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Old 01-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #31
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Thanks mamas. We are going to try melatonin for a few days.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:43 PM   #32
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Just a quick update. Tried melatonin, didnt seem to help him stay asleep. So we found a gummie vitamin he will eat () and we also started supplementing with iron. He has been sleeping better. No idea why but he seems less fatigued during the day. Still very hit or miss with naps but even when he goes without a nap completely he can hang in there till 7ish. Bedtime is happening between 745 and 830 now...give or take. Hes not waking up as early. No dramatic change...hes 3..so obviously he didnt sprout a halo overnight lol but I think he mightve been low on iron. I did a lot of research and found out the foods I thought were full of iron, arent!

So, long story short, thanks mamas!
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Just a quick update. Tried melatonin, didnt seem to help him stay asleep. So we found a gummie vitamin he will eat () and we also started supplementing with iron. He has been sleeping better. No idea why but he seems less fatigued during the day. Still very hit or miss with naps but even when he goes without a nap completely he can hang in there till 7ish. Bedtime is happening between 745 and 830 now...give or take. Hes not waking up as early. No dramatic change...hes 3..so obviously he didnt sprout a halo overnight lol but I think he mightve been low on iron. I did a lot of research and found out the foods I thought were full of iron, arent!

So, long story short, thanks mamas!
That's awesome! I hunk I may have to try that as well. He's doing great going to sleep but he's still very restless and his behavior isn't as improved as I think it should be. What's the dosage if you don't mind me asking? I'm sure I could find it somewhere but since you've had good results I figured I'd ask. Or a site to look it up at that worked for you. Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #34
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That's awesome! I hunk I may have to try that as well. He's doing great going to sleep but he's still very restless and his behavior isn't as improved as I think it should be. What's the dosage if you don't mind me asking? I'm sure I could find it somewhere but since you've had good results I figured I'd ask. Or a site to look it up at that worked for you. Thanks!
Right now we are just using the infant toddler one...i think its called poly vi sol? I do a half dose. It comes out to .5ml. If he wants two glasses of OJ, i will put another .25 in. Anymore than .5 and there is a very strong smell to it ...1ml is the full dose. I am easing into it bc i know when i have added iron to my diet, i get constipated. Sorry tmi! I do want to go back to ped to find out what the correct dose for him should be.

Eta: ^^^^ this is about iron, not melatonin. Just in case someone is skimming and sees that.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #35
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Any idea what a good adult dose is for someone that still has to get up at 6 am and function? I want to try it for me, but don't want to feel icky when I wake up.
2-3Mg. Depending when you go to bed. I take 3mg at 10pm and wake fine at 6am. I have taken it as late as 11pm without issue.
Oh and I would start with 1mg. I am going to buy 1mg for my DD as I am going to be giving it to her daily now. I hope to use only one or two.
Oh and did you hear about all the benefits melatonin boosts gives us women? It is in the woman's world last week.

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