It has been just over 3 years since the onset of my then 8 year old daughter's severe OCD.
She did have an illness maybe a month prior to onset that involved a sore throat- fever and such- never tested for strep.
She is 11 now- and was doing well with therapy- after first changing diet and adding supplaments. But then this past winter had a severe flare up of OCD- to the point that she is home bound- fearful of anything touched by anyone else.
She has been on prozac for almost 4 months- very slow increase in dose to now 15 mg She is petitie at about 70 lbs.
She is calmer- but still having a very difficult time getting her to return to working on exposures like she had done prior to severe onset-
I have wondered about PANS or PANDAs for some time, but was discouraged from doctors for pursuing it further but over the past few months, it has really bothered me- that it could be that-
But can we seek diagnosis this far from the onset?
I have not been able to find that answer to my question or where to begin with testing.
I am so glad I found this forum.