Personal Stories

Just Like Any Other Adult!
Just Like Any Other Adult!

Just Like Any Other Adult !

I am just like any other adult now, thanks to the IViGs and therapy. Do not get me wrong; I have struggled so much with my PANS PANDAS that I have wanted to give up many times. I have cried so hard...

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Diagnosis Day
Diagnosis Day

Diagnosis Stories

Do you remember the day your child officially got a diagnosis of PANS/PANDAS? Was it your first doctor? Was it your fifth? Were you devastated? Were you relieved to have an answer and the start of a...

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We Are Brave – A PANS PANDAS Patient Story
We Are Brave – A PANS PANDAS Patient Story

We Are Brave - A PANS PANDAS Patient Story

I guess my advice for a PANDAS family would to always be there for your sick child. To always tell them that they are brave. Because we are. There may only be 1 in 200 of us, but we are the bravest...

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A Long Overdue Diagnosis
A Long Overdue Diagnosis

"What happened to Ruth Anne?" her kindergarten teacher asked 26 years ago. She had experienced numerous infections and had tubes put in her ears. She struggled with attention and the once sweet, kind...

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Graduation! A PANS Story
Graduation! A PANS Story

So here we are, graduating by the skin of our teeth. Today with 13 months of sobriety. Just out of another flare in March, as allergies also trigger his immune system, he is holding a job down in a...

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Our Rainbow in this Storm
Our Rainbow in this Storm

My message to parents is to listen to your child and trust yourself. We all have strong parental instincts for a reason. I know there will be days when all you want to do is hide under the covers and...

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Chasing Ghosts
Chasing Ghosts

For my son, symptom onset was not overnight. He had so many health issues starting the first few weeks of life, which continued throughout his early childhood. His body was in a near-constant state...

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Family Story – It Was Not Autism
Family Story – It Was Not Autism

April 12th, 2019, is a day I will never forget. It was exactly one week after my daughter's 4th birthday, a Friday. Springtime, my favorite time of the year, the buds of my favorite wisteria, were...

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A Success Story

Children suffering this disorder can indeed heal but early identification and correct interventions are crucial to having a successful...

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