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Melatonin Rules For Sleep Issues
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Thanks for the information on the melatonin. I have started using it and love it. I have to take 10mg and I don't always stay asleep the entire time. However, I like it so much better than ambien. I hope I will be able to decrease my dosage soon. Even if I don't sleep a whole night, I am able to get up and function much better than I could with ambien.

I do want to encourage anyone out there with sleep problems to please get a sleep study peformed. After years of complaining to doctors of my sleep problems and being prescribed sleeping pills, I decided myself to go to a sleep doctor. I did not want to rely on pills for the rest of my life. The big push for me to go,though, was when I was getting very sleepy while driving. I had never been like that before. I found out I have sleep apnea. With my CPAP machine, I am actually getting real sleep now. (Diagnosed just over a year ago). I still have problems getting to sleep and the melatonin is really helping with that. Occasionally, I still wake up too early or in the middle of the night, but not near as much as I was before. I am just glad I found out at such a young age (31) instead of going years without sleeping.

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Did you get a headache with it? Even at 5 mg all I got was a headache without sleep. the 1 mg seems to not do anything for me. My issue is no stage III or IV sleep based on a sleep study.

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I have tried some antihistamines but not Vistaril specifically. Get this - I slept wonderfully well most nights in Istria. True, people tend to sleep better on vacation, but there is something about the sea air and humidity. Well, I'm guessing all that walking helped, too. My skin felt so much better there as well.

I do have a prescription for insomnia that I take once a week for a guaranteed rest. Am still hoping that the longer I am gluten free this will improve. I have been strictly gluten-free now for eight months.

You weren't eating a lot of seafood on vacation were you?

I find that I don't sleep well at all without supplementing omega-3s with fish oil. The typical American diet is horribly omega-3 deficient.

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You weren't eating a lot of seafood on vacation were you?

I find that I don't sleep well at all without supplementing omega-3s with fish oil. The typical American diet is horribly omega-3 deficient.

I was eating a LOT of fresh fish. I also take a lot of omega-3s with fish oil and have for about eight months.

Tried a new batch of 10 mg melatonin and it does absolutely nothing. Cannot even tell I take anything! Will have to stick with my Zopiclone as I need something strong. My pain at night can be excruciating so I am up walking many times almost every single night as I just cannot bear it. As I can only take one Zopiclone per week I get one good night in every seven.

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I just ordered sublingual melatonin from Amazon, so I'll see how it works for me. Chronic sleep maintenance insomnia is dragging me down and it usually gets worse after daylight savings kicks in (next month). Hopefully melatonin helps because I seem to have built up a tolerance to the other OTC meds I was using.

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Has anyone experienced nausea after taking melatonin?

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