did Melatonin help u sleep

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sallys, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. sallys

    sallys New Member

    please let me know your experiences with Melatonin for sleep?

    I had tried 5 HTP and it kept me wide awake - even tho' I am very fatigued. I now realise it is more for mood, which i need as well, but really i need to sleep.

    Others here have spoken about L Tryptophan - for sleep, -

    any of your suggestions much appreciated.
    sallys
  2. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    Melatonin along with valerian and magnesium on top of 3 darvocets throughout the day has helped me the most. I still will wake up during the night around 3 am., but will fall back asleep in short order.

    On the times I can't, I'll just take more melatonin and valerian and I'm a goner. I've always had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep in the past...
  3. angeljoe

    angeljoe New Member

    It did help me sleep, but I was very groggy the next morning. I tried it a couple of times. I even cut the Melatonin in half once to stop the grogginess, but then I didn't sleep well.
    Angela
  4. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    I started using it several years ago for occasional sleep problems and it worked great for me. I would fall asleep in about 20 minutes and would not feel hung over the next day.

    I now take it every night (3mg) with my .5mg of Klonopin and 25mg of Elavil.
  5. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    ...but my husband swears by it.

    Pam
  6. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    I've been taking Melatonin for about 4 months now. I've not noticed any improvement whatsoever.

    I was taking it at 8pm, and then I read somewhere that the body needs it earlier iin the day, so I've recently started taking it at 5pm.

    Would those that take it mind telling us what time you take it to get the proper effect?

    Many thanks
    Michelle
  7. mrpain

    mrpain New Member

    I take 3mg of time released melatonin bought here at pro health along with valerian, one hour before bed..
    It works good with no hang over or grogginess in the morning. Lately I've been adding magnesium also.

    Just to see if the melatonin and valerian was working, I didn't take it one night, and I laid wide awake in bed til I finally gave up, and had to go get some which resulted in sleep.. I'm not sure though if it's the melatonin or the valerian, or the combination of both....


  8. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    I have since read that the dose and timing of melatonin varies from person to person and that you should work with a sleep specialist when taking it. Some people guess right and have good results, but some people guess wrong and have bad results.