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troutscout
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Doing some investigation here based on my personal experiences with Melatonin....

What do any of you know about.....melatonin?

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joalo
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Up.

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I tried it once to help me sleep--it was horrible. I had a paradoxical reaction to it: up all night, speedy, trippy, brain zooming stuff. Yikes!
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troutscout
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It knocks me out...but, I also get Lymie/herx the next day.

So I was just wondering....

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Rene
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I will be interested to know Trout, as I too get a herx from it.
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Jane2904
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Daughter took it and kept her up that night and next day, felt dizzy, spacey etc.
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I take melatonin nightly. I break a 3mg in half cause im sooo sensitive to sleep aids. Im feeling really lucky right now cause it doesnt cause me to herx. Thank goodness!
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Wow! I take it ev. nite 4, sometimes up to 8. I have even added Tylenol P.M. with. No side effects that I know of.
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I do well with 3mg/day. My sleep is less broken up, and I can stay in bed somewhat longer w/o waking. I felt my energy was up slightly as well, though that may be due to getting better quality sleep.
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