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Old 01-08-2005, 06:54 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what, if any, the negative consequences of using melatonin regularly are. I've heard that your body will stop producing it's own melatonin, but I don't know if this is a valid statement. Also, sometimes I take as much as 9 mg, when the recommended maximum dose is 3 mg. I take it almost every night. Also, what are some good, reliable books that provide accurate information about herbs? Thanks.

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Old 01-08-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Melatonin...

I am an Insomniac I wish this worked for me. My hubby can take half a 3mg and sleep for 12 hours. I took up to eight in 4 hours and still was wide awake. I have tried them now and then thinking that I just consumed way to much caffine on that day that I had taken 8. They make me doze off but they give me the weirdest dreams that wake me up. I should really dedicate my body to science cause my body chemistry is way messed up.


Old 01-09-2005, 04:50 AM   #3
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Re: Melatonin...

I have no concerns taking melatonin. I haven’t heard nor could a quick search find anything on stopping to produce your own melatonin. I do think I feel more tired when I wake up after taking melatonin, but it passes. So on a daily bases I take other supplements and then melatonin as needed. I don’t think there are any known long term side effects.

Old 01-12-2005, 11:34 AM   #4
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Re: Melatonin...

I have taken the Melatonin and I and mother both woke up with vivid horrible dreams and were crying in the middle of the night. We were at a hotel and took the melatonin to help us sleep. we never took the Melatonin again!

Old 01-12-2005, 12:04 PM   #5
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Re: Melatonin...

I cut the 3mg dose into four pieces. One piece (0.75 mg) is enough for me.

The full dose of 3mg gave me dreams and woke me up after 3 to 4 hours

Old 01-12-2005, 02:12 PM   #6
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Re: Melatonin...

You should try Valerian since the melatonin causes you weird dreams. It did for my husband - so a combo of valerian and Cal/mag/zinc does the tricK for him.

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