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Elay

741d

What helps with nightmares/flashbacks? I have PTSD due to sexual abuse as a child and as an adult. I know many feel angry after this but I only feel immense sadness and it’s been years. How do you cope? I want to feel whole again.

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    • _Aja_

      740d

      My service dog is really good at pulling me out of flashbacks. I know it’s a huge privilege to have him, but I have no idea what I’d do without him.

    • Elay

      740d

      Thank you all for your suggestions!! ❤️ It truly means a lot! I have no one close to me who I can truly be vulnerable with about this stuff so thank you!!

    • CreativC

      740d

      If you're asking for a medication that treats nightmares, there is one. It's used off-label for nightmares. It's typically used to lower blood pressure. Remember w meds there are always possible side effects. Prazosin. ✋Good luck.

    • _Aja_

      740d

      My service dog is really good at pulling me out of flashbacks. I know it’s a huge privilege to have him, but I have no idea what I’d do without him.

    • Lizherrera_22

      740d

      I have a mental health professional that is amazing, he helps me alot and Journaling helps me alot as well. I feel like I can't talk to family bc they don't know what I am going through.

    • beautifulnightmare

      740d

      Video games and reading are a great distraction for me. My hobbies help keep me positive and help keep the flashbacks from making me spiral. Journaling and burning what I wrote is also a nice release. As for nightmares I've never taken anything, I've just focused on what I want to dream about and over time it's helped me literally plan my dreams. I still have nightmares on an occasion but it's getting better.

    • IndigoBro

      741d

      Journaling can help. Often we feel the same thoughts and feeling over and over. Sometimes writing them down helps us move on to new thoughts

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