Autism & PANS
A.N. Female. 14 years. Ghana, Africa.
Before A.N. came to me for homeopathy she’d been to a number of homeopaths:
- Heilkunz [some detox],
- & ‘hermetic’ protocol [not strictly homeopathic as uses herbs].
She had some relief of OCD but during the Hermetic [Michele Iqbal] protocol she’d become more violent and this had remained since.
In the past year and a half, she’d further regressed after ion cleanse foot baths for toxic metal detox.
She has 1 x Mthfr mutation. 1 working kidney.
Toxic metals are a BIG problem. Mum is scared to start any protocols for metal detox.
Also she suspects side-effects from:
- birth meds,
- antibiotics and
- metals in particular.
- She has the high level of yeast you expect with high levels of toxic metals.
Amoxicillin antibiotic from birth until 18 months [kidney cyst].
History of repeat ear infections with high fevers, treated with antibiotics.
These infections and the fevers stopped at age 2 as the regression started.
No high fevers for 12 years.
Fully vaccinated to age 2.
Autism detected age 18 months.
Regression since age 2:
- stopped answering name,
- lost eye contact,
- lost beginnings of speech.
Diagnosed with ‘non-verbal autism’ age 2.5.
The violence started age 8, worsening with Hermetic protocol ++.
She has hyperactivity.
Receptive language is workable.
She needs 2 aids to manage at school.
Severe constipation since birth. Will go 1 month without a stool without intervention!
Terrible sleep disturbance. Hyperactive at night.
Has a constant noise tic.
Severe menstrual pains → increased violence.
Won’t keep clothes on. Undresses in public. ‘Stims’ and runs around the house.
Has become very lazy and won’t feed herself.
Sky high toxic metals! [See chart below].
A.N. cannot detox metals from her body. You’ll see her total toxic representation is in the 100% percentile. She is off the chart on at least antimony and lead and has an unprecedented toxic load.
A.N. Has had no high fevers since very early childhood. Her immune system is very poor. She’s moved through ‘level 6’ [a spate of repeat infections] at age two and dropped to lower level 7 or level 8 [no fevers present and definite chronic condition] from that point onward.
Her behaviour calms with Ibuprofen [an anti-inflammatory] indicating that her distress and behavioural problems are caused by a high level of brain inflammation. I think metal toxicity can account for her problems.
Constipation is associated very strongly with metal toxicity, especially of aluminium and lead and compounds her inability to detox metals from her body.
Where could she get these metals from?
• Aluminium can be accumulated from vaccines in some children [possibly leading to her regression about age 2] and from aluminium cookware.
• Antimony is used as a fire retardant on baby clothes and furnishings.
• Arsenic is common in rice and gluten-free products made with rice among other sources.
• Barium may have come from medical tests.
• Lead is a common toxin from old paints and leaded petrol, it can be accumulated from mother’s toxic levels in utero.
• Mercury is a preservative in some multi-dose vaccines and was used in vaccines until 2000. It can be accumulated in utero from mothers with mercury toxicity, from amalgam fillings. It’s also a pollutant in fish.
From tests we see that other toxins she has accumulated are as follows:
• farming chemicals,
• paint/nail varnish chemicals,
• gasoline pollution.
Helleborus 30c every Saturday. This is a remedy strongly associated with brain inflammation and was used by the old homeopathic doctors to treat encephalitis and meningitis. It’s strongest keynote is “DESPAIR”.
Mag phos 200c in a homeopathic solution with 3 succussions for period pain as needed.
Helleborus niger. Highly toxic in its raw state, is a very useful remedy in homeopathic dilution. It’s the strongest remedy for intense despair and is often indicated for encephalitis.
Text Update [1 month later]
First high fever since age 2! [Watch out now as we will expect to see a return of the ear infections. It is possible she will resolve the ear infections at this point. If not, we need to treat them homeopathically].
This is a homeopath’s favourite type of response in a child with this level of health. It shows we’ve already raised her level of health with the first prescription back to level 6.
Follow-up: [1.5 months after first prescription]
First two times she had Helleborus: she seemed to be good that day. In a good mood. Now aggravating after doses [stopped Helleborus].
Seems to want to speak.
Follow-up: [2 months later]
Now keeps her clothes on.
>>> improved violence +++
Less crying and screaming.
No menstrual pain x 2 cycles.
Sleeping from 1 am.
More connected to sister. Kissing her.
More independent: dressing self, putting clothes in the washing basket.
Throat clearing tic has gone.
Mercury 200c am and pm for 1 day.
Follow-up: [2 months later]
Calmer. Bioray Loving Energy Adrenal System Support helped also.
Keeps her clothes on.
Violence is gone.
Sleeping late [active until late in her room] but sleeps well for 8 hours.
Old Symptoms Returning [good sign]:
- foolish behaviour
- Constipated again.
Tarentula hispanica 30c am and pm for 2 days.
On going case. WAtch this space.
About the author
Sally Lloyd is a classical homeopath working internationally, with special interests in autism, anxiety, children's behaviour disorders, and adrenal fatigue/hypothyroidism. She's the mother of 4 daughters from age 30 to age 11, 2 of whom she still home educates. She's happily married and lives on a small holding in Staffordshire in the UK.