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Has anyone had success with helminthic therapy? It is the use of parasites or worms to treat autoimmune disorders. There seems to be some interesting articles about this. When I looked back over old posts in the forum, it seemed like some people were having some success with this. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/19/magazine/the-parasite-underground.html http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-think-parasitic-worms-could-be-the-key-to-treating-multiple-sclerosis http://discovermagazine.com/2015/july-aug/4-take-worms-call-me https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/1408111251
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/opinion/sunday/immune-disorders-and-autism.html?_r=0 This article is from a few years back. It is striking how many kids on the spectrum have Pandas/Pans. Is there something in their genetics which makes them uniquely vulnerable to autoimmune problems? Or are the autoimmune problems causing the autism? Some kids seem to be "cured" of their autism once the Pandas/Pans is treated. Dr. Kenneth Bock suggests that even ADHD is on the spectrum and the spectrum has an autoimmune root. There also seems to be a correlation between maternal illness during pregnancy
The Chronic Lyme Disease Summit http://chroniclymediseasesummit.com/ is a free online conference starting today. There are many great speakers and topics lined up, and I encourage anyone still looking for answers, even if you've ruled out Lyme or don't think it's a possibility, to check it out. Much of it will be relevant to PANDAS/PANS, whether or not Lyme is involved. Speakers include Dr. Horowitz, Lee Cowden, Scott Forsgren (Better Health Guy), Kenneth Stoller, and Joseph Mercola, just to name a few. Topics include mitochondrial dysfunction, brain conditions, stress and emotiona
I'm not sure how to deal with this situation. For the past few months, DS has had a flare up every month or so. Whether it's related to the Lyme life cycle or parasites, I don't know, maybe it's both? He flares around the full moon, and so people have brought up the possibility of parasites. His tics get more frequent and more 'severe' - i.e. the sequence lasts longer and produces a much larger, full body movement. It lasts about a week. Then he goes back down to regular ticcing (it hasn't yet gone away). He is currently taking augmentin and clarithromycin, and some herbals Biocidin