So I tried the “Flex” magazine advice on taking 2-3mg of Melatonin before a workout. They state that studies show that it boosts GH levels. I thought it was b.s. but a buddy of mine said he got an “awesome pump” while in the gym and taking it. I tried it and no different pump than normal. lol anyways…
The weird thing that happened was when I was driving home I felt paranoid. I’m never like that and I’ve made that trip 1000 times. Of course I felt tired on the way home and when I got home. Melatonin always knocks me out when I’ve taken it before bed in the past. This was the first time that I’ve taken it and tried to stay awake. My vision was somewhat blurred to. The only way to describe what the vision was like is if you where intoxicated. Lights are blurry and brighter, etc.
Every car that drove past me seemed like they had their high beams on. I didn’t know if it effects the pupils such as other drugs or alcohol. I was kind of in a pissy/grumpy mood for no reason. Kind of like I was tired (imagine that. lol). All of these “sides” seem to be related to the same feeling as if you awoke in the middle of the night.
You know the kind of cranky feeling, just wanting to crash out. I know this is melatonin’s function to cause a person to want to go to sleep but I didn’t like the feeling. I had that paranoid feeling where I just wanted to get home and then I’d be okay. Kind of like something bad would happen to me if I didn’t. I’m not sure if I’m describing it that well. It was definitely odd. I’d recommend against taking it unless you where planning on going straight to bed.
I know this sounds like a weird post but I searched and found nothing about Melatonin having these sides as far as the bright vivid lights and kind of paranoia. As I said maybe all this happened because the Melatonin did it’s job and was putting me to sleep. I know it is a drug that is still in research and many people advise against it unless you have a sleeping problem. This creeped me out tho and I thought I’d share and check to see if this has happened to anybody else.