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9/18/18 2:23 A

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I’ve been giving my kids a very low does of melatonin for a month or so and it was my son (9) who first experienced a nose bleed. I thought maybe it was a coincidence or maybe he picked his nose in his sleep, my husband has severe nose bleeds as a child. He had his 2nd one two weeks later and I chalked it up to the same reasons, but in the back of my mind wondered if it was the melatonin. Well tonight my daughter who has never had a nosebleed ever before had one. Coincidence, I think not. Melatonin is in the trash and I pray it doesn’t cause any damage. We will have to work on a better evening routine bc the side effects is not worth the easy to bed.

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8/13/08 5:56 P

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I have a disorder called Von Willebrand's that causes me to have nose bleeds a lot. I also have a lot of bruising, and hemophilliac type bleeding. It can be really freaky... but a nose bleed is a nose bleed. It is not likely to happen regularily... but if it happens more than just this once, then worry.

I mean we all get them. right?

I have been trying to decide if I should put my son on that stuff too! They have given me everything twice... it seems like he has been or is on everything. I hate these drugs.

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8/6/08 10:54 P

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My six year old has been taking 5mg of Melatonin and tenex for almost three years now. We have never had either of the problems you mentioned. He just peacefully goes to sleep and wakes up rip, roaring ready to go---whether we are or not!

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8/6/08 12:56 A

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I crush up the 3mg. tablet and mix with a little vanilla pudding. I was going to get chocolate pudding mix - but, do you know that has Red Dye No. 40 in it?

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8/5/08 9:24 P

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My Grandson also takes liquid melotonin and no nosebleeds. But... the tummy ache could be connected if he had it on an empty stomach. As with all vitamins and most meds they can be hard on the stomach lining if taken alone. You might try mixing it in juice before bedtime.

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KAIEPOOH Posts: 4
8/5/08 9:20 P

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Thank you all for your help. It may have just been a coincident. I hope. He does get them in the winter but i keep it cool. I will wait and see and try again on sunday night. Again thank you all and sweet dreams to everyone
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8/5/08 8:35 P

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Hi,

My almost 5 year old son gets an occasional nose bleed but it is also tied to allergies and how dry our house is. My other two kids get them at the same frequency and they are not on Mel. I give my son 1 mg of Mel at night and it is mostly bcz his allergies bother him so much (hence the nose bleeds). It is very infrequently though. I put mine in my son's last drink of the night so maybe the extra liquid keeps him hydrated?

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8/5/08 7:46 P

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It is highly unlikely that the Melatonin had anything to do with your son's nosebleed. The website: Wrong Diagnosis lists 128 different possible causes for nosebleeds. www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/nose
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8/5/08 7:40 P

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My 15 year old Aspie has taken Melatonin and has never had that problem. I am sorry that your son had a problem. Maybe you could call the manufacturer of that particular brand and see if they have a record of any other problems.
My son takes tablet form 6 mg. which is the max.
and it still doesn't help him sleep!!

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KAIEPOOH Posts: 4
8/5/08 7:30 P

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Hi,

I just start to give my son 1mg liquid melatonin sunday night. He then woke up with a nose bleed and telling me his stomach hurt. I cleaned him up rubbed his tummy and put him back to bed. He was fine the next day but I did not give it to him again. When I asked the pharmacist they had no idea why. He does get nose bleeds sometime in the winter if it is to hot in my house we have forced air. But has not had one in a very long time. I just wanted to know if anyone else had this problem. Not sure if I want to try again. Thank you.

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