I am currently ‘under investigation’ for Neuro inflammation, having had enhanced and non enhanced lesions on spinal cord and awaiting Olicognal bands result from Lumbar Puncture.
Last year I started suffering panic attacks and high anxiety and have been taking sertraline as recommended by my GP - which helps enormously! I am also peri menopausal and have a lot of chronic stressors in family life.
I have also taken Zopiclone ad hoc for a couple of years and more so recently, partly due to neuro symptoms preventing sleep.
I have seen a couple of you mention Melatonin as an aid for quality sleep and as I am quite worried about using Zopiclone I would prefer to try something more ‘natural’ - my son with autism was prescribed 3mg melatonin when younger so I’m assuming if it can be given to children (he was 10) it must be ‘safe’ ??
What sort of dose do people take? I have found melatonin supplements on amazon and can’t see that it would interact with sertraline and of course will ask my GP when I go for next repeat of Sertraline.
May I ask anyone else’s experience/opinion of melatonin? Can it be taken adhoc, or should it be nightly? Does it build up and have long term effect or a short half life??
I struggle terribly to both gt to sleep and to stay asleep and feel that this leaves me even more prone to fatigue and brain fog! 3 nights with little sleep has led to me tripping over myself everywhere and dropping things - although this could be neuro related of course!!