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Posted by Paul ( on March 02, 2001 at 09:17:27:

In Reply to: Melatonin posted by Joy on March 02, 2001 at 08:22:40:

would be unlikely for most of the people on this board. One reason is that the standard tests performed in the hospitals would not look for it. If you were to have a test done it would probably be in connection with CH / migraine research and you would be part of a study. In that test they would not look for levels of melatonin but rather its metabolites. (breakdown products) in the urine. If memory serves me correctly, the correlation between CH and low levels of melatonin were 100% in the population studied. Again, this is from memory which in my case is not 100%.

If you wish to try it but have reservations about doing so ask your doctor or neuro. about it. I know many people have reservations about using it but to date I have not read one negative thing about it in any science article. If anyone has seen articles about detrimental effects I would be interested in reading them.

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