Recently my normal , very well behaved, easy going kid of 10 has been having a lot of anxiety, sort of like that of OCD-only the obsessions part. Very worried about small things that have never worried him before and needing reassurance. This whole thing started with his confession that he has been eating erasers at school for the better part of a year!!! (I know!) We were floored as he will barely eat normal food and the thought of him eating an eraser is unthinkable. He said it strted as a habit and now he just "does it" Then he confessed that another child at school told him what sex was and that she has been telling him about it since first grade!!!! We had no idea. We have done everything to overprotect him his whole life, so this was a shocker! Then after dealing with these two issues as best we could, the worrying started. I have ocd, so I kinda recognized it, but it was like one day he was fine, the next it was totally different. He usually acts like I am silly for all the worrying I do and has said that he's glad he's like Dad and does not worry!
Well, we took him to his ped because I was afraid of maybe a vitamin deficiency was causeing the eraser eating an I had heard about Pandas before and I wondered if this was the start of it. The doc treated me like I was an idiot for asking for a check of him. She told me that he did not have Pandas and when I asked her the second question about it, and maybe just getting some bloodwork, she asked me "why are you so obsessed with this?" Right in front of my son. I was so mad. she then told me he needs counseling and that then we may need to consider medicine if that does not help with his worrying! What the heck!
I left after she finally decided to do a CBC and I decided that I need a new pedi. ok, that was last week. She called me yesterday to tell me his strep levels were high-she refused to tell me how high, just said "it doesn't matter" and told me that she is going to treat it and to recheck in one month. Then she went on to tell me that "some" doctors are not in line with her and the whole medical community's thinking and I got the feeling she was trying to tell me to stay away from more natural thinking docs. The whole thing was very weird and left me wondering : Could this be Pandas? Is it something else and where do I go from here? Has anyone's child had elevated strep and suden onset of anxiety?
Sorry so long