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Is it safe to take 1.5 mg melatonin 4-5x week? It helps me tremendously. Does your body start to produce less due to supplementing with it?

Is it safe to take 1.5 mg melatonin 4-5x week? It helps me tremendously. Does your body start to produce less due to supplementing with it?

Safe: See no real problem at this point, and really will not profoundly affect brain chemistry, but if you have a sleep disorder, best to uncover cause, as more specific approaches could be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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Is 15 mg of melatonin to much for 5 foot 1 130 lbs?

Is 15 mg of melatonin to much for 5 foot 1 130 lbs?

Probably: The dose is not based on weight,

Having Insomnia requires multiple forms of treatment ; have they been explored?

The 5-10mg dose is where I prefer to advise patients to go.

Make sure that the causes of insomnia are identified and good sleep hygiene and broad approaches are used. ...Read more

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Would it be beneficial to take 1.5 - 3 mg of melatonin in the middle of the night if I wake up and have trouble falling back to sleep?

Would it be beneficial to take 1.5 - 3 mg of melatonin in the middle of the night if I wake up and have trouble falling back to sleep?

NO: But you may try a higher dose. It is important that you take it 1-2 hrs before sleep, not at bedtime, for it to work the best. Please give it 3-7 days before you call it quits and try something else. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe?

Is melatonin safe?

Agree W Dr. Jacobsen: Concur that with the exceptions he listed that Melatonin is a safe approach to insomnia. ...Read more

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Is melatonin addicting?

No!: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain; used as an over-the-counter sleep aid, it does not cause physical dependence which some of the prescribed medications might. ...Read more

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Melatonin side affects?

Melatonin: Headaches, nausea, grogginess, irritability, hypothermia, & postural hypotension. Such symptoms are mild & transient. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take melatonin?

Should not be a prob: There are not very many known side effects of melatonin. My advice "do not take it for long term sleep problems" just use it for the days you have problems with sleep cycle. Because we do not know long term effects of taking it. Look for USP certified dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Drowsy, weak, shakey: People feel drowsy, weak, and disoriented when they take excessive amounts of this drug. They may also feel shaky and notice a headache, . Some people begin having psychotic thoughts and feeling depressed, which can be harmful in itself. ...Read more

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Research on melatonin pills?

Not sure: Melatonin is not classified by the fda as a "drug" like Ambien or Lunesta (eszopiclone) so there is not too much info in the us. It is available over the counter for sleep. For good information you must look into european websites and journals where this has been used for more years than here. ...Read more

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Why is melatonin bad for you?

Typically not bad: Melatonin is not "bad" for you if taken within normal dosages. Melatonin can help regulate sleep rhythms, if taken daily in moderate doses. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be taken daily?

Everyday: I am assuming that what you have meant is can it be taken consecutive days. Otherwise if you question is regarding can it be taken during the day, that could be a problem. It should be taken in the evening when it is getting dark to help synchronize your body clock to get sleepy about 4 hours after taking. ...Read more

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500mg of melatonin is ok to take?

500mg of melatonin is ok to take?

No, that would be a: Massive dose. Use excellent sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin every night?

Catch your zzz's: Yes, you can take melatonin every night. It is safe and works well. Wishing you sweet dreams! ...Read more

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How should I safely use melatonin?

Melatonin: Please go on-line and read up about melatonin.

It is predominantly linked to animals - not humans - but from time to time it can be helpful with sleep disorder. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Can you take melatonin every night?

Can you take melatonin every night?

It appears so: Hi. I've seen a wide range of clinical effectiveness between individuals, but I know of no data to suggest it's not safe to take every night. Melatonin seems to be very safe. ...Read more

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Does taking melatonin every night bad?

Melatonin: Melatonin if taken to help you sleep at night and taken as directed should be safe. This is a substance your pineal gland produces to help regulate your sleep awake cycle. ...Read more

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What can occur if I took 5 melatonin?

If you took 5 1 mg: Melatonin tablets - that might be effective for sleep. If you take 5 10 mg of melatonin - then you would have taken an overdose. Always start with lowest dose in order to be able to determine which is the lowest dosage that is effective for you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on melatonin?

OD on Melatonin: Possible, so is true with any medication or supplement at toxic doses. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take melatonin every night?

It is preferable not: To. However, many patients do. My first question is are you checking your sleep habits meticulously? Sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. ...Read more

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What to do if I took 50 mg of melatonin?

What to do if I took 50 mg of melatonin?

That is an: Overdose. If you took this large an overdose - please seek evaluation at an emergency room. Don't drive yourself as you could fall asleep at the wheel. Symptoms of melatonin overdose may include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, confusion, seizures, headaches, liver problems ; psychosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on melatonin?

Few studies done.: "There are very few short-term and no long-term safety data. Toxicological studies have shown that a lethal dose could not be obtained even at extremely high doses. " What that means, is that there may be but we don't know for sure. So don't try it. You would hate to be the "case report" for a serious complication from high dose melatonin. If you feel like harming yourself, please go to the ER ...Read more

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What happens if I take 15mg of melatonin?

What happens if I take 15mg of melatonin?

May improve sleep: The range of effective doses for melatonin can vary from person to person. The maximum dose recommended is 20 mg. Check with your physician about any possible interactions with your medications. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe and how much can I take?

Commonly used: Many people have reported response with dosage up to 3mg per day. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe a month after expiration?

Safe: It is safe but the potency and effectiveness declines over time. Discard it and get a new bottle even so. ...Read more

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What is the overdosage amount for melatonin?

What is the overdosage amount for melatonin?

>10 mg: Recommended dose is up to 10 mg per night. Larger doses may produce excessive drowsiness. Other central nervous system depressants may enhance the effects of melatonin. ...Read more

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Can melatonin help when travelling west too?

Westward ho!: Melatonin is very helpful when traveling West, maybe even more so than traveling East. That said, there should be no harm from taking it in both directions.
Hope your travel is for fun and enjoyment. ...Read more

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What would happen if I overdosed on melatonin?

What would happen if I overdosed on melatonin?

That depends on how: High the overdose was. A melatonin overdose could lead to symptoms like marked sedation, headache, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, low blood pressure, dizziness, confusion, disorientation, tremor, liver problems, weakness & seizures. If you are having strong thoughts of self-harm, please have someone take you to the er or call 911 for transport. ...Read more

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