SALLY LLOYD

Autism Consultant

Tonsillitis & “PANDAS”*

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When PANDAS Treatment Begins

*Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep*


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New Patient: A.G. Female. Age 5. UK.
  
A.G. is having recurrent tonsillitis and the start of PANDAS. She has permanently inflamed glands in the throat. Each episode is getting worse and antibiotics haven’t helped.  She’s beginning to exhibit ‘PANDAS’ like behavioural changes during these episodes: loss of eye contact, emotional fragility [anxiety and meltdowns] & uncharacteristic defiance. Between episodes, she’s a mild-mannered & timid child. She’s popular with children at school and has great conflict resolution skills.  

Additional issues: 
For 6 months she’s had a bad infection of molluscum contagiosum around the legs and genitalia. She has an allergic rash that comes with fruit from the latex family [pineapple, kiwi, mangoes, strawberries, etc]. She is tall, pale, thin and timid. Her molluscum eruptions don’t heal well.  
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Toxicology/Medical history:
She’s had steroid creams, full vaccines schedule and one course of antibiotics.
She is the eldest of three and the family no-longer vaccinates since her next brother [another patient of mine] “was vaccine injured and regressed into autism”.
Her brother’s experience indicates the family may have a genetic weakness for poor detoxing of toxic metals.
We don’t know why boys exhibit autism at a far greater rate than girls.
If A.G. was male she may well have been autistic too. Girls seem to be protected to some extent.   The youngest brother is unvaccinated and extremely healthy so far.  

Vaccines contain a detergent called polysorbate 80 which makes the blood-brain barrier permeable giving aluminium and other vaccine contents access to the brain. It is probable that PANDAS is so common among autistic children because the immune system is very weak. I suspect this is the case for A.G. though she is not on the autistic spectrum.   

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First Prescription:   

 
Silica 200c, single dose weekly for 4 weeks.
Poly steriod detox,
Poly bowel nosode 30c, single dose for 21 days: gut healing after antibiotics.
In treating her [including her PANDAS] I’m looking for a remedy that fits her well.  She fits silica nicely. It’s also one of the remedies indicated for molluscum.
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I’ll be sure to post updates to let you know how she does.  I’ve worked very successfully with children with enlarged glands and recurrent tonsillitis [as well as with children diagnosed with PANDAS], so I’m hopeful she’ll do well.  
  

ABOUT PAN & PANDAS

PANDAS is a disorder of the PANS group [PANS = Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndromes]. In children with PANDAS diagnosis, strep exposure triggers a misdirected immune response causing brain inflammation that leads to intermittent episodes of OCD, anxiety, tics, personality changes, decline in math and handwriting abilities, sensory sensitivities, restrictive eating, and more [all common symptoms in autism spectrum disorder also].    
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As you’ll see below, other viruses, bacteria, and non-infectious triggers can cause PAN syndromes including mycoplasma, Lyme, & varicella.      
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The Future

PANS & PANDAS can be resolved well with homeopathy.  Antibiotic and steroid blast treatments are conventionally used and can have some short-term benefits, along with side effects.   Diagnosis isn’t necessary for the success of homeopathic treatment as we use the symptoms to find a fitting remedy.  However, it is useful for homeopaths to be aware of PANS conditions and their possible triggers as they can do some work toward supporting the child with homeopathic nosodes alongside treatment to raise the immune system.  

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Sally Lloyd

I’m Sally Lloyd. I’m a homeopath working internationally, with special interests in autism, anxiety, autoimmunity & children’s behavioural problems. You can book in with me at www.sallylloydhomeopathy.as.me

4 thoughts on “Tonsillitis & “PANDAS”*

  1. Autoimmune thyroid disease: I was hospitalized for Graves’ disease/thyroid storm and thyroid eye disease 6 months ago. I began treatment with Sally and I was able to stop taking Methimazole after just 3 months of treatment! I had a similar thyroid episode 11 years ago and had to take Methimazole for 2 years to regulate my thyroid again. I just had my labs drawn and my thyroid levels are still normal. Homeopathy does wonders! Thank you Sally!

    1. Such wonderful medicine huh Melissa? I’m always freshly amazed by what your body can achieve with some homeopathic help. I’m really hoping now that we’ll be able to resolve your issues thoroughly and keep you out of hospital. xxx

  2. PANS: My 11 year old, diagnosed with PANS, was exhibiting psychiatric symptoms (abnormal fears, emotional outbursts, crying episodes) last spring when pollen was high. We tried many medications for allergies including prescriptions with no results. We were very worried for her. She began treatment with Sally 9 months ago and this spring she has had typical allergy symptoms (runny nose, watery eyes, etc) but ZERO psychiatric issues! We are peeling the onion to her health thanks to Sally and homeopathy! We are hoping to tame the allergies altogether by next spring!

    1. Hallelujah! It has been wonderful seeing this outcome Melissa. I’m so pleased for you both. Such a great improvement, and more improvement to come. It was really lovely to read this today. Just the encouragement I need to keep coming to work <3

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