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The pediatrician didn't know this????.wtf

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Ok so my 18 month old niece has had some sleep issues lately. It's been going on since she turned 1 where she hardly sleeps or wakes up all night long. They did a Epilepsy/sleep study and everything came out fine. But she is still not sleeping,therefore she is becoming violent. I told SIL about checking her melatonin level(someone here advice me on that) well the ped told my SIL that she didn't know what kind of test that was. I'm like Wtf.
by on May. 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM
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kaylasmom22
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:17 PM
cause she is not my child lol,and Im not sure if she will if her doctor doesn't ok it.

Quoting shadowkisses:

why not just give her the melatonin? 

bmw29
by Buttcrackncornchips on May. 1, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Maybe she needs a regular sleep study. It sounds like all they were looking for was epilepsy. When ds had his done he had already had a sleep deprived EEG so while they would have noticed any seizure activity they were checking for everything. He has early onset RLS and was being kicked out of his REM stage sleep an average of 67 times per minute. He also sleep walks/talks and has night terrors. He's almost 12 now and we are all chronically sleep deprived due to his sleep issues so I feel for your SIL.

Quoting kaylasmom22:

She went to a Epilepsy center and was monitored over night. Epilepsy was ruled out but the baby its not sleeping.

Quoting bmw29:

I've never heard of anyone being tested for it either. Ds takes it every night because he has RLS. Did she have an actual sleep study done or a sleep deprived EEG?


kaylasmom22
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Oh wow,she is going in June to see the neuro I'm going to tell her to ask about it. My mom told me while the baby is sleeping she will suddenly move like a jump type movement. Sort of like scare

Quoting bmw29:

Maybe she needs a regular sleep study. It sounds like all they were looking for was epilepsy. When ds had his done he had already had a sleep deprived EEG so while they would have noticed any seizure activity they were checking for everything. He has early onset RLS and was being kicked out of his REM stage sleep an average of 67 times per minute. He also sleep walks/talks and has night terrors. He's almost 12 now and we are all chronically sleep deprived due to his sleep issues so I feel for your SIL.

Quoting kaylasmom22:

She went to a Epilepsy center and was monitored over night. Epilepsy was ruled out but the baby its not sleeping.



Quoting bmw29:

I've never heard of anyone being tested for it either. Ds takes it every night because he has RLS. Did she have an actual sleep study done or a sleep deprived EEG?


bmw29
by Buttcrackncornchips on May. 1, 2013 at 9:27 PM
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That sounds fairly common but I do know that ds's sleeping problems started in infancy so there could be any number of things going on. I would tell her to have them recommend a sleep specialist too. My son's neuro did  NOTHING for his sleep issues and didn't even really want to talk about it.

Quoting kaylasmom22:

Oh wow,she is going in June to see the neuro I'm going to tell her to ask about it. My mom told me while the baby is sleeping she will suddenly move like a jump type movement. Sort of like scare

Quoting bmw29:

Maybe she needs a regular sleep study. It sounds like all they were looking for was epilepsy. When ds had his done he had already had a sleep deprived EEG so while they would have noticed any seizure activity they were checking for everything. He has early onset RLS and was being kicked out of his REM stage sleep an average of 67 times per minute. He also sleep walks/talks and has night terrors. He's almost 12 now and we are all chronically sleep deprived due to his sleep issues so I feel for your SIL.

Quoting kaylasmom22:

She went to a Epilepsy center and was monitored over night. Epilepsy was ruled out but the baby its not sleeping.



Quoting bmw29:

I've never heard of anyone being tested for it either. Ds takes it every night because he has RLS. Did she have an actual sleep study done or a sleep deprived EEG?



kitty8199
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Melatonin. Hormone that makes you sleep.

Quoting IamMex11:

serotonin?

shadowkisses
by Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:49 PM

okay well I didn't mean you give it to her literally what I meant was I don't understand why she wouldn't try it. The pediatrician can recommend melatonin without doing a blood drawl. They did it for my ds who wouldn't sleep as a tot and we never had a blood test. Seems unnecessary to do a blood test for this. 

Quoting kaylasmom22:

cause she is not my child lol,and Im not sure if she will if her doctor doesn't ok it.

Quoting shadowkisses:

why not just give her the melatonin? 


kaylasmom22
by Silver Member on May. 1, 2013 at 9:51 PM
Lol I know,im going to talk to her about it.thanks

Quoting shadowkisses:

okay well I didn't mean you give it to her literally what I meant was I don't understand why she wouldn't try it. The pediatrician can recommend melatonin without doing a blood drawl. They did it for my ds who wouldn't sleep as a tot and we never had a blood test. Seems unnecessary to do a blood test for this. 

Quoting kaylasmom22:

cause she is not my child lol,and Im not sure if she will if her doctor doesn't ok it.



Quoting shadowkisses:

why not just give her the melatonin? 


AmiJanell
by on May. 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM

 

I'm a pediatrics nurse,  and I've never heard of a test for that either.

Quoting alexsmomaubrys2:

I'm a lab assistant (draw blood) and I've never heard of a test for Melatonin.


 

ditsyjo
by Gold Member on May. 2, 2013 at 12:25 AM

if that doesn't help have her adnoids checked...if they are enlarged they can be a real issue

trainlady
by Bronze Member on May. 3, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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Either the sil asked the question using the wrong word or she seriously needs a new pediatrician. and quickly. This is not normal for an 18 month old

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