Three small double-blind studies suggest that use of melatonin might reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome . 89-90,111 It has been suggested that melatonin might work through effects on the nervous system in the digestive tract.
Four double-blind studies performed by Saudi researchers reported that melatonin was useful for reducing anxiety prior to surgery, presumably due to its sedative effects. 2,3,95,102 However, other researchers have been unable to confirm these results. 99-100
Three, small, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies found evidence that melatonin may slightly reduce nighttime blood pressure.
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So, my question is: if this can be used for ALL of these illnesses and syndroms, FIBROMYALGIA certainly grabbed my attention, why does'nt anyone here take it? My rheumy didnt even mention this!! I thought melatonin was just for SLEEP disorders.
Post Edited (ericsmom) : 7/18/2008 4:49:52 PM (GMT-6)
Thank you Karen and Chutzie
I take alot of meds too, but I am desperate for quality sleep. When you read the info on it, you cant help wondering why you dont hear more about this supplement. I guess its like the Malic Acid, I never heard of it either till Sherrine shared it with us.