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wmnak
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   Posted 11/9/2006 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
before i left al, i went to see my pdoc and we discussed my inability to get to sleep and to stay asleep.  he first suggested a sleeping pill and i told him that i didn't need addiction to sleeping pills along with my other problems.  he then suggested METATONIN 3 mg, which is a occurs naturally in the brain telling the brainit's time to turn off the lights.  it is not habbit forming, it's over the counter, and it's cheap.  what more could a jew ask for?  i have been taking one a night about 2 - 3 hrs before going to bed and it has worked beautifully.
 
according to my pdoc, it is effective about 25% of the time.  but it may well be worth a try if you are like i have been with speep problems.
 
hope my experience helps someone.
 
warren

CapninHapnin
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   Posted 11/13/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Warren

I'm still laughing at "What more could a jew ask for?" I love your wit!

The metatonin would probably be more agreeable than my pint of Old Crow. I'll try it.

Your friend

Cap
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D_J
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   Posted 11/13/2006 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey-
I have taken melatonin on a few different occasions at the 3mg dosage.  I would agree that its not habit forming and inexpensive.  However, it never seemed to be solution for my strongest insomnia.  I agree that it may be effective but doubt it will put you to sleep during a mildly hypomanic or manic episode.  Of course, like anything, results vary among different individuals.  Remember, its not regulated by the FDA though and has not been put through rigorous clinical trials.
 

wmnak
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   Posted 11/14/2006 5:24 AM (GMT -7)   
hey cap. haven't seen you in a while. given the opportunity, i might try a single malt scotch whiskey. but old crow would do in a pinch.

dj. you're right, of course. :) it seems to help me when i'm "normal" (whatever THAT is) and when i'm only moderately depressed. i had a hypomanic episode last night, took the melatonin, and it didn't do a thing. i was up all night. in terms of effectiveness in the general population of people with bp, as i said, my pdoc says it only helps about 25% of the people who take it. i feel fortunate that i'm in this particular minority. :) no, melatonin isn't regulated by the fda. of course after seeing some of the scandles at the fda, this may be a good thing.

thanks for your inut, guys (even though i live in tx, i'm a yankee and "guys" means men and women both. my wife is from the south and doesn't believe a word of it)

warren

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   Posted 11/14/2006 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Warren -- good idea (you're full of 'em!) Yes, this probably wouldn't help in a manic or hypomanic episode, but if it does the job in regular times it might help to prevent recurrence of hypomanias and manias -- or at least stop them from occurring so frequently.

I too see "guys" as a men and women word ... but I've also used it to refer to just men in a post I wrote this evening ... so now I'm confused at my own language usage...!

Rosie x
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wmnak
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   Posted 11/15/2006 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
what? confused? US? NEVER!!!!

warren
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