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How does Fish Oil help the PANDAS/PANS patient?

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I have read through some old post and see comments that this is helping. How is Fish oil helping your son or daughter? What dosage is being used. Feel free to pm. My son takes fish oil but not at a high dosage. I tried increasing olive oil levels this last week in his diet and his pain levels and sensitivity levels went way up. So I have backed off. I have found some articles that indicate Fish oil is good for many things and will share what I find. Is there any research on how fish oil affects PANDAS/PANS. I am assuming it affects the brain antibodies, Maybe? I feel like I missed some good information somewhere along this route because of some of the aricles I have found. Any information would be appreciated. Here are some articles about fish oil that I found helpful but none are about treatment for PANDAS/PANS. On the last article you will need to click on MORE under Jacob Teitelbaum. This article does give a dosage. Does anyone use this much?

 

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2012/sep2012_Fish-Oils-Health-Benefits_01.htm

 

http://www.drperlmutter.com/grain-brain-seven-super-supplements/

 

http://www.sharecare.com/health/immune-lymphatic-system-disorders/natural-treatments-for-autoimmune-diseases

 

 

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Omega 3 assists in reducing inflammation and helps Th1 lymphocytes defend against infection and viruses. We used an EPA/DHA combo along with other supplements. Fish oil also helps my elderly dog - we're all on it!

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But of course, as you've read, it doesn't help everyone. Very unfortunately, I've tried several times with several different ratios. DS13 always responds with increased touching compulsions ;-(

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My DS reacts very negativly to O3 oils since onset of PANDAS, all symptoms amp up(tics, anger, etc...) this detail is copied from an ehow article, perhaps it's why those PANS kids with too much dopamine (like mine) can't handle O3 oils...sounds like O3 increases dopa and when it's already too high it just floods the brain out.

 

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

While foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids can be good for health by reducing the risk of heart disease and other disorders, one natural way to lower dopamine levels is to reduce your intake of foods high in omega-3 fatty acids. Research in both animal and human models have shown that a decrease in omega-3 levels bolsters serotonin, but also lowers dopamine levels. Examples of foods that are high in omega-3 include walnuts and some fish, including mackerel and anchovies.

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It's antiinflammatory. My son has been taking fish oil since he was a toddler. We upped the dosing when PANS hit. He takes 1000 mg. Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega. It has a good dose of EPA, which was recommended by PANS doc.

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