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Vagabondage
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QUICK! I need an answer ASAP (about Melatonin)
PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

I'm about to go to sleep... I don't know why I didn't ask this earlier.

I bought a bottle of 3 mg melatonin about a week ago from CVS. I took a pill of 3 mg melatonin that night and found that it kept me awake. I took a half pill the night afterwards and slept like a baby...

Then I read the other day that 50 mg of melatonin dramatically increases REM sleep and vividness of dreams. I am in no way going to swallow more than three pills at a time...

So, as an experiment, I want to try three pills tonight (don't worry, I only take a pill two to three times a week and if this experiment is successful, I'll only do it once every other week), but I was wondering if it would again keep me awake even though I took more than 3 mg.

Please answer as quickly as possible.

Kthxbai. :3


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

I say expiriment. Plus if I accidently kill you I don't wanna be responsbile. However the wikipedia says that thatll *** your circadian rythm, and has a slight risk of dependancy.

what are you using this for again?

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

LucidEpiphany wrote:
what are you using this for again?

eh


Generally, to increase the amount of REM sleep time...

and to have some pills that will help me sleep if I have an insomnia night (which happens twice every month and sets me off for daaaayssss).

I'm aware of dependency, but I don't plan on popping a pill every night... just once every other day. Last night, I felt tired enough already to sleep on my own and if it's too late (midnight or later) I don't take one because I want to be able to wake up in the morning. smile


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

ok then fine just go ahead try. BTW heres the prognosis fertile myrtle.

Dreaming

Many supplemental melatonin users have reported an increase in vivid dreaming. Extremely high doses of melatonin (50mg) dramatically increased REM sleep time and dream activity in both narcoleptics and those without narcolepsy.[44]

<mod>read the guidelines</mod>


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

I have some 3mg pills for myself, and they don't seem to be screwing with me. They don't really keep me awake, and they only increase recall and vividness in my later dreams. So, I think you may have been too excited about the potential effects or something else was effecting your sleep, because they work just fine with me. I think you should be fine with higher doses though. As stated before, I'm not responsible for overdoses either.

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

bob917209 wrote:
So, I think you may have been too excited about the potential effects or something else was effecting your sleep...


I don't get excited about anything... I have read in an article that some users are kept awake by 3-5 mg doses.

Btw, LucidEpiphany, I read that exact article the day I bought the pills. wink5 I made sure to do my homework to make sure I wasn't killing myself.


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

Melatonin is a naturally occurring chemical so I'm sure your fine with taking quite a lot of it.

It's meant to put you to sleep, so it shouldn't be keeping you up.


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

Thx guys.

I'm going to pop three pills (teehee, I sound like an addict already wink5) and go to sleepy-bye.

Any more help and information is appreciated... Night to all!!


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

And to all a good night! ... Er... morning.

Well, it kept me awake again. I fell asleep for about an hour last night and had a few dreams (including some LDs), but I can't recall much more details than that.

When I finish this bottle, I'm going to try some Valerian root next...


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

why don't you just do the norm and forget these insta-pills everyone seems to have to have now adays. nothing like the achievement of the old natural ways.

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

LucidEpiphany wrote:
why don't you just do the norm and forget these insta-pills everyone seems to have to have now adays. nothing like the achievement of the old natural ways.


I do achieve it the old natural way and have multiple times *refers LucidEpiphany to her join date*.

I'm just experimenting, gosh!! overspannen


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

lol sorry didnt mean that to come off as rude, i was just saying... hows it going anyway?

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

Try L-tryptophan pills. It's an amino acid that is really helpful for getting to sleep.

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

i used to take melatonin nightly and when i ran through my first bottle i didn't buy anymore, with no dependency at all afterwards.

once me and my roomates took 12 melatonins and some valerian root and just laid around on couches talking that night....we called it the lazy dude lounge lol


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jun, 2008  Reply with quote

Why don't you give up melatonine? I have once read a text in some kind of magazine, which was an interview with someone I have never heard about, nor about lucid dreaming. He said he had had a dream after his first use melatonine, with Asclepius saying "Don't take melatonine. It's a poison."

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