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How much melatonin do you all take?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by EvanB., Aug 27, 2013.

  1. EvanB.

    EvanB.

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    I've taken 1.5mg for years. With the snps I have I'm curious whether it might be good to
    bump my dose up a bit.
     
  2. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    .5 mg when I take it.
     
  3. rosie26

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    I started on 1mg and now taking .5mg. I don't know what "snps" means ?
     
  4. *GG*

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    3mg with other sleep aids.

    GG
     
  5. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    single neucleotide polymorphisms--means genetic "abnormalities."
     
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  6. Andrew

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    12 mg every night at the same time I take a sleeping pill.
     
  7. roxie60

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    wow, did a Dr suggest this level of Melatonin?
     
  9. merylg

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    3 mg at 8 pm
     
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    No, but the doctor I was seeing at the time said I could go even higher if I wanted to.
     
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  11. skyer

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    I think its mostly placebo i kept taking it and didn't notice effect at low dosages. I dont want to bother higher dosages and screw up my body.
     
  12. GhostGum

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    1.25mg (break 2.5mg tabs) for years, do not know how I would have managed without it, worked for me.

    With a lot of improvement in last 12 months have been hoping to get off it, went a couple of days without it and noticed I could manage on less sleep, woke up more clear headed but it just did not last because once my cognitive symptoms come back from exertion I have to have it, just still no biological clock 95% of time even though I have got myself to about 80%-85% functioning.
     
  13. heapsreal

    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    In the beginning of cfs it helped me to fall asleep but now does very little. Currently using a 10mg slow release formula. Im uding more for its antioxidant ability.
     
  14. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    I take 0.625-0.75g

    I get bad headaches when I take about 2 mg or higher, it actually makes it more difficult to sleep.
     
  15. Iquitos

    Iquitos Senior Member

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    3 mg a half hour before bedtime. Helps me fall asleep and stay asleep longer.
     
  16. jeffrez

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    5-10mg. time-release
     
  17. Legolas

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    3 mg, one hour before bedtime. Now brand (iherb).
     

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