can you buy melatonin over the counter?

(35 Posts)
SantaFio2 Tue 21-Dec-04 10:06:14

and is it just callked melatonin or has it got a brand name?

I have asked my mum who is a dispenser (!!) and she wont tell me anything (aaarrrggghhh)

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JakBFrostNippingatYourtoes Tue 21-Dec-04 10:17:06

You can't honey. It has to be prescribed. You can order it over the Internet, however, from US pharmacy online type sites.

SantaFio2 Tue 21-Dec-04 10:20:22

oh heck

after starting my original thread about how dd wouldnt sleep and what drugs could we give her (to ask my gp about) she miraculously started sleeping alot better maybe waking once or twice a night. But now it is back to normal. saturday nioght was just horrendous, she was up awake for most of the night and got up normal time sunday morning. it is killing us Supposse we wont get in the dr's till way after christmas now

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JakBFrostNippingatYourtoes Tue 21-Dec-04 10:32:59

I can get some for you love. I need to get some more anyway.

SantaFio2 Tue 21-Dec-04 10:45:33

are you sure you dont mind?

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JakBFrostNippingatYourtoes Tue 21-Dec-04 11:09:44

Of course not! Will make the call now. CAT me with your address X

onlyjoandthethreekings Tue 21-Dec-04 12:24:23

you can buy it from ebay

JaysMumWantsaSilentNight Tue 21-Dec-04 20:38:39

We use Melotonin...get it on prescription for J. Only problem is the longer he is on it the less it works.....am currently doing 3 nights now with no sleep at all!!!!!!

Big brother told him that there is no Santa.....now hes doing Santa watch...sitting by his window all night with binoculars looking for him.....GRRRR big brothers!!!!!!!

blossomgoodwill Tue 21-Dec-04 21:33:23

Jaysmum - how on earth do you last so long without sleep??? I would be dead, honest!!!! Do you manage to have a little rest in the day to make up for it? Blossxxx

JaysMumWantsaSilentNight Wed 22-Dec-04 02:01:36

I wish Blossom.....still doing the Santa Watch tonight!!!!! At the present time J is sat shining his torch up to the clouds through his bedroom window trying to see Santa.....if he doesnt go to sleep soon I think I'll scream......

Hubby is having first part of the night to sleep...he's been in bed since 8pm. He'll be taking over in an hours time and then I'll hit the sack till 9am...if I'm lucky.Night shift literally in this house!!!

Just worry about J he is starting to look pale and really tired. Long walk on the beach tomorrow might just wear him out....Fingers crossed!!!!

SilentNiteForJess Wed 22-Dec-04 18:27:56

I feel for you Jay's mum! We are similarly afflicted with Alex!! (Note the similarity in our Christmas Usernames, lol! And I didn't copy you I promise! Sleep-deprived minds think alike!! )

Jess x

JakBFrostNippingatYourtoes Wed 22-Dec-04 19:31:46

Blimey, Jess and Jays Mum. Your homes sound very lively at night. Lack of sleep is like a slow form of torture. I hope it gets better soon. Santafio2- on the case with the melatonin, the paed should get back to me tomorrow.

Davrosthesnowwoman Wed 22-Dec-04 19:45:26

Fio, I've got some in the cupboard if you're desperate. We're not using it so happy to post a bottle to you.

JaysMumWantsaSilentNight Thu 23-Dec-04 01:31:16

Totally lost it tonight and have taken batteries out of all the torches, hidden the telescope and binoculars!!!! Given him his Melatonin and guess what hes still awake looking for bloody Santa!!!!
Tried telling him today that Sants doesnt exist...wrong move!!!!... now he wont talk to me because I have tricked and lied to him!!!!!!!
Totally exhausted and cant wait for christmas to be over so we can try and get back to "normal".
ARGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

SantaFio2 Thu 23-Dec-04 09:34:09

I dont mind davros, if you want to send it me? She hasnt been too bad again. Everytime i post on here saying she is bad she sleeps better!

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Davrosthesnowwoman Thu 23-Dec-04 09:55:44

Its always the way, as soon as you decide something has become a real problem and resolve to do something about it, it stars to get better! Happy to send the melatonin but won't be until after Xmas now so would be next Weds I think.

SantaFio2 Thu 23-Dec-04 09:57:53

it might be easier if you just told me where you get your drugs from and who is your dealer

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Davrosthesnowwoman Thu 23-Dec-04 10:07:41

I always pop down to Camden Town tube station on a Saturday afternoon and hang around in a phone box...!!!
I got liquid melatonin from Iherb in the USA but its quite a low strength which might be OK for you OR you can get capsules that MrsF uses from Ebay. You can't get liquid on Ebay but MrsF says her capsules disolve quite easily. I got tablets from the Paediatrician whcih are useless to hide in anything, even if you crush them ghey've got a sort of skin and don't disolve in anything! Me and DH take one of these now and then though. I told the Paediatrician last time I saw him that I was going to sell them on Ebay!! (I know him quite well btw). Have Cat you anyway.

SantaFio2 Thu 23-Dec-04 10:14:20

pmsl @ camden tube in a phone box, would be the most interesting SN meet so far I bet

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JakBFrostNippingatYourtoes Thu 23-Dec-04 19:53:59

Santafio baby, got your drugs! I need to keep a few but can send you 14 or so? They're capsules so you can open them up and sprinkle in yoghurt, milk etc? Whaddayoureckon?

blossomgoodwill Thu 23-Dec-04 20:41:43

Oh my god Jaysmum. Please do not tell me you still haven't had a nights sleep
I would be like a woman from hell if I was sleep deprived for that long.

JaysMumWantsaSilentNight Thu 23-Dec-04 20:49:16

Blossom....you know that picture of scarey? Well I look like her sister now...........

Still up most of last night....but he slept from 4.30 til 10am - so I got some sleep this morning.

J is totally exhausted...fast asleep in bed now...the only bonus of all this is that everything that can be washed has been...all the ironing is done...the kitchen is gleaming...and I've got nothing to do...the house has never looked so clean and tidy.....so tonight I'll be putting my feet up and will be having a few glasses of the red stuff...hubby doing the night shift so when I'm tucked up in my bed I know I'll be sleeping right through!!!!

blossomgoodwill Thu 23-Dec-04 20:55:31

I have just e-mailed you but didn't read this properly!!!
Am glad Jay is getting some sleep and hopefully you all will.
- I cannot believe that all of your washing and ironing is done. That your house is clean. I have cleaned all the floors today but you wouldn't believe it looking at them now. Ellie is my little whirlwind, 10 minutes and everything I do she undoes!!!!!! Little madam that she is

blossomgoodwill Thu 23-Dec-04 20:56:06

p.s. In 7 years since being a mum my ironing and washing has never been uptodate ever

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