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Low Dose Naproxen Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANSPANDAS

Low Dose Naproxen: Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

As a parent of two neurodivergent kids myself and one child with PANS, witnessing your child struggle with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) can be incredibly distressing.  These conditions are characterized by sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal infection, tick-borne infection or other

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IVIG Immune Treatment for PANSPANDAS

IVIG: Immune Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

I have a PANS/PANDAS child and as a parent watching your child struggle with this disease, saying that you feel overwhelmed each day is an understatement. My son and I went through a labyrinth of symptoms that ranged from sudden obsessions and compulsions to mood swings and debilitating anxiety.  With all my expertise in mental health, these symptoms have left

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Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

If you have a child with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), then you can call yourself a warrior facing this battle affecting your whole family. But amidst the challenges, there are treatments that can help.  Plasmapheresis treatment is used when tick-borne illness is part of the PANS puzzle.  What is Plasmapheresis? Plasmapheresis, often called plasma exchange or plex therapy, is

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Blog Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANSPANDAS

Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANS/PANDAS

For some parents, the use of antibiotics might seem daunting, especially when it comes to treating conditions like Lyme disease, strep throat, and PANS/PANDAS. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the challenges parents face when their little ones battle these conditions. Allow me to help clarify how antibiotics fit into the Lyme treatment puzzle.  Differentiating Lyme Disease, Strep, and PANS/PANDAS One

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Blog Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

If you’re a parent navigating the complex landscape of Lyme disease and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you’ve likely encountered a myriad of treatment options, each promising relief but often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.  I know the struggle because I have been helping parents of children with Lyme disease and PANS and PANDAS since 1997. The first child

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BLOG Mold Toxicity Treatment The Mold and PANSPANDAS Connection (1) (1)

Mold Toxicity Treatment: The Mold and PANS/PANDAS Connection

PANDS/PANDAS is a topic close to my heart as my family has gone through its challenges ourselves. But here’s one thing every parent should know for their child’s health and well-being: mold toxicity is connected to PANS/PANDAS symptoms.  You’ve probably heard about mold and its pesky presence in homes and how it causes all sorts of trouble. But did you

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504 plans for PANS

504 Plan for PANS/PANDAS: Creating a School Success Plan

As a parent or guardian of a child with PANS/PANDAS, you may be wondering how to create a school success plan for your child. PANS/PANDAS, or Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, is a condition that affects children and can lead to symptoms such as sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and mood swings.  For

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PANS vs. Long Haulers

Post COVID Long Haulers Syndrome vs. PANS/PANDAS

Some who experience a COVID viral infection can also experience physical, neurological, and psychological symptoms long after the initial infection. For those who experience new or worsening pre-existing neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues, the road to proper help can be especially difficult.  Long haulers and PANS/PANDAS result from an infection that can leave lingering neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues. The question is,

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Can PANS cause Tics?

Can PANS Cause Tics?

Tics are irregular, non-voluntary, repetitive muscle movements in different body parts. Movements such as eye-rolling, head jerking, and shoulder shrugging are called motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, including grunting, sniffing, or throat clearing, are known as vocal tics. Tics are typically classified as either motor or vocal tics. There are common examples of tics: Motor Tics Eye rolling Head jerking

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What is PANS Disorder

What is PANS Disease? Mothers Speak About Experience

“My child just went to bed and woke up as a different person.” -mother of a PANS/PANDAS child Eight-year-old Tony likes to build and create all the time. This energetic kid always follows his curiosities. Apart from being bright in school, he indulges in hobbies such as playing the piano for his parents’ enjoyment. He plays with Legos imagining a

Read More »
Low Dose Naproxen Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANSPANDAS

Low Dose Naproxen: Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

As a parent of two neurodivergent kids myself and one child with PANS, witnessing your child struggle with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) or Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS) can be incredibly distressing.  These conditions are characterized by sudden-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, anxiety, and other neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal infection, tick-borne infection or other

Read More »
IVIG Immune Treatment for PANSPANDAS

IVIG: Immune Treatment for PANS/PANDAS

I have a PANS/PANDAS child and as a parent watching your child struggle with this disease, saying that you feel overwhelmed each day is an understatement. My son and I went through a labyrinth of symptoms that ranged from sudden obsessions and compulsions to mood swings and debilitating anxiety.  With all my expertise in mental health, these symptoms have left

Read More »
Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

Plasmapheresis Treatment for Tick-Borne Illness and PANS

If you have a child with PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), then you can call yourself a warrior facing this battle affecting your whole family. But amidst the challenges, there are treatments that can help.  Plasmapheresis treatment is used when tick-borne illness is part of the PANS puzzle.  What is Plasmapheresis? Plasmapheresis, often called plasma exchange or plex therapy, is

Read More »
Blog Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANSPANDAS

Antibiotics for Lyme, Strep and PANS/PANDAS

For some parents, the use of antibiotics might seem daunting, especially when it comes to treating conditions like Lyme disease, strep throat, and PANS/PANDAS. Over the years, I’ve witnessed the challenges parents face when their little ones battle these conditions. Allow me to help clarify how antibiotics fit into the Lyme treatment puzzle.  Differentiating Lyme Disease, Strep, and PANS/PANDAS One

Read More »
Blog Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

Dapsone Treatment for Lyme and PANS

If you’re a parent navigating the complex landscape of Lyme disease and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), you’ve likely encountered a myriad of treatment options, each promising relief but often leaving you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain.  I know the struggle because I have been helping parents of children with Lyme disease and PANS and PANDAS since 1997. The first child

Read More »
BLOG Mold Toxicity Treatment The Mold and PANSPANDAS Connection (1) (1)

Mold Toxicity Treatment: The Mold and PANS/PANDAS Connection

PANDS/PANDAS is a topic close to my heart as my family has gone through its challenges ourselves. But here’s one thing every parent should know for their child’s health and well-being: mold toxicity is connected to PANS/PANDAS symptoms.  You’ve probably heard about mold and its pesky presence in homes and how it causes all sorts of trouble. But did you

Read More »
504 plans for PANS

504 Plan for PANS/PANDAS: Creating a School Success Plan

As a parent or guardian of a child with PANS/PANDAS, you may be wondering how to create a school success plan for your child. PANS/PANDAS, or Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome/Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections, is a condition that affects children and can lead to symptoms such as sudden onset of obsessive-compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and mood swings.  For

Read More »
PANS vs. Long Haulers

Post COVID Long Haulers Syndrome vs. PANS/PANDAS

Some who experience a COVID viral infection can also experience physical, neurological, and psychological symptoms long after the initial infection. For those who experience new or worsening pre-existing neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues, the road to proper help can be especially difficult.  Long haulers and PANS/PANDAS result from an infection that can leave lingering neurocognitive or neuropsychiatric issues. The question is,

Read More »
Can PANS cause Tics?

Can PANS Cause Tics?

Tics are irregular, non-voluntary, repetitive muscle movements in different body parts. Movements such as eye-rolling, head jerking, and shoulder shrugging are called motor tics. Involuntary repetitive sounds, including grunting, sniffing, or throat clearing, are known as vocal tics. Tics are typically classified as either motor or vocal tics. There are common examples of tics: Motor Tics Eye rolling Head jerking

Read More »
What is PANS Disorder

What is PANS Disease? Mothers Speak About Experience

“My child just went to bed and woke up as a different person.” -mother of a PANS/PANDAS child Eight-year-old Tony likes to build and create all the time. This energetic kid always follows his curiosities. Apart from being bright in school, he indulges in hobbies such as playing the piano for his parents’ enjoyment. He plays with Legos imagining a

Read More »
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