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Re: Melatonin - How much ? SLS

Posted by Ron Hill on January 19, 2001, at 13:28:30

In reply to Re: Melatonin - How much ?, posted by SLS on January 12, 2001, at 22:27:47


Just an FYI. Last night I tried multiple dosing of sublingual melatonin. Today I am experiencing side effects that are almost verbatim as you wrote in your 1/12/01 post. However, I think my next day symptoms are less severe than what you experienced.

I took 2.5 mg just prior to bedtime (9 pm), another 2.5 mg upon waking at 11:45 am, and another 2.5 mg upon waking at 3:00 am. The last dose was taken in violation of your advice, but I always have to try things for myself before I fully believe. :)

The good news is that the melatonin put me to sleep (and back to sleep) and that I got a good nights rest, waking up at 6:30 am. The bad news is that I woke with a noticable (but not severe) headache, feel somewhat groggy, and a little grumpy (depression?).

Please keep us in babble-land informed regarding what you end-up using to successfully treat your insomnia. I'm going to titrate my melatonin dose downward to see if there exists a dose that provides the positive benefits without the next day side effects.

-- Ron

> Dear Mary,
> Now you tell me.
> No, I didn't know.
> What are the details?
> I decided to try the melatonin last night. I took one 3mg tablet right before bed at 10:30pm. I was told that I could take two, but I figured I'd take the one, then if I awoke in the middle of the night, I'd take the second. Well, 3:00am came around and I awoke. So, just as planned, I took the second dose. Within fifteen or twenty minutes, I did not like the way I was feeling. I definitely suffered today. I felt groggy. It was sort of like a hangover. Sort of more depressed. The only thing I could figure is that I phase-delayed my cycle, an action that is well-known to cause or make worse depression. Your post helps me put things into perspective.
> Thanks for the input. It really helps.
> Sincerely,
> Scott




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