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  1. Every time I try to discuss methylation with my DD's LLMD, he tells me not to worry about it b/c treating her lyme is the big focus. My gut tells me that I need to consider and address her methylation results, especially as we continue to detox during her lyme treatment. My DD is constantly in an emotionally restless state (we never know when we're going to have a good or bad day). Her tics, rages, and ability to be and feel " calm and present" wax and wane with her medical treatment. Here are my concerns re: her 23 and me results: Detoxification: CPOX4- GT (1/2) CYP1A1- CT (1/2) CYPD2D
  2. My new Pandas rabbit hole is glutamate. I've read the posts on here about it and some recent research. It makes sense that flares could be glutamate storms and that's why NSAIDs (Advil) as glutamate antagonists, can have such an immediate positive effect. We just ran genetic info through Nutrahacker and over and over it says to avoid MSG (glutamate) and to take NAC (as well as other things). Then I looked up glutamate and some interesting info: https://unblindmymind.org The biochemist Katherine Reid reverses her daughters autism with a glutamate-free diet. In some ways it seems like a ver
  3. Great eight-minute video of Dr. Stephanie Seneff of MIT discussing the connections between autism, vaccines, GMO's, pestisides, glutamate, sleep disorders, Tylenol, brain swelling, blood/brain barrier, etc. Very relevant to PANDAS/PANS as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3P6wVUH0pc&feature=youtu.be
  4. If you are dealing with any pain issues, these 2 research papers may be of some help. My son was tested for NR 1 subset in November and it was negative. I have requested testing for the NR 2 subset. Had no idea that it could cause allodynia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113704/ http://paperity.org/p/4445327/targeting-the-nmda-receptor-subunit-nr2b-for-the-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain
  5. My son has had a daily persistant headache since January 2011. A headache specialist diagnosed this several years ago. There was a 3 month time period when my son's headache was totally gone and his allodynia was almost gone. My son was on 1000mg of magnesium and high dosages of B vitamins. During this 3 month period (October -December 2012), he was also able to stand and walk for about 10 minutes before his walking tremor would start. At this time, his cardiologist thought the medications for POTS were kicking in and that my son was on his way back to a normal functioning life. However, f
  6. I came across this while researching some other things and thought it was really interesting and potentially helpful for some of our families, plus Psychology Today is relatively "easy" reading, compared to some of the journals and papers we find ourselves combing through! http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry/201104/your-brain-ketones
  7. So after reading llm's post about the antibiotic that can remove excess glutamate, I am even more confused about the whole glutamate/GABA thing. I had been thinking about GABA supplements for DS because GABA is calming and his PANDAS symptoms are fairly large/prolonged motor tics and vocal tics. But now I have read that GABA and glutamate and glutamine all get converted to one another, so giving a GABA supplement wouldn't do much if it just gets converted into glutamate anyway?? Is it better to try l-theanine instead? I have read that it gets converted into calming substances such as GA
  8. Well, I am going to post on this forum, an article I am going to reference mentions autism, please no one get offended. My topic is OCD, which is the predominant symptom of PANS. Wish it was all cut and dry: Do A, B, C, D, and it's fixed. It has not been like that for us, and others here, so perhaps this might help someone. I found a paper written by Amy Yasko from 2002 (!) that references OCD, inflammation, strep infections, and mainly, excessive glutamate in the brain - addictive behavior, and OCD seems like addictive behavior to me. I won't begin to try and give a synopsis on a
  9. Someone here mentioned that lamictal is helpful for ocd in pandas b/c it reduces glutamate. The more I read about this, the more fascinated and excited I get b/c of the overwhelming evidence to support this. The government is doing clinical trials now with the ALS drug: riluzole (http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/nct00523718) in the treatment or augmentation of ocd. They say 70% respond to ssri's and CBT, but the other 30% don't and that there has been successes with the glutamate reducers in the reamining 30 percenters (which would include me; I've tried most of the ssri's, maoi's, ant
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