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Humira and Melatonin #281648
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Hi. I am currently experiencing a bad bout of insomnia. Does any one know if you can take Melatonin while on Humira.

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Funny you should bring this up because I had NEVER had insomnia in my life until I started taking Humira. Maybe it's pure coincidence but I don't know. I think there are things that drug does to the body - as helpful as it is - that we're still not fully aware of. With my insomnia I can fall asleep just fine but I wake up every night around 3 AM and toss and turn until morning.

As for melatonin, I don't see why you couldn't take it but I'm not a doctor. However, its effects are pretty overstated. I think I read people taking melatonin fell asleep 7 minutes faster and slept 8 minutes longer, on average. So it doesn't do a whole lot for you.

A magnesium supplement is supposed to help you maintain deep sleep. Something like JYM I think is supposed to have the right kind of magnesium plus a couple of other things to help it work better.

What's helped me was Amitriptyline. My gastroenterologist prescribed it for my stomach issues. The side benefit is that, taken right before bed, it helps you sleep.

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I do occasionally. But you need to discuss it with all your doctors and possibly your pharmacist before you do. Everyone's situation is different.


Ginny - 57 year old female
Dx with USpA in March 2013; changed to AS in July 2015
Iritis and Scleritis
unicompartmental knee replacements: right-June 2014, left-Aug 2018
MTX, Humira, Cyclobenzaprine, plus Celebrex as needed
Supplements: Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Calcium, Fish Oil, Culturelle probiotic, Melatonin (as needed)
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My rheumy said it’s fine. Research was on 300mcg. Most brands are much higher doses and higher doses can give very vivid dreams. Not nightmares but dreams that have so much detail you’ll wake up tired. Look for 300mcg or cut bigger doses into smaller sections.


46, diagnosed with AS in early 2005 and on TNF-blockers since then: They have been miracle drugs for me. On Enbrel from spring 2005 to Nov 2008. On Humira from Nov 2008 to present. Baclofen and OTC anti-inflammatories as needed.

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I too had dream issues. Very very detailed dreams with occasional nightmares.

Not sure you can blame Humira for insomina as many of us have from the pain, but I like Advil PM

Anna


Actema IV once a month (with pre loading for allergic reaction), Cymbalta x1 daily, Arava 20mg daily. Diagnosed with AS in 2004, suffered undiagnosed since 1982.
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Originally Posted by Banana


Not sure you can blame Humira for insomina as many of us have from the pain, but I like Advil PM

Anna


I'm not blaming Humira for my insomnia. I'm just saying I never had insomnia until I started taking Humira. But I remember enough from my college science classes to know that correlation does not equal causation.

Re: Humira and Melatonin [Re: Anthony777] #281660
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Looks like you received replies for the original question. Thought I'd share this with the group. "Painsominia" https://www.spondylitis.org/This-AS-Life-Live/dawn-gibson

Also here is an article with several notable rheumatologists that specialize in AS quoted. https://www.spondylitis.org/Spondylitis-Plus/Spondylitis-Plus-Articles/Article-8

Kindest,
Rich


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If there is anything that medical marijuana does great, it's putting you out like a light when you need it.


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