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Hi i hope i'm asking the right question , Please i want to know what to do , My General Practitioner who deals with my General Heath is trying to stop another Dr i go to For Mental Heath from putting me on Melatonin , I'm having no problem's at all with my Cpap , but i can't sleep and the Dr has wrote to my General Doctor to put me on Melatonin , 

My normal GP has already stopped it once why he don't say , but the Mental Health Dr is going to try to get me back on them , he say's it will help me sleep and shouldn't interfere with my Apnea ,

So what i am asking please will the Melatonin be harmful with me being on Cpap at all , and which Dr do you think is right , i'm so confused with the whole thing , I would be Grateful for some input on this Please , Thankyou ,  

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It may be that your GP is not happy with prescribing it for due to other medications you take Ian.  Melatonin only has one brand approved in the UK (forgotten which one) and is not commonly prescribed here.  In fact if you read up on Melatonin on the NHS website you'll see it is only recommended short-term http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/MedicineOverview.aspx?condi...

Perhaps you would be wise to speak with your sleep doctor on this matter too.

Hi Kath thank you once again for your Help , ian

You're very welcome Ian, and hope you can soon overcome your sleep issues.  I'm sure you've already tried this, but does it help to read with your mask on?  I find reading a light-hearted book helps me get to sleep, but I always read with the mask on or I'd waken myself up too much if I put it on later.

ianmcnamara said:

Hi Kath thank you once again for your Help , ian

i am on citalapram

and was asked 

am i suicidal before it was prescribed

that was 5 or 6 years ago

99 said:

i am on citalapram

Hi 99 , My GP has put me back on Melatonin after my Other Dr wrote to him telling him to put me back on them , i picked them up today , Thank you for your Reply , Ian 

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion

99 said:

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion

ianmcnamara said: Hi 99 , i'm on a couple of med's for Depression , But my sleeping is bad , i used to be on Zopiclone to help me but my GP wanted me off that one , so i asked the Mental health Team what to do they put me on a month's supply of Melatonin but my GP never wanted me on them at all , , but my Mental Health Dr wrote to my GP telling him to put me back on it , which i am glad of the help it does , other wise i got no problem's with my CPAP at all , so i'm hoping to get a goodnight's sleep , i thank you for your request of a friend i'm always about if you want to chat , Ian 

99 said:

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion

the best meds for depression is sunlight at least 1 hour summer and two hours winter,letting the light strike the eyes without glass or glasses on or between your eyes

99 said:

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion

St John wort should never be used if you are on anti-depressant as they can be so so dangerous to mix both together.  It does say DONT USE St Johns Wort with them.  Here is a link to a University of Maryland Medical Center: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb-interaction/possible-inte...

It shows that St Johns Wort causes too many problems to use safely  


Thank you both , iv'e never used St John's Wort , Ever ?????????? Melatonin isn't St Johns Wort is it ????????? 

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