sagekit

170d

anyone have tips or ideas on how to get to sleep when you are having flashback triggers?
I'm exhausted and sleepy but I've been having flashback/stress dreams lately and every time i start falling asleep my heart starts to pound and i get anxious and wake back up. usually i use cannabis to stop the dreams, but i'm on a temporary break for medical reasons and the dreams are back full force.

Complex post traumatic stress disorder

Prazosin

Acute Anxiety

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  • SurviverSusan

    170d

    I truly understand what this feels like. It sure is a cycle. I am sorry you are going through it. I have learned to journal before I go to sleep to clear out what is on my mind.i read something inspirational and then I pray. For me. It's the Bible or a devotional. For you it may be something that inspires you. ✨️ Then, I bring up You Tube and play , Abide meditation and something with binaural beats. Which is great for the brain. Here is an article about it. https://www.webmd.com/balance/what-are-binaural-beats I don't drink caffeine past a certain time and I try to make sure I make the choice of where I am going in my dreams.. Praying for you. I hope thos helps.

    • sagekit

      169d

      I'm going to try some of these ideas tonight, thank you!

      • SurviverSusan

        167d

        wonderful Please Let me know your results . Good luck in your journey.

  • Ladycakes

    169d

    Have you tried Prazosin it is usually made for blood pressure but works great for night terrors associated with PTSD. I take it myself and works great for the insomnia.

    • sagekit

      169d

      i actually just went off prazosin in april after being on it for three years, for some reason it stopped working for me🤷‍♀️

  • DandelionFairy

    167d

    Maybe consider doing EMDR with a therapist who is trained in that specifically...helped some of my issues, not all tho.

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