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#1 fishinghat

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:31 AM

Research has shown that 3 mg dose of melatonin works sublingually (under the tongue) to stem anxiety before surgery.

https://www.ncbi.nlm...les/PMC3759100/

 

This is a possible treatment for those of us who suffer from flares in anxiety during withdrawal or not.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 05:18 PM

That is surprising. I do have melatonin 10mg for bed time but don't use it.

But but but, I will try it when I feel that hell is not too far away! Thanks!

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

Let us know how it works out Gail. Tx


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 10:03 AM

Yes, please Gail, let us know.

 

I will tell you that my son takes 20mg of Melatonin before each night. We do find that if we give it to him an hour or so before bedtime it works better. But please let us know if it works.


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:00 PM

The thing is that the 3mg probably calms circumstantial anxiety. But the anxiety I have is not related to anything most of the time. I would probably need 100mg or more. lol!

I will try it for low anxiety, at the moment it's too much sky high.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:50 PM

So Gail did you try it during the high anxiety time?


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

No FH, I haven't yet. Next time I will. It calmed down today, thank God!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 02:49 PM

Update

For situational anxiety, absolutely no effect whatsoever. Nada!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 03:49 PM

Oh well. Thanks for trying Gail. Live and learn.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:40 AM

I suppose that is how we learn, FH.

 

I need to correct a statement I made earlier in the post. My son only takes 10mg at night. I an considering upping it though.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

I must add that since we all react differently to a "product", others may find a relief.

I am not a good subject here as I have not responded to any antidepressants, except for a few weeks, no more.



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