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#1 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

Hello there everyone! 

 

I just wanted to share my new blog post on melatonin and PMS/PMDD.  Not only is it helpful for egg quality....it seems that it could make a big difference with mood during PMS.  A seriously nice side effect!  

 

http://drfiona.white...ntpmsmelatonin/

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

Thank you!

#3 hoping4abundle!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:09 PM

Hello Dr Fiona,

 

I was wondering if you recommended stopping melatonin use while doing IVF & when a positive result is achieved. I have really bad restless legs and take it for that.

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 

Terrie



#4 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

Hi Terrie, 

 

I would definitely stop it once you get a positive pregnancy test.  Thanks so much!  And, good luck!

 

Dr Fiona


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#5 frostedlemon

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

Hold the phone! Melatonin can be used for restless legs? I've been thinking of trying it because I don't sleep well, but I have RLS as well... does it work?


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#6 DrFionaMcCulloch

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

It can be helpful for RLS!  


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#7 hoping4abundle!

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:18 AM

It has made a HUGE difference in my legs! and my husband loves that he doesn't get kicked to death at night! LOL! I don't wake up from symptoms of it at all anymore.



#8 frostedlemon

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:12 PM

Darn, I don't think I can take it. I was reading up on it and it says not to take it if you have a history of family depression. And there's some evidence it can affect your fertility negatively (though not proven) and since we're leaving a second up to chance, I don't want to do anything that might make things even harder. I'm definitely going to ask my doctor about it though, for future reference.


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