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Experiences with Melanoma and Melatonin

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Posted 11 years ago

I use melatonin regularly for help with sleep. I only need to take between 1-3mg about 30 minutes before I want to go to sleep and it works very well -- I rarely have trouble falling asleep afterwards. Its particularly helpful in fighting jet lag and resetting your "internal sleep clock" after you've landed in a new time zone.

My wife also uses melatonin in the prevention and treatment of melanoma. She had stage 4 melanoma and one of the best integrative health doctors who we were working with, recommended it. He prescribed 20mg per night for her. I did my own research and found a lot of very credible evidence and studies that suggested that it really does help fight melanoma. She's shown no evidence of melanoma for 4 years and still takes the melatonin regularly. This is one of my top 4 recommended herbs/supplements for fighting melanoma.

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gretajill 9 years ago

I have metastatic melanoma, am in between treatments, and I am trying to start on melatonin. Do you have any advice for me in terms of being able to tolerate a high dose? I can take 5 mg at night with no problem, but when I tried 10 mg, I was groggy and slightly nauseous all the next day. I can't imagine taking 20 mg, but I recognize that that is a minimum therapeutic dose. Does it help to build up gradually? I would appreciate any guidance you could provide.

MRosenthal 9 years ago

Hi Gretajill, are you taking strait melatonin or time release melatonin? What brand are you taking? I am not a melatonin expert, but I have found myself that when I take time release melatonin, I am a bit groggy the next day. Particularly if I didn't sleep for 7-8 hours. Also, the quality of melatonin varies greatly by brand. I personally like Pure Encapsulations... they are a very high quality brand that is often used by professionals. Check this one out: http://www.amazon.com/Pure-Encapsulations-Melatonin-20-capsules/dp/B00164QFRQ/ it is 20mg and not time release. I'd try it and see how you tolerate it.

Keep up the good work on fighting melanoma... you can beat it!

gretajill 9 years ago

Thank-you!

lyonw 7 years ago

I have been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in my left lung. I just finished chemotherapy and radiation back in Aug for squamous cell car. In my throat. I was wanting a list of fruits and veggies and supplements that would work best for melanoma, and amount to use. I have my first Yervoy trearment tomorrow. Blessings, Papabutch 68 yrs old

MRosenthal 7 years ago

Hi Papabutch, I hope the treatment went well! If you haven't checked out the diet section of this site, look here: http://www.foundhealth.com/melanoma/diet. You can see a list of foods and supplements that have some evidence of helping to fight melanoma. If you want to discuss in more detail, I'm happy to connect with you. Mike

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Posted 10 years ago

My wife had a spot on her calf and it was removed 6 months later a spot appeared and radical surgery removed a pork chop sized piece of her calf. The sentinal limph node on that side groin was removed and found to be melanoma free. two years later a node in that group lit up on PT scan. She was invited to engage in a 'toxic" experiment and declined. She went to another clinic and was told that after 3 years with only one node showing on PT, her immune system was probably working in her favor and to take melatonin 20mg and V D3. As of going on 5 years, her last PT was free of melanoma indications. she is past 70 and healthy. Guarded Remission is the phrase used.

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Posted 6 years ago

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