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    Melatonin Sex Drive???


    I have a problem. I wake up like 3x a night and binge. I take Luvo its an ssri. I ha taken 3mg Melatonon before kinda helped. I read that Melatonin can effect sex drive tho. Is this true?

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    I take melatonin and have no change in sex drive. however, erase killed my libido so I've take horny goat weed and that worked
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazingAJ
    I have a problem. I wake up like 3x a night and binge. I take Luvo its an ssri. I ha taken 3mg Melatonon before kinda helped. I read that Melatonin can effect sex drive tho. Is this true?
    It would have to be dosed at dangerous levels and for a long period of time to effect libido negatively. Taken once in a while is no problem.
    It is also thought to prove mild AI effects.
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    Ai effects? Is 3mg a night ok? Doc said i should try melatonin
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    Does dosing it regularly shut down your natural production of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF
    Does dosing it regularly shut down your natural production of it?
    As far as I know, there are no long term use studies that have been conducted, however there are a number of studies showing it's short term safety (3 months or less).
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    Thx AntiHero!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZMIDLYF View Post
    Thx AntiHero!
    No problem. Just make sure if you are starting it (for the first time), go with the smallest dose you can find (usually 100mcg tablets, I believe) and work your way up. There is nothing worse than starting with a dose higher than you need and having a melatonin hangover the next day. It's also a good idea to try out the dosages on days that you don't need to get up in the morning, so that if you oversleep it's not a big deal.
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    So should i do 1mg or 3mg? 3mg wrked before but tired during day
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazingAJ View Post
    So should i do 1mg or 3mg? 3mg wrked before but tired during day
    If you were tired during after you woke up, you dosed it too high. With the correct dosing, you shouldn't feel any negative effects the next morning. I'd recommend trying 1mg and seeing how it works. With melatonin, it's best to use the lowest necessary dose (IMO) to achieve your desired effects without any negative sides.
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    Well with 1mg i wake up like 2 hrs later. And with 3ng i sleep longer
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    But more groggy lol. Im usually actually just tired after cardio. Idc too much for grogginess. I just dont want no boner problems
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    How benificial is melatonin in keeping someone asleep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazingAJ
    But more groggy lol. Im usually actually just tired after cardio. Idc too much for grogginess. I just dont want no boner problems
    The appropriate dosing for each individual can vary, but try 2mg. You may need to get 100mcg tablets to find your exact dosing "sweet spot", because it may be 2.2mg or 1.8mg (for example) the only way to find out is to play with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazingAJ
    How benificial is melatonin in keeping someone asleep?
    There have been studied showing that melatonin increases time in the REM portion of the sleep cycle. By doing so, you may find yourself to feel fully rested with less than the typical 8 hours of sleep. The appropriate dose should help you maintain a sleeping state for a long enough period of time to feel rested.
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    Thats interesting. If i dint take melatonin the next day i feel gret. When i do take it next day i feel foggy and want to nap
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmazingAJ
    Thats interesting. If i dint take melatonin the next day i feel gret. When i do take it next day i feel foggy and want to nap
    That's most likely a dose related side effect.
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    So take like 1 mg? Im a night eater. Night eaters have low melatonin levels.
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    I guess il do 2 tonight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I take melatonin and have no change in sex drive. however, erase killed my libido so I've take horny goat weed and that worked
    Erase killed your libido? Really because erase + DAA made my libido skyrocket to new heights. Horny 24/7 unfortunately. webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-940-MELATONIN.aspx?activeIngredien tId=940&activeIngredientName=M ELATONIN According to this, melatonin has no side effects for sex drive. Maybe its all in your head
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar

    Erase killed your libido? Really because erase + DAA made my libido skyrocket to new heights. Horny 24/7 unfortunately. webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-940-MELATONIN.aspx?activeIngredien tId=940&activeIngredientName=M ELATONIN According to this, melatonin has no side effects for sex drive. Maybe its all in your head
    Too much estro suppression calls for no libido
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    This^^ His levels were already down and the Erase took him to low. I am the same way. AIs don't do well with me because my estro levels are very low naturally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FL3X MAGNUM

    Too much estro suppression calls for no libido
    yup, I bumped down to 2 pills ed instead if 3 and was fine. I then had some erase pro on hand and I took tht and it happend again..so 50mg must be my max haha ..didn't mean to hijack this thread
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    ah didnt know that, learn something new everyday .
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    I haven't heard about melatonin affecting your sex drive. But I have heard of guys getting melatonin and the peptide Melanotan mixed up. The latter of which will boost your libido.

    As for taking Melatonin long term, I've gone for over a year taking it regularly with absolutely no problems with sleeping after stopping it's use even taking the doses as high as 20mg to see what would happen.

    I can concur with taking a decent dose of it when you are not going to get enough sleep, and waking up feeling more refreshed. Often times if I'm going to get less than 6 hours of sleep I will take 5mg and I will feel like I got more when I wake up. It's one of those supps that I never go without.

    One last comment, I prefer the regular stuff as opposed to the time release. I find that there is much less of a "hang-over" effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    Erase killed your libido? Really because erase + DAA made my libido skyrocket to new heights. Horny 24/7 unfortunately.
    "Erase +DAA" does not equal "Erase"

    Additionally, taking too much Erase "can" wreak havoc on your libido as well. Erase is an excellent product but it's all about finding your sweet spot when it comes to hormones/hormonal manipulation.

    Quote Originally Posted by EatMoar View Post
    According to this, melatonin has no side effects for sex drive. Maybe its all in your head
    Melatonin is a hormone. As such, it CAN affect his libido; albelit more indirectly. Most people swear GH increases their libido. Melatonin increases GH production.

    The endocrine system is not as simple and moreover, definitely fragile/sensitive to any flux.
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    Melatonin facilitates parasympathetic activity (i.e. erection) and reduces blood pressure, so it follows that libido would rise as well.
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    Ive taken extremely high doses of melatonin in the past as per Life Extension articles and research that indicates an anti-inflammatory/GH boosting potential. I've gone as high as 100 mg at night with no libido issues...in fact, Id say it was enhance a bit. The melatonin hangover side effect only lasts a few days until your body gets used to the higher levels.
  

  
 

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