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A 20-year-old female asked:

prescribed prazosin for ptsd-is there an alternative i could ask for that wouldnt need to be taken daily?

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Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Depends: Does the Minipress (prazosin) seem to help you with your ptsd symptoms? If so, how is it helpful and what are your objections to taking it daily; since presumably you are taking viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) (vilazodone) daily? Without knowing your answers, i can't really suggest an alternative to prazosin--what i might suggest could be less helpful.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Prazosin: Prazosin is excellent for the combination of nightmares and insomnia that is often seen with PTSD. I don't know of an alternative medicine that would not be used daily (if the symptoms are continuous).
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Prazosin: Prescribing prazosin for nightmares is like putting a bg bandage on a badly infected wound--you can cover it up for a while the infection is still there. Many people report immediate return of nightmares, if it even worked at all, and many have worse nightmares than before prazosin. Please check out the better, faster & permanent resolution with No More Nightmares- with Planned Dream Intervention

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