeopathy was their last resource.

I have friends with ASD kids with seizures that are now following the homeopathic protocol with great success.

One more comment that you already might know but might be worth mentioning. Our nutritionist told us that every female that has poor gut flora is low in progesterone. So perhaps working even more aggressively on her good gut flora re-population should become the priority here?

I am rotting for you and your gorgeous redhead. If someone will find the answer, that will be you!

Much Love.

When will 'this genocide?

Brief description of our tragedy
To show how evil can do the vaccinations, used so indiscriminately on families from all over the world, I think it's my duty by telling my story, but specifies that unfortunately my story is not considered a unique case in itself sporadically but it is only the tip of an iceberg that is trying to unmask the category of "scientism" that terror still require the use of vaccination practices.
The tragedy that struck my family, has hit three of my four children.
I state that my three children are affected by the reaction from the vaccine, were born perfectly healthy and that the manifestations of a disease may have appeared only after the first vaccine Sabin. A Mark, my firstborn, the folder was described the clinical symptoms that appeared after the Antipolo Sabin. The disturbances occurred (ocular nystagmus, tremors and defects to the word) had been made in relation to the pediatrician by Sabin, while other doctors had assumed various diagnoses such as brain tumor or degenerative encephalopathy, never confirmed by any analysis performed on the child. He died in 1971 at six years. The second son, born in 1970, there were problems. But the drama returns with the birth, which occurred in 1976, of two twins monovular. Despite my opposition to an iron law that I have imposed a mandatory absurd and dangerous, without any prior investigation, were vaccinated and the next day already began to emerge the first signs of any alteration. Submitted the medical records of the first shelters suffered by my children at various Universities: United States, England and even in Russia, in the latter country is speculated disease on immune deficiencies that would have confirmed the specific responsibility of the vaccinations. In my city, Verona, was placed the diagnosis of type metacromatic Leukodystrophy, a degenerative disease of the nervous system, this diagnosis was never confirmed by genetic tests also that we are submitting. Later Andrea, one of the twins, it is aggravated and was hospitalized for dehydration, despite my recommendation not to use drugs immune-suppressor, because the child was immune-compromised, of cortisone was used in a vein in five hours and my creature died. Later I came to know that the same drug was given to my first child before death. Even with the autopsy were able to have useful information to save the life of twin remained because there was denied the presence of a medical legal part, so that examination could not be trusted with our research. At one month after the death of Andrea, Alberto, was the sister, had to be hospitalized. Despite the opinion of doctors was to let it die, it was brought at our request, in resuscitation and asked a virologist of Naples, who previously had examined the child, they advised us of immune-stimulant. Subjected to treatment with interferon, the child began to improve slowly. After six months in hospital the baby was brought home with no letter of resignation. Sometime later, the requested medical records, I realized that they were different from those who copied each day during hospitalization. That is a statement presented to the judiciary. As a consequence of this was done by a judge issued a court notice to the Director at the Health Office in which he had been admitted to the child, later extended to primary pediatrics for "Fake ongoing public. At the end of this proceeding was filed.
Many other shelters suffered Alberto, both in the same hospital in Verona than in other resuscitation: the Polyclinic of Milano, Merate in the province of Como, a Melegnano, near Milan, and finally was transferred automatically from the Polyclinic of Melegnano Verona. During all the different shelters my task was to ensure that treatments were applied immune-stimulant that we had given the first positive results. These therapies we were always advised by Professor Tarro of Naples, who was a pupil of Professor Sabin. It was always difficult if not impossible to apply this type of therapy to Alberto, as the doctors had ruled compact now that my son had to die. This was supported because discovery was not the responsibility of the vaccinations used on a subject, partially immune-compromised. Although our case had concerned the then President of the Republic, Sandro Pertini, putting pressure because the Health Minister Renato Altissimo established a Ministerial Commission, this without ever having seen a report drawn Alberto fake to hide the truth of the damage suffered by the vaccines. The last shelter Alberto had to suffer at the Polyclinic in Verona, where, in the opinion of health care, my son had to die a short time. I tried desperately to bring home my child, was seen as their way of thinking because the only solution of the problem for them was the culmination of the whole nefarious affair. At that juncture, because I could not survive in order to make my creature, even I did remove the "parental authority" by the Judge of children in Venice, to whom I addressed just to make them understand that he was committing a gross error. I managed to convince him to reinstate me in the parental responsibility, starting as early the now 1984 to manage my child at home, creating me resuscitation room "where previously arranged our master bedroom. During hospitalization all my wife Franca Alberto has always remained with him day and night to protect it from any abuse that the medical profession sought to implement.
Many others had to suffer harassment by the Health, even if Alberto had not set foot in a hospital, controversy of any kind from the health institutions because they do not want to admit that the vaccinations were the cause of his illness and death of his brothers.
Finally, in 1995, making recourse to law 210 of 1992, recognized by the state saw the "causation" of the damage suffered by subjecting our children to mandatory vaccinations.
During all these years I efforts to establish associations in Italy to aggregate people like me who have suffered damage from the vaccine practices;
also tried to pass a law that had developed with the Parliamentarians, to waive the obligation of these practices, but this goal in Italy has not been achieved because, in my opinion, the health policy that is implemented is left thumb yet the power of corporations of drugs. All this is proving that even in this area, some pseudo science, with the arrogance of his scientism, devoid of any scruple, trample continuously, with action in most cases illegal, every human right and civil matters. It imposes its power based on speculation that interest their progress based not on an open and accurate information, but rather on a complete and deliberate disinformation to get even the Occult of certain realities and impersonating preventing these practices prophylaxis that may, except to prevent anything.
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Hi Teresa:

I truly believe hormonal imbalances and estrogen/testosterone dominance have so much to do with so many disorders, incuding autism and seizures. I would suggest trying progesterone cream (Progest is good. Can be purchased at Whole Foods) day 14-27 of her cycle or have a doctor prescribe micronized natural progesterone (NOT the synthetic). Estrogen dominance is so toxic and depletes much needed progesterone. Dr. John Lee writes about this extensively in his books which are very informative.

I don't know if it means anything, but I've heard that they stopped giving Phenergan to young children because it interferes with their anti-seizure mechanisms that are developing to a later age. That's how one of the doctors my kids have seen worded it, and she kind of made it sound like if you give your kids Phenergan at age 3, then when they are 16, they can start to have seizures. That's just something I heard.

Anyway, best of luck to you and yours. You are doing the right thing by researching and fighting for the care you need.

Teresa,

Have you tried giving your daughter a progestin-only contraceptive? Progesterone and its metabolites have anticonvulsant properties. Please, discuss this issue with a gynecologist. It is worth trying, hope it helps.

All best to you and your daughter.

Teresa you are a wonderful mother a fearless, voracious researcher, and a terrific friend. If anyone can find the answers to help Megan, it will be you. Unfortunately those with medical degrees and research dollars without affected children are not headed down the right paths. They've stopped listening to us, not that they ever did to begin with, so it's up to the parents. We will find the answers our kids need. I'm proud to have you as a friend and will always be there for you during this fishing expedition until will hit pay dirt. Hugs!

A gorgeous girl. She reminds me of my 16 year old Mia. We endured 4 long years of seizures with little help from mainstream medicine - I write about it in my book. Mia was only 6 when they began - but there were occuring at an almost 28 day apart clip - and I discussed catamenial seizures with our ped. I prayed to God to stop the seizures. We tried anti-seizure meds. No help. We tried everything under the sun. Once I heard from Dr. Mark Scher, head of ped neuro at Rainbow (UH) in Cleveland that "She has autism, she has different circuitry." during an ER visit for seizures I knew Mark and I were on our own to help her.

Happy Birthday, Megan. And a cyber hug (which know I hate, I'm really quite prickly) to you Teresa. I'll make good on it with a cocktail at Autism One.

KIM

Teresa -- I feel for your daughter Megan and your family. I've thought for a long time that serious research needs to be done on adolescents and adults with autism, because the onset of hormones can dramatically change symptoms and behavior, usually for the worse.

My son Rory had seizures when he was little, but we were lucky that he outgrew them by puberty. On the other hand, puberty, though seizure free, was a very difficult time for him and us. As he entered his teenage years and his testosterone levels rose, he developed bizarre, aggressive and self-injurious behaviors that we hadn't seen before. He developed a severe anxiety disorder. Although he previously had language, he gradually lost it again and became mute for a year. Then the aggression began. He hit other people when they said one of his "trigger words" -- words he didn't like. Unfortunately, there was a fairly long list of those words, including common ones like "dog" and "cat." Then we saw the self-injurious behaviors. He hit himself on the leg so many times there was a permanent bruise and the hair fell off. He would yell at the top of his lungs for hours on end, often in the middle of the night, saying "hit that, hit that."

We were devastated and baffled that the biomedical treatments and behavioral interventions that we had been working since he was diagnosed at age 4 no longer seemed to have any effect. We were desperate and turned to drugs and tried a variety of anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic meds, which either put him to sleep or hyped him up, but didn't do much to help the behaviors, the anger, or the anxiety. Our psychiatrist at one point chuckled and said "well, I only expect medication to work about 20% of the time." Bit of an indictment of your profession, wouldn't you say, doc?

Rory is now 21 and things are better. He's no longer aggressive and self-injurious, except for rare situations. He does still yell but not as long or loud. But he still has a severe anxiety disorder. He still has a loud verbal tic. What worked? Time helped, as Rory adjusted to the hormones that changed his body. We also saw benefit from sequential homeopathy. The biomedical work that we had never stopped seemed to be helping again, as we adjusted his supplements. We tried new treatments such as methyl B-12. He's still on some medication, but we are trying to wean him off. We hope for further progress with time, since we will never give up.

I wish the best for all of us as we go through adolescence with our sons and daughters.

Aimee Doyle

What a beautiful daughter. I'm sorry to hear of her suffering and these seizures.

My son has full brain multi-focal Petite Mal seizures. All but the temporal lobes were treatable with Depakote. The resistant portions stopped seizing with Prednisone. Once the neuro pulled the prednisone we put Alex on Dr. Theoharadis's Neuroprotek. Two months and a half later and he has not had to go back on Pred.

It sounds like you are on the right track in identifying what is triggering your daughter. My best wishes in finding something that halts these seizures.

Your research is fascinating. I am starting to see the effects of puberty on jsohua, who is in the early stages. No seizures, but meltdowns for no discernable reason. At least previously when he had them, there was a reason and i could see the connection. They can be kind of frightening.
Doing some testing this month on testosterone etc.
Thanks for your hard work and I'll keep praying for you and Megan. Maurine

Hi Tereasa;
I am very sorry to hear about your daughter. It is never easy to watch someone that you love so much fall into ill health, most especially when they are not really sure what is happening to them. It is scary. My suggestion to you is perhaps go to something holistic as opposed to pharmaceutical. Many pharmaceuticals are never tested at all before they go on the market. As well, it is the so called "safe choice" that brought you here in the first place. No one will ever claim responsibility for autism, most expecially not the government. However, instead of banging our heads against the wall in frustration, try the options that are left to you. Your daughter may never have a "normal" life, but that doesn't mean that her life can't be made better. There are foods out there that help the body produce progesterone. One is wild yams from Mexico. Progesterone treatments that are on the market use the yam as the active ingredient. Maybe something holistic that could stimulate the adrenals thereby balancing the hormones. Stay away from the medical community. Their primary goal is to make money, which is not the motivator that you want. Holistic remedies may never "cure" your daughter, but even if it prevents one or two seizures, it is making a difference. Stay away from things like flax seed which have a natural estrogen in them (google "what foods contain natural estrogen"). It sounds like your daughter might be estrogen dominant. One cannot discern whether the level is too little progesterone, or too much estrogen, so I think that the ideal thing to do would be to try and stimulate the adrenals. Again google "foods that stimulate the adrenals" and see what you come up with. There are herbal remedies out there that will also assist with this. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Great article. I wonder if the Geiers work with testosterone and Luprin would be of any help?

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