I need help finding a doctor who will listen to my concerns regarding my son possibly dealing with PANDAS. I am in the Northern Virginia area.
My son has had numerous positive strep tests over the past 2 years or so. With each positive strep test, I have seen what I now think are flare-ups. My sons symptoms seem to be getting more debilitating with each re-infection of strep. His symptoms are extreme irritability, emotional lability, off and on vocal tics (light grunting or moaning), mild obsessive behaviors, long bouts of extreme hyperactivity, and signs of Oppositional Defiance Disorder. Some days I fear for his safety and others as he seems to have no control over his actions. He often yells that he does not care about anything he only cares about animals. This phrase is said regarding himself, his friends, his family and his safety. He has said things about killing himself and others (mostly me) which is terrifying coming from a 5 year old. I am really concerned, and I do not know where to go from here. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.