hey there. Well I currently take 2 mg compounded (premium troche - white chocolate - I will double check. The gelatin ones didn't work and some are also cheap and dont dissolve) I tried liquid it was ok but the ones I have seem to work better than any- including higher dosage, circadin and slow release. The gummies I don't think are a great idea re canuba wax not that good and plus they have other ingredients that are not good. I also don't recommend B6 added (I tried) if you have any methylation issue (I have a common one). I will ask compounder today. I get the 4 mg prescribed and they cut in two for me. I feel this is the way to go. I take at 10 pm bedtime - lights out at 10.30 pm fall asleep 11 pm sleep through till about 7 am - if I wake during night I ensure I wear my buckys sleep mask after trip to loo and its back to sleep. The mask is because despite blockout curtains we have light from streets light. Must have complete darkness for melatonin to work. No side effects helps on many levels cognitive, nerve pain, tinnitus, immune etc. My specialist and doctor said stay on indefinitely as safest for sleep after treatment. I am 60 years old. If I get nerve pain that wakes me up say at 3 am I take a 1mg troche OR 1mg valium...this is a muscle relaxant and also anti inflammatory though I dont often use the latter unless I am feeling anxious re nerve pain. Lately no nerve pain so I dont need anything except melatonin. In morning I take D3 and K2, boswellia and curcumin. I tried honopure but cant say it helped me sleep, tried PEA for nerves was ok but didnt continue. Oh I am also working on PAK-1 pathway so take Bio 30, curcumin and also going to try a few other things recommended by Prof Maruto (I have a PDF of natural compounds) so even Ivermectin and low dose Doxycycline work on this pathway. Basically I work on reducing inflammation daily. I have a great PDF on the biology of the VS. I collect articles on melatonin as I learn more as I research.