Melatonin not working

by Keilani

I have fibromyalgia, chronic pain, diabetes and other things I take medication for. I have night when I just can't get tired enough to sleep. Last night I took 20-10mg tablets and still could not sleep. I take it a couple times a week. Some nights I need 5-6 10mg tabs and other nights I'll have a night like last night. Is it possible that I've built up a tolerance to it?

I'm 5'6 and 220lbs. How much should be enough to make me sleepy enough to go to sleep? Should I ask my dr for something stronger? I need sleep. I feel like a zombie and sleeping during the day is just not possible. Please help

Thank you


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melatonin dosage
by: Kerri Knox, RN, The Immune Queen

Please read my page on Melatonin Dosage to see that you are taking the wrong dosage of melatonin. More is not better and you have not developed a 'tolerance' but you are merely taking upwards of 50 or even 500 times the amount that you need.

In fact, for melatonin, the LOWER the dose you take, the better it seems to work.

However, there are literally hundreds of reasons why you might not be sleeping. Lack of melatonin production is one reason why you might not be sleeping, but there are literally hundreds of other reasons that you might not be dealing with.

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