Eatmoregreens Posted March 4, 2018 Report Share Posted March 4, 2018 Is it possible for both your child and yourself to have Lyme Disease or some sort of PANDAS/PANS? (I know PANDAS/PANS is pediatric in nature, but I have explained more about our symptoms below.) Three weeks ago my 4.5 year old daughter came down with a cough and cold, nothing over the top. A couple days later I saw her display a couple of shoulder shrug tics, and at least one of those times she seemed to be sort of vacant or zoned out. Within a day she was back to her normal self. A week later I saw her do a couple more tics but she was “normal” otherwise. In the last couple of weeks since then, my daughter has not displayed tics (until today), but she has said some odd things, been overly emotional and a bit hyper at times. I have wondered if she possibly has PANDAS or PANS based on moodiness and just that she seems ‘different’ for a day or so following a tic episode. All this time, my focus has been on my daughter and what has brought on the tic..however, in the last week, I too, have come down with some very strange symptoms, which I think may be similar to some that my daughter has had. I have come down with a regular cough/cold too, but it has brought on some other symptoms that I haven’t ever experienced before. I have had a very sore stomach and feel nauseous a lot and appetite is diminished. When I do try and eat, with some foods, I have had very strong anxiety and sort of feel like I am having a panic attack come on which I have *never* had happen – my breathing gets shallow, my head almost dizzy, and my arms have physical tension in them. I also think I have experienced a few random muscle twitches (tics?), mainly when I am tired. It has been a very unsettling feeling to say the least. Normally I wouldn’t have connected our illnesses, but my daughter has mentioned a few times in the last week or two that her stomach is sore and I wonder if our stomach problems and subsequent mental effects are related and/or similar….something just feels a bit off in both of us. As I said, one of her tic episodes she seemed sort of out of it. Has anybody heard of both the child and parent having similar symptoms (including tics, mental effects from a cough/cold) and if so, what was it? I have found a number of things this could be but I’m not sure what to think or what tests to ask for: Lyme Disease? My daughter had a bullseye rash appear last summer; doctor said it was a spider bite. Saw the bulls eye rash briefly a few months back but went away quickly. But could I have it too somehow?? What tests would I even ask for?? Parasites? Would parasites cause a mental or emotional effect? What tests should I ask be run on us? PANDAS/PANS (is there an adult version of this)? Will test results still yield anything if not done for another couple of months (when we are likely to see the neurologist)? Can strep and/or staph infections bring on mental or emotional effects? H. Pylori? (I had it years ago and don’t remember having mental/emotional effects.) Vitamin or mineral deficiency on both of our parts? Mold? Candida? Please help with any advice, thoughts, ideas! Trying to figure out where to start and how to get my doctor to do testing and/or referrals to get to the bottom of this. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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