Strep, PANDAS, and Magnesium Deficiency

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So, when I first posted what worked for us, I had “Epsom salt baths” in the category of “take it or leave it.”  Now that I’ve read this article on Magnesium Deficiency, I’m going to move it up to one of our top essentials!  As you know, I’m no scientist, and I have no idea why I felt like we should be doing Epsom Salt baths, except that I’d read they help to detox.  I also have clay in my cabinet, I could have used that, but I reached for the salt.  Thank God for leading me in my blindness to what worked, even when I had no idea what I was doing!!!  (Which is pretty much all the time.)

Please read this article on Tics, Strep, Allegies, and Magnesium Deficiency for more information from someone who knows her stuff, and why it’s important.  Quote from a bit of her article below.  But read the whole thing.  Really.

“Another source of magnesium is Epsom salt, which is magnesium sulfate. It is inexpensive and can be put into the bath water. Soaking in an Epsom salt bath allows magnesium to be absorbed through the skin. It will not be as beneficial as an injection, but it might help with relaxation.

Magnesium is such an important mineral. It is needed in over 350 biochemical pathways. In my practice, injectable magnesium has helped reduce symptoms of asthma, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia, reflux, blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmias, menstrual cramps, any muscle cramps, stuttering, focus and concentration. It is also considered a useful intervention to reduce the risk of heart attack.

Many who have been diagnosed with Tourette syndrome also receive other psychiatric diagnoses, such as ADHD, depression, or anxiety. Injectable magnesium may help improve those types of symptoms as well for some people. The mechanism of action for the positive effect of magnesium on the symptoms of Tourette’s is presumably from its ability to relax muscles.”


This blog is written by an anonymous mom. PANDAS disease is ugly. It’s practically unheard of, but it’s not rare. 1 in 200 kids has it. That’s right up there with childhood diabetes…but my pediatrician had never heard of it. This leads me to the question, how many kids out there are misdiagnosed, drugged for “behavioral issues”, OCD, schizophrenia, ADD, Autism, ADHD, Anorexic, or taken from their “bad” parents by well meaning doctors, teachers, and lawyers who don’t know about PANDAS. How many parents are searching for answers every night, in silent agony over losing their child, and have no one to talk to, no one who understands. This blog is for those parents. Those doctors. Those teachers. But mostly, it’s for those children. The ones with the fear in their eyes and the haunted look. The chapped and bloodied hands from washing incessantly. The lost childhood.

Lord, multiply this, share it with those who need it most. I don’t have time, or resources, or knowledge to get it into their hands. If it will bless them, let this reach them. In Jesus Name I pray for each hurting child. Amen.

This blog exists for informational purposes only. Posts should NOT be regarded as medical advice.
No author or commentator shall be liable for advice given.

It is every parent’s responsibility to determine whether camel milk, donkey milk, specific supplements, the ACC protocol or other biomedical interventions are appropriate for their child.
Furthermore, dosing for vitamins and supplements needs to be tailored to an individual’s needs with the help of a professional.

Thank you for reading the blog, please share it with those in need of hope!


One response to “Strep, PANDAS, and Magnesium Deficiency

  1. Pingback: Daily Log: Lyme Disease ABX Protocol and PANDAS disease | Buttercup Farm·

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