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How Much Melatonin Is Safe To Take At Once 130 Pounds
Is it safe to take 10 mg melatonin and 50 mg diphenhydramine HCl an hour before bed almost every night? I have trouble getting to sleep most nights.
Start with 1 mg: I do not recommend high doses that is often by health professionals. Melatonin is a natural chemical secreted by cells in certain parts of the brain. A poor sleep pattern, perhaps caused by change in normal body's diurnal rhythm (long air flights, night shift work, long hours of study at night) can be helped by melatonin, but suggest 1mg, 2mg, 3mg, each for 1 week; no help? Fogetaboitit-:). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much melatonin is safe to take? My prescription sleep pill is too strong but melatonin is too weak. I usually take 6mg. 170lb, 16, female.
Melatonin: does not work for everyone. 6 mg is the standard dose. You can try 9 mg for a few days. Let you psychiatrist know you are having insomnia. They may want to make an adjustment in your medication. Read about good sleep hygiene if you have not already done so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melatonin: Unless otherwise advised by your doctor, yes it is safe. ...Read more
Better be safe: I would not see a problem but better be safe and avoid all additional stuff. ...Read more
Avoid combo: Avoid taking this combination, as it may increase risk of seizures. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Pills: Why can't you take pills? I think it is time to discuss this with a psychologist. ...Read more
Probably safe: Melatonin is secreted by the pineal gland and acts to regulate the body's sleep/wake cycle. Its use as a supplement has been proposed for multiple reasons; improved sleep, chronic fatique and autism are just a few. No serious toxic effects are reported, but caution is advised when used with other sedative meds or when anticoagulents or dibetic meds are involved. Talk to your doc to learn more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to take 5mg Melatonin with my Valium at night? I take 15mg Valium a day total, 5mg of it at night. Is this safe?
Melatonin and valium: The real question is why you are taking either of these. A consult with a Psychologist would be a good idea. No you are not crazy but Psychologists can add a lot to your overall health. ...Read more
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