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To give little history, I've been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, which is simply explained as bipolar and schizophrenia together. I've also had tics all my life, mostly blinking, and some OCD. Whenever I take immune boosting supplements my general feel of psychosis and irritability increases, and so does my tics. Any idea as to why? And I'm open to any recommendations on how fixing it. That's it for my question. Below are some indications for those that have the ability to do detective works. Olive leaf extract: gives me energy and temporarily cures tics. Often cause mania, anxiety, some delusional thoughts and dissociative feelings. Coconut oil and MCT oil: irritates my throat. If taken too much I get full blown symptoms of flu, even worse. Temporarily boosts energy and cause mania, but also heightens my anxiety. Cured warts on my feet. Oregano oil: made my tics worse and my head gets locked into thought loops and even with meditation my mind cannot stay clear headed for more than few seconds. This made me look at salicylate sensitivity as well as oxalates. I got a bottle of No-Nenol on the way so let's see. I have once cut out all high sal foods and cosmetics but it didn't seem to help much. But recently I've been consuming a lot of phenolic supplements and since I've cut them out my thoughts seem bit clearer. Some general main symptoms include Constant thought loops that are obsessive and unproductive, even though I frequently meditate (up to two hours daily) Tics and muscle tightening (semi involuntary) Brain fog Delusional feeling and thoughts Ultra ultra rapid cycling mood. Cocaine high - numb and no pleasure - suicidal depressed (recently okay ) Extreme sensitivity to sugar, leading to severe depression and anxiety Mild OCD Anxiety Digestion seems fine since changing my diet. Let me know your thoughts on this!
I'm new to Latitudes and this forum. The short story is my ds, 12, developed severe ocd, tics, and rage issues over a few days in October 2012. His brother has bipolar disorder, so his PCP assumed that my son did, too. I insisted he be tested for strep. While the culture was negative, his titers were extremely high. Another doctor in the practice thought he had Sydenham's Chorea, so he sent us to Children's Hospital in Boston. He was put on IV antibiotics and ALL of his symptoms disappeared within 24 hours. (Children's does not 'believe' in PANS or PANDAS) and discharged him with a diagnosis of OCD and possible mood disorder. He stayed on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. He also began trying different mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics with little success. His symptoms slowly returned, ebbed and flowed, and came to a head this January. He was hospitalized at Franciscan's Hospital for Children (psych hospital) for 9 weeks. He is on a host of psych meds, has been home for a few weeks, and his symptoms are all escalating again. We started him on Keflex 2xday over the weekend. He is very angry, violent, and irritable. He can't get into MGH to see a PANS specialist until August. I don't know what to do. Should I hospitalize him again, just so my family can have some relief and so that he can be safe? Hospitalization didn't work last time, and I don't think the meds are helping. Can you help me figure out where to start? My heart tells me this isn't 'ordinary' mental illness. The website is wonderful, but I just don't know how to get started, especially without a PANS-friendly doctor on my side. Thanks, Melissa
to read more please go to: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/06/18/infections-linked-to-mood-disorders-like-depression-bipolar/56195.html