What do you do when all the literature points in one direction, your well known DAN doctor is pointing in that same direction, and almost every day you're reading parent reports of PANDAS kids reacting to this strain of strep.
Alright, I had to see it for myself. August 2009 they'd been doing well on Klaire Therbiotic Detox Support. It was then and is still now our favorite probiotic. It was strongly recommended by our homeopath after I brought my questions and confusion to her office.
But also on the Klaire website have saved this article for the past few years
http://www.klaire.com/images/PANDAS.pdf they say the S. Thermophilus association is unfounded.
We tried VSL#3 Capsules for 8 days, a little die off could be expected for a few days but they were not well, anxious, stressed out, one was screechy and then went back to Klaire Therbiotic Detox for a couple weeks. After explaining this to our doctor she still suggested we needed the S. Thermophilus maybe VSL#3 just wasn't for us. We tried Klaire Therbiotic Complete (contains S. Thermophilus) another bad scene. Wiped out, weepy, complaining, not sleeping. Tried charcoal to control any die off - that can happen when changing probiotics. Didn't really help. One more try. Tried Threelac, similar story.
So maybe I'm dim, try not to flame me. Just wondering where's the research? Going to check in with some parents.
Struggling with S. Thermophilus (me)