Anyone been dizzy the next day after taking Melatonin?

Posted by cookiepic @cookiepic, Dec 22, 2021

Has anyone tried melatonin and the next day been dizzy? I do have a balance issue to begin with from DDD of my neck as well as a inner ear problem. I had a bad vertigo in Dec but thank God I've been fine with that.

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Hi @cookiepic, According to this expert answer from Mayo Clinic "The most common melatonin side effects include: Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsiness." Read more here:
– Melatonin side effects: What are the risks? – Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/melatonin-side-effects/faq-20057874

Have you talked with your doctor about sleep aids that would be compatible with your vertigo?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @cookiepic, According to this expert answer from Mayo Clinic "The most common melatonin side effects include: Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsiness." Read more here:
– Melatonin side effects: What are the risks? – Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/melatonin-side-effects/faq-20057874

Have you talked with your doctor about sleep aids that would be compatible with your vertigo?

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I read about the dizziness this morning when l woke up with. I have appt with ENT in Jan and will mention it to her. I get my anxiety to go through the roof which doesn't help with how l feel and also my sleeping. Trying to get into meditation. Joined Calm. Because of my DDD in the neck it causes back of head discomfort to the top of my head so my mine wonders to places l shouldn't go and l Google to much. As much as l hate to take them what helps is my xanax. I think of my mom God rest her sole who worked into 70 and I'm 66 and can't do half of what she did.

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I use to take a gummy with melatonin, either 1/2 or 1 whole and never experienced any problems. The last time I took 1/2 I woke up and was very dizzy. I just stayed in bed for another hour and eventually the feeling subsided. I figured out it had to be the gummy and have never taken them again!

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I feel dizzy some nights and days after taking only 3mg of melatonin before bedtime. I never connected the dizzy feeling to melatonin. Is there consistent evidence linking the dizzyness to melatonin in small doses?

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@total99

I feel dizzy some nights and days after taking only 3mg of melatonin before bedtime. I never connected the dizzy feeling to melatonin. Is there consistent evidence linking the dizzyness to melatonin in small doses?

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I took Melatonin gummies for kids and they were too expensive but I seemed ok. Then I switched to a melatonin pill but took one and was out in left field the next morning. I read the bottle more closely and if the user was on prednisone, use of melatonin is contraindicated. So I no longer use it. I think at my age of 73 and taking ativan 2-3 times a day, the melatonin is a fall risk and I don't need to spend the day in a fog getting over the effects of the melatonin. Sometimes I think it is too easily recommended without due thought = like the contraindication with steroid medication.

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@cookiepic

I read about the dizziness this morning when l woke up with. I have appt with ENT in Jan and will mention it to her. I get my anxiety to go through the roof which doesn't help with how l feel and also my sleeping. Trying to get into meditation. Joined Calm. Because of my DDD in the neck it causes back of head discomfort to the top of my head so my mine wonders to places l shouldn't go and l Google to much. As much as l hate to take them what helps is my xanax. I think of my mom God rest her sole who worked into 70 and I'm 66 and can't do half of what she did.

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I would recommend getting tested for sleep apnea because your symptoms are mostly compatible with this disorder.

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