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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
25 years experience Geriatrics
Yes its a relatively: Benign pill to take though whether it will help you is a separate question. Good luck.
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Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
AASM guidlines: When time at destination is expected to be brief, keeping home-based sleep hours, rather than adopting destination sleep hours, may reduce sleepiness ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: This is a great website with some good advice on jet lag.http://www.melatonin.com/jet_lag.php. Homeopathic arnica 200c 2 pellets three times a day for ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Safe: Time zone shifts resolve in a few days. many people just stay up all night and go to bed when they are sleepy the next day. The lowest dose for your w ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Jet lag: Melatonin doses as low as 0.5 mg have been helpful for treatment of Jet lag. Hydrate really well wi water, before, during & after travel. Stretch ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dahmes
46 years experience Psychiatry
No: The CNS of an infant is substantially different than that of an adult. The limbic system and reticular activating system are incompletely formed. T ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Melatonin: A simple answer - YES! Safe travels.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Varies for many: There are all kinds of supposed remedies for jet lag, and what works for one person may not work for another. Some people even try and keep their sam ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Lacambra
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes!: Melatonin levels in your body spike at bedtime, and the general advice is to try taking it when you want to fall asleep. Try 1-3 mg at bedtime the f ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
Increase Melatonin: Jet lag is a mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external time of your surroundings. Your internal clock is set by both sunlight an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Melatonin is not supposed to be used in young people and kids.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Melatonin is an: uncontrolled substance, as are all supplements, therefore physicians cannot say whether or not it is safe to use for either situation. Ask your primar ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Melatonin is safe to use as a sleep aid. It will not interact with prozac (fluoxetine).
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