Hear Gautam’s Story The nightmare I still remember is the date in December 2020 when this medical disaster struck us. Gautam, my 12-year-old, a playful fun-loving child with a typical, healthy medical history. He had a sudden change in disposition, panic attack accompanied by expressing guilt over a small occurrence at home. Guilt converted into… Continue reading Early Diagnosis Calms Acute OCD for Boy From India
Hear Rebecca’s Story (age 6 at onset) In the spring of 2009, after multiple positive strep infections, Rebecca’s parents noticed a change in their child—and later a PANDAS diagnosis. Hear from Rebecca and her parents about their journey through a PANDAS diagnosis and her recovery.
Hear Madison’s Story (age 10 at onset) When I was ten years old, after contracting what was most likely swine flu, my life changed forever. Ask anyone who knew me at that age and they’ll tell you that I became a different person, no longer recognizable as the carefree kid I used to be. I… Continue reading How PANDAS Turned a Girl’s Life Upside Down—And How She Recovered
Hear Gwen’s Story (3 sisters—age 11, and twins, age 8—at onset) We first learned about the bizarre things strep can do to children when our oldest child lost control of her body at the age of eleven. It started with a couple of tics: flicking her hands, rolling her tongue, shrugging. We thought they might… Continue reading Overcoming Sydenham Chorea and PANDAS—Three Sisters’ Healing and Autoimmune Challenges
Hear Bridget’s Story (age 4 at onset) Our daughter Bridget was a happy, outgoing, fearless four-year-old. She loved dancing, gymnastics and playing with her friends. But one fall morning, Bridget woke up a different kid. She was withdrawn, upset, irritable and afraid to go to school. Bridget’s days became consumed with OCD rituals. She washed… Continue reading One Girl’s Hope for Recovery After a Seven-Year Battle With PANDAS