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Re: Adding Parnate and prazosin. sigismund

Posted by SLS on March 5, 2012, at 6:36:43

In reply to Re: Adding Parnate and prazosin., posted by sigismund on March 4, 2012, at 13:18:34

Just to let you know, Some people with PTSD go as high as 12 mg/day with prazosin. The maximum recommended dosage is 20 mg, although some people go up to 40 mg. There is a lot of room to work with. Like I said, prazosin is a clean drug for me. At 6 mg/day, I experience no alterations in mental function. There is no "brain-fog" or sense of feeling "drugged". For the first 1 - 2 weeks, you might feel some fatigue and tiredness along with dizziness. However, these things might not surface if you start at 1 mg at night.

I understand that sleep is a an issue with you, and you can limit your intake of prazosin to a night dose. However, if anxiety and depression are problems during the day, you could take prazosin three times a day.

My only complaint is that prazosin reduces my sex drive. I was not happy about this, as depression all but abolishes it. I'm hoping that I recover some of it as I improve. I do experience occassional dizziness, but I am taking Parnate, which is known to do this on its own.

Prazosin has a short half-life (2-3 hours). That's why it is recommended to dose it two or three times a day to treat hypertension or daytime PTSD. If you should want to stop taking prazosin, it will take a day or two for it to completely leave your system.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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