A 51-year-old male asked:
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i suffering from servere ptsd i can't sleep and have real bad night swets due to 911 i worked the piles . what can i do to stop the night mares .?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
PTSD: I'm so sorry to hear of your nightmares, sweats, and flashbacks related to 9/11. We thank you for your service. There are helpful treatments for ptsd itself, and for nightmares in particular. The medication prazosin may help these especially; therapy is needed too, and a type called emdr is very useful.
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tx: I agree with dr. Pappas. If sxs are severe than you need to work aggressively with providers to eradicate them. If you are not already working with a psychiatrist who is well versed in the tx of ptsd, that is a must. Additionally, the use of other tx modalities will ^ success. Cognitive processing therapy has a high success rate. Emdr for simple ptsd. Acupuncture for simple + complex ptsd.
Answered on May 12, 2016

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