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Gemini94

564d

im just wondering how anyone deals with ptsd with nightmares

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    • katitomato

      560d

      @katitomato Also having my partner with me at night to support me is very helpful, but I feel bad waking him up sometimes

    • katitomato

      560d

      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 🌱

      • katitomato

        560d

        @katitomato Also having my partner with me at night to support me is very helpful, but I feel bad waking him up sometimes

    • Gabe1009

      563d

      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:)

    • Madee

      563d

      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!

    • Chexpie

      563d

      I talk it out even if it's the middle of the night I find someone to talk to. Helps me feel calmer.

    • Donut

      564d

      +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.

      • lilkitten

        564d

        @Donut yes you have to incorporate other coping mechanisms with the medication or its mot gonna work much except numb you.

    • mommy2020

      564d

      I cry myself to sleep every night

    • SomethingOrOther

      564d

      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.

    • Gemini94

      564d

      I take prazosin just started and i still wake up in the middle of the night

    • Placebo1228

      564d

      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

    • danibeans

      564d

      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.

    • Flightless_Wings

      564d

      I take Prazosin and Saphris for the nightmares and they work wonders. EMDR therapy helps a lot, too.

    • lilkitten

      564d

      Medication.. I'm on prasozin. It's pretty amazing how they have medication that control your dreams.

      • Kat88

        564d

        @lilkitten never did I ever think be ride of those dreams bit bam take prasozin and no more it's amazing!!

        • lilkitten

          564d

          @Kat88 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.

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