Melanotan is a tanning synthetic hormone initially created to protect people with fair skin from sun injuries by simulating the secretion of melanin. Basically the drug would be injected in the layer of fat beneath the skin and would trick the body into producing more skin pigment, without being exposed to UV rays. But melanotan also comes with a set of not very pleasant side effects. The good news is that there are ways to overcome them.
Some users that tried melanotan felt lightheaded, weak. They would be deprived of their ability to move. Not many know this, but there are ways to stop dizziness. Whether you feel off balance or as if the surroundings are spinning, stop what you are doing. Sit and put your head between your legs or lie down. Breathe deeply while sitting or lying down. This will help increase the blood flow to your brain. Stay hydrated and drink water or sports drinks to replenish lost minerals. Have something to eat as dizziness can be caused by low blood sugar. Because of the great balance between water and sugar, fruits are good alternatives.
To keep your dizziness from getting worse, stare at a certain spot and avoid bright lights. Bright lights worsen dizziness and looking at a non-moving spot will convince your brain the surroundings aren’t moving. On the long term, get plenty of rest and increase you fluid intake. Also, consider taking motion sickness medication.
Melanotan has also been linked to nausea. The first thing to do is try to relax, as anxiety will only worsen the situation. Have regular meals even if it sounds impossible. If nausea is followed by vomiting and/or diarrhea you need to replace the nutrients you’ve lost. Try bland foods such as toast, rice, bananas, boiled chicken breast as they are easier to digest and have small meals throughout the day. Avoid processed, spicy and greasy foods. They will only make you feel even sicker.
Consume ginger and lemons, as they can both alleviate nausea. Ginger tea with lemon is a great idea. Some pharmacies sell soluble minerals, which are great if nausea is associated with vomiting. Stay away from sweet and carbonated drinks. They will harm even more an upset stomach. Also avoids dairy products because they are difficult to digest. If everything else fails, take medication. Nausea is temporary when using melanotan, so I pill might just do the trick.
- Loss of appetite
Some users have experienced extreme loss of appetite while doing melanotan tanning jabs. If you experience lack of appetite, surround yourself with your favorite foods. You see, to prevent loosing muscle mass, you need to eat. Stick to a schedule consisting in small meals. Stay away from strong odors and heavy meals as they will make you feel nauseous. If solid food won’t go in, try turning your food into juice. Not only will you stay hydrated, you will also get lots of nutrients.
Whatever side effects you may experience while using melanotan, try to stay relaxed. Stress will only make things worse. Eat regularly and don’t neglect sleep. If things go out of hand, refer to a pharmacist or see a doctor. Health has priority.