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anyone get muscle pain from melatonin?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by mike1127, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. mike1127

    mike1127

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    The last time I tried melatonin, several years ago, I woke up with severe muscle pain. (Actually I usually have severe muscle pain, but this was much worse.) Any ideas why this could be, or what I could try instead?

    Mike
     
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    How much were you taking ? I started on 1mg at night and am now taking only 1/2 tablet each night. I haven't noticed any increase in muscle pain while taking melatonin.
     
  3. mike1127

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    I don't remember for sure, but I think I had 3 mg tablets, and I took 1/2 or a whole tablet.
     
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    Did it help your sleep ?
     
  5. mike1127

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    It didn't help noticeably. At the time I had a number of other things interfering with my sleep which have since improved, so maybe it's worth trying again. The major improvement is that I take Neurontin which cures my restless legs syndrome.
     
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    Perhaps it's worth trying again, but start out on a lower dose of 1mg or 1/2mg.

    I don't know anything about Neurontin, so you should check first about interactions before starting melatonin.
     
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I changed to a different brand of relayed release 3mg tablets and the side effects I had before (grogginess, almost a depression like a constant lower mood, brainfog) disappeared straight away.
     
  8. mike1127

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    what brand did you switch to?
     
  9. Purple

    Purple Bundle of purpliness

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    Hi Mike,

    My experience with melatonin has been mixed. For a while, it helped greatly with sleep but as my ME progressed, it was no longer helping with sleep and eventually it gave me not only a groggy feeling (without actually sleeping) but also within about an hour of taking it my bodywide pain would increase greatly and I would be breathless and brainfogged to the point of being zombified. My own theory (which could be completely wrong, so please bear this in mind) is that melatonin being a hormone with which other hormones interact meant that this was a reaction caused by many hormones being out of sync. I have not changed brands/dosages during this time period and am not particularly sensitive to chemicals or drugs (unless feeling very ill in general) so I think this was due to the fact that as the disease progressed, the hormonal and chemical imbalances have changed and adding melatonin to this mix was causing a havoc. As I said, this is my own lay-person theory and observation :)
     
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