Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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melatonin- has anyone had success?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by suzanne, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. suzanne

    suzanne Senior Member

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    I am struggling with titrating off valium at night time. I am having my usual delayed sleep pattern where I lay there until 3 amd and then cant get up until 10 am.

    My dr has said to try malatonin. The malatonin is sublingual. When I take 5 mg 30 minutes before bed, i still cannot sleep and i get vivid dreams. When I double the dose i seem to get a better result and am asleep in about an hour, but i get terrible nightmares- will this symptom go away?

    Also has anyone any idea about whether i should take the melatonin a lot earier at night - I read somewhere that for autistic children wth this sme problem they take the melatonin at about 8 pm.

    I would be interested in how others deal with this sleep problem without resorting to drugs , as i am trying to come off pharmaceticals

    thanks, Suznne
     
  2. heapsreal

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    also try tryptophan on empty stomache 2 hours after food or 5htp both help make melatonin and serotonin which helps u relax, kava, valerian, zizyphus. SOmetimes it takes a combo of natural things to help. Have u stopped valium or slowly lowering your dose. Slowly lowering your dose is supposedly alot easier.

    cheers!!!
     
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    Andrew Senior Member

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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    I do 5-HTP right before eating dinner. My doc said an hour before bed, but I was awake til midnight doing that, and directions online said before dinner. So that's been working pretty well for me. Less wake ups during the night, and I feel like I'm getting deeper sleep.
     

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