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Are There Drugs For Ptsd That Will Help With The Nightmares
Yes: Certain blood pressure medications called Alpha adrenergic agents, like Clonidine or prazosin, are used to help eliminate nightmares. Also, antidepressants like zoloft, Prozac and Paxil (paroxetine) can sometimes help the nightmares. However, therapy remains the best treatment for ptsd and can help the nightmares in time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Threat as a trigger: I agree with dr. Adler & dr. Ali. Nightmares may become terrifying & the level of accompanying autonomic arousal may wake from sleep. The dream content may be symbolic or it may be very specific to the person's past traumas. Regarding what triggered the nightmares , threats may generate as much fear & horror as actual events. Terror & fear are in the eye of the beholder. It is possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having insomnia issues due to PTSD related nightmares. How can this be handled without medication?
I keep getting nightmares since few years, although don't ve any flashbacks [the way PTSD causes],pls help with possible causes of this? and solutions
Nightmares: I see that you deal w/breathing issues. Have you been tested for sleep apnea? Are you breathing well in your sleep? Is there a theme to your nightmares, perhaps a particular story or emotion? Please see your doc to make sure all is well w/what you are doing for breathing and then a mental health professional. Clinical hypnosis may be helpful. See www.asch.net Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any known therapy methods for stopping PTSD nightmares? Consciously, I can handle what happened, but the nightmares won't go.
Treatment options: Nightmares often decrease in severity/frequency with standard PTSD treatment. If they persist, however, additional treatments include medication and a form of therapy referred to as Imagery Rehearsal, in which the person changes the narrative of how the nightmare ends while they are awake. In addition, sleep disordered breathing is common in PTSD, and treating the same often yields improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take prozosin for ptsd and nightmares. When i take the whole pill i don't have nightmares but i feel really tired during the day.
I used to take Propanderol for PTSD anxiety, my new dr stopped because I was also taking prazosin for nightmares. Was this dangerous? It helped.
PTSD RX: Adrenalin blockers help PTSD responses and brain outputs. Propranolol is a beta blocker. Prazosin is an alpha blocker. They both can help. Prazosin may be more effective. Both can lower BP and make you tired, so hang in there. Your doc may be thinking caution is best. Stay in touch with her / him. ...Read more
Ptsd? Ex committed suicide I have nightmares each night, randomly break down, avoid situations that remind me of him? Always on my mind, always upset?
Very possible: Ptsd manifests more clearly as producing nightmares, flashbacks or memories of the event which caused terror or horror. Also numbing or detachment and avoidance of situations or reminders of the event. It can produce anxiety, fear, insomnia, agitation. Some people are more resistant while others, particularly those with prior trauma, are more at risk. Prazosin is an excellent drug for nightmares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Generally speaking, no. It may help you sleep, but it may make your nightmares worse. Psychotherapy and different medications like Clonidine or prazosin can help with nightmares. Get help from a mental health expert if the nightmares are so bad that you can't sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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