Melatonin

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Chris Douglas
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Melatonin

Post by Chris Douglas » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:42 pm

"sharing is caring ... :D "

I started using Molly on melatonin last Sat. night right before bedtime ... noticed a big difference right away ... when it was time to go to bed she was more than ready ... drowsy and sleepy ... don't know if it'll keep working so well forever ... but for now I think it help's her to not have seizures at night ...

Chris and Molly
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

clarasmom
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Location: North Carolina

Re: Melatonin

Post by clarasmom » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:03 pm

Hiya,

I know it's been a few months since you posted about starting melatonin. I just want to know if you're still experiencing good results. Just an update would be great.

I have a foster now for two and a half weeks, and I am considering adding melatonin to his bedtime pills as he consistently seizes (five so far in the 2.5 weeks he's been here) in the early morning hours.

Cheers!

Chris Douglas
Posts: 254
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:50 pm

Re: Melatonin

Post by Chris Douglas » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:11 pm

Hi clarasmom,

Unfortunately I lost my Molly to this horrid disease but the melatonin made a terrific improvement to her nighttime seizure's while it didn't stop her from having seizures all together it did stop her from having them in the early morning's.

Hope you experience the same great results ... ♥

Chris
Chris & Molly
Brittany 27 lbs female DOB Mar.2008,
Pb 32.4 mg(1/2 grain) BID
regular Keppra 2/250mg BID
Valium tab's 5 mg orally/rectally as needed
Melatonin 5mg SID


1st seizure 8/20/12
last seizure 12/14/13

Rainbow Bridge 12/28/13

clarasmom
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:35 pm
Location: North Carolina

Re: Melatonin

Post by clarasmom » Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:07 am

Chris,

I am so sorry to hear that Molly died. I thank you for your reply.

Best wishes.

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