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link with postpartum rubella vaccine?

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Fri Feb 22, 2008 02:35 pm

by expert@preeclampsia.org (322 Posts), Fri Feb 22, 2008 02:35 pm

I was suffering from severe preeclampsia and delivered at 34 weeks last year. It is now standard practice to receive a Rubella booster before you leave the hospital. I wanted to share the link with everyone on the drug manufacturer’s warnings and precautions.
Forgive me if I am wrong, but when one is suffering from severe preeclampsia with toxins raging through your body, isn’t that considered a compromised immune system due to your white cells fighting foreign matter? Also, how did my doctor know beforehand that I would not develop HELLP and need a possible blood transfusion? Furthermore, my doctor never even asked me if I planned on breastfeeding?

This vaccine, in my opinion, could very well be the reason why I relapsed and almost died. Maybe it is just a coincidence that I was feeling wonderful prior to the vaccine and within 2 hours after the vaccine I began to feel funny. I subsequently “crashed” within 12 hours and my blood pressure skyrocketed to 182/128. Please read pgs 3-5 because my doctor obviously didn’t. To this day my doctor blames my relapse on hormonal changes by my milk coming in.
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Re : link with postpartum rubella vaccine?

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Fri Feb 22, 2008 02:35 pm

by expert@preeclampsia.org (322 Posts), Fri Feb 22, 2008 02:35 pm

It is unlikely that the "relapse" was due to either the vaccine or your milk coming in. The most dangerous time for a woman with preeclampsia is postpartum. Of women who die, 80% die postpartum.
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