After a case of strep throat in 2015 my son (Levi) who was five (5) at the time suddenly developed an autoimmune disorder called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS). It quickly overcame him. This condition presents different types of side effects in each individual. Levi's manifested as a Tourette type of facial expression. His mouth and eyes would open widely, eyes rolling into the back of his head, uncontrollably sticking his tongue out and curling it. In the beginning, this all-inclusive expression would occur up to 20 times per minute. Overnight our boy had changed.
My wife and I were overwhelmed for months traveling from doctor to doctor seeking solutions or answers to Levi’s condition. We discovered magnesium would help calm these issues after researching the internet. It did help. Some days were better than others, but it never eliminated the issue. Every time his PANDAS flared up, magnesium became less effective. When you have a child, keeping them from strep throat is a constant battle. For us, it was a fear. Levi’s issues were bad.
This fear became a reality in January of 2019 as he contracted strep again. Although he was still taking magnesium prior to contracting strep, this time it was not effective. One evening, Levi and I were playing his XBOX. I couldn’t concentrate because his condition had become extremely persistent in the preceding 24 hours. I found myself paying more attention to his condition than playing the game with him. As a father I felt helpless to aid my son's condition.
That night, I had an epiphany. I was reminded of the samples of CBD oil I had received and how this may be helpful for Levi. I spoke with my wife who is also a Dr. of Pharmacy about the suggested dosage. We gave him 8mgs of the of THC free CBD oil. INSTANTLY, his condition ceased to exist in the middle of playing an XBOX game. We have not seen any other facial tic/Tourettes from Levi since he took his first dosage. This is the only “medicine” he asks for every day, ever. I’m not sure if it’s because it tastes good, or the result of how it makes him feel. I’m thankful for what this industry has provided for my son, in addition to what it will do for others.
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