Over the years, I have had to up my melatonin intake. I now have to take 15 mg. I found I needed to take a larger dosage when my gastronologist talked me into trying another proton pump inhibitor for my gerd, a pill that never seemed to help my condition. I stayed on them a very minimal amount of time. The last time i stayed on the PPI for only one day. Each time I had pretty bad side effects. So, over the years, I went from take 3 mg to 6 mg to 9 mg to 12 mg to 15 mg of melatonin. And all of the needed increases occured while I was trying the PPI. I recently decided I will never try that kind of medication again.
Just to note: As we age we lose our ability to produce natural melatonin in our bodies.
I say all of this because I wanted to point out how careful we need to be when it comes to taking prescribed medications. We need to be our own best detective when it comes to taking care of ourselves. Our doctors are our overseers, but they do not know all especially when it comes to what goes on inside of each of their patient's bodies and also how each of their patients will react to specific medications.
Post Edited (almost medfree) : 3/24/2018 5:46:04 AM (GMT-6)