I went in to have my supposedly mercury free, preservative free Rhophylac IV injection on the 23rd. I am finally feeling brave and or good enough to talk about it.
After receiving the injection my arm immediately began to ache and go numb. It took her about 8 minutes to push the injection into my vein. I personally think she should have taken a bit longer. 10 minutes after the injection was finished I got an extreme headache that pounded directly between my eyes. I felt like I had been sledgehammered between the eyes. I also went very pale and was dizzy. I think that if I would have stood up I would have passed out. I also got a very nasty metallic taste in my mouth, that is still there days later. The metallic taste leads me to believe that this injection was NOT truly mercury and heavy metal free. They are still allowed to use preservatives and mercury in the injections, the flip side being that as long as the amount is below a certain percentage they can label them as mercury and preservative free.
I was kept for over an hour because of my reaction. One of the nurses there mentioned that since I have had a reaction before that I am most likely not reacting to the RhoGam itself but to the mercury in it. Yes, That is right he admitted there was really mercury in it!
One of the other nurses also mentioned to me that while Rhophylac claims to be free of those toxins, they did have one other patient who did her research on Rhophylac and found their claims to not be true. In this patients research she did find that there is one RhoGam that is truly free of those toxins. This is made by Bayer. The nurse told me that she couldn't say anymore, but that she did know that they could order it as they did so for that patient.
I have included the information that I have found on the Bayer RhoGam and how to get it at the bottom of this post. But before I get to that I wanted to mention the KNOWN side effects of the injection that I was given. I am typing this FROM THE BOOKLET that came with the injection.
WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS: Allergic or hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Products made from human plasma may contain infectious agents and diseases. For patients with anemia Rhophylac will increase the severity of the anemia. ADVERSE REACTIONS: Most common are nausea, dizziness, headache, malaise, chills, increased body temperature, and mild extravascular hemolysis. SEVERE REACTIONS: Death. Pretty scary considering these booklets are sugar coated, so they don't scare people! Something else that I learned in my weekend of research. Many children who have never been vaccinated and are autistic usually have a RH- mother who was given some form of RhoGam at 28 weeks. There is no way to actually test the reactions and effects that Rhogam has on the baby growing in your belly. They just ASSUME that it won't harm the fetus. Most children who are autistic test off the charts for heavy metal toxicity in their systems. Parents who have never vaccinated but still have a autistic child couldn't figure out the link.....until they looked at the mothers blood type. If you are an RH- mother please look into making your midwife/Dr order you the Rhogam without Mercury! Remember that just because it says it is free of those toxins doesn't mean it really is. It may only have less than is required to print in their booklets, still allowing them to call it toxin free!
[ ] MERCURY-FREE RHOGAM VACCINE If someone you know is pregnant and RH-negative, they will have to be given the Rhogam vaccine - a vaccine that contains mercury. Babies born to mothers receiving this vaccine have been shown to have mercury in their bodies before ever receiving any vaccines of their own. Since mercury is a neurotoxin, obviously less is better. The good news is that mercury-free Rhogam is available in the United States from Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It used to be called BayRoh-D, but is now called Hyper Rho. You can get a list of distributors that your doctor can use to order it by calling 800-243-4153.