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#1 barefut

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 07:33 PM

Does anyone know why Melatonin has a warning for those with autoimmune disorders?

I tried it and was happy (understatement) to finally sleep through the night and wake up without feeling groggy. Then I read the label. I know! Read the label first - Duh! :blink:

Anyway, anyone else try Melatonin? What do you know about it? I am just full of questions on meds today.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:11 PM

Perhaps because melatonin is an immunostimulant - not necessarily the best thing to be taking with an immunosuppressant, is it? Has your doctor prescribed this?
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#3 ladyhawke

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:21 AM

Hi Barefut:
I tried Melatonin and liked it to, but after a week I found I just felt really groggy all through the day. Seems to me I remember reading something about how it's not recomended for long term use, just a week or two at a time. Be careful with it and do some searches on it and you'll find all kinds of good and bad about it.
I also wanted to reply to your domeperidine post but it's not there. I am on domperidine and find it has helped me alot. It's a motility drug and helps the food move through your system. I'm in Canada. I'm glad that I was prescribed it. - Lisa
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:09 PM

Hey barefut,

Jefa is correct. It is a immunostimulent but it has helped people with RA. As Jefa said it will just work againt immunosuppressants if you are taking them. Watching TV or reading probably doesn't help you.

Is that your blog with poetry? It was great reading through them. I'm asking because I have that brain fog that rolls in now and then. So when I get like this I lay low and ask orienting questions. This too will pass as always. I've noticed this especially when pain or symptoms have been unrelenting. It also interferes with sleeping. The best sleep I've had in the past few months was when they gave me neurontin for finger numbness for a couple of weeks. It was wonderful. It hits hard though and you have to be ready for bed right when you take it cause it doesn't give you time to get ready. Well if you can tolerate the stumbling around you could.

What other tricks are out there for sleeping problems I wonder?
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#5 barefut

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:03 AM

Thanks for the info everyone. It figures, I find something that works and I can't take it. :( I guess I could have researched myself but talking to you all is more fun.

Canon - yea I am the barefut blogger but Barb is the one who does most of the rhyming. She astounds me.

I am hoping it is only sleep deprivation that seems to be messing with my brain these days! :blink: :o :lol: