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How Much Melatonin?

How Much Melatonin?

My 21 year old daughter has regular nocturnal seizures. I have read that taking melatonin can help. I am not sure what mg dose to start with. She is very slight and weighs about 8 stone. Any advice would be really appreciated.

Many thanks,

Jane

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Sounds like you need to make an appointment with a neurologist to be properly medicated

posted 9 days ago

Melatonin

Melatonin

Can melatonin cause any bad effects when being on depakote,lamictal and keppra?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

i dont think so. melatonin is already in your body to help you get tired and sleeping. some have less meltonin than others do to meds, work, stress, and/or you dont know how to release melatonin.

posted almost 4 years ago

CBD And Melatonin

CBD And Melatonin

What are your experiences with using any kind of CBD & melatonin to help with your epilepsy/symptoms. I have a few different types & strengths of products that include cbd in the ingredients and pure cbd hemp oil for a vaporizer. I’m finding the full spectrum hemp oil through a vaporizer helpful for some relief & I’ve just been using melatonin on & off for years for sleep. I’d like to incorporate natural products now, before any prescription meds are given by my Dr

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Maybe you could talk to him about it

posted about 1 year ago

Does All Epilepsy Meds Cause Sleep Trouble?

Does All Epilepsy Meds Cause Sleep Trouble?

🤔 Trouble sleeping..thats me. It started way b4 2020 covid.. So thats Not It 🙂 any suggestions that are reasonable

LOL

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I took CBD oil capsules for arthritis and got so groggy during the day I couldn't get anything done. If you can afford very low mg's of CBD OIL it may help you if you take it in evening so you can… read more

posted 5 months ago

Does Melatonin Help With Seizures

Does Melatonin Help With Seizures

Does melatonin help with epilepsy

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take it to help me sleep at night but also if I'm having a lot of orders or seizures I take melatonin as opposed to my rescue meds so I'll just fall asleep and forget about it

posted about 5 years ago

Fycompa And Depression

Fycompa And Depression

My neurologist increased my Fycompa dosage from 2mg to 4mg at the beginning of the month. A week later, I started struggling with depression issues- feeling sad, angered, tired, helpless and feeling like I'm a failure. Is there a correlation?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm off of that medication now. Came off of it last Saturday and I'm feeling so much better. Less confused, more alert, and a lot less depressed. Had a zoom call with my neurologist yesterday. He… read more

edited, originally posted 7 months ago

Has Any One Heard Of Melatonin Sleep Aid Casing Seizures In Children?

Has Any One Heard Of Melatonin Sleep Aid Casing Seizures In Children?

I usually give my child 5 mg tab of melatonin but I have stopped because someone mentioned to me that melatonin can cause seizures. We see the sleep specialist in August.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Because of its effects on other hormones, melatonin might interfere with development during adolescence.
(From WebMD)

posted over 5 years ago

Calcium

Calcium

I am a 50 year old woman who is peri menopausal. I take Vitamin D twice a day as well as many AED. I be am wondering if I should take Calcium as well. Thank you

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes you should calcium I'd good for your bones

posted 2 months ago

Insomnia Problem Separate From Epilepsy

Insomnia Problem Separate From Epilepsy

I have somewhat recently developed insomnia. I have not changed any meds. Any suggestions or advice on how to combat the insomnia?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've never taken any of those medications.

posted over 4 years ago