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What is the recommended dose for valeria?

i am still having trouble falling asleep and wondered if I could go up on it I am currently taking .5 ml(which I think is about 17 drops. I also take 50 mg trazadone which I grind up and take with applesauce.  In addition I am taking a small amt of melatonin. Sometimes I think it works other times I dont

I have tried to space it out like you had suggested. I really dont like taking medicine so I would rather increase the valeria than take more trasadone

 

Thoughts??

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Noah,

I'm not sure which strength liquid you have, but the max bedtime dose is 300mg to 600mg prior to bed. If someone has anxiety, a dose of 120mg to 200mg can be taken up to 3 times a day.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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I use nature’s answer the bottle says super concentrated 

directions say take 1   Ml or 28 drops 1-3 times per day 

i have been taking.5 ml or 28 drops at bedtime 

i wanted to know if it was safe to go up a little

i dont know how to convert to ml

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Noah,Since we don't know the strength, but the directions state you can take 1 ml., that would be a total of 56 drops.

I would try an increase of 5 drops for a couple of nights to see if it helps. That would be 33 drops.

Increase at 5 drop intervals every 2 days if needs. Do not exceed 56 drops.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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That's what I was looking for. My dosing would still be the same at the 5 drop intervals. 

Recommend night dose 1,000mg. An overdose can happen at 20,000mg, so you have some wiggle room.

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 I am s little slow

so if the goal is no more than 1000mg at bed 

how do I  convert mg to drops

ib sorry I am just not getting it😊

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Could you please summarize for me ..basically with the info I gave you what is the maximum ## of drops(I get confused about ml) that I should take.

I understand the idea of only adding 5 drops at a time until I find the point  where it is helpful but what is the max or final goal not to go past

 

I am sorry to  be a pain in the  butt!!

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Noah,

Sorry for the delay, I was trying to figure out the best way to explain this. To start I will tell you that 20 drops is equal to 1 ml. But let's stay on track with your medication.

You told me that 28 drops was 1,000mg. So, if we take half of each, we get 14 drops equals 500mg. If we take half of that we get 7 drops equals 250mg. 

So when I recommended to increase by 5 drops, it would be increasing by about 225mg, which is reasonable. When I looked up the max dose it stated 900mg. That was for a timed release capsule. There is no max dose for the liquid, but it was stated that 20 times the daily dose (1,000mg) could result in an overdose. That would be 20,000mg or 560 drops of the liquid you have.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted

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Noah,

I just had a "pop-up" that said you had a reply to one of my answers, but when i clicked on it nothing was there. Please resubmit id this is the case,

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I would say go no higher that 56 drops, which is 2,000mg. It is way down lower the amount (20,000mg) that can cause severe problems.

But like I said, only increase in increments of 5 drops per night for a week at a time.

Then you can get an idea of the effect.

The other idea I had, if you haven't tried it yet, is a sleep clinic. They have done wonders for some people I know.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

 

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I went to a sleep specialist 

and she wanted me to force myself to stay up until 11-12 so I could retrain my body 

the only problem with that is that I was so off I could barely move 

one night I was so off I thought I was dying 

on theory it made sense but it didn’t work out so good 

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Noah,

I get ya. Sometimes you can find a Parkinson's Sleep clinic, but they are few and far between.

I think as long as you stay at or below 56 drops a day you should be good. Like I said, increase by 5 drops for one week, so 33 drops a day for one week, and see how it goes and let me know.

Also, your not being a pain. It is a true honor to be able to help you and everyone here. It's not too often you get a pharmacist who has Parkinson's. I'm glad I can help.

I hope this helps and please keep me posted.

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