Does anyone else get intense nightmares almost every night? If so, any tips for prevention or at least coping afterwards? It’s been very bad the past month and it’s just caused panic attack after panic attack (flashback-like nightmares of what happened to me)


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


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  • luxdelora


    I used to have horrible nightmares every single night. I don't have them as much anymore, but its probably due to the medication im on. Sometimes watching a happy movie before sleeping, or playing music can help your sleep, because you're going to sleep in a good mood. although, i can't promise that it'll work. I'm here for you, alright?

  • LikelySo


    YES, I have had nightmares every night since i was a kid. Some are super intense and horrifying, others more just creepy or unsettling.

  • yappers


    Yes for sure, I had nightmares for years and then it got better, but lately it’s been happening again because I returned to a triggering environment. I take note of my surroundings (people, places, etc.) that could be contributing to it. But at the beginning there wasn’t necessarily a trigger. I journaled in the aftermath to cope, because my thoughts were better off on a piece of paper than in my head. This also helped me stay proactive instead of spiraling in my head during a panic attack. I was also taught to use my senses (sensory activation), like smelling lavender oil or feeling a cold crystal or taking a hot shower, because it brings you back to the present, and to remind myself “I am safe in this moment. The memory/dream might be real, but it’s not happening to me right now. I am safe.” I hope this helps ❤️

  • Hoyland


    That’s why I take prazosin when given at a low dose it helps with nightmares

  • Showhunters


    Yes, I developed mine shortly after my major trauma and they still take place yet at least it’s not like how they were which was almost every night for over a year; basically, I had to move out of my apartment building and into another state. Taking lorazepam did help me yet I still had them. I used to wake up in bed screening get off me (etc)and punch out or kick my legs in the air like a bucking bronco. Or if wake up by rehearing a similar noise of that event. It was bad. I also had major panic attacks during the daytime because of that event

  • Deianira


    I have them pretty often. I'd try journaling your day before going to bed. It may help ease some of the stress youvehad through the day and make the nightmares a little less potent.

  • witchygirl73


    I started having nightmares at about 15. They would lead to an episode of sleep paralysis and happened back to back, 5-7 nights a week. I’ve lost a lot of valuable sleep over the last 7 years. I’ve learned to live with it, and the insomnia it’s caused, but a recent addition of medication has helped me sleep peacefully for once.

  • Torii


    I used to have nightmares every night, I still have them but they are not as frequent. I would suggest talking to your doctor about medication. But at night before you go to bed watch something comforting for me it is ASMR videos and sleep with a stuffy it may seem childish but they held the nightmares

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