Arching the Back, Tics, Shaking Fits, Eye Blinking and a Crooked Smile after Vaccination Improve with Homeopathy
By Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH, December 2022
Shaking fits, becoming stiff and arching her back
An adorable 6-months old baby, whom I will call Elizabeth, was seen on April 6, 2022. Her mother reported:
"She was an easy baby at the beginning, but after 2 months became very fidgety. Now she started these shaking fits, with her head banging on my shoulder repeatedly. She also makes involuntary, jerky movements with her hip and her head is twitching suddenly.
"She also gets very stiff and then stretches out her whole body and arches her body back. She has small fits here and there and a couple of big ones 2-3 times a day. Overall they are more common in the evening from 6-10 pm. Last Monday we took her to the ER because we were worried about seizures. She had an EEG for two hours, but we were told it was normal, so we're a little confused and concerned."
Pregnancy and delivery
"When I was three months pregnant with Elizabeth her brother was diagnosed with a health concern. I felt very upset and we were trying to find help for him, with many appointments. I didn't eat well, was barely eating in fact. I was crying every night, I used to go into my closet and just cry. Why God? I feel like I went through a real grieving process. I just remember feeling so stressed out and sad.
"I had extra ultrasounds with Elizabeth because she measured small, so I was sent to a special place that had a better ultrasound machine to check again. I had 5-6 ultrasounds.
I was a bit overdue, and they popped my water to start the labour. "
Elizabeth had a vitamin K shot and Hep-B vaccine after birth. Mom reported that Elizabeth suffered from a lot of congestion and coughing for the first one-two months, and that the parents used a lot of saline nasal spray to help her.
Then her sleep pattern changed:
"She used to be able to sleep in her own crib in her room, but then she started waking every two hours and I have to nurse her back to sleep in our bed."
Elizabeth had the following routine vaccines:
Elizabeth is a 6-months-old baby who has recently developed body-shaking fits, head twitches, and hip jerking. Both mom and I wondered if the vaccines had played a role in her symptoms. I also wondered if the high stress level during the pregnancy and/or the extra ultrasounds might have made her more susceptible to a vaccine injury. I thought that the onset of sleep problems around two months may have also been an early adverse reaction to a vaccine as well.
In clinical practice I have observed that there is often a 1-3 months' time delay between a vaccination and the onset of of symptoms, which is why the correlation if often missed by parents and doctors alike.
In addition, none of our childhood vaccines were ever tested in clinical trials for more than a few months or at maximum for six weeks (in the case of the MMR vaccine), so as nobody has looked for any symptoms arising after a maximum of six weeks this information is not in the literature and not available to health care professionals who by and large are entirely unaware of the reduced safety testing requirements for vaccines. Vaccine are classified as 'biologics' a special category with different testing requirements than medications, which often need to undergo years of safety testing .
Elizabeth got a remedy made from the Pediarix vaccine (Hep B-DTaP-Polio-Hib) in 30C, which she had at two months of age. She had also received Engerix (Hep B) at birth and at one
Improvements of tics and movements with Pediarix 30C
Immediately after the first dose of Pediarix 30C Elizabeth's body tics and hip jerking worsened briefly, followed by calmness for two hours. During the night she went through a phase of hyperactivity but was happy, laughing and kicking. The next day she was very calm in her mother's arms with only occasional mild body jerks and no more head twitching. The following night she fell asleep on her own, which had never happened before. This was interesting and a pointer to the first or second vaccines having had an adverse effect on her sleep.
On April 20 mom gave another dose. The jerky hip movement lessened further. After another dose on April 24 the hip jerking recurred slightly.
It seemed time to increase the potency to Pediarix 200C.
Symptoms are almost all resolved with Pediarix 200C and 1M
On follow-up May 11, mom reported that overall, Elizabeth was slowly improving and they were not seeing the jerky hip movements as much. She no longer experienced body shakes or head twitching . We decided to move up to Pediarix 1M, one dose a week. I was happy to see how bright-eyed and cheery the baby looked.
On follow-up June 1, mom reported that she had forgotten to give the remedy as the baby's symptoms had improved so much, with no more head twitching, body jerking, arching and only very rare hip twitching
We discussed going to Pediarix 10M as needed in case any of these symptoms recurred.
Another round of vaccines given
Mom contacted me at the end of July. Elizabeth had been given another round of vaccines on July 11. The parents had agreed to let the doctor give one shot, but did not realize or were not informed, rather, that one shot meant 5 different vaccines in one shot, in other words, the same shot that she had before and most likely had a reaction to and which the homeopathic version of the vaccine had helped!
Elizabeth developed a fever two days later, passed some weird green and mucousy stools and then, by July 21, the hip jerking re-appeared. Mom gave Pediarix 10M and the hip movement improved.
We discussed doing another round of clearing of this vaccine with the previous potencies of 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M again.
Crooked smile after yet another round of vaccines!
Mom contacted me again on August 15 because Elizabeth had developed an eye blinking tic ten days earlier. Her father had taken her for yet another vaccination ten days earlier!
By August 12 the head shaking was back as well. She was also more easily upset over the past two weeks. In addition, she now had developed a crooked smile. A crooked smile can also be a symptom of vaccine-injury. Forrest Maready is an independent researcher and author who wrote a fascinating book titled 'Crooked', which explores the topic and mechanisms of vaccine injury, including the crooked smiles that can be a symptom. I highly recommend it.
We discussed continuing the Pediarix clearing and to add a homeopathic remedy made from Prevnar, which Elizabeth had also received the last time as well as with her first round of vaccines at two months old.
On the next follow-up Nov 25/22 mom reported that Elizabeth was doing much better. Mom had continued to give Prevnar 1M and then 10M.
The head twitching and shaking was pretty much gone and even her crooked smile had recovered!
Symptoms of vaccine injury or vaccine damage
Elizabeth showed several symptoms of vaccine injury which I have observed in my practice on numerous occasions, including:
1) Arching the back
2) Tics and twitches
4) Sleep changes with difficulty falling asleep and frequent waking
4) Mood changes
5) Crooked smile
6) Convulsions - Elizabeth did not technically have convulsions as her EEG was clear, however, in my opinion she was not far away from convulsions and had we not helped her body to process these vaccines she may have gotten worse and perhaps developed full-blown convulsions. Convulsions are a known adverse reaction to Pediarix as well as to other vaccines .
These are by no means the only symptoms that can develop after a vaccination, there are many more possibilities.
Ted Kuntz, the present president of Vaccine Choice Canada, had a son who developed severe seizures after at DPT vaccine as an infant (Pediarix contains a DTaP component), then developed autism. Sadly his son died a few years ago from complications of his condition. Ted wrote an amazing book on vaccines and vaccine injury, "Dare to Question - One Parent to Another', which I can highly recommend.
The case described clearly shows how homeopathic remedies made from vaccines not only helped her initially but were also diagnostic as her symptoms returned and even worsened with a crooked smile after she received two more rounds of vaccines.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH, Dec 15, 2002
1. Pediarix side effects
2. Forrest Maready, Crooked - Man-Made Disease explained
3. Ted Kuntz, Dare to Question, One Parent to Another
4. The Vaccine Safety Project, Informed Consent Action Network
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Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH is a professional homeopath with a special interest in children with developmental and behavioural concerns. Cases are all from her practice. Names have been changed to protect privacy. The cases were published with permission and are intended for education only. They are not intended as medical advise or solicitation. Homeopathy treats the person, not the condition.
Anke Zimmermann, BSc, FCAH
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