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  1. Hi, I am very confused and was hoping someone could help. We think my son (age 10) has PANDAS. He has tics, obtrusive thoughts, self-harming behaviors, extreme mood swings and separation anxiety that came on very suddenly in the winter. Prior to this, he was a calm, social, happy guy. He also had a severe case of impetigo in the winter so we thought that could have been the trigger. We brought it up with our pediatrician who took an ASO Titer test that came back normal. I had read that this didn't rule out PANDAS, but she wasn't willing to pursue it so we found a ND who is a special
  2. Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, but I thought I would reach out since I've read a lot of helpful advice on these threads. My son (10 yo) started experiencing tics and depression after a bout with impetigo. He spiraled downward pretty quickly with suicidal thoughts, bad tics, separation anxiety, severe irritability, etc. We read about PANDAS because a friend's daughter had it and found that many symptoms were similar as it seemed like he changed overnight. We brought the idea to our pediatrician, but she quickly said it's not PANDAS because his ASO titer was normal. A friend sugges
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