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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
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 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 five minutes ago. 1 bottle.
Do i have PTSD i cant sleep nightmares wake up panicy and sweaty and my heart hurts .often get flashbacks so confusing?
PTSD flashbacks: Most researched form is cognitive behavioral therapy (you learn to identify thoughts that make u feel afraid or upset, & replace them with less distressing thoughts). Also, exposure/desensitization, interpersonal psychotherapy. Several medications have been used, including ssri's such as prozac, snri's such as effexor. Others are clonidine, topamax, lamictal, buspar, inderal, elavil, tofranil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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.
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