Have any of you ever had a slight case of depression while on.
I have taken 9mg melatonin (3x the recommended dose) every night for years, never had a problem of any kind.
Originally Posted by Longdog
I have been taking 6mg a day,just wondering im a little in the dumps but I do have seasonal affective disorder.I get depressed in the winter and we just had a half of foot of snow
been taking 6mgs ed about an hour before bedtime for a while now. no issues.
I take it once in a while for sleep, waking up and getting going the next day is hard for me, and I am in a "depressed" mood for the morning.
That's why my city, Atlanta, keeps growing by 3% a year, a great economy and 300 days a year of sunshine.
Melatonin is somewhat implicated in depression when taken high dose and/or long term, but being over 40 with naturally low levels, it's unlikely that Melatonin is the cause of the your blues. Buy some 100 watt full spectrum lights for your home, artificial sunshine to keep your sunny side up through a New England winter and drink caffeine, the safest longterm stimulant.
i experience this with melatonin and zma. check out my gotu kola thread, it helps me sleep and i feel freaking awesome the next day.
Melatonin even at low, 3mg doses can put me in the dumps the next day. I have seasonally affected disorder bigtime.
Originally Posted by bioman
Dam I had no idea this was possible,but I am going to go off it for a while and seehow I feel.I also started taking 2000mg of st john's wort just to see if that will help..Thanks all for the input and thanks Bio for confiming my suspicion...
I'm fairly certain it was the cause but you know how that goes..could be just coincidence.
Originally Posted by MaDmaN
Hey thanks for bringing this up, I thought I was the only one. I take melatonin sometimes and unisom also.
I'm going to stop.
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Try 100mg DHEA first thing in the morning, it turns off the Mel depression, and only use 3mg Mel at night!
Melatonin dosage even works as low as 1mg a night before bed. I don't think I ever have gone above 3mg a night. I have been using it off and on for about 10 years. I don't know about it causing depression or not, that a whole other issue I have going on. I don't know if it's like Ambien, you have to be able to commit to a minimum of 8 hours uninterupted sleep or you can wake up groggy also.
Melatonin influences serotonergic activity, and it's just a bad time of year to be doing that for some people.
this time of year sucks!!! i never really noticed it until this year though.
For those who have issues with depression in the winter months... start tanning.
My g/f has this and with a medical condition it makes her more dramatic but I got her tanning 3 times a week during the winter a few years ago andit really, really helps her to the point it's almost non-existant.
Hope this helps.
One can also get a UV light box to trick the brain into thinking the days are longer than they really are. I've heard they are expensive but worth it.
Yes, my g/f has one of these as well that she used on her desk at work. Cost: $300 CDN.Originally Posted by bioman
couldn't you just buy a big, cheap UV bug zapper from Wal-mart and look directly at it for a long time during the day? (J/J)
I've never tried it, but I believe the box you guys are using, or tanning therapy may be worth it for some, it's all related to disrupted pineal and hypo function, so if you can fix it and avoid taking anti-dep, then why not?
One can buy 60,75 and 100 watt full spectrum light bulbs for a standard lamp for about $7. They have the missing elements of the light spectrum that standard incadescent and flourecent bulbs lack.