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How To Deal With Night Terrors
Im trying to get off of an addiction of meth but deal with night terrors when tryin clean out and relate to voices i hear. What meds should I b taking?
Drug withdrawal: Amphetamines are drugs which cause physical dependence, and withdrawal symptoms when stopped abruptly. They effect heart and brain functions. If they are used for a period of time, they deplete the Dopamine of the brain causing hallucinations (voices, noises, visions, smells that are not real) delusions (paranoia, grandiosity) sleeping disorders (insomnia, night terrors, sleep walking). ...Read more
Night terrors is a sleep condition that most often occurs in kids 3 to 12 years of age. Kids will often wake up suddenly terrified, screaming, and exhibiting signs of fight or flight such as rapid heart beat and sweating. Night terrors are different than nightmares or bad dreams in that night terrors are not dreams (which by definition occur in REM sleep) and kids will not remember ...Read more
Aftermath ?: By definition, a kid will not awake easily during a night terror and will not remember having one. If you grab, hold, shake etc. You will likely scare them if they wake. Most nt are brief, lasting 5+/- min & the kid settles, awakes later refreshed with no recollection of the event. If you waken them, you will confuse them & must explain why you woke them to a kid who doesn't understand why. ...Read more
Night terrors: Sleep terrors typically resolve on their own prior to the child reaching adolescence. Triggers to be minimized or avoided include acute stress, sleep deprivation, and certain medications, including sedatives, stimulants, neuroleptics, and antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You'll need. Rx: For my patients, i often have success in curbing night terrors with the medication- nortriptyline. You will need a prescription. I always start with the lowest possible dose which is ten milligrams about eight pm. That dose seems to work about half the time, if not; i will try 25 mgs at bedtime. You need a prescription, it's $4.00 at walmart. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: It depends on a few different factors. I treat my patients with such conditions with a low dose of a medication called: nortiptyline. One good thing about nortriptyline it is only $4.00 at walmart. But it isn't for everyone and does have some side-effects. I suggest going to see a physician for a check up to see if there could be any thing else going on. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Easy: Night terrors are related to the deepest stages of sleep and most commonly occur in the preschool and early elementary school age range. They tend to be age related and usually disappear over time. They are not usually treated with medication, but occasionally antidepressant medicines will provide some benefit. They are not consistently helpful. Night terrors present no long term health risk. ...Read more
Leave them alone: By definition, a kid will not awake easily during a night terror and will not remember having one. If you grab, hold, shake etc. You will likely scare them if they wake. Most nt are brief, lasting 5+/- min & the kid settles, awakes later refreshed with no recollection of the event. If a light touch does not waken the kid, leave them alone. ...Read more
Night terrors: If left untreated, they can reoccur.Get a more detailed answer ›
Night terrors: The peak prevalence of night terrors occurs at age five to seven years. Night terrors typically resolve prior to adolescence. I would recommend avoiding or minimizing the intensity of triggers, such as acute stress and sleep deprivation, as well as certain medications including stimulants, neuroleptics (medications that work on the mind), sedatives, and antihistamines. ...Read more
Sometimes at night I see huge spiders or bugs that aren't there. I have to physically move away and I eventually calm down. I am 25f. Night terrors?
Imaginary insects: My professional recommendation is that you consult with a psychiatrist, not a psychologist, as soon as possible. You need to be totally open regards your past medical history, including prescription or non prescription drug use, childhood psychological trauma, wether you feel depressed, anxious in general, and get to the "root" of your imaginary fears. This may involve psychoanalysis and meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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