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Circadin 2mg slow release melatonin

Posted by @mbabkk, Mon, Jul 2 10:17pm

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

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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? .

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

@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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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

@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

@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

@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

@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

@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 I only had tramadol for a short time after my knee replacement. My doctor is very conservative about prescribing that type of drug, but I do use melatonin sometimes.
What is a dream machine?
JK

@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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@hopeful33250 Teresa, It is in Sicily. We have been to Italy two times with friends and we all loved Sicily the most. We also love the Amalfi coast.
JK

@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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@hopeful 33250 yes it's the size of a small jukebox sits on nightstand ,has 6 different sounds including white noise but I like the water running you can time it every 15 minutes usually I'm asleep before it stops playing .I got it through Carol Wright catalogue 20.00 Uses batteries 3aaa love it well worth the money.sounds brook,ocean waves,train,white noise 2more forget them as I use the broom running water.

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