Indomethicin, Melatonin, 5-HTP

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Posted by Bubba ( on July 02, 2001 at 14:31:39:

In Reply to: Kim posted by Dania on July 01, 2001 at 19:14:29:

Stomach problems are a major concern with indomethacin. It is a good anti-inflamitory, but should be used with care. Indometh might just move the pain a few feet lower, to your new ulcers.

I had good results with melatonin two years ago, but last year I don't think it helped. I have had mixed results with 5-HTP, which is converted to serotonin in the body (and some of the serotonin is made into melatonin). 5-HTP is also used for treating migraine with some sucess. Serotonin and melatonin are definitely involved in my clusters - my sleep cycles usually get messed up right before a cycle, which usually occur in July/August. Part of the problem is that with a circadian disease, it's not just what you take, it is also WHEN you take it. Melatonin can reset your daily rythms, but without a strategy on when to take it, it might throw things out of whack even more.

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