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Everything posted by confusedmom

  1. My almost 8 year old has been taking Keflex prophylactically since January. He is taking 250mg 2x's per day. I have been told by the doctor that it has a short half life and that is why you need the second dose. I was even told to give the second dose earlier if child was going to be doing after school events, because it will have worn off after 8 hours. Hope this helps.
  2. My son started similar with having uncontrollable urges to use the bathroom and was wetting himself. A few weeks later he was dx with strep and the tics started. Then he was dx with PANDAS. Have you had him treated with antibiotics?
  3. Hi there, I just wanted to say that I am in the same boat as you. My 7 year old got strep on 12/3 and started having tics that day and then all the other symptoms progressed. We are on Keflex and did a steroid burst. The steroids sort of helped the rage episodes go away, but we are still dealing with adhd symptoms, tics, intolerance for his younger sibling that involves him frequently screaming at brother, difficulty sleeping and staying asleep despite taking melatonin. Our blood work showed he also had an active mycoplasma pneumonia infection. They put him on another antibiotic to treat t
  4. 7 year old began showing tics of licking hands the same day he was positive for strep on 12/3. Prior to this he had no problems and was functioning well. He was treated with antibiotics for 10 days and it didn't improve his tics, his rages, over activity, sleep problems, difficulty with school work. He saw a neurologist and began a 5 day steroid burst and was started on 30 days of antibiotics. He is now on day 10 of the antibiotics. He seems to be better with his mood and rages are almost gone, but his activity level is still up and most disturbing is that his tics seem to be increasing n
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