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Drugs Will Nightmares
Common side effect: Nicotine receptors are widespread in the brain, and Chantix acts on several of these receptors. Nightmares or vivid dreams do not occur in everyone, but they are very common. More serious side effects, such as worsening depression with suicidal thoughts can also occur, but are not common. If side effects would cause you to stop the medication, please talk to your doctor about alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: The treatment for the nightmares depends on the cause of the nightmares. They may be simply caused by bad food at night, or can be a symptom of ptsd or even bipolar disorder. In the case of ptsd, psychotherapy works best, especially some called cbt/ exposure therapy. Certain blood pressure medicines work well to. In the case of bipolar disorder, antipsychotics can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nightmares: Several possibilities -- among them, being on medications that are associated with nightmares, such as narcotics, antidepressants, and some antihypertensives. Drug and alcohol withdrawal can cause it. Also nightmares can certainly come with ptsd, anxiety, and depression. Sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome can lead to nightmares as well. See your doctor for help with this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nightmares: Nightmares can happen in a wide variety of situations -- and one is when your brain creatively deals with upsetting or frightening issues/events in your life. They can be very disturbing when recurrent, though. Nightmares can also result with some medications, alcohol/drug use, sleep disorders, etc. Talking with a psychologist or psychiatrist can get you started towards relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nightmares almost every night. This is new to me i never even did as a kid ; how can I stop these? They are horrible!
Nightmares: You are likely troubled by something in your life that you are not dealing effectively with during the day. Confide in someone close to you, be open to feedback and see if you can discover what is behind your fear. If you continue to suffer consult with a mental health professional. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nightmares = dreams: Ightmares are simply dreams. In the theoretical aveerage person who sleeps 8 hrs a night you have 4 rem or sleep cycles. Rem or rapid eye movement is the deepest stage of sleep when we dream. Although each cycle is about the same we spend more time in rem in the last two cycles so we often rembers dreams or nightmares from the early morning. It is not clear why we dream any specific topic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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