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Melatonin Rules For Sleep Issues


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#16 Bubba's Mom

 
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

You may be absorbing it better now? A good sign you're healing!
Isn't sleep wonderful? :D
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

Here's an article on Melatonin.
If you scroll down you can read all of the things it can treat. Even restless leg syndrome.
http://en.wikipedia....lbladder_stones
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:55 PM

I take Mid-Nite which is a melatonin med that's gluten-free. I love it because it will put me to sleep, but I hate that I never actually stay asleep for more than two hours at a time. I am the worst sleeper! Always have been and I just want to be one of those people who can sleep the day away. lol
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#19 RogerHoff

 
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 09:06 AM

I found a product that has melatonin in it and it is GLUTEN FREE! It is made by a company called Liquid Health. It is called Sleep Well. And it works as it says. It helped me to sleep well.

I've also tried a couple of other products that have Valerian root and 5HTP in it. These products are great for helping me not be so restless.
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#20 love2travel

 
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 06:59 PM

Am trying the Melatonin 10 mg and nothing. Nil. Zip. Zilch. However, my insomnia is the worst all my doctors have ever seen. I can go several days without even falling asleep, sadly... :(
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:12 PM

Am trying the Melatonin 10 mg and nothing. Nil. Zip. Zilch. However, my insomnia is the worst all my doctors have ever seen. I can go several days without even falling asleep, sadly... :(

l2t, Have you ever tried old-school antihistamines like Rx Vistaril?
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:20 PM

l2t, Have you ever tried old-school antihistamines like Rx Vistaril?

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.
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

Get this - I slept wonderfully well most nights in Istria.

Amazing! Do you plan to move there permanently at some point, or is that not feasible?
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:34 PM

Amazing! Do you plan to move there permanently at some point, or is that not feasible?


Yes, we do; at least live there about nine months of the year and three here as we have family here. In the meantime I am trying to learn the VERY difficult language - it will take many years and I know I will never speak it - there are too many difficult letters to pronounce. But I would love to be able to understand and read it.

My energy level (even when in pain) is far higher there, too. And our vacations are not regular vacations - we "live" there (well, and we travel around) so deal with accountants, lawyers, etc. (the regular daily stuff we deal with here as well but without the language differences!). Here my pain increases like crazy about 1 or 2 PM and I often must lie down; there I often go hard until about 5 PM (sometimes without lying down even once during the day). It is remarkable.
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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

Meletonin is not so great during the winter. The short days are enough to tell your brain that it is time to sleep. Meletonin works on the same areas in the brain. Personally I have found that winter use resulted in aa zombie like feeling during the mornings if you get up when it is dark in the morning. It works fine for me in the summer. I stopped using it after starting a daily work out regimine.
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

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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#27 Chad Sines

 
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

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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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:30 PM

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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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

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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<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:28 AM

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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