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Will Being On Ambien Help With Ptsd Flashback Nightmares
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 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
I am treated for PTSD and really have a rough time, with all the nightmares & flashbacks - some days I am not able to eat or sleep, will I ever heal ?
PTSD: Getting the right treatment for PTSD is essential. It is important to work with mental health providers who have expertise in PTSD. Psychiatric medications are often indicated. Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is the gold standard - it is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) & virtual reality exposure therapy can also be quite effective. ...Read more
My ptsd symptoms are increasing, i keep having nightmares, flashbacks, and extreme flashbacks. In result i od'ed on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) five minutes ago. 1 bottle.
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
Do i have PTSD i cant sleep nightmares wake up panicy and sweaty and my heart hurts .often get flashbacks so confusing?
Real, like dreams: Flashbacks are real in the same sense that dreams are real. A flashback is a "re-experiencing" symptom of ptsd. They tend to make a person feel or act as though a traumatic event is happening again. The more provocative the event, the more likely it will be that it will be vividly re-experienced in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I avoid dissociation/flashbacks without medication from PTSD? Or will I have to live with it every day for the rest of my life?
Find a therapist : who is trained in EMDR. It is highly effective for PTSD. Y ou do not need to suffer. ...Read more
It's possible: It's possible that someone with ptsd has suffered several different traumas in life, so when one memory of a traumatic event is activated, other memories of other events can get activated. Ptsd can be very painful and disruptive to one's life. If flashbacks, jumpiness, an inner sense of detachment, avoidance or relationship issues are problems, please seek a mental health evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have ptsd and Iget flashbacks I was wondering if it's possible to have a flashback and then forget what you saw or only remember pieces?
Yes: Yes, PTSD affects the way your brain creates, processes and retrieves memories. I would strongly recommend talking with a counselor to help you manage your trauma so you can live the life you'd like. ...Read more
Normal for PTSD symptoms (flashbacks, anxiety) to worsen in an episode of MDD? This is the 1st MDD episode I've had since being diagnosed with PTSD.
Self care: In addition to the suggestions about getting formal evaluation and treatment it is important that good self care be used as well as possible during periods of heightened PTSD symptoms - this includes good nutrition, getting as good of sleep as possible, and any activity that is comfortable. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
PTSD flashbacks: Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) can be very helpful for these flashbacks. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html this is done in the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship to help you work through and release the painful aspects of what has happened to you. History can't be changed, but your future can. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time there is a certain noises that sounds like gun fire or certain images I see, I begin to cry & have anxiety & flashback. PTSD? Been shot at
Yes based on history: Flashbacks, physical symptoms of crying and the feeling of anxiety can stem from the emotional reliving of a traumatic event. These symptoms are often triggered by a sudden experience that is similar and while in the present it still loosens the complete history of unresolved feelings of helplessness and dread. Single episode traumas are easier to resolve than complex, multiple traumas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can PMS aggravate PTSD? I recently had to stop taking the pill after a PE, and this is my first cycle being off the pill. Feeling more anxious and having flashbacks and intrusive thoughts...haven't had these in a while and not sure how to handle it.
Could potentially: I would start with making sure you have a good sleep by using OTC sleep aids. I hope this simple measure can improve your symptoms. if sleep is not an issue, I would recommend making an appointment with your PCP to get your PMS symptoms treated before addressing your PTSD symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What med is recommended for a PTSD, who is so terrified of people causing them harm, they drink 24 7 sometimes? They also have Tourette syndrome, which make the flashbacks of being abused for it flare up, creating a cycle.
No simple answer: You describe serious symptoms individually and in combination. This doesn't mean that the person can't be helped. The psychological issues, the drinking , the Tourette Syndrome and the overall physical and psychological condition have to be evaluated before a treatment plan can be developed. This may included medications and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 year ago i had no memory of abuse. I now have severe flashbacks, dissociation, alters, depression ptsd. Pls tell me it gets better, i've lost hope.
PTSD: What you are describing are classical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder or ptsd. It is a treatable condition and you will get better. The best treatment is combination of medications (ssris) with therapy. I would strongly suggest that you see a psychiatrist for consultation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Horrible flashbacks, PTSD, raped numerous times, past therapist said to masturbate to get over this, can't this, just brings on more flashback & pain?
Would encourage you: to work with a therapist who has expertise in PTSD. Masturbation is not likely to cause healing. However approaches like cognitive processing therapy (a form of cognitive behavioral therapy), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), psychotherapy or virtual reality exposure therapy may be effective. Be mindful that psychiatric medications are often indication. There is hope with the ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PTSD, major depression, fatigued all the time, can't eat or sleep, constant flashbacks, will I ever feel normal again, so discouraged counselor quit?
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