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Posted on: Wed, 01/18/2006 - 3:42am
julieneaman's picture
Joined: 01/11/2004 - 09:00

We don't know yet whether her OCD symptoms will totally resolve. Some PANDAS kids only get OCD flare-ups with strep exposures. Other kids deal with the OCD from initial onset of symptoms on throughout their lives. Only time will tell. I'm very encouraged and hopeful since she has improved yesterday. Thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 01/24/2006 - 2:01pm
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

I am so grateful for this thread. I woke up this morning, and DS said his throat hurt a little. His tonsils are always swollen for some reason, but they were a little red when I checked them out today. I had an important meeting today at work, and at first I thought, "well, it doesn't really look like anything." But a sore throat always means strep for him. And I thought about this thread and it scared me to death. So I skipped my meeting and took him to the doctor, and sure enough. Strep.
I don't know that I would have felt the urgency If I hadn't read this thread. DS felt fine. All day. His throat didn't look streppy. His tongue didn't look streppy. I might have waited another day. I'm glad I didn't.

Posted on: Tue, 01/24/2006 - 8:44pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

The phases our children go through are just amazing. Chris always washes his hands and has since he was just little.
If he thought he had any kind of dirt on him it would set him off into a long hand washing frienzy.
I believe I have made him this kind of person because I walked around many years with a warm washcloth and wipes just cleaning him off constently. He learned to do that to keep peanut protein off of him.
My Dh had many friends that used to ask me why I kept him so clean. They were a great bunch of guys and just didn't understand me.
They used to tease me and say they were going to throuhg away me cloth.
One guy would actually put him into the sand to play thinking it would be fun for Chris but actually he would look for the cloth. It was pretty funny but I am sure it has played into him being such a neat person.
He did play but I always made sure he had clean hands on fear of the allergy.
Best of luck Claire

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 11:48pm
julieneaman's picture
Joined: 01/11/2004 - 09:00

Just wanted you all to know that Annaliese is finally really improving. She has been seeing a psychiatrist at NIH and a Therapist that we really like at ASDI. She went to school by herself and stayed all day the past 2 weeks! Her docs think she will get a whole lot better still and will be in remission by the middle of summer. Thanks for all the support!

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 1:53am
TNAmom's picture
Joined: 11/29/2005 - 09:00

Whoohoo! A big relief.

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 3:18am
KS mom's picture
Joined: 03/02/2006 - 09:00

That's great!! You must be so relieved!

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 4:55am
batrice's picture
Joined: 04/14/2003 - 09:00

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]
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

Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2007 - 4:57am
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Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00



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