Melatonin - can't buy from the US any more

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Re: Melatonin - can't buy from the US any more

Postby ruth1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:51 pm

I hear you Janette - thx for that i will remember wheni see Onc soon
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Re: Melatonin - can't buy from the US any more

Postby Janette » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:54 am

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Re: Melatonin - can't buy from the US any more

Postby ruth1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:51 am

Thx Liv, I'm interested b/c I have had probs with sleep for ages and it seems to be worse since I had surgery and chemo. Soundslik abetter thing to take rather than sleeping pills. R
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Re: Melatonin - can't buy from the US any more

Postby liv » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:36 am

yvonne :hugs: hopefully you get this sorted.

ruth - about 2 years ago i wanted to try melatonin, spoke to dr., he gave me a script, off i went to chemist, just about had a heart attack, cant remember exactly but cost around $50.00, i took them any way.
they worked ok, nothing like a sleeping tablets but ok, a very natural sleep.

no way was i going to pay $50 again so i purchased melatonin on line, cost about $8.00.
next time i went to dr's took a bottle with me i wanted to know what i had bought, if they were any good.
he had a good look and to my delight said that mine were exactly the same ingredients but a stronger strength as the ones that were on script...
anyone reading this, i wouldn't take my word on any of this, this is just my experience with melatonin

and i also found a pharmacist that would make melatonin up for me at a reasonable cost., even tho i didn't go thru with it.
....it would be well worth while finding a chemist that could explain things.

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Postby Marydean » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:35 pm

Yvonne, you might be able to ask your GP for a script. The girl who sits next to me at work sees a GP who's just given her a script to help with her sleep. Worth asking about, since there's plenty of evidence about its benefits. Once you have a script, you should be able to order it from o/seas no problems, or you might be able to get some from a compounding pharmacy.
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Postby ruth1 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:16 pm

Hi Yvonne, sorry to hear of this problem for you. I am interested to know what melatonin does. I know it affects sleep. By making it prescription here does that mean its still the lesser strength. Thx. Ruth
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Melatonin - can't buy from the US any more

Postby Yvonne » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:22 pm

I've been taking melatonin since dx with ABC 4 years ago. I've been buying it from the US since you can only buy homeopathic strength in Australia. Now they've made it a "prescription only" drug here and so all the US sites won't send it! Soooo annoying, as I'm convinced it's what's kept me stable after being told I only had two years to live!!!
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