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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)

I read this and thought it was interesting. Has anybody here tried Melatonin ?

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   Posted 3/26/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it for my troublesome insomnia, at the suggestion of my primary. It didn't help me sleep, but then pretty much nothing does. I didn't notice any other changes, either, but then I'm already in remission.

I guess it couldn't hurt to give it a try, though.
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   Posted 3/26/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I started using it a few months ago as I read it was a TNF protein inhibitor and anything that can actually help with the cause of this dreadful disease vs. just treating the symptoms is worth a try. I've never seen just how much melatonin was suggested a human with UC take but I am taking a 5mg tablet per night vs. the regular 3mg one as I have a feeling in order for this to work the concentration would tend to be higher than lower.

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   Posted 3/27/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it for insomnia. Didn't do a thing for me so I haven't tried it for anything other then that.
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   Posted 3/27/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
my girlfriend takes it along with her kids, it's something that naturally reoccuring in our bodies. I took one and it did help me relax. I'm very hard to get to relax.

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   Posted 3/27/2008 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I read somewhere that people with MS responded after taking 20 mg per night 4-5 months. I have been doing this for the last week or so. Idk if it is helping. I have actually had more bleeding the past few days but idk if its just a coincidince. It is supposed to be a extremely potent antioxident and block some anti tnf as mentioned above.

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   Posted 3/28/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I took melatonin a while back when I had severe abdominal pains and after 2 weeks my pains were gone. Ensure that you take melatonin 'slow release' and not the ordinary one cheaper ones.

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   Posted 3/28/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it at the suggestion of my primary doc, and for a few days it helped me sleep. I started Humira Thursday and have slept like crap. I toss and turn all night and wake up 'pooped.' My bleeding has stopped, but the melatonin doesn't work very well since starting H. If you are on other meds like I was it may help you sleep.
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