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  1. jep1978

    Ibuprofen alternative?

    Just ordered it thanks. Does this work as well as ibuprofen in your experience? I am treating my kids herbally for lyme and bart, but not seeing the improvement I was hoping for, despite positive tests.
  2. Hi, when I give my 2 kids an ibuprofen dose it's like a light switch for good mood, creativity, engagement etc. I resist doing this more than once a week because im worried about damage. Does anyone know of a natural alternative that I can give all the time? Thanks
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    strep test

    Hi anyone familiar with the D-nase antibody test? My kids both tested out of range (>78) normal range is 0-77. But the test doesn't give specific number. I dont know if this is the type of test that most people would be positive or if this is significant. I would love any feedback.
  4. Thanks for the reply but he wasn't vaccinated
  5. Hello one of my children just tested high in this (>9) range is not given. Does anyone know if this is related to PANDAS or PANS? I see things online about meningitis and I am freaking out.
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    Anti Dnase

    Hello, I just had blood work done on my 2 boys. They both show normal in range for G-6-PD, Quant Anti Dnase strep antibodies, and same for RBC. But they both show elevated Anti-DNase B Strep Antibodies (>78, range 0-77). Anyone know if this is significant?
  7. Hello, I have a LLMD for my kids, but looking for a PANS specialist who is knowledgeable about Lyme as well so they can differentiate between the symptoms. I appreciate any suggestions, thanks!
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    LDI/LDA

    Hello, Has anyone used this treatment (low dose immunotherapy) for children with Lyme or PANS? Is this contraindicated in either? And is this a problem in kids with possible immune system deficiency? Thanks so much!
  9. Hello, I just got results today for my 2 children. One is equivocal and the other strong positive. I wonder if any of you have had this test done and curious if you found the results to be what you expected. Thanks
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    Separating PANS from Lyme/Bart

    Thanks everyone, much appreciated. We are currently treating for both Lyme and Bart with herbs under LLMD. I am just wondering about PANS since he isn't improving. We are open to IVIG and have ordered Cunningham panel testing.
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    Separating PANS from Lyme/Bart

    Thanks, hope I get a reply
  12. Wonderful, thanks so much. And please check out my question that I posted about 1 day ago where I ask about the difference between Lyme/PANS/Bart etc. Curious if your symptoms match with my child's.
  13. Hello MtnMom, Can you please explain how they were able to determine that it was PANS in addition to the Lyme (rather than just Lyme) Was it a test, or specific behaviors that made PANS part of the diagnosis? I am going through something similar with my kids. Thanks!
  14. Hello, I am hoping some of you can help me. I have been on a Lyme/Bart "Journey" with my 8 year old for 4 years now. From about birth to 5 years old he had what is presumed to be congenital Lyme, and had very light developmental delay/mild ASD and some body issues like low tone, tired easily. We treated in various ways, and things were tremendously improved for about 1 year he was totally normal, happy, social, curious, good natured, academically advanced. He lost any concerns of ASD by age 3. We were so relieved. Unfortunately changes happened about age 4 or 5 slowly. He seemed to develop a hoarding feeling with anything that I was getting rid of: any trash, donating clothes, scraps of paper he would freak out and cry if he thought he was never going to see those items again. If I was going to put something away that he built like a train track or block tower he would flip out. He slowly lost interest in almost everything that brought him joy in the past (riding bikes, expressing love to family members, reading books, coloring). He had done all of these things, and was always looking forward to the future holidays, visits from family etc. He is totally opposite now. He began new hobbies that I thought replaced the old, but now it is clear these were OCD compulsions: folding origami for hours at a time, studying maps, or playing piano. He did each of these separately as his only hobby for a few months, then would move onto the next thing. But now even that has stopped and he has no interest. He only plays computers, jumps on trampoline tapping the side of the net for about 2 hours a day, or lays around doing nothing. He also began a constant whistling that lasted all day and went on from about age 6-7. It was totally uncontrollable. He has replaced the whistling with moving his hands like he is piano at various times throughout the day. He acts unloving and often mean to family members with no warning. Laughing if someone gets hurt, not greeting someone as they arrive home etc. He used to make bday cards and gifts and feel so proud to share. He also spends much of the day saying he is hungry and asking for snacks even when he just ate. He used to love doing art, drawing, and writing stories. He never reads, writes, or draws. When he does, it looks like a 3 year old's work. Most notable and devastating is behavior and mood change that often mimics bipolar. He switches back and forth Jeckyl and Hyde style during the course of the day. We all walk on eggshells and any little disappointment (or sometimes without provocation) creates a major rage often ending with him trying to hit himself or bang his head. He says things like "I want you to hurt me". I have been at this a long time and have done all the basic things, gluten free, casein free 2 full years, probiotics, fish oil, carnitine, b12 shots, lyme antibiotics, lyme herbs, amino acids for mood, testing for rare disorders that can mimic bipolar, neurofeedback....the list goes on. So now I am wondering if this can possibly not be lyme anymore, and the antibodies have just caused PANS. Since the disorders are so similar I am having trouble pinpointing which is the one causing the major symptoms. He is a shell of hi former self. I have had to homeschool him the last 2 years due to his volatile moods, and lack of motivation.Teachers don't know why he is fine one minute, and oppositional defiant the next. I have great Lyme experts that I have worked with in the past (and currently) and it seems like things lighten up a bit at first then get bad again. But the old enthusiastic, creative kid has never returned. I would love any feedback or advice.
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