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Prazosin Hydrochloride Medication
First, remember that everyone is unique and respond to medications slightly differently. Some people may feel sedated with prazosin, not everyone will. It also depends on what dose you are taking and how often.
Prazosin trials suggest that about 8 in 100 people feel a sedating effect. Dizziness, headache and weakness are just as common.
Always tell your doctor side effects you experience. ...Read more
Probably: Probably, but not necessarily. Since I do not know the details of your situation I suggest you talk to the prescribing doctor if this is of concern to you. ...Read more
Could an alpha blocker make my skin itch from strong vibration? It's never happened before-started minipress (prazosin) 2 weeks ago
Possible allergy: It is best to contact the prescribing provider. This could represent an allergy or intolerance. ...Read more
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Is there any reason to give minipress (prazosin) to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?
Absolutely-few thing: Beside treating hypertension, Minipress (prazosin) is also used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy, raynaud phenomenon (off-label), postraumatic-stress related nightmare/sleep disruptions etc. It works pretty quickly. This med has been around for quite sometime now--it is relatively cheap and can be quite effective for some. Any problem, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What medication is good to take to stop nightmares? I have ptsd and take seroquel (quetiapine) I've been told about prazosin but I already take hydralazine
Multiple options: There are multiple options that may help ptsd-related nightmares -- and even though you're on hydralazine, prazosin may still be one of them. It would require monitoring your BP carefully. Others include trazodone, topiramate, gabapentin, cyproheptadine, etc. Also there are cognitive behavioral therapy, image rehearsal therapy, hypnosis, etc: http://tinyurl. Com/knwnnet. ...Read more
I was prescribed medication Wellbutrin XL Lisinopril Strattera cyclobenzaprine ibuprofen 800 chlorpromazine prazosin promethazine thiothixene? Would this be standard?
Prescribed.: For what was each subscribed? We cannot read your thoughts here. ...Read more
All: Wheather you feel or not all chemicals going into your system will have ist dose effect. ...Read more
Pill splitting: In general we do not split capsules only solid pills. ...Read more
Depends: Prazosin is a blood pressure medicine but has been shown in some treatment trials to improve nightmares associated w/ ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). It's still being studied, but is worth a try if someone has recurrent nightmares. It's not usually used for anxiety alone. ...Read more
What are possible mental side effects to taking prazosin? I've heard they can make you feel numb.
Headache, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Lightheadedness or dizziness upon standing may also occur, especially after the first dose and shortly after taking a dose of the drug. ...Read more
Prescribed prazosin for ptsd-is there an alternative I could ask for that wouldn't need to be taken daily?
Prazosin: Prescribing prazosin for nightmares is like putting a bg bandage on a badly infected wound--you can cover it up for a while the infection is still there. Many people report immediate return of nightmares, if it even worked at all, and many have worse nightmares than before prazosin. Please check out the better, faster & permanent resolution with No More Nightmares- with Planned Dream Intervention ...Read more
Are doses as high as 30 mg of prazosin ever used? I'll consult my pcp but the effect I get at 15 is ok but def not enough. What's most you used?
15mg: The most I have sen used is 15mg not sure if 30mg would do much of a difference since to what I recall most of the receptors are affected with 15mg dose ...Read more
Doez Prazosin cross the BBB and work in the CNS? I've read conflicting things on pubmed and elsewhere. Does any alpha-1 blocker cross the BBB?
You must be reading: About its use as it treats nightmares in the brain. So yes, it clearly crosses the BBB and clearly WORKS. I treat many people with PTSD and nightmares from war vets to civilians, rape victims, assault, other abuse victims who have terrible nightmares and it practically clears everything up inside of 1 week or 2. Problems are lowered blood pressure, allergic reactions, and, first dose syncope. ...Read more
How to taper off Prazosin, 5mg 3x/day? I'm worried about getting off this too quickly, although I'm taking it for PTSD which is "under control."
Prazosin: Better method to treat nightmares is Planned Dream Intervention. I teach this in my No More Nightmares class and book. Learning this skill first allows the person to actually have the skill to be able to sleep through any dreams. My patients often just forget to take prazosin because they know they are going to be able to sleep through any dreams. Even in combat zone my patients slept peacefully t ...Read more
Since I started taking prazosin for ptsd I began getting uncontrollable head movements. Any thoughts on why this might be?
Discuss: Discuss with your doctor to substitute medication asap. Some medications can cause idiosyncaratic reactions. ...Read more
I have ptsd and take seroquel (quetiapine) I have nightmares is it alright to take prazosin if I take hydralazine?
Possibly: This might be a possibility, but your blood pressure will need close monitoring you'll also need to be careful about getting up from a laying down position, at least initially. Your doctors need to confer, and each know about your full list of medicines. Doses may need adjusting. ...Read more
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Yes: There are no interactions between these drugs. ...Read more
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
I get bizarre, unexplainable abstract dreams that are very vivid and tiring me out, I never feel rested. They're not nightmares. Would Prazosin help?
Be careful: Self-diagnosis can be risky, but self-prescribing even more so. Find yourself a psychologist to do a real neuro-psych eval on the area of your vivid dreaming and include the anxiety and your other conditions - this may lead to further evaluations and treatment recommendations ad tat could include a drug like Prazosin. It is for hypertension - so your safety regarding that is crucial. Best! ...Read more