I was wondering if any type 1's taken valerian root? I have terrible sleeping problems and it's one of the few things I haven't tried (acupuncture, other OTCs, and ambien don't work either).
I tried it the other day and it tanked my morning blood sugar...I felt so awful, I didn't even test, I just had some glucose tablets and waited. It may have just been a coincidence, but I don't get frequent lows or highs in the morning and I didn't do anything out of the ordinary the night before.
Thought I would inquire and see if anyone knows much about interaction between insulin and valerian root. I'm taking Lantus and Humalog if that matters, but neither just before bed. The worst part is, I think the valerian root worked, but if it's interacting with insulin, then I won't be able to use it easily.
*Valerian root has not been studied enough which is why my pharmacist had little information for me at least about the interaction of insulin and some arthritis meds I'm on and I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor.