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Negative Side Effects Of Melatonin
Considering taking something to help me sleep on way to singapore. What are side effects of melatonin?
What is the point of the hetlioz medication, since it is really just an analogue of melatonin, also with more side effects?
Melatonin and sleep: Pasimelton is different than melatonin.Tasimelteon is an agonist at melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors. These receptors are thought to be involved in the control of circadian rhythms. ...Read more
Yes you can but why do you need to?
If you have trouble falling asleep after a busy day it is time to see a Psychologist to decide whether this might be "emotional" or reflect a sleep disorder. ...Read more
Can i take melatonin? I am having a little trouble to sleep.. Its jitters, melatonin have side effects?
You can try it: You can try it 2-3 before the target bedtime, the only concern the morning hung over, try 1 mg first. ...Read more
Thinking of starting melatonin at night. Is this a good idea. Any hang over side effects during the day?
Melatonin: Ck w/your doc first and don't take w/other sleeping meds or if pregnant. Melatonin (a hormone) can be helpful for sleep. Take one hour prior to going to bed and a very small dose--many folks take 1 or 2 mg. Peace and good health. I've not seen any "hang over" side effects. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are any side effects with taking Effexor (venlafaxine) and melatonin together?
Melatonin: Some people confuse regular melatonin in material doses of 3-6 mg, with the "homeopathic" form -- manufactured in potencies of 12x, etc. Melatonin in material doses can induce sleep. Some may experience grogginess the next day with it, though. The "homeopathic" form is not a true homeopathic remedy because no provings have been done on it, and it may or may not correspond to your exact symptoms. ...Read more
What are the health benefits of Melatonin, what are the side effects if any? Can it be taken while breastfeeding?
Generally safe: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that seems to exert effect on the body's clock. It is used for jet lag, shift-work disorder, and insomnia. It has been tried for MANY other things: Alzheimer's, depression, headaches, fibromyalgia, and cancer. Reported rare side effects include headache, dizziness, irritability and daytime sleepiness. It's safety in breast-feeding is not known. ...Read more
Toxic state or death:
Any drug overdose may result in a toxic state or death.
The drug overdose is the intake of a drug in quantities larger than are recommended. The cause could be accidental or intentional. "in 2010, there were 38, 329 drug overdose deaths in the us".
The best way to avoid overdose is prevention:
read medication labels
avoid illegal drugs
pay attention when taken multiple drugs. ...Read more
Delayed sleep syndrome, 29 female, PhD student, taking melatonin 300mcg at 8PM daily for last 3months, its working but any long term use side effects?
Based on what I read you may have long term side effects.
I strongly recommend that you see a Psychologist about this. She/he will decide if this is an emotional type issue or a different issue.
The Psychologist will take good care of you!
Please keep me posted. ...Read more
Is it ok th take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and 1mg of melatonin before bed without side effects?
Side effect possible: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin could make a purpose MORE tired and sleepy which could translate into being groggy in the morning thought for all practical purposes, 1 mg. of melatonin is an extremely small amount. Then, again, I don't know anything about your build, your weight, other medications you are taking, etc. etc. so perhaps FOR YOU....1 mg. of melatonin is more than what it may sound. ...Read more
Have been taking melatonin to help me sleep since I've quit smoking. Been taking 6 mg of melatonin a night for 23 nights but heard that's
really bad. Am I able to just stop and minimize the side effects? I have noticed mood changes like crazy (super excit
Some people have:
paradoxical (opposite than expected) effects from Melatonin, including agitation, nightmares and, yes, sleeplessness--the very thing you take it for... (How are you quitting smoking? I wonder if your treatment for that has anything to do with your sx's?) Stopping is OK. Try other OTC sleep aids--Valerian Root, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) herbal teas, etc.
http://insomniactive.com/safe-melatonin-dosage/ ...Read more
Cant take melatonin it causes side effects for me such as water retention what will help me sleep seems like hormones causin this ?
I was consid. sub. Melatonin for seroquel (quetiapine) as I have iss. w/ the side effects. Weigh about 90 lbs what dose of melat. wld be advisable? For Sleep aid?
What's the best way to relieve insomnia side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)? Melatonin, trazodone, clonazepam? I've only had 6 hours of sleep in 2 days.
Side effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) may be Insomnia
Insomnia can also be due to Stresses in life causing Anxiety.
Trazodone is for Depression, Clonazepam is for Anxiety. Both can have side effects.
Consider Melatonin with g:
•Therapy by Psychiatrist
•Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life.
•Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim.
•Visual imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more
Pretty safe: But, long-term use could lead to decreasing benefit if taken at too frequent intervals and at escalating amounts. But typically, can last a lot longer than many prescription sleeping pills. ...Read more
Will Melatonin (10 mg) help relieve stress/depression-induced insomnia for a patient with postoperative breast cancer? Any side effects(such as addiction or hormone change)?
None that I know of bit here is a good over-view of the side effects:
http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-940-melatonin.aspx?activeingredientid=940 ...Read more
Melatonin: Regular advised dosage will cause no problem and should be taken one hour before going to bed ...Read more
Hi! I'm 23 and have been experiencing hot flashes, and needles/ prickly feeling on both sides of my neck. Can melatonin be the cause of this?
Unlikely but you must see your primary doctor as soon as you can.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Does melatonin have a positive or negative affect on a thyroid that is
not producing enough hormone?
Melatonin & thyroid: Melatonin is produced in the brain and has no affect on the thyroid gland at all. The same is true for melatonin pills. ...Read more
Right leg feels swollen but isnt,startd last night after 3mg melatonin.have also two painful,sometimes oozy lumps either side of groin for few months?
Lumps: You need to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. Things should be OK. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
I take Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam is it ok to take my atenolol and melatonin at night the Zoloft (sertraline) side interactions said no. Advise thanks?
Yes it's ok: There are no known interactions between the medications you list other than when combined they can make you sleepier than with just one of them. ...Read more
I take 100mg sertraline daily. Is it okay to take melatonin supplements to aid sleep whilst flying to other side of world?
Absolutely OK: Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland. Melatonin levels decline predictably with age. Melatonin supplementation has a wide range of beneficial effects--not just as a sleep aid. It is a "regulator of regulators," and helps maintain circadian rhythms of other hormones, as well. Doses as high as 500 mg/day have been taken for prolonged periods without adverse effects. ...Read more
Heart fibrillation & REM sleep behaviour disorder. melatonin will help with RBD but will it have a side effect on heart condition(also has low BP)?
Not sure: It isn't clear if the patient has tried melatonin for a REM sleep disorder or not...if you are asking whether melatonin has potential heart effects, it certainly can. Nonetheless, without more specifics, it is difficult at best to speculate. Suggest the patient's local doctor be consulted in order to assess both the REM sleep disorder, the heart issues, and use of this or other medications. ...Read more
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