Melatonin Cures

Side Effects

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Posted by Gertjr (Madison) on 09/16/2020
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I've been taking a, for me, high dose of melatonin for insomnia. I've been taking 10 mg at 7, another 10 mg at 8 and one more at 9, then off to bed. The first night I slept fine, next night not so great and, but the third night, was having stomach troubles. So, I backed off for a week. I then to 10 mg at 7 and, at 9, took a 10 mg timed release tablet. I kept waking up but my concern is that I was dizzy. I had to be careful getting up and then was fine. So I stopped it for several days.

Then, last night, I took a 5 mg regular tablet and, during the night, woke up dizzy. Even at the gym this morning, doing barbell bench presses, I was dizzy upon sitting up. So, is this the melatonin or something else? I stay hydrated and my blood pressure was good (I took it several times), so it's not that.

Possibly low blood sugar? I had not eaten for some time when it happened. Any thoughts? I swim, so wonder if it's not my ears? I do not have vertigo during my normal day, only upon rising from flat to sitting (of course I don't stand until it passes). I don't want to visit a dr until I've eliminated other causes. Thanks. I really need relief of the insomnia! I've taking benadryl and want to stop.

Replied by Bbhe
(Nyc)
09/21/2020

I definitely feel your pain. I had insomnia for years. Turned out it was gluten. (Yeah, I thought I'd tried eliminating it, but I guess I hadn't. If I get even a pinch of flour, ping, eyes wide open all night long.) Melatonin makes me loopy as well unless I take a tiny tiny dose. Also, if I do high intensity workouts sometimes that makes it worse, especially if I'm fasted.

GOOD LUCK and SWEET DREAMS.


Side Effects
Posted by Manti (Tulsa, OK) on 07/31/2009

I was wondering about the use of melatonin..some use it as a sleep aid and i've heard it works really well..is there any other uses..are there any side effects of the oral form, is there any longterm side effects noted from using it?

Replied by Stacey
(Greensboro, Nc)
08/04/2009
0 out of 5 stars

Hi Manti,

I use to take melatonin, but stopped because of two side effects. One side effect was that it acted as a diuretic, so I really didn't get much sleep b/c of running to the bathroom. The other was very real dreams. It got to the point that I could not figure out if I had really had conversations with people in my dreams versus reality. Melatonin is actually a hallucinagen your body naturally produces. I guess when you add more of the chemical to your body, it coases you to dream more realistically.


Where to Buy: UK

Posted by Katie (London) on 02/08/2021

One of my friends has just been diagnosed with covid and she is higher risk so I'm worried. I am in the UK where melatonin is not available. I've been looking at buying melatonin from pharmacies in Poland but they only seem to sell 1mg or 3mg so I would need a huge number to ingest 80mg per day for covid-19. Also many refuse to post to the UK.

Can anyone advise me how to buy sufficient quantities from a reputable source?

Replied by Art
(California)
02/08/2021
870 posts

Hi Katie,

I found 10 mg capsules on Ebay UK :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Melatonin-by-Puritans-Pride-Nighttime-Sleep-Aid-Melatonin-10mg-120-Ct-2/174484401347?epid=21027050997&hash=item28a014acc3:g:xyEAAOSw0S1fjAZe

You may have missed my post about Xlear Nasal Spray for Covid-19, but these are the two main components I plan to use if I get Covid-19. Here is a link to that post :

https://www.earthclinic.com/xlear-for-covid-recovery.html

Here is a link to the product on Amazon UK :

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Xlear-Sinus-Saline-Nasal-Xylitol/dp/B000M4W2E6/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=xlear+nasal+spray&qid=1612832817&sr=8-3

If you can, get her started on the spray if you can get it from a local drug store. The post that I linked to above shows how they used the Xlear Nasal Spray, how often and what effects it had on the small group of patients.

Good luck to you and your friend!

Art

Replied by MK
(NY)
02/08/2021

Isn't it strange that they banned melatonin in England, Scotland and Ireland back in 1995? It's even more strange that they haven't allowed it after the thousands of studies that have been done on it since then worldwide. How archaic!

Perhaps now is a good time to start a petition in your country to legalize it for over-the-counter use.