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#1 ERipley

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:20 PM


Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 07:59 PM.

#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:25 PM

In Australia you can not purchase real melatonin without a Dr script, so it most likely is a herbal pseudo item.

#3 Ozquoll

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:29 PM

Was this an Australian supermarket? Melatonin is prescription-only in Australia, so God knows what was in the product you saw.

Leaving that aside, my DS takes melatonin every night to get him to sleep. I haven't noticed any change in his anxiety levels.

#4 ERipley

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:30 PM


Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 07:59 PM.

#5 Paddlepop

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

That product is homeopathic. Save your money. It doesn’t contain any real melatonin.

If you want real melatonin you can order it from America from iHerb.

#6 Future-self

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

View PostERipley, on 19 August 2019 - 12:30 PM, said:

I was surprised to see it. I think this was it: https://www.woolwort...e-passionflower

You wouldn’t trust it?
It doesn’t actually contain any of the hormone melatonin - so no, from that aspect you can’t trust it.

It’s homeopathic which means they can label it whatever they like and not have to prove what’s in it. You may as well eat smarties for all the good that it will do.
Actually chocolate wound have a better effect tbh

Edited by Future-self, 19 August 2019 - 12:33 PM.

#7 Bono25

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

I sometimes take melatonin to help me sleep.  I also take half a zoloft to help with anxiety.  I've noticed that if I take melatonin for a few days in a row, with the zoloft it makes my anxiety worse and I end up on edge all day.  I don't know if it matters, but I always take the zoloft in the mornings, so I'm not taking them at the same time.

#8 ERipley

Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:55 PM


Edited by ERipley, 19 August 2019 - 08:00 PM.

#9 Gumbette

Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:44 PM

You can buy it very cheap from iHerb though (suggested by the paediatrician).  My kids use it for sleep issues (30 minutes before bed time).  I also use it occasionally - the only way I see it relieving stress is that I'm asleep and can't worry about anything -otherwise taking one during the day would mean I would nod off at my desk.

#10 bubskitkat

Posted 23 September 2019 - 07:09 PM

My son is on 5mg of melatonin.

Can someone recommend a brand from iherb?

I normally get this from a compound chemist

#11 Gumbette

Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:57 AM

Liquid (before learning to swallow tablets our paediatrician put us onto this to save us paying to have the liquid made up by a compounding chemist - ouch!)

Dissolve able (DD11 uses these)


Small swallow whole (DS 7 has now progressed to these)


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