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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 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
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
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
Have PTSD(2008)on meds, having horrible daily nightmares, flashbacks, am in therapy- causes restless sleep,feeling very fatigues all the time, help?
Has your doctor: considered an off label of prazosin for your nightmares/ insomnia? Are you working with a provider who has expertise in PTSD? Don't know what type of therapy you are involved with. Cognitive Processing Therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), EMDR & virtual reality exposure therapy can be very helpful with PTSD. Don't lose hope. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ptsd when put in a mental hospital. Every night i cry myself to sleep, but i never stay asleep because I have nightmares. Help?
PTSD & Nightmares: People with ptsd are hospitalized when their illness is so intense that they can't keep themselves safe as outpatients. Usually this is temporary, and the crisis passes. Then you need to build an outpatient treatment team to work with on these problems for the duration. Healing can take time but help is available -- including for nightmares. Do tell your psychiatrist & therapist about those. ...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
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
Is there any known therapy methods for stopping PTSD nightmares? Consciously, I can handle what happened, but the nightmares won't go.
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