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Melatonin
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I find this really helpful to take before I go to bed but you aren’t allowed to buy it OTC in my country which I find strange as you can buy huge bottles of it in the US. I’ve never understood why it is controlled like this? Different strokes I suppose. When I look at other threads I see some people in the US struggling to get propananol presribed whereas here you’d have no problem.
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#2
Yeah, your post made me go and research the worst of its side effects because I take 5mg every night. I came up with nothing of significance (esp versus many books and rec. intoxicants that are legal in most places). Sorry, your government doesn't make sense but, as you prob. know, the US has its fair share of irrational policies. Hope you find what you're looking for.
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(04-16-2019, 11:00 AM)Cantique Wrote: I find this really helpful to take before I go to bed but you aren’t allowed to buy it OTC in my country which I find strange as you can buy huge bottles of it in the US. I’ve never understood why it is controlled like this? Different strokes I suppose. When I look at other threads I see some people in the US struggling to get propananol presribed whereas here you’d have no problem.

Wow, I find melatonin has zero effect on me. You can buy it here at any grocery store, pharmacy, in any strengths. It works wonders for many people, just not me. My doctor is happy to write scripts for propranolol as needed.
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#4
Yes I’m scratching my head as I can’t work it out, there doesn’t seem to be any worrying side effects. Who knows? I’ve only heard of doctors here prescribing it for children with ADHD.
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(04-17-2019, 10:35 AM)Cantique Wrote: I’ve only heard of doctors here prescribing it for children with ADHD.

I know someone who is in that position. As a parent, needing to keep going back to the doctor to get prescriptions is an extra hassle she could do without! Think I heard something about it being useful in certain cases of autism, but I'm not sure how that research turned out.

BTW If you are talking about the UK, I don't think the government is exactly a haven of rationality at the moment! ;-)
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#6
Are you willing to say what country you are in? Just curious.

I've had psychiatrists tell me melatonin is risky, but I'm not sure what the risks are. Unfortunately, it doesn't work for me. There is a much stronger RX-only drug, Rozeram, that I have tried, and that doesn't work for me, either. (I have also heard there is an even stronger prescription drug that works on the same neurotransmitter system, but it is only for people who cannot see and therefore have no responsiveness to daylight at all.)

Propanolol is not a controlled substance in the U.S. at all. It is frequently used, sometimes in high doses, to slow heart beat and lower blood pressure. However, that can make it dangerous if taken by people who don't need it. The U.S. tends to make drugs RX-only if the drug poses any serious physical risks, even rare ones. 

Are you having trouble getting melatonin? What would happen if you ordered some on the U.S. Amazon site and had it shipped to you -- does your government inspect packages and punish people who buy medications from overseas?
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#7
isn't rozeram just like melatonin?
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