im just wondering how anyone deals with ptsd with nightmares
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Medication.. I'm on prasozin. It's pretty amazing how they have medication that control your dreams.
never did I ever think be ride of those dreams bit bam take prasozin and no more it's amazing!!
you have to find the right medication for you. There's also trazodin so just try one n see if it works but those ptsd nightmares are the worst! I hope you find something that works for you.
I take Prazosin and Saphris for the nightmares and they work wonders. EMDR therapy helps a lot, too.
Yes. Some of my PTSD is from a horrible relationship with a cheating narcissist.
Sometimes in my dreams I'm friends with the other women. It's so infuriating when I wake up. It's like I feel betrayed by myself in my dreams.
And other dreams involving other aspects of my PTSD it's crazy terrifying and I wake up hysterical and it hurts me to the bones.
I have coping skills I have to work with. I'm on Seroquel and buspar for my anxiety and night terrors and they don't really stop anything, but waking up and doing a painting with some coffee or tea in the morning recenters and makes my day a little better
I take prazosin just started and i still wake up in the middle of the night
Grounding techniques. The waking terrors are rather bad sometimes. I just did my best to ground myself over time they have lessened on frequency, but not in potency. It's just a bit easier to deal with the aftermath of them now.
I cry myself to sleep every night
+1 to EMDR! It’s the only thing that has genuinely started to help. Meds just dull things out for me but don’t actually address the core of the issue.
The nightmares aren’t totally gone, but they’ve significantly reduced in just 5 months of EMDR therapy.
yes you have to incorporate other coping mechanisms with the medication or its mot gonna work much except numb you.
I talk it out even if it's the middle of the night I find someone to talk to. Helps me feel calmer.
When my PTSD was at an all time high my psychiatrist prescribed me trazodone to help with sleep, on top of that I’ve been doing EMDR in therapy and it works really well for me!
What helps me is making my room really cool with fans and having either a weighyed blanket or layers as much comfy as possible lighter pillows with satin cases to keep the tempt controlled I noticed when I wake up hot or temperatures risen during sleep it increases nightmares by a lot, also a lot of stress from multiple situation increases anxiety producing more negative active dreams, things that you might have not been done healing from in the past will come back subconsciously in our minds,
I try and talk to myself when I have something I remember coming back into my thoughts and re processes it in my mind, seeking closure with it at least before bed and I make sure ive eaten and full and have gone to the bathroom before dozing off helps to fall asleep more peacefully ❤
I sleep with my dog in the bed, or a with stuffed animal, they give me something to focus on when I wake up and they help me fall back asleep:)
Medical 🌱 helps me with all of my ptsd symptoms the best, including night terrors/nightmares. Not sure if that is an option where you live though. I’m also on quetiapine and clonodine, and those help a little but not as much as the 🌱
Also having my partner with me at night to support me is very helpful, but I feel bad waking him up sometimes
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