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Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 1:53am
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Whoohoo! A big relief.

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 3:18am
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That's great!! You must be so relieved!

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 4:55am
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I just wanted to reraise this thread. I was pointed to it by someone because of a topic I started in Off-topic. I never would have known about the connection of OCD and Strep. My son has been having OCD symptoms for a while now, and he did have a bad case of strep last winter. We had taken him tot he doctor, and they said it was nothing, then when he was feeling worse, a few days or a week later, they saw that he did have strep after all. Now that I really think about it, I do not remember these problems that I would associate with OCD before that. Now I have more ammunition to take to my doctor so he may take me seriously about my son's problem. THANK YOU!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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mommy to gabriel 11-25-00
who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, & shellfish.
and michael 6-16-03
step mom to:
isaiah 06-18-96
rebekah 09-13-97

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Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 1:34am
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Good thing to first rule out strep. Very sudden onset of OCD behaviors is indicative of the infection. This is known as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Group A Streptococcal Infection, aka PANDAS. Try looking for info on the web.
Has she had a cold/flu recently? The good news is antibiotic therapy will help alleviate most of the symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be used to tackle remaining problems.
I highly recommend the author Tamar Chansky. She has several books about OCD and anxiety in children. I have found them very helpful in dealing with my nine year old daughter's problems.
Good luck to you. I know how frightening it is when the symptoms are at their peak, but it will get better. Tell your daughter she will be okay. The professionals can help her get a handle on this.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 2:12am
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When he was a child, my brother had a "phase" of OCD type symptoms. He couldn't stop washing his hands, had severe anxiety, etc. It turned out to be a side effect of his asthma medication. He was miserable, though... I still remember it.
Cathy
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Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 2:49am
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Quote:Originally posted by TNAmom:
[b]Good thing to first rule out strep. Very sudden onset of OCD behaviors is indicative of the infection. This is known as Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Group A Streptococcal Infection, aka PANDAS. Try looking for info on the web.[/b]
I did. I ended up with a hit for a website with tourettenowwhat in the hyperlink on google. When *I* googled tourettenowwhat and PANDAS I got an interesting page I gobbled right up. I mean, being no stranger to "Tourettes". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Not saying the is what the Original Poster is describing, just a portion of what showed up in my search on "PANDAS" and "strep". KWIM?
Love the disclaimer on the site......still reading.
Quote:[b]Has she had a cold/flu recently?
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practically everyone *I* know has. But maybe that's just me.
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. I do not guarantee the accuracy, currentness, or content of the link in this post.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 4:20am
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Update
Turns out dd has a raging case of strep! Cause for much celebration in the dr office. I realize there could be left over symptoms after antibiotic, but I'm really hopeful.
Thanks so much for your replies. All very helpful. Yes, I'm tearing up the internet now that I have a minute. And, I am going to get a book or two. We got Clop,Clop, blink blink Why do we do things we Can't Stop yesterday. DD liked it. It made her realize that other people have gone through what she's experiencing. Very frightening. Thanks Again!
Julie

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 4:32am
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That's good news. It may take a few weeks, but you will get relief with antibiotic therapy.
Meanwhile, keep reassuring her that it'll get better, and do what you can to keep her triggers down while she is so high-stress. It's a struggle, but she'll pull out of it.
Good luck!

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 6:58am
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Thanks TNA,
I'm not sure what you mean "keep her triggers down".
She can't even carry on a coherent conversation right now because she is doubting herself so much. Did I really say that? Did it sound mean? Was my tone too sassy? She can't even really tell me if her throat hurts. She'll say, "yes it hurts, well maybe not so much, I think it itches, but doesn't really hurt I think I'm fine now and on and on.
I do feel relieved that we got to the cause, but it is very hard to see a beautiful, sensitive, bright, articulate girl be reduced to this non-functioning shell.
Thanks for your info and encouragement.
Julie

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