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Melatonin vs. Valium for Insomnia

Melatonin

OTC
/ 194,687 posts
Other Names: Melatonin (With B6)

Valium

Rx
/ 293,569 posts
Other Names: Diazepam   Mogadon   Diastat   Valrelease   Antenex
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 194,687 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 293,569 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr... Read more on Wikipedia
Diazepam , first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche is a benzodiazepine drug. Diazepam is also marketed in Australia as Antenex. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures including status epilepticus, muscle spasms (such as... Read more on Wikipedia
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By blahblah_gc
September 7, 2014
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My experience with melatonin
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August 26, 2014
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By Concern mom
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
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What patients are saying about Melatonin vs. Valium

1,669 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
a few times and it does help but I feel groggy the...
...melatonin a few times and it does help but I feel groggy the next ...I used to take half a valium, slept g...
seem tensed up all the time but it still was not helping...
...and took 10 mg of melatonin. Didn't ...the valium was helping me was cause it's supposed to help relax the muscles. My muscles seem tensed up all the time but it still was not helping the...
taking melatonin and valium worked in the beginning then...
I was taking melatonin and valium worked in ...then slowly stopped. I am only on 5mg of valium. My dr said if ...addicted and so forth. I love valium the side effects for me are nothing and it...
(human version from the drugstore). That didn't help...
...calm dog. We started with melatonin (human version from the drugstore). That didn't help much. We then went to valium. That worked for a while. It's cheap and had no bad side effects. A few months...
first that aren't so addicting. A bottle of melatonin...
...getting a ambien or valium script but I'd try other things first that aren't so addicting. A bottle of...
my recent jump off valium. I also have a low thyroid. ...
...of melatonin to make a difference.  I took this and it really helped me before I made my recent jump off valium.  I also have...
that Valium is. I suspect it would have no effect on your...
Melatonin is for sleep... it helps me fall asleep, but it's not a sedative in the way that Valium is. I suspect it would have no effect on your dog. But I have no idea...
I took some valium. It worked wonders. Now 4 months later...
...seem to have trouble sleeping during chemo ...nights after, I took some valium. It worked wonders. Now 4 ...through the night. I think it was MBJ that suggested melatonin. It does work :) I'm...
have tried melatonin and it does nothing, I've tried every...
...Lantus. I have tried melatonin and it does nothing, I've tried every vitamin ...The Xanax helps but I still dream and sometimes have nightmares all night. I find the Valium only helped me to fal...
I go to bed, I hate it. But the epidural shots did not work...
...And then Valium at might before I go to bed, I hate it. But the epidural shots did not work, need to get another MRI soon to see my C6&7 have worsened. I did find that Melatonin really works to he...
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