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Doctor insights on: Uses Of Melatonin For Aggressive Behavior

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Aggression (Definition)

Complex, no single definition brief it is the behavior directed at an animate or intimate object resulting in damage. Be it physical, verbal, or emotional, the object always suffers damages that can be as severe as death or total incapacity. Predatory, sex-related or inter-male aggression are examples observed and induced by need for sustenance, competing for ...Read more


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Is it safe for teenagers to use melatonin?

Is it safe for teenagers to use melatonin?

Must ask why need it: Although melatonin is quite safe in the recommended doseages and has been used in children as young as 6 months and up..To help with troubled-sleeping issue...Often trouble with falling asleep or jetlag issues etc...
I would do is first to find out why the teen needs this-consult doc.
Avoid use with other meds that can cause drowsiness and some blood pressure meds--
good luck. ...Read more

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Fibromyalgia pain, is it okay to use melatonin?

Fibromyalgia pain, is it okay to use melatonin?

Fibromyalgia : Fibromyalgia patients can take melatonin, but melatonin will not likely have any effect on the pain. ...Read more

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Can melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be mix and safe to use together?

Can melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) be mix and safe to use together?

Yes: But both have sedative properties and can lead to some hangover effects in the morning if taken for sleep, take as low a dose of melatonin as possible, 90min before desired sleep time. ...Read more

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Can I take 10mg melatonin and use magnesium oil for sleep? I should be okay because they're both natural, right?

Can I take 10mg melatonin and use magnesium oil  for sleep? I should be okay because  they're both natural, right?

Might help: Give these a try to see if they can help your insomnia. They have no side effects and should not be a problem. These are both refined products and are not quite natural any more than white sugar is "not" natural. The definitions of natural are very nebulous and undefined so beware of depending too much on this labeling. Poison ivy is certainly natural, but that does not mean it is not toxic. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

I've been experiencing extreme tiredness. Getting on average 7.5 hrs of sleep. Tried melatonin. Has caused to use all vacation and sick time.

Tiredness: This is very abnormal. You need to contact your doctor for a full examination to determine the cause of the tiredness. There are a great many possibilities. ...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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Does regular use of melatonin cause prolactin or cortisol to become elevated?

Does regular use of melatonin cause prolactin or cortisol to
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Melatonin & Prolacti: There was one study in perimenopausal women showed that melatonin increases gonadotropins & prolactin levels & lowers fsh (follicular stimulating hormone) levels in 6 out of 7 women in the study. ...Read more

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Can you use melatonin to help your child sleep? If yes, then what dose for a 6 year old?

Can you use melatonin to help your child sleep?  If yes, then what dose for a 6 year old?

Usual starting...: ...Dose would be 1 to 3 milligrams at bedtime; it can be increased to at least 6 if not effective at lower dosages. ...Read more

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Are there any melatonin receptor antagonists, especially ones that people can use during the daytime?

Rozerum: Rozerum is the only melatonin receptor agonist on the market. It is approved for shift work disorder. ...Read more

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I've been considering taking melatonin pills to help me sleep at night. From what I've read, they are mostly safe to use. Is this accurate?

I've been considering taking melatonin pills to help me sleep at night. From what I've read, they are mostly safe to use. Is this accurate?

Short term use: Melatonin is considered safe for short term use to improve sleep hygiene. You can start with 1 mg and titrate up to 3 mg based on response. ...Read more

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Can I use melatonin to help me sle ep throughout the night?

Can I use melatonin to help me sle ep throughout the night?

Yes, best when : Combined with great 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, warm >. ...Read more

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Can the night time use of melatonin lead to daytime fatigue? I take it at 7:30pm, go to bed at 9pm and wake at 5am.

Can the night time use of melatonin lead to daytime fatigue? I take it at 7:30pm, go to bed at 9pm and wake at 5am.

Maybe in some people: Some people who used melatonin have complained of daytime sleepiness as a side effect, among some other mild side effects. However, people use melatonin to treat sleep problems and jet lag, which means these people are already having daytime sleepiness or daytime fatigue problems. That makes it hard to figure out. One can try changing the dose and/or the timing of the dose to see what happens. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on the use of melatonin to help with sleep problems associated with a week of night-shift work?

What is your opinion on the use of melatonin to help with sleep problems associated with a week of night-shift work?

May help: Quiet bedroom-turn off tv, radio & phone; consider ear plugs; keep temperature cool but comfortable, exercise regularly (not for 3 hours prior to bed). Keep dark!
avoid alcohol, caffeine, large meals or excess fluids before bed. Wear dark sunglasses if driving home in the am and avoid light prior to bed.
Melatonin 3 mg prior to bed may help sleep. If not effective see your doctor for sleep aid. ...Read more

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I'm going to start a clonazepam taper. I take .5mg in the morning and the same at night. What would be a starting dose of melatonin to use?

Melatonin 5mg: Melatonin is available over the counter in many different dosages. There is no standard dosage, however I usually recommend starting with 5mg for an adult dosage. You could go up to 10mg but above 10mg there is not usually much more benefit. I'm glad to hear that you are tapering the clonazepam. I'm always a fan of discontinuing regular use of it because it works best when taken only as needed ...Read more

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Been taking 5 mg melatonin daily for a month, my cycle is regular 28 days. I'm late 6 days, mood swings, am i late because of melatonin use?

Unable to find any: References that list late menses as a possible melatonin side effect. Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives ; other meds, illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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

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Started Suboxone today. Before I was using alprazolam for anxiey. Is it safe to use it during Suboxone or should I avoid taking it? How bout melatonin

Started Suboxone today. Before I was using alprazolam for anxiey. Is it safe to use it during Suboxone or should I avoid taking it? How bout melatonin

Hmmm: It always amazes me that when one abuses both opiods and benzos that they focus on the opioid and not the benzo. You probably won't die but I assure you your life will not improve until you give up the xanax (alprazolam) no matter what your misguided doctor says ...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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Is melatonin 3mg nightly safe for long term use?

Yes: Conventional wisdom is that this is as natural a sleep aid as possible, and safe for longer term use. ...Read more

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Will propranolol use lower melatonin production over time? If I stop using it will melatonin levels go back up?

Propranolol may: boost the effect of the melatonin,so you sleep too much . I don't believe propranolol raises or lowers melatonin levels,at least I can't find a reference that says that ...Read more

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Hi there. I was just wondering if taking Circadin ( Melatonin Release Capsules ) late at night is bad ? I use it for sleep.

Hi there. I was just wondering if taking Circadin ( Melatonin Release Capsules ) late at night is bad ? I use it for sleep.

Melatonin: 28 M Hi there. I was just wondering if taking Circadin ( Melatonin Release Capsules ) late at night is bad ? I use it for sleep. ANS: this is an OTC supplement so can have anything in it besides melatonin. Important to find out why you need sleep help. Then treat the cause. ...Read more

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Is Melatonin safe for me to use for a west 6 time zones jet lag? What is the right dose for me? I am almost 17 and I don't have any diasase. Thanks.

Is Melatonin safe for me to use for a west 6 time zones jet lag? What is the right dose for me? I am almost 17 and I don't have any diasase. Thanks.

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 weight is advised (you may chose to try to sleep. (usually 3 mg) I suggest to pull an all nighter as you are 6 hours out of kilter) ...Read more

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Can the brain stop producing melatonin. I use it every night to sleep now but i ran out.During school i never needed it?

Can the brain stop producing melatonin. I use it every night to sleep now but i ran out.During school i never needed it?

Sleep disorder: See a sleep specialist. Do not worry about your brain making melatonin, instead search for why you are having problems with your sleep pattern. ...Read more

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I'm an insomniac & a light sleeper who uses 6 mg of melatonin and a fan to stay asleep I'm in dorms & I wake up whenever she moves. Any suggestions?

I'm an insomniac & a light sleeper who uses 6 mg of melatonin and a fan to stay asleep I'm  in dorms & I wake up whenever she moves. Any suggestions?

If you sleep in same: bed - separate beds would help. 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. Godo luck. ...Read more

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Where do I get melatonin? Safe to use too. Any particular brands or names?

Where do I get melatonin? Safe to use too. Any particular brands or names?

Anywhere really: Melatonin is over the counter and not by prescription in the US You can get it at any pharmacy, grocery, or health food store. I have no brand name favorites but be a savvy consumer and read ingredient labels. Stay away from added sugars, dyes, fillers, and other JUNK....what you want to pay for is MELATONIN. Careful using melatonin with some prescription medications for depression, etc. ...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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Lose Temper (Definition)

Losing your temper is a symptom in which a person has too much anger, gets angry too quickly, gets angry too easily, or is angry for too long, when compared to the average normal person who experiences a similar situation. Anger is a strong feeling ...Read more