Melatonin supplements and UC

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   Posted 11/2/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey :)

I am looking for something other than benadryl to help me get some sleep at night. My friend suggested Melatonin. I looked up the cautionary stuff and side effects and it seems to be rather safe. The only thing I see that keeps popping up is that it is suggested that you talk to your doctor if you have an auto-immune disease. There is supposedly some cases of Crohns or Crohns like symptoms as a side effect of this supplement. Does anyone here take melatonin without any problems?
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   Posted 11/2/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've taken it in the past, on the recommendation of my doctor. I had no problems whatsoever with it, but unfortunately it also didn't help me sleep. Hope it works better for you.
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