Melatonin Might Be Beneficial, Especially in Preventing Hearing Loss?

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Markku, May 18, 2012.

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Do you take melatonin?

  1. Yes, daily

  2. Yes, every now and then

  3. No, and I'm not planning to

  4. No, but I'm thinking about starting

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    1. Bill Bauer
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    2. Fabrikat

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      Well that may offer an explanation. I've taken double that in the past.
       
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    3. Bill Bauer
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      I have no idea why most pills being sold are 3mg or 5 mg...
       
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    4. Alue
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      LOL 3 or 5. I have 10mg fast dissolving. It's excessive, I know.
       
    5. Bill Bauer
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      Just bite off a small piece, and it ought to do the job...
       
    6. Kelvin

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      I realise there are lots of threads (good and bad) on Melatonin, but this small trial back in 2011 did seem to get good results for a particular group of patients.

      Going to give it a whirl at 3mg for 30 days as they did.

      I feel I need to try all avenues...at least once (n)

      Did anyone have any success with melatonin and at what dose over what time etc

      www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21859051

      Update Oops...hadn't seen that thread....thanks @Markku...did you give it a go yet ?
      As I fit the profile (male, no depression history etc...) I have ordered some 3mg tabs from Biovea and will try for 30 days and report back.
       
    7. Bill Bauer
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      Thank you for sharing this interesting study.

      Let us know whether it makes a difference for you.
       
    8. Luman
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      I don't know if it helps T, but since I've had the T which started about 7 weeks ago, using melatonin, I have not lost much sleep at night. I had been taking melatonin for the past year, usually 1-2 mgs a night. I probably should stop or cut down, since I've been using it for a long time.
       
    9. fade2black244
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      Only helps with sleeping but not the T. I've taken 1mg up to 12mg with no difference.
       
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    10. Mr Worried
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      Same here. I started taking 10mg about a week ago, and it's been doing wonders for my sleep, but nothing for the T.

      Wish I knew about it sooner, because I've had sleep issues my whole life
       
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    11. fade2black244
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      Ditto. Melatonin is actually a natural hormone that is produced in your brain to tell your body to shut down to sleep. Sometimes, the brain just doesn't produce enough so taking it every night is necessary.
       
    12. Jazzer

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      Hi folks.

      I have read that Melatonin tablets can help to reduce Tinnitus noise.
      My tendency is to disbelieve it.

      Has anybody out there had any experience or thoughts on this?
       
    13. Pleasure_Paulie

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      06/2016
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      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      Yes, a few small clinical studies suggest it does as per discussion in this thread.

      It does not change my volume or have any effect on my tinnitus.
       
    14. Lighthouse

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      I'm a little on the far end here. I take 20 mg EVERY night. I have been taking this dosage for 3 - 4 years. Excessive? Sure. But its natural and when I need to sleep without it I can still manage it. Though it varies sometimes.

      There is no noticeable difference in my T. It stays the same. Only my drowsiness and ability to sleep increases. I have also had my T about 4 - 6 months now with the dosage I take. I imagine if it helps it'd have done it by now.
       
    15. Fabrikat

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      It is indeed natural, but messing about with the body's hormonal equilibrium may come with a new set of problems, that perhaps are not yet fully understood. A little caution wouldn't hurt.
       
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    16. Kelvin

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    17. jimH
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      That far exceeds anything I've ever read regarding the recommended dosage range for melatonin supplementation. Keep in mind that it is a hormone and at least be aware of some of the POSSIBLE side-effects of melatonin overdose:

      From: https://www.healthline.com/health/melatonin-overdose#overview1

      "Symptoms of melatonin overdose

      Too much melatonin can have the opposite effect of its intended purpose. It can make it harder to sleep because your normal circadian rhythms will be disrupted. An overdose can leave you feeling groggy and sleepy during the day and give you nightmares or extremely vivid dreams at night. You may also experience:

      • nausea
      • dizziness
      • headaches
      • irritability or anxiety
      • diarrhea
      • joint pain"
       
    18. Carlyi
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      wow 20 mg is alot, are you not drowsy the day after? I took 5mg a few times and i felt so drowsy the day after, it felt worse than being sleep deprived. i can't even imagine what 20 mg would do to me.
       
    19. Lighthouse

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      It is quite a bit. As I said though 4 years. I don't believe I have had any side effects besides that its harder to sleep without it. If I don't take melatonin my mind is always racing. I have dropped my dosage to 10mg for now since I am now aware that its to much. After more time I will drop to 5mg and stay at that.

      I get drowsy every once in awhile throughout the day, but normally after taking my melatonin I manage to get a good 8 - 10 hours of sleep.
       
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    20. Jazzer

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      I have to say folks, I’ve started to distrust every single drug tablet.
      If you take anything and the T comes up, you’re in deep trouble.
      Once you’ve popped the pill, you can’t untake it....

      I do have to take a couple of BP tablets,
      and omeprazole for acidity.
      But experimenting with anything else is out, as far as I’m concerned.
       
    21. hans01
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      For me Melatonine gave me buzzing in one ear (at least that's what I think happened when I start taking it, can't sleep in small rooms anymore because of it) in addition to my old high pitch Tinnitus and sad enough it never went away, ... I'm not really sure anymore what's best, but all things that make me sleep better give me bad sleep apnea, same for Melatonine, so maybe the buzz comes from the sleep apnea rather then the Melatonine, but it's really frustrating
       
    22. linearb
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      I cycle on and off of melatonin depending how fucked up my sleep patterns are and/or how interested I am in unusually vivid dreams. It never makes any difference in my tinnitus either way.
       
    23. Kelvin

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      Yes...! Melatonin sure makes you dream.
      I never dream...but when I tried Melatonin I was having some great dreams.
      Sadly none involved Kylie Minogue and a deserted beach ;)
       
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    24. jimH
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      After taking melatonin to help me sleep, I remember feeling that something wasn't quite right when Kate Beckinsale was taking me to meet her parents while dressed as a vampire chick!

      Then, of course, I woke up....:LOL:



      kate-beckinsale-interprete-selene-dans-la-saga-underworld_145511_wide.jpg
       
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    25. linearb
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      I can have pretty vivid sex dreams sometimes but it usually ends up being pretty frustrating once I become lucid :-P

      Fundamental to making progress in my dream practice, is learning to curb the tendency to just start trying to bone everyone as soon as I become aware I'm dreaming.
       
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    26. Tigo

      Tigo Member

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      Does melatonin actually lower tinnitus in volume because it reduces firing neurons or does it work because people sleep better and deeper?
       
    27. Ambassador
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      Didn't work for me but some say it does. It helped me fall asleep but not stay asleep and I always felt like I had a little hangover in the morning.
       
    28. Bill Bauer
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      You could have been taking too much melatonin. The pills come in 3mg or 5 mg sizes, yet
       
    29. ACG
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      Maybe it's a little of both. Maybe it puts you in a deeper and more restful sleep that causes the neurons to be a little less excited the next day? Don't know, but I've always had lower T days after taking melatonin. I try not to take too much of it for fear of messing with my body's own melatonin production.
       
    30. hans01
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      Ok I tried again but with time release 2Mg, seems to work better now, in the first weeks I felt better in the morning, still with T but can cope better with it, less buzz, at least a little improvement.
       

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