Here is some background: my son who is 8 has had tics (sniffing, eye roll, scratching tic and tons more) since he was 3.5yrs old. At 5, he was dx with Tourettes, OCD & sensory isssues. At 6 we noticed a connection between his tics and strep infections so we sought a specialist. My son was then dx with PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune disorder assoc with strep). In Dec our son tics turned into tremors and he looked Parkinson like. We sought out more docs. At the same time his school did a hearing screen and he failed. We were referred to an ENT. He was dx with severe hearing loss so doc ordered a MRI. During MRI they thought they saw a brain tumor but after further consults they figured out the mass was a malformed sinus.
Anyway, we wanted to know more so we scheduled an appt with an immunologist. He did the adult allergy test on my son and my son came up with severe allergies (cats, soy, peanuts, a few molds & all trees, grass, weeds). So now his doc is pulling 36vials of blood for more extensive testing (full allergy panels, thyroid, etc, etc).
So how does one handle dealing with a child like this? His doc thinks his hearing loss is b/c of his allergies and immune disfunction. Has anyone had any of these symptoms as reactions? If yes what did you do?
Now about soy...it appears it is in almost everything. Is this true? Is soy lecithin something that needs avoided with a soy allergy?
Thanks for alk your help!!!