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Doctor insights on: Doxycyline And Melatonin

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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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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 melatonin addictive?

Is melatonin addictive?

No addiction: There is no risk of developing a physiological dependence or addiction to melatonin -- meaning that your brain will not become dependent upon melatonin. Yet, as with any behavior (ie, the act of taking melatonin every night before bed) can become "addicting" or habitual thus causing a psychological addiction to needing to take melatonin for help you sleep. ...Read more

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Does melatonin work as a valium?

No: Melatonin is a zeibgeber - it signals the body that it is dark outside (and time to go to sleep). It is not a sleeping pill. Valium (diazepam) increases GABA activity in the brain, reduces anxiety, makes you sleepy, lasts for more than two days in the body. ...Read more

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Ok to take melatonin and valerian?

Ok to take melatonin and valerian?

Typically yes: Both are considered safe at pretty liberal doses. However, if you have other medical problems or are on other medications, talk to a doctor or pharmacist first. ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to melatonin?

Melatonin: Yes, you can and you won't have a problem.
On the other hand, if you are concerned you don't need Melatonin regularly. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 year old melatonin?

Can I give my 2 year old melatonin?

Maybe: Though "natural" melatonin has not been studied for normal kids. It is mostly used in autistic children with sleep disturbance or other significant behavioral issues. It is most likely safe, but if you can avoid it then do so until at a safer age of over 3 yrs old. If u give it, start with 0.5 mg and increase slowly to max of 2 mg. Plan to use only for 2-3 wks while u stablish a sleep routine. ...Read more

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What about melatonin helps you sleep?

What about melatonin helps you sleep?

Hormone: Melatonin is prduced by your pineal gland in your brain and increases with darkness. One of the mechanisms of melatonin is to inhibit microtubules in the brain. These are cellular tubes that push your neurotransmtters from the inside to the outside of the cell. This decreases your exciteatory chemicals and makes you sleepy. ...Read more

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Can Melatonin be used with Temazapam?

Yes, but...: I assume you are using BOTH for sleeping aides. The temazapam is a controlled substance and should be monitored closely by your Dr. Especially at 74 yo because as we get older, these type meds may increase fall risk, lethargy, etc., whereas the melatonin is a natural substance and may benefit you alone, so discuss with your Tx doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe to take for jet lag?

Is melatonin safe to take for jet lag?

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 and jet lag symptoms. In addition, the combination of morning exposure to bright light and shifting the sleep schedule one hour earlier each day for three days prior to eastward travel may lessen symptoms of jet lag. Use from 0.5 to 5mg - before bed. ...Read more

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Could one with anxiety take melatonin?

Could one with anxiety take melatonin?

It is possible for: An individual with sleep problems who suffers from anxiety to take melatonin. Ensure that excellent sleep hygiene is used as well. 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. ...Read more

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Can 13 year old boy take 5mg melatonin?

Can 13 year old boy take 5mg melatonin?

Can or should?: A 3-5 mg dose is usually well tolerated as a sleep aid by kids at this age. Be aware that the dosing needs of each kid is not well established and some may do well on 1 mg and poorly on 5 or vice versa. It does tend to produce grogginess and should never be taken prior to activities like bike riding, swimming or other sports. ...Read more

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Explain the use of melatonin in tanning.

Melatonin: Please go online to Wikipedia and read about melatonin.
There are many other articles on the topic -some good, some not so good, but worthwhile reading.

Personally I don't think it wise to use melatonin to increas. Your skin color. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin every night?

It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 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. ...Read more

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