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PANDAS Suicidal Thoughts & OCD Ruining Teen's Life

Author: Kathy D.
Skill: Aromatherapist
Date: 08-13-2014
Views: 6,158
Word Count: 478
Questions Received: 12
Testimonial ID: 10039-OR
Scientific Studies: 1

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Therapeutic-grade essential oils have basically changed our lives. Approximately 2.5 years ago my son was diagnosed with mononucleosis (which was initially diagnosed as strep), and life has never been the same since that time.

He became severely depressed and obsessive and began having small tics, such as blinking his eyes at the same time very noticeably and often. He became withdrawn and stared into space like he was not even in the room with us.

The obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was ruining his life. His obsessive thoughts were so absurd, and he could not tell the difference between reality and what he was thinking in his mind. After going to our pediatrician and ultimately a psychologist -- with no help -- I had to rely upon myself for answers.

After researching night and day, it was my opinion that he was suffering from PANDAS. Unfortunately, not many doctors know anything about it, and we were left on our own again. We went to a psychologist, two psychiatrists, and a counselor. And after a year and a half, we had no choice but to put our son on antidepressants, as suicidal thoughts were rampant.

Neither my husband nor I have ever been on antidepressants. However, it was to the point that we could not leave our son alone, as we were afraid for his life. The Lexapro did help and got him through the suicidal thoughts, but it also made him numb. We were distraught about putting a 16-year-old on an antidepressant, but it was the only thing left to do... SO WE THOUGHT!

We were still looking for another answer when I happened to see a Facebook post from a friendm the same friend whose account this is under, about PANDAS. So I privately and reluctantly emailed her. THANK GOD I DID! That email was the best thing that I have ever done, and she ultimately became my sponsor in the company we purchase our oils from.

She sent me articles and websites, as we wanted to review the company and the essential oils before using them. After sitting down with my husband and son, we decided to go forward with using essential oils. We initially put our son on Frankincense, Copaiba (for the inflammation), and Tranquil (for when he had the OCD attacks).

Within a month our son was feeling better and asked if he could wean himself off the Lexapro. Within two months he was off the Lexapro entirely. Our son now only uses the Frankincense sporadically, but he does not go anywhere without his Tranquil or Stress Away. It is like a MIRACLE! God has answered our prayers!

Since my son experienced these results, I have started using essential oils myself slowly but surely. I am completely convinced that these essential oils have saved my son and our family and will be FOREVER GRATEFUL to my sponsor and therapeutic-grade essential oils!

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Supporting Scientific Study
Several scientific studies link essential oils to various related aspects of PANDAS.Link

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