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How do you cope with flashbacks and nightmares ?

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    • Nachtmahr

      784d

      That is really difficult. A lot of times we are triggered and it shows through night terrors and nightmares. Flashbacks are extremely hard to because then you can easily dissociate. Sometimes it's really just being away of triggers. Sights, smells... When I got out of the military I had it bad. I spoke to the doctor that I had at the time and he ended up prescribing me something that put me to sleep. I have LEDs in my room to keep it not so dark and I listen to certain sounds before I go to sleep. Also, not eating before bed helps A LOT. I hope this helps. Message me if you'd like, I'll help anyway I can and share some experiences.

    • Wings

      784d

      Which in turn is not helping with my dissociation , Etc

    • Wings

      784d

      I'm having trouble getting away from triggers .

    • Nachtmahr

      784d

      That is really difficult. A lot of times we are triggered and it shows through night terrors and nightmares. Flashbacks are extremely hard to because then you can easily dissociate. Sometimes it's really just being away of triggers. Sights, smells... When I got out of the military I had it bad. I spoke to the doctor that I had at the time and he ended up prescribing me something that put me to sleep. I have LEDs in my room to keep it not so dark and I listen to certain sounds before I go to sleep. Also, not eating before bed helps A LOT. I hope this helps. Message me if you'd like, I'll help anyway I can and share some experiences.

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