Regression of gerd with supplementation

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Pat Tall
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   Posted 4/23/2014 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's a list of supplements that helped with regression of reflux. We've all tried some of them , but has anyone tried them all at the same time. Sounds promising but the study is few years old. Thoughts? Thanks.

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   Posted 4/24/2014 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
whoa, that is far out. I wonder why it has only one study author.

I knew about melatonin but remember reading something about it sometimes triggering the onset of auto-immune diseases in sizeable doses, which is why I never gave it a shot. Can't argue with the supposed results of the study though...100% remission. Wow. I am going to get a copy of the full thing to see their methodology, etc.

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   Posted 4/24/2014 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Is melatonin safe? Isnt it for insomnia?

You cant even get it in the UK without prescription and they dont prescribe it for GERD.
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   Posted 4/24/2014 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
In the US you can find melatonin advertised as a sleeping aid. I've read that it's safe in small dosages such as 2-3 mg but to not go over that. Melatonin is actually a hormone that the body produces naturally. I think the biggest thing you would want to worry about is having an overdose as with any hormone, it can cause imbalances which I would think could have some more serious side effects. Hormones should be handled in a different way than natural supplements which our bodies don't produce naturally. I guess one of the biggest side effects of melatonin is more vivid dreams so be careful with the nightmares. I've looked up on the studies of it for GERD and the idea behind it is that melatonin helps regulate the sleep/wake cycle. It is supposed to help with acid suppression at night so you want to take it before bed. I took it for a couple of months and it made me really drowsy within an hour after taking. I will admit that it helped me sleep better and fall to sleep faster, but as far as the acid reflux it didn't seem to do anything so I stopped taking it. I didn't have any other side effects with it.

Pat Tall
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   Posted 4/24/2014 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
If you get the full article, it would be interesting to see the exact doses and number of times a day. Please keep us posted with your findings. Appreciate that you all took the time to read the entry. I too found it interesting. Thanks Pat

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   Posted 4/24/2014 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
An older study using melatonin and B vitamins was discussed on here a couple of years ago. I'm in the UK and can't get hold of melatonin but I did try 5HT which is a precursor. It did make me drowsy but I don't think I tried it at night or for long enough! You do need the B vitamins as co-factors and unfortunately my gastritis doesn't tolerate vitamin supplements.

Be interested to hear how others get on.

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Pat Tall
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   Posted 4/24/2014 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello MMM we really need the study details including the name, dose in mg, how many times a day, and times too. Also if with meals or food. Seems key is to take them all as they work with each other. Many of us have tried ,on and off, taking some of them but not ALL of them on same day for extended period of time.

Thanks for any further information.

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   Posted 4/25/2014 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
This lists dosages. Thoughts

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   Posted 5/3/2014 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Couple days late on this; but 6mg of melatonin is A LOT of fricken melatonin! how does one even survive that?
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