Doctor Q&A for Dr. Melanie Alarcio

A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not infection: There is a condition called pandas or pans that is immune-mediated and part of the treatment is using antibiotics. Some of these kids manifest "autis ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sometimes: This is a sodium channel blocker that is an anti-seizure but has an effect on other brain receptors. It can also increase amounts of serotonin, Dopami ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
You need to eat: One of adderall's side effects is loss of appetite and if you are not eating, you may end up lacking some vitamins and minerals your body needs and th ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
A sleep disorder: Sleep paralysis is a feeling of being conscious but unable to move. It is believed a result of disrupted rem sleep. While terrifying, it does not pose ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Neurology consult: You need to go see a neurologist, especially if this occurs frequently - there are several differential diagnosis for your symptoms, including, migrai ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: Most people with epilepsy live a full and healthy life, and should not spend time worrying about potential epilepsy-related catastrophes. While epilep ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the ner ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
OT and neuropsych: A neuropsychologist can diagnose a sensory processing disorder and an occupational therapist and a psychologist usually works with them. There is a ne ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Rescue & Preventive: Some migraines respond to an NSAID (ibuprofen, naproxen) alone and something with caffeine but the usual rescue mediation for a migraine are the tript ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
33 years experience Pediatric Neurology
It depends: This will depend on what the sleeping pill was and whether the one who read the eeg is aware that the patient had taken a sleeping pill. Sedating medi ... Read More
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