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Amoxicillin and Tics

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My little boy really poorly at moment with chest throat and ear infection 

His had 2 10ml doses of a Anomoxicillian and the tics have stopped ??????

His coughing and clearing his throat but that definitely isn't a tic

Can anyone explain if this has happened to them 

thank you 

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Yes, this happened with my son (many years ago), but the tics came back.  I always wondered if a longer course of abx may have ended them permanently.  There is some evidence that certain bacterial infections can cause tics, e.g. Mycoplasma pneumonia (walking pneumonia) and borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease).  I personally think it's worth exploring if you can find a doc willing to do the right testing.  (Lyme testing is controversial.)  Even so, don't get your hopes up that it will "cure" the tics.  It didn't in my son's case, but I still felt better knowing we did what we could to treat underlying medical issues.  My son's walking pneumonia caused almost no symptoms...only a very slight cough on occasion.  We only had him tested for it because I found a case study that cited MP as the cause of tics.  I was actually shocked when he came back positive.  It also caused low cholesterol, which we also had no idea about until our doc decided to test that also.  

Good luck!

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Thank you for your reply 

Did they come back once antibiotic stopped ? 

I thought it was just a coincidence and because he is coughing and sleeping so much I was imagining it .

5th Lot of amoxicillin and not even a grunt or head roll .

i so hope they don’t come back but I know I must be realistic so havent really mentioned it to my son.

My boy only just 10 how old is yours ? 

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My sons also come back now courses ended as you said they would or could .

Gutted as his now got a tic cough as well , which is driving us all mad .

sooooo wish they would stop x

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