Has anyone tried Melatonin for LPR/GERD?

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   Posted 8/3/2011 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
im pretty desperate so im gonna try it for a month and see what happens i cant find much info online, i was looking for some "success stories" but i've found like 2 ppl who say melatonin cured or improved their gerd symptoms.

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   Posted 8/3/2011 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Melatonin is good for help getting to sleep, but should not be taken over extended period, as it makes your body stop producing its own - from what I've read. I never heard of using a sleep med for GERD.

I use it maybe a couple of times a week, and it sets my body to get sleepy as soon as it gets dark. Now my body wants to sleep at 9PM. I've never noticed it did anything for reflux.

But I haven't read everything, so keep on searching.

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   Posted 8/17/2011 1:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes there is a small study that showed improvement of GERD using a combination of melatonin and B vitamins. I would search around this forum for our other conversations on it.

Melatonin is not available here in the UK and I have thought about trying 5HT instead as your body can produce melatonin from that; however it's a complex pathway and more raw ingredients won't necessarily produce more of the desired end product. Having said that, if melatonin was available to me, I would have given it a try by now!
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