Has Melatonin made your sleep worse?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by place, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. place

    place New Member

    I started taking it consistantly for the past 5 days. Each day I feel sicker than the previous.

    I did not take it last night and my UTI, Sinus and one of the two cold sores I have been developing is fading.

    I also started my hormon treatment around the same time. Could it be that?

  2. tansy

    tansy New Member

    my body would be totally relaxed but my mind too active. Each time I tried it the same thing happened, even on a low dose.

    Ambien had a similar but worse effect: body seemed to be in sleep mode but I had the weirdest realistic dreams so my cognitve problems would be even worse the next day.

    TC, Tansy
  3. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    ...but I didn't get any help from Melatonin, either. Doesn't help my sleep problems. My husband swears by it, though...

  4. place

    place New Member

    Lauralea, I am 30. As far as my body goes, you name it and it goes wrong, independent of age (starting to lose my hair). I do think i wil have to isolate it.

    I am not going to take the Melatonin for a week but stay on the hormons.

    Tansy, I feel more tired when I use it and go to sleep quicker, it just all the things that go with my body when I do not get sleep, is happening now even though I feel like I am getting better sleep.

    When I woke up this morning, I though maybe I am just allergic to the hormons stuff. But as the day progressed, I am thinking it is the Melatonin.

    Thanks so much for your help!
  5. kbak

    kbak Member

    Some people are really helped with melatonin, I'm not one of them. It really makes me feel alful. In fact I really can't take any hormones without problems, so your not alone.

  6. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    From what I have read, the dose and timing of melatonin varies for person to person. It best to take it with the assistance of a sleep specialist.

    When people take it on their own, some are lucky and get it right, some are not lucky and get it wrong. I got it wrong. Now my sleep cycle is more messed-up than ever.
  7. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    Melatonin didn't help me............hormones (natural) gave me an abnormal pap.

    It's all that "trial 'n error" game that can drive us nutso.

  8. place

    place New Member

    When it comes to sleep, the meds for them are so "princes and the pea" -ish.

    I have stopped taking the Melatonin for the second night and all of my FM symptoms are returning back to there normal status.

    Thanks again for the input!

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