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*Tics, low energy, poor memory, OCD/ADD symptoms**

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  • Posted By: ozmoses
  • February 22, 2010
  • 06:14 PM


I am a 38 year old male and have been living with facial, neck, shoulder tics since I was 7/8 years of age. I also have poor memory, back/neck pain, am easily agitated, am lethargic and have also been diagnosed as hypo thyroid and hypogonadism. The testosterone and thyroid meds have not helped me feel better. I tend to think negatively although ironically I am optimistic that there is hope for me. Professionally I am successful in a creative field that I enjoy. Personally, I am not happy with my development.

I have a stoic affect that also makes me unapproachable by people. I am very socially withdrawn and find it very difficult to make plans with people or schedule appointments more than same day and no more than a week in advance. Can't commit to anything.

I don't believe that depression is the root cause of this.

It is possible that I have poststreptococcal glomerulnephritis (PANDAS) I have taken the blood test for this as well as Celiac's Disease and will learn the results tomorrow.

Anyone have any insights?

Thanks so much! :)

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  • My brother has PANDAS... and yes, that may make sense..Have you considered why it is that you feel socially withdrawn, though? What is it that makes you not want to be around other people?
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    • February 24, 2010
    • 07:35 AM
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