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Anyone Ever got Melatonin for Jet lag if so where did you get it from?

(10 Posts)
ppeatfruit Mon 19-Sep-11 13:02:25

I asked for melatonin in a London Health Food shop and was told no one sells it in England is this true? We're flying to New York this saturday for 5 nights and i don't want to suffer for the week we get back. I was given Serotone would it be a good substiiute?

droves Mon 19-Sep-11 17:01:52

Its available on consultants prescription in uk for children , as it is unlicenced . Not sure about adults .

Dont think you can buy it in uk <like you can in usa>

Never heard of Serotone ...

ppeatfruit Tue 20-Sep-11 07:55:25

Thanks droves i'll get some while in N.Y. smile

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 07:57:46

Yup I have tried here , not available

Got it by the bucket load in canada though.

Didn't help me much though

ppeatfruit Tue 20-Sep-11 11:26:47

ggirl so would you say it doesn't work or you need to take a lot for a result?

ggirl Tue 20-Sep-11 12:50:03

I found it worked very well at helping me to sleep , rather too well as I felt very sleepy the next day. I had to half the dose and still felt a little hungover next day.
I used them for sleeping problems due to doing night shifts . I use otc nytol if i have problems now.Melatonin worked almost too well for me

ppeatfruit Tue 20-Sep-11 13:07:39

Thanks ggirl smile

exaspomum Tue 20-Sep-11 14:43:41

You can buy it online. I take it as everynight as I'm having treatment for cancer and it's thought it might have anti-cancer properties and is also supposed to be very safe.

droves Tue 20-Sep-11 21:02:23

Exasposmum ...<off on a tangent , excuse> ....sorry you have cancer ...have you heard about flax seed in diet as supposed to have anti-cancer properties ?

I think its called the Budwig diet <?> ..basically it involves eating lots of flaxseeds/linseeds and cottage cheese ... something to do with ligins in the flax that have anti cancer properties.

More stuff you can chuck at the C the better imo ! smile

Hope your given the " all clear" soon x

PollySE12 Tue 20-Sep-11 22:13:14

You can get it on

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