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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

    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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    australia (brisbane)
    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.

  3. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

    Los Angeles, USA
  4. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

    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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