Melatonin Questions

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  1. Abomb

    Abomb New Member

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    Ive been having trouble sleeping so i purchased some melatonin from vitamin shoppe.

    I figured I would start off with 3 mg at night.


    How long before bed do I take it?

    Do I take it with food or empty stomach? or does it not matter

    if i only have time to sleep 5-7 hours versus 8+, should I not take it?

    thanks melatonin crew
     
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    i just started taking it. I only take 1 pill about 30 minutes before I lay down... I'll watch tv and slowly fade off

    feels good man
     
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    I take it a half hour before bed, usually after eating some cottage cheese.

    From what I've seen, it mainly helps me fall asleep, and keeps me asleep for a few hours. You should be fine with 5-7 hours on 3mg.

    Watch out for some intense fucking dreams too. :noes:
     
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  5. 4cd-Air

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    15-30 min before bed, and use the lowest dose you find out works for you. If you can fall asleep and stay there with 1mg then that's all you'll need. I would think a half empty stomach would be better than with a meal.
     
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    That would be 1mg, not 1g, boss.

    IIRC your body naturally produces 3mg, so I wouldn't see the point in using 1mg.
     
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    I totally left off the m
     
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    :bowrofl: the very first night I had a sick dream... when I woke up, I only peeped one eye open in the dark to make sure there was nobody there before I opened my eyes :wtc:

    :rofl::rofl:
     
  9. reminisce

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    i used to take melatonin and it would work well then the last few times i took it i would fall asleep for only 3 hours then wake up wide awake and not be able to fall back asleep.

    nowadays if i really need it i take 50mg diphenhydramine (the drug in benedryl, can be bought in the form of many store brand sleep aids) and it works every time
     
  10. Sgt. Friday

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    I took 3mg with a class of milk and in 20 min i was out cold
     
  11. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    trader joes makes 500mcg pills that are peppermint flavored. works just as well as a 3mg pill for me
     
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    I read somewhere that 300mcg is the most effective dosage. I tried it and it works fine for me. Can't really tell a difference between 300mcg and 3mg to be honest.
     
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    i took some the other night for the first time in a while and when i woke up i went and counted all my toes and fingers cause for some reason i grew extra toes and fingers and there was a portal to hell in the kitchen so i had to go check ... my roomate was wtf you doing i was convinced i didn't wake up and was still dreaming it was fucking creapy :noes:

    I have a problem with oversleeping when i take it right before bed though like sleeping 12 hours or more sometimes. i like to take it a few hours before sleep and i like how it just calms you down and veg's you out
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Shit does create vivid dreams like it says.... love it though.

    I woke up once, ran directly to the door and opened it to step out of my room instead of turning on the light lol
     
  15. Lilkhmerkid4u

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    how many do you guys take? I have the 3mg pills
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i thought prami was helping ur sleep?
     
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    I usually break 3 mg pills in half...If I take a full one I have fucked up dreams and don't feel so great the next day.
     
  18. smb is me

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    I would take 1 or 2 3mg pills about 30 mins before bed. Didn't make me amazingly tired but did help get to sleep.

    I'd find even with a full 8 i'd drag some the next day, but not as much as if i laid awake in bed all night trying to get to sleep, so it was a more than fair trade-off.

    note: it didn't give me vivid dreams, this was disappointing :wtc:

    note #2: At the end of the bottle i was like, fuck it, this shit doesn't really do anything. But now that i'm not taking it, its like oh yeah, i used to have all kinds of problems getting to sleep, guess i just started to take it for granted.
     
  19. Blade

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    melatonin doesnt do anything for me
     
  20. CrackityJones

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    melatonin doesn't do shit to me.
     
  21. ralyks

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    3mg is subtle, but it works for me.
     
  22. Blade

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    dawt

    i could pop a bottle and not even be sleep
     
  23. DTR rex

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    3mg works for me. It's not like nyquil or anything, but it helps me get to sleep much sooner than I would without it.

    The dreams come and go. Sometimes I have crazy dreams, other times not a single one.

    I do tend to drag ass the next day unless I sleep for like 10+ hours though.
     
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