Circadin 2mg slow release melatonin

Posted by mbabkk @mbabkk, Jul 2, 2018

It has worked wonders for me – I never knew the difference between over the counter melatonin which I tried many times while flying across time zones but never could see the benefit of. My doctor suggested I try circadin which basically just melatonin but in a slow release formulation that released the “ hormone” over 6-8 hours – it has given me many better nights of sleep – it is suggested for people over 50 ( do not know why ) and not for long time usage – so yes I am 68 and I don’t take it every day only when my anxiety tells me I will not get a good night sleep – my neurologist suggested that this could be a better solution to sleep instead of increasing the dose of my low 0.5 Ativan

Hi, @mbabkk — this is interesting information about the difference between over-the-counter melatonin and circadin, a prolonged-release melatonin, and how it's worked for you.

I have also included your post in our Sleep Health group, in addition to the Mental Health group where you posted, as I thought members there might be interested.

Also, some members who've talked about melatonin specifically might be like to hear about this and talk to you about your experiences, like @lpole, @amberpep @jmanon @elsa @lorena1egas @sallyharper @efexfreeforever @nacc @kdoconnell2003 @lusia @lioness @traveller1964 @lynnydave12. @travelgirl, @contentandwell and @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts on this.

@mbabkk — how do you feel in the morning when you wake up after having taken the prolonged-release melatonin — the circadin? .

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A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@mbabkk I had never heard of circadin so I googled it. It requires a prescription? That seems odd since it is a slow release melatonin. I may have to ask my PCP for a prescription for it.
JK

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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I agree it is strange to need a prescription for circadin but in most countries that is required

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@lisalucier

Hi, @mbabkk — this is interesting information about the difference between over-the-counter melatonin and circadin, a prolonged-release melatonin, and how it's worked for you.

I have also included your post in our Sleep Health group, in addition to the Mental Health group where you posted, as I thought members there might be interested.

Also, some members who've talked about melatonin specifically might be like to hear about this and talk to you about your experiences, like @lpole, @amberpep @jmanon @elsa @lorena1egas @sallyharper @efexfreeforever @nacc @kdoconnell2003 @lusia @lioness @traveller1964 @lynnydave12. @travelgirl, @contentandwell and @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts on this.

@mbabkk — how do you feel in the morning when you wake up after having taken the prolonged-release melatonin — the circadin? .

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@lisalucier @mbabkk I wish I had seen this before my doctor appointment last week. I would definitely have brought it up.
JK

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@lisalucier

Hi, @mbabkk — this is interesting information about the difference between over-the-counter melatonin and circadin, a prolonged-release melatonin, and how it's worked for you.

I have also included your post in our Sleep Health group, in addition to the Mental Health group where you posted, as I thought members there might be interested.

Also, some members who've talked about melatonin specifically might be like to hear about this and talk to you about your experiences, like @lpole, @amberpep @jmanon @elsa @lorena1egas @sallyharper @efexfreeforever @nacc @kdoconnell2003 @lusia @lioness @traveller1964 @lynnydave12. @travelgirl, @contentandwell and @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts on this.

@mbabkk — how do you feel in the morning when you wake up after having taken the prolonged-release melatonin — the circadin? .

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Glad if I could be of help – I think melatonin is such a generic issue that most doctors do not see the difference in the much more expensive slow release but my Mayo Clinic neurologist knows the difference

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@contentandwell Thanks for info. Will ask the pcp when i go for 6 month check-up. lack of sleep is not a good thing. i was once prescribed Ambien and that was a dreadful experience.

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@parus I too once had some sleeping pill prescription, and I hated it. I felt like a slug the next day.
JK

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@contentandwell you are so right Ambien is a horrible drug for me also I've got to the point where 1Tramadol 1Melotonin does it for me at night plus I use a Dream machine when needed

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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Melatonin is not a sleeping pill it is a natural hormone – try it

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@lioness Tell us a bit about a Dream machine. Is it like a "white noise" machine? How long have you used it?

Teresa

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@mbabkk

A good question thank you – two answers if I take circadin more than one hour before putting my head on the pillow I can literally fall asleep sitting in a nice chsir – not how I want to sleep – but just gently dozing off. In the morning I wake up with zero feeling of having taken circadin it is for me a fantastic sleep helper

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@contentandwell JK: I love the new picture you are using! Where was it taken? Teresa

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