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  1. oh my gosh. The Internet is all over the place with conflicting information about how to disinfect retainers and regular maintenance. The orthodontist has no preference other than no heat. (Not much help) We have both kinds of retainers; the traditional with wire across front and the clear plastic similar to Invisalign. We have thrown out the toothbrushes but need to do something about the retainers. We are a few days into the antibiotics. Thanks for your advice.
  2. Which antibiotics & antivirals are easiest on the stomach and in general have the least discomforts associated with taking them? P.S. Yes, we know that we could do IV, need to control yeast, and need to take probiotics.
  3. No you are not overreacting. Yes, it does come back after long periods and can be harder to control the 2nd, 3rd, 4th time around. (speaking from experience) Contact whoever has been helping you managing this and take action now. I don't know lime but for non-lime ibuprofen can help a little. Otherwise, I second rowingmom comment about supplements.
  4. As pandas parents we know first hand that the immune system affects our children's brains. Now they have found that missing link. Any doctors or scientists here with input on how this information can help our children? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150601122445.htm
  5. This is not just a K-12 problem; the universities are going to require them too and with no personal exemptions. http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/uc-plans-require-vaccinations-incoming-students. This is not just a California problem; legislation is popping up all over. NVIC.org is a national organization -- they have a long list of pending legislation nation wide. This is the first time ever that they have seen so much activity to mandate vaccinations. And many of the universities in those states are already requiring vaccinations. Where is my/ your pandas child going to go to
  6. There is a support group in Orange County that has this information for you. You can find them at the yahoo group OCpandas or by contacting Beth Maloney.
  7. To add to the great information already given: A good standardized olive leaf extract, vitamin d, and probiotics fight infection and work on the typical pandas triggers. Experiment with different natural supplements known to fight infection. Natural stuff can take a little longer than pharmaceuticals, but if you child gets worse, go for the meds and switch to naturals after remission.
  8. They can help with colds/flus in general, so I assume they can help are Pandas kids a little.
  9. Twinlabs has Mega D3 Dots 5000IU This tiny tablet tastes like candy. It disolves in your mouth.
  10. Yes, it worked for more than a year with no backsliding at all... then it stopped working. The dosage can be extremely high compared to the recommendation on the bottle. You could ask an ND what dosage for your child. Nature's way Standardized is a good one. Make sure it is the standardized one. Keep giving probiotics they help too.
  11. I second Nancy's recommendations. Probiotics also help fight infection, so the more the better. If you aren't giving diflucan or nystatin, you may want to ask your doctor about those. Space it a couple hours away from the boulardii.
  12. Are you allowed to give melatonin and/or L-tryptophan? It may take a good dose to "knock out" a pandas kid at night when she is trying to do rituals. It does help to get some sleep into her and you. You may have to give it secretly or say it is a vitamin. Pandas children don't want to take something that will make them fall asleep while doing rituals. Good luck in Bethesda!
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