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    colleenrn got a reaction from sss in strep 4th time in 2 months   
    What antibiotic has your child been put on for the 4 positive streps? We experienced this when my daughter first started getting strep at age 4 1/2 (now she is almost 18). I thought she kept getting strep, but in hind sight, the strep was never being eradicated bc our dr kept putting her on amoxicillin/penicillin. If he has only been given amoxicillin or penicillin I would request at least 10 days of zithromax or even a cephalosporin (omnicef), then retest.
     
    The general rule is not to put a child on the same antibiotic that they have been on in the past 3 months should they get strep again, but many drs do not follow this.
     
    Colleen
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    colleenrn got a reaction from beeskneesmommy in Chicken Pox Vaccine   
    I have four children. My oldest received the chickenpox vaccine at 18 months and within a week had a high fever and head to toe rash. Not sure if it was related to the vaccine, but I have always thought so. When she turned 10 she had a severe case of shingles. It was awful.
    My three other children did not receive the chickenpox vaccine and all three of them came down with chickenpox at the same time. They were two, five, and seven years old at the time. I did not notice any increase in their PANS symptoms while they had chickenpox. If I had it to do over again, I would not get the vaccine. I feel that we were lucky that all three of them got chickenpox at a younger age.
    I also feel that my husband and I and my daughter who was 12 at the time got a booster just from being around them.
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    colleenrn got a reaction from beeskneesmommy in Chicken Pox Vaccine   
    I have four children. My oldest received the chickenpox vaccine at 18 months and within a week had a high fever and head to toe rash. Not sure if it was related to the vaccine, but I have always thought so. When she turned 10 she had a severe case of shingles. It was awful.
    My three other children did not receive the chickenpox vaccine and all three of them came down with chickenpox at the same time. They were two, five, and seven years old at the time. I did not notice any increase in their PANS symptoms while they had chickenpox. If I had it to do over again, I would not get the vaccine. I feel that we were lucky that all three of them got chickenpox at a younger age.
    I also feel that my husband and I and my daughter who was 12 at the time got a booster just from being around them.
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    colleenrn got a reaction from ChrissyD in HPV Vaccine?   
    I would not give the HPV vaccine to my children even if they did not have PANS. I think it is going to play out to be one of the most dangerous vacines of all time and I think (and really hope) it eventually gets pulled off the shelf.
    Colleen
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    colleenrn got a reaction from Missmom in Newbie with a question on what to ask for (testing)   
    I really agree with Dedee's post. If it were me, knowing what I know now, I would give her the first dose of amoxicillin right now and go from there. Based on what you have described, it certainly could be PANS. Amoxicillin is not the optimal antibiotic if she has strep anywhere in her body, but it is the antibiotic you have and could start her on. The first few times my daughter had strep, she responded well to amoxicillin, after that she did not. I would not wait and see. You can figure out how to proceed with testing, PANS drs, etc... in the days to come, but you have the chance right now of starting to kill the strep if you give the amox. Make sure it is a good treatment dose for her weight.
    Colleen
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